Glenn Rosenbluth
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Biography

Glenn Rosenbluth, MD is a pediatrician who specializes in caring for children with medical complexity. He works on the Pediatric Hospitalist team caring for hospitalized children with a wide range of conditions, as well as with the Craniofacial Anomalies team, both inpatient and in clinic.

As Director of Quality and Safety Programs for the UCSF Office of Graduate Medical Education, Dr. Rosenbluth has a particular interest in understanding how to engage residents and fellows in hospital-wide quality and safety initiatives. He oversees a Resident and Fellow Quality Improvement Incentive Program which engages over 850 residents and fellows annually.

Dr. Rosenbluth has has been involved in several research projects studying the interface between medical education and patient safety. He had a leadership role in the I-PASS study, which demonstrated significant reductions in medical errors and preventable adverse events after implementation of a handoff communication bundle. He is currently a mentor in the AHRQ-funded mentored implementation of I-PASS in collaboration with the Society of Hospital Medicine. He is the UCSF site director for the PCORI-funded Patient and Family-Centered I-PASS Study.

He is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and is also the Associate Director of the Pediatrics Residency Training Program at UCSF. Dr. Rosenbluth has a wide range of responsibilities, including oversight of the curriculum on the inpatient rotations, development of quality improvement programs (both inpatient and outpatient), and mentorship of residents and chief residents. He has led workshops on a variety of topics, including improving patient handoffs, interprofessional team training, using electronic portfolios, and promotion of clinical reasoning skills.

Dr. Rosenbluth completed his internship, residency and chief residency in pediatrics at UCSF. In addition, he has completed a Fellowship in Hospital Medicine through the UCSF Department of Medicine, the UCSF Teaching Scholars Program, and the Intermountain Healthcare Advanced Training Program. This additional training has helping him merge his interests in quality improvement, patient safety, and medical education to develop new educational programs for residents and fellows.

Education and Training

, 2017 Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Residency, , University of California, San Francisco

