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Barton Schmitt, M.D., F.A.A.P.

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Schmitt-Thompson Clinical ContentBarton Schmitt, M.D., F.A.A.P.

  • Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.
  • Director of General Consultative Services at Children’s Hospital Colorado, and attending physician in Child Health Clinic.
  • Author of three integrated sets of clinical content for use in software:
    • Pediatric Telephone Triage Algorithms for after-hours triage/advice nurses (1994-2013).
    • Pediatric Telephone Triage Protocols for office-hours triage/advice nurses (2002-2013).
    • Pediatric Symptom Checker, web-based ill child self-triage and self-care guides for parents (2000-2013). Also available as iPhone and Android mobile applications (2009-2013).
  • Author of more than 100 articles and books for physicians, nurses, and parents.
    • The first book on pediatric telephone triage (Pediatric Telephone Advice, 1980). 3rd Edition in 2004.
    • The first computerized pediatric telephone triage algorithms (NHES, 1994). 18th Edition in 2012.
    • Telephone triage book for office practice (Pediatric Telephone Protocols – Office Version), AAP. 14th Edition in 2012.
    • Two award-winning child care books for parents: (Your Child's Health, 2005) and (My Child is Sick!, AAP Publications, 2011).
    • Telephone triage book for office practice (Pediatric Telephone Protocols – Office Version), AAP. 14th Edition in 2012.
    • Honors: Received the American Academy of Pediatrics C. Anderson Aldrich award for contributions in Child Development in 1994. Received the A.A.P. Education award for contributions in Pediatric Education in 2004.
  • Education:
    • Degree in Chemical Engineering from Yale University.
    • Doctorate of Medicine from Cornell University.
    • Pediatric residency was completed at the University of Minnesota.

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