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Texas Medical Center

Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Phone: 832-824-5447
Fax: 832-825-0341


Feigin Center
1102 Bates Avenue, Suite 1860
Houston, TX 77030

Joyee G. Vachani, MD, M Ed

Associate Quality Officer – Medicine

Director of Quality and Safety
Advanced Quality Improvement Program Physician Leader
Director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine


School Education Degree Year
Rice University Postgraduate Training Graduate Certificate in Healthcare Management 2014
University of Houston Masters Masters of Education with emphasis in Health Sciences 2012
Children's Healthcare-Atlanta Fellowship Pediatric Hospitalist 2009
Emory University School of Medicine Residency Pediatrics 2008
LSU Health Sciences Center Medical School Doctor of Medicine 2005


Working for almost a decade at the largest free-standing children’s hospital in the country, I believe mentorship plus opportunity leads to success. I joined the Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children’s Hospital an optimistic, driven physician wanting to change the world and remain that way today. Whether at the bedside, in a leadership role, or outside of work, I truly believe when you follow your passion, everything else falls into place. 

I identified medical education as my passion during fellowship so completed a Masters of Education shortly after starting as faculty. I simultaneously took the Advanced Quality Improvement and Patient Safety course at Texas Children’s Hospital and was inspired by improvement/ safety work. I soon focused my scholarly work and took on leadership roles in our organization and nationally in educational leadership and quality/safety. I am goal-oriented, dedicated, and a life-long learner who with passion and humility, strives to provide high quality, safe care for patients, in an environment where learners, staff, and faculty thrive.

Clinical/Research Interests:

Care of the hospitalized child, mentorship and career development, quality improvement and patient safety, curriculum development, failure to thrive, women in medicine


Organization Name Role
Academic Pediatric Association Academic General Pediatric Accreditation Committee Member (2015-present)
American Academy of Pediatrics EQIPP (Education in Quality Improvement for Pediatric Practice) Planning Group Member (2015 - Present)
American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Hospital Medicine, Subcommittee on Pediatric Educators, Chair (2017 - Present)
American Pediatric Association Quality and Safety Improvement Scholars (QSIS) Steering Committee Member (2016 - Present)

Selected Publications

Vachani, J, Mothner B, Lye, C, Savage, C, Camp, E, Moyer, V. Impact of a longitudinal QI and Patient Safety Curriculum (QIPSC) for pediatric residents. Pediatric Quality and Safety 2016; Issue 2: Volume 1.   

Lo, HY, Mullan, P, Lye, C, Gordon M, Patel, B, Vachani, J. A QI Initiative: Implementing a Patient Handoff Checklist for Pediatric Hospitalist Attendings. BMJ Quality Improvement Reports 2016;5:u212920.w5661. 

Jerardi, KE, Fisher, E, Rassbach, C, Maniscalco, J, Blankenburg, R, Chase, L, Shah, N, on behalf of the Council of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Directors. Development of a Curricular Framework for Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowships. Pediatrics 2017;7; Issue 1: Volume 140. June 2017.

Vachani, J, McNeal-Trice, J, Wallace, S. Current Evidence on the Evaluation and Management of Fever Without a Source in Infants Aged 0-90 Days: A Review.  Reviews on Recent Clinical Trials Aug 2017.

Vachani, J. Even after Hurricane Harvey, laughter is the best medicine. MedPage Today’s September 28, 2017.

Reyes, MA, Paulus E, Hronek C, Etinger, V, Hall, M, Vachani, J, Lusk J, Emerson C, Huddleson P, Quinonez RA. Choosing Wisely Campaign: Report Card and Achievable Benchmarks of Care for Children’s Hospitals. Hospital Pediatrics 2017; Issue 11: Volume 7. November 2017.

Vachani, J. Failure to Thrive: Early Intervention Mitigates Long-Term Deficits. Contemporary Pediatrics April 1, 2018.

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