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David Christopher Stockwell, MD, MBA

The Center for Hospital-based Specialties

Critical Care Medicine

Medical Director, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)

Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics/Critical Care
American Board of Pediatrics
National Provider Identifier1275610560

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

David Stockwell, MD, is medical director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and has a specialized interest in cardiac intensive care. He works to ensure that families feel welcome and comfortable in intensive care units, which can be an intimidating experience. In addition to his responsibilities in the PICU, Dr. Stockwell is Children's Medical Director of Patient Safety, leading the organization in a Safety First Initiative.

Additionally, Dr. Stockwell is adept at applying the latest technology to pediatric medicine. He has designed a website specifically for pediatricians to use in their practices,, which was recently recognized by the Lancet, an independent and authoritative voice in medicine.

Dr. Stockwell has one child, loves fly fishing, and is an avid baseball and Kansas Jayhawks basketball fan.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education University of Kansas Lawrence, KSBachelor of Science 1987 -1992
Medical School Univ of Oklahoma at Oklahoma City College of Medicine Oklahoma City, OKDoctor of Medicine 1995 -1999
National & International Recognitions
Washington Post Magazine Super Doctors2011
Best Doctors in America2008
Best Doctors in America2007
Dr. David Lewis Memorial Outstanding Fellow AwardChildren’s National Medical Center2006
William A. Delaney, Jr. AwardUniversity of Oklahoma College of Medicine1999

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberAmerican Academy of Pediatrics1999 - 2009
FellowAmerican Academy of Pediatrics2006 - 2009
MemberAmerican Medical Informatics Association2002 - 2009
MemberSociety of Critical Care MedicinePediatric Critical Care Section2003 - 2009
MemberAmerican Academy of PediatricsCouncil on Clinical Information Technology 2001 - 2009
MemberChild Health Corporation of AmericaQuality and Safety Leaders Steering Committee2009
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
Principal InvestigatorAutomated Adverse Event Detection Collaborative 2008
Book Chapter, Stockwell,D.C. (2008), Overcoming Organizational Barriers - Collecting: Error Reporting systems, In Stockwell,D.C., Pediatric Informatics, New York, NY, Springer Verlag.

Conference Presentation - Poster, Stockwell, D.C. (2008), Physicians as Leaders and Managers of their Clinical Teams, Poster session presented at the George Washington University School of Medicine Faculty Development Workshop , Washington, DC

Conference Presentation - Poster, Stockwell,D.C. (2008), Patient Safety, Poster session presented at the National Institute of Health Critical Care, Bethesda, MD

Conference Presentation - Poster, Stockwell D.C., Meuthing, SE, et al. (2008), Identifying Adverse Events Electronically: Utilizing Triggers Across Institutions, Poster session presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies 2008 Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI

Journal Article, Thomas, N.J., Ramnarayan, P., Bell, M.J., Maheshwari, P., Wilson, S., Nazarian, E.B., Phipps, L.M., Stockwell, D.C., Engel, M., Maffei, F.A., Vyas, H.G., Britto, J.F. (2008), An International Assessment of a Web-Based Diagnostic Tool in Critically Ill Children, Technological Health Care, 16, 2, 103-110.

Journal Article, Stockwell, D.C., (2007), Detecting Medication Errors: A Job for Six Sigma, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 8, 2, 190-192.

Journal Article, Stockwell, D.C., (2007), Physician Team Management Affects Goal Achievement in the Intensive Care Unit, Pediatric Critical Care Medicine , 8, 6, 540-545.

Book Chapter, Stockwell, D.C., (2007), Patient Safety in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit, In Stockwell, D.C., , Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Basic Science And Clinical Evidence, New York, NY, Springer Verlag.

Book Chapter, Stockwell, D.C., Sharangpani, A. (2006), Allergy, In Stockwell, D.C., Sharangpani, A., Pediatric Critical Care, Philadelphia, PA, Williams & Wilkins.

Book, Stockwell, Ottolini, Smith & Ryan (2004), Checklists in Pediatrics, New York, NY.

For a more comprehensive list of publications for David Stockwell, MD, MBA view the National Library of Medicine’s PubMed online database

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