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Practice Philosophy

  • "I believe doing our best for each child involves open communication, consideration of the values of the patient and their family, understanding the relevant medical evidence for the situation and allowing these principles to drive shared decision making between the patient, their family and the clinical team. A child's health is more than their illness or injury and all of the aspects of health should be taken into consideration when making decisions with a patient and their loved ones.
  • My main interests are in high value care, evidence-based practice, patient safety, quality improvement and emergency medical response teams. Most recently, I am particularly interested in the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on disadvantaged children generally and also specifically as it relates to school closures."

Honors and Awards

  • 2019 Valley Children's Resident Teacher of the Year in General Pediatrics
  • 2016 Valley Children's Resident Teacher of the Year in General Pediatrics
  • 2016 Valley Children's Hospital Board Meritorious Service Award in Education
  • 2013 Valley Children's Hospital Performance Improvement Champion

Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics, Dr. Tiffany Shea Osburn joined Valley Children’s Hospital as a pediatric hospitalist in December 2011. Dr. Osburn came to Valley Children’s from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, where she served as an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics and as a pediatric hospitalist. 

At Valley Children’s, Dr. Osburn serves in a number of leadership and advisory roles. She is the Assistant Medical Director for Hospital Medicine and a utilization management physician, a role in which she provides leadership on the most efficient and effective usage of resources to provide patients the best care. She also serves as co-chair of the Emergency Medical Response Team Leadership Committee and is a Physician Champion for Clinical Documentation Improvement. She is an active member of the Physician Informatics Team and the Evidence-Based Medicine Steering Committee. In addition, Dr. Osburn serves on committees for medical utilization, pharmacy and therapeutics utilization and patient safety. Dr. Osburn also serves on the Head’s Up Committee, a group that is responsible for updating Valley Children's Pediatric Early Warning System Scoring (PEWSS), a program that provides medical staff early detection of clinical deterioration and initiates intervention. 

Dr. Osburn enjoys resident education and participates on the Graduate Medical Education Committee. She has received the Performance Improvement Champion Award, the Valley Children’s Hospital Board Meritorious Service Award and the Resident Teaching Award. 

Dr. Osburn completed her medical degree and residency in pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas. She is a member of several professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the AAP Section on Hospital Medicine. Her professional interests include evidence-based practice and high value care: providing the best care possible to each patient by using resources efficiently and effectively. 

Medical Education

  • Medical SchoolTexas Tech University Health Science Center at Lubbock
  • ResidencyTexas Tech University, School of Medicine
  • InternshipTexas Tech University, School of Medicine


Characteristics of Hospitalized Children Positive for SARS-CoV-2: Experience of a Large Center. Nicole E Webb and T. Shea Osburn. Hospital Pediatrics. 2021. DOI: 10.1542/hpeds.2021-005919

Decreasing Unnecessary Antibiotic Usage in Patients Admitted with Bronchiolitis. T. Shea Osburn, et al. Accepted for publication in Hospital Pediatrics. 2021.

Additional Information

  • Assistant Medical Director for Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Valley Children's Hospital
  • Co-chair of Utilization Management, Valley Children's Hospital
  • Physician Champion for Clinical Documentation Improvement, Valley Children's Hospital
  • Vice-Chair for Emergency Medical Response Team Leadership Committee, Valley Children's Hospital
  • Medical Technical Specialist for Healthcare Incident Command System for COVID-19 pandemic
  • Memberships:
  • Valley Children's Hospital Medical Executive Committee
  • Medication Utilization Committee
  • Pharmacy, Therapeutics and Utilization Committee
  • Patient Safety Committee
  • Physician Informatics Team