Publications

van Schaik SM, Chang A, Fogh S, Haehn M, Lyndon A, O'Brien B, O'Sullivan P, Ranji S, Rosenbluth G, Sehgal N, Tabas J, Baron RB. Jump-Starting Faculty Development in Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Education: A Team-Based Approach. Acad Med. 2019 11; 94(11):1728-1732.
Borman-Shoap E, Li ST, St Clair NE, Rosenbluth G, Pitt S, Pitt MB. Knowing Your Personal Brand: What Academics Can Learn From Marketing 101. Acad Med. 2019 09; 94(9):1293-1298.
Bekmezian A, Fiore DM, Long M, Monash BJ, Padrez R, Rosenbluth G, Sun KI. Keeping Time: Implementing Appointment-based Family-centered Rounds. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2019 Jul-Aug; 4(4):e182.
Baird J, Ashland M, Rosenbluth G. Interprofessional Teams: Current Trends and Future Directions. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2019 08; 66(4):739-750.
O'Toole JK, Starmer AJ, Calaman S, Campos ML, Hepps J, Lopreiato JO, Patel SJ, Rosenbluth G, Schnipper JL, Sectish TC, Srivastava R, West DC, Yu CE, Landrigan CP, Spector ND. I-PASS Mentored Implementation Handoff Curriculum: Champion Training Materials. MedEdPORTAL. 2019 01 10; 15:10794.
Khan A, Spector ND, Baird JD, Ashland M, Starmer AJ, Rosenbluth G, Garcia BM, Litterer KP, Rogers JE, Dalal AK, Lipsitz S, Yoon CS, Zigmont KR, Guiot A, O'Toole JK, Patel A, Bismilla Z, Coffey M, Langrish K, Blankenburg RL, Destino LA, Everhart JL, Good BP, Kocolas I, Srivastava R, Calaman S, Cray S, Kuzma N, Lewis K, Thompson ED, Hepps JH, Lopreiato JO, Yu CE, Haskell H, Kruvand E, Micalizzi DA, Alvarado-Little W, Dreyer BP, Yin HS, Subramony A, Patel SJ, Sectish TC, West DC, Landrigan CP. Patient safety after implementation of a coproduced family centered communication programme: multicenter before and after intervention study. BMJ. 2018 12 05; 363:k4764.
O'Toole JK, Starmer AJ, Calaman S, Campos ML, Goldstein J, Hepps J, Maynard GA, Owolabi M, Patel SJ, Rosenbluth G, Schnipper JL, Sectish TC, Srivastava R, West DC, Yu CE, Landrigan CP, Spector ND. I-PASS Mentored Implementation Handoff Curriculum: Implementation Guide and Resources. MedEdPORTAL. 2018 08 03; 14:10736.
Rosenbluth G, Destino LA, Starmer AJ, Landrigan CP, Spector ND, Sectish TC. I-PASS Handoff Program: Use of a Campaign to Effect Transformational Change. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2018 Jul-Aug; 3(4):e088.
Rosenbluth G. Improving Handoffs: Teaching beyond "Watch One, Do One". J Hosp Med. 2017 12; 12(12):1022-1023.
Rosenbluth G, Burman NJ, Ranji SR, Boscardin CK. Development of a Multi-Domain Assessment Tool for Quality Improvement Projects. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Aug; 9(4):473-478.
Coffey M, Thomson K, Li SA, Bismilla Z, Starmer AJ, O'Toole JK, Blankenburg RL, Rosenbluth G, Cole FS, Yu CE, Hepps JH, Sectish TC, Spector ND, Srivastava R, Allen AD, Mahant S, Landrigan CP. Resident Experiences With Implementation of the I-PASS Handoff Bundle. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Jun; 9(3):313-320.
Khan A, Coffey M, Litterer KP, Baird JD, Furtak SL, Garcia BM, Ashland MA, Calaman S, Kuzma NC, O'Toole JK, Patel A, Rosenbluth G, Destino LA, Everhart JL, Good BP, Hepps JH, Dalal AK, Lipsitz SR, Yoon CS, Zigmont KR, Srivastava R, Starmer AJ, Sectish TC, Spector ND, West DC, Landrigan CP, Allair BK, Alminde C, Alvarado-Little W, Atsatt M, Aylor ME, Bale JF, Balmer D, Barton KT, Beck C, Bismilla Z, Blankenburg RL, Chandler D, Choudhary A, Christensen E, Coghlan-McDonald S, Cole FS, Corless E, Cray S, Da Silva R, Dahale D, Dreyer B, Growdon AS, Gubler L, Guiot A, Harris R, Haskell H, Kocolas I, Kruvand E, Lane MM, Langrish K, Ledford CJW, Lewis K, Lopreiato JO, Maloney CG, Mangan A, Markle P, Mendoza F, Micalizzi DA, Mittal V, Obermeyer M, O'Donnell KA, Ottolini M, Patel SJ, Pickler R, Rogers JE, Sanders LM, Sauder K, Shah SS, Sharma M, Simpkin A, Subramony A, Thompson ED, Trueman L, Trujillo T, Turmelle MP, Warnick C, Welch C, White AJ, Wien MF, Winn AS, Wintch S, Wolf M, Yin HS, Yu CE. Families as Partners in Hospital Error and Adverse Event Surveillance. JAMA Pediatr. 2017 04 01; 171(4):372-381.
Myers JS, Tess AV, McKinney K, Rosenbluth G, Arora VM, Tad-Y D, Vidyarthi AR. Bridging Leadership Roles in Quality and Patient Safety: Experience of 6 US Academic Medical Centers. J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Feb; 9(1):9-13.
Rosenbluth G, Tabas JA, Baron RB. In Reply to Oyler et al. Acad Med. 2016 Jan; 91(1):8.
Rosenbluth G, Tabas JA, Baron RB. What's in It for Me? Maintenance of Certification as an Incentive for Faculty Supervision of Resident Quality Improvement Projects. Acad Med. 2016 Jan; 91(1):56-9.
Vukkadala N, Auerbach A, Maselli JH, Rosenbluth G. Association between ordering patterns and shift-based care in general pediatrics inpatients. J Hosp Med. 2016 Mar; 11(3):210-4.
Rosenbluth G, Jacolbia R, Milev D, Auerbach AD. Half-life of a printed handoff document. BMJ Qual Saf. 2016 May; 25(5):324-8.
Rosenbluth G, Landrigan CP. The authors reply "Variation in printed handoff documents: Results and recommendations from a multicenter needs assessment". J Hosp Med. 2016 Jan; 11(1):81-2.
Rosenbluth G, Garritson S, Green AL, Milev D, Vidyarthi AR, Auerbach AD, Baron RB. Achieving Hand Hygiene Success With a Partnership Between Graduate Medical Education, Hospital Leadership, and Physicians. Am J Med Qual. 2016 11; 31(6):577-583.
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.
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 06; 371(19):1803-12.
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.
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.
Kaiser SV, Asteria-Penaloza R, Vittinghoff E, Rosenbluth G, Cabana MD, Bardach NS. National patterns of codeine prescriptions for children in the emergency department. Pediatrics. 2014 May; 133(5):e1139-47.
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.
Vidyarthi AR, Green AL, Rosenbluth G, Baron RB. Engaging residents and fellows to improve institution-wide quality: the first six years of a novel financial incentive program. Acad Med. 2014 Mar; 89(3):460-8.
Rosenbluth G, O'Brien B, Asher EM, Cho CS. The "zing factor"-how do faculty describe the best pediatrics residents? J Grad Med Educ. 2014 Mar; 6(1):106-11.
Rosenbluth G, Tsang L, Vittinghoff E, Wilson S, Wilson-Ganz J, Auerbach A. Impact of decreased heparin dose for flush-lock of implanted venous access ports in pediatric oncology patients. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2014 May; 61(5):855-8.
Vidyarthi AR, Hamill T, Green AL, Rosenbluth G, Baron RB. Changing resident test ordering behavior: a multilevel intervention to decrease laboratory utilization at an academic medical center. Am J Med Qual. 2015 Jan-Feb; 30(1):81-7.
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.
Rosenbluth G, Fiore DM, Maselli JH, Vittinghoff E, Wilson SD, Auerbach AD. Association between adaptations to ACGME duty hour requirements, length of stay, and costs. Sleep. 2013 Feb 01; 36(2):245-8.
Rosenbluth G, Landrigan CP. Sleep science, schedules, and safety in hospitals: challenges and solutions for pediatric providers. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2012 Dec; 59(6):1317-28.
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.
Rosenbluth G, Wilson SD, Maselli JH, Auerbach AD. Analgesic prescribing practices can be improved by low-cost point-of-care decision support. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2011 Oct; 42(4):623-31.
Rosenbluth G, Wilson SD. Pediatric and neonatal patients are particularly vulnerable to epinephrine dosing errors. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Dec; 56(6):704-5; author reply 705.
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.
Tam EW, Rosenbluth G, Rogers EE, Ferriero DM, Glidden D, Goldstein RB, Glass HC, Piecuch RE, Barkovich AJ. Cerebellar hemorrhage on magnetic resonance imaging in preterm newborns associated with abnormal neurologic outcome. J Pediatr. 2011 Feb; 158(2):245-50.