Joseph Schulman MD*

Director, NICU Quality Measurement and Improvement
California Department of Health Care Services

Dr. Schulman is a neonatologist and Director of NICU Quality Measurement and Improvement at the California Department of Health Care Services. He is also an adjunct Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco. He received his MD from the University of Pennsylvania, completed fellowship training at Duke University Medical Center, and received a MS degree in the Evaluative Clinical Sciences from The Dartmouth Institute. His peer-reviewed publications center on NICU quality improvement, clinical informatics, and infection prevention/antibiotic use. He is the author of two books: Evaluating the Processes of Neonatal Intensive Care; and Managing Your Patients Data in the Neonatal and Pediatric Intensive Care Units; each published by BMJ Books/Blackwell/John Wiley. Dr. Schulman’s recent paper published in Pediatrics in May 2105, revealed a striking 40-fold variation in antibiotic prescribing practices in 127 NICUs in California. This antibiotic use occurred despite similar burdens of proven infection, surgery, or NEC, a significant proportion of antibiotic use was unwarranted.

* Steering Committee

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