Dr. Lloyd Werk earned his MD from Tel Aviv University and his master’s in public health from Boston University in Massachusetts. He began his career as a general pediatrician in a primary care practice in Commack, New York and then completed his fellowship in general academic pediatrics at Boston University. He eventually moved to Orlando, Florida to serve as faculty at Orlando Regional Healthcare Division of General Academic Pediatrics. He has been with Nemours Children’s Health since 1999 and currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Associate Chief Quality and Patient Safety Officer. Dr. Werk joined the UCF College of Medicine in 2007 as an Affiliated Assistant Professor, working his way up to Professor in 2019. In 2021, he transitioned to a Non-Salaried Core faculty member role at the College.
Dr. Werk works in the Nemours Department of Quality and Safety developing systems and measures to help clinicians reach institutional goals in quality and health outcomes as well as directs the Nemours portfolio of Maintenance of Certification projects, chairs the Quality and Patient Safety Committee leads the Nemours Quality Champions program. He extends healthcare beyond the institution’s walls by directing the Nemours Florida Prevention Initiative, which sponsors community outreach projects to help young children grow up healthy and ready to learn. He has authored and contributed to several manuscripts, presentations, and abstracts related to how patient care delivery can be improved, as well as efforts to promote healthy lifestyle changes. He has served on professional societies’ boards and committees and have academic appointments with UCF and FSU. He mentors young investigator research and lectures on quality and safety among other topics. . Dr. Werk’s efforts and successes have been recognized through a number of awards and honors over the years.
Through direct pediatric care, programs to extend needed services and quality & patient safety initiatives, Dr. Werk is passionate around ensuring kids receive the best possible care so that they can enjoy their childhood and grow up to lead happy, healthy, and productive lives.
- Walsh KE, Razzaghi H,Hartley D, Utidjian L, Alford S, Darwar RA, Shenkman E, Jonas S, Goodick M, Finkelstein J, Ozonoff A, Black LV, Shapiro M, Shaw K, McCafferty-Fernandez J, Marsolo K, Kelly A,Werk LN,Smallwood J, Bailey C. Testing the Use of Data Drawn from the Electronic Health Record to Compare Quality Pediatric Quality & Safety 2021; 6:e432; doi: 10.1097/pq9.0000000000000432 PubMed PMID: 34345748
- Ramos M, Weber J, Thompson J, Werk L, Shuell J, Woods K, Gooze R, Bamdad T. Evaluation of “Healthy Way to Grow”: An obesity prevention program in early child care and education centers Early Childhood Education Journal 2020, 13 August doi: 10.1007/s10643-020-01102-z
- Diaz MC, Handy LK, Crutchfield JH, Cadilla A, Hossain J, Werk LN. Impact of a Personalized Audit and Feedback Intervention on Antibiotic Prescribing Practices for Outpatient Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Clinical Pediatrics 2020; 59(11)988-994 doi:10.1177/0009922820928054 PubMed PMID: 32486840
- Myers J, Werk L, Hossain, MJ. Lawless S. Quality Improvement Initiative to Promote Identification and Treatment of Children with Obesity Admitted to Hospital. American Journal of Medical Quality 2020 Jan 15; 1-8 https://doi.org/10.1177/1062860619898534
- Werk L, Diaz MC, Cadilla A, Franciosi J, Hossain J. Trial to Promote Adherence with Influenza Vaccination in Practice. Journal of Primary Care and Community Health 2019 June 11; 10:1-9 https://doi.org/10.1177/2150132719853061
- Hartley DH, Jonas S, Grossoehme D, Kelly A, Dodds C, Alford SM, Shenkman E, Simmons J, Bailey C, Razzaghi H, Utidjian LH, McCafferty-Fernandez J, Cole FS, Smallwood J, Werk LN, Walsh KE. Use of EHR-Based Pediatric Quality Measures: View of Health System Leaders and ParentsAmerican Journal of Medical Quality 2019 May 22:1062860619850322. doi: 10.1177/1062860619850322 [Epub ahead of print].
- Stephens TN, Joerin A, Rauws M, Werk LN. Feasibility of Pediatric Obesity & Pre-Diabetes Treatment Support through Tess, the AI mental health chatbot. Translational Behavioral Medicine 2019; 9(1): 440-447 https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibz043
- Phan TL, Tucker JM, Siegel R, Christison AL, Stratbucker W, Werk LN, Hossain J, Datto G, Gentile DA, Stubblefield S. Electronic Gaming Characteristics Associated with Class 3 Severe Obesity inLloyd N. Werk, MD, MPH- 16 -Youth who Attend the Pediatric Weight Management Programs of the COMPASS Network.Childhood Obesity 2019; 15(1): 21-30 http://doi.org/10.1089/chi.2018.0156
- Diaz M, Wysocki T, Crutchfield J, Franciosi J, Werk LN. Provider-Focused Intervention to Promote Comprehensive Screening for Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis by Primary Care Pediatricians. American Journal of Medical Quality 2019 Mar/Apr; 34(2):182-188. doi: 10.1177/1062860618792667 [Epub August 10, 2018]
- Phan TL, Barnini N, Xie L, Martinez A, Falini L, Abatemarco A, Waldron M, Benton J, Frankenberry S, Coleman C, Nguyen L, Bo C, Datto G, Werk LN. Feasibility of Using a Commercial Fitness Tracker as an Adjunct to Family-Based Weight Management Treatment: A Pilot Randomized Trial.Journal of Medical Internet Research. Mhealth Uhealth 2018;6(11):e10523 https://mhealth.jmir.org/2018/11/e10523 DOI: 10.2196/10523
- Campbell M, Scotland-Coogan D, Werk L. Pet visitation: A study of hospital volunteer motivations. International Journal of Volunteer Administration July, 2018; Vol. XXIII, No. 2 http://volunteeralive.org/docs/July_2018_Final_(1).pdf [Epub]
- Hill S, Phan TL, Hossain H, Datto G, Werk L, Abatemarco D; Integrating Childhood Obesity Resources into the Patient-Centered Medical Home: Provider Perspectives in the United States. Journal of Child Health Care 2018; May 23, 2018 http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/1367493518777308 [Epub ahead of print]
- Diaz M, Werk L, Crutchfield J, Handy L, Franciosi J, Dent J, Villanueva R, Antico E, Taylor A, Wysocki T. A Provider Focused Intervention to Promote Optimal Care of Pediatric Patients with Suspected Elbow Fracture. Pediatric Emergency Care 2018; January 23, 2018 – Epub ahead of print PMID: 29369265.
- Phan TL, Werk LN. Chap 16. Health Information Technology in Management and Patient Communication. In:Hassink S, Hampl S. Clinical Care of the Child with Obesity: A Teacher’s and Learner’s Guide New York, NY: McGraw Hill Professional 2016; ISBN 0071819711 /9780071819718.
Education & Specialties
- Fellowship, General Academic Pediatrics, Division of
General Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA
- M.P.H., School of Public Health, Boston University, Boston, MA
- MD, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University
- B.A. School of Arts and Sciences, John Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
- Quality Improvement
- Patient Safety
- Newborn Nursery
- Pediatric Obesity and Weight Management
- Pediatric Obesity and Weight Management
- Quality Improvement Methods
- Evidence-Based Medicine
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