Daniel C. West, MD

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Daniel C. West, MD, is an attending physician with the the Division of Hematology and Associate Chair for Education with the Department of Pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. He holds the Stephen Ludwig Endowed Chair in Medical Education.

Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Florida, Gainesville, FL


Pediatrics - University of California, San Francisco, CA


Pediatrics - University of California, San Francisco, CA


Pediatric Hematology/Oncology - Children's Hospital, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Pathology, Postdoctoral Fellowship - Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Board Certification

Pediatric Hematology-Oncology – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Additional Training

Scholar, Program for Physician Educators - Harvard Macy Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Associate Chair for Education, Department of Pediatrics

Stephen Ludwig Endowed Chair in Medical Education

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

Departments and Services




O’Toole JK, Starmer AJ, Calaman S, Campos M-L, Hepps J, Lopreiato JO, Patel SJ, Rosenbluth G, Schnipper JL, Sectish TC, Srivastava R, West DC, Yu CE, Landrigan CP, Spector ND on behalf of the I-PASS Study Education Executive Committee. I-PASS Mentored Implementation Handoff Curriculum: Champion Training Materials. MedEdPORTAL 2019; DOI: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10794

Brunsberg KA, Landrigan CP, Garcia BM, Petty CR, Sectish TC, Simpkin AL, Spector ND, Starmer AJ, West DC, Calaman S. Association of Resident Depression with Harmful Medical Errors. Acad Med. 2019 Apr 30. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002778. [Epub ahead of print]


Andrews JS, Bale JF, Soep JB, Long M, Carraccio C, Englander R, Powell D, and EPAC Study Group (West DC member of EPAC Study Group). Acad Med 2018; 93: 414-420. DOI: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002020

Simpkin AL, Khan A, West DC, Garcia BM, Sectish TC, Spector ND, Landrigan CP. Stress from Uncertainty and Resilience Among Depressed and Burned Out Residents: A Cross-Sectional Study. Acad Pediatr 2018; Aug; 18(6): 698-704. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2018.03.002. [Epub 2018 Mar 7] PMID: 29636357

O’Toole JK, Starmer AJ, Calaman S, Compos M-L, Goldstein J, Hepps J, Maynard GA, Owolabi, M, Patel SJ, Rosenbluth G, Schnipper JL, Sectish TC, Srivastava R, West DC, Yu CE, Landrigan CP, Spector ND or behalf of the I-PASS Study Education Execuative Committee. MedEdPORTAL 2018; Aug; DOI: 10.15766/mep_2374-8265.10736

Developing standardized “Receiver-Driven” handoffs between referring providers and the emergency department: Results of a multidisciplinary needs assessment. Huth K, West DC, Spector ND, Stack A, Starmer AJ, Jorina M, Shields R, Chi G, Landrigan C. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018 Dec: 44(12): 719-730. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2018.05.003. Epub 2018 Aug 17. PMID: 30122519

Murray KE, Lane JL, Carraccio C, Glasgow T, Long M, West DC, O’Connor M, Hobday P, Schwartz A, Englander R for the EPAC Study Group. Crossing the gap: Using competency-based assessment to determine the undergraduate to graduate transition. Acad Med 2018; Nov 21. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002535. [Epub ahead of print]

Khan A, Spector ND, Baird JD, Ashland M, Starmer AJ, Rosenbluth G, Garcia BM, Litterer KP, Rogers JE, Dalal AK, Lipsitz S, Yoon CS, Zigmont KR, Guiot A, O'Toole JK, Patel A, Bismilla Z, Coffey M, Langrish K, Blankenburg RL, Destino LA, Everhart JL, Good BP, Kocolas I, Srivastava R, Calaman S, Cray S, Kuzma N, Lewis K, Thompson ED, Hepps JH, Lopreiato JO, Yu CE, Haskell H, Kruvand E, Micalizzi DA, Alvarado-Little W, Dreyer BP, Yin HS, Subramony A, Patel SJ, Sectish TC, West DC, and Landrigan CP, for the Patient and Family Centered I-PASS Study Group. Patient Safety After Implementing a Family-Centered Communication Programme: Multicenter before and after intervention study. BMJ. 2018 Dec 5: 363:k4764. doi: 10.1136/bmj.k4764. PMID:30518517

Huth K, Schwartz S, Li SA, Weiser N, Mahant S, Landrigan CP, Spector ND, Starmer AJ, West DC, Coffey M, Bismilla Z. “All the ward’s a stage”: a qualitative study of the experience of direct observation of handoffs. Adv Health Sci Educ Theory Pract. 2018 Dec 11. doi: 10.1007/s10459-018-9867-5. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 30539343


