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CURRICULUM VITAE

Sarah Vepraskas MD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Hospitalist

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Children's Corporate Center
999 N 92 St
Milwaukee, WI 53226

EDUCATION:
08/2002 - 05/2006 B.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI
08/2006 - 05/2010 M.D., University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
07/2010 - 06/2011 Intern, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd
07/2011 - 06/2013 Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Hospitalist Track, Medical College of Wisconsin A
07/2013 - 06/2014 Chief Resident, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd
10/2014 - 06/2015 Medical College of Wisconsin Faculty Scholar Program in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, Milwaukee, WI
09/2015 Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Course, Milwaukee, WI
10/2016 IHI Quick Course: Better Quality Through Better Measurement
04/2017 - 12/2017 Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Excellence in Quality Improvement Principles (EQuIP) Training Cours, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
05/2018 - 05/2021 Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Quality and Safety Improvement Scholars (QSIS) Program

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
07/2013 - 06/2014 Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226
07/2013 - 06/2014 Clinical Instructor, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226
07/2014 - 06/2021 Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hospital Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226
07/2014 - Present Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hospital Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226
07/2021 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hospital Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 8701 Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53226

ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
07/2018 - Present Pediatrics, Hospital Medicine, Co-Director of Quality Improvement of Hospital, 8701 Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226

HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
07/2019 - Present Medical Director, Hospital Medicine, Children's Wisconsin
07/2021 - Present Co-leader, Pediatric Hospital Medicine and Neurosurgery Co-management Agreement
08/2021 - Present Mental and Behavioral Health Liaison for Pediatric Hospital Medicine Patients

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
07/2013 - Present Children's Wisconsin, 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53226

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
American Board of Pediatrics
10/2013
10/2023
Pediatric Hospital Medicine
11/2019
11/2029
   
Certificates
Issued By Issue DateExpiration
PALS
AHA, AAP
07/2020
07/2022
BLS
AHA
07/2020
07/2022
    

Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
Wisconsin
56760-20
02/03/2012
10/31/2023
    

AWARDS AND HONORS:
2011 MCW Affiliated Hospitals House staff Award for Excellence in Teaching Nominee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2013 MCW Affiliated Hospitals Research Award, Medical College of Wisconsin
2013 Pediatric Resident Research Award, 2nd place, Department of Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
2014 Advancing A Healthier Wisconsin Endowment 2014 Excellence Award Recipient, Medical College of Wisconsin
2014 - 2015 Outstanding Medical Student Teacher, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 Outstanding Faculty Service Award, recognized for work on the Medical College of Wisconsin Admissions Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin
2017 - 2018 Outstanding Medical Student Teacher, Medical College of Wisconsin
2019 Ray E. Helfer Award, Academic Pediatric Association national award for most innovative project in medical education: Project: Parent Coaching During Patient- and Family Centered Rounds, Role: Project Team Member
2019 - 2020 Outstanding Medical Student Teacher, Medical College of Wisconsin

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
05/2009 - Present American Academy of Pediatrics
04/2012 - Present American Academy of Pediatrics (Section on Hospital Medicine)
07/2015 - Present Society of Hospital Medicine
09/2015 - Present Academic Pediatric Association
10/2017 - Present American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Journal Review
02/2015 Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2015 Conference, Clinical Conundrum Reviewer
02/2019 Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2019 Conference, Clinical Conundrum Reviewer
03/2020 - Present Hospital Pediatrics

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
03/2019 - Present Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Region VI Co-Chair (elected), Academic Pediatric Association (APA) REgion VI Co-Chair (elected) • One of 3 elected Region 6 Co-chairs for 3-year term (there are 10 APA regions in the United States and Canada - APA Regions facilitate local and regiona• Co-chair responsibilities include planning annual Region VI Academic Meeting and engaging Region VI members and delegates through various educational and academic opportunitiesl engagement for members of the APA)

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Characterization of Mental and Behavioral Health Population at Children’s Wisconsin
Source:
None
Role:
Investigator
Dates:
05/2021 - Present
Direct Funds:
$0
  
Prior
Peer Review
Title:
Improving Medical Student Presentations on Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds
Source:
Department of Pediatrics Internal Funding Grant
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
07/2016 - 06/2017
Direct Funds:
$11,574
  
Title:
Parent Coaching on Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds
Source:
Department of Pediatrics Internal Funding Grant
Role:
Team Member
Dates:
07/2017 - 06/2018
Direct Funds:
$21,000
  
Title:
The Quality Rounds Initiative Parent Coaching Program
Source:
Kern Institute Innovative Ideas Grant
Role:
Team Member
Dates:
06/2018 - 04/2019
Direct Funds:
$3,000
  
Title:
Parent Coaching on Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds
Source:
Department of Pediatrics Internal Funding Grant
Role:
Team Member
Dates:
07/2018 - 06/2019
Direct Funds:
$21,000
  
Non-Peer Review
Title:
The Development and Validation of the SO-PEACH (Suspected Observable Presenter Empowerment Action Checklist)
Source:
No funding source
Role:
Investigator
Dates:
11/2011 - 05/2013
Direct Funds:
$0
  
