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Meet the Comprehensive Family Care Center Physicians

Heather C. O'Donnell, MD

Gender
Female
Department
Pediatrics
Email
hodonnel@montefiore.org
Practice Specialty
Pediatrics
Medical Education
Washington University School of Medicine
Residency
Children's Hospital of New York Presbyterian
Fellowship
Cornell University Medical College
Board Certified
Pediatrics
Academic Title
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Administrative Title
Attending Pediatrician, The Children’s Hospital at Montefiore
Clinical Focus
General pediatrics
Research Focus
Improving the coordination of pediatric care and provider communication using health information technology (health IT) and health information exchange (HIE)
Publications
Languages
Spanish
Biography

Dr. O’Donnell joined the faculty at The Children’s Hospital of Montefiore and at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 2008. She enjoys working as a pediatric primary care physician and teaching medical students and residents at the Comprehensive Family Care Center. She also serves as a member of the Montefiore Electronic Medical Record (EMR) Steering Committee and as the chair of the Pediatric EMR Committee. She is dedicated to the continuous improvement of the Montefiore Medical Center outpatient EMR.

Dr. O’Donnell’s research interests include physician communication across transitions in healthcare and understanding how technology can be used to improve this communication and the coordination of pediatric care. She was recently awarded the Academic Pediatric Association Young Investigator Award to investigate provider communication as newborns transition from the nursery into pediatric ambulatory care.

After receiving her medical degree from Washington University School of Medicine, Dr. O’Donnell completed her pediatric internship and residency at Columbia University/Children’s Hospital of New York (CHONY) in 2006. During the two years after residency, Dr. O’Donnell worked as a pediatric attending at CHONY, completed a fellowship in health services research in the Department of Public Health at Weill Cornell Medical College and obtained her master’s in clinical research at Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences.