Stephen Charles Gradwohl II, MD, MSCI

MS Student, Applied Clinical Informatics

Fall 2020-Spring 2022

I completed my undergraduate studies in Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis. I continued on at Washington University in the School of Medicine, where I obtained my Medical Doctorate and a Master of Science in Clinical Investigation. I completed my Pediatric Residency at St. Louis Children’s hospital and recently completed my fellowship training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s Hospital Colorado. I am excited to be joining the faculty at Vanderbilt in the Department of Pediatrics and the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine this summer.

My passion for clinical informatics has grown over the years through my research experiences with modeling large patient databases, optimizing information retrieval in the EHR, evaluating diagnostic errors, and user-centered design related to antimicrobial stewardship. I am most excited about learning best practices to develop clinical decision support tools to improve quality of care, efficiency, and satisfaction in the busy environment of the emergency room. I have pursued further training in Design Thinking and Machine Learning recently through online courses to support this goal.

When I have needed a break during the past decade and a half of education and training, I am usually traveling. My wife Amanda and our four year old daughter Mila are always down for a hike or exploring somewhere new. When I am in town, I always enjoy meeting up to brainstorm ideas over coffee or a beer.