Education and Training
MD - Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Pediatrics - Chief Resident, St. Christopher's Hospital, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Resident)
Cardiology - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Pediatric Critical Care - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Cardiac ICU Medicine and ECMO - Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK
Pediatric CardiologyPediatric Critical CarePediatrics
MS - Drexel University, College of Information Science and Technology, Philadelphia, PA
Titles and Academic Titles
Assistant Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Departments and Services
Perioperative Care of Tetralogy of Fallot
High Resolution Physiologic Data Capture and Analysis
Leadership, Team Dynamics, Human Factors
Bates KE, Bird GL, Shea JA, Apkon M, Shaddy RE, Metlay JP: A tool to measure shared clinical understanding following handoffs to help evaluate handoff quality. J Hosp Med 9(3): 142-147, March 2014.
Kirsch RE, Glatz AC, Gaynor JW, Nicolson SC, Spray TL, Wernovsky G, Bird GL: Results of elective repair at 6 months or less in 277 patients with Tetralogy of Fallot: A 14 year experience at a single center. J Thorac Cadiovasc Surg 147(2): 713-717, February 2014.
Coarctation of the Aorta. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 5th Edition, Schwartz, MW. (eds.). 2007.
Anomalous Coronary Artery. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 5th Edition, Schwartz MW. (eds.). 2007.
Bird GL.: Anomalous Coronary Artery. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 4th Edition Schwartz, MW. (eds.). 2005.
Coarctation of the Aorta. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 4th Edition, Schwartz MW. (eds.). 2005.
Bird GL.: Anomalous Coronary Artery. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 3rd Edition Schwartz MW. (eds.). 2002.
Bird GL.: Coarctation of the Aorta. The 5-Minute Pediatric Consult. 3rd Edition, Schwartz MW. (eds.). 2002.
Marino BS, Bird GL, Wernovsky G: Diagnosis and management of the newborn with suspected congenital heart disease. Clinics in Perinatology. W. B. Saunders, Philadelphia, PA. 28(1): 91-136, March 2001.
Posters and Presentations
Kennedy A, Veneziale K, Bird GL, Gaynor JW: The benefits of instituting a data management strategy in a cardiac center. CHOP Quality and Patient Safety Day February 2015 Notes: Poster Presentation at 18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, February 2015, Scottsdale, AZ.
Gaies M, Tabbutt S, Bird GL, Alten J, Shekerdemian L, Klugman D, Thiagarajan R, Gaynor JW, Jacobs J, Nicolson S, Donohue JE, Yu S, Pasquali S, Cooper DS: Clinical epidemiology of extubation failure in pediatric cardiac intensive care units: An analysis of the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium (PC4) Registry. Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Annual Meeting December 2014 Notes: Poster Presentation at the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society Annual Meeting, December 2014, FL.
Bates KE, Shea JA, Bird GL, Field C, Nandi D, Shaddy RE, Metlay JP: Development and preliminary testing of the Care Process Error Reporting Tool (CPERT). Academy for Healthcare Improvement Annual Meeting May 2014 Notes: Oral Presentation, at Academy for Healthcare Improvement Annual Meeting, May 2014, Baltimore, MD.
Bamat N, Connelly J, Williams S, Hedrick H, McCloskey JJ, Kilbaugh TJ, Kirsch RE, Bird GL, Rintoul N: Education and training in extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for pediatric residents: Curriculum creation and implementation of an elective rotation at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. 24th Annual ELSO Conference September 2013 Notes: Poster Presentation, at 24th Annual ELSO Conference, September 2013, Philadelphia, PA.
McIntosh A, Keller MS, Naim MY, Krishnamurthy G, Bird GL, Itkin M: Treatment of chylous effusions in children using thoracic duct embolization (TDE). Society for Pediatric Radiology 2013 Annual Meeting May 2013 Notes: Poster Presentation at the Society for Pediatric Radiology 2013 Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course, May 2013, San Antonio, TX.
