Matthew C. Scanlon, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatric Critical Care, Quantitative Health Sciences

Pediatric critical care specialist, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics (Critical Care), Medical College of Wisconsin

Education: MD: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, 1988-1992

Residency: Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, 1992-1995, Pediatrics Chief resident: Pediatrics, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Chicago, 1995-1996

Fellowship: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, 1996-1999

Research interests: Patient safety, human factors, usability, quality measurement, quality improvement, bar coding, technology assessment, systems design and engineering and epidemiology of pediatric critical care.

Current grants:

  • Effects of Bar Coding Technology on Medication Errors, Workflow and Working Conditions, Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, PA-00-111, coprincipal investigator.
  • Medical Injuries in Children of Parents with Limited English Proficiency and the Impact of Interpreter Services, Cyracom, Inc., coprincipal investigator.
  • Representative publications:
  • Scanlon M, Gosbee J. Computer Physician Order Entry and the Real World: We're Only Humans. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Safety. 2004; (30)6:342-346.
  • Sedman A, Harris M, Schulz K, Schwalenstocker E, Remus D, Scanlon MC, Bahl V. Patient Safety Indicators in Pediatric Care in Children's Hospitals from 1999-2002. Pediatrics. (In press).
  • Kurachek SC, Newth CJ, Quasney MW, Rice T, Sachdeva RC, Patel NR, Takano J, Easterling L, Scanlon M, Musa N, Brilli RJ, Wells D, Park GS, Penfil S, Bysani K, Nares MA, Lowrie L, Billow M, Chiochetti E, Lindgren B. Extubation Failure in Pediatric Intensive Care: A Multiple-center Study of Risk Factors and Outcomes. Critical Care Medicine. 2003; 31(11): 2657-2664.
  • Kwok MY, Scanlon MC, Slyper AH. Atypical Presentation of Shock from Acute Adrenal Insufficiency in an Adolescent Male. Pediatric Emergency Care, in press.

Contact Information

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Milwaukee, WI 53201-1997

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