Michael Leu, MD, MS, MHS, FAAP, FAMIA

Associate Professor, Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

mgl27@uw.edu


Interests:

Translating innovations into practice in ways that improve patient care and clinical outcomes. Medical education.

Research:

As a physician, I’m most interested in solutions that will change the practice of medicine.  My areas of expertise include app development, qualitative research, national surveys, quality improvement, evidence-based medicine, and evaluation.  Most recently, our trainees have been learning about machine learning / artificial intelligence / predictive analytics.

I am available to mentor Master’s, Ph.D., and post-doc students, especially those that are pursuing clinically-oriented projects.

Representative publications:

Richards MK, Li CI, Foti JL, Leu MG, Wahbeh GT, Shaw D, Libby AK, Melzer L, Goldin AB.  Health Care Utilization After Implementation of a Hospital-wide Standardized Feeding Tube Pathway.   J Pediatr Surg (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2016.05.012.

Leu MG, Austin E, Foti JL, Hrachovec J, Popalisky J, Spencer SM, OHare P, Migita DS.  A Framework for Evaluating Value of New Clinical Recommendations.  Hospital Pediatrics.  6(10) 578-586.  Published online:  September 27, 2016 (doi:  10.1542/hpeds.2016-0009)

Rutman L, Atkins RC, Migita R, Foti J, Spencer S, Lion KC, Wright DR, Leu MG, Zhou C, Mangione-Smith R.  Continuously Improving Pediatric Asthma: How Modification of an Established Pathway Led to Evidence-based, Efficient Care.  Pediatrics published online:  November 2, 2016 (doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-1248)

Hayward K, Haaland WL, Hrachovec J, Leu MG, Vora S, Clifton H, Rascoff N, Crowell CS.  Reliable Pregnancy Testing prior to Intravenous Cyclophosphamide: A Quality Improvement Study.  Pediatrics published online:  November 16, 2016 (doi:  10.1542/peds.2016-0378)

Flynn JT, Kaelber DC, Baker-Smith CM, Blowey D, Carroll AE, Daniels SR, de Ferranti SD, Dionne JM, Falkner B, Flinn SK, Gidding SS, Goodwin C, Leu MG, Powers ME, Rea C, Samuels J, Simasek M, Thaker VV, Urbina EM.  Clinical Practice Guideline for Screening and Management of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents.  Pediatrics published online:  August 21, 2017 (doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-1904).

Romero HM, Ringer C, Leu MG, Beardsley E, Kelly K, Fesinmeyer MD, Haaland WL, Johnson J, Migita DS.  Neonatal Jaundice: Improved Quality Indicators and Cost Savings after Implementation of a Clinical Standard Work Pathway.  Pediatrics.  2018 Feb 21. pii: e20161472. doi: 10.1542/peds.2016-1472.

Baker-Smith CM, Flinn SK, Flynn JT, Kaelber DC, Blowey D, Carroll AE, Daniels SR, de Ferranti SD, Dionne JM, Falkner B, Gidding SS, Goodwin C, Leu MG, Powers ME, Reae C, Samuels J, Simasek M, Thaker VV, Urbina EM, Subcommittee on Screening and Management of High Blood Pressure in Children.  Diagnosis, Evaluation, and Management of High Blood Pressure in Children and Adolescents.  Pediatrics. 2018 Sep;142(3) pii:  e20182096.

Feld LG, Neuspiel DR, Foster BA, Leu MG, Garber MD, Austin K, Basu RK, Conway EE, Fehr JJ, Hawkins C, Kaplan RL, Rowe EV, Waseem M, Moritz ML, Subcommittee on Fluid and Electrolyte Therapy.  Clinical Practice Guideline:  Maintenance Intravenous Fluids in Children.  Pediatrics. 2018 Nov 21. doi:  10.1542/peds.2018-3083.

Mueller BU, Neuspiel DR, Stucky Fisher ERS, COQIPS, COHC.  Principles of Pediatric Patient Safety:  Reducing Harm Due to Medical Care.  Pediatrics. 2019: e20183649.  Doi: 10.1542/peds.2018-3649.  PMID: 30670581.

Leu MG, ed.  Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines Development and Implementation Manual.  Elk Grove Village, IL:  American Academy of Pediatrics; 2018.