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Shannon M. Dean, MD, MMM, FAMIA
Shannon M. Dean, MD, MMM, FAMIA

Shannon M. Dean, MD, MMM, FAMIA

Member, St. Jude Faculty

  • VP and Chief Medical Information Officer



BS (Political Science) – University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin
MD - University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, Wisconsin
Resident (Pediatrics) – University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin
Fellow (Pediatric Hematology/Oncology) - University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, Wisconsin
MMM (Master of Medical Management) – Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Honors & Awards

  • 2013  University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine Residents’ Clinical Teacher Award
  • 2013  Charles C. Lobeck Medical Education Award for Outstanding Teaching in Pediatrics
  • 2013  Council on Clinical Information Technology Best Poster Award
    American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition. Orlando, Florida
    2019  Fellow- American Medical Informatics Association

Research Interests

  • Applied clinical informatics
  • Use of technology to support patient/family engagement
  • Impact of health IT on provider wellbeing
  • Clinical documentation in the EHR
  • User centered technology design to support team-based care

Selected Publications

Zellmer BM, Nacht CL, Coller RJ, Hoonakker PLT, Smith CA, Sklansky DJ, Dean SM, Smith W, Sprackling CM, Ehlenfeldt BD, Kelly MM. BedsideNotes: Sharing physicians’ notes with parents during hospitalization. Hosp Pediatr May;11(5):503-508, 2021. PMID: 33795371

Kelly MM, Smith CA, Hoonakker PLT, Nacht CL, Dean SM, Sklansky DJ, Smith W, Moreno M, Thurber AS, Coller RJ. Stakeholder perspectives in anticipation of sharing physicians’ notes with parents of hospitalized children. Acad Pediatr Mar; 21(2):259-264, 2021. PMID: 33259951

Semanik M, Kleinschmidt P, Wright A, Willet D, Dean SM, Saleh S, Co Z, Sampene E, Buchanan J. Impact of the Problem Oriented View on Clinical Data Retrieval. J Am Med Inform Assoc Apr 23;28(5):899-906, 2021.

Kelly MM, Sklansky DJ, Nackers KAM, Coller RJ, Dean SM, Eickhoff JC, Bentley NL, Nacht CL, Shadman KA. Evaluation and Improvement of Intern Progress Note Assessments and Plans. Hosp Pediatr Apr;11(4):401-405, 2021. PMID: 33692085

Kelly MM, Coller RJ, Hoonakker PLT, Nacht CL, Dean SM. Provider experiences with offering families bedside health record access across a children’s hospital. Hosp Pediatr Nov;10(11):1002-1005, 2020. PMID: 33109520

Smith CA, Coller RJ, Dean SM, et al. Parent Perspectives on Pediatric Inpatient OpenNotes. AMIA Annu Symp Proc Mar 4;2019:812-819, 2020. eCollection 2019

Wooldridge AR, Carayon P, Hoonakker P, Hose B-Z, Eithun B, Brazelton T, Ross J, Kohler JE, Kelly MM, Dean SM, Rusy D, Gurses AP. Work system barriers and facilitators in inpatient care transitions of pediatric trauma patients. Appl Ergon May;85:103059, 2020.

Wooldridge AR, Carayon P, Hoonakker P, Hose B-Z, Brazelton T, Eithun B, Dean S, Kelly MM, Kohler J, Ross J, Rusy D, Gurses AP. Team Cognition as a Barrier and Facilitator in Care Transitions: Implications for Work System Design. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting 63(1):648-652, 2019. Sage CA: Los Angeles, CA: SAGE Publications

Micek MA, Arndt B, Tuan WJ, Trowbridge E, Dean SM, Lochner J, Sampene E, Pandhi, N. Physician Burnout and Timing of Electronic Health Record Use. ACI-Open 04(01): e1-e8, 2020. DOI: 10.1055/s-0039-3401815

Olson K, Marchalik D, Farley H, Dean SM, Lawrence EC, Hamidi MS, Rowe S, McCool JM, O’Donovan CA, Micek MA, Stewart MT. Organizational strategies to reduce physician burnout and improve professional fulfillment. Curr Probl Pediatr Adolesc Health Care Dec;49(12):100664, 2019.

Hoonakker PLT, Rankin RJ, Passini JC, Bunton JA, Ehlenfeldt BD, Dean SM, Thurber AS, Kelly MM. Nurses expectations of an inpatient portal for hospitalized patients and caregivers. Applied Clinical Informatics Aug;10(4):625-633, 2019.