Bates K, Apkon M, Shaddy RE, Bird GL: Establishing the reliability and validity of a novel instrument to measure the quality of information exchange during handoffs. 2013 Academy for Healthcare Improvement's Conference April 2013 Notes: Poster Presentation at the 2013 Academy for Healthcare Improvement's Conference on "Doing Research at the Front Line of Improving Health Cared", April 2013, Arlington, VA.
"The Fickle Promise of Big Data: A Primer to Help see through the Hype." Cardiology 2015 - 18th Annual Update on Pediatric Cardiovascular Disease, Phoenix, AZ, Feb 2015.
"What Can the Chest X-ray Show You?", The Essentials of Neonatal CHD: A Primer for Nurses and Frontline Providers, lecture at the 18th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, Scottsdale, AZ, Feb 2015.
"When the pumper needs a blower: case based review of ventilatory support for the patient on circulatory support." Respiratory Care Week Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Oct 2014.
"Organizational Learning from Critical Event Review: the Philadelphia Experience." Risky Business Paediatrics Day 2014: Learning from Others, London, UK, Sept 2014.
"The lack of evidence for culture = outcomes, and why that simply doesn't matter." Cardiology 2014 - 17th Annual Update on Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Disease, Orlando, FL, Feb 2014.
Ventilator Management in Complex Congenital Heart Disease: A Case-Based Overview, Respiratory Care Week Conference, Philadelphia, PA, Oct 2013.
Awards and Honors
2013, Physician Partnering Award nominated by CHOP Cardiac Center Nursing Leadership
2009, "Outstanding Attending" in CICU Emmy Awards as voted upon by CICU Nursing Staff
2006, SuPEERior person by Employee Peers for Demonstrating Service Excellence
Editorial and Academic Positions
2014-present, Congenital Heart Disease, ad-hoc reviewer
Academic and Institutional Committees
2013-present, Member, CICU Physician Representative, PHN Learning Collaborative
2013-present, Member, Department of Pediatrics Chair's Initiative for Thrombosis Prevention and Treatment in Cardiac Patients
2013-present, Member, Cardiac Center Operations Committee
2013-present, Member, Cardiac Center Thrombosis Team Committee
2013-2014, Lead CICU Physician, Surgical Site Infection Leadership and Steering Committee, TGA Pathway Development Team
2013-2014, Member, Quality of Care Concern Committee
2012-present, Member, Clinical Data Reporting and Quality Subcommittee of the Information Systems Steering Committee, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff
2012-present, CICU Physician Representative, Cardiac Center Morbidity and Mortality Conference Organizing Committee
2012-present, Lead CICU Physician for NEAR4KIDS (National Emergency Airway Registry)
2012-present, Member, CHOP Quality Improvement Committee
2012-2014, Lead CICU Physician Representative, Database/Registry Efforts, VPS National Cardiac Advisory Group Committee
2012-2014, Lead CICU Physician for Virtual PICU Systems (VPS)
2011-present, Member, Medical Education Council
2011-present, Member, Medical Device Committee
2010-present, Departmental Patient Safety Officer, Cardiac Center
2010-present, Medical Director, CICU Quality and Patient Safety Team
2010-present, Member, Unit Leadership Partners Committee
2010-present, Member, ECMO Operations Committee
2010-present, Member, ECMO Anticoagulation Workgroup Committee
2010-present, Member, Advisor/Sponsor/Lead Clinician for dozens of Root Cause Analyses, and Apparent Cause Analyses across the Cardiac Center and across CHOP's Enterprise
2009-present, Cardiac ICU Patient Safety Officer
2009-present, Chair, CICU Continuous Quality Improvement Committee
2009-present, Member, Safekeeping Steering Committee
2006-present, Founding Faculty, Center for Biomedical Informatics
2004-present, Information Systems Steering Committee, Executive Committee of the Medical Staff
1999-present, Continuing Medical Education Committee
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2004-present, Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Society
2006-present, Multi-Societal Pediatric and Congenital Cardiovascular Database Committee
2006-present, American Medical Informatics Association
2004-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
1996-present, Society of Critical Care Medicine
1994-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
Patient Experience Ratings
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