Board Certification and Academic Information
||Pediatrics - Associate Professor (Clinical)
||American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics)
Academic Office Locations
|Academic Office Phone Number
||Academic Office Address
295 Chipeta Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
Carole Stipelman M.D. M.P.H. is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and the Medical Director of the University Pediatric Clinic. Prior to medical school, she studied cello at Oberlin Conservatory, and then played professionally in orchestras such as Oregon Symphony and Portland Opera. Dr. Stipelman received her MD at Oregon Health Sciences University and completed pediatric residency at the University of Utah. During residency continuity clinic at South Main Clinic in Salt Lake, an award-winning clinic serving low-income women and children, Dr. Stipelman developed a passion for advocacy for vulnerable populations. She received a resident CATCH grant to place a nurse at the Christmas Box House, Salt Lake’s foster care intake facility, a program that has continued to develop to this day. After residency, Dr. Stipelman served for ten years in Salt Lake’s Federally Qualified Health Centers, providing general pediatric care to underserved and medically complex children. In 2008 she completed a Masters in Public Health Degree and a Fellowship in Academic Pediatrics at the University of Utah, where she focused her research on the health of parents of medically complex children.
Dr. Stipelman’s research and advocacy interests continue to focus on access to care for underserved populations. She received an American Academy of Pediatrics CATCH Implementation grant in 2009 to develop and implement a program to train AmeriCorps workers to serve as Medicaid and CHIP enrollment advocates in health centers for the underserved. Building on the success of the CATCH pilot, with the Association of Utah Community Health, Utah’s Primary Care Association, she secured Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) funding in 2009 for her Patient Enrollment Assistance Program. This program used case management to increase Medicaid and CHIP enrollment in eight Federally Qualified Health Centers in Utah. The materials developed in this program have been adopted in community health centers throughout Utah, from Ogden’s Midtown CHC, to the Navajo Health Service in Montezuma Creek. Dr. Stipelman was invited to serve on the CHIPRA Pediatric Quality Measures Program Expert Panel by The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In her role as Utah CATCH (Community Access to Child Health) Facilitator for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Stipelman provides advocacy grant-writing mentorship for pediatricians throughout Utah.
As Medical Director of the University Pediatric Clinic, a clinic staffed by eleven pediatricians and twenty-one pediatric residents, Dr. Stipelman facilitates multiple quality improvement projects including Patient Centered Medical Home certification, Utah Pediatric Partnership to Improve Healthcare Quality (UPIQ) projects and The Genetics in Primary Care Institute Quality Improvement Project (GPCI-QIP) sponsored by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
In her spare time, Dr. Stipelman enjoys biking and cross-country skiing in the mountains of Utah.