Dr. Sunitha Kaiser is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). Dr. Kaiser’s goal as a researcher is to improve quality of care and health outcomes for hospitalized children by accelerating use of evidence-based guidelines in clinical practice. More specifically, through her research program, she designs and conducts studies on the implementation of clinical pathways for common pediatric illnesses. Her current research, funded through the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, focuses on identifying, testing, and disseminating best practices for pathway implementation to improve quality of care for children hospitalized with asthma.  Dr. Kaiser also helps design and conduct multi-site studies of clinical pathways and other quality improvement interventions through her roles on the national steering committees of the Pediatric Research in Inpatient Settings Network and the Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network, the inpatient pediatric quality improvement network at the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Kaiser devotes time to the mentorship of several trainees on the conduct of rigorous research in her role as the Research Director of Fellowship the Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship at UCSF.