Marion Sills, MD
Professor, Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine

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Medical School:
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1993)
Graduate School :
  • MPH, George Washington University,The (1999)
Undergraduate School:
  • AB, Harvard University (MA) (1987)
Internship:
  • Johns Hopkins University Program (1994)
Residency:
  • Johns Hopkins University Program, Pediatrics (1996)
Fellowships:
  • Children's National Medical Center/George Washington University Program, Pediatric Emergency Medicine (1999)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Co-Director, TL1 Program, CCTSI
  • co-Chair, Children's Colorado Scientific Advisory Council

Publications

  • Lopez MA, Hall M, Auger KA, Bettenhausen JL, Colvin JD, Cutler GJ, Fieldston E, Macy ML, Morse R, Raphael JL, Russell H, Shah SS, Sills MR. Care of Pediatric High-Cost Hospitalizations Across Hospital Types. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Mar;10(3):206-213. PubMed PMID: 32024665
  • Russell H, Hall M, Morse RB, Cutler GJ, Macy M, Bettenhausen JL, Lopez MA, Shah SS, Sills MR. Longitudinal Trends in Costs for Hospitalizations at Children's Hospitals. Hosp Pediatr. 2020 Sep;10(9):797-801. PubMed PMID: 32747333
  • Rao S, Kwan BM, Curtis D, Swanson A, Bakel LA, Bajaj L, Boguniewicz J, Lockwood J, Ogawa K, Pemberton K, Fuhlbrigge RC, Brumbaugh D, Givens P, Nozik E, Sills MR. Implementation of a Rapid Evidence Assessment Infrastructure during the COVID-19 Pandemic to Develop Policies, Clinical Pathways, Stimulate Academic Research, and Create Educational Opportunities. Journal of Pediatrics. [In press]
  • Sills MR. What You Can Do to Keep Your Kids From Vaping. CU Anschutz Today. January 2020. Available at: https://news.cuanschutz.edu/news-stories/what-you-can-do-to-keep-your-kids-from-vaping
  • Sills MR. What Parents Need to Know About Kids Vaping. CU Anschutz Today. January 2020. Available at: https://news.cuanschutz.edu/news-stories/what-parents-need-to-know-about-kids-vaping
  • Children's Hospital Colorado Scientific Advisory Council Toolkit. July 2020. Available at: https://www.childrenscolorado.org/ScientificAdvisoryToolkit
  • Sills MR, Tchou MJ, Johns C, Krugman S, Lockwood J, Tang Girdwood, S, Holstein H. Using Social Media for a Productive Career. Workshop. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. May 1-5, 2020. E-PAS2020:3818. Available at https://plan.core-apps.com/pas2020/event/1b0c1118ee19b1ece693048453bb8e08
  • S. Gradwohl, A. Giesenhagen, L. Ambroggio, M.R. Sills. Applying Design Thinking to Antimicrobial Stewardship in Pediatric Emergency and Urgent Care: Understanding and Defining the Problem. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. May 1-5, 2020. E-PAS2020:3947.823. Available at https://plan.core-apps.com/pas2020/abstract/eb7394cdb05e66265080b64f1159a6f6
  • K. Parikh, S.S. Shah, S.V. Kaiser, M. Hall, R. Morse, M.R. Sills, M. Lopez, J. Bettenhausen, A. Zagel, G. Cutler. Developing Health Inequity Measure: Evaluating Chest Radiography in Pediatric Asthma Care across Children's Hospitals. Poster. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Philadelphia, PA. May 1-5, 2020. E-PAS2020:2847.759. Available at https://plan.core-apps.com/pas2020/abstract/cb127010d9c607e3e85e9f1586e65b9a
  • Marion R. Sills, Kaleigh Ogawa, Lalit Bajaj, David Brumbaugh, Jillian Cotter, Patricia Givens, Justin Lockwood, Katherine Pemberton, Andrew Pham, Andrea Prinzi, Suchitra Rao, Pamela D Reiter, Kourtney Santucci, Christina G. Stevens, Angela Swanson, Walter M. Taylor, Carl W. White, Eva Nozik, MD. Implementation of a Rapid Evidence Assessment Infrastructure within a Hospital's COVID-19 Incident Command System. Presented virtually at the CCTSI Spring Poster Session, Aurora, April 2020.
  • Morrato EH, Hamer MK, Sills M, Kwan B, Schilling LM. Applying a Commercialization-Readiness Framework to Optimize Value for Achieving Sustainability of an Electronic Health Data Research Network and Its Data Capabilities: The SAFTINet Experience. EGEMS (Wash DC). 2019 Aug 29;7(1):48. PubMed PMID: 31523697
  • Jang H, Ozkaynak M, Amura CR, Ayer T, Sills MR. Analysis of medication patterns for pediatric asthma patients in emergency department: Does the sequence placement of glucocorticoids administration matter?. J Asthma. 2019 Oct 12;:1-10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31607182
  • Jang H, Ozkaynak M, Ayer T, Sills MR. Factors Associated With First Medication Time for Children Treated in the Emergency Department for Asthma. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Oct 2. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 30281550
  • Sills MR, Macy ML, Kocher KE, Sabbatini AK. Return Visit Admissions May Not Indicate Quality of Emergency Department Care for Children. Acad Emerg Med. 2018 Mar;25(3):283-292. PubMed PMID: 28960666
  • Arnett JA, Grunwald G, Juarez-Colunga E, Sills MR. Estimating the relative impact of service utilization and service cost on total expenditures across hospitals. Biostatistics Program, Colorado School of Public Health. Available at https://hdl.handle.net/10968/2482
  • Jonas JA, Shah SS, Zaniletti I, Hall M, Colvin JD, Gottlieb LM, Sills MR, Bettenhausen J, Morse RB, Macy ML, Fieldston ES. Regional Variation in Standardized Costs of Care at Children's Hospitals. J Hosp Med. 2017 Oct;12(10):818-825. PubMed PMID: 28991947
  • Adelgais KM, Brent A, Wathen J, Tong S, Massanari D, Deakyne S, Sills MR. Intranasal Fentanyl and Quality of Pediatric Acute Care. J Emerg Med. 2017 Sep 26. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28967529
  • Sills MR, Macy ML, Kocher KE, Sabbatini AK. Return Visit Admissions May Not Indicate Quality of Emergency Department Care for Children. Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Sep 27. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28960666
