Hospital Medicine (IMT)

The Inpatient Management Team (IMT) is an active group of 10 pediatric hospitalists who are highly involved in resident education. We provide care to inpatients in 2 locations-- at the main CT Children’s Medical Center in Hartford and at the satellite 12-bed inpatient unit located at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waterbury, Connecticut. Also in the Division area group of outstanding Advanced Practitioners (APRN's and PA's), who are integrated into the resident teams in Hartford and often lend a helping hand to new trainees as they grow accustomed to the rapid pace of the inpatient units.

The Division has a three-fold mission: outstanding evidence-based and outcomes-driven care, excellence in teaching, and vibrant academic productivity. The clinical mission is accomplished by providing top quality care to all inpatients with medical illnesses who do not have a subspecialist or community physician directing their care. Currently over 95% of all general medical admissions are to the hospitalist service. In addition, the Division provides consultative services on complex patients with both medical and surgical illnesses, coordinating care for those children whose conditions may involve many subspecialists. As with the field of pediatric hospital medicine overall, the Division of Hospital Medicine has seen tremendous growth, expanding by 60% in patient volume over the past 5 years. Last year, the hospitalists oversaw more than 6000 inpatient encounters at our Hartford Campus, above 20% of all inpatient days.

The Division’s teaching mission is accomplished by providing an environment that maximizes learning for all the inpatient stakeholders. Learners include faculty, residents, medical students, nurses, PAs, and nurse practitioners. Our faculty members provide direct and indirect supervision over the residents and medical students during their inpatient rotations, providing regular feedback and evaluation. In our teaching, we focus a great deal on "bread and butter" inpatient pediatrics, sound clinical reasoning and the provision of optimal care in complex systems. One of our faculty won the overall residency teaching award for the 2013-2014 academic year, exemplifying what all of us as faculty strive for in terms of excellence in education. Members of the Division have specific interests in research in the areas of medical education and in quality improvement. We welcome and encourage resident participation in both new and ongoing projects.

Hospital Medicine (IMT) Faculty

Anand Sekaran, M.D.
Associate Professor
Division Head and Medical Director
asekaran@connecticutchildrens.org

Richard Johnson, M.D.
Associate Professor
Faculty Education Coordinator
rijohns@connecticutchildrens.org

Christine Skurkis, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Associate Residency Program Director
cskurki@connecticutchildrens.org

MacDara Tynan, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, Waterbury unit
Mtynan@connecticutchildrens.org

Catherine Sullivan, M.D.
Assistant Clinical Professor
cbsulli@connecticutchildrens.org

Christopher McDermott, M.D.
Assistant Professor
cmcdermott@connecticutchildrens.org

Ilana Waynik, M.D.
Assistant Professor
iwaynik@connecticutchildrens.org

Marta Mieczkowska, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Mmieczkowska@connecticutchildrens.org

Kathy Kalkbrenner, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Kkalkbrenner@connecticutchildrens.org

David Marcello, M.D.
Associate Professor
Dmarcel@connecticutchildrens.org

Anand Sekaran, M.D.
Anand Sekaran, M.D.

University of Connecticut Pediatric Residency Program, Connecticut Children's Medical Center.

Medical Education, 4H, 282 Washington Street, Hartford, CT 06106