David Keller, MD
Professor, Pediatrics-Administration

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Medical School:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School (1983)
Undergraduate School:
  • AB, Princeton University (NJ) (1979)
Internship:
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program (1984)
Residencies:
  • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Program, Pediatrics (1986)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program, Pediatrics (1985)
Fellowships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatrics (1991)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Administration

Professional Titles

  • Vice Chair of Clinical Strategy and Transformation

Recognition & Awards

  • Advocacy and Public Policy Award, Academic Pediatric Association (2020)
    The Public Policy and Advocacy Award recognizes a health care professional, pediatric department, or program whose public policy advocacy efforts at the state, regional, national, or international level have improved the health and well-being of infants, children, and/or adolescents. https://www.academicpeds.org/award/public-policy-and-adovcacy-award/
  • Best Doctors in America, Best Doctors, Boston MA (2012)
    Peer recognition of clinical excellence. Awarded annually. Received 2002-12.
  • Massachusetts Medical-Legal Partnership Network in Physician Advocacy Award , MLP-Boston (2010)
    Recognition of work for national Medical-Legal Partnership movement.
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow, Institute of Medicine (2009)
    Nationally competitive fellowship awarded to further participation of health care professionals in public policy work.

Research Interests

I am interested in building, evaluating and refining sustainable systems of care that provide value to patients and families while addressing their health needs.

