Hospitalists

Hospitalists: The Diagnostic ServiceThe Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Service, led by Basil Zitelli, MD, includes 23 gifted clinical educators devoted to teaching inpatient pediatric medicine.

The Paul C. Gaffney Diagnostic Service works closely with the resident teams and students on the inpatient rotations, conducting Family-Centered Rounds on all general medical services and providing outstanding bedside, clinical, and didactic teaching.

The faculty provide timely and specific feedback for improvement during each clinical rotation. This feedback often focuses on physical exam skills; documentation; clinical reasoning; medical decision-making; communication skills with patients, families, and other members of the health care team; and patient hand-offs.