Last Name

Amanda G. Montalbano, MD, MPH, FAAP

TitleMedical Director
InstitutionChildren's Mercy Kansas City
DepartmentPatient and Family Engagement
Address203000 E Valley View Parkway
Independence MO 64057
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    TitleDirector of Scholarly Activities, Division of Urgent Care
    InstitutionChildren's Mercy Kansas City

    TitleAssociate Professor of Pediatrics
    InstitutionUniversity of Missouri-Kansas City

    TitleResearch Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
    InstitutionUniversity of Kansas Medical Center

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    University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KSMPH2008
    University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, KSMD2010
    University of Nebraska/Children's Hospital and Medical Center, Omaha, NE2013Pediatric Residency
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    2020Quality and Safety Award, Urgent Care Foundation

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    Amanda Montalbano, MD, MPH, FAAP, is a general pediatrician in the Division of Urgent Care at Children's Mercy Kansas City. She attended the University of Kansas School of Medicine, where she received her Medical Degree as well as her Master in Public Health, with Honors. She is currently an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Kansas School of Medicine. She is a founding co-chair for the Academic Pediatric Association Urgent Care Special Interest Group, and past Chair of Research for the Society of Pediatric Urgent Care and for the Section on Urgent Care Medicine for the American Academy of Pediatrics.

    Dr. Montalbano is one of the leading researchers in pediatric urgent care, managing workgroups across the country publishing research and quality improvement around patient experience and acute care. Her expertise covers large database research, pediatric acute care utilization, benchmarking and survey methodology, and patient experience measurement.
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         (Montalbano)Nov 1, 2019 - Oct 31, 2020
    Beryl Institute
    Themes from Resident Reflections of a Family Immersion Experience
    Role Description: Does a family immersion experience provide an educational benefit to increase skill/knowledge in the four constructs of empathy?
    Role: PI