Title:
Family Empowerment Actions during Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds
Source:
No funding Source
Role:
Investigator
Dates:
10/2013 - 02/2014
Direct Funds:
$0
  
Title:
Decreasing Continuous Pulse Oximetry Use in Children with Bronchiolitis by Using Quality Improvement Methods
Source:
No funding source
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
11/2014 - 06/2016
Direct Funds:
$0
  
Title:
Identification of Parent and Caregiver Preferences Regarding Discharge Education
Source:
No funding source
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
04/2015 - 11/2015
Direct Funds:
$0
  
Title:
Project REVISE (Reducing Excessive Variability in Infant Sepsis Evaluation), national QI collaborative through AAP’s Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network
Source:
No funding source
Role:
Site Leader
Dates:
10/2016 - 12/2017
Direct Funds:
$0
  
Title:
Pathways to Improving Pediatric Asthma Care (PIPA), national QI collaborative through AAP’s Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network
Source:
No funding source
Role:
Team Member
Dates:
11/2017 - 12/2018
Direct Funds:
$0
  
Title:
Development of a Post-Discharge Phone Call Program Using Standardization of Phone Call Scripting and Documentation Templates
Source:
Supported through the APA QSIS Program and Department of Pediatrics
Role:
Investigator
Dates:
02/2018 - 05/2021
Direct Funds:
$0 (0.1 FTE support through DOP)
  

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Vepraskas S, Weisgerber M, Toth H, Bragg D. "The SO-PEACH (Suspected Observable Presenter Empowerment Action CHecklist), a Novel Instrument for Evaluating Presenter Empowerment During Patient and Family-Centered-Rounds, " oral presentation, Dean's Rounds, The SO-PEACH (Suspected Observable Presenter Empowerment Action CHecklist), a Novel Instrument for Evaluating Presenter Empowerment During Patient and Family-Centered-Rounds, Dean's Rounds - oral presentation, Milwaukee, WI, 03/2013
Vepraskas S, Using Data to Understand How to Improve Care for Infants with Fever, Data in Motion Symposium, Children's Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 10/2017
Vepraskas S, Decreasing the Length of Stay for Infants with Fever, Department of Pediatrics Grand Rounds, Medical College of Wisconsin/Children's Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 05/2019
 
Regional
Weisgerber M, Toth H, Amanda R, Vepraskas S, Teaching in Inpatient Setting: Rounding at the Bedside: Focus on Senior Resident Empowerment and Efficiency, Ohio State University College of Medicine Pediatric Resident Conference, Virtual presentation, 12/2020
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Hoffmann S, Levine J, Terasawa E, Dobbert M, Foecking E, Abbott D., Luteinizing Hormone Hypersecretion and Diminished LH Responses to RU486 in a Nonhuman Primate Model for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), Poster presentation University of Wisconsin-Madison Endocrinology and Reproductive Physiology Annual Research Symposium, Madison, WI, 11/21/2005
Hoffmann S, Levine J, Terasawa E, Dobbert M, Foecking E, Abbott D., Luteinizing Hormone Hypersecretion and Diminished LH Responses to RU486 in a Nonhuman Primate Model for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), poster presentation, 8th Annual University of Wisconsin-Madison Undergraduate Research Symposium, Madison, WI, 04/13/2006
Hoffmann S, Schrager S, Women’s Knowledge of Commonly Used Contraceptive Methods, 6th Annual School of Medicine and Public Health Medical Student Research Forum, Madison, WI, 11/02/2007
Vepraskas S, Weisgerber M, Toth H, Bragg D, The SO-PEACH (Suspected Observable Presenter Empowerment Action CHecklist), a Novel Instrument for Evaluating Presenter Empowerment During Patient and Family-Centered-Rounds, poster presentation, Department of Pediatrics Fellows/Residents Poster Session/Scholarship Recognition Day, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2013
Vepraskas S, Toth H, Sharma A, Yamoah C, Weisgerber M, Family Empowerment Actions during Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds, poster presentation, Department of Pediatrics Fellows/Residents Poster Session/Scholarship Recognition Day, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2014
Lauck L, Vepraskas S, Hadjiev J, Sharma A, Toth H, Bragg D, Weisgerber M, Validity of Patient-and Family-Centered Rounds Tool in Rating Presenter Empowerment Actions of Medical Students and Interns, poster presentation, Medical College of Wisconsin Innovations in Medical Education Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2017
Vepraskas S, Lauck S, Hadjiev J, Sharma A, Toth H, Bragg D, Porada K, Weisgerber M, Do Medical Students Sleuth? Validity of Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds Tool in Rating Presenter Empowerment Actions of Medical Students and Interns, poster presentation, Innovations in Healthcare Education Research Conference, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI, 04/2018
 
