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  • Main Hospital

    Washington, District of Columbia 20010
    1-888-884-BEAR (2327)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics/Critical Care
  • American Board of Pediatrics

National Provider ID: 1275610560


David Stockwell, M.D., is medical director of the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) 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.

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has a working relationship (i.e. consulting, research, and/or educational services) with the companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

Outside Interests

  • Pascal Metrics 


(2006) Pediatric Critical Care

An International Assessment of a WebBased Diagnostic Tool in Critically Ill Children

(2008) Technological Health Care

Detecting Medication Errors A Job for Six Sigma

(2007) Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

National Institute of Health Critical Care

(2008) Patient Safety

Overcoming Organizational Barriers Collecting Error Reporting systems

(2008) Pediatric Informatics

Patient Safety in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

(2007) Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Basic Science And Clinical Evidence

Pediatric Academic Societies 2008 Annual Meeting

(2008) Identifying Adverse Events Electronically: Utilizing Triggers Across Institutions

Physician Team Management Affects Goal Achievement in the Intensive Care Unit

(2007) Pediatric Critical Care Medicine