Khan A, Coffey M, Litterer K, Baird JD, Furtak  SL, Garcia BM, Ashland MA, Calaman S, Kuzma NC, O'Toole JK, Patel A, Rosenbluth G, Destino L, Everhart JL, Good BP, Hepps JH, Dalal AK, Lipsitz, SR, Yoon CS, Zigmont KR, Srivastava R, Starmer AJ, Sectish TC, Spector ND, West DC, Landrigan CP, the Patient and Family Centered I-PASS Study Group. Families as Partners in Hospital Error and Adverse Event Surveillance.  JAMA Pediatr 2017. 171: 372-381. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.4812. PMID: 28241211

Starmer AJ, Spector ND, West DC, Srivastava R, Sectish TC, Landrigan CP. Integrating Research, Quality Improvement, and Medical Education for Better Handoffs and Safer Care: Disseminating, Adapting, and Implementing the I-PASS Program. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 2017; 43:319-329. doi: 10.1016/j.jcjq.2017.04.001. Epub 2017 Jun 1. PMID: 28648217

Miller KH, West DC, Karani R. Forward: Sticks and stones: moving toward a more productive peer-review process for authors and reviewers. Acad Med 2017; Nov; 92(11S Association of American Medical Colleges Learn Serve Lead: Proceeding of the 56th Annual Research in Medical Education Sessions) Si-Siii. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001925. PMID: 29065015


Davenport JR, Vo KT, Goldsby R, West DC, DuBois SG. Conditional survival and predictors of late death in patients with Ewing sarcoma. Pediatr Blood Cancer 2016; 63: 1091-1095. PMID: 26891183

Calaman S, Hepps JH, Bismilla Z, Carracio C, Englander R, Feraco A, Landrigan CP, Lopreiato JO, Sectish TC, Starmer AJ, Yu CE, Spector ND, West DC, I-PASS Education Executive Committee. Creation of Standard Setting Videos to Support Faculty Observations of Learner Performance and Entrustment Decisions. Acad Med 2016 Feb; 91(2):204-9. PMID: 26266461

Feraco AM, Starmer AJ, Sectish TC, Spector ND, West DC, Landrigan CP. Reliability of verbal handoff assessment and handoff quality before and after implementation of a resident handoff bundle. Acad Pediatr 2016; 16:524-531. PMID: 27090858

West DC, Miller KH, Artino AR Jr. RIME Foreward: Characteristics of RIME papers that make the cut. Acad Med 2016; 91: Si-iii. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000001925. PMID: 27779501.


Rosenbluth G, Bale JF, Starmer AJ, Spector ND, Srivastava R, West DC, Sectish TC, Landrigan CP and I-PASS Study Education Executive Committee. Variation in printed handoff documents: Results and recommendations from a multicenter needs assessment. J Hosp Med 2015; Aug; 10(8): 517-24 PMID: 26014471

Artino AR Jr, West DC, Gusic ME. RIME Foreward: The more things change, the more they stay the same. Acad Med 2015 Nov; 90 (11 supplement): Si-Siii. PMID: 26505110


O'Toole JK, West DC, Starmer AJ, Yu CE, Calaman S, Rosenbluth G, Hepps JH, Lopreiato JO, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC, Spector ND. Placing Faculty Development Front and Center in a Multisite Educational Initiative: Lessons From the I-PASS Handoff Study. Acad Pediatr. 2014 May-Jun; 14(3):221-4. PMID: 24767774

Schumacher DJ, Spector ND, Calaman S, West DC, Cruz M, Frohna JG, Gonzalez Del Rey J, Gustafson KK, Poynter SE, Rosenbluth G, Southgate WM, Vinci RJ, Sectish TC. Putting the pediatrics milestones into practice: a consensus roadmap and resource analysis. Pediatrics. 2014 May; 133(5):898-906. PMID: 24733873

Starmer AJ, O'Toole JK, Rosenbluth G, Calaman S, Balmer D, West DC, Bale JF, Yu CE, Noble EL, Tse LL, Srivastava R, Landrigan CP, Sectish TC, Spector ND. Development, Implementation, and Dissemination of the I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: A Multisite Educational Intervention to Improve Patient Handoffs. Acad Med. 2014 Jun; 89(6):876-84. PMID: 24871238