Regional
Hoffmann S, Levine J, Terasawa E, Dobbert M, Foecking E, Abbott D., Luteinizing Hormone Hypersecretion and Diminished LH Responses to RU486 in a Nonhuman Primate Model for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), poster presentation, 26th Annual Minisymposium on Reproductive Biology, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 10/17/2005
Hoffmann S, Schrager S., Women’s Knowledge of Commonly Used Contraceptive Methods, oral presentation, Wisconsin Research and Education Network Meeting, , Wisconsin Dells, WI, 11/10/2007 - 11/11/2007
Hayes J, Vepraskas S., Parental Perception of Care for Infants with Fever During Hospitalization, poster presentation, Wisconsin Chapter of American College of Physicians Meeting, Wisconsin Dells, WI, 09/07/2018
Vepraskas S, Lauck S, Hadjiev J, Toth H, Treat R, Porada K, Weisgerber M, Is it Enough? Effects of a Workshop on Medical Student Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds Performance, poster presentation, Academic Pediatric Association Region VI Annual Meeting, Madison, WI, 03/2019
 
National
Vepraskas S, Weisgerber M, Toth H, Bragg D, The SO-PEACH (Suspected Observable Presenter Empowerment Action CHecklist), a Novel Instrument for Evaluating Presenter Empowerment During Patient and Family-Centered-Rounds, oral presentation, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference, New Orleans, LA, 08/01/2013 - 08/04/2013
Soung P, Vepraskas S., Decreasing Continuous Pulse Oximetry Use in Children with Bronchiolitis by Using Quality Improvement Methods, oral presentation, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference, Chicago, IL, 07/28/2016 - 07/31/2016
Vepraskas S, O’Day P, Gage S., Parental Concerns About Discharge Warrant Early Introduction of Discharge Education, poster presentation, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference, Chicago, IL, 07/28/2016 - 07/31/2016
Vepraskas S, Lauck S, Hadjiev J, Sharma A, Toth H, Bragg D, Weisgerber M., Validity of Patient-and Family-Centered Rounds Tool in Rating Presenter Empowerment Actions of Medical Students and Interns, poster presentation, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference, Nashville, TN, 07/20/2017 - 07/23/2017
Vepraskas S, Lauck S, Hadjiev J, Sharma A, Toth H, Bragg D, Treat R, Porada K, Weisgerber M., Validity of Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds Tool Demonstrated After 24 Months of Rating Presenter Empowerment Actions, oral presentation, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference, Atlanta, GA, 07/19/2018 - 07/22/2018
Soung P, Vepraskas S, Kolinski J, Swartz S., Evaluating Empiric Use of Ampicillin Coverage in Hospitalized Well Appearing Febrile Infants, poster presentation, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference, Atlanta, GA, 07/19/2018 - 07/22/2018
Vepraskas S, Porada K, Kolinski J, Soung P, Gage S, Decreasing the Length of Stay for Infants with Fever by Using Quality Improvement Methods, poster presentation, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Conference, Atlanta, GA, 07/19/2018 - 07/22/2018
Vepraskas S, Stephany A, Osorio SN, Gage S, Improving Documentation of Post-Discharge Issue Mitigation, virtual poster presentation, American Academy of Pediatrics Virtual 2020 National Conference and Exhibition, Virtual, 10/02/2020 - 10/05/2020
 
