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Dr. Jennie Ono Named Medical Director for Pediatric Inpatient Services; Dr. Kiran Gadani Patel Named Associate Director

Dr. Jennie Ono Named Medical Director for Pediatric Inpatient Services 

The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to announce the appointment of Jennie Ono, M.D., M.S. as the new Medical Director for Inpatient Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Komansky Children’s Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medicakiranl Center. 

Dr. Ono is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and an assistant attending pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center. She cares for pediatric patients of all ages in the general pediatrics inpatient unit, where she serves as a pediatric hospitalist. In addition, Dr. Ono is the director of the Weill Cornell pediatric asthma program, a joint program between the Divisions of General Academic Pediatrics and Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy and Immunology which aims to provide comprehensive asthma care to low-income children of New York City and support ongoing research endeavors in childhood asthma. 

In her role as Medical Director, Dr. Ono leads the Department’s general pediatrics inpatient unit at the NYP Komansky Children’s Hospital, where she is focusing on developing programs to ensure safe discharges and transitions of care, implement clinical best-practices and improve multidisciplinary communication and collaboration. Additionally, Dr. Ono is looking forward to working with the pediatric hospital medicine fellows and program leadership to develop new educational opportunities and experiences in pediatric hospital medicine. 

Dr. Ono received her B.A. from Vassar College, her medical degree (M.D.) from the State University of New York University at Buffalo, School of Medicine and Biological Sciences and a master’s of science degree (M.S.) in clinical investigation from Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences. She completed her residency training in Pediatrics at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, where she stayed on to serve as Chief Resident and received the Housestaff Award for Teaching Excellence. She is board certified in Pediatrics. 

Along with her strong pediatric inpatient expertise, Dr. Ono is active in research on pediatric asthma with a special focus on sphingolipids and the biological mechanisms of asthma in children. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as the Journal of Clinical Investigation and Pediatric Research, and presented at national conferences. She has recently completed the Empire Clinical Research Investigators Program (ECRIP) and fellowship in health care policy and research at Weill Cornell Medicine, focusing on use of electronic health data to determine predictive characteristics of hospitalization for children with asthma. Dr. Ono is active in quality improvement initiatives related to asthma, including Breathe-NY, a multi-site New York State Department of Health program to improve inpatient and outpatient asthma care in children. In addition, she serves on the Department of Pediatrics’ Quality and Patient Safety Significant Events committee.

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Dr. Kiran Gadani Patel Named Associate Medical Director for Pediatric Inpatient Services

The Department of Pediatrics is pleased to announce the appointment of Kiran Gadani Patel, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P. as Associate Medical Director for Inpatient Pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and the Komansky Children’s Hospital at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.

Dr. Gadani Patel is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and an assistant attending pediatrician at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center and NewYork-Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital. A pediatric hospitalist in the general pediatrics and well-baby units, Dr. Gadani Patel cares for patients of all ages, from newborns to adolescents.

In her role as Associate Medical Director, Dr. Gadani Patel will work closely with the Medical Director. She looks forward to evolving her role in academic leadership, strengthening the interdisciplinary collaboration between the inpatient and outpatient settings, and improving patient safety. 

Dr. Gadani Patel completed her B.S. in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention at the University of Southern California, where she also received her Master of Public Health (M.P.H.). After receiving her medical degree (M.D) from the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (St. Maarten), Dr. Gadani Patel went on to complete her residency in Pediatrics at the University of California-San Francisco Central California. She is board certified in General Pediatrics.

In addition to her clinical expertise, Dr. Gadani Patel serves on the Department of Pediatrics’ Quality and Patient Safety Significant Events committee. She is actively involved in medical education for the Pediatric Medical Student Clerkship and Physician Assistant Program. She has completed the Weill Cornell Leadership in Academic Medicine Program in 2020 where she has been working on a Quality Improvement (QI) project focusing on neonatal hypoglycemia in high risk neonates. Her interests lie in furthering her involvement in medical education, quality improvement, and expanding the Pediatric Hospitalist Clinical Pathway database. 

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