West DC, Robins L, Gruppen LD. Workforce, learners, competencies, and the learning environment: research in medical education 2014 and the way forward. Acad Med. 2014 Nov; 89(11):1432-5. PMID: 25250754

Stevenson DK, McGuinness GA, Bancroft JD, Boyer DM, Cohen AR, Gilhooly JT, Hazinski MF, Holmboe ES, Jones DM, Land ML, Long SS, Norwood VF, Schumacher DJ, Sectish TC, St. Geme JW, West DC. The Initiative on Subspecialty Clinical Training and Certification (SCTC): Background and Recommendations. Pediatrics, 133: S53-57. PMID:

Gilhooly J, Schumacher DJ, West DC, Jones MD Jr. The Promise and Challenge of Entrustable Professional Activities. Pediatrics, 133: S78-79.

Starmer AJ, Spector ND, Srivastava R, West DC, Rosenbluth G, Allen AD, Noble EL, Tse LL, Dalal AK, Keohane CA, Lipsitz SR, Rothschild JM, Wien MF, Yoon CS, Zigmont KR, Wilson KM, O'Toole JK, Solan LG, Aylor M, Bismilla Z, Coffey M, Mahant S, Blankenburg RL, Destino LA, Everhart JL, Patel SJ, Bale JF, Spackman JB, Stevenson AT, Calaman S, Cole FS, Balmer DF, Hepps JH, Lopreiato JO, Yu CE, Sectish TC, Landrigan CP. Changes in medical errors after implementation of a handoff program. N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 6; 371(19):1803-12. PMID: 25372088

Minkovitz CS, Goldshore M, Solomon BS, Guyer B, Grason H, Community Pediatrics Training Initiative Workgroup (including: West DC). Five year follow up of the Community Pediatrics Training Initiative. Pediatrics 2014 Jul; 134 (1): 83-90. PMID: 24982098


Spector ND, Starmer AJ, Landrigan CP, Srivastava R, Wilson K, Allen A, Mahant S, Blank J, Sectish TC, West DC. I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: Faculty Observation Tools. MedEd PORTAL 2013. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9570.

O'Toole JK, Starmer AJ, Rosenbluth G, West DC, Sectish TC, Allen AD, Hepps J, Lopreiato JO, Calaman S, Yu CE, Spector ND. I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: Faculty Development Resources. MedEdPORTAL; 2013. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9540.

Calaman S, Spector ND, Starmer AJ, O'Toole JK, Allen AD, Tse L, Bale JF, Coffey M, Cole FS, Destino L, Everhart J, Hepps J, Kahana M, , McGregor RS, Patel SJ, Rosenbluth G, Srivastava R, Stevenson A, West DC, Sectish TC, Landrigan CP, Yu CE, Lopreiato JO. I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: Online Module. MedEdPORTAL 2013. Available from: https://www.mededportal.org/publication/9337


Starmer AJ, Spector ND, Srivastava R, Allen AD, Langrigan CP, Sectish TC, I-PASS Study Group.* I-PASS, a mnemonic to standardize verbal handoffs. Pediatrics, 129 (2): 201-4, 2012 *West DC, member of I-PASS study group.

Womer RB, West DC, Krailo MD, Dickman MD, Pawel BR, Grier HE, Russo PA, Marcus K, Sailer S, Weiss AR. A randomized controlled trial of interval-compressed chemotherapy for the treatment of localized Ewing sarcoma: A report from the Children’s Oncology Group. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 30(33): 4148-54, 2012.

Spector, N. Starmer, A. Yu, C. O'Toole, J. Allen, A. Tse, L. Bale, J. Bismilla, Z. Calaman, S. Coffey, M. Cole, F. Destino, L. Everhart, J. Hepps, J. Kahana, M. Lopreiato, J. McGregor, R. Patel, S. Rosenbluth, G. Srivastava, R. Stevenson, A. West, DC. Landrigan, C. Sectish, T. I-PASS Handoff Curriculum: Core Resident Workshop. MedEdPORTAL; 2012. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9311.


Sectish TC, Starmer AJ, Landrigan CP, Spector ND, and I-PASS Study Group.* Establishing a multisite education and research project requires leadership, expertise, collaboration, and an important aim. Pediatrics 2011. 26(4): 619-22. *West DC, member of I-PASS Study Group.

Applebaum MA, Worch J, Matthay KK, Goldsby R, Neuhaus J, West DC, DuBois SG. Clinical features and outcomes in patients with extraskeletal Ewing sarcoma. Cancer 2011. 117 (13): 3027-32.

