Thomas Bartman, MD, PhD

Nationwide Children's Hospital Medical Professional

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Thomas Bartman, MD, PhD, is Co-Director of Quality Improvement for Neonatal Services. In this role he helps orchestrate activities to improve the care our newborns receive across all 9 NCH-operated neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) in Franklin County. The primary emphasis of this work includes eliminating preventable harm, improving breastfeeding rates, reducing the incidence of bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), and improving the resuscitation and stabilization of newborns in the delivery room and when admitted to the NICU.

Dr. Bartman is also Associate Medical Director of Quality for Nationwide Children's Hospital. In this role he helps oversee all quality improvement and safety activities including event analysis, accreditation, error reduction, and quality improvement projects throughout the organization. Particular areas of emphasis include improving the patient experience through our Treat Me With Respect program, and instituting Safety II – a new method for proactively preventing errors.

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 NCH, 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.

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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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