Thomas Bartman, MD, PhD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Thomas Bartman, MD, PhD, is the Associate Chief Medical Officer of Nationwide Children's Hospital. As such, he assists the CMO in overseeing all aspects of medical administration, including Nationwide Children’s extensive quality and safety efforts. Specific areas of the strategic plan which he directs include patient experience (Treat Me With Respect), inter-professional communication (Communicate with Me), Safety II (system resilience), portions of our Vital Signs (community health) project (specifically obesity, infant mortality, and child harm), as well as the fellowship described below. Other areas of our strategic plan in which he is involved include patient safety (Do Not Harm Me), clinical outcomes (Heal Me/Cure Me), access (Navigate My Care), preventative health (Keep Me Well), predictive analytics, diagnostic error, simulation, and clinical pathways.

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 regional, state-wide, and national quality improvement organizations including Ohio Better Births Outcomes, Ohio Perinatal Quality Improvement Consortium, Children's Hospital Neonatal Consortium, Children's Hospital Association Quality and Safety Leaders, and Solutions for Patient Safety. He teaches frequently at national meetings on quality and safety techniques, and is on the editorial board of Pediatric Quality and Safety.

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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
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