Bio

Bio


Dr. Amit Singh is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine within the Department of Pediatrics at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He completed his medical education at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX and completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at the former Children's Hospital and Research Center Oakland (now UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland) in Oakland, CA. He then completed a two-year fellowship in Pediatric Hospital Medicine at the University of California San Diego and Rady Children's Hospital San Diego in San Diego, CA. There he developed and implemented the use of a novel electronic communication tool aimed at improving treatment team identification for inpatients hospitalized on the pediatric hospital medicine service. He joined Stanford in the fall of 2013 and his main research interests include the crossroads of patient communication and inpatient health information technology. He serves as the Physician Lead for the Office of Patient Experience at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Stanford. He currently resides in San Francisco, CA where he can be found eating his way through the city or planning his next vacation with his wife when he has free time.

Clinical Focus


  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  • Crossroads of Inpatient Health IT Systems and Patient Communication
  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Academic Appointments


  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Administrative Appointments


  • Physicial Lead for Packard Vision Optimization, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2015 - Present)
  • Physician Hand Hygiene Champion, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2013 - Present)
  • Physicial Lead for the Office of Patient Experience, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (2015 - Present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics (2008 - Present)
  • Member, Society of Hospital Medicine (2011 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Fellowship:The Univ of San Diego School of Medicine (2013) CA
  • Certification, Epic Systems Corporation, Inpatient Electronic Medical Record Procedure Orders certification versions 2010, 2012 (2012)
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2011)
  • Residency:Children's Hospital at Oakland (2011) CA
  • Medical Education:Baylor College of Medicine (2008) TX

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


The treatment team in an academic pediatric hospital medicine service changes often and, as a result, leaves many families confused about who their treatment team members are. As part of a health IT research project, we developed and piloted an inpatient electronic communication tool to help display the patient's treatment team with the use of pictures, names, titles, and role definitions. Results are currently being analyzed to assess outcomes on subjects' ability to identify their treatment team members correctly as well as the impact of the tool on satisfaction and perceptions of communication.

Publications

All Publications


  • Who's My Doctor? Using an Electronic Tool to Improve Team Member Identification on an Inpatient Pediatrics Team. Hospital pediatrics Singh, A., Rhee, K. E., Brennan, J. J., Kuelbs, C., El-Kareh, R., Fisher, E. S. 2016; 6 (3): 157-165

    Abstract

    Increase parent/caregiver ability to correctly identify the attending in charge and define terminology of treatment team members (TTMs). We hypothesized that correct TTM identification would increase with use of an electronic communication tool. Secondary aims included assessing subjects' satisfaction with and trust of TTM and interest in computer activities during hospitalization.Two similar groups of parents/legal guardians/primary caregivers of children admitted to the Pediatric Hospital Medicine teaching service with an unplanned first admission were surveyed before (Phase 1) and after (Phase 2) implementation of a novel electronic medical record (EMR)-based tool with names, photos, and definitions of TTMs. Physicians were also surveyed only during Phase 1. Surveys assessed TTM identification, satisfaction, trust, and computer use.More subjects in Phase 2 correctly identified attending physicians by name (71% vs. 28%, P < .001) and correctly defined terms intern, resident, and attending (P ≤ .03) compared with Phase 1. Almost all subjects (>79%) and TTMs (>87%) reported that subjects' ability to identify TTMs moderately or strongly impacted satisfaction and trust. The majority of subjects expressed interest in using computers to understand TTMs in each phase.Subjects' ability to correctly identify attending physicians and define TTMs was significantly greater for those who used our tool. In our study, subjects reported that TTM identification impacted aspects of the TTM relationship, yet few could correctly identify TTMs before tool use. This pilot study showed early success in engaging subjects with the EMR in the hospital and suggests that families would engage in computer-based activities in this setting.

    View details for DOI 10.1542/hpeds.2015-0164

    View details for PubMedID 26920366

  • Mom, I’m going to be an INPATIENT doctor…” (A Graduating PHM Fellow’s Musings on the Past, Present, and Future) Hospital Pediatrics Singh, A. T. 2013; 3: 2

    View details for DOI 10.1542/hpeds.2013-0030

  • Painful Arthritis and Extremity Rash in an 8-Year-Old Boy CLINICAL INFECTIOUS DISEASES Islam, S., Cooney, T., Singh, A., Petru, A. M., LaBeaud, A. D. 2012; 54 (10): 1473-?

    View details for DOI 10.1093/cid/cir1007

    View details for Web of Science ID 000304049300019

    View details for PubMedID 22527963