International
Vepraskas S, Weisgerber M, Toth H, Bragg D, The SO-PEACH (Suspected Observable Presenter Empowerment Action Checklist), a Novel Instrument for Evaluating Presenter Empowerment During Patient and Family-Centered-Rounds, poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Washington D.C, 05/04/2013 - 05/07/2013
Vepraskas S, Toth H, Sharma A, Yamoah C, Weisgerber M, Family Empowerment Actions during Patient-and Family-Centered Rounds, poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada, 05/03/2014 - 05/06/2014
Soung P, Vepraskas S, Changing Provider Practice Utilizing Quality Improvement Initiatives to Reduce the Use of Continuous Pulse Oximetry, poster presentation, 7th Annual Academic Pediatric Association Conference Advancing Implementation and Quality Improvement Science, San Francisco, CA, 05/05/2017
Weisgerber M, Toth H, Vepraskas S, Kelly M, Blankenburg R, Sakai D, Ottolini M, Rounding Like a Ninja II: Building a Comprehensive Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds Program with Bundles, Checklists, Role-Specific Development Tools and More, workshop, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 05/06/2017 - 05/09/2017
Vepraskas S, Porada K, Kolinski J, Soung P, Gage S, Decreasing the Length of Stay for Infants with Fever by Using Quality Improvement Methods, poster presentation, Academic Pediatric Association’s 8th Annual Advancing Implementation and Quality Improvement Science for Children’s Health Care Conference, Toronto, Canada, 05/04/2018
Vepraskas S, Hadjiev J, Lauck S, Sharma A, Toth H, Bragg D, Porada K, Weisgerber M, Validity of Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds Tool in Rating Presenter Empowerment Actions of Medical Students and Interns, poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 05/05/2018 - 05/08/2018
Vepraskas S, Porada K, Kolinski J, Soung P, Gage S, Decreasing the Length of Stay for Infants with Fever by Using Quality Improvement Methods, poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 05/05/2018 - 05/08/2018
Soung P, Vepraskas S, Kolinski J, Swartz S, Evaluating Empiric Use of Ampicillin Coverage in Hospitalized Well Appearing Febrile Infants, poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 05/05/2018 - 05/08/2018
Hayes J, Vepraskas S., Parental Perception of Care for Infants with Fever During Hospitalization, poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 05/05/2018 - 05/08/2018
Kim M, Toth H, Lauck S, Hadjiev J, Vepraskas S, LaBounty S, Lynch K, Weisgerber M, Parent Coaches: A Novel Approach to Trainee Feedback, oral presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 04/27/2019 - 04/30/2019
Vepraskas S, Hadjiev J, Lauck S, Toth H, Treat R, Porada K, Weisgerber M, Is it Enough? Effects of a Workshop on Medical Student Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds Performance, poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 04/27/2019 - 04/30/2019
Vepraskas S, Chou E, Hahn D, Lauck, Liljestrom T, An Interprofessional Initiative to Address Labs Pending at Discharge for Pediatric Hospital Transitions of Care, poster presentation Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Virtual, 04/30/2021 - 04/04/2021
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2010 - 06/2013 Member, Community Pediatrics Advisory Council, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2010 - 06/2014 Member, Pediatric Resident Advisory Panel, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2012 - 06/2014 Member, Pediatric Resident and Internal Medicine - Pediatric Resident Evaluation Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2014 - 06/2017 Member, Hospital Medicine quality Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
11/2014 - 09/2015 Member, Hospital Medicine Section Chief Search Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
11/2014 - 03/2016 Member, Intern Selection Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
08/2015 - 05/2018 Dean-Appointed Member, Medical College of Wisconsin Admissions Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2017 - Present Co-Leader, Hospital medicine Quality Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
09/2017 - 12/2018 Member, Hospital Medicine Transport Call Project, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
12/2017 - 06/2018 Member, Department of Pediatrics Children's Medical Group Communication Advisory Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
02/2018 - 05/2019 Co-Leader, Discharge Follow-Up Workgroup, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
08/2020 - 03/2021 Admissions File Reviewer, Medical College of Wisconsin Admissions Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
09/2020 - Present Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellow Interview Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
 
Hospital
08/2012 - 06/2014 Member, Admissions Process Improvement Team, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2013 - 06/2014 Chief Resident Representative, Inpatient EDTC Advisory Group, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2013 - 12/2013 Member, Family Advisory Committee/Subcommittee 1, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2013 - 06/2014 Chief Resident Representative, Daily Operational Briefings, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2013 - 10/2013 Chief Resident Representative, Disaster Exercise Planning Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
12/2013 - 06/2014 Chief Resident Representative, Multidisciplinary System Response to Allocation and Use of Computers on Wheels, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
01/2014 - Present Member, Patient-and Family-Centered Rounding Team, Pediatircs, Medical College of Wisconsin
02/2014 - 08/2014 Member, W11 Improvement Innovator Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
03/2014 - 09/2014 Member, Clinical Care Optimization Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
06/2014 - 09/2014 Member, Asthma Care Process Team, subcommittee of the Clinical Care Optimization Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2014 - 09/2014 Member, Child and Family Experience Team, subcommittee of Clinical Care Optimization Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
09/2014 - 12/2014 Member, Asthma Observation Committee, Pediatircs, Medical College of Wisconsin
09/2014 - 12/2017 Pilot Study Group, local member, AAP Project IMPACT (Improving Pediatric Patient-Centered Care Transitions), Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
12/2014 - 03/2015 Member, CLABSI Advanced Application Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
05/2015 - 06/2016 Member, Asthma Management Plan Redesign Team, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
09/2016 - 09/2017 Member, Asthma Admission Algorithm Task Force, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
09/2016 - Present Member, Bronchiolitis Workgroup, Hospital Medicine, Pediatrucs, Medical College of Wisconsin
09/2017 - 12/2017 Local Site Project Leader, AAP Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network Project: Reducing Excessive Variability in Infant Sepsis Evaluation (REVISE), Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
11/2017 - 12/2018 Local Member, AAP Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network Project: Pathways for Improving Pediatric Asthma Care (PIPA), Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
02/2018 - Present Member, Discharge Optimization Team, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2018 - Present Member, Credentials Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
12/2018 - Present Member, System Asthma Team, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
06/2019 - Present Member, Neuro-executive Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2019 - Present Co-Director, Epilepsy and Pediatric Hospital Medicine Partnership Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
07/2019 - Present Member, W7/PICU/Neurosurgery Leadership Meeting, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
12/2020 - Present Member, Solutions for Patient Safety Behavioral Events Team, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
12/2020 - 03/2021 Member, Mental and Behavioral Health Patient Placement Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
06/2021 - Present Member, Mental and Behavioral Health Patient Care Unit and Emergency Department Trauma Center Steering Committee, Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
07/2013 - 06/2014 Facilitator, Pediatric Resident Intern Morning Report
07/2013 - 06/2015 Facilitator, Senior Medical Student Communication Workshop and OSCE
11/2013 Lecturer, "Developmental Milestones, " Pediatric Clerkship Lecture Series
11/2013 - 12/2017 Instructor and Facilitator, M1/M2 Bench to Bedside Course
01/2015 - 06/2015 Medical Student History and Physical Faculty Reviewer
09/2016 Foundations of Clinical Medicine Preceptor
12/2016 - Present Facilitator, "Empowering Students as Presenters during Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds (PFCR). (Given every 8 weeks)
09/2017 - 05/2018 Lecturer, "Pediatric Emergency Medicine, " Pediatric Clerkship Lecture Series. (Given every 8 weeks)
09/2019 Interprofessional Education Workshop Facilitator (faculty facilitator for group of medical students and nursing students for workshop on interprofessional communication)
 
