Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Inpatient Pediatrics
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Pediatric Hospital Medicine
My philosphy of care in medicine centers on family-centered care and value-based medicine. I believe that healthcare should prioritize the needs and concerns of both the patient and their family, creating a collaborative and supportive environment. I recognize the importance of communication, taking the time to listen to both the child and their family to better understand their unique needs. I aim to provide a positive and empowering experience for my patients and their families.
Dr. Witkowski is a Pediatric Hospitalist offering care to hospitalized children and families. She is board certified in General Pediatrics and Pediatric Hospital Medicine. She has a special clinical interest in family-centered care, including providing excellent communication and value to families during the difficult time of being hospitalized.
Dr. Witkowski’s research focuses on improving quality of care and patient safety in the pediatric hospital. She strives to ensure that every child receives high-quality, evidence-based care that minimizes the risk of harm.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
B.S., Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ 2005
M.D., University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson AZ 2012
Pediatrics, Stanford Universtiy/Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto CA 2012-2013
Pediatrics, Stanford Universtiy/Lucille Packard Children’s Hospital, Palo Alto CA 2013-2015
Thank You Awards, UC Davis, 2019, 2020, 2022, 2023
Diamond Doc Award, UC Davis, 2022
Clinical Quality Award, Divison of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, 2022
Gold Star Award for Antibiotic Stewardship, 2019
Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Arizona College of Medicine, 2011
Huang JX, Colwell B, Vadlaputi P, Sauers-Ford H, Smith BJ, McKnight H, Witkowski J, Padovani A, Aghamohammadi S, Tzimenatos L, Beck Rn S, Reneau K, Nill B, Harbour D, Pegadiotes J, Natale J, Hamline M, Siefkes H. Protocol-Driven Initiation and Weaning of High-Flow Nasal Cannula for Patients With Bronchiolitis: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2023 Feb 1;24(2):112-122. doi:10.1097/PCC.0000000000003136. Epub 2022 Dec 16. PMID:36661418.
Natale JE, Boehmer J, Blumberg DA, Dimitriades C, Hirose S, Kair LR, Kirk JD, Mateev SN, McKnight H, Plant J, Tzimenatos LS, Wiedeman JT, Witkowski J, Underwood MA, Lakshminrusimha S. Interprofessional/interdisciplinary teamwork during the early COVID-19 pandemic: experience from a children's hospital within an academic health center. J Interprof Care. 2020 Sep-Oct;34(5):682-686. doi:10.1080/13561820.2020.1791809. Epub 2020 Jul 16. PMID:32674638.
Rosenthal JL, Atolagbe O, Hamline MY, Li ST, Toney A, Witkowski J, McKnight H, Tancredi DJ, Romano PS. Developing and Validating a Pediatric Potentially Avoidable Transfer Quality Metric. Am J Med Qual. 2020 Mar/Apr;35(2):163-170. doi:10.1177/1062860619854535. Epub 2019 Jun 10. PMID:31177805.
Witkowski J, Rassbach C. Efficiency in the Pediatric Emergency Department: A Choose your own Adventure for Pediatric Residents and Medical Students. MedEdPORTAL. 2015;11:10214. doi:10.15766/mep_2374-8265.101214.