Christopher P. Bonafide, MD, MSCE

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Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Physician, Division of General Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Core Faculty, Center for Pediatric Clinical Effectiveness, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Member, Institute for Translational Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania
Core Faculty, Section of Clinical Informatics, Division of General Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Co-Director, Pediatric Hospital Epidemiology and Outcomes Research Training (PHEOT) T32 Program, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Core Faculty, Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Core Faculty, Center for Healthcare Improvement and Patient Safety (CHIPS), University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Institute for Biomedical Informatics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Research Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Research Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Senior Fellow, Center for Injury Research and Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director of Pediatric Implementation Research, Penn Implementation Science Center at the University of Pennsylvania Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (PISCE@LDI)
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of General Pediatrics
3500 Civic Center Blvd
Buerger Building Room 12-280
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-2901
BA (Psychology)
Colby College, 2000.
Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, 2004.
MSCE (Clinical Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2011.
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Description of Research Expertise

My broad clinical research interest is evaluating the effectiveness and unintended consequences of systems designed to improve patient safety for hospitalized children.

Specific areas of focus include:
-Rapid Response Systems
-Medical Emergency Teams
-Early Warning Scores
-Physiologic Monitoring Systems
-Alarm Fatigue
-Electronic Health Records
-Mobile Health (mHealth) Interventions

Description of Clinical Expertise

Pediatric hospital medicine

Description of Other Expertise

Clinical informatics

Selected Publications

Congdon M, Schnell SA, LondoƱo Gentile T, Faerber JA, Bonafide CP, Blackstone MM, MD, Johnson TJ : Impact of patient race/ethnicity on emergency department management of pediatric gastroenteritis in the setting of a clinical pathway. Academic Emergency Medicine 28(9): 1035-1042, 2021 Notes: doi: 10.1111/acem.14255.

Bonafide CP, Xiao R, Brady PW, Landrigan CP, Brent C, Wolk CB, Bettencourt AP, McLeod L, Barg F, Beidas RS, Schondelmeyer A: Prevalence of continuous pulse oximetry monitoring in hospitalized children with bronchiolitis not requiring supplemental oxygen. JAMA 323(15): 1467-1477, 2020.

Schondelmeyer AC, Dewan ML, Brady PW, Timmons KM, Cable R, Britto MT, Bonafide CP: Cardiorespiratory and Pulse Oximetry Monitoring in Hospitalized Children: A Delphi Process. Pediatrics 146(2): e20193336, 2020 Notes: doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-3336.

Luo B, McLoone M, Rasooly IR, Craig S, Muthu N, Won J, Ruppel H, Bonafide CP: Protocol for a new method to measure physiologic monitor alarm responsiveness on hospital units. Biomedical Instrumentation & Technology 54(6): 389-396, Nov 2020 Notes: DOI: 10.2345/0899-8205-54.6.389.

Stoeck PA, Chieco DF, Pingree EW, Landrigan CP, Bonafide CP, for the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network : Association Between Bronchiolitis Patient Volume and Continuous Pulse Oximetry Monitoring in 25 Hospitals. Journal of Hospital Medicine 15(11): 669-672, 2020 Notes: doi:10.12788/jhm.3520.

Bonafide CP, Miller JM, Localio AR, Khan A, Dziorny AC, Mai M, Stemler S, Chen W, Holmes JH, Nadkarni VM, Keren R: Association between mobile telephone interruptions and medication administration errors in a pediatric intensive care unit. JAMA Pediatrics December [Epub ahead of print] 2019.

Bonafide CP, Localio AR, Ferro DF, Orenstein EW, Jamison DT, Lavanchy C, Foglia EE: Accuracy of pulse oximetry-based home baby monitors. JAMA 320(7): 717-719, August 2018.

Bonafide CP, Jamison DT, Foglia EE: The emerging market of smartphone-integrated infant physiologic monitors. JAMA 317(4): 353-354, 2017.

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Last updated: 03/20/2023
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