Resident and Fellow Education
05/2012 Co-lecturer, "Instrument-based Assessment and Institutional Support of Milwaukee Community Organizations in Combating Childhood Obesity, " Community Pediatrics Presentation Day
03/2013 Lecturer, "Infective Endocarditis, " Pediatric Professor Rounds Noon Conference Series
05/2013 Co-lecturer, "Collaborative Admissions: Improving the Collaborations, " Resident Quality Improvement Day
06/2013 - Present Lead facilitator, "Empowering Interns as Presenters during Patient and Family-Centered Rounds, " annual workshop during Pediatric Intern Orientation
07/2013 - 06/2014 Facilitator, Pediatric Resident Case Conference
12/2013 - 05/2017 Facilitator, Pediatric Resident Serious Senior Surfing Board Review
04/2014 - 04/2015 Co-facilitator, "Rounding Like A Ninja, " workshop during second year resident retreat on Senior Resident Empowerment During Patient-and Family-Centered Rounds
07/2014 - Present Pediatric Hospitalist Attending (Resident Teaching Service at Children's Hospital of Wisconsin)
07/2014 - 06/2017 Attending Guest Expert, Pediatric Resident Intern Morning Report
10/2015 Lecturer, "Fever in Neonates 101" Pediatric Residency Noon Conference Series
06/2016 Co-facilitator, "Rounding Like a Ninja: Empowering Senior Residents as Leaders and Teachers during Patient and Family-Centered Rounds, " Medical Education Faculty Development Series, Department of Pediatrics
09/2016 Co-facilitator, "Febrile Neonate Pediatric Hospital Medicine Faculty Development, " Section of Hospital Medicine Faculty Development
09/2016 - Present Hospital Medicine Educational Liaison for Pediatric Residency Program Evaluation
09/2016 - Present Hospital Medicine Resident Evaluation Champion
11/2016 Lecturer, “Fever in Neonates 101,” Pediatric Residency noon conference series
05/2017 - Present Simulated Management of Critical Situations (SMOCS) Session Facilitator
07/2018 - Present Pediatric Hospital Medicine Service Week Orientation Champion for New Faculty
12/2018 Co-facilitator, Bedside Teaching Workshop Facilitator for Kern Institute Kinetic K3 faculty development program
05/2019 Lecturer, "The Daunting Task of Completing Rounds That Are: Efficient, Educational, Family-Friendly, and More, " Pediatric Residency Residents as Teachers Noon Conference Series
05/2019 - Present Faculty Judge of Resident Quality Improvement Projects, Annual Resident Quality Improvement Day
06/2019 Simulated inpatient patient practice scenarios (SIPPS) preceptor for Pediatric Residency Intern Orientation
10/2019 Lecturer, "Injuries and Exposures, " Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Board Review Series
03/2020 Panel Member for Quality Improvement as Academic Niche, Resident Hospitalist Track Niche Day
03/2020 Lecturer, “The Daunting Task of Completing Rounds That Are: Efficient, Educational, Family-Friendly, and More,” Pediatric Residency Residents as Teachers Noon Conference Series
07/2020 - Present Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Quality and Patient Safety Curriculum
11/2020 Lecturer, Introduction to Quality Improvement, MCW Adolescent Medicine Conference Series
11/2020 Invited Lecturer, "Research in Your Career, " Pediatric Resident Conference Series
12/2020 Co-Lecturer, Caring for Children with Complex Medical Needs, MCW Hospital Medicine Fellowship Core Conference
04/2021 Panel Member for Quality Improvement as Academic Niche, Resident Hospitalist Track Niche Day
10/2021 Lecturer, “Injuries and Exposures,” Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Board Review Series
 