Borinstein SC, Barkauskas DA, Krailo M, Scher D, Scher L, Schlottmann S, Kallakury B, Dickman PS, Pawel BR, West DC, Womer RB, Toretsky JA. Investigation of the insulin-like growth factor-1 signaling pathway in localized Ewing sarcoma: a report from the Children's Oncology Group. Cancer. 2011 Nov 1; 117(21):4966-76. PMID: 21480204

Srinivasan M, Li ST, Meyers FJ, Pratt DD, Collins JB, Braddock C, Skeff KM, West DC, Hales RE, Hilty DM. Teaching as a competency: Competencies for medical educators. Academic Medicine, 86(10): 1211-20.

Li ST, Paterniti DA, Tancredi DJ, Co JP, West DC. Is residents' progress on individualized learning plans related to the type of learning goal set? Acad Med. 2011 Oct; 86(10):1293-9. PMID: 21869666


Li ST, Paterniti DA, Co JPT, West DC. Successful self-directed life-long learning in medicine: A model for success derived from qualitative analysis of a national survey of pediatric residents. Academic Medicine, 85: 1229-36, 2010.

Li ST, Tancredi DJ, Co JPT, West DC. Factors associated with successful self-directed learning using individualized learning plans during pediatric residency. Academic Pediatrics, 10: 124-130, 2010.

Kuo AK, Thyne SM, Chen C, West DC, Kamei RK. An innovative residency program designed to develop leaders to improve the health of children. Academic Medicine, 85: 1603-1608, 2010.


Li ST, Favreau MA, West DC. Pediatric Resident and Faculty Attitudes Toward Self-Assessment and Self-Directed Learning: Implications For The Use Of Individualized Learning Plans. BMC Medical Education, 13; 9:16, 2009.

Hufford L, West DC, Paterniti DA, Pan RJ. Child Advocacy Training: Applying Asset-Based Community Development in Resident Education. Academic Medicine, 84: 765-770, 2009.


Srinivasan M, McElvany M, Shay J, Shavelson RJ, West DC. Measuring knowledge structure in medical education: Reliability of concept mapping assessment. Academic Medicine, 83:1196-1203, 2008.


Pan RJ, Littlefield D, Valladolid S, Tapping PJ, West DC. Building healthier communities for children and families: applying asset-based community development to community pediatrics. Pediatrics, 115(4[Suppl]): 1185-7, 2006.

Solomon BS, Blashke GS, West DC, Pan RJ, Sanders L, Swigonski N, Willis E, Schwarz D. Pediatric residents' perceptions of community involvement prior to residency. Ambulatory Pediatrics, 6(6): 337-341, 2006.

Srinivasan M, Hwang JC, West DC, Yellowless P. Assessment of clinical skills using simulator technologies. Academic Psychiatry, 30(6): 505-515, 2006.


Paterniti DA, Pan RJ, Smith L, West DC. From Physician-Centered to Community-Oriented Perspectives on Health Care: Assessing the Efficacy of Community-based Training. Academic Medicine, 81(4): 347-53, 2005.

Mitchell M, Srinivasan M, West DC, Franks P, Keenan C, Henderson M, Wilkes M. Factors affecting resident physician performance: Development of a theoretical model and focused literature review. Academic Medicine, 80(4): 376-89, 2005.

Zwerdling T, Ducore J, Taylor D, West DC, Konia T. Rhabdomyoblastic pulmonary lesions in patient with Willms' tumor: choristomas or metastases? Pediatric Blood and Cancer, 2005.


West DC, Marcin JP, Mawis R, He J, Nagle A, Dimand R. Children with cancer, fever, and treatment-induced neutropenia: Risk factors associated with illness requiring the administration of critical care therapies. Pediatric Emergency Care, 20(2): 79-84, 2004.


Fleitz JM, Wootton-Gorges SL, Wyatt-Ashmead J, Koyle M, McGarvran L, West DC, Kurzrock E, Martin K, Odom L. Renal Cell Carcinoma Following Treated Advanced Stage Neuroblastoma in Early Childhood: A Case Series and Review of the Literature. Pediatric Radiology, 33: 540-545, 2003.

Stein-Wexler R, Wootton-Gorges SL, West DC. Orbital Granulocytic Sarcoma: a case Report. Pediatric Radiology, 33: 136-139, 2003.

Butani L, West DC, Taylor DS. End Stage Renal Disease after high-dose Carboplatinum in Preparation of Autologous Stem Cell Transplantation. Pediatric Transplantation, 7: 408-412, 2003.

