Michele N Lossius

Michele N Lossius, M.D., F.A.A.P.

Professor And Division Chief For Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Department: MD-PEDS-HOSPITALIST PROGRAM
Business Phone: (352) 273-5400

About Michele N Lossius

My name is Dr. Michele N. Lossius and I work as a pediatric hospital medicine division chief here at UF Health. I obtained my undergraduate and medical degrees from UF and completed residency training in pediatrics at UF Health Shands Hospital. In 2006, I joined the faculty in the UF College of Medicine department of pediatrics in the division of pediatric critical care. I was promoted to division chief of pediatric hospital medicine in 2013 and served as the physician director of quality and safety for pediatrics. In 2019 I assumed the role the chief quality officer for UF Health Shands.

I am proud to have spearheaded novel and innovative programs in education and safety. I participated in TeamStepps Master Training and AAMC Teaching for Quality training. I also completed the Patient Safety Executive Development Program at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and the Intermountain Advanced Training Program in HealthCare Delivery Improvement.

Clinically, I am involved with national projects related to bronchiolitis management, adverse drug events and fever in the neonate. My success in these areas led to invitations to coach and then lead the subsequent national initiatives addressing the care of patients with bronchiolitis by the American Academy of Pediatrics. As the pediatrics physician director of quality and safety, I have worked to reduce variation in care, decrease length of stay, establish protocols and develop strong working relationships across the institution.

I was inspired to pursue medicine from a young age. I started volunteering in Junior High at Womack Army Hospital. I went into medicine for the NICU but loved all the ages so hospital medicine was a natural fit. Today, I am to provide high quality healthcare and to help patients heal physically, emotionally, and spiritually.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2018
MDC7400 Pediatric Clerkship
2018
MDC7401 Senior Pediatric Clk
2018
MDC7124 Family Med/Geriatrics
2018
BMS6812 Intro Clin Med 2
2013-2016
MDT7400 Elect Top/Pediatrics
2011-2013
BMS6811 Clinical Diagnosis
2010-2013
MEL7937 Elect Top/Pediatrics
2024-2025
BMS6091 Hlth Outcomes Plcy 1
2024-2025
BMS6642 The Resp Sys Hlth

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine
    AAP
  • Pediatrics
    AAP

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Pediatrics
Subspecialties
  • Hospital Medicine
Areas of Interest
  • Bacterial gastroenteritis
  • Failure to thrive
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Neonatal abstinence syndrome
  • Orbital cellulitis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Sepsis
  • Urinary tract infection – children

Publications

2022
A Quality Education: A Comprehensive Review of a Combined Longitudinal and Specialty Track Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Medical School Curriculum.
American journal of medical quality : the official journal of the American College of Medical Quality. 37(1):32-38 [DOI] 10.1097/01.JMQ.0000735524.78789.4a. [PMID] 34108392.
2022
Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds: How Clinicians Can Create Balance Between Patient Care, Education, & Work.
Academic pediatrics. 22(6):887-888 [DOI] 10.1016/j.acap.2022.05.003. [PMID] 35644369.
2021
Choosing Wisely in Pediatric Hospital Medicine: 5 New Recommendations to Improve Value.
Hospital pediatrics. 11(11):1179-1190 [DOI] 10.1542/hpeds.2021-006037. [PMID] 34667087.
2021
Transforming the Culture of Peer Review: Implementation Across Three Departments in an Academic Health Center.
Journal of patient safety. 17(8):e1873-e1878 [DOI] 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000692. [PMID] 32195781.
2020
Failure to Thrive in an Infant With a High-Risk Social Situation.
Clinical pediatrics. 59(8):827-830 [DOI] 10.1177/0009922820903519. [PMID] 32028791.
2020
Hypercalcemia from hypervitaminosis A in a child with autism.
Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM. [DOI] 10.1515/jpem-2020-0075. [PMID] 32658863.
2018
Implementing Parental Tobacco Dependence Treatment Within Bronchiolitis QI Collaboratives.
Pediatrics. 141(6) [DOI] 10.1542/peds.2017-3072. [PMID] 29769242.
2018
Multisite Emergency Department Inpatient Collaborative to Reduce Unnecessary Bronchiolitis Care
Pediatrics. 141(2) [DOI] 10.1542/peds.2017-.0830.
2018
Multisite Emergency Department Inpatient Collaborative to Reduce Unnecessary Bronchiolitis Care.
Pediatrics. 141(2) [DOI] 10.1542/peds.2017-0830. [PMID] 29321255.
2017
Evaluation of a Cross Cultural Curriculum: Changing Knowledge, Attitudes and Skills in Pediatric Residents.
Maternal and child health journal. 21(7):1537-1543 [DOI] 10.1007/s10995-017-2282-3. [PMID] 28236158.
2017
Respiratory Scores as a Tool to Reduce Bronchodilator Use in Children Hospitalized With Acute Viral Bronchiolitis.
Hospital pediatrics. 7(5):279-286 [DOI] 10.1542/hpeds.2016-0090. [PMID] 28442541.
2017
The Community Pediatrics Training Initiative Project Planning Tool: A Practical Approach to Community-Based Advocacy.
MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources. 13 [DOI] 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10630. [PMID] 30800831.
2016
An Interprofessional Small-Group Learning Experience in Early Childhood Caries With Fluoride Varnish Application.
MedEdPORTAL : the journal of teaching and learning resources. 12 [DOI] 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10495. [PMID] 30984837.
2016
Implementing a Quality and Safety Agenda in a Children’s Hospital Within a Hospital: Challenges and Successes.
Hospital pediatrics. 6(7):431-3 [DOI] 10.1542/hpeds.2015-0226. [PMID] 27302988.
2014
A persistently febrile adolescent with headache and vision changes.
Pediatric annals. 43(10):402-5 [DOI] 10.3928/00904481-20140924-05. [PMID] 25290127.
2013
A 4-year-old girl with gastroenteritis, anemia, thrombocytopenia, and hematuria.
Clinical chemistry. 59(9):1306-8 [DOI] 10.1373/clinchem.2012.194720. [PMID] 23986504.
2013
Coarctation of the aorta in late adolescence.
The Journal of pediatrics. 162(3):646-646.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.09.022. [PMID] 23102791.
2013
Decreasing unnecessary utilization in acute bronchiolitis care: results from the value in inpatient pediatrics network.
Journal of hospital medicine. 8(1):25-30 [DOI] 10.1002/jhm.1982. [PMID] 23047831.
2012
Pom-001 Phase 1/2 Study of Bmn 701, Gilt-Tagged Recombinant Human (Rh) Gaa in Late-Onset Pompe Disease: Preliminary Report
Molecular Genetics and Metabolism. 105(2) [DOI] 10.1016/j.ymgme.2011.11.040.
2010
Pediatrics in the community: “keep smiling!” the Florida fluoride project.
Pediatrics in review. 31(1) [DOI] 10.1542/pir.31-1-30. [PMID] 20048037.
2010
Preventive oral health care in early childhood: knowledge, confidence, and practices of pediatricians and family physicians in Florida.
The Journal of pediatrics. 157(6):1018-1024.e1 [DOI] 10.1016/j.jpeds.2010.05.045. [PMID] 20655542.
2009
A patient with an unusual cause right lower quadrant pain and vomiting: pyelonephritis of an ectopic right kidney masquerading as acute appendicitis.
Case reports in medicine. 2009 [DOI] 10.1155/2009/638501. [PMID] 20168987.

Grants

Feb 2013 – Feb 2023
CLINICAL TRIAL OPERATING ACCOUNT
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding: UNIV OF FLORIDA

Education

Medical Degree
2003 · University of Florida

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