Continuing Medical Education
04/2010 Lecturer, "MEDiC - A Clinical Outreach Program, " oral presentation, Pediatric Resident Child Advocacy Day, Marshfield, WI
03/2013 Co-lecturer, "Involvement of Community Organizations in Combating Childhood Obesity, " oral presentation, Pediatric Resident Child Advocacy Day, Marshfield, WI
05/2014 - 05/2017 Co-facilitator, "Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds, " workshop, W11 RN Education Days at Children's Wisconsin
06/2017 Co-facilitator, "Empowering Nurses in their role as Educators of Families and as Participants in Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds (FCR), " workshop, W11 and W12 RN Education Days at Children's Wisconsin
09/2019 Facilitator for Interprofessional Education Student Workshop 1: Interprofessional Communication, • Collaboration between Medical College of Wisconsin, Columbia College of Nursing, Milwaukee School of Engineering, and Gateway Technical College to promote interprofessional education
02/2021 - 04/2021 Faculty observer for KINETIC3 Excellence in Teaching Track, observed and provided feedback on 3 different teaching sessions for Adult Hematology/Oncology Nurse Practitioner
06/2021 Lecturer, "Care of Patients with Behavioral Health Needs, " oral presentation, Security Leadership Meeting
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Medical Students
Christabel Yamoah, MCW, 06/2013 - 06/2014 M2 student junior mentor for research project
Peter O'Day, MCW, 01/2015 - 06/2016 Summer Research Mentor, Quality Improvement Pathway Advisor
Jessica Hayes, MCW, 01/2017 - 06/2019 Summer Research Mentor, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety Pathway Advisor
Peter O'Day, MCW, 02/2017 - Present Clinical Advisor
Naomi Akagi, MCW, 06/2017 - 05/2018 Clinical Advisor
 
Residents
Lucinda Kohn, MCW, 07/2014 - 06/2015 Resident Advisor: quarterly meetings
Keli Coleman, MCW, 07/2014 - 06/2017 Resident Advisor: quarterly meetings
Kelly Bailey, MCW, 07/2015 - 06/2018 Resident Advisor: quarterly meetings
Corinne Swearingen, MCW, 09/2015 - 06/2016 Hospitalist Track Mentor
Jessica DeValk, MCW, 07/2016 - 06/2019 Resident Advisor: quarterly meetings
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
Educational Programs
Resident
01/2017 - Present Development of Third Year Medical Students as Presenters on Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds
Faculty
06/2013 - Present Presenter Empowerment Actions for Interns During Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds
 
 
Clinical Programs
07/2013 - Present Co-leader, Clinical Practice Guideline - Inpatient Fever in Infants
08/2014 - Present Leader, Clinical Practice Guideline Update - Inpatient Asthma
01/2018 - Present Co-leader, Clinical Practice Guideline Update - Inpatient Croup
09/2021 - Present Consultant to Policy Revision, Withdrawal Syndrome Assessment, Children's Hospital and Health System Patient Care Policy and Procedure
 
Community Programs
07/2021 - Present Ascension Emergency Department Pediatric Asthma Liaison
 

COMMUNITY SERVICE ACTIVITIES:
08/2018 - Present Member, Elm Grove Junior Guild, charitable organization committed to the protection, education, and wellness of women and children in Milwaukee and Waukesha counties
07/2021 - Present Virtual Career Presentation for Milwaukee Public School Middle School Students
08/2021 - Present Children's Programs Co-Chair, Elm Grove Junior Guild Selected to co-lead Children’s Programs Committee which organizes community events with a focus on children for Halloween, Christmas, and Easter holidays
 

GLOBAL HEALTH ACTIVITIES:
06/2006 - 08/2006 Ecuador Field School, community-based service-learning, Otavalo, Ecuador
 

CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION:
10/2014 - 06/2015 Medical College of Wisconsin Faculty Scholar Program in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement, Milwaukee, WI
09/2015 Pediatric Fundamental Critical Care Support Course, Milwaukee, WI
10/2016 IHI Quick Course: Better Quality Through Better Measurement
04/2017 - 12/2017 Excellence In Quality Improvement Principles, Quality Improvement Training Course, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
04/2017 - Present Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Excellence in Quality Improvement Principles (EQuIP) Course
05/2017 7th Annual Academic Pediatric Association Conference: Advancing Implementation and Quality Improvement Science, San Francisco, CA

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEW:
02/2015 Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2015 Conference, Clinical Conundrum Reviwer

HOSPITAL MEDICINE SECTION SERVICE:
09/2016 - Present Resident Evaluation Champion
09/2016 - Present Member, Committee Pediatric Residency Program Evaluation Hospital (PEC) Medicine Educational Liaison