Hoonakker PLT, Wooldridge AR, Carayon P, Hose B-Z, Eithun BL, Brazelton TB, Dean SM, Kelly MM, Kohler JE, Ross JC, Rusy DA, Gurses AP. Information flow during pediatric trauma care transitions: things falling through the cracks. Internal-Emergency Medicine Aug;14(5):797-805, 2019. Epub 2019 May 28

Kelly MM, Thurber AS, Coller RJ, Khan A, Dean SM, Smith W, Hoonakker, PLT. Parent perceptions of real-time access to their hospitalized child’s medical records using an inpatient portal: A qualitative study. Hosp Pediatr Apr;9(4):273-280, 2019. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2018-0166

Longhurst CA, Davis T, Maneker A, Eschenroeder HC, Dunscombe R, Reynolds G, Clay B, Adler-Milstein J, Moran T, Davis M, Graham D, Dean SM, on behalf of the Arch Collaborative. Local Investment in Training Drives EHR User Satisfaction? Applied Clinical Informatics Mar;10(2):331-338, 2019.

Hose B-Z, Hoonakker PLT, Wooldridge AR, Brazelton TB, Dean SM, Eithun B, Fackler JC, Gurses AP, Kelly MM, Kohler JE, McGeorge NM, Ross JC, Rusy DA, Carayon P. Physician Perceptions of the Electronic Problem List in Pediatric Trauma Care. Applied Clinical Informatics Jan;10(1):113-122, 2019.

Hose B-Z, Carayon P, Hoonakker PLT, Wooldridge AR, Ross JC, Kohler JE, Brazelton TB, Eithun BL, Kelly MM, Dean SM, Rusy DA, Gurses AP. Challenges of disposition decision making for pediatric trauma patients in the emergency department. In: Bagnara S, Tartaglia R, Albolino S, Alexander T, Fujita Y (eds). Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association. IEA 2018. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 818:339-345, 2019. Springer, Cham.

Hoonakker PLT, Wooldridge AR, Carayon P, Hose B-Z, Eithun BL, Brazelton TB, Dean SM, Kelly MM, Kohler JE, Ross JC, Rusy DA, Gurses AP. Things falling through the cracks: Information loss during pediatric trauma care transitions. In: Bagnara S, Tartaglia R, Albolino S, Alexander T, Fujita Y (eds). Proceedings of the 20th Congress of the International Ergonomics Association. IEA 2018. Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing 818:479-488, 2019. Springer, Cham.

Wooldridge AR, Carayon P, Hoonakker PLT, Hose B-Z, Ross J, Kohler J, Brazelton T, Eithun B, Kelly M, Dean S, Rusy D, Durojaiye A, Gurses AP. Complexity of the Pediatric Trauma Care Process: Implications for Multi-Level Awareness. Cognition, Technology and Work Aug;21:397-416, 2019. doi:10.1007/s10111-018-0520-0. Epub 2018 Aug 31

Panyard D, Ramly E, Dean S, Bartels CM. Bridging Clinical Researcher Perceptions and Health IT Realities: A Case Study of Stakeholder Creep. International Journal of Medical Informatics Feb;110:19-24, 2018.

Kelly, MM, Dean SM, Carayon P, Wetterneck TB, Hoonakker PL. Healthcare Team Perceptions of a Portal for Parents of Hospitalized Children Before and After Implementation. Applied Clinical Informatics Mar 15;8(1):265-278, 2017.

Kelly MM, Hoonakker P, Dean SM. Using an inpatient portal to engage families in pediatric hospital care. J Am Med Inform Assoc Jan;24(1):153-161, 2017.

Dean SM, Gilmore-Bykovskyi A, Buchanan J, Ehlenfedlt B, Kind AJH. Design and Hospitalwide Implementation of a Standardized Discharge Summary in an Electronic Health Record. Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 42(12), 2016.

Kelly MM, Hoonakker P, Dean SM, Plotkin JA, Klagos SJ, Byrne BJ. Improving medication safety through an inpatient portal for families of hospitalized children. In Mollo V, Falzon P. (Ed), Proceedings of the Healthcare Systems Ergonomics and Patient Safety Conference. Toulouse, France, pp. 222-226, 2016.

Dean SM, Eickhoff J, Bakel LA. The Effectiveness of a Bundled Intervention to Improve Resident Progress Notes in an Electronic Health Record (EHR). Journal of Hospital Medicine 10(2):104-107, 2015.

Sheehy AM, Weissburg DJ, Dean SM. The Role of Copy-and-Paste in the Hospital Electronic Health Record. JAMA Internal Medicine Aug;174(8);1217-8, 2014.

Johnson E, Dean SM, Sondel PM. Antibody-Based Immunotherapy in High-Risk Neuroblastoma. Expert Reviews in Molecular Medicine 9(34), 2007.

Williams GP, Dean SM. Hyperpigmented macules. Consultant for Pediatricians 4(7):314-323, 2005.

Last update: October 2021