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Meredith Giglia van der Velden, MD

Meredith van der Velden MD
Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine Research
Critical Care Medicine Research
Hospital Title:
Associate in Critical Care Medicine, Medical Director International Patient Services
Academic Title:
Instructor in Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
End-of-Life CareEducational research

Research Overview

My primary academic focus is in the area of teaching and educational leadership. My primary role is as program director for the pediatric critical care fellowship at Boston Children’s Hospital. In this role, I lead the largest pediatric critical care fellowship in the United States and oversee all educational activities for the fellows in the program. This includes training clinical, research, teaching and leadership domains. I have developed numerous curricula for the fellowship and have served as the primary educator for many of these activities. I have also established and lead the administrative and committee structure for the fellowship program. Additionally, I serve as the Director of Graduate Medical Education in the Division of Critical Care Medicine where I oversee the activities of all other graduate medical trainees including residents and rotating fellows. In these roles I have begun research activities looking at the pediatric critical care training environment including training and workforce evaluations.


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  1. van der Velden MG, Barrett MK, Sampadian GA, Brilli RJ, Burns JP. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Training: 2004-2016. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2018 Jan; 19(1):17-22.
  2. Geva A, Landrigan CP, van der Velden MG, Randolph AG. Simulation of a Novel Schedule for Intensivist Staffing to Improve Continuity of Patient Care and Reduce Physician Burnout. Crit Care Med. 2017 Jul; 45(7):1138-1144.
  3. van der Velden M, Burns JP. Measuring and Improving, Not Just Describing-The Next Imperative for End-of-Life Care. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2016 Feb; 17(2):167-8.
  4. van der Velden MG, Nijhuis-Heddes JM. [A 13-year-old girl with a focus of endometriosis in the lung]. Ned Tijdschr Geneeskd. 1982 Aug 21; 126(34):1553-6.
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