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Diana Childers, MD

Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor

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Academic Profile

Diana Childers, MD, FHM is currently an Associate Clinical Professor in Hospital Medicine at the University of California, San Diego. Dr. Childers completed her undergraduate work at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas and her medical degree at Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago. She completed her residency at the University of Irvine in California. Dr. Childers' interests include transitions in inpatient care, physician health and well-being, inpatient glycemic control and peri-operative medicine. She is a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine and a Fellow in Hospital Medicine. 

Dr. Childers moved back to San Diego in 2018 after a Navy transfer to Guam and then Memphis. She loves to travel, paint rocks she picks up from her travels, and play board games with her kids. 

Representative Publications

Ramos P, Childers D, Maynard G, Box K, Namba J, Stadalman K, Renvall M.  Maintaining Glycemic Control when Transitioning from Infusion Insulin: A protocol driven, multidisciplinary approach.  J. of Hosp Med. (5) Oct 2010

Maynard G, Schnipper J, Rogers K, Ramos P, Childers D. Design and Implementation of a Web-Based Reporting Center for Standardized Inpatient Glucometrics.  The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety

Cobaugh DJ, Maynard G, Cooper L, Kienle PC, Viegersky R, Childers D, Weber R, Carson SL, Mabrey ME, Roderman N, Blum F, Burkholder R, Dortch M, Grunberger G, Hays D, Henderson R, Ketz J, Lemke T, Varma SK, Cohen M.  Enhancing insulin-use safety in hospitals: Practical recommendations from an ASHP Foundation expert consensus panel. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2013 Aug 15;70(16):1404-1413. PubMed PMID:23903479.

Rogers KM, Childers DJ, Messler J, Nolan A, Nickel WK, Maynard GA. Glycemic Control Mentored Implementation: Creating a National Network of Shared Information. J Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2014 Mar;40(3):111-8. PubMed PMID 24730206

Maynard GA, Kulasa K, Ramos P, Childers D, Clay B, Sebasky M, Fink E, Field A, Renvall M, Juang P, Choe C.  Impact of a Hypoglycemia Reduction Bundle and a Systems Approach to Inpatient Glycemic Management. Endo Prac. 2015Apr 2:21(4):355-67. PubMed PMID:25536971

Maynard G, Childers D, Holdych J, Kendall H, Hoag T, Harrison K. Improving Glycemic Control Safely in Non-Critical Care Patients: A Collaborative Systems Approach in Nine Hospitals. J Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2017;43:179-188. PubMed PMID: 28325206.

I am proud to be a part of UC San Diego Health Hospital Medicine because of the quality of care available to all of our patients.