Christopher P. Bonafide, MD, MSCE is a pediatric hospitalist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. He serves as Research Director for Pediatric Hospital Medicine at CHOP. His research focuses on the overarching goal of re-engineering the systems we use for physiologic monitoring in the hospital and home settings, with numerous projects focused on hospital monitoring overuse, alarm fatigue, and the implications of using consumer vital sign baby monitors at home. He has also developed expertise in the science of deimplementation. His research is actively funded by NIH, AHRQ, and NSF.
Dr. Bonafide serves on the Executive Council of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings (PRIS) Network, which sets the agenda for pediatric hospital medicine research nationally. In addition to his publications in journals such as JAMA, JAMA Pediatrics, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, and Pediatrics, his work has been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and New York Times. He serves as an Associate Editor of the Journal of Hospital Medicine and is an Editorial Board Member of Pediatric Quality and Safety. He earned his medical degree from Pennsylvania State University and his MSCE in Clinical Epidemiology from the University Of Pennsylvania.