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Nina Dadlez, MD, MSc
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Associate Chief Medical Officer for Quality; Pediatric Hospitalist; Assistant Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department + Services
Pediatrics, Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Clinical Focus Areas
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Research Focus Areas
Dr. Dadlez is a strong proponent of patient safety, family centered care and evidence based medicine. She is interested in rigorously investigating pediatric patient safety and quality improvement. Her research focuses on reduction of medication prescribing errors, understanding the epidemiology of preventable medical errors in the pediatric population and safe transitions of care throughout the medical system. She has served as a quality improvement coach for a national collaborative to reduce diagnostic errors in the ambulatory pediatric setting. Other areas of interest have included clinical outcomes for infants with bronchiolitis and the safety of high flow nasal cannula in this population.
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Tufts Children's Hospital
Tufts Children's, 2nd Floor
800 Washington St.
Boston, MA 02111
Phone #: 617-636-8824
Fax #: 617-636-8820
2010, Gold Humanism Honor Socieyt
2009, Sigma Xi Research Society
Peer Reviewed Publications
Dadlez NM, Esteban-Cruciani N, Khan A, Douglas LC, Shi Y, Southern WS. “Risk factors for
respiratory decompensation among healthy infants with bronchiolitis”. Hospital Pediatrics. 7;9. 2017. 530-535.
Adelman J, Aschner J, Schechter C, Angert R, Weiss J, Rai A, Berger M, Reissman S, Yongue C,
Chacko B, Dadlez N, Racine A, Southern W. “Assessing Risk and Evaluating Serial Strategies for Preventing Wrong Patient Errors in the NICU”. Pediatrics. 139; 5. 2017. e20162863.
Dadlez NM, Azzarone A, Sinnet M, Resnick M, Ushay HM, Adelman JS, Broder M, Duh-Leong C,
Huang J, Keily V, Nadler A, Nelson V, Simcik J, Rinke ML. “Ordering Interruptions in a Tertiary Care Center: A Prospective Observational Study”. Hospital Pediatrics. 7; 3. 2017. 134-139.
Dadlez N, Brubaker S, Simpson L, Yilmaz B, Williams I. “Impact of change in delivery practice on
neonatal and maternal outcomes in cases of significant congenital heart disease.” Congenital Heart Disease. 9; 5. 2014. 368-372
Dadlez N and Marvasti J. “Pediatric Psychological Trauma: Forensic Aspect and Neurohormonal
Alteration.” American Journal of Forensic Psychiatry. 32; 2. 2011. 27-42.
Abstracts Presented Nationally and Internationally
Serra T, Dadlez N. “A QI Initiative to Improve Communication with PCPs on Hospital Discharge.”
Poster Presentation. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference. July 2017. Nashville, TN.
Nazif J, Azzarone G, Serra T, Dadlez N. “Pediatric Interns’ Comfort with Presentations on Family
Centered Rounds”. Poster Presentation. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference. July 2017. Nashville, TN.
Prendaj E, Fein D, Dadlez NM, Thompson J, Tomer G. “Decreasing time to antibiotics in short bowel
syndrome patients with central line and fever in the emergency department”. Poster Presentation. World
Congress of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. October 2016. Montreal, Canada.
Dadlez NM, Esteban-Cruciani NE, Khan A, Douglas LC, Shi Y, Southern WN. “Risk Factors for
Respiratory Failure Among Healthy Infants with Bronchiolitis”. Accepted for Poster Presentation. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference. July 2016. Oral Presentation. Einstein-Montefiore Young Investigator Symposium. April 2016. Bronx, NY. Poster Presentation. Children’s Hospital at Montefiore Pediatric Research Day. April 2016. Bronx, NY.
Dadlez NM, Esteban-Cruciani NE, Khan A, Shi Y, McKenna K, Azzarone G, Gabelman L, Southern
WN. “The Safety of High Flow Nasal Cannula in the General Inpatient Setting for Infants with Bronchiolitis”. Oral Presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. April 2016. Baltimore, MD. Poster Presentation. Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Meeting. March 2016. Philadelphia, PA.
Dadlez N, Bisono G, Williams C, Rosenthal S, Hametz P. “Redefining the Family in Family-Centered
Care”. Poster Presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. May 2014. Vancouver, BC. Poster Presentation. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference.July 2014.Orlando, Florida.
Hametz P, Dadlez N, Bisono G, Williams C, Rosenthal S. “Attitudes and Experiences of Parents of
Medically Complex Children Regarding their Doctors in Shared Decision-Making.” Poster Presentation. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting. May 2014. Vancouver, BC. Poster Presentation. Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference. July 2014. Orlando, FL
Dadlez N, Brubaker S, Yilmaz B, Simpson L, and Williams I. “Should Elective Deliveries be Delayed
in Pregnancies Complicated by Major Fetal Cardiac Anomalies?” Oral Presentation. ISUOG’s 23rd World Congress on Ultrasound in Obstetrics and Gynecology. October 2013. Sydney, Australia
Dadlez N and Williams I. “Impact of Change in Delivery Practice on Neonatal and Maternal Outcomes
in Neonates with Critical Congenital Heart Disease”. Oral Presentation. American Academy of Pediatrics Conference. October 2013. Orlando, FL
Dr. Nina M. Dadlez attended the University of Connecticut School of Medicine and completed her pediatric residency training at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital (Columbia University). Dr. Dadlez completed a Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore and a Masters in Clinical Research Methods at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Dr. Dadlez came to Tufts from the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore where she served as the assistant medical director for pediatric quality. She is now the medical director of quality at the Tufts Children's Hospital. Her research focuses on ensuring that all children receive high-quality safe evidence-based care.
American Academy of Pediatrics
AAP Section on Hospital Medicine
AAP Quality Improvement Innovations Network
Academic Pediatric Association