Sara Pavitt, MD

EDUCATION

Child Neurology Residency: Stanford
Pediatric Residency: Stanford Lucile Packard Children's Hospital
Medical School: Chicago Medical School
Undergraduate: University of Colorado – Boulder  

PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS

Pavitt, S, Bogetz, A, Blackenburg, R. What Makes the “Perfect” Inpatient Consultation? A Qualitative Analysis of Resident and Fellow Perspectives; Academic Medicine.July, 2019.

Gelfand, A, Pavitt, S, Greene, K, Szperka, C, Irwin, S, Grimes, B, Allen, D. High School Start Time and Migraine Frequency in High School Students. Headache. July, 2019.

Nguyen, T, Pavitt, S, Wusthoff, C, Rassbach, C. Breaking A Cycle of Dependence to Improve Neurology Education: A Qualitative Study Exploring Pediatric Residents’ Perspectives; Academic Pediatrics. In Press.

Santoro, J, Forkert, N, Yang, Q, Pavitt, S, MacEachern, S, Yeom, K. Brain Diffusion Abnormalities in Children with Tension and Migraine Type Headaches; American Journal of Neuroradiology. (05/2018)

Wieseler, J, McFadden, A, Ellisa, A, Stone, K, Brown, K, Cady, S, Bastos, L.F, Sprunger, D, Rezvani, N, Johnson, K.W, Maier, S.F, & Watkins, L.R. Supradural inflammatory soup induces facial allodynia by activating glia in awake and freely moving rats; Brain Research (06/2017) 

Pavitt, S,. McHugh, A,. Chi, K., Hoang, K., Lippner, E., Mudambi, K., Saarela, K., Basset, H., Goldstein, R., Tsai, J., Srinivas, N,. Creation and Implementation of a Standardize Tool to Improve Inpatient Consult Communication. Poster Presentation at Pediatric Academic Society, April 2019, Baltimore, MD. Platform Presentation at Association of Pediatric Program Directors; March 2019, New Orleans, LA

Pavitt, S, Sandoval, A Thatikunta, P, Bruun, T, Wintermark, M, Gold, C, Improving the Inpatient MRI Experience Through Pre-procedure Patient Education. Poster presentation, Stanford Quality Improvement Symposium, 2019. 

Pavitt, S, Carley, A, Chavarria-Ortiz, G, Porter, B, Knowles, J. Improving Bedside Care of Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit Patients. Poster presentation, Stanford Quality Improvement Symposium, 2019 and LEAN conference 2019

Pavitt, S., Bogetz, A., Blankenburg, B., What Makes the Perfect Inpatient Consultation? A Qualitative Analysis of Resident and Fellow Perspectives. Poster Presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting; 2018, May; Toronto, Canada.

Pavitt, S., Bogetz, A., Blankenburg, B., Optimizing Resident-Fellow Communication: A Qualitative Analysis of Residents’ Perspectives of Communication Modalities Used During Inpatient Consultations. Platform Presentation at Academy Pediatric Association Region XI/X Meeting; 2017, February; Monterey, CA. Poster Presentation at Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting; 2017, May; San Francisco, CA

Wieseler, J, McFadden, A, Brown, K, Cady, S, Ellis, A, Johnson, K, Maier, S, & Watkins, L. Supradural application of inflammatory mediators and facial allodynia: A role for glia?; Poster presentation; IASP, The 13th World Congress on Pain. (2010).

Ellis, A., Wieseler, J, McFadden, A, Brown, K, Cady, S, Maier, S, Watkins, L, & Falci, S. Discrete dorsal horn injury leads to below-level pain maintained by glial activation. Poster Presentation; IASP, The 13th World Congress on Pain. (2010).

Wieseler, J, McFadden, A, Brown, K, Cady, S, Ellis, A, Johnson, K, Maier, S, & Watkins, L. Facial Allodynia: Involvement of Glia & Potentiation by Prior Morphine. Poster Presentation; Proc soc Neursoci., (2010) 

HONORS

Pediatric Consult Fellow of the Year 2019
Alpha Omega Alpha
Elected Member of Gold Humanism Honor Society
Golden Key Honor Society
Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society
National Society of Collegiate Scholars Honor Society
Hugh O’Brodovich Excellence in Scholarship Award
Medical School Teaching Honors – Pediatrics
Dr. Martin Gecht Memorial Award
Chicago Medical School Dean’s Service Award
Rosalind Franklin University Scholarship Award
Chancellor’s Achievement Scholarship University of Colorado

HOBBIES

Running
Exploring Wine Country
Traveling around the world