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CURRICULUM VITAE

Paola A. Palma Sisto MD
Associate Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Division of Endocrinology

OFFICE ADDRESS:
Children's Hospital Fox Valley
130 Second Street
Neenah, WI 54956

EDUCATION:
09/1986 - 06/1990 B.A., New York University, New York, New York
08/1990 - 06/1994 M.D., Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York

POSTGRADUATE TRAINING AND FELLOWSHIP APPOINTMENTS:
06/1994 - 06/1997 Residency, Pediatrics, Albert Einstein Affiliated Hospitals, Bronx, NY
07/1996 - 09/1996 Clinic Chief Resident, Albert Einstein Affiliated Hospitals, Bronx, NY
07/1997 - 06/2000 Fellowship, Pediatric Endocrinology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS:
07/2000 - Present Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI
07/2010 - Present Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Endocrinology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

EDUCATIONAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
02/2002 - Present Medical Student Course Director, Pediatric Endocrinology, M4 elective, Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
01/2004 - Present Medical Student Course Director, Pediatric Component to the Clinical Examination and Reasoning Course (CER) M2, Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
07/2004 - 06/2006 Medical Student Course Director, Essentials of Nutrition, M4 Selective, Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
04/2006 - 06/2008 Co-Chair, Clerkship Directors Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
07/2008 - 06/2010 Chair, Clerkship Directors Committee, Medical College of Wisconsin, WI
07/2009 - Present Medical Student Course Director, Pediatric Endocrinology, M3 Elective, Medical College of Wisconsin, WI

HOSPITAL AND CLINICAL ADMINISTRATIVE APPOINTMENTS:
07/2002 - 01/2008 Director, Cystic Fibrosis Endocrine Program, WI
09/2009 - Present Associate Chair, Children's Specialty Group Service Committee, WI
01/2010 - Present Chair, Culture Subcommittee, Children's Specialty Group Service Committee, WI

HOSPITAL STAFF PRIVILEGES:
07/2000 - Present Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 9000 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226
08/2001 - Present Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital, 9200 W. Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, WI 53226
07/2003 - Present Children's Hospital of Wisconsin - Fox Valley, Appleton, WI

SPECIALTY BOARDS AND CERTIFICATION:
Board Certified
Issue DateExpiration
American Board of Pediatrics
10/1997
12/2011
ABP,Subboard Pediatric Endocrinology
08/2001
12/2015
 
Licensure
Number Issue DateExpiration
New York
201541
11/1995
12/1999
Pennsylvania
MD063921-L
06/1997
12/2000
Wisconsin
42192-020
07/2001
10/2010
Illinois
036-103268
07/2002
07/2006
 

AWARDS AND HONORS:
02/2002 - Present Society of Teaching Scholars Junior Faculty Travel Award
06/2008 - Present Outstanding Teacher of Medical Students Award
09/2008 - Present The Edward J. Lennon Endowed Clinical Teaching Award

MEMBERSHIPS IN HONORARY AND PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
10/1999 - Present American Academy of Pediatrics
06/2001 - Present American Diabetes Association
06/2001 - Present The Endocrine Society
05/2002 - Present Midwest Pediatric Endocrine Society
10/2002 - Present Group on Educational Affairs of the American Association of Medical Colleges, AAMC - Central Division (CGEA)
02/2003 - Present American Academy of Pediatrics- Wisconsin Chapter
05/2003 - Present Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society
03/2004 - Present Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP)
05/2004 - Present Ambulatory Pediatric Association (APA); Medical Education Special Interest Group

EDITORSHIPS/EDITORIAL BOARDS/JOURNAL REVIEWS:
Editorship
04/2008 - Present The Pediatric Educator

LOCAL/REGIONAL APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
02/2002 - Present Director of Education - Pediatric Endocrine Division
09/2002 - 01/31/2004 Department of Pediatrics: Assistant Director, Undergraduate Medical Education
02/2003 - Present Co-Chair, Medical Education Committee (appointed), Wisconsin Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics
01/2004 - 12/2008 Program Director, Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship
02/01/2004 - Present Department of Pediatrics:Director, Undergraduate Medical Education
01/01/2006 - Present Department of Pediatrics: Co-Chair, Administrative Core, Center for Educational Excellence
02/2007 - Present Department of Pediatrics: Director, Summer Student Research Program
08/2010 - Present Program Director, Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship

NATIONAL ELECTED/APPOINTED LEADERSHIP AND COMMITTEE POSITIONS:
12/2006 - Present Alliance for Clinical Education (ACE), Communications Committee Representative for the Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP)
01/2007 - Present Invited Reviewer, AAMC-CGEA abstract submissions
04/2007 - Present Invited Reviewer, The Pediatric Educator, Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics
04/2007 - 06/2010 Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society (LWPES) Chair, Fellow's Forum
01/2008 - Present Invited Reviewer, AAMC MedEdPORTAL, the premier online peer reviewed repository for education-related materials
07/2009 - 06/2010 Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society (LWPES)Chair, Education Committee
06/2010 - Present Lawson Wilkins Pediatric Endocrine Society (LWPES)Chair, Faculty Development Committee for Education Council

RESEARCH GRANTS/AWARDS/CONTRACTS/PROJECTS:
Active
Peer Review
Title:
The Use of a Practice OSCE to Improve Student Performance
Source:
Learning Resource Fund, Medical College of Wisconsin
Role:
Principle Investigator (renewal until August 2007)
Dates:
01/2004 - 10/2004
Direct Funds:
$3,406
 
Title:
Expanding the OSCE Case Database to Reflect Increased Expectations of Clinical Skills of the Pediatric Clerkship Rotation
Source:
Learning Resource Fund, Medical College of Wisconsin
Role:
Principle Investigator (renewal until February 2010)
Dates:
11/2004 - 08/2006
Direct Funds:
$7,900
 
Title:
Collaborative Curriculum on Chronic Obesity
Source:
Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Program
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Jeffrey Morzinski, PhD
Dates:
03/2006 - 02/2009
Direct Funds:
$149,964
 
Title:
Sustaining the Vitality of the M3 Clerkship Directors as Educators and Scholars
Source:
Learning Resource Fund, Medical College of Wisconsin
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Michael Lund, MD
Dates:
05/2006 - 11/2009
Direct Funds:
$13,550
 
Title:
Online Standardized Patient Training
Source:
Learning Resource Fund, Medical College of Wisconsin
Role:
Principle Investigator
Dates:
05/2007 - 04/2008
Direct Funds:
$5,000
 
Title:
Head to Toe
Source:
Learning Resource Fund, Medical College of Wisconsin
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Sajani Tipnis, MD
Dates:
05/2007 - 04/2008
Direct Funds:
$5,000
 
Title:
CLIPP cases
Source:
Learning Resource Fund, Medical College of Wisconsin
Role:
Principle Investigator
Dates:
05/2007 - 04/2008
Direct Funds:
$8,000
 
Title:
I-Touching the Future - M3 Clerkship Directors
Source:
Learning Resource Fund, Medical College of Wisconsin
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Deborah Simpson, PhD
Dates:
01/2009 - 01/2011
Direct Funds:
$27,564
 
Title:
The Student PREP Program
Source:
Learning Resource Fund, Medical College of Wisconsin
Role:
Principle Investigator
Dates:
01/2009 - 12/2010
Direct Funds:
$5,000
 
Title:
Development and Implementation of Cross-Clerkship Integrated OSCEs (I-OSCE) for Formative Feedback - M3 Clerkship Directors OSCE Collaborative
Source:
Learning Resource Fund, Medical College of Wisconsin
Role:
Principle Investigator
Dates:
07/2009 - 07/2011
Direct Funds:
$7,500
 
Title:
i-Pod Touch Physical Examination Application"
Source:
Learning Resource Fund, Medical College of Wisconsin
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
Jose Franco, MD
Dates:
07/2010 - 06/2012
Direct Funds:
$13,758
 
