Keck School Faculty

Margaret J. Trost, MD
Margaret J. Trost, MD
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
CHL Mail Stop 94 Off Campus Los Angeles
Margaret Trost, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine. Dr. Trost is a passionate educator. She has been an instructor for the USC Keck School of Medicine course "Introduction to Clinical Medicine", which involves teaching the art of the physical exam and history taking to junior medical students, since 2011. She supervises senior medical students, residents, and fellows as they care for pediatric inpatients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Trost completed a year of pediatric infectious disease fellowship at the University of Texas Southwestern, where she studied respiratory viruses and their relation to asthma. She has now transitioned her infectious disease skills to a position on the infection control and antimicrobial stewardship commitees at CHLA, and remains dedicated to teaching residents about appropriate antibiotic use. In addition to viral respiratory illness, Dr. Trost's main research focus is improving the experience of hospitalization for children. Specifically, she studies ways to reduce pain and distress in both the children and parents admitted to CHLA. Most recently, she has partnered with USC Viterbi School of Engineering to bring socially assistive robots to CHLA to interact with children during painful procedures. Currently she acts as a research mentor to four medical students through the USC Salerni mentorship program, and heads the Evidence-Based Medicine research interest group within the Division of Hospital Medicine

Medical College of Wisconsin: Alpha Omega Alpha, 2007

Socially Assistive Robots for Helping Pediatric Distress and Pain: A Review of Current Evidence and Recommendations for Future Research and Practice Clin J Pain. 2019 May; 35(5):451-458. . View in PubMed

Medical Student Training in Pediatric Hospital Medicine: A National Survey of Pediatric Clerkships Hosp Pediatr. 2019 12; 9(12):974-978. . View in PubMed

Medical Student Participation in Patient- and Family-Centered Rounding: A National Survey of Pediatric Clerkships Acad Pediatr. 2019 07; 19(5):549-554. . View in PubMed

Opportunities to Improve Inpatient Care for Children With Behavioral Comorbidities Hosp Pediatr. 2019 01; 9(1):61-63. . View in PubMed

Changing Trends in Brain Imaging Technique for Pediatric Patients with Ventriculoperitoneal Shunts Pediatr Neurosurg. 2018; 53(2):116-120. . View in PubMed

Risk factors for overnight respiratory events following sedation for magnetic resonance imaging in children with sleep apnea Sleep Breath. 2017 Mar; 21(1):137-141. . View in PubMed

Getting the Word Out: Disseminating Scholarly Work in the Technology Age Acad Pediatr. 2017 04; 17(3):223-224. . View in PubMed

Screening for maternal postpartum depression during infant hospitalizations J Hosp Med. 2016 12; 11(12):840-846. . View in PubMed

Something Doesn't Smell Right: When a Patient With Empyema Isn't Responding to Guideline-Based Management Hosp Pediatr. 2016 11; 6(11):702-706. . View in PubMed

Hospitalists should have increased suspicion for primary ciliary dyskinesia in patients with congenital heart disease Hosp Pediatr. 2014 Mar; 4(2):109-12. . View in PubMed

Risk factors in children hospitalized with RSV bronchiolitis versus non-RSV bronchiolitis Pediatrics. 2010 Dec; 126(6):e1453-60. . View in PubMed

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