2nd Annual Midwest Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference

Kansas City, Missouri
Friday, June 11, 2010

Bruce Banwart, MD

Dr. Bruce Banwart is a faculty member in the Section of Critical Care and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Banwart is board certified in Pediatrics and Critical Care.

Jeffrey Bennett, MD, FAAP, FHM

Dr. Jeffrey S. Bennett is the Director of the Section of Inpatient Pediatrics at Kentucky Children’s Hospital, University of Kentucky, where he is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Bennett received his bachelor’s degree in biochemistry at Texas A&M University in 1990, and graduated from Texas A&M University Health Science Center in 1994. He entered the Air Force upon graduation, completing his residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Medical Center/Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Dayton, OH, in 1997. He then went on to complete a fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2000. Professional experience includes leadership roles as Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Clinic Team Chief, Wright Patterson Medical Center from 2000-04. Since 2004, Dr. Bennett has established the hospitalist program at Kentucky Children’s Hospital and was named the Associate Medical Director for quality and Safety in 2007. He is happily married to Tara and has two great kids, Hayden (8) and Lauren (5). Hobbies include woodworking and home remodeling.



Doug Carlson, MD

Douglas Carlson, M.D. is a Professor of Pediatrics and Director of  the Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Washington University and St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Carlson is boarded in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He has been a full-time pediatric hospitalist since 1998. Dr. Carlson is also the Director of Pediatric Medical Student Education at Washington University.

Jeffrey Colvin, MD

Dr. Jeffrey Colvin is a faculty member in the Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine.  Dr. Colvin received his undergraduate degree at Johns Hopkins University.  He then earned his law degree at Columbia University in New York and his medical degree at the Medical College of Georgia.  He completed his pediatric residency at Boston Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center.  Since coming to CMH, he helped found the Legal Aid Referral Program (LARP), a collaboration between CMH and Legal Aid, to use legal methods to improve patient health.


Carolyn Delaney, MD

Dr. Carolyn Delaney attended Washington University School of Medicine and went on to train in pediatrics at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Dr. Delaney is board certified in pediatrics by the American Board of Pediatrics and is a Fellow of the AAP. She has been with the Children’s Hospital hospitalist group since July 2003.


Cortney Demetris, M

Dr. Cortney Demetris has been a practicing hospitalist at Peyton Manning Children's Hospital (PMCH) in Indianapolis, Indiana for nearly 5 years. She has had a long standing interest in child advocacy and in 2008 she co-founded the Child Protection Team at PMCH and is currently the Co-Medical Director. Dr. Demetris splits her clinical time between hospital medicine and child abuse.  She is working towards her board eligibility in Child Abuse and plans to sit for the boards in 2013. She received her medical training at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine and did her pediatric residency at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

Craig Friesen, MD

Dr. Craig Friesen is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, the Medical Director of the Abdominal Pain Program, and Section Chief for the Section of Gastroenterology. Dr. Friesen is board certified in Pediatrics and Gastroenterology.



Julia Kesterson, MD


Dr. Julia Kesterson is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and full time faculty member in the Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics.

Stephanie Kuhlmann, DO, FAAP

Dr. Stephanie Kuhlmann received her medical degree from Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Tulsa, OK, and completed residency training at University of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita, Wichita, KS. She is board certified in General Pediatrics. Dr. Kuhlmann’s particular areas of interest within specialty are being a pediatrics hospitalist and performing sedations.

Aaron Miller, MD, MSPH

Dr. Aaron Miller is an Instructor of Pediatrics at Washington University in St. Louis.  Dr. Miller is board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases.


Brian Pate, MD, FAAP, FHM

Dr. Brian Pate completed undergraduate training at Creighton University in Omaha, NE and returned to his home state of Kansas to earn his MD at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. He completed a residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Mercy Hospitals & Clinics in Kansas City, MO where his special interests were Critical Care, Cardiology and medical leadership. Following residency, Dr. Pate joined the then fledgling group of Hospitalists at Children’s Mercy as Director of Clinical Services, where he was responsible for quality improvement, clinical competence and clinical policy and procedure. After serving in this capacity for 3 years, he was promoted to his current position as Chief of the Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Children’s Mercy.

