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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
  • scholarship in all areas that impact 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. 


Clinical Services 

We provide inpatient care to all pediatric patients hospitalized with general medical conditions.



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



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


  • Kevin Messacar, MD, was awarded the Gary Way Award for Excellence in Teaching by the pediatric residents.

  • On April 4th, 2017, the I-PASS Study Group (L. Barry Seltz, Amy Tyler, Douglas Scudamore, Ann Boyer, Kimberly O'Hara, Justin Lockwood, Maren Boehnke, Jillian Cotter, and Christina Osborne) received the Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Award​. This award is given out annually by the Joint Commission and National Quality Forum.

  • L. Barry Seltz, MD, has been elected to Alpha Omega Alpha​ (AOA) membership. Only 4 faculty members can be elected annually and is great honor in recognition of his superb teaching and leadership skills.

  • L. Barry Seltz, MD, Laura Zastoupil, Charles Hannum, Emily Hsieh, and Priya Garg had their workshop proposal, “Is Noon Conference Old School? Developing a Successful Academic Half Day Program for Pediatric Residents,” accepted for the 2017 APPD annual meeting​.

  • Kevin Messacar, MD, had his K23 funded for what appears to be the full 5 year budget requested. The grant start date was December 12th, 2016, and will renew annually.

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