Theodore Sectish, MD

Theodore Sectish, MD

Assistant in Medicine; Hospitalist, CHIPS; Program Director, Boston Combined Residency Program in Pediatrics

Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

  • Contact: 617-355-8599

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Medical Services

Specialties

  • Pediatrics

Departments

  • General Pediatrics

Languages

  • English

Programs

  • Children's Hospital Inpatient Service (CHIPS)
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Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

Johns Hopkins,

Residency

Boston Children's Hospital,

Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Publications

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  1. Calaman S, Hepps JH, Bismilla Z, Carraccio C, Englander R, Feraco A, Landrigan CP, Lopreiato JO, Sectish TC, Starmer AJ, Yu CE, Spector ND, West DC. The Creation of Standard-Setting Videos to Support Faculty Observations of Learner Performance and Entrustment Decisions. Acad Med. 2016 Feb; 91(2):204-9.
  2. Sectish TC, Hay WW, Mahan JD, Mendoza FS, Spector ND, Stanton B, Szilagyi PG, Turner TL, Walker LR, Slaw K. Blueprint for Action: Visioning Summit on the Future of the Workforce in Pediatrics. Pediatrics. 2015 Jul; 136(1):161-9.
  3. Rosenbluth G, Bale JF, Starmer AJ, Spector ND, Srivastava R, West DC, Sectish TC, Landrigan CP. Variation in printed handoff documents: Results and recommendations from a multicenter needs assessment. J Hosp Med. 2015 Aug; 10(8):517-24.
  4. Mendoza FS, Walker LR, Stoll BJ, Fuentes-Afflick E, St Geme JW, Cheng TL, Gonzalez del Rey JA, Harris CE, Rimsza ME, Li J, Sectish TC. Diversity and inclusion training in pediatric departments. Pediatrics. 2015 Apr; 135(4):707-13.
  5. Starmer AJ, Spector ND, Srivastava R, West DC, Rosenbluth G, Allen AD, Noble EL, Tse LL, Dalal AK, Keohane CA, Lipsitz SR, Rothschild JM, Wien MF, Yoon CS, Zigmont KR, Wilson KM, O'Toole JK, Solan LG, Aylor M, Bismilla Z, Coffey M, Mahant S, Blankenburg RL, Destino LA, Everhart JL, Patel SJ, Bale JF, Spackman JB, Stevenson AT, Calaman S, Cole FS, Balmer DF, Hepps JH, Lopreiato JO, Yu CE, Sectish TC, Landrigan CP. Changes in medical errors after implementation of a handoff program. N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 6; 371(19):1803-12.
  6. Schumacher DJ, Sectish TC, Vinci RJ. Optimizing clinical competency committee work through taking advantage of overlap across milestones. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Sep-Oct; 14(5):436-8.
  7. Starmer AJ, O'Toole JK, Rosenbluth G, Calaman S, Balmer D, West DC, Bale JF, Yu CE, Noble EL, Tse LL, Srivastava R, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC, Spector ND. Development, implementation, and dissemination of the I-PASS handoff curriculum: A multisite educational intervention to improve patient handoffs. Acad Med. 2014 Jun; 89(6):876-84.
  8. Spector ND, Cull W, Daniels SR, Gilhooly J, Hall J, Horn I, Marshall SG, Schumacher DJ, Sectish TC, Stanton BF. Gender and generational influences on the pediatric workforce and practice. Pediatrics. 2014 Jun; 133(6):1112-21.
  9. O'Toole JK, West DC, Starmer AJ, Yu CE, Calaman S, Rosenbluth G, Hepps JH, Lopreiato JO, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC, Spector ND. Placing faculty development front and center in a multisite educational initiative: lessons from the I-PASS Handoff study. Acad Pediatr. 2014 May-Jun; 14(3):221-4.
  10. Schumacher DJ, Spector ND, Calaman S, West DC, Cruz M, Frohna JG, Gonzalez Del Rey J, Gustafson KK, Poynter SE, Rosenbluth G, Southgate WM, Vinci RJ, Sectish TC. Putting the pediatrics milestones into practice: a consensus roadmap and resource analysis. Pediatrics. 2014 May; 133(5):898-906.
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  12. Starmer AJ, Sectish TC, Simon DW, Keohane C, McSweeney ME, Chung EY, Yoon CS, Lipsitz SR, Wassner AJ, Harper MB, Landrigan CP. Rates of medical errors and preventable adverse events among hospitalized children following implementation of a resident handoff bundle. JAMA. 2013 Dec 4; 310(21):2262-70.
