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Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH

Attending Physician

Director of Research, Pediatric Advanced Care Team

Director, General Pediatrics Fellowship Progarm


1981-1985 National Merit Scholarship
1985 Captain, Princeton Heavyweight Crew, Lyman Biddle Medal for Sportsmanship
1985-1986 Rotary International Scholarship
1988-1992 Benjamin and Mary Siddons Measey Foundation Scholarship
1992 Wood Fellowship, College of Physicians of Philadelphia
1992 Logan Clendening Traveling Fellowship in the History of Medicine
1992 History of Medicine Prize, University of Pennsylvania
1992-1993 ACOG-Ortho Fellow, History of American Obstetrics and Gynecology
1993 William Osler Medal, American Association of the History of Medicine
1995 AOA Medical Society
1995 Marie Leebron Prize in Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
1996 Dwight J. Ingle Memorial Writers Award, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine
1999 Creative Medical Writing Contest Finalist, Journal of General Internal Medicine
2002 Stanley Stamm Role Model in Medicine Award, Residents in the Pediatric Training Program, University of Washington


Feudtner C. The Bittersweet Transformation of Diabetes: A Paradigm of Chronic Illness Change in Modern America. University of North Carolina Press, forthcoming.

Book chapters:
Feudtner C. Pathway to health: juvenile diabetes mellitus and the origins of managerial medicine. In The Formative Years: Childhood Health and Health Care 1880-2000. Stern A, Markel H (Eds.). 2002, University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Board:
Exceptional Parent magazine

Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association
Journal of the American Medical Association
Journal of General Internal Medicine
Bulletin of the History of Medicine
Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry


Professional and scientific societies:
Ambulatory Pediatric Association
Society for Pediatric Research
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association for the History of Medicine
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

Special national responsibilities:
1999-2001 - Member, Grantee Advisory Committee, RWJ Foundation program for Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care
2001 - Osler Medal Selection Committee, American Assoc. History of Medicine
2001 - Historical Abstracts Selection Committee Chair, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
2002 - present - Member, Health Services Working Group for the National Children's Study
2002- present - Garrison Lecturer Selection Committee, American Assoc. History Medicine

Special local responsibilities:
1999-2002  Facilitator, Washington State Father's Network, Annual workshop on coping for fathers of children with disabilities

Original Papers

Simon TD, Berry J, Feudtner C, Stone BL, Sheng X, Bratton SL, Dean JM, Srivastava R. Children with complex chronic conditions in inpatient hospital settings in the United States. Pediatrics. 2010 Oct;126(4):647-55. Epub 2010 Sep 20. Read abstract.

Daymont C, Hwang WT, Feudtner C, Rubin D. Head-circumference distribution in a large primary care network differs from CDC and WHO curves. Pediatrics. 2010 Oct;126(4):e836-42. Epub 2010 Sep 20. Read abstract.

Weiss PF, Klink AJ, Localio R, Hall M, Hexem K, Burnham JM, Keren R, Feudtner C. Corticosteroids may improve clinical outcomes during hospitalization for Henoch-Schönlein purpura. Pediatrics. 2010 Oct;126(4):674-81. Epub 2010 Sep 20. Read abstract.

Weiss PF, Klink AJ, Luan X, Feudtner C. Temporal Association of Streptococcus, Staphylococcus, and Parainfluenza Pediatric Hospitalizations and Hospitalized Cases of Henoch-Schonlein Purpura. J Rheumatol. 2010 Sep 15. [Epub ahead of print] Read abstract.

Feudtner C, Carroll KW, Hexem KR, Silberman J, Kang TI, Kazak AE. Parental hopeful patterns of thinking, emotions, and pediatric palliative care decision making: a prospective cohort study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2010 Sep;164(9):831-9. Read abstract.

Feudtner C, Pati S, Goodman DM, Kahn MG, Sharma V, Hutto JH, Levin JE, Slonim AD, Hall M, Shah SS. State-level child health system performance and the likelihood of readmission to children's hospitals. Pediatr. 2010 Jul;157(1):98-102.e1. Epub 2010 Mar 20. Read abstract

Chris Feudtner, Dimitri A. Christakis, Frederick J. Zimmerman, John H. Muldoon, John M. Neff, Thomas D. Koepsell.  “Characteristics of Deaths Occurring in Children’s Hospitals: Implications for Supportive Care Services.” Pediatrics 109 (May 2002): 887-93.

 Feudtner C. Taking care of hope. Am J Bioeth. 2010 May;10(5):26-7. No abstract available.



Chris Feudtner, Maria J. Silveira, Dimitri A. Christakis.  “Where Do Children with Complex Chronic Conditions Die? Patterns in Washington State, 1980-1998.” Pediatrics 109 (April 2002): 656-660.

Cornelius W. Van Niel, Chris Feudtner, Michelle M. Garrison, Dimitri A. Christakis. “Lactobacillus Therapy for Infectious Diarrhea in Children: A Meta-Analysis.” Pediatrics 109 (April 2002): 678-684.


Weiss PF, Klink AJ, Hexem K, Burnham JM, Leonard MB, Keren R, Localio R, Feudtner C. Variation in inpatient therapy and diagnostic evaluation of children with Henoch Schönlein purpura. J Pediatr. 2009 Dec;155(6):812-818.e1. Epub 2009 Jul 29. Read abstract.


Weiss PF, Arabshahi B, Johnson A, Bilaniuk LT, Zarnow D, Cahill AM, Feudtner C, Cron RQ. High prevalence of temporomandibular joint arthritis at disease onset in children with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, as detected by magnetic resonance imaging but not by ultrasound. Arthritis Rheum. 2008 Apr;58(4):1189-96. Read abstract.

Posters and Presentations

Lectures by invitation
1995 - Therapeutic resolution: individual diabetic patient care and the shifting roles of experimentation in 20th century American medical practice. Regulating Human Experimentation in the United States: The Lessons of History conference, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons.

1999 - Lives of managed hope and sorrow:  untold tales of juvenile diabetes before insulin. Department of Social Medicine, Harvard University.

2000 - Table talk:  diabetes, managerial medicine, and the ambit of ‘ambiguous ambivalence. The Cowie Symposium on the History of Pediatrics, University of Michigan.


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