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Vepraskas S, Weisgerber M, Toth H, Bragg D. The instructor’s guide for promoting presenter empowerment actions and evaluating presenters during patient- and family-centered rounds. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2015. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/10160.
2. Mallory LA, Osorio SN, Prato BS, DiPace J, Schmutter L, Soung P, Rogers A, Woodall WJ, Burley K, Gage S, Cooperberg D and the IMPACT Pilot Study Group. Project IMPACT Pilot Report: Feasibility of Implementing a Hospital-to-Home Transition Bundle. Pediatrics. 2017;139(3):e20154626. (Member of the IMPACT Pilot Study Group.)
3. Schrager S, Hoffmann S. Women’s knowledge of commonly used contraceptive methods. Wisconsin Medical Journal. 2008; 107(7): 327-330.
4. Vepraskas S, Porada K, Hadjiev J, Lauck S, Toth H, Weisgerber M. Teaching inpatient bedside presenter empowerment actions during an interactive workshop. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2018. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/10702.
5. Abbott D, Vepraskas S, Horton T, Terasawa E, Levine J. Accelerated episodic LH release accompanies blunted progesterone regulation in PCOS-like female rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta) exposed to testosterone during early-to-mid gestation. Neuroendocrinology; 2018. [Epub] DOI: 10.1159/000490570
6. Vepraskas S, O’Day P, Zhang L, Simpson P, Gage S. Parents support teach-back, demonstration, and a post-discharge phone call to augment discharge education. Hospital Pediatrics. 2018; 8(12): 778-784.
7. Blumenthal S, Cabrera J, Drolet B, Nocton J, Sulman C, Toth H, Vepraskas S. Persistent facial swelling in an 8-year old. The Journal of Pediatrics. 2019 Jan;204:318-318.e1
8. Hayes J, Vepraskas S. (in press). Parental Perception of Care for Infants with Fever During Hospitalization. Wisconsin Medical Journal. 2020; 119(4): 282-285.
9. Vepraskas S, Porada K, Hadjiev J, Lauck S, Toth H, Weisgerber M. Validity of Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds Tool in Rating Presenter Empowerment Actions of Medical Students and Interns. Academic Pediatrics. 2021; 21(3): 569-574.
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Abbott D, Bruns C, Barnett D, Tarantal A, Hoffmann S, Zhou R, Levine J, Dumesic D. "Fetal Origins of Polycystic Ovary Syndrome." Contemporary Endocrinology: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Eds. A Dunaif, R Chang, S Franks, R Legro. Totowa, NJ: Humana Press, 2008. 87-99.
2. Vepraskas S, Toth H, Weisgerber M. “Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disturbances.” Nelson Pediatric Symptom-Based Diagnosis, 1st ed. Eds. Kliegman R, Lye P, Bordini B, Toth H, Basel D. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2017. 831-850.
3. Vepraskas S. “Chapter 402.1 Sudden Unexpected Postnatal Collapse.” Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 21st ed. Eds. Kliegman R, St Geme J, Blum N, Shah S, Tasker R, Wilson, K. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2019. 2175-2176.
4. Vepraskas S. Toth H, Weisgerber M. “Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disturbances.” Nelson Pediatric Symptom-Based Diagnosis, 2nd ed. Eds. Kliegman R, Toth H, Bordini B, Basel D.
5. Ancillary Writer, Expert Consult Updates for Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 20th edition, wrote 1-2 page articles based on literature published after the textbook, articles augmented current topics in the online version of the textbook, wrote 1-2 entries per month, 07/2015 - 03/2019
6. Short-term Outcome Data in Pediatric Fecal Microbiota Transplantation, 6/15
7. Long-Term Clinical Monitoring for Infants with an Inconclusive Diagnosis of Cystic Fibrosis by Newborn Screen, 7/15
8. Neurocognitive Outcomes in Infants with Surgical Anesthetic Exposure, 7/15
9. Important Diagnostic Considerations in Adolescents with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, 10/15
10. Single-Gene Causes Found as Etiology of 29.5% of Cases of Steroid-Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome, 11/15
11. Postural Tachycardia Syndrome in the Pediatric Population, 11/15
12. Additional Manifestations of Renin Angiotensin System Blocker Fetopathy, 12/15
13. Examining the Link Between the FTO Locus and Obesity, 12/15
14. A Safe Oxygen Saturation Target for Infants with Bronchiolitis, 1/16
15. Zika Virus - An Emerging Arbovirus Associated with Fetal Abnormalities, 1/16
16. Rat Bite Fever - Not Always From a Bite, 2/16
17. Immunodeficiency Should be Considered in Children with Invasive Pneumococcal Disease, 2/16
18. Nervous System Dysfunction in Henoch-Schönlein Purpura, 6/16
19. Hirschsprung Disease Variants, 6/16
20. Athletic Injuries and Pediatric Arterial Ischemic Stroke, 7/16
21. Early Azithromycin Treatment to Prevent Progression to Severe Lower Respiratory Tract Infections, 8/16
22. Survival and Use of Surgery in Children with Trisomy 13 and 18, 8/16
23. Breast and Labial Surgery in Adolescent Patients, 9/16
24. Importance of Parental and Healthcare Provider Education in the Prevention of Late Onset Vitamin K Deficiency Bleeding, 9/16
25. Nonvenous Medications as Treatment Alternatives for Acute Convulsive Seizures and Status Epilepticus, 10/16
26. Associations Between Breastfeeding and Health Outcomes, 11/16
27. Epidemiology of Respiratory Viruses in Salt Lake City, Utah, 11/16
28. Infant simulator intervention not effective in prevention of teen pregnancy, 12/16
29. Dexamethasone Use in Moderate to Severe Asthma Exacerbations, 2/17
30. Parent-Mediated Social Communication Therapy for Children with Autism, 3/17
31. Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, 3/17
32. Early Physical Activity and Persistent Postconcussive Symptoms, 5/17
33. RNA Biosignatures may be Indicative of Bacterial Infection in Febrile Infants, 6/17
34. Lyme Carditis in Children, 7/17
35. Pediatric Sleep Duration Recommendations, 7/17
36. The Epidemiology and Outcomes of Bacterial Meningitis in Infants in Canada, 8/17
37. Association Between Prenatal Exposure to Antidepressants and Autism Spectrum Disorder?, 9/17
38. Anterior Cutaneous Nerve Entrapment Syndrome as a Cause of Chronic Abdominal Pain in Children, 9/17
39. Epiploic Appendagitis as a Cause of Acute Abdominal Pain in Children, 10/17
40. Ferrous Sulfate is More Efficacious than Iron Polysaccharide Complex for the Treatment of Nutritional Iron-Deficiency Anemia, 11/17
41. Analysis of Pediatric Central Nervous System Tuberculosis Risk Factors in California, 11/17
42. Utility of Fibroblast Growth Factor 21 (FGF-21) and Growth and Differentiation Factor 15 (GDF-15) as Biomarkers for Mitochondrial Disease, 12/17
43. Risk of Anaphylaxis after Vaccination, 1/18
44. Using Procalcitonin to Guide Diagnosis and Decision Making, 1/18
45. Acute Chest Syndrome and Asthma in Children with Sickle Cell Anemia, 2/18
46. The Impact on Weight Loss and Health Status after Bariatric Surgery in Adolescents, 3/18
47. Musculoskeletal Manifestations of Scurvy, 4/18
48. Nonoperative Therapy for Uncomplicated Appendicitis, 5/18
49. Moyamoya Disease in Children, 5/18
50. Selected Effects of Hormonal Treatment in Adolescents with Gender Dysphoria, 6/18
51. Antibiotic Prophylaxis and Uropathogen Resistance in Children with Vesicoureteral Reflux, 7/18
52. Psychological Factors Associated with Prolonged Recovery from Concussion in Children, 8/18
53. The Usefulness of Biomarker S100B in the Management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in Children, 8/18
54. Antiphospholipid Syndrome in Children, 10/18
55. Shortened Duration of IV Antibiotics for Uncomplicated, Late-Onset Group B Streptococcal Bacteremia?, 11/18
56. Acute Flaccid Myelitis, 1/19
57. Electronic Cigarette Use in Adolescents, 1/19
58. Association between fluoroquinolones and aortic dissection and aortic aneurysm, 2/19
59. Gadolinium-based magnetic resonance imaging contrast agents and brain gadolinium deposition, 3/19
60. Vepraskas S. “Chapter 402.1 Sudden Unexpected Postnatal Collapse.” Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 22nd ed. Eds. Kliegman R, St Geme J, Blum N, Wilson K, Tasker R, Deardorff M, Ralston S, Schuh A. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, in press.
 
