Leigh Anne Bakel, MD
Associate Professor, Pediatrics-Pediatric Hospital Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2005)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (1999)
Internship:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2006)
Residency:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Recognition & Awards

  • Outstanding Clinical Sciences Teacher of the Year, Kaiser Permanente (2010)

Research Interests

I am interested in learning where physicians and nurses chart in the electronic health record and what is charted and how that can in turn be used for the patient's benefit.

Teaching

  • Assistant Professor (2008)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics
    Hospital Medicine

Publications

  • Rao S, Kwan BM, Curtis DJ, Swanson A, Bakel LA, Bajaj L, Boguniewicz J, Lockwood JM, Ogawa K, Pemberton K, Fuhlbrigge RC, Brumbaugh D, Givens P, Nozik ES, Sills MR. Implementation of a Rapid Evidence Assessment Infrastructure during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic to Develop Policies, Clinical Pathways, Stimulate Academic Research, and Create Educational Opportunities. J Pediatr. 2020 Oct 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33091418
  • O'Hara K, Tanverdi M, Reich J, Scudamore DD, Tyler A, Bakel LA. Qualitative Study to Understand Pediatric Hospitalists and Emergency Medicine Physicians' Perspectives of Clinical Pathways. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2020 Mar-Apr;5(2):e270. PubMed PMID: 32426636
  • Wang GS, Reese J, Bakel LA, Leonard J, Bos T, Bielsky A, Nickels S, Bajaj L. Prescribing Patterns of Oral Opioid Analgesic for Long Bone Fracture at Tertiary Care Children's Hospital Emergency Departments and Urgent Cares. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2020 May 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32384393
  • Wang GS, Reese J, Bakel LA, Leonard J, Bielsky A, Reid A, Bos T, Nickels S, Bajaj L. Prescribing Patterns of Oral Opioid Analgesic for Acute Pain at a Tertiary Care Children's Hospital Emergency Departments and Urgent Cares. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Nov 4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31688834
  • Pugh-Bernard A, Nickels S, Melendez J, Shawkat J, Rolison E, Swanson A, Bajaj L, Hyman D, Bakel LA. A Strategy for the Renovation of a Clinical Pathways Program. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2019 May-Jun;4(3):e178. PubMed PMID: 31579877
  • Tyler A, Krack P, Bakel LA, O'Hara K, Scudamore D, Topoz I, Freeman J, Moss A, Allen R, Swanson A, Bajaj L. Interventions to Reduce Over-Utilized Tests and Treatments in Bronchiolitis. Pediatrics. 2018 Jun;141(6). PubMed PMID: 29752289
  • Bakel LA, Hamid J, Ewusie J, Liu K, Mussa J, Straus S, Parkin P, Cohen E. International Variation in Asthma and Bronchiolitis Guidelines. Pediatrics. 2017 Nov;140(5). PubMed PMID: 29070533
  • Kaiser SV, Huynh T, Bacharier LB, Rosenthal JL, Bakel LA, Parkin PC, Cabana MD. Preventing Exacerbations in Preschoolers With Recurrent Wheeze: A Meta-analysis. Pediatrics. 2016 Jun;137(6). PubMed PMID: 27230765
  • Dean SM, Eickhoff JC, Bakel LA. The effectiveness of a bundled intervention to improve resident progress notes in an electronic health record. J Hosp Med. 2015 Feb;10(2):104-7. PubMed PMID: 25425386
  • Kaiser SV, Bakel LA, Okumura MJ, Auerbach AD, Rosenthal J, Cabana MD. Risk Factors for Prolonged Length of Stay or Complications During Pediatric Respiratory Hospitalizations. Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Sep;5(9):461-73. PubMed PMID: 26330245
  • Dean SM, Eickhoff JC, Bakel LA. The effectiveness of a bundled intervention to improve resident progress notes in an electronic health record. J Hosp Med. 2015 Feb;10(2):104-7. PubMed PMID: 25425386
  • Bakel LA, Wilson K, Tyler A, Tham E, Reese J, Bothner J, Kaplan DW. A quality improvement study to improve inpatient problem list use. Hosp Pediatr. 2014 Jul;4(4):205-10. PubMed PMID: 24986988
  • Tyler A, Boyer A, Martin S, Neiman J, Bakel LA, Brittan M. Development of a discharge readiness report within the electronic health record-A discharge planning tool. J Hosp Med. 2014 Aug;9(8):533-9. PubMed PMID: 24825848
  • Seltz LB, Bakel LA, Tiehen J, Gao D, Cadnapaphornchai MA, Lum G, Ford D. Efficacy and safety of clopidogrel in children with diarrhea associated hemolytic uremic syndrome. Thromb Res. 2012 Sep;130(3):e26-30. PubMed PMID: 22683020
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Fellow
  • Section of International Child Health (SOICH), Member
  • Section of Hospital Medicine, Member

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado North Campus
469 State Highway 7
Broomfield, CO 80023
720-478-5000

Denver Health
777 Bannock St
Denver, CO 80204
303-436-6000

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
720-777-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (2008)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health - Children's Health
  • Child and Teen Health - Pediatric Diseases and Conditions
  • Urgent Care
  • Child and Teen Health
Clinical Interests
I am interested in hospital medicine: common pediatric illnesses, such as flu and dehydration; infectious diseases of the blood, skin, lungs and kidneys; respiratory illness; chronic illnesses, such as diabetes and asthma; and recovery from surgery or injury.

Care Philosophy
I feel very honored to meet families and children in a very difficult time when their child is sick. I enjoy the relationship I establish with patients and their families in these circumstances, and it is always a joy to see kids get better and go home.

Personal Interests
I enjoy road biking, scuba diving, traveling, hiking, waterskiing, skiing, crossfit, and walking my dog, Boulder.

Volunteer Activities
I volunteered for a week in Haiti May 2010 after the earthquake. I plan to do more volunteer work similar to this in the future.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (2005)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, University of Colorado - Boulder (CO) (1999)
Internships:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2006)
Residency Programs:
  • University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program, Pediatrics (2008)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Pediatric Hospital Medicine
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