Margaret J. Trost, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician Educator)

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Margaret Trost, MD, MS is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician-Educator) in the Division of Hospital Medicine and the Associate Division Head in charge of Professional Development. Dr. Trost is a passionate educator and mentor who has received numerous teaching awards. She has conducted both grant-funded clinical and medical education research. From a clinical standpoint, she is interested in non-pharmacologic methods to reduce pain in hospitalized children and has conducted trials using intervention with socially-assistive robots. Academically, she is interested in mentoring and career satisfaction for pediatric hospitalists. She is board certified in Pediatrics and sub-specialty certified in Pediatric Hospital Medicine.


  • Academic Pediatric Association: Teaching Award for Faculty, 2018
  • Medical College of Wisconsin: Alpha Omega Alpha, 2007


  • Perioperative Health Interventions in Children With Chronic Neuromuscular Conditions Undergoing Major Musculoskeletal Surgery: A Scoping Review Hosp Pediatr. 2024 Jun 01; 14(6):e281-e291. . View in PubMed
  • Characteristics of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program Directors Hosp Pediatr. 2024 Mar 01; 14(3):e144-e149. . View in PubMed
  • Physician perceptions of documentation methods in electronic health records Health Informatics J. 2021 Jan-Mar; 27(1):1460458221989399. . View in PubMed
  • Racial Justice and Academic Pediatrics: A Call for Editorial Action and Our Plan to Move Forward Acad Pediatr. 2020 Nov – Dec; 20(8):1041-1043. . View in PubMed
  • Socially-Assistive Robots Using Empathy to Reduce Pain and Distress during Peripheral IV Placement in Children Pain Res Manag. 2020; 2020:7935215. . 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
  • 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 05; 35(5):451-458. . 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