Catherine (Cassie) Ferguson, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics; Director, Quality Improvement & Patient Safety Scholarly Pathway; Director of the Student Pillar, Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education
- Children's Wisconsin, Emergency/Trauma
- 9000 West Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226
Residency, Pediatrics; University of Colorado, 2007
Fellowship, Pediatric Emergency Medicine; University of Colorado at Denver, 2010
Dr. Ferguson completed her undergraduate degree in Psychology at UCLA, followed by medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She spent the next six years completing her Pediatric and Pediatric Emergency Medicine training at the University of Colorado in Denver, CO before returning to the Medical College of Wisconsin as a faculty member in the Department of Pediatrics in 2010.
Dr. Ferguson has served as the Course Director for the Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Pathway at MCW since 2012, and in 2018 began as Director of the Student Pillar for the Robert D. and Patricia E. Kern Foundation for the Transformation of Medical Education. She has a special research interest in improving the well-being of medical students, trainees, and practicing physicians by fostering an open dialogue about dealing with difficult emotions, building community, and destigmatizing mental health seeking among these groups.
Her work in quality improvement is focused on improving the effectiveness of pediatric emergency care by decreasing unnecessary laboratory and imaging studies in the ED, as well as improving the timeliness and effectiveness of emergency care of pediatric patients with chronic illnesses.
(Ferguson CC.) BMJ Qual Saf. 2019 10;28(10):843-845 PMID: 31175263 06/09/2019
(Ferguson CC.) JAMA Pediatr. 2017 12 01;171(12):1141 PMID: 29052702 10/21/2017
(Ferguson CC, Gray MP, Diaz M, Boyd KP.) Pediatrics. 2017 Jul;140(1) PMID: 28615355 06/16/2017
(Ferguson CC, Lamb G.) Acad Med. 2015 Oct;90(10):1358-62 PMID: 26039137 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84957540373 06/04/2015
(Ferguson CC, Roosevelt G, Bajaj L.) Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2010 Apr;49(4):350-4 PMID: 19564450 07/01/2009
(Steven D. Pinkerton, rnLynne I. Wagner-Raphael1, rnCatherine A. Craun, rnPaul R. Abramsonrn.) Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research. Volume 5, Issue 1, pages 1–25, January 2000 06/04/2007