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Vandana Madhavan, MD, MPH, is a pediatric infectious disease specialist, hospitalist and primary care pediatrician at MGHfC. She is clinical director for the pediatric ID division, director of the pediatric advanced clerkship, and is active in resident and fellow education as an advisor, coach and core faculty educator.
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Vandana Madhavan, MD, MPH, is a pediatric infectious disease (ID) specialist and hospitalist, as well as primary care pediatrician, at MGHfC. She is clinical director and physician quality champion for the pediatric ID division. Dr. Madhavan is also the director of the pediatric advanced clerkship at MGH, and is active in resident and fellow education as an advisor, coach, core faculty educator, and member of multiple committees.
While an undergraduate at Harvard College, she worked in an ID lab at Mass General for her senior thesis. After medical school at the University of Virginia, Dr. Madhavan completed pediatric residency and chief residency at MGHfC. She then completed pediatric infectious diseases and health services research fellowships at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard, respectively. She also earned her MPH at HSPH, focusing her research on vaccine uptake rates in diverse populations. After training, she initially served as medical director of inpatient pediatrics, site director of the residency program and started clinics in pediatric ID and tuberculosis at NSMC. During the Partners transition to a new electronic medical record, she was the clinical implementation lead for ambulatory pediatrics. Her academic interests include tuberculosis, childhood vaccinations, Zika virus, underserved populations, telemedicine, quality improvement and undergraduate/graduate medical education.
Recent and ongoing projects include:
- Improving the Percentage of Safe and Effective First Doses of Parenteral Ampicillin-Sulbactam in Pediatric Patients: A Process Improvement Initiative [supported by 2015-16 Partners Clinical Process Improvement Leadership Program]
- Limited English Proficiency Patient Education Access Initiative [supported by 2017 MGHfC Quality and Safety Mini-Grant]
- Reducing Excessive Variability in Infant Sepsis Evaluation (REVISE) [AAP VIN project, site co-lead]
- Optimization of Transitions of Care: Pediatric Hospital Medicine Discharge Follow-up Virtual Visits - A Pilot Study
Kelly TG, Madhavan VL, Peters JM, Kazacos KR, Silvera, VM. Spinal Cord Involvement in a child with Raccoon Roundworm (Baylisascaris procyonis) Meningoencephalitis. Pediatric Radiology. E-pub June 2011.
Peters JM, Madhavan VL (co-first author), Kazacos KR, Husson RN, Dangoudoubiyam S, Soul JS. Early empiric treatment of neural larva migrans due to Baylisascaris procyonis associated with good outcome. Pediatrics 2012 129(3): e806-811.
Klig JE, Madhavan VL, Rebello GN, Shailam R. CASE RECORDS of the MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL. Case 26-2015. A 9-Month-Old Girl with Recurrent Fevers. N Engl J Med. 2015 Aug 20; 373(8):757-66.
Chen YC, James A, Kung E, Madhavan V. Disseminated Vaccine-Strain Varicella Zoster Virus Infection in a Previously Immunized Immunocompetent Adolescent. J Pediatr Infect Dis 2017; 12(02): 142-144.
Curran MA, Madhavan VL, Caruso PA, Ebb DH, William EA. CASE RECORDS of the MASSACHUSETTS GENERAL HOSPITAL. Case 31-2017. A 19-Month-Old Girl with Failure to Thrive. N Engl J Med. 2017 Oct 12; 377(15):1468-77.
Michele S. Duke and Vandana L. Madhavan. Vaccine-Preventable Diseases. In The MassGeneral Hospital for Children Handbook of Pediatric Global Health. Gupta, Nelson, Kasper, Hibberd (eds). Springer. 2013.
Lindsay Carter, Meredith Eicken, Vandana Madhavan, (eds). Pediatric Evidence: The Practice-Changing Articles. Wolters Kluwer. April 2016.
A focus on the positive is the mindset behind a new coaching program in the Pediatric Residency and Fellowship programs at MGHfC. The coaching program aims to maximize the experiences of interns, residents and fellows by pairing them with providers who coach trainees on personal and professional goals.
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