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Michael Steiner, M.D., M.P.H. - UNC-Chapel Hill. Chapel Hill, NC, US

Michael Steiner, M.D., M.P.H. Michael Steiner, M.D., M.P.H.

Division Chief, General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine; Director of Outreach and Network Development, Department of Pediatrics | UNC-Chapel Hill


Research efforts include engaging residents in research, obesity, medical complexity in children, gastroenteritis.





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Michael Steiner, MD is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill.. His research interests focus on engaging residents in research and improvement efforts in outpatient setting, the use of diagnostic tests, and improving education in outpatient care, children with medical complexity and obesity. He has interests in QI and operational efficiency in addition to the social context of health for children

Industry Expertise (2)



Areas of Expertise (6)


Adolescent Medicine

Medical Education

Outpatient Setting

Diagnostic Tests

Education in Outpatient Care

Accomplishments (3)

Best Doctors in America (2009 - Present) (professional)

Approximately 5% of physicians listed.

Academic Career Leadership Academy in Medicine Program (2012) (professional)

Nominated by Department and accepted by School of Medicine into the first class of this program. One of 12 faculty that were in the inaugural class.

Albright College Young Alumni Award (2007) (professional)

Given to 1 young alumnus for outstanding service in career or to the college.

Education (4)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Gillings School of Global Public Health: M.P.H., Public Health 2013

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Residency Training, Internal Medicine / Pediatrics 2002

Temple University School of Medicine: M.D., Medicine 1998

Albright College: B.S., Undergraduate Studies 1993

Media Appearances (5)

Kindergarten Readiness Program Aims to Close Achievement Gap

Chapelboro.com  online


Dr. Michael Steiner is a pediatrician at the North Carolina Children’s Hospital and serves as an adviser to the Family Success Alliance. He says data shows significant improvements in the assessment scores of children who participated in the first year of this program. “This program is currently the entry point into this long pipeline,” Steiner says. “We promise to continue developing programs that will build the pipeline, strengthen partnerships and make resources available to children and their families as they successfully move through their school years with early college and early career being the end goal of our work.”...

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Orange County’s Family Success Alliance reports pre-K prep program making progress

The News & Observer  online


“We’re thrilled to report that we saw significant improvements in the assessment scores of children that participated in this first year of the kindergarten readiness program,” said Michael Steiner, chairman of the Alliance’s Advisory Council. “This is the start of multiple interventions that will carry these children on a pipeline to young adult success.”...

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Carolina For the Kids opens temporary primary care facility on East Franklin

Daily Tar Heel  online


Mike Steiner, UNC’s chief of general pediatrics, said the new facility will be easier for families to access and will allow for expansion of the hospital’s pediatric subspecialty clinics. The two-year-old project stemmed from former CFTK executive director Liz Goslin’s conversations with hospital employees. Steiner said one of the biggest concerns was how backed up the hospital’s primary care unit was. “About 20 other clinics share that space where the primary care clinic was,” he said. “The primary care clinic was using about a third of the space, so now there will be quite a bit more space for the subspecialty clinics.”...

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OC Health Dept Targets Child Poverty With New “Family Success Alliance”

Chapelboro.com  online


A coalition of government agencies along with education and health care advocates is working to build a support network for children living in poverty. Dr Michael Steiner of UNC Hospitals says that’s important because early childhood poverty can have lasting repercussions. “Challenges in early childhood can result in lifelong impact, including how our brains get built, how ready we are to start school, how we do in school and then what happens to us later on in life as adults,” says Steiner. “So the Family Success Alliance hopes to build a pipeline that will take kids from a successful early childhood through a successful young adult life.”...

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Study: Children's Ear Tube Surgery Might Be Unnecessary In The Long-Term

WUNC 91.5  online


Dr. Michael Steiner of UNC was an author of the report. He says the procedure is generally simple and safe: "One problem of the fluid in the ears for children is that it affects their hearing. And since children are at important developmental stages in terms of learning to talk and understanding the world around them, there's always been a lot of concern about hearing loss caused by otitis media with effusion."...

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Articles (5)

Physical activity and BMI in a nationally representative sample of children and adolescents

Clinical Pediatrics

2012 OBJECTIVE: To examine objectively measured physical activity levels by age, sex, and BMI for children and adolescents in a nationally representative sample. METHODS: Data were from the 2003-2004 and 2005-2006 National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, which ...

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Multiple markers of inflammation and weight status: cross-sectional analyses throughout childhood


2010 OBJECTIVE: Inflammatory markers such as C-reactive protein (CRP) are related to obesity in adults, but the association is less clear in children. Our objective was to examine relationships between multiple markers of inflammation and children's weight status; we ...

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Oral ondansetron administration in emergency departments to children with gastroenteritis: an economic analysis

PLoS Medicine

2010 BACKGROUND: The use of antiemetics for children with vomiting is one of the most controversial decisions in the treatment of gastroenteritis in developed countries. Ondansetron, a selective serotonin receptor antagonist, has been found to be effective in improving the success of oral rehydration therapy...

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Use of antiemetic agents in acute gastroenteritis: a systematic review and meta-analysis

Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

2008 OBJECTIVE: To perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to determine whether taking antiemetic drugs reduces vomiting and decreases the need for further intervention in children with gastroenteritis without causing significant adverse effects...

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Is this child dehydrated?


2004 CONTEXT: The ability to assess the degree of dehydration quickly and accurately in infants and young children often determines patient treatment and disposition...

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