Kristin Vaughan, M.D., FAAP
After graduating from her Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship at CHofSA, Dr. Vaughan accepted a faculty position within the Division of Pediatric Inpatient Medicine at the University of Utah, Primary Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City. She sees patients both at Primary Children's tertiary academic center as well as a smaller, affiliated community hospital and has thoroughly enjoyed the breadth of clinical experience afforded by practicing in both environments. Additionally, she supervises medical students, residents, and PHM fellows at both sites in her current faculty role.
Dr. Vaughan's fellowship work focused on patient safety by optimizing hospital throughput. This included a quality improvement project to decrease boarding times of admitted patients in the emergency department and a systematic literature review of direct admissions. As an attending, she has been able to couple her passion for teaching with her previous experience in hospital throughput work and is currently helping to create a resident curriculum on facilitating direct admissions.