Bryan S. Vartabedian, MD
Dr. Bryan Vartabedian is the Director of Community Medicine for the division of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition. He has spent 20 years in full-time clinical practice and currently sees patients at Texas Children's Hospital | The Woodlands. Passionate about communication and patient education, he is best known for his exam room 'whiteboard sessions' that are part of every evaluation. Summarizing patient treatment plans with bullet points, arrows and summary lists, his novel method has been written about and adopted in clinics far beyond Texas Children’s Hospital. Patients and parents routinely photograph his 'works of art' as a means of remembering what was discussed.
Dr Vartabedian is passionate about the translation of medical information for parents. He is the author of Looking Out for Number Two – A Slightly Irreverent Guide to Poo, Gas and and Other Things That Come Out of Your Baby (HarperWave, 2017) and Colic Solved – The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Screaming, Difficult-to-Soothe Baby (Ballantine/Random House, 2007).
Originally from Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. V has called Houston home since 1991. He is married and has two teenage children and one crazy Australian Labradoodle.
Vartabedian, Bryan. Looking Out for Number Two – A Slightly Irreverent Guide to Poo, Gas and and Other Things That Come Out of Your Baby (HarperWave, 2017).
Vartabedian, Bryan. Colic Solved – The Essential Guide to Infant Reflux and the Care of Your Screaming, Difficult-to-Soothe Baby (Ballantine/Random House, 2007).
Chiang AL, Vartabedian B, Spiegel B. Harnessing the Hashtag: A Standard Approach to GI Dialogue on Social Media. American Journal of Gastroenterology 2016 Aug;111(8):1082-4. doi: 10.1038/ajg.2016.259. Epub 2016 Jun 28.
Vartabedian B. Online reviews, pediatricians, and the democratization of the parental voice. Pediatrics 2014 Oct;134(4):e1169-70. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-2351. Epub 2014 Sep 22. McGowan BS, Wasko M, Vartabedian BS, Miller RS, Freiherr DD, Abdolrasulnia M. Understanding the factors that influence the adoption and meaningful use of social media by physicians to share medical information.. Journal of Medical Internet Research 2012 Sep 24;14(5):e117. Vartabedian BS, Amos E, Baruch J. Anonymous physician blogging. Virtual Mentor 2011 Jul 1;13(7):440-7. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2011.13.7.ccas3-1107.
Dr. Bryan Vartabedian
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