Publications

  • Keller DM, Davis MM, Freed GL. Access to pediatric subspecialty care for children and youth: possible shortages and potential solutions. Pediatr Res. 2020 Jun;87(7):1151-1152. PubMed PMID: 32294663
  • Bergman DA, Keller D, Kuo DZ, Lerner C, Mansour M, Stille C, Richardson T, Rodean J, Hudak M. Costs and Use for Children With Medical Complexity in a Care Management Program. Pediatrics. 2020 Apr;145(4). PubMed PMID: 32229620
  • Coker TR, Keller D, Davis S, Abman S. APS/SPR Virtual Chat: race, racism, and child health equity in academic pediatrics. Pediatr Res. 2020 Sep 25. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32977326
  • Keller DM, Davis MM, Freed GL. Access to pediatric subspecialty care for children and youth: possible shortages and potential solutions. Pediatr Res. 2020 Jun;87(7):1151-1152. PubMed PMID: 32294663
  • Bergman DA, Keller D, Kuo DZ, Lerner C, Mansour M, Stille C, Richardson T, Rodean J, Hudak M. Costs and Use for Children With Medical Complexity in a Care Management Program. Pediatrics. 2020 Apr;145(4). PubMed PMID: 32229620
  • Fritz CQ, Brittan MS, Keller D. Inpatient Population Health-Defining the Denominator. JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Mar 1;174(3):231-232. PubMed PMID: 31961386
  • Keller D, Reynolds A. Behavioral Pediatrics Meets Behavioral Economics: Autism, Mandates, and High Deductibles. Pediatrics. 2019 Jun;143(6). PubMed PMID: 31092587
  • Brittan MS, Campagna EJ, Keller D, Kempe A. How Measurement Variability Affects Reporting of a Single Readmission Metric. J Healthc Qual. 2019 May Jun;41(3):160-164. PubMed PMID: 31094949
  • Brittan MS, Campagna EJ, Keller D, Kempe A. How Measurement Variability Affects Reporting of a Single Readmission Metric. J Healthc Qual. 2018 Aug 30. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30180042
  • Stille CJ, Raphael JL, Carle AC, Keller DM, Turchi RM, Kraft CA, Mann MY, Bright D. Relationship-focused vs. Structural Activities in Medical Home Measurement in Pediatrics. Matern Child Health J. 2018 Jun 20. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 29926246
  • Nerlinger AL, Shah AN, Beck AF, Beers LS, Wong SL, Chamberlain LJ, Keller D. The Advocacy Portfolio: A Standardized Tool for Documenting Physician Advocacy. Acad Med. 2018 Jun;93(6):860-868. PubMed PMID: 29298182
  • Langer CS, Antonelli RC, Chamberlain L, Pan RJ, Keller D. Evolving Federal and State Health Care Policy: Toward a More Integrated and Comprehensive Care-Delivery System for Children With Medical Complexity. Pediatrics. 2018 Mar;141(Suppl 3):S259-S265. PubMed PMID: 29496977
  • Stille CJ, Raphael JL, Carle AC, Keller DM, Turchi RM, Kraft CA, Mann MY, Bright D. Relationship-focused vs. Structural Activities in Medical Home Measurement in Pediatrics. Matern Child Health J. 2018 Nov;22(11):1580-1588. PubMed PMID: 29926246
  • Bowdoin JJ, Rodriguez-Monguio R, Puleo E, Keller D, Roche J. The patient-centered medical home model: healthcare services utilization and cost for non-elderly adults with mental illness. J Ment Health. 2017 Oct 9;:1-9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28990831
  • Keller DM. For Children With Medical Complexity, There Is No Place Like (the Medical) Home. Journal of Pediatrics 2016;169:11-12. doi:10.1016/j.jpeds.2015.11.036
  • Brittan MS, Fischman V, Martin SE, Moss A, Keller D. Provider Feedback: A Potential Method to Reduce Readmissions. Hosp Pediatr. 2016 Nov;6(11):684-688. PubMed PMID: 27803073
  • Savageau JA, Keller D, Willis G, Muhr K, Aweh G, Simons J, Sherwood E. Behavioral Health Screening among Massachusetts Children Receiving Medicaid. J Pediatr. 2016 Nov;178:261-267. PubMed PMID: 27546203
  • Keller DM, Wells N. To Maintain Pediatric Competence, Walk With Our Patients and Families. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Nov 1;170(11):1042-1043. PubMed PMID: 27653612
  • Keller DM. For Children with Medical Complexity, There Is No Place Like (The Medical) Home. J Pediatr. 2016 Feb;169:11-2. PubMed PMID: 26681472
  • Keller DM. Addressing the Needs of Children in a Time of Health Reform via Medicaid, CHIP, or Subsidized Markets. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Jan;170(1):12-3. PubMed PMID: 26569386
  • Keller DM. A Child’s Insight. in H Rotbart. Miracles We Have Seen. 2016. Health Communications. Deerfield Beach, Florida. pp.317-9.
  • Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (Writing Committee Member). Addressing the Social Determinants of Health: The Role of Health Professions Education: Thirteenth Annual Report to the Secretary of the Department of HHS and to Congress. December 2016.
  • Bowdoin JJ, Rodriguez-Monguio R, Puleo E, Keller D, Roche J. Associations between the patient-centered medical home and preventive care and healthcare quality for non-elderly adults with mental illness: A surveillance study analysis. BMC Health Serv Res. 2016 Aug 24;16(1):434. PubMed PMID: 27557785
  • Ader J, Stille CJ, Keller D, Miller BF, Barr MS, Perrin JM. The medical home and integrated behavioral health: advancing the policy agenda. Pediatrics. 2015 May;135(5):909-17. PubMed PMID: 25869375
  • Keller DM. Addressing the Needs of Children in a Time of Health Reform via Medicaid, CHIP, or Subsidized Markets . JAMA Pediatr. 2016;170(1):12-13. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.3266.
  • Advisory Committee on Training on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (Writing Committee). Health Literacy and Patient Engagement: Twelfth Annual Report to the Secretary of the Department of HHS and to Congress. 2015.
  • Soares NS, Hobson WL, Ruch-Ross H, Finneran M, Varrasso DA, Keller D. The influence of Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) program on community pediatrics. Pediatrics. 2014 Jan;133(1):e205-12. PubMed PMID: 24323996
  • Keller DM. Policy, politics, and procedure: our role in building systems that improve the health of children. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Sep-Oct;14(5):425-9. PubMed PMID: 25169154
  • Soares NS, Hobson WL, Ruch-Ross H, Finneran M, Varrasso DA, Keller D. The influence of Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) program on community pediatrics. Pediatrics. 2014 Jan;133(1):e205-12. PubMed PMID: 24323996
  • Keller D, Chamberlain LJ. Children and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act: opportunities and challenges in an evolving system. Acad Pediatr. 2014 May-Jun;14(3):225-33. PubMed PMID: 24767775
  • Thompson DA, Pachter LM, Keller D. Efforts to diversify the academic pediatric workforce. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Apr;168(4):390-1. PubMed PMID: 24710589
  • J Raphael, M Sadof, C Stille, S Toomey, D Keller. Not just little adults: 2. Considerations for measures in child health. Expert Commentary. AHRQ National Quality Measure Clearinghouse. 2014. http://www.qualitymeasures.ahrq.gov/expert/expert-commentary.aspx?f=rss&id=47906
  • Advisory Committee on Training on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry (Lead writer). Training Health Professionals in Community Settings During a Time of Transformation: Building and Learning in Integrated Systems of Care: Eleventh Annual Report to the Secretary of the Department of HHS and to Congress. December 2014. http://www.hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/bhpradvisory/actpcmd/Reports/eleventhreport.pdf
  • Keller D, Sarvet B. Is there a psychiatrist in the house? Integrating child psychiatry into the pediatric medical home. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Jan;52(1):3-5. PubMed PMID: 23265627
  • Keller D, Sarvet B. Drs. Keller and Sarvet reply. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Aug;52(8):877. PubMed PMID: 23880498
  • Medical homes work with the patient at the center. Health Affairs Blog. Posted May 3, 2013. http://healthaffairs.org/blog/2013/05/03/medical-homes-work-with-the-patient-at-the-center/
  • Council on Community Pediatrics. Providing Care for Immigrant, Migrant, and Border Children Pediatrics; published online May 6, 2013. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2013/04/30/peds.2013-1099
  • Council on Community Pediatrics. Community Pediatrics: Navigating the Intersection of Medicine, Public Health, and Social Determinants of Children’s Health. Pediatrics 2013 131: 623 - 8. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/131/3/623
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Professional Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Fellow
  • Academic Pediatric Association (APA), Past-President
  • National Academies of Practice (NAP), Fellow, Academy of Medicine
  • AcademyHealth, Member
  • American Pediatric Society, Member

Practice Locations

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

Children's Hospital Colorado Child Health Clinic
860 N Potomac Cir
Aurora, CO 80011
720-777-2740

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (1987)
Clinical Interests
I am a general pediatrician interested in providing a medical home for patients and families, particularly those with special health care needs and mental health issues.

Care Philosophy
Child health comes from the positive interaction of biological, environmental and social factors. I believe that children do best when families and communities can partner with the health care team to address health needs in that context.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, singing in choirs, bicycling, hiking and camping.

Volunteer Activities
Member, Columbine Chorale; Member, Chalice Singers, First Unitarian Society of Denver

Public Speaking
Yes
I have extensive experience in addressing the social determinants of health, child advocacy, health reform, practice transformation and mental health integration at the practice and the population levels, and have spoken to medical and non-medical audiences on those topics in national and international forums.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School (1983)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • AB, Princeton University (NJ) (1979)
Internships:
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program (1984)
Residency Programs:
  • Childrens Hospital Los Angeles Program, Pediatrics (1986)
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine Program, Pediatrics (1985)
Fellowships:
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center/Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatrics (1991)
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Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Administration
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