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Paul Sharek MD, MPH

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Lucile Salter Packard Children's Hospital

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Lucile Packard Children's Hospital 725 Welch Rd Palo Alto, CA 94304
    Tel Work (650) 497-8000 Fax (650) 497-8465
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Pediatrics
  • Pedaitrics, Hospitalist

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Medical Director, Center for Quality and Clinical Effectiveness, LPCH (2012 - present)
  • Chief Clinical Patient Safety Officer, LPCH (2001 - present)
  • Medical Director of Quality Management, LPCH (2000 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • Inaugural Paul V. Miles Fellow in Quality Improvement, American Board of Pediatrics (2013-2014)
  • Faculty Teaching Honor Roll with Letter of Teaching Distinction, Stanford University School of Medicine (2006, 2007)
  • Faculty Honor Roll for Teaching Service,, Stanford University School of Medicine (2004, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
  • David Wirtschafter Award (for outstanding achievement in NICU QI), California Association of Neonatologists (2011)
  • Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh Visiting Professorship, Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada (2010)
  • Sydney Snyder Endowed Patient Safety Lecturer, Children's National Medical Center, Washington DC (2009)
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Professional Education

Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (1992)
Medical Education: Columbia University NY (1989)
Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine CA (1998)
Residency: UCSF Medical Center CA (1993)
MPH: UC Berkeley, Epidemiology (1996)
Chief Resident: UC San Francisco, Pediatrics (1993)
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Community and International Work



Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Research interests centered on hospital based quality of care improvement, and in particular pediatric patient safety. Areas of recent interest include developing practical tools to more accurately identify adverse medical events and to establish national rates of these adverse events. Additional areas of interest focus on developing the processes and systems to decrease the frequency of adverse drug events and adverse medical events at Children's hospitals in North America


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