Prior
Non-Peer Review
Title:
Feasibility of Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Therapy in Toddler/Preschool Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus
Source:
Medtronic Minimed, Inc.
Role:
Co-investigator
PI:
David Wyatt MD
Dates:
04/2003 - 04/2005
Direct Funds:
$28,500
 
Title:
a 12 Month, Open labeled, Randomized Parallel Group Study
Source:
Novo Nordisk Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Role:
Co-investigator
PI:
David Wyatt MD
Dates:
07/2003 - 10/2004
Direct Funds:
$50,000
 
Title:
Phs.IIIb,prspctve.multictr,randmisd.open-label study-determine safety&efficacy of 2 diff.dosing rgmns.of Saizen,usg.cool.click in sbjcts.w/childhood-onset growth hormone dficncy.during adol.trnstn.
Source:
Serono, Inc
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
David Wyatt MD
Dates:
05/2005 - 11/2005
Direct Funds:
$4,255 (per patient)
 
Title:
An Open-Label, Randomized, Parallel Group, Multi-Center Study in Children and Adolescents with Type 1 Diabetes
Source:
Ramin Alemzadeh MD
Role:
Co-Investigator
Dates:
05/2005 - 11/2005
Direct Funds:
$4,829 (per patient)
 
Title:
A phase III, Randomized, Open-label, Observation-Controlled, Multi-center, Parallel-Dose Comparison Trial
Source:
Tercica, Inc
Role:
Co-Investigator
PI:
David Wyatt MD
Dates:
05/2005 - 05/2006
Direct Funds:
$7,238 (per patient)
 

INVITED LECTURES/WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Local
Palma Sisto, Paola; "Cystic Fibrosis and Puberty"; Weekly Academic Research Conference; Medical College of Wisconsin, 09/13/2002 - Present
Palma Sisto, Paola; "Puberty: Review of Normal and Treatment-Induced Complications"; Pediatric Oncology Nurse Practitioner Research Conference, 07/22/2004 - Present
Palma Sisto, Paola; Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome: Endocrine Perspectives; Pediatric NEW Kids program members, Children Hospital Of Wisconsin, 07/01/2005 - Present
 
Regional
Palma Sisto, Paola and O'Shaughnessy, Irene; Not for Women only: Bone Disease and CF; Cystic Fibrosis Education Day, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 03/09/2002 - Present
Palma Sisto, Paola; Turner Syndrome: A Review; Multiple Children's Hospital Medical Group (CMG) sites in Southeastern Wisconsin); Sponsored by Lilly Pharmaceuticals, Inc, 12/2002 - 12/2003
Palma Sisto, Paola; Diagnosis and Management of Thyroid Disease in the Child and Adolescent; The Starkey Davis Conference, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, 11/13/2004 - Present
Palma Sisto, Paola; Advances in Insulin Management in Type 1 Diabetic Patients; Pediatric Grand Rounds; Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Appleton, WI, 04/13/2005 - Present
Palma Sisto, Paola; Diabetes Management: Finding the Pathways to Success; Diabetes Program for parents of Children with Diabetes at the Diabetes Care Center, Aurora Health Care, Sheboygan, WI, 06/01/2005 - Present
Palma Sisto, P.A. Growth Attenuation: Issues and Options; Child with Special Needs Conference, Waukesha, WI, 02/28/2008 - Present
 
National
Palma Sisto, P.A. Precocious Puberty, Lecture Presentation, Annual Pediatric Editor's Choice Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 06/2006 - Present
Palma Sisto, P.A. Carbohydrate Metabolism, Lecture Presentation, The Endocrine Society and Lawson Wilkins Endocrine Society's Pediatric Board Review 2009 Meeting, 09/2009 - Present
 

