Evan S. Fieldston is assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and attending physician in the Division of General Pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
He has been active in policy and advocacy work related to children for many years, with efforts at the local, regional, and national levels. His current research focuses on systems of pediatric care, notably children’s hospitals. His research focuses on issues of workload, workforce, and quality of care, including investigations and operations work on patient flow, resource utilization, and process improvement. The broad theme of his work is evidence-based management. He also has an interest in behavioral economics, particularly in regard to incentives directed to parents for their adherence to home management guidelines in childhood asthma.
Dr. Fieldston obtained his undergraduate degree from Princeton University, where he was in the Woodrow Wilson School of Public Policy & International Affairs and focused on health policy and economics. He attended the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the Wharton School, where he obtained his MD and MBA in 2003. He was a resident in pediatrics at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and served as chief resident there. From 2007-10, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and earned his Masters in Health Policy Research (MSHP).
In 2010, Dr. Fieldston received a Young Investigators Award from the Society of Hospital Medicine to support his research on workload, workforce, and quality of care in children’s hospitals.
Health care management
Health care policy
Health care workforce and education
Quality and safety
Sills MR, Hall M, Simon HK, Fieldston ES, Brogan TV, Hain PD, Fagbuyi DB, Mundorff MB, Hatfield M, Shah SS. Limited Inpatient Capacity Reserve at Children's Hospitals: Evaluation of the H1N1 Pandemic and Implications for Preparedness. Emerg Infect Dis. (2011, in press).
Fieldston ES, Alpern ER, Nadel FM, Shea JA, Alessandrini EA. A Qualitative Assessment of Reasons for Non-urgent Visits to the Emergency Department (ED): Parent and Health Professionals Opinions. Pediatr Emerg Care (2011, in press).
Fieldston ES, Hall M, Shah SS, Hain PD, Sills MR, Slonim AD, Myers AL, Cannon C, Pati S. Addressing inpatient crowding by smoothing occupancy at children’s hospitals. J Hosp Med (2011, in press).
Fieldston ES, Ragavan M, Jayaraman B, Allebach K, Pati S, Metlay JP. Scheduled Admissions and High Occupancy at a Children’s Hospital. J Hosp Med 2011;6:81-7.
Scarfone RJ, Coffin S, Fieldston ES, Falkowski G, Cooney M, Grenfell S. Hospital-based Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response: Strategies to Increase Surge Capacity. Pediatr Emerg Care (2011, in press).
Sills MR, Hall M, Simon HK, Fieldston ES, Walter N, Levin JE, Brogan TV, Hain PD, Goodman DM, Fritch-Levens DD, Fagbuyi DB, Mundorff MB, Libby AM, Anderson HO, Padula WV, Shah SS. Resource Burden at Children’s Hospitals Experiencing Surge Volumes during the Spring 2009 H1N1 Influenza Pandemic. Acad Emerg Med 2011;18:158-66.
Fieldston ES, Hall M, Sills MR, Slonim AD, Myers AL, Cannon C, Pati S, Shah SS. Children’s hospitals do not acutely respond to high occupancy. Pediatrics 2010;125:974-981.
Fieldston ES, Puig A, Metlay JP, Shea JA, Pati S. Physicians’ Views on Incentives for Adherence in Childhood Asthma. Pediatric Asthma, Allergy, and Immunology 2009;22:175-188.