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Practice Philosophy

  • "At Valley Children's we say 'we bring our best each day, knowing that kids are counting on us.' I believe that to live that truth we have to center the perspective of our kids and their families in all that we do. To be the best advocates and clinicians that we can for our kids, we have to blend the most accurate, relevant medical evidence with compassion, empathy, and active listening to really understand our patients' and families' goals and values, and come together as a team to make the best possible plan of care.
  • I also believe that to provide the best care, we have to train the future of pediatrics, and teaching and learning from our pediatric trainees, modeling effective patient and family-centered, evidence-based, equitable care is both a passion and a mission for me.
  • Every child, regardless of their circumstances, deserves the right to thrive, and it is our duty to elevate their voices and advance health equity in all that we do."

Honors and Awards

  • 2022 Speak Up Award for Excellence in Patient Advocacy
  • 2022, 2021 Patient Experience Champion nominee
  • 2021 Social Work Heart of Advocacy Award
  • 2018 Resident Teacher of the Year Award, General
  • 2016 – 2019 Steven Thompson Physician Corps Loan Repayment Program Award recipient
  • 2014 Hospitalist Award for Patient Safety
  • 2008 Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 2004 National Institutes of Health Post-Baccalaureate Intramural Research Training Award

Dr. Webb joined Valley Children's in August 2012 as a pediatric hospitalist. Board certified in both general pediatrics and pediatric hospital medicine, Dr. Webb enjoys managing a wide variety of conditions from birth to early adulthood, and working with children and families during often difficult times in their lives. She is passionate about patient and family-centered care, serving as the site principal investigator for a national study on improving communications during Family Centered Rounds and as the chair-elect for the Valley Children’s Patient and Family-Centered Care Committee.

Dr. Webb is very active in medical education, as the academic co-chief for hospital medicine within the Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency Program and the chair of the Valley Children’s Medical Staff Education Committee. She was honored to receive the Residency Teaching Award for General Pediatrics in 2018 and was also selected for the APEX Educator Program, a teaching leadership program through the AAP and Academic Pediatric Association. She co-leads the residency advocacy curriculum and has a particular interest in health equity and health disparities.

Dr. Webb’s scholarly interests include curricular development, quality improvement, health literacy and communication and pediatric firearm injury prevention. She has published in multiple peer-reviewed journals and has had multiple presentations accepted to national meetings on topics such as promotion of faculty scholarship, recognition and mitigation of bias in healthcare and improving care for LGBTQ+ youth. She is very active in mentoring residents on scholarly projects.

She is a member of several professional societies, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society of Hospital Medicine, the Association of Pediatric Program Directors, the Alpha Omega Alpha medical honor society and Specialty Medical Group.

Dr. Webb earned her medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, Michigan and completed her residency in pediatrics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). While at UCLA, Dr. Webb received specialized training in child health advocacy, which has been a central focus of both her personal and professional pursuits since. She is an elected member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, CA Chapter 1 Board of Directors and is also active in the AAP Section on Hospital Medicine and the AAP Council on Injury, Violence and Poisoning Prevention. She was also selected for the AAP Young Physician Leadership Program.

In her free time, Dr. Webb enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, cooking, reading and exploring the Central Valley


Medical Education

  • Medical SchoolUniversity of Michigan School of Medicine
  • ResidencyUniversity of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine
  • InternshipUniversity of California, Los Angeles School of Medicine

Research

My main interests are in medical education, high value care, evidence-based medicine and quality improvement. I believe in utilizing education, scholarship and advocacy as a framework for advancing diversity, equity and inclusion and addressing health and health care disparities.

Selected Peer Reviewed Publications:
1. Karla Sherwood, Christine Santos, Latha Rao, Nicole Webb; Refusal to Bear Weight in a Previously Healthy 8-year-old Girl. Pediatr Rev. December 2021; 42 (12): 698–701. https://doi.org/10.1542/pir.2020-0085

2. Webb NE, Osburn TS. Characteristics of Hospitalized Children Positive for SARS-CoV-2: Experience of a Large Center. Hosp Pediatr. 2021 Aug;11(8):e133-e141. doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2021-005919. Epub 2021 May 19. PMID: 34011567.

