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Wendy Van Ittersum, MD, Pediatrics, Akron, OH, Akron Children's Hospital

WendyVan IttersumMD

Pediatrics Akron, OH


Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Northeast Ohio Medical University

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Education & Training

  • University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
    University of Illinois College of Medicine at PeoriaResidency, Pediatrics, 2003 - 2007
  • University of Nebraska College of Medicine
    University of Nebraska College of MedicineClass of 2003
  • Drake University
    Drake UniversityB.A., 1995 - 1999

Certifications & Licensure

  • OH State Medical License
    OH State Medical License 2008 - 2025
  • IL State Medical License
    IL State Medical License 2003 - 2008
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatrics
  • American Board of Pediatrics Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Scholarship in Teaching Award, Fellow Professionalism Curriculum Case Western Reserve University, 2012
  • Scholarship in Teaching Award, Multidisciplinary Simulation Case Western Reserve University, 2012
  • Medical Education Fellow Cleveland Clinic Education Institute, 2012
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Publications & Presentations


Journal Articles

  • Script Concordance Testing: Assessing Residents' Clinical Decision-Making Skills for Infant Lumbar Punctures  
    Chang TP, Kessler D, McAninch B, Fein DM, Scherzer DJ, Seelbach, E, Zaveri P, Jackson JM, Auerbach M, Mehta R, Van Ittersum W, Pusic, M, Acad Med, 1/1/2014
  • The Harada score in a US population of children with Kawasaki Disease  
    Tewelde H, Yoon J, Van Ittersum W, Preminger T, Worley S, Goldfarb J, Hospital Pediatrics, 1/1/2014

Books/Book Chapters


  • Hands-on Training: A Practical Approach in Pediatric Emergencies. Session Presenter
    McHugh M, Van Ittersum W, Appachi E, Perspectives in Pediatrics: From Theory to Practice, 1/9/2014
  • Pediatric Anaphylaxis: Avoid the Pitfalls. Session Presenter
    Van Ittersum W, Cleveland Clinic 18th Critical Care Nurse Education Symposium, 1/1/2014
  • That’s Not DKA: Hepatomegaly and Transaminitis in a Diabetic Adolescent. Poster Presentation
    Van Ittersum W, Marks M, Kay M, Schweiger M, Pediatric Hospital Medicine National Conference, 1/1/2013
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  • Multidisciplinary Simulation Center Instructor Development Course: Design, Development, and Implementation. 
  • Fundamentals of Debriefing. Workshop Presenter 
  • Fishbones: Key to Meaningful and Robust Simulations? Workshop Presenter 
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  • A Comprehensive Infant Lumber Puncture Novice Procedural Skills Training Package: An INSPIRE Simulation-Based Procedural Skills Training Package. 
    Auerbach M, Chang T, Fein D, White M, Mehta R, Gerard J, Zaveri P, Kou M, Reid J, Agrawal D, Van Ittersum W, Scherzer D, Vasquez E, Iyer S, Thomas A, Sawyer T, Kessler D, MedEdPORTAL

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