Kristin Vaughan, M.D., FAAP
After graduating from Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship at CHofSA, I accepted a faculty position within the Division of Pediatric Inpatient Medicine at the University of Utah, Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City. I see patients both at Primary Children's Tertiary Academic Center as well as a smaller, affiliated community hospital and has thoroughly enjoyed the breadth of clinical experience afforded by practicing in both environments. Additionally, I supervise medical students, residents, and population health medicine fellows at both sites in my current faculty role.
My fellowship work focused on patient safety by optimizing hospital throughput. This included a quality improvement project to decrease boarding times of admitted patients in the emergency department and a systematic literature review of direct admissions. As an attending, I was able to couple her passion for teaching with my previous experience in hospital throughput work and I am currently helping to create a resident curriculum on facilitating direct admissions.