Amy Starmer MD

Amy Starmer, MD

Pediatrician; Director of Primary Care Quality Improvement; Associate Medical Director of Quality, Department of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

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Medical Services

Specialties

  • General Pediatrics
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Experience and Education

Education

Medical School

University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, , 2004

Chicago, IL

Internship

University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital, 2005

Chapel Hill, NC

Residency

University of North Carolina Children’s Hospital, 2007

Chapel Hill, NC

Fellowship

Harvard Medical School /Boston Children’s Hospital, 2010

Boston, MA

Professional History

Dr. Starmer is the Director of Primary Care Quality Improvement and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Dr. Starmer is a graduate of Haverford College and the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. She completed pediatric residency training at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, a fellowship in General Academic Pediatrics and Health Services Research at Boston Children’s Hospital, and received a Masters Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health in 2010. She joined Oregon Health and Science University as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in May of 2011 as a participant in the OHSU Comparative Effectiveness K12 program before rejoining the faculty at Boston Children’s Hospital in February 2014.

Publications

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  1. Feraco AM, Starmer AJ, Sectish TC, Spector ND, West DC, Landrigan CP. Reliability of Verbal Handoff Assessment and Handoff Quality Before and After Implementation of a Resident Handoff Bundle. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Aug; 16(6):524-31.
  2. Starmer AJ, Frintner MP, Freed GL. Work-Life Balance, Burnout, and Satisfaction of Early Career Pediatricians. Pediatrics. 2016 Apr; 137(4).
  3. 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.
  4. Starmer AJ, Destino L, Yoon CS, Landrigan CP. Intern and Resident Workflow Patterns on Pediatric Inpatient Units: A Multicenter Time-Motion Study. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Dec; 169(12):1175-7.
  5. Frintner MP, Cull WL, Byrne BJ, Freed GL, Katakam SK, Leslie LK, Miller AA, Starmer AJ, Olson LM. A Longitudinal Study of Pediatricians Early in Their Careers: PLACES. Pediatrics. 2015 Aug; 136(2):370-80.
  6. 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.
  7. Starmer AJ, Landrigan CP. Changes in medical errors with a handoff program. N Engl J Med. 2015 Jan 29; 372(5):490-1.
  8. Auger KA, Simon TD, Cooperberg D, Gay J, Kuo DZ, Saysana M, Stille CJ, Fisher ES, Wallace S, Berry J, Coghlin D, Jhaveri V, Kairys S, Logsdon T, Shaikh U, Srivastava R, Starmer AJ, Wilkins V, Shen MW. Summary of STARNet: Seamless Transitions and (Re)admissions Network. Pediatrics. 2015 Jan; 135(1):164-75.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
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  12. 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.
  13. Siefkes HM, Hogan WJ, Flood SM, Ramsey KL, Reller MD, Starmer AJ, Phillipi CA. Impact of educational video on critical congenital heart disease screening. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Jul; 53(8):733-41.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. Chou R, Dana T, Bougatsos C, Blazina I, Starmer AJ, Reitel K, Buckley DI. Pressure ulcer risk assessment and prevention: a systematic comparative effectiveness review. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Jul 2; 159(1):28-38.
  17. 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.
  18. McSweeney ME, Landrigan CP, Jiang H, Starmer A, Lightdale JR. Answering questions on call: pediatric resident physicians' use of handoffs and other resources. J Hosp Med. 2013 Jun; 8(6):328-33.
  19. 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.
  20. Daru JA, Holmes A, Starmer AJ, Aquino J, Rauch DA. Pediatric hospitalists' influences on education and career plans. J Hosp Med. 2012 Apr; 7(4):282-6.
  21. Starmer AJ, Duby JC, Slaw KM, Edwards A, Leslie LK. Pediatrics in the year 2020 and beyond: preparing for plausible futures. Pediatrics. 2010 Nov; 126(5):971-81.
  22. Leslie LK, Slaw KM, Edwards A, Starmer AJ, Duby JC. Peering into the future: pediatrics in a changing world. Pediatrics. 2010 Nov; 126(5):982-8.
  23. 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.
  24. Starmer AJ, Randolph GD, Wysocki KL, Steiner MJ. Direct observation of resident-patient encounters in continuity clinic: a controlled study of parent satisfaction and resident perceptions. Educ Health (Abingdon). 2009 Dec; 22(3):325.
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