PEER REVIEWED WORKSHOPS/PRESENTATIONS:
Regional
Palma-Sisto, P.A., Gaebler-Uhing, C., Hurlbut, P., Dettinger, D. Use of Video Clips to Assess Student Diagnostic Skills, Poster Presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), Madison, WI, 03/2005 - Present
Palma Sisto, P.A., Lund, MR, Redlich, PN. Building Bridges that Work: Creating and Refining Student and Resident Transition Courses, Discussion, Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), AAMC, Rochester, MN, 03/2009 - Present
McKanry, J, Palma Sisto, P.A., Dettinger, D. Utilizing On-Line Modules in Training Standardized Patients, Discussion, Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), AAMC, Rochester, MN, 03/2009 - Present
Palma Sisto, P.A., Tipnis, S, Cleppe, V, McKanry, J, Dettinger, D, Marcdante, KJ. Systematic Approach to the Revitalization of a Pediatrics Clerkship., Discussion, Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), AAMC, Rochester, MN, 03/2009 - Present
Dettinger, D, Palma Sisto, P.A. The Impact of Computer-Assisted Learning Program (CLIPP) in a Pediatric Clerkship, Poster Presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), Rochester, MN, 03/2009 - Present
Tipnis, S, Treat, R, McKanry, J, Mitchell, J, Palma Sisto, P.A. Use of a Simulated Patient Curriculum to Teach Pre-clinical Pediatric Physical Diagnosis Skills, Poster Presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), Rochester, MN, 03/2009 - Present
Potts, SE, Humphrey, SR, Holmes, MP, Palma Sisto, P.A. Medical Student Run Obesity Education for High School Students, Poster Presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), Rochester, MN, 03/2009 - Present
 