  • Torres JM, Lawlor J, Colvin JD, Sills MR, Bettenhausen JL, Davidson A, Cutler GJ, Hall M, Gottlieb LM. ICD Social Codes: An Underutilized Resource for Tracking Social Needs. Med Care. 2017 Sep;55(9):810-816. PubMed PMID: 28671930
  • Sills MR, Hall M, Cutler GJ, Colvin JD, Gottlieb LM, Macy ML, Bettenhausen JL, Morse RB, Fieldston ES, Raphael JL, Auger KA, Shah SS. Adding Social Determinant Data Changes Children's Hospitals' Readmissions Performance. J Pediatr. 2017 Jul;186:150-157.e1. PubMed PMID: 28476461
  • Walsh CG, Sills MR, Arnold DH. Time-dependent severity change during treatment of pediatric patients hospitalized for acute asthma exacerbations. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2017 Feb;118(2):226-227. PubMed PMID: 27865715
  • Brittan M, Richardson T, Kenyon C, Sills MR, Fieldston E, Hall M, Fox D, Shah S, Berry J. Association between Postdischarge Oral Corticosteroid Prescription Fills and Readmission in Children with Asthma. J Pediatr. 2017 Jan;180:163-169.e1. PubMed PMID: 27769549
  • Jonas JA, Shah SS, Zaniletti I, Hall M, Colvin JD, Gottlieb LM, Sills MR, Bettenhausen J, Morse RB, Macy ML, Fieldston ES. Regional Variation in Standardized Costs of Care at Children's Hospitals. J Hosp Med. 2017 Oct;12(10):818-825. PubMed PMID: 28991947
  • Brittan M, Richardson T, Kenyon C, Sills MR, Fieldston E, Hall M, Fox D, Shah S, Berry J. Association between Postdischarge Oral Corticosteroid Prescription Fills and Readmission in Children with Asthma. J Pediatr. 2017 Jan;180:163-169.e1. PubMed PMID: 27769549
  • Walsh CG, Sills MR, Arnold DH. Time-dependent severity change during treatment of pediatric patients hospitalized for acute asthma exacerbations. Ann Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2017 Feb;118(2):226-227. PubMed PMID: 27865715
  • Sills MR, Hall M, Cutler GJ, Colvin JD, Gottlieb LM, Macy ML, Bettenhausen JL, Morse RB, Fieldston ES, Raphael JL, Auger KA, Shah SS. Adding Social Determinant Data Changes Children's Hospitals' Readmissions Performance. J Pediatr. 2017 Jul;186:150-157.e1. PubMed PMID: 28476461
  • Torres JM, Lawlor J, Colvin JD, Sills MR, Bettenhausen JL, Davidson A, Cutler GJ, Hall M, Gottlieb LM. ICD Social Codes: An Underutilized Resource for Tracking Social Needs. Med Care. 2017 Sep;55(9):810-816. PubMed PMID: 28671930
  • Adelgais KM, Brent A, Wathen J, Tong S, Massanari D, Deakyne S, Sills MR. Intranasal Fentanyl and Quality of Pediatric Acute Care. J Emerg Med. 2017 Nov;53(5):607-615.e2. PubMed PMID: 28967529
  • Arnold DH, Sills MR, Walsh CG. The asthma prediction rule to decrease hospitalizations for children with asthma. Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 2016 Jun;16(3):201-9. PubMed PMID: 26918532
  • Sills MR, Hall M, Colvin JD, Macy ML, Cutler GJ, Bettenhausen JL, Morse RB, Auger KA, Raphael JL, Gottlieb LM, Fieldston ES, Shah SS. Association of Social Determinants With Children's Hospitals' Preventable Readmissions Performance. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Apr;170(4):350-8. PubMed PMID: 26881387
  • Zonfrillo MR, Zaniletti I, Hall M, Fieldston ES, Colvin JD, Bettenhausen JL, Macy ML, Alpern ER, Cutler GJ, Raphael JL, Morse RB, Sills MR, Shah SS. Socioeconomic Status and Hospitalization Costs for Children with Brain and Spinal Cord Injury. J Pediatr. 2016 Feb;169:250-5. PubMed PMID: 26563534
  • Brittan MS, Sills MR, Fox D, Campagna EJ, Shmueli D, Feinstein JA, Kempe A. Outpatient follow-up visits and readmission in medically complex children enrolled in Medicaid. J Pediatr. 2015 Apr;166(4):998-1005.e1. PubMed PMID: 25641248
  • Piña IL, Cohen PD, Larson DB, Marion LN, Sills MR, Solberg LI, Zerzan J. A framework for describing health care delivery organizations and systems. Am J Public Health. 2015 Apr;105(4):670-9. PubMed PMID: 24922130
  • Piña IL, Cohen PD, Larson DB, Marion LN, Sills MR, Solberg LI, Zerzan J. A framework for describing health care delivery organizations and systems. Am J Public Health. 2015 Apr;105(4):670-9. PubMed PMID: 24922130
  • Brogan TV, Hall M, Sills MR, Fieldston ES, Simon HK, Mundorff MB, Fagbuyi DB, Shah SS. Hospital Readmissions Among Children With H1N1 Influenza Infection. Hosp Pediatr. 2014 Nov;4(6):348-58. PubMed PMID: 25362076
  • Piña IL, Cohen PD, Larson DB, Marion LN, Sills MR, Solberg LI, Zerzan J. A Framework for Describing Health Care Delivery Organizations and Systems. Am J Public Health. 2014 Jun 12;:e1-e10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24922130
  • Brogan TV, Hall M, Sills MR, Fieldston ES, Simon HK, Mundorff MB, Fagbuyi DB, Shah SS. Hospital Readmissions Among Children With H1N1 Influenza Infection. Hosp Pediatr. 2014 Nov;4(6):348-58. PubMed PMID: 25362076
  • Fieldston ES, Zaniletti I, Hall M, Colvin JD, Gottlieb L, Macy ML, Alpern ER, Morse RB, Hain PD, Sills MR, Frank G, Shah SS. Community household income and resource utilization for common inpatient pediatric conditions. Pediatrics. 2013 Dec;132(6):e1592-601. PubMed PMID: 24276839
  • Morse RB, Hall M, Fieldston ES, Goodman DM, Berry JG, Gay JC, Sills MR, Srivastava R, Frank G, Hain PD, Shah SS. Children's hospitals with shorter lengths of stay do not have higher readmission rates. J Pediatr. 2013 Oct;163(4):1034-8.e1. PubMed PMID: 23683748
  • Bagdure D, Rewers A, Campagna E, Sills MR. Epidemiology of hyperglycemic hyperosmolar syndrome in children hospitalized in USA. Pediatr Diabetes. 2012 Aug 28;9999(9999). [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 22925225
  • Sills MR, Ginde AA, Clark S, Camargo CA Jr. Multicenter analysis of quality indicators for children treated in the emergency department for asthma. Pediatrics. 2012 Feb;129(2):e325-32. PubMed PMID: 22250025
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Professional Memberships

