Ulfat Shaikh, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.
- Medical Director, Healthcare Quality
- Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Philosophy of Care
Dr. Shaikh's philosophy of care is to serve as an advocate for children and to help families make evidence-based health care decisions for their children. She emphasizes preventive care and follows a holistic approach to health, assessing the needs of the whole child in addition to treating specific medical issues.
Dr. Ulfat Shaikh is the Director for Healthcare Quality at the University of California Davis School of Medicine and is a board-certified pediatrician at the UC Davis Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Shaikh’s expertise is in measuring performance in healthcare and supporting clinicians in designing, implementing and evaluating quality improvement initiatives. She has led training and coaching programs in health care quality improvement methods for public, private, and academic organizations.
M.D., Goa Medical College, India 1993
M.S., Clinical Research, UC Davis School of Medicine, Davis CA 2007
M.P.H., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway NJ 1997
Internship: Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Bronx NY 1997-1998
Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine - Bronx Lebanon Hospital, Bronx NY 1998-2000
Clinical Practice Improvement, Intermountain Healthcare, Salt Lake City UT 2008
Primary Care Faculty Development, Michigan State University, MI 2001-2002
American Board of Pediatrics,
American Academy of Pediatrics
International Society for Quality in Healthcare
Honors and Awards
Paul V. Miles Award, American Board of Pediatrics, 2020
Dean's Award for Excellence in Education, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2012
Eli Gold Faculty Excellence Prize, UC Davis Dept of Pediatrics,, 2012
Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, 2009
Dean's Award for Excellence in Clinical Care, UC Davis School of Medicine, 2008
Select Recent Publications
Shaikh U, Natale JE, Till DA, Julie IM. "Good Catch, Kiddo"-Enhancing Patient Safety in the Pediatric Emergency Department Through Simulation. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2022 Jan 1;38(1):e283-e286. doi:10.1097/PEC.0000000000002262. PMID:33109936.
Shaikh U, Kim CH. The Virtual House Call-Providing High-Quality and Safe Pediatric Primary Care Through Video Visits During COVID-19. Am J Med Qual. 2021 Sep-Oct 01;36(5):365-367. doi:10.1097/01.JMQ.0000741972.52926.7f. PMID:33967191.
Shaikh U. Strategies and Approaches for Tracking Improvements in Patient Safety. Patient Safety Network. 2021 Apr 1.
Shaikh U, Lachman P, Padovani AJ, McCarthy SE. The care and keeping of clinicians in quality improvement. Int J Qual Health Care. 2020 Sep 23;32(7):480-485. doi:10.1093/intqhc/mzaa071. PMID:32613236.
Shaikh U, Petray J, Wisner DH. Improving blood pressure screening and control at an academic health system. BMJ Open Qual. 2020 Mar;9(1):e000614. doi:10.1136/bmjoq-2018-000614. PMID:32213548.
Shaikh U. Improving Patient Safety and Team Communication through Daily Huddles. Patient Safety Network. 2020 Jan 29.
Shaikh U, Acosta DA, Freischlag JA, Young HM, Villablanca AC. Developing Diverse Leaders at Academic Health Centers: A Prerequisite to Quality Health Care? Am J Med Qual. 2018 Jul;33(4):440-442. doi:10.1177/1062860617733545. Epub 2017 Oct 13. PMID:29027473.
Shaikh U, Yin HS, Mistry KB, Randolph GD, Sanders LM, Ferguson LE. Leveraging Medical Conferences and Webinars for Hands-On Clinical Quality Improvement: An Intervention to Improve Health Literacy-Informed Communication in Pediatrics. Am J Med Qual. 2018 Mar/Apr;33(2):213-215. doi:10.1177/1062860617719129. Epub 2017 Jul 14. PMID:28709388.
Shaikh U, Kizer KW. Observations From California's Delivery System Reform Incentive Payment Program. Am J Med Qual. 2018 Jan/Feb;33(1):14-20. doi:10.1177/1062860617696579. Epub 2017 Mar 8. PMID:28693385.
Shaikh U, Petray J, Wisner D. Improving Blood Pressure Screening and Control at University of California Davis Health. International Journal for Quality in Health Care, Oxford University Press. 2018;30:33-34.