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Welcome to Pediatric Hospital Medicine

The Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Children's Hospital Colorado is rapidly expanding, with the recruitment of some of the nation’s best and brightest pediatric hospitalists. As we expand our academic, quality improvement, and educational programs, we continue to provide expert inpatient medical care for children throughout Colorado, and beyond.

Our hospitalists offer 24 hours a day, seven days a week pediatric hospitalist services at Children's Colorado main campus and at our Network of Care (NOC) locations. We aim to provide:

  • exemplary family-centered care to our patients and families
  • seamless communication to referring community providers
  • a focus on educating fellowsresidents, medical students, and advance practice provider students in the field of general pediatric hospital medicine
  • scholoarship in all areas that impace inpatient pediatric care

All of our faculty members bring a strong clinical focus, while several are also pursuing research in education and clinical hospital medicine. Our faculty also serve in administrative capacities for the University, Children's Hospital, and in our NOC sites. 

We provide inpatient care to all pediatric patients hospitalized with general medical conditions. We coordinate family-centered care... MORE »

Our hospitalists have extensive interaction with pediatric and family medicine residents, as well as medical students and physician assistant students. MORE »

Faculty research includes education in pediatrics, quality and patient safety, and support for residents. Clinical research includes SIDS prevention. MORE »


  • Jolie Eirich, CPNP, Jason Zamkoff, MD, and Kaitlin Widmer, MD were all chosen to participate in the Clinical Leadership Development Program.
  • Karen Wilson, MD, MPH will be an associate editor for the 21st Edition of Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics.
  • Barry Seltz, MD joined the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Educational Task Force in July, 2015. He was also appointed APPD representative to the Operating Committee for the Pediatric Educational Excellence Across the Continuum 2015 annual conference.
  • Stacy Wall, CPNP has been named the new Director of Advanced Practice for the Children’s Hospital Colorado.
  • The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) presented its new Astute Clinician Award to Drs. Kevin Messacar (Pediatric Hospital Medicine) and Sam Dominguez (Epidemiology and Infectious Diseases) for their work in recognizing the association of flaccid paralysis and entervirus 68.

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