Thomas Bartman, MD, PhD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Thomas Bartman, MD, PhD, focuses his work on quality improvement (QI) and safety for Nationwide Children's Hospital. He co-leads institution-wide projects to improve inter-provider communication to reduce patient harm, and is a national leader in Safety II – building resilience and adaptive capacity in individuals and systems to improve success under unusual/unanticipated conditions. He is a core instructor in NCH's Quality Improvement Essentials (QIE) course, which had educated over 300 providers at NCH and other institutions in the art and science of performing QI. He co-leads a QI writing group to ensure that results of projects performed at NCH reach publications. He is a co-PI on an NIH-funded R01 to examine the relationship between NICU nursing workload and error.

Finally, Dr. Bartman is Co-Director of the Clinical Fellowship in Quality and Safety Leadership, a unique 2-year-long program to train the next generation of quality and safety leaders. This program provides intense, hands-on experiences in every aspect of quality and safety at Nationwide Children's, and in conjunction with the Fisher School of Business at Ohio State University leads to a Master’s degree as well as other certifications.

He is active in multiple national quality improvement organizations including the Children's Hospital Neonatal Consortium, Children's Hospital Association Quality and Safety Leaders, and Solutions for Patient Safety. He frequently teaches and has provided keynote addresses at national meetings on quality and safety techniques, and is on the editorial board of Pediatric Quality and Safety.

Academic and Clinical Areas

Date of Appointment at Nationwide Children’s Hospital: 07/18/2011

Board Certifications
  • Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine
Fellowship University of California San Francisco School of M Date Completed: 07/31/2003
Residency University of California San Francisco School of M Date Completed: 06/30/1999
Medical School Temple University School of Medicine Date Completed: 05/31/1996
Professional Experience

2003 - 2011 Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

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