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Jennifer L.m. Dhanireddy, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Vice Chair of Education
CHL 4650 W Sunset Blvd Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 361 4975


Jennifer Maniscalco is a Pediatric Hospitalist at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), and Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine. She currently serves at the Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Pediatrics and the Director of the CHLA Pediatric Hospital Medicine (PHM) Fellowship Program. As such, she is active in the institution’s educational programs for medical students, residents, fellows, and faculty. Dr. Maniscalco has been a leader in the field of pediatric hospital medicine and medical education, having served as the Co-Editor of the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Core Competencies and promoted the development of PHM fellowship training programs nationally. As Chair of the PHM Education Task Force, she was actively involved in planning and executing national educational curricula, conferences, and mentoring programs for trainees at all levels and faculty. As a member of the National Pediatric Nighttime Education Steering Group, she earned the 2012 Academic Pediatric Association’s Ray E. Helfer Award for Innovation in Medical Education.


Academic Pediatrics Association: Ray E. Helfer Award for Innovation in Medical Education, 2012

Joint Council on Pediatric Hospital Medicine: Chair, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Education Task Force, 2009-2015


Pediatric hospital medicine and education: why we can't stand still. JAMA Pediatr. 2013 May; 167(5):412-3. View in: PubMed

Pediatric hospitalists in medical education: current roles and future directions. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care. 2012 May; 42(5):120-6. View in: PubMed

Pediatric hospital medicine core competencies: development and methodology. J Hosp Med. 2010 Jul-Aug; 5(6):339-43. View in: PubMed

The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Core Competencies Supplement: a Framework for Curriculum Development by the Society of Hospital Medicine with acknowledgement to pediatric hospitalists from the American Academy of Pediatrics and the Academic Pediatric Association. J Hosp Med. 2010 Apr; 5 Suppl 2:i-xv, 1-114. View in: PubMed

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