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David Christopher Stockwell, M.B.A., M.D.

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  • Chief Medical Officer, Johns Hopkins Children's Center
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine


Pediatric Critical Care


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1800 Orleans St.
The Charlotte R. Bloomberg Children's Center Building
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At Johns Hopkins Children's Center, David Stockwell, MD is the Chief Medical Officer of the Children's Center as well as an Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine, practicing in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. 

Dr. Stockwell's clinical interests include all types of respiratory failure, pediatric shock, and other pediatric critical care presentations. He is also an accomplished patient safety researcher, focusing on accurate and consistent patient safety even identification with numerous peer-reviewed publications in this and other aspects of patient safety and quality. He also serves as an Associate Editor of Pediatric Quality & Safety medical journal. more


  • Chief Medical Officer, Johns Hopkins Children's Center
  • Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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Centers & Institutes



  • MD; University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Medicine (1999)


  • Pediatrics; Children's National Hospital (2003)


  • Pediatric Critical Care Medicine; Children's National Hospital (2006)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Stockwell DC, Landrigan CP, Toomey SL, Westfall MY, Liu S, Parry G, Coopersmith AS, Schuster MA, for the GAPPS Study Group. Racial, Ethnic, and Socioeconomic Disparities in Patient Safety Events for Hospitalized Children. Hospital Pediatrics. 2019;9(1)

Stockwell DC, Landrigan CP, Schuster MA, Klugman D, Bisarya H, Classen DC, Dizon, ZB  Matt Hall M, Wood M, Sharek PJ. Using a Pediatric Trigger Tool to Estimate the Proportion of Total Harm Burden Hospital Acquired Conditions Represent. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2018;3(3)

Stockwell DC, Landrigan CP, Toomey ST, Loren SS, Jang J, Quinn JA, Ashrafzadeh S, Wang MJ, Wu M, Sharek PJ, Classen DC, Srivastava R, Parry G, Schuster MA, for the GAPPS Study Group. Adverse Events in Hospitalized Pediatric Patients. Pediatrics. 2018. e20173360; DOI: 10.1542/peds.2017-3360

Stockwell DC, Thomas T, Fieldston ES, Hall M, Czaja AS, Stalets EL, Biehler J, Sheehan M, Foglia D, Byrd S, McClead RE. Using Length of Stay to Understand Patient Flow for Acute and Critically Ill Pediatric Hospitalized Patients. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2017;3(1). DOI: 10.1097/pq9.050

Stockwell DC, Bisarya H, Classen DC, Kirkendall ES, Landrigan CP, Lemon V, Tham E, Hyman D, Lehman SM, Searles E, Hall M, Muething SE, Schuster MA, Sharek PJ. A Trigger Tool to Detect Harm in Pediatric Inpatient Settings. Pediatrics. 2015;135:1036-1042

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