Arpi Bekmezian, MD

Dr. Bekmezian is a pediatric hospitalist. She serves as the Medical Director of Quality and Safety for the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine and as the Medical Director of Quality and Safety for the Benioff Children's Hospital.
Education
2019 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training, University of California
Internship and Residency, 2005 - Pediatrics, University of California, Los Angeles
M.D., 2002 - Medicine, University of California, San Francisco
B.S., 1998 - Physiological Science, University of California, Los Angeles
Websites
Publications
  1. Expediting Treatment of Seizures in the Intensive Care Nursery.
  2. Effectiveness of Pediatric Asthma Pathways in Community Hospitals: A Multisite Quality Improvement Study.
  3. Nursing Surveillance for Deterioration in Pediatric Patients: An Integrative Review.
  4. Keeping Time: Implementing Appointment-based Family-centered Rounds.
  5. Best practices in implementing inpatient pediatric asthma pathways: a qualitative study.
  6. The effect of early child care attendance on childhood asthma and wheezing: A meta-analysis.
  7. Effectiveness of Pediatric Asthma Pathways for Hospitalized Children: A Multicenter, National Analysis.
  8. Rising utilization of inpatient pediatric asthma pathways.
  9. Clinical pathway improves pediatrics asthma management in the emergency department and reduces admissions.
  10. Emergency department crowding and younger age are associated with delayed corticosteroid administration to children with acute asthma.
  11. Pediatric hospitalist research productivity: predictors of success at presenting abstracts and publishing peer-reviewed manuscripts among pediatric hospitalists.
  12. Boarding admitted children in the emergency department impacts inpatient outcomes.
  13. Research needs of pediatric hospitalists.
  14. Factors associated with prolonged emergency department length of stay for admitted children.
  15. Pediatric emergency departments are more likely than general emergency departments to treat asthma exacerbation with systemic corticosteroids.
  16. Index of suspicion.
  17. Jaundice in a neonate with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
  18. Standardized admission order set improves perceived quality of pediatric inpatient care.
  19. Index of suspicion.
  20. Case 1: A limping child...with abdominal pain.
  21. Staff-only pediatric hospitalist care of patients with medically complex subspecialty conditions in a major teaching hospital.
  22. Characterization of beta-hexosaminidase secretion in rabbit lacrimal gland.
  23. Persistence of myosin heavy chain-based fiber types in innervated but silenced rat fast muscle.
  24. Na-K-ATPase in lacrimal gland acinar cell endosomal system: correcting a case of mistaken identity.