National
Palma Sisto, P.A., DeFranco, D.B. Closely Related Transcription Factors Exert Divergent Effects on GnRH Gene Transcription in a Neuronal Cell Line, 1999, Poster Presentations to The Pediatric Academic Societies, Society for Pediatric Research (APS-SPR) Meeting May 1999, The Endocrine Society's Annual Meeting, June 1999, and Recent Progress in Hormone Research, 08/1999 - Present
Palma Sisto, P.A., Arslanian S.A. Fatty Liver in Child with Craniopharyngioma Before and After Growth Hormone Treatment, 1999, Poster Presentation to The National Cooperative Growth Study (NCGS) Meeting, 10/1999 - Present
Palma Sisto, P.A., Radtke H.B., Bellissimo, D.B. Genetic Analysis of Two Non-Twin Siblings with Turner Syndrome, 2002, Poster Presentations to The Pediatric Academic Societies, Society for Pediatric Research (APS-SPR) Meeting, May 2002, and The Endocrine Society's Annual Meeting, 06/2002 - Present
Marcdante K.J., Rademacher R.M., Palma Sisto P.A., Lund M, Redlich P.N. Understanding Professionalism: The Use of Scenario Learning During M3 Clerkships, 2003, Poster Presentation to the Pediatric Academic Societies, Society for Pediatric Research (APS-SPR) Meeting, 05/2003 - Present
Palma Sisto, P.A., Rademacher, R. M., Redlich P., Simpson D. Confronting Unprofessional Behavior: Providing Effective Feedback, Workshop, Central Group on Educational Affairs, (CGEA), AAMC, 03/2004 - Present
Marcdante, K.J., Rademacher, R. M., Palma Sisto, P.A. Scholarship of Education Workshop, Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) Annual Meeting, 03/2004 - Present
Marcdante, K.J., Rademacher, R. M., Palma Sisto, P.A. Our Duty to Learners: Assessing Professionalism in Real Terms, Educational Workshop, Pediatric Academic Societies, Annual Meeting, 05/2004 - Present
Palma Sisto, P.A., Marcdante, K.J. Developing Teachable Moments for the 21st Century: Use of Video Technology to Simulate Real-Life Encounters, Workshop, Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) Annual Meeting, 03/2006 - Present
Marcdante, K.J., Palma Sisto, P.A., Tipnis, S, Bragg, D. Student Scores and Time of Year Bias in a Pediatric Clerkship. Oral Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies, Society for Pediatric Research (APS-SPR) Meeting, 05/2006 - Present
Palma Sisto, P.A., McIntosh, G.C., Sanguino, S. How to Develop and Implement a Transition to Clerkship Course, Workshop, Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) Annual Meeting, 03/2007 - Present
Palma-Sisto, P.A, Cleppe, V. Teaching Oral Presentation Skills during Clerkship Rotation through a Workshop Addressing Communication Apprehension and Presentation Format, Poster Presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), Indianapolis, IN, 03/2007 - Present
Palma Sisto, P.A., Maguire, A, Bower, D, Currey, L, MorzinskI, J. How Much Do Our Students Know about Obesity? A Collaborative Approach in Medical Education, Lecture Presentation, Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), AAMC, Indianapolis, IN, 03/2007 - Present
Tipnis, S, Palma Sisto, P.A. Audience Response Systems (ARS) technology improves response rate of clerkship lecture evaluations, Poster Presentation, Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) Annual Meeting, 04/2008 - Present
Lund, M.R., Palma Sisto, P.A., Simpson, D, and M3 Clerkship Directors. Fanning the Flames for Educators: Career Vitality Workshops for Clerkship Directors, Poster Presentation to the Annual Meeting of the Central Group on Educational Affairs (CGEA), Columbus, OH, 04/2008 - Present
Nocton, J.J., McKanry, J., Dettinger, D., Marcdante, K., Sheets, L., Palma Sisto, P.A., Das U., Weisgerber, M. First "SIPS" then "GULPS": Utilizing Standardized Individual Patient Scenarios (IPS) to Promote the Generation of Unique Learning Plans (GULPS). Workshop, Association of Pediatric Program Director, 04/2009 - Present
Palma Sisto, P.A., Tipnis, S, Schechter, M.B. Innovative Strategies to Energize Learners on Difficult Topics. Workshop, Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) Annual Meeting, 04/2009 - Present
Potts, SE, Humphrey, SR, Holmes, MP, Palma Sisto, P.A. Impact of a Medical Student Developed Obesity Education Program on High School Student Lifestyle Behaviors, Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies, Society for Pediatric Research (APS-SPR) Meeting, Baltimore, MD, 05/2009 - Present
Larson G, Lund MR, Palma-Sisto P, Helms A, Tipnis S, Bower D, Begaz T, Webb T, Simpson D. Outcomes from a Series of Clerkship Director Vitality Retreats. Innovations in Medical Education (IME), 2009 Annual Meeting of the AAMC, Boston, Massachusetts, 11/06/2009 - 11/11/2009
Palma Sisto, P.A., Tipnis, S, Long, M, Cleppe, V, , Marcdante, KJ. Stuart, E Can we create an ILP program for students that they actually like? Yes we can! Workshop, Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, 03/2010 - Present
Tipnis, S, Palma Sisto, P.A., Rademacher, R, Marcdante, KJ. Lane, LL, Cleppe, V. Creating effective plans for struggling students: an exercise in deliberate practice. Workshop, Council on Medical Student Education in Pediatrics (COMSEP) Annual Meeting, Albuquerque, NM, 03/2010 - Present
 
International
Palma Sisto, P.A., Maguire, A, Bower, D, Currey, L, Morzinski, J. How Much Do Our Students Know about Obesity? A Collaborative Approach in Medical Education, Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies, Society for Pediatric Research (APS-SPR) Meeting, Toronto, Canada, 05/2007 - Present
 

COMMITTEE SERVICE:
Medical College
10/2001 - Present Department of Pediatrics: Member, Committee on Resident Selection
09/2002 - Present Member, Clerkship Director Committee
04/2004 - Present Department of Pediatrics: Member, Resident Admission Committee
04/2004 - 12/2008 Department of Pediatrics: Member, Program Director Committee
09/2006 - Present Department of Pediatrics: Member, Resident Evaluation Committee
01/2007 - Present Children's Hospital of Wisconsin, Member, Children's Specialty Group (CSG) Service Committee; Member, Blue Kid's Way Subcommittee
02/2009 - Present Member Dean's Education Innovation Advisory Committee (DEIAC)
04/2010 - Present Member, LCME Study Self Work Group on Institutional Resources
07/2010 - Present Member, Curriculum and Evaluation Committee, clerkship representative (Dean appointed) Member M3-4 Subcommittee
07/2010 - Present Member, Internal Review Committee, Graduate Medical Education Committee
 

