Levon Utidjian, MD, MBI

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Levon Utidjian, MD, MBI, is an attending physician with the Division of General Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Clinical Informatics, Clinical decision support
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY


Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA (Chief Resident)


Clinical Informatics Fellow - The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Clinical Informatics – American Board of Pathology
Pediatric Hospital Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MBI - Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR

Titles and Academic Titles

Inpatient Attending Physician, Division of General Pediatrics

Inpatient Champion, Epic Electronic Health Record

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Clinical decision support
Secondary use of EHR data




Lê-Scherban F, Moore J, Headen I, Utidjian L, Zhao Y, Forrest CB. Are there birth cohort effects in disparities in child obesity by maternal education? Int J Obes (Lond). 2021 Mar;45(3): 599–608.

Lourie EM, Utidjian LH, Ricci MR, Webster L, Young C, Grenfell SM. Reducing electronic health record-related burnout in providers through a personalized efficiency improvement program. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2021 Apr 23;28(5):931-937.

Thayer JG, Ferro DF, Miller JM, Karavite D, Grundmeier RW, Utidjian L, Zorc JJ. Human-centered development of an electronic health record-embedded, interactive information visualization in the emergency department using fast healthcare interoperability resources, J Am Med Inform Assoc, 2021 Jul 14;28(7):1401-1410.

Walsh KE, Razzaghi H, Hartley DM, Utidjian L, Alford S, Darwar RA, Shenkman E, Jonas S, Goodick M, Finkelstein J, Ozonoff A, Black LV, Shapiro M, Shaw K, McCafferty-Fernandez J, Marsolo K, Kelly A, Werk LN, Smallwood J, Bailey C. Testing the Use of Data Drawn from the Electronic Health Record to Compare Quality. Pediatr Qual Saf, 2021 Jul 28; 6(4):e432.


Hartley DM, Jonas S, Grossoehme D, Kelly A, Dodds C, Alford SM,f Shenkman E, Simmons J, Bailey LC, Razzaghi H, Utidjian LH, McCafferty-Fernandez J, Cole FS, Smallwood J, Werk LN, Walsh KE. Use of EHR-Based Pediatric Quality Measures: Views of Health System Leaders and Parents. Am J Med Qual. 2020 Mar/Apr; 35(2):177-185.

Burrows EK, Razzaghi H, Utidjian L, Bailey LC. Standardizing Clinical Diagnoses: Evaluating Alternate Terminology Selection. AMIA Joint Summits on Translational Science Proceedings. 2020 May 30; 71–79.


Hubbard RA, Huang J, Harton J, Oganisian A, Choi G, Utidjian L, Eneli I, Bailey LC, Chen Y. A Bayesian latent class approach for EHR-based phenotyping. Stat Med. 2019; 38(1):74-87.

Khare R, Utidjian LH, Razzaghi R, Soucek V, Burrows E, Eckrich D, Hoyt R, Weinstein H, Miller MW, Soler D, Tucker J, Bailey LC. Design and Refinement of a Data Quality Assessment Workflow for a Large Pediatric Research Network. eGEMs (The Journal for Electronic Health Data and Methods). 2019 Aug 1; 7(1):36.


Orenstein EW, Rasooly IR, Mai MV, Dziorny AC, Phillips W, Utidjian L, Luberti A, Posner J, Tenney-Soeiro R, Bonafide CP. Influence of simulation on electronic health record use patterns among pediatric residents. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2018;25(11):1501-1506.


Michel J, Utidjian LH, Karavite D, Hogan A, Ramos MJ, Miller J, Shiffman RN, Grundmeier RW. Rapid Adjustment of Clinical Decision Support in Response to Updated Recommendations for Palivizumab Eligibility. Appl Clin Inform. 2017;8(2):581-592.

Khare R, Utidjian L, Ruth BJ, Kahn MG, Burrows E, Marsolo K, Patibandla N, Razzaghi H, Colvin R, Ranade D, Kitzmiller M, Eckrich D, Bailey LC. A longitudinal analysis of data quality in a large pediatric data research network. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2017;24(6):1072-1079.