Zwerdling T, Taylor D, West DC, Saroufeam R, Wu ML. Adenoid Carcinoid Tumor of the Appendix: Case Report and Literature Review. Clinical Advances in Hematology and Oncology, 1(4): 239-241, 2003.

Wootton-Gorges SL, Stein-Wexler R, West DC. Metastatic Osteosarcoma to the Small Bowel with Resultant Intussusception: A Cast Report and Review of the Literature. Pediatric Radiology, 33: 890-892.

West DC, Romano P, Rudominer A, Azari R, Holman M, Sandhur S. The Impact of Environmental Tobacco Smoke on Children with Sickle Cell Disease. Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, 157: 1197-1201, 2003.


West DC, Andrada E, Rangaswami AR, Kuppermann NK. Predictors of Bacteremia in Children with Sickle Cell Disease. Journal of Pediatric Hematology and Oncology, 24: 279-283, 2002.

Limon J, Taylor DS, Haight M, West DC. Crohn's Disease and Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia in a 2-year Old Child. Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition, 35: 99-101, 2002.

West DC, Park JK, Pomeroy JR, Sandoval J. Concept Mapping Assessment in Medical Education: A Comparison of Two Scoring Systems. Medical Education, 36: 820-826, 2002.


Rosoff PM, Hatcher S, West DC. A Biphenotypic Sarcoma with Characteristics of both a Weing's Sarcoma and a Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor: Case Report and Review of the Literature. Medical Pediatric Oncology, 34: 407-412, 2000.

West DC. Ewing Sarcoma Family of Tumors. Current Opinions in Oncology, 12: 323-329, 2000.

West DC, Pomeroy JR, Park JK, Gerstenberger EA, Sandoval JH. Critical Thinking in Graduate Medical Education: A Role for Concept Mapping Assessment? JAMA, 284: 1105-1110, 2000.


Ablin DS, Jain K, Howell L, West DC. Ultrasound and MR imaging of fibromatosis colli (sternomastoid tumor of infancy). Pediatric Radiology, 28: 230-233, 1998.


West DC, Grier HE, Swallow MM, Demetri GD, Granowetter L, Sklar J. Detection of Circulating Tumor Cells in Patients with Ewing Sarcoma and Peripheral Primitive Neuroectodermal Tumor. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 15: 583-588, 1997.


Schofield DS, West DC, Anthony DC, Marshal R, Sklar J. Correlation of Loss Of Heterozygosity at Chromosome 9q with Histological Subtype in Medulloblastomas. American Journal of Pathology, 146: 472-480, 1995.


West DC, Shamberger RC, Macklis RM, Kozakewich HPW, Wayne AS, Kreissman SG, Korf BR, Lavally B, Grier HE. Stage III Neuroblastoma Over 1 Year of Age at Diagnosis: Improved Survival With Intensive Multimodality Therapy Including Multiple Alkylating Agents. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 11: 84-90, 1993.


Elisen LW, Bird JB, West DC, Soreng AL, Reynolds TC, Smith SD, Sklar J. TAN-1, the Human Homolog of the Drosophilia Notch Gene, is Broken by Chromosomal Translocations in T Lymphoblastic Neoplasms. Cell, 66: 649-661, 1991.



Huth K, Stack A, Hatoun J, Chi G, Blake R, Shields R, Jorina M, West DC, Landrigan CP, Spector ND, Starmer AJ. A receiver-driven approach to standardized handoffs between outpatient clinics and the emergency department. 2018 Annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May 2018; Toronto, ON, Canada.


Simpkin A, Khan A, West DC, Garcia B, Sectish TC, Spector ND, Landrigan CP. Resilience and tolerance of uncertainty among depressed and burnt out residents: cross-sectional study. 2017 Annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May 2017; San Francisco, CA.

Bismilla Z, Schwartz S, Weiser N, Li S, Mahant S, Landrigan CP, Starmer AJ, West DC, Coffey M. “All the ward’s a stage” - observation and feedback in the setting of I-PASS Handoff: a dramaturgical perspective. 2017 Annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May 2017; San Francisco, CA.




Henry D, West DC. The Clinical Learning Environment and Workplace-based Assessment: Frameworks, Strategies, and Implementation. In: Pediatric Clinics of North America: Hospital Medicine and Clinical Education. 2019.


Warm E, West DC. Continuity, Longitudinal Training and Graduate Medical Education: Designing the Middle with the Beginning and the End in Mind. In: Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (LICs): Principles, Outcomes, Practical Tools, and Future Directions, 2016.