MEDICAL COLLEGE TEACHING ACTIVITIES:
Medical Student Education
07/2000 - Present ttending Physician, Inpatient Endocrine Service (2.5 months/year, 10 hours/month)
07/2000 - Present Attending Physician, Endocrine/Diabetes Clinics (10-12 M3 students/year, 6-8 hours /student)
09/2000 - 09/2006 Preceptor for small groups, M1 required Biochemistry course (1-5 cases); 1.5 hours/case
03/2002 - Present Lecturer, M4 students on Pediatric Endocrine Elective, (didactic sessions, 1/ month), 3-4 students/year
07/2002 - Present Lecturer, M3 students on Pediatric Clerkship rotation, Growth; 6 - 1 hour lectures/year
10/2002 - Present Co-presenter, Intersession on Professionalism, one 10 hour commitment/year
01/2004 - Present Lecturer, Pediatric Component to the Clinical Examination and Reasoning Course (CER), 1 lecture/year
10/2004 - 06/2006 Lecturer, M3 students on Pediatric Clerkship rotation, Pediatric Vignettes/Board Review; 4-6/year
01/2005 - Present Facilitator, M3 students on Pediatric Clerkship rotation, Developmental Milestones; 6/year
06/2005 - Present Facilitator, Transition to Clerkship, small groups on Active Learning Scenarios/ Survival Skills; 1/year
06/2006 - Present Lecturer, Transition to Clerkship, Navigating the Clerkships; 1.5 hours, 1/year
06/2008 - Present Lecturer, Transition to Clerkship, Evaluation and Testing, 1 hour, 1/year
07/2008 - Present Lecturer, M4 Sub-intern Core Curriculum, Endocrine topics; 1/month
07/2008 - Present Lecturer, M3 students on Pediatric Endocrine Elective, (didactic sessions, 1/ month), 6-8 students/year
01/2010 - Present Lecturer, M3 medical students on Pediatrics Clerkship, Prep review for residency application, 2-3 sessions per 8 week rotation
 
Resident and Fellow Education
07/2000 - Present Department of Pediatrics, Attending Physician, Endocrine/Diabetes Clinic (8-10 residents/year, 32 hours / resident)
07/2000 - Present Department of Pediatrics, Attending Physician, Inpatient Endocrine Service (3 months/year, 10 hours / month)
10/2000 - 07/2002 Department of Pediatrics, Lecturer, in Pediatric Resident Core Curriculum Conference, on: Disorders of Puberty, Diabetic Ketoacidosis, Outpatient Management of Diabetes, Review of Endocrine Principle
03/2002 - 06/2008 Lecturer, monthly didactic sessions with residents rotating through Endocrine elective, 1-3/year
04/2002 - Present Department of Pediatrics, Ward Attending (1 month/year, 15 hours / month)
02/2004 - 02/2006 Lecturer and Facilitator, Workshop on Giving Effective Feedback
07/2005 - Present Division of Endocrinology: Co-presenter, monthly conferences with endocrine fellow on various endocrine topics (4 conferences/month)
01/2006 - Present Division of Endocrinology: Participant, weekly case presentations by endocrine faculty, fellows, and nurse practitioners
07/2006 Waukesha Family Practice Residency Program, Waukesha, WI
07/2006 Common Endocrine Presentations in Primary Care
11/2006 - Present Pediatrics:Lecturer/ facilitator,Joint Fellowship Curriculum, sessions on:Didactic Teaching,Leadership&Administrative styles,Negotiating Job Offers,Choosing research mentor,Fellows as Teachers
12/2006 - 06/2007 Facilitator, Resident as Teachers Workshop Series
 
