Pediatric Hospitalist
Assistant Residency Program Director
Attending Physician

Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician Educator), Keck School of Medicine of USC
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Clinical Interests

Resident Education
Quality Improvement
Evidence-Based Medicine


Medical School: 

University of California, Irvine (2000-2004)


Children's Hospital Orange County (2004-2005)


Children's Hospital Orange County (2005-2007)


Chief Residency, Children's Hospital Orange County (2007-2008)



American Board of Pediatrics

Professional Memberships: 

American Academy of Pediatrics
Academic Pediatric Association


Philip E. Rothman Memorial Award (outstanding teaching, guidance, and inspiration), Children's Hospital Los Angeles, 2018


Zipkin R, Schrager S, Keefer M, Marshall L, Wu S. Improving Home Management Plan of Care Compliance Rates Through an Electronic Asthma Action Plan. Journal of Asthma. 2013 August; 50(6): 664-671. PMID 23574196

Zipkin R, Ostrom K, Schrager S, Olowoyeye A, Markovitz B. Association Between Implementation of a Cardiovascular Step-Down Unit and Process of Care Outcomes in Patients with Congenital Heart Disease. Hospital Pediatrics. 2015 May; 5(5): 256-262. PMID 25934809

Zipkin R, Schrager SM, Nguyen E, Mamey MR, Banuelos I, Wu S: Association Between Pediatric Home Management Plan of Care Compliance and Asthma Readmission. Journal of Asthma, 2016 Dec; 8:0 Epub. PMID 27929691

Leazer, R, Erickson N, Paulson J, Zipkin R, Stemmle, M, Schroeder A, Bendel-Stenzel, M, Fine, B. Epidemiology of Cerebrospinal Fluid Cultures and Time to Detection in Term Infants. Pediatrics. 2017 May; 139(5): PMID: 28557739

Rissman L, Deavenport-Saman A, Corden M, Zipkin R, Espinoza J. A pilot project: Handwashing educational intervention decreases incidence of respiratory and diarrheal illnesses in a rural Malawi orphanage. Global Health Promotion. 2020 October; 1757975920963889. doi: 10.1177/1757975920963889.

Research Interests: 

Appropriate use of antibiotics
Febrile Infant Management

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