  • AHRQ's EHC Stakeholder Group, Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), Fellow
  • American Public Health Association, Member
  • Academy Health, Member

Practice Locations

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

Children's Hospital Colorado South Campus
1811 Plaza Drive
Highlands Ranch, CO 80129
720-478-1234

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Board Certification (1999)
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification
  • Pediatric Emergency medicine, Board Certification (2000)
  • Colorado Medical License, License (1999)
  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (1996)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Emergency Care
Clinical Interests
I provide clinical care for the most acutely ill and needy children in the seven-state area served by Children's Hospital Colorado.

Care Philosophy
I never forget what a privilege it is to be entrusted with sharing healthcare decisions with families. The sense of privilege helps me maintain my humility, the idea of sharing reminds me to keep families engaged in their child’s care, and the role I plan in being entrusted with these decisions reminds me of the discipline required of clinicians to keep up with best practice so as to best honor this privilege.

Personal Interests
In my spare time, I enjoy endurance training in the great Colorado sunshine, reading, and spending time with my family.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (1993)
Graduate Schools:
  • MPH, George Washington University,The (1999)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • AB, Harvard University (MA) (1987)
Internships:
  • Johns Hopkins University Program (1994)
Residency Programs:
  • Johns Hopkins University Program, Pediatrics (1996)
Fellowships:
  • Children's National Medical Center/George Washington University Program, Pediatric Emergency Medicine (1999)
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Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine
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