Continuing Medical Education
03/2002 Grand Rounds, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; Co- presenter with Dr Michael Levine on "McCune Albright Syndrome"
03/2003 Allergy Grand Rounds, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; "Autoimmune Endocrine Disorders"
04/2005 Pediatric Grand Rounds; Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Fox Valley, Appleton, WI; "Advances in Insulin Management in Type 1 Diabetic Patients"
07/2005 Allergy Grand Rounds, Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; "Idiosyncratic reactions in the Treatment of Graves Disease"
10/2006 Pediatric Grand Rounds; Children's Hospital of Wisconsin-Kenosha, Kenosha, WI; "Type I diabetes in the 21st century: Current approaches to self-management"
02/2008 Allergy Grand Rounds; Children's Hospital of Wisconsin; "Pathogenesis of Thyroid Autoimmunity"
 

MCW STUDENTS, FACULTY, RESIDENTS AND CLINICAL/RESEARCH FELLOWS MENTORED:
Medical Students
MCW, 04/2002 - 04/2003 Advisor, chart review research project by a resident on the treatment practices by the pediatric endocrine faculty for adolescent female patients with polycystic ovarian syndrome
2 students, MCW, 2005 - 2006 Clinical Advisor, assist M4 student in designing fourth year electives, deciding field of specialization and residency programs
3 students, MCW, 2006 - 2007 Clinical Advisor, assist M4 student in designing fourth year electives, deciding field of specialization and residency programs
9 students: Fancher, Jennifer; Harris, Julia;Haw, Jeehea;Kong, Brian;Kong, Eunice;Loyal, Jaspreet;Miller, Maren;Montgomery, Jennifer;Welscher, Kathleen, MCW, 2007 - 2008 Clinical Advisor, assist M4 student in designing fourth year electives, deciding field of specialization and residency programs
Sarah Potts, Stephen Humphrey, Melissa Holmes, Carina Jackson, MCW, 09/2008 - Present Research Advisor, assist students involved in various research projects as members of the Pediatric Interest Group: High School Student Obesity Curriculum
5 students:Beasley, Heather;Harmelink, Matthew;Hill, Michelle;Kaplan, Rachel;Malysiak, Kelly, MCW, 2008 - 2009 Clinical Advisor, assist M4 student in designing fourth year electives, deciding field of specialization and residency programs
7 students: Anderson, Katherine;Brumund, Shannon;Himm, Rachel;Lelinski, Jessica;Miller, Claire;Miller,Heather;Petermann, Nicole, MCW, 2009 - 2010 Clinical Advisor, assist M4 student in designing fourth year electives, deciding field of specialization and residency programs
8 students:Castelli, Emily;Ferris, Jessica;Gray, Laura;Hahn, James;Hammer, Matthew;Onuoha, Berthrand Chukwuemeka;Trowbridge, Molly;West, Anna, MCW, 2010 - 2011 Clinical Advisor, assist M4 student in designing fourth year electives, deciding field of specialization and residency programs
 
Clinical/Research Fellows
2 fellows: Khanna, Priya; Kawadry, Ola, MCW, 2009 - Present Research Mentor, pediatric endocrine fellows; review research proposals and advise on direction of projects; member of fellow’s Scholarship Oversight Committee
 
Residents
Kessler, Elizabeth, MCW, 2007 - 2008 Faculty Advisor, pediatric residents; review written documentation skills, evaluations, and career development
3 residents: Kessler, Elizabeth; Bond, Alexis; Lau, Hiu-Pui, MCW, 2008 - 2009 Faculty Advisor, pediatric residents; review written documentation skills, evaluations, and career development
4 residents: Bond, Alexis; Lau, Hiu-Pui; Schultz, Rebecca; Cooling, Danielle, MCW, 2010 - 2011 Faculty Advisor, pediatric residents; review written documentation skills, evaluations, and career development
4 residents: Kessler, Elizabeth; Bond, Alexis; Lau, Hiu-Pui; Schultz, Rebecca, MCW, Faculty Advisor, pediatric residents; review written documentation skills, evaluations, and career development
 
Faculty
Tipnis, Sajani, MCW, 01/2006 - Present Medical Education Mentor
Gaethke, Sarah, MCW, 07/2009 - Present Medical Education Mentor
Gimenez, Leslie, MCW, 01/2010 - Present Medical Education Mentor
Bier, Angela, MCW, 01/2010 - Present Medical Education Mentor
 