3. Marquez I, Hardee S, Kim S, Webb N, Roberto L, Sanchez-Glanville C, Rongkavilit C. A Teenager with Cough, Weight Loss, and a Chest Wall Mass. Clinical Pediatrics. 2020 Jan 22:9922819901006. PMID 31965823.


Selected Peer-Reviewed Presentations:
- Osburn TS, Acharya V, Keosheyan R, Kupelian C, Webb N. Twelve Months of MIS-C: Does Increasing Experience Improve Resource Utilization? Poster presented at Pediatric Academic Societies 2022.

- Marlow J, Schroeder A, Le M, Gupta V, Flesher S, Chang P, Shadman K, Wang B, Shankar L, Frost P, Kalburgi S, Webb N. Understanding the Association Between Provider Type and Perceived Efficacy of Common Interventions in Bronchiolitis. Poster presented at Pediatric Academic Societies 2022.

- Webb N, Osburn TS. Characteristics of Hospitalized Children Positive for SARS-CoV-2: Experience of a Large Center. Presented at Pediatric Hospital Medicine national conference 2021.

- Dewanjee P, Sosa A, Nguyen K, Webb N. Beyond Pronouns: Pilot for a Comprehensive LGBTQ+ Educational Curriculum. Poster presented at Pediatric Hospital Medicine national conference 2021.

- Nguyen TH and Webb N. Effect of Reflective Writing on Personal Growth of Healthcare Professionals in the Setting of Patient Care and Inter-professionalism. Poster presented at the International Conference for Communication in Healthcare 2019.


National Projects:
- Increasing and Standardizing Peer Observation in PHM Teams (iSPOT) Project. Co-Investigator and national Co-Lead, sponsored by the AAP.

- Eliminating Monitoring Overuse (EMO) Hybrid Effectiveness-Deimplementation Trial. Site principal investigator.

- IPASS SCORE (Safer Communication on Rounds Every Time) Mentored Implementation Project. Site co-principal investigator.

- Standardization of Fluids in Inpatient Settings (SOFI) Project, AAP Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network. Site lead.


Mentored Learner Projects:
- Parental Knowledge, Attitudes and Perceptions Regarding Infant Safe Sleep Practices

- Bedside staff knowledge and perceptions regarding implementing AAP recommended safe sleep practices in the inpatient setting

- Understanding Pediatrician Practices Regarding Firearm Safety Counseling

- Beyond Pronouns: Pilot for a Comprehensive LGBTQ+ Educational Curriculum


Additional Information

  • Program Director, Valley Children's Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship
  • Academic Co-Chief and Core Faculty Member, Division of Hospital Medicine, Valley Children’s Pediatric Residency Program
  • Advancing Pediatric Educator Excellence (APeX) scholar, American Academy of Pediatrics and Academic Pediatric Association
  • Young Physician Leadership Alliance, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Early Career Physicians
  • Chair, Valley Children's Medical Staff Education Committee
  • Chair, Valley Children’s Patient and Family-Centered Care Committee
  • Chair, Valley Children’s Medication Safety Joint Subcommittee
  • Co-Chair, Valley Children’s Diversity Equity and Inclusion Subcommittee of Graduate Medical Education
  • Immediate Past Co-Chair, Valley Children’s Interprofessional Research Council
  • Scholarly Activity Lead, Valley Children’s Division of Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  • Member, Medical Executive Committee
  • Physician Representative, Parent and Family Advisory Council
  • Member, Patient Safety Committee
  • Member, Graduate Medical Education Committee
  • Vice President, American Academy of Pediatrics California Chapter 1
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics California Board of Directors
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics California Finance Committee
  • Advisor, Safe Kids Central California
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Member, Society of Hospital Medicine
  • Member, Academic Pediatric Association
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Hospital Care
  • Member, Society of Hospital Medicine Pediatrics Special Interest Group (SIG) Executive Council
  • Member, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship Directors Council
  • Member, AAP Community Health and Advocacy in Resident Training (CHART)
  • Member, Subcommittee on Women in PHM, AAP Section on Hospital Medicine
  • Member, Subcommittee on LGBTQIA+, AAP Section on Hospital Medicine
  • Member, Subcommittee on Pediatric Hospital Medicine Educators
  • Member, AAP Section on Hospital Medicine