Dr. Pate is an assistant professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine, fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and a charter member of the Section on Hospital Care. He continues to be an active member of the Society of Hospital Medicine, currently serving on the Pediatric Committee. Dr. Pate is a graduate of the Intermountain Healthcare Advanced Training Program in Quality Improvement and a certified Medical Safety Officer.

Dr. Pate is currently the contributing editor on behalf of the AAP Section of Hospital Medicine for AAP’s “Grand Rounds” and has also served as an editor for the Journal of Hospital Medicine and Quality and Safety in HealthCare. Dr. Pate has enjoyed the privilege of speaking nationally on several topics in Pediatric Hospital Medicine including integration with primary care providers, academic Hospital Medicine programs and maximizing return on investment in Hospital Medicine. Dr. Pate’s most recent text publication is the chapter, “Pediatric Hospital Staffing”, in the textbook, Pediatric Hospital Medicine: Textbook of Inpatient Management.


Ken Pituch, MD


Dr. Ken Pituch has been the director of the pediatric hospitalist program at CS Mott Children's Hospital, University of Michigan, since 2003.


Mary Ann Queen, MD, FAAP

Dr. Mary Ann Queen is a graduate of the University of Kansas, School of Medicine and a lifelong Kansas City resident.  She completed her residency at The Children’s Mercy Hospitalist & Clinics.  She is currently an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The University of Missouri – Kansas City, School of Medicine. She is a former Associate Program Director at the Children’s Mercy Hospital Pediatric Residency program and has been heavily involved in resident and medical student education since her days as a chief resident.


In 1997 four colleagues and she joined the hospitalist medicine movement by starting a program at Children’s Mercy.   She is currently the Assistant Section Chief for Pediatric Hospital Medicine section.  Besides medical education, her other interests include the care of the medically-complex patient and the role of 360 degree evaluations.  Dr Queen is a member of the AAP, Section of Hospitalist Medicine, SHM and the APA.

Joseph T "Jay" Snow, MD

Dr. Joseph Snow is a faculty member in the Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Children’s Hospital & Medical Center in Omaha, NE and is board certified in Pediatrics.

David Zipes, MD, FAAP, FHM

Dr. David Zipes has been a full time pediatric hospitalist since completing his pediatric residency training from Cincinnati Children’s in 1996. In addition to being the first pediatric hospitalist in Indiana, he is the founding member and current director of the Pediatric Hospitalist Service at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital at St.Vincent in Indianapolis, Indiana. He has successfully integrated his group into virtually all aspects of the children’s hospital and the number of hospitalists has grown from two to nine under his tutelage.

He is nationally prominent in the field of pediatric hospital medicine and has contributed to multiple articles and textbooks. He was the founding member of the Society of Hospital Medicine’s Pediatric Committee and has served on their Board of Directors and as Secretary. Additionally, he was integral in the development of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine core curriculum, the PRIS network and the Tri Sponsored Pediatric Hospital Medicine Annual Meeting. He has been active in meeting planning for the Society of Hospital Medicine and is the Co-Chair for the 2008 Tri Sponsored Pediatric Hospital Medicine Meeting. He was the recipient of SHM's prestigious Award of Excellence for Service to Hospital Medicine.



Contact Information

    Crowne Plaza Hotel- Downtown
    1301 Wyandotte Street
    Kansas City, MO 64105

    Lobby- Registration - (816) 474-6664
    Toll Free -                 (877) 2 CROWNE
    Fax -                         (816) 474-0424
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    Early Bird Registration  $190
        Ends Mar 30, 2010:

    Regular Registration  $200
        Mar 31 to  May 11

    Late Registration  $225
        May 12 - June 11

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