  13. Duvall MG, Pikman Y, Kantor DB, Ariagno K, Summers L, Sectish TC, Mullen MP. Pulmonary hypertension associated with scurvy and vitamin deficiencies in an autistic child. Pediatrics. 2013 Dec; 132(6):e1699-703.
  14. Simon TD, Starmer AJ, Conway PH, Landrigan CP, Shah SS, Shen MW, Sectish TC, Spector ND, Tieder JS, Srivastava R, Willis LE, Wilson KM. Quality improvement research in pediatric hospital medicine and the role of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) network. Acad Pediatr. 2013 Nov-Dec; 13(6 Suppl):S54-60.
  15. O'Toole JK, Stevenson AT, Good BP, Guiot AB, Solan LG, Tse LL, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC, Srivastava R, Starmer AJ, Spector ND. Closing the gap: a needs assessment of medical students and handoff training. J Pediatr. 2013 May; 162(5):887-8.e1.
  16. Gordon MB, Sectish TC, Elliott MN, Klein D, Landrigan CP, Bogart LM, Amrock S, Burke A, Chiang VW, Schuster MA. Pediatric residents' perspectives on reducing work hours and lengthening residency: a national survey. Pediatrics. 2012 Jul; 130(1):99-107.
  17. Kesselheim JC, Sectish TC, Joffe S. Education in professionalism: results from a survey of pediatric residency program directors. J Grad Med Educ. 2012 Mar; 4(1):101-5.
  18. Starmer AJ, Spector ND, Srivastava R, Allen AD, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC. I-pass, a mnemonic to standardize verbal handoffs. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb; 129(2):201-4.
  19. Chua KP, Gordon MB, Sectish T, Landrigan CP. Effects of a night-team system on resident sleep and work hours. Pediatrics. 2011 Dec; 128(6):1142-7.
  20. Gordon MB, Melvin P, Graham D, Fifer E, Chiang VW, Sectish TC, Landrigan CP. Unit-based care teams and the frequency and quality of physician-nurse communications. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2011 May; 165(5):424-8.
  21. Stanton B, Felice M, Marshall SG, Sectish TC. A change in the pediatric leadership landscape. J Pediatr. 2011 Mar; 158(3):347-348.e2.
  22. Sectish TC, Starmer AJ, Landrigan CP, Spector ND. Establishing a multisite education and research project requires leadership, expertise, collaboration, and an important aim. Pediatrics. 2010 Oct; 126(4):619-22.
  23. Hay WW, Gitterman DP, Williams DA, Dover GJ, Sectish TC, Schleiss MR. Child health research funding and policy: imperatives and investments for a healthier world. Pediatrics. 2010 Jun; 125(6):1259-65.
  24. Britto MT, Fuentes-Afflick E, Sectish TC, Stanton B. Federation of Pediatric Organizations Task Force on Women in Pediatrics II: survey of active members of the Society for Pediatric Research regarding part-time and flexible work. J Pediatr. 2009 Oct; 155(4):459-460.e1.
  25. Alexander D, Boat T, Britto M, Burke A, Homes A, Sectish T, Stanton B, Stevenson D. Federation of Pediatric Organizations Task Force on Women in Pediatrics: considerations for part-time training and employment for research-intensive fellows and faculty. J Pediatr. 2009 Jan; 154(1):1-3.e2.
  26. Carraccio C, Sectish TC. Report of colloquium II: the theory and practice of graduate medical education--how do we know when we have made a "good doctor"? Pediatrics. 2009 Jan; 123 Suppl 1:S17-21.
  27. Stanton B, Huang CC, Armstrong RW, Sectish TC, Palfrey J, Nelson BD, Herlihy JM, Alden E, Keenan W, Szilagyi P. Global health training for pediatric residents. Pediatr Ann. 2008 Dec; 37(12):786-7, 792-6.
  28. Lee HC, Rhee CJ, Sectish TC, Hintz SR. Changes in attendance at deliveries by pediatric residents 2000 to 2005. Am J Perinatol. 2009 Feb; 26(2):129-34.
  29. Gordon MB, McGuinness GA, Stanton BF, Brooks S, Chiang VW, Vinci R, Sectish TC. Part-time training in pediatric residency programs: principles and practices. Pediatrics. 2008 Oct; 122(4):e938-44.
