Michele N Lossius, M.D., F.A.A.P.
Dr. Lossius is well-known to our institution: She obtained her undergraduate and medical degrees from UF and completed residency training in pediatrics at UF Health Shands Hospital. In 2006, she joined our faculty in the UF College of Medicine department of pediatrics in the division of pediatric critical care. She was promoted to division chief of pediatric hospital medicine in 2013 and has served as the physician director of quality and safety for pediatrics.
Her commitment to quality and safety has been evident: She participated in TeamStepps Master Training and AAMC Teaching For Quality training. She also completed the Patient Safety Executive Development Program at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement, and the Intermountain Advanced Training Program in HealthCare Delivery Improvement.
As pediatric hospital medicine division chief, Dr. Lossius has spearheaded novel and innovative programs in education and safety. Clinically, Dr. Lossius is involved with national projects related to bronchiolitis management, adverse drug events and fever in the neonate. Her success lead to invitations to coach and then lead the subsequent national initiatives addressing the care of patients with bronchiolitis by the American Academy of Pediatrics. As the pediatrics physician director of quality and safety, she has worked to reduce variation in care, decrease length of stay, establish protocols and develop strong working relationships across the institution.
In 2019 Dr. Lossius assumed the role the chief quality officer for UF Health Shands.
University of Florida
- Pediatric Hospital Medicine - AAP
- Pediatrics - AAP
Honors and Awards
- 2013: AAMC Early-Career Women Faculty Professional Development Seminar
- 2011: VIP (Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network) Getting to Zero Award
- 2010-2012: Exemplary Teacher, UF COM
- 2010: Attending of the Month, UF Pediatrics Residency Program
- 2009-2012: Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Medical Student Education