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Dr. Sandip Godambe

(757) 668-9247
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Medical School: Washington University

Residency: Boston Children's Hospital

Fellowship: LeBonheur Children's Hospital


Dr. Godambe is a pediatric emergency physician with over 20 years of experience. He is a fellow with the American Academy of Pediatrics in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. He served as a faculty member, Associate Medical Director of Emergency Services, and Director of Medical Staff Quality at Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis prior to his present role at CHKD. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics at Eastern Virginia Medical School and continues to enjoy clinical work, bedside teaching, and research.

As Vice President of Clinical Integration and Quality, Dr. Godambe works with the executive team to develop, establish and maintain the corporate quality improvement and patient safety program for the CHKD.  He also provides leadership, consultation, training and mentorship to the health system, physician groups and affiliated entities to improve patient safety and quality across the continuum of care. He works to improve the efficiency of care and coordinate performance improvement efforts throughout the health system.

In addition Dr. Godambe is a Senior Examiner for the Baldrige Performance Excellence Program, which is jointly administered by the NIST, ASQ, and the Department of Commerce. He has remained active with AAP and ACEP as well as with the Children’s Hospital Solutions for Patient Safety (CH-SPS). He is the regional co-leader for the Atlantic subsection of CH-SPS and is also locally active at the state and regional levels with various other QI and safety initiatives. He is well versed in improvement science through his work experience and training in Lean, Six Sigma, Institute of Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Model for Improvement and the Toyota Production System. 

He has authored numerous publications and chapters in emergency medicine, quality and immunology. He was also an associate editor of the 5 Minute Fleisher and Ludwig’s Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult and the 2013 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Question Book. He is the technical and content editor for Challenger’s Pediatric Emergency Medicine module. He is an editor of the 2017 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Question Book and 2019 5-Minute Fleisher and Ludwig's Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult. He currently serves on the Editorial Board of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. He is also a review for multiple clinical, safety, and quality journals.

Research Interests
  • Sepsis
  • Emergency department/hospital flow improvement
  • Patient safety
  • Application of quality improvement methodologies
Honors and Awards
  • Coastal Virginia Magazine "Top Docs" 2020
  • American College of Emergency Physicians 
  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Institute for Healthcare Improvement advisor
  • American Society for Quality 
  • American College of Physician Executives 
  • Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Program for Performance Excellence, National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST)
  • Sepanski, R.J., A.L. Zaritsky, and S.A. Godambe. 2020. Identifying children at high risk for infection-related de-compensation using a predictive emergency department-based electronic assessment tool. Diagnosis (2020) aop. Doi:10.1515/dx-2020-0030.
  • Shah RK, Godambe SA Editors. Patient Safety Quality Improv in Healthcare. Springer 2020

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