Abstracts
1. Levine J, Terasawa E, Hoffmann S, Dobbert M, Foecking E, Abbott D. "Luteinizing Hormone Hypersecretion and Diminished LH Responses to RU486 in a Nonhuman Primate Model for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)." 87th Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society, San Francisco, CA, 06/4/05 - 06/7/05.
2. Kim M, Toth H, Lauck S, Hadjiev J, Vepraskas S, LaBounty S, Lynch K, Treat R, Weisgerber M. "How Did I Do Coach?" - Impact of Parent Rounds Coach on Learner Performance," poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 05/1/20 - 05/05/2020. Due to COVID-19 related conference cancellation, this peer-reviewed abstract was disseminated in the 2020 Meeting Program Guide.
3. LaBounty S, Kim M, Toth H, Chou E, Lauck S, Hadjiev J, Vepraskas S, Pilon C, Rogers A, Lynch K, Weisgerber M. "Put Me in Coach": Analysis of Parent Coach Interviews of Families About Team Performance During Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds," poster presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. 05/1/20 - 05/05/2020. Due to COVID-19 related conference cancellation, this peer-reviewed abstract was disseminated in the 2020 Meeting Program Guide.
4. Kim M, Toth H, Lauck S, Hadjiev J, Vepraskas S, LaBounty S, Lynch K, Treat R, Weisgerber M. "How Did I Do Coach?" - Impact of Parent Rounds Coach on Learner Performance," poster presentation, Association of Pediatric Program Directors Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA. 03/30/20 - 04/02/2020. Due to COVID-19 related conference cancellation, this peer-reviewed abstract was disseminated in the 2020 Meeting Program Guide.
 
Non-Peer Reviewed Educational Products
1. Rounding Like Kung Fu Panda, 4S Rounding Card for Presenter Empowerment Behaviors
2. Patient- and Family-Centered Rounds Sample Videos, accessible at http://mcwpeds.activemoodle.com/