Hospital Medicine (IMT)

The Inpatient Management Team (IMT) is an active group of 10 pediatric hospitalists who are highly involved in resident education. We provide care to inpatients in 2 locations-- at the main CT Children’s Medical Center in Hartford and at the satellite 12-bed inpatient unit located at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut. Division members include a group of Advanced Practice Providers (APRN's and PA's), who are integrated into the work flow of the inpatient areas in Hartford and can lend a helping hand to new trainees. The APPs work directly with the attendings and do not require senior resident oversight, though are fully engaged in patient handoffs with the resident teams. They are highly proficient and can serve as excellent role models of care and collaboration on the inpatient service.

The Division has a three-fold mission: (1) outstanding evidence-driven and value-based care, (2) excellence in teaching, and (3) vibrant academic productivity. In our clinical mission, we provide care to all medical inpatients that do not have a subspecialist or community physician directing their care. Currently over 97% of all general medical admissions are placed on the hospitalist service. In addition, the Division provides consults and co-management for select surgical sub-specialty patients, assisting in complex health needs to provide these children with even higher quality and breadth of coverage. In 2015, we began a new “evening hospitalist” model, adding to the supervision and teaching of residents in the late evening hours, ensuring adequate oversight as well as ensuring high quality of care. As with the field of Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) overall, the Division has seen tremendous growth, expanding by 70% in patient volume over the past 5 years. Last year, the hospitalists oversaw more than 6,000 inpatient encounters at our Hartford Campus including over 2,000 admissions, accounting for over 25% of all inpatient days.

In our teaching, we seek to provide an environment that maximizes learning for a wide variety of disciplines, including residents, medical students, nurses, PAs, and nurse practitioners. Our faculty members provide supervision of the residents and medical students during their inpatient rotations, and provide the bulk of inpatient feedback and evaluation. In our teaching, we focus a great deal on evidence-based inpatient pediatrics, with an emphasis on clinical reasoning. We also focus on effective navigation of a complex health system. The Division has won four major teaching awards from residents and medical students in the past two years (2014-2016), a testament to how much we value this part of what we do. Members of the Division are involved in research in the areas of medical education and quality improvement, with a particular interest in new curricula and in standardizing care via the use of Clinical Pathways. We welcome and encourage resident participation in both new and ongoing projects.

The Inpatient Management Team (IMT) is an active group of 10 pediatric hospitalists who are highly involved in resident education. We provide care to inpatients in 2 locations-- at the main CT Children’s Medical Center in Hartford and at the satellite 12-bed inpatient unit located at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut. Also in the Division area group of outstanding Advanced Practitioners (APRN's and PA's), who are integrated into the resident teams in Hartford and often lend a helping hand to new trainees as they grow accustomed to the rapid pace of the inpatient units.

Hospital Medicine (IMT) Faculty

Anand Sekaran, M.D.
Associate Professor
Division Head and Medical Director
asekaran@connecticutchildrens.org

Emilee Colella, M.D.
Assistant Professor
EColella@connecticutchildrens.org

Richard Johnson, M.D.
Associate Professor
Faculty Education Coordinator
rijohns@connecticutchildrens.org

Kathy Kalkbrenner, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Kkalkbrenner@connecticutchildrens.org

Sumith Madhavarapu, M.D.
Assistant Professor
SMadhavarapu@connecticutchildrens.org

Christopher McDermott, M.D.
Assistant Professor
cmcdermott@connecticutchildrens.org

Marta Neubauer, M.D.
Assistant Professor
mneubauer@connecticutchildrens.org

Christine Skurkis, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Associate Residency Program Director
cskurki@connecticutchildrens.org

Catherine Sullivan, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor
cbsulli@connecticutchildrens.org

MacDara Tynan, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Waterbury unit
Mtynan@connecticutchildrens.org

Ilana Waynik, M.D.
Assistant Professor
iwaynik@connecticutchildrens.org

 

 

Anand Sekaran, M.D.
Anand Sekaran, M.D.

University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program, Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Medical Education, 4H, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106