  30. Szilagyi PG, Cheng T, Simpson L, Berkelhamer JE, Sectish TC. Health insurance for all children and youth in the United States: a position statement of the Federation of pediatric organizations. J Pediatr. 2008 Sep; 153(3):301-2.
  31. Landrigan CP, Fahrenkopf AM, Lewin D, Sharek PJ, Barger LK, Eisner M, Edwards S, Chiang VW, Wiedermann BL, Sectish TC. Effects of the accreditation council for graduate medical education duty hour limits on sleep, work hours, and safety. Pediatrics. 2008 Aug; 122(2):250-8.
  32. Sectish TC, Bartholomew JM, Slaw KM. The Federation of Pediatric Organizations strategic plan: six strategic initiatives to enhance child health. J Pediatr. 2008 Jun; 152(6):745-6, 746.e1.
  33. Schiffman JD, Chamberlain LJ, Palmer L, Contro N, Sourkes B, Sectish TC. Introduction of a pediatric palliative care curriculum for pediatric residents. J Palliat Med. 2008 Mar; 11(2):164-70.
  34. Fahrenkopf AM, Sectish TC, Barger LK, Sharek PJ, Lewin D, Chiang VW, Edwards S, Wiedermann BL, Landrigan CP. Rates of medication errors among depressed and burnt out residents: prospective cohort study. BMJ. 2008 Mar 1; 336(7642):488-91.
  35. Sectish TC, Stapleton FB, Schnaper HW, Degnon LE, Behrman RE. The creation of the Council of Pediatric Subspecialties: addressing the needs of the subspecialties and subspecialists. J Pediatr. 2007 Aug; 151(2):105-6, 106.e1-2.
  36. Jacobson LM, Sikic NI, Soslow J, Hong DK, Gutierrez K, Sectish TC. Five-month-old infant with a unilateral pleural effusion. Coccidioidomycosis. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2007 Feb; 26(2):189-90, 195-6.
  37. Sectish TC, Rosenberg AR, Pageler NM, Chamberlain LJ, Burgos A, Stuart E. Making pediatrics residency programs family friendly: Views along the professional educational continuum. J Pediatr. 2006 Jul; 149(1):1-2.
  38. Stuart E, Sectish TC, Huffman LC. Are residents ready for self-directed learning? A pilot program of individualized learning plans in continuity clinic. Ambul Pediatr. 2005 Sep-Oct; 5(5):298-301.
  39. Agarwal S, Trucco S, Longhurst C, Sectish TC, Karadsheh M, Defendi GL. Index of suspicion. Pediatr Rev. 2004 Oct; 25(10):364-9.
  40. Sectish TC, Zalneraitis EL, Carraccio C, Behrman RE. The state of pediatrics residency training: a period of transformation of graduate medical education. Pediatrics. 2004 Sep; 114(3):832-41.
  41. Klaudt MR, Steinbach WJ, Sectish TC. Clinical considerations in the diagnosis of otitis media. Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2003 Jul; 3(4):313-20.
  42. Sectish TC, Carraccio C, Zalneraitis EL. Commentary on the ACGME duty hours standards: improved duty hours with uncertain outcomes. Ambul Pediatr. 2003 Jul-Aug; 3(4):164-5.
  43. Sectish TC, Floriani V, Badat MC, Perelman R, Bernstein HH. Continuous professional development: raising the bar for pediatricians. Pediatrics. 2002 Jul; 110(1 Pt 1):152-6.
  44. Steinbach WJ, Sectish TC, Benjamin DK, Chang KW, Messner AH. Pediatric residents' clinical diagnostic accuracy of otitis media. Pediatrics. 2002 Jun; 109(6):993-8.
  45. Webster G, Schiffman JD, Dosanjh AS, Amieva MR, Gans HA, Sectish TC. Jarisch-Herxheimer reaction associated with ciprofloxacin administration for tick-borne relapsing fever. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2002 Jun; 21(6):571-3.
  46. Steinbach WJ, Sectish TC. Pediatric resident training in the diagnosis and treatment of acute otitis media. Pediatrics. 2002 Mar; 109(3):404-8.
  47. Sectish TC. Use of sedation and local anesthesia to prepare children for procedures. Am Fam Physician. 1997 Feb 15; 55(3):909-16.
  48. Sectish TC. Management of the febrile infant. Pediatr Ann. 1996 Nov; 25(11):608-13.
  49. Zenni EA, Sectish TC, Martin BN, Prober CG. Pediatric resident training in a school environment. A prescription for learning. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1996 Jun; 150(6):632-7.
  50. Sectish TC, Krane EJ. Sedation for pediatric procedures. West J Med. 1995 Apr; 162(4):357-8.
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