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    1. Nedved A, Bizune D, Fung M, Liu CM, Tsay S, Hamdy RF, Montalbano A. Communication Strategies to Improve Antibiotic Prescribing in Pediatric Urgent Care Centers. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2024 Apr 01; 40(4):265-269. PMID: 37195689.
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    2. Nedved A, Fung M, Bizune D, Liu CM, Obremskey J, Fleming-Dutra KE, Hamdy RF, Montalbano A. A Multisite Collaborative to Decrease Inappropriate Antibiotics in Urgent Care Centers. Pediatrics. 2022 07 01; 150(1). PMID: 35703030.
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    3. Addington T, Johnson J, Montalbano A. Urgent Care: A Valuable New Setting for Training Physician Assistant Students. J Physician Assist Educ. 2022 Mar 01; 33(1):54-58. PMID: 35067588.
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    4. Montalbano A, Chadwick S, Miller D, Taff K, De Miranda ED, Pina K, Bradley-Ewing A. Demographic Characteristics Among Members of Patient Family Advisory Councils at a Pediatric Health System. J Patient Exp. 2021; 8:23743735211049680. PMID: 34778548.
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    5. Nedved A, Berg K, Lee B, Montalbano A. Improving Communication for Admissions From Urgent Care to Inpatient Using a Structured Handoff. Hosp Pediatr. 2021 10; 11(10):1093-1101. PMID: 34583958.
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    6. Patel A, Johnson J, Lee BR, Montalbano A. More timely care: effect of online queuing vs change in hours of operation on hourly arrival volumes. a practice management reflection. J Urgent Care Med. 2021; 9(15):25-30.
    7. Skoglund D, Lee B, Montalbano A. Learner presence does not negatively impact patient experience in pediatric urgent care. J Urgent Care Med. 2021; 2(16):30-36.
    8. Goodwin, Emily; Chadwick, Sheryl; Miller, DeeJo; Taff, Kathryn; Montalbano, Amanda. Performing Qualitative Analysis on Resident Reflections of Pediatric In-home Visits. Patient Experience Grant Program Series: RESEARCH REPORT. 2020.
    9. Montalbano A, Lee B. . “Preparedness for emergencies in pediatric urgent care settings.”. J Urgent Care Med. 2020; 1(15).
    10. Chelsea Johnson, Kathryn Taff, Brian R. Lee, and Amanda Montalbano. The rapid increase in telemedicine visits during COVID-19. Patient Experience Journal. 2020; 7(2).
    11. Sheryl Chadwick, DeeJo Miller, Kathryn Taff, and Amanda Montalbano. TeleBoard: The move to a virtual family advisory board. Patient Experience Journal. 2020; 7(2).
    12. Montalbano A, Montgomery E, Johnson J, Addington T. A Response to "Pediatric Referrals to an Emergency Department From Urgent Care Centers". Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020 07; 36(7):e423-e424. PMID: 30951029.
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    13. Canares TL, Friedman A, Rodean J, Burns RR, Berkowitz D, Hall M, Alpern E, Montalbano A. Pediatric outpatient utilization by differing Medicaid payment models in the United States. BMC Health Serv Res. 2020 Jun 12; 20(1):532. PMID: 32532270.
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    14. Burns RR, Alpern ER, Rodean J, Canares T, Lee BR, Hall M, Montalbano A. Factors Associated With Urgent Care Reliance and Outpatient Health Care Use Among Children Enrolled in Medicaid. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 05 01; 3(5):e204185. PMID: 32374396.
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    15. Berg K, Nedved A, Richardson T, Montalbano A, Michael J, Johnson M. Actively Doing Less: Deimplementation of Unnecessary Interventions in Bronchiolitis Care Across Urgent Care, Emergency Department, and Inpatient Settings. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 05; 10(5):385-391. PMID: 32284343.
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    16. Rebecca R. Burns, MD; Elizabeth R. Alpern, MD, MSCE; Jonathan Rodean, MPP; Therese Canares, MD; Brian R. Lee, PhD; Matt Hall, PhD; Amanda Montalbano, MD, MPH. Factors Associated With Urgent Care Reliance and Outpatient Health Care Use Among Children Enrolled in Medicaid. JAMA Netw Open. 2020; 5(3):e204185.
    17. Montalbano A, Qui?onez RA, Hall M, Morse R, Ishman SL, Antoon JW, Gold J, Teufel RJ, Mittal V, Shah SS, Parikh K. Achievable Benchmarks of Care for Pediatric Readmissions. J Hosp Med. 2019 09; 14(9):534-540. PMID: 31112497.
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    18. Parikh K, Hall M, Kenyon CC, Teufel RJ, Mussman GM, Montalbano A, Gold J, Antoon JW, Subramony A, Mittal V, Morse RB, Wilson KM, Shah SS. Impact of Discharge Components on Readmission Rates for Children Hospitalized with Asthma. J Pediatr. 2018 04; 195:175-181.e2. PMID: 29395170.
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    19. Montalbano A, Rodean J, Canares T, Burns R, Lee B, Alpern ER, Hall M. Urgent Care Utilization in the Pediatric Medicaid Population. J Pediatr. 2017 12; 191:238-243.e1. PMID: 29173313.
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    20. Adesoye T, Mangurian C, Choo EK, Girgis C, Sabry-Elnaggar H, Linos E. Perceived Discrimination Experienced by Physician Mothers and Desired Workplace Changes: A Cross-sectional Survey. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 07 01; 177(7):1033-1036. PMID: 28492824.
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    21. Parikh K, Berry J, Hall M, Mussman GM, Montalbano A, Thomson J, Morse R, Wilson KM, Shah SS. Racial and Ethnic Differences in Pediatric Readmissions for Common Chronic Conditions. J Pediatr. 2017 07; 186:158-164.e1. PMID: 28438375.
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    22. Gold JM, Hall M, Shah SS, Thomson J, Subramony A, Mahant S, Mittal V, Wilson KM, Morse R, Mussman GM, Hametz P, Montalbano A, Parikh K, Ishman S, O'Neill M, Berry JG. Long length of hospital stay in children with medical complexity. J Hosp Med. 2016 11; 11(11):750-756. PMID: 27378587.
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    23. Montalbano A, Rodean J, Kangas J, Lee B, Hall M. Urgent Care and Emergency Department Visits in the Pediatric Medicaid Population. Pediatrics. 2016 04; 137(4). PMID: 26980881.
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    24. Biondi EA, McCulloh RJ, Leyenaar JK, Shin C, Van Wie N, Montalbano A, Williams DJ. Validation of Procedural Codes to Identify Infants Evaluated for Serious Bacterial Infection. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 Feb; 6(2):103-7. PMID: 26762289.
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    25. Parikh K, Hall M, Mittal V, Montalbano A, Gold J, Mahant S, Wilson KM, Shah SS. Comparative Effectiveness of Dexamethasone versus Prednisone in Children Hospitalized with Asthma. J Pediatr. 2015 Sep; 167(3):639-44.e1. PMID: 26319919.
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    26. Parikh K, Hall M, Mittal V, Montalbano A, Mussman GM, Morse RB, Hain P, Wilson KM, Shah SS. Establishing benchmarks for the hospitalized care of children with asthma, bronchiolitis, and pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2014 Sep; 134(3):555-62. PMID: 25136044.
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    27. Mittal V, Hall M, Morse R, Wilson KM, Mussman G, Hain P, Montalbano A, Parikh K, Mahant S, Shah SS. Impact of inpatient bronchiolitis clinical practice guideline implementation on testing and treatment. J Pediatr. 2014 Sep; 165(3):570-6.e3. PMID: 24961787.
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