Tessie October, MD, MPH Critical Care Specialist

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Critical Care, 2007
    Columbia University Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 2004
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 2002
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 2001
    University of Washington School of Medicine
  • BA, 1997
    City College of New York
News

News

Tessie W. October, MD, MPH

Physician-Researcher Receives NIH Grant for Improving Patient-Provider Communications

Tessie October, MD, MPH, a critical care physician and researcher at Children’s National Health System and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The George Washington University, received a perfectly scored K23 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to study “Enhancing Parent-Provider Communication During Critical Illness.”

Patient-Centered Family Conferences Can Boost Satisfaction With Pediatric ICU Care

Researchers sought to clarify the association between the patient-centered nature of physicians’ communication patterns and the degree to which parents were satisfied with decision-making during family conferences in the PICU.

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Lakin's Story

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For the Bassler family, this past spring was filled with big changes and new learnings about type 1 diabetes. For Lakin, it was about learning to live with her disease.

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