Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Medical Director, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Performance Improvement (2012 - Present)
  • Fellowship Director, Stanford University Clinical Excellence Research Center (2011 - Present)
  • Physician Lead, Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Performance Improvement (2010 - 2012)

Honors & Awards


  • Faculty Teaching Honor Roll with Letter of Teaching Distinction, Faculty Teaching Honor Roll with Letter of Teaching Distinction (2013)
  • Faculty Teaching Honor Roll with Letter of Teaching Distinction, Stanford University School of Medicine (2012)
  • Faculty Teaching Honor Roll, Stanford University School of Medicine (2011)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics (2011 - Present)
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians (2011 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Residency:University of Michigan Health System (2010) MI
  • Residency:University of Michigan Health System (2009) MI
  • Internship:University of Michigan Health System (2006) MI
  • Medical Education:University of Michigan (2005) MI
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2009)
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (2009)

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


Research interest focuses on improving clinical processes using a "Lean" business strategy and engaging clinicains in systems based clinical improvement efforts.

Publications

Journal Articles


  • Better Health, Less Spending: Stanford University‚Äôs Clinical Excellence Research Center Health Management, Policy and Innovation Platchek, T., Rebitzer, R., Zulman, D., Milstein, A. 2014; 2 (1): 10-17
  • Better Health, Less Spending: Delivery Innovation for Ischemic Cerebrovascular Disease. Stroke; a journal of cerebral circulation Kalanithi, L., Tai, W., Conley, J., Platchek, T., Zulman, D., Milstein, A. 2014

    View details for DOI 10.1161/STROKEAHA.114.006236

    View details for PubMedID 25123221

  • Lean Health Care for the Hospitalist Hospital Medicine Clinics Platchek, T., Kim, C. 2012; 1 (1): e148-160

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