PROGRAMMATIC DEVELOPMENTS:
Educational Programs
Student
05/2001 - Present Author, Objective Structured Clinical Exercise (OSCE), Diabetic Ketoacidosis
05/2002 - Present Editor, Endocrine Elective Rotation Syllabus
03/2003 - Present Co-editor, Undergraduate Medical Education Syllabus
06/2005 - Present Author, Active Learning Scenarios for Transition to Clerkship Course
06/2010 - Present Co-author, presentation on Effective Presentations, Transition to Clerkship Course
Fellow
11/2003 - Present Editor, Pediatric Endocrine Fellowship Curriculum
03/2006 - Present Author, Endocrine Fellowship Curriculum Syllabus
11/2006 - Present Author, Workshop on Didactic Teaching, Joint Fellowship Curriculum
02/2007 - Present Author, Workshop on Leadership Styles, Joint Fellowship Curriculum
Resident
02/2004 - 02/2006 Author, yearly workshop on Giving Feedback for first year residents
 
 
 
 


BIBLIOGRAPHY
Refereed Journal Publications/Original Papers
1. Alemzadeh R., Palma Sisto PA, Parton E, Totka J, Kirby M. Beneficial effects of flexible insulin therapy in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes mellitus, Acta Diabetologica, 2003: 40(3):137-142.
2. Alemzadeh R., Palma Sisto PA, Parton E, Holzum, M.K. Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) and Multiple Dose of Insulin (MDI) Regimen Display Similar Patterns of Blood Glucose Excursions in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes (DM). Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (DT&T), 2005 7(4): 587-96.
3. Alemzadeh R., Palma Sisto PA, Parton E, Holzum, M.K., Kichler, J. Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion Attenuated Glycemic Instability in Preschool Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Technology & Therapeutics (DT&T), August 2007.
4. Torre DM, Simpson D, Bower D, Redlich R, Palma-Sisto PA, Lund MR, Sebastian JL. Learning activities and third-year medical student ratings of high quality teaching across different clerkships. Med Educ Online [serial online] 2006; 11:32; Available from http://www.med-ed-online.org
 
Books, Chapters, and Reviews
1. Palma Sisto, PA, Reiter, E.O., Lee, P.A. Neuroendocrinology of Puberty - In: Sanfilippo, J.A., ed. Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 2nd Edition. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 2001.
2. Palma Sisto, PA. Endocrine Disorders in the Neonate - In: Kliegman R.M. and Rademacher R. M., ed. Pediatric Clinics of North America. Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 2004.
 
Abstracts
1. Alemzadeh, R., Palma Sisto, PA, Holzum, M.K., Parton, E.A. Continuous Subcutaneous Insulin Infusion (CSII) and Multiple Dose of Insulin (MDI) Regimen Display Similar Patterns of Blood Glucose Excursions in Pediatric Type 1 Diabetes (DM), Poster Presentation to the Annual Meeting of the American Diabetes Association, Orlando, FL, June 2004.
2. Alemzadeh, R, Palma-Sisto, PA, Holzum, M.K., Parton, E.A. Kichler, J. Insulin Pump Therapy Attenuated Glycemic Instability without Improving Glycemic Control in Preschool Children with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM). Poster Presentation to the Annual Meeting of the American Diabetes Association, Washington, D.C., June 2006.
 
Peer Reviewed Educational Products
1. Palma Sisto PA, Lund M, Rademacher R, Helms A, Redlich P, Sebastian J, et al. Professionalism Workshop: Applying the Elements of Professionalism Through Scenario Learning. MedEdPORTAL; 2007. Available from: http://services.aamc.org/jsp/mededportal/retrieveSubmissionDetailById.do?subId=666
2. Morzinski JA, Maguire A, Palma-Sisto PA, Currey L. Collaborative Curriculum on Obesity (CoCO), a MCW innovative project summary published in Contemporary Issues in Medicine: The Prevention and Treatment of Overweight and Obesity. The Medical School Objectives Project, Association of American Medical Colleges. August 2007. (available at https://services.aamc.org).
 

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