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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Maggie's Story

Maggie is home June 2012

"This is a difficult journey. I had pictured a million scenarios, but luckily for Maggie, it worked out wonderfully and now we have our baby girl back and we can concentrate on her and our family and keeping her healthy."

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