West DC: Preserved wood and cancer risk: The incidence of arsenic-related cancers during the era of wide spread use of CCA-treated wood in the United States, Townsend T and Solo-Gabriele H, (eds), Environmental Impacts of Treated Wood, CRC Press, Boca Raton, FL. pp. 257-270. 2006.


West DC: Cancer in Children, Rudolph AM, Kamei, RK Rudolph's Fundamentals of Pediatrics, Appleton and Lange, Stamford, Connecticut. 2002.


West DC, Sklar J.: Antigen Receptor Genes in Lymphocytic Neoplasia, Nathan DG, Orkin SE, Eds. Nathan and Oski's Hematology of Infancy and Childhood, W.B. Saunders Company, Philadelphia. 1998.


Granowetter L, West DC: Ewing Sarcoma/PNET, Rosen ST (ed). Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances in Pediatric Oncology, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston. 1997.

Posters and Presentations


Starmer AJ, O’Toole J, Spector ND, West DC, Sectish TC, Schnipper J, Srivastava R, Goldstein J, Campos M-L, Howell E, Landrigan CP, SHM I-PASS Study Group. Mentored implementation of the I-PASS handoff program in diverse clinical environments. 2017 Annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May 2017; San Francisco, CA. (Platform)

Brunsberg KA, Landrigan CP, Garcia BM, Petty CR, Sectish TC, Simpkin AL, Spector ND, Starmer AJ, West DC, Calaman S. Association of resident depression with harmful medical errors. 2017 Annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May 2017; San Francisco, CA. (Platform presented in APA Presidential Plenary Session)

Khan A for Patient and Family Centered I-PASS Study Group (West DC, Executive Council Member). Changes in communication and patient safety following implementation of inter-professional patient and family centered I-PASS. 2017 Annual Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, May 2017; San Francisco, CA (Platform)

Invited Lectures


West DC. Transforming Medical Education for the 21st Century: Lessons Learned from the Education in Pediatrics Across the Continuum (EPAC) Project. Grand Rounds. UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital, San Francisco, CA. 2019.


West DC. Transforming Medical Education to Improve Learning and Patient Outcomes. Invited Lecture, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. 2018.


West DC. Designing Surveys to Effectively Measure Outcomes in Research, Education, and Quality Improvement Projects. Faculty and Trainee development workshop, Stanford Pediatric Medical Education Day, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA. 2017.

West DC. Medical Errors, Communication Failures, and Patient Handoffs: Improving Patient Safety Using the I-PASS Handoff Method, Grand Rounds, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, Memphis, TN.  2017.

West DC. Designing Surveys to Effectively Measure Outcomes in Research, Education, and Quality Improvement Projects. Faculty and Trainee development workshop, Stanford Pediatric Medical Education Day, Department of Pediatrics, Stanford School of Medicine, Palo Alto, CA. 2017.

Awards and Honors

2016, John M. Eisenberg National Patient Safety and Quality Award, Joint Commission and National Quality Forum
2015, Walter W. Tunnessen, Jr, MD Award for Advancing Pediatric Resident Education, Association of Pediatric Program Directors
2015, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Safety and Quality Award, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Society
2014, Health Acceleration Challenge Award, Harvard Business School and Harvard Medical School
2014, Top Articles in Medical Education, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Annual Conference
2014, Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
2013, Community/Patient Empowerment Award, Taking on Tomorrow Conference, Boston Children's Hospital
2012, Finalist, Ray E. Helfer Award for Innovation in Pediatric Education, Academic Pediatric Association
2005, Vice Chancellor's Faculty Award for Excellence, University of California, Davis
1998, Listed in Best Doctors in America,
1986, Alpha Omega Alpha, University of Florida
1982, Phi Kappa Phi, University of Florida
1982, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Florida
1982, Ann Q. Lynch Award for Student Service, University of Florida
1982, Highest Honors, University of Florida

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Ad hoc reviewer

2002-present, Academic Medicine
2002-present, Academic Pediatrics
2002-present, Biomedical Education
2002-present, JAMA
2002-present, Journal of Clinical Oncology
2002-present, Journal of General Internal Medicine
2002-present, Journal of Graduate Medical Education
2002-present, Journal of Pediatric Gastroenterology
2002-present, Journal of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
2002-present, Pediatric Research

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2013-present, American Pediatric Society
2010-present, Society for Pediatric Research
2000-present, Children's Oncology Group
1996-present, Association of Pediatric Program Directors
1986-present, American Academy of Pediatrics