Utidjian LH, Fiks AG, Localio AR, Song L, Ramos MJ, Keren R, Bell LM, Grundmeier RW. Pediatric Asthma Hospitalizations Among Urban Minority Children and the Continuity of Primary Care. J Asthma. 2017;54(10):1051-1058.2


Huser, V, DeFalco, FJ, Schuemie M, Ryan PB, Shang N, Velez M, Park RW, Boyce RD, Duke J, Khare R, Utidjian L, Bailey C. Multisite Evaluation of a Data Quality Tool for Patient-Level Clinical Datasets. eGEMs (Generating Evidence & Methods to improve patient outcomes). 2016;4(1):1-19.


Utidjian LH, Hogan A, Michel J, Localio AR, Karavite D, Song L, Ramos MJ, Fiks AG, Lorch S, Grundmeier RW. Clinical Decision Support and Palivizumab: A Means to Protect from Respiratory Syncytial Virus. Appl Clin Inform. 2015;6(4):769-784.


Singhaus CJ, Utidjian LH, Akins RE, Miller TL, Shaffer TH, Touch SM. Growth and development in a heliox incubator environment: a long-term safety study. Neonatology. 2007;91(1):28-35.


Ramesh Babu PB, Chidekel A, Utidjian L, Shaffer TH. Regulation of apical surface fluid and protein secretion in human airway epithelial cell line Calu-3. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2004;319(4):1132-1137.




Utidjian L, Shelov E, Desai BR, Bonafide CP. Chapter 6: Electronic Health Records and Clinical Decision Support. In: Zaoutis LB, Chiang VW (eds.) Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital Medicine, 2nd edition, McGraw-Hill, December 2017.


Utidjian LH, Kinsman SB. Chapter 85: Eating Disorders. Netter’s Pediatrics, Elsevier, 2011.

Posters and Presentations


Thayer J, Ferro D, Grundmeier R, Utidjian L, Zorc JJ. Using Computational Ethnography to Measure Changes in Workflow after Implementing Clinical Decision Support. AMIA 2020 Virtual Clinical Informatics Conference, May 21 2020, Seattle, Washington (held virtually).


Thayer J, Ferro D, Utidjian L, Grundmeier R, Zorc J. Healthchart – An Extensible and Interactive Health Data Visualization. AMIA Clinical Informatics Conference, April 30, 2019, Atlanta, GA.

Zorc JJ, Ferro DF, Thayer J, Karavite DJ, Miller J, Utidjian L. Asthma Timeline: An Innovative Visualization of EHR Data to Improve Asthma Care for High Utilization Patients in the Emergency Department. Advancing Analytics for Children’s Hospitals Conference, June 2019, Chicago, Illinois.

Awards and Honors

2016, NIH funded Fellowship for Big Data Coursework for Computational Medicine (BDC4CM)
2006, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Education Grant

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions


2019-present, Ad-Hoc Reviewer, BMC Medical Informatics & Decision Making
2018-present, Ad-Hoc Reviewer, BMJ Open
2017-present, Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Applied Clinical Informatics
2016-present, Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Hospital Pediatrics
2016-present, Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Hospital Medicine
2016-present, Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care

Academic committees

2021-present, Clinical Co-Chair, Hospital Downtime Committee
2020-present, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Admissions Committee
2019-present, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program, Interviewer
2016-present, Clinical Competency Committee, Mentor
2016-present, Clinician Lead for EHR Evaluation, CHOP EHR Program

2015-present, Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program, Interviewer
2015-present, Clinical Informatics Fellowship Program Evaluation Committee
2015-present, Asthma Population Health Project
2011-present, Clinical Informatics Council
2011-present, Clinical Decision Support Committee
2010-present,Pediatric Residency Intern Selection Committee, Interviewer

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2013-present, Academic Pediatric Association
2012-present, American Medical Informatics Association
 - 2021-present, Fellow
2008-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
 - 2011-present, Fellow