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Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Established in 2003, the overarching mission of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship at Children’s National Hospital is to develop the next generation of academic leaders in the field of pediatric hospital medicine. Our ACGME-accredited three year program aims to train each fellow to provide excellent clinical care to and advocate for hospitalized children, become exemplary medical educators, cultivate skills to effectively change systems of care to improve quality, and develop themselves as independent investigators in scholarly domains that directly impact the patients they serve.

Graduates of our program:

  • Will be experts in caring for a variety of acute and chronic conditions in children hospitalized in both tertiary and community settings
  • Will be proficient in core skills and procedures essential to the care of hospitalized children
  • Will be future leaders in hospital administration, high value and quality-driven healthcare
  • Will drive the field forward through independent and innovative scholarly investigation in areas such as clinical research, quality improvement, medical education, child advocacy, health services research and clinical informatics

Children’s National, located in the nation’s capital, serves as the primary site for training. CNH is a free-standing, quartenary care center with a large referral base and multiple pediatric subspecialties. Our patient population is diverse, representative of not only the immediate surrounding community, but the region at large. Fellows will work closely with members of the Hospital Medicine Division, national leaders in the domains of medical education, quality improvement, advocacy and clinical research. Fellows participate in a combination of clinical rotations, structured educational seminars, research activities, performance improvement initiatives and research experiences during their training. In addition, fellows have the opportunity to pursue a graduate degree through the George Washington University.

Degree offerings include:

  • Masters in Clinical and Translational Research
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Quality
  • Masters in Public Health
  • Masters in Business Administration for Healthcare Professionals
  • Masters in Education

The duration of our training program is unique in that the third year of training allows fellows to complete a full masters degree. The first two years of training will look very similar to any other PHM fellowship program, but the fellow will become clinically independent in the third year with protected time to complete their graduate coursework. When graduates from our program enter the workforce, they leave our program having already had one year of hospitalist experience as an independently functioning faculty member at a top-tier children’s hospital.

Contact Information

If you have any questions about the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship, please email us or call 202-476-3479.

Neha Shah, M.D.


Neha H. Shah, M.D., M.P.H.
Program Director
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Priti Bhansali

Priti Bhansali, M.D., MEd
Associate Program Director
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Tawanda PriceTawanda Price
Fellowship Coordinator
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