Doctor Profile

Wendy Van Ittersum, MD

216.444.4998

Wendy Van Ittersum, MD

Appointed: 2008

Wendy Van Ittersum, MD
Department: Pediatric Hospital Medicine
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S1-20
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.4998
WorkFax:216.636.3363
Wendy Van Ittersum, MD
Department: General Pediatrics
Location: Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Mail Code S1-20
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
WorkAppointment:216.444.4998
WorkFax:216.636.3363
Surgeon:
No
Treats:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

Wendy Van Ittersum, MD, is a Staff physician in the Center for Pediatric Hospital Medicine and the Department of General Pediatrics, located on the main campus of Cleveland Clinic. She was appointed in 2008.

Dr. Van Ittersum is board-certified in Pediatrics. She currently serves as Program Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship;  Director, Pediatric Institute Fellowships; Co-director, Pediatric simulation; Core Faculty, Multidisciplinary Simulation Center. Her specialty interests include pediatric hospital medicine, simulation education, graduate medical education, and pain management.

Education & Fellowships

Residency - OSF St. Francis Medical Center
Pediatrics
Peoria, IL USA
2007
Internship - OSF St. Francis Medical Center
Pediatrics
Peoria, IL USA
2004
Medical School - University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Omaha, NE USA
2003
Undergraduate - Drake University
Des Moines, IA USA
1999

Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Specialty Interests

Simulation education, evidence-based practice, pediatric pain management and sedation

Awards & Honors

Case Western Reserve University College of Medicine Scholarship in Teaching Award-2009, 2011
Chairman's Recognition for Safety Award 2010

Additional Training

Distinguished Educator Level 1 Certificate

Memberships

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Hospital Medicine
Society of Hospital Medicine
Society for Simulation in Healthcare
International Pediatric Simulation Society
Academic Pediatric Association

Treatment & Services

  • Pediatric Hospital Medicine
  • Pediatric Pain Sedation

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

  • Pediatric Pain

Industry Relationships

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Languages Spoken

  • English