Deepti Deshpande, MD

The University of Arizona LEND (AZLEND)
Department of Pediatrics
The University of Arizona
1501 N Campbell Avenue
PO Box 245073
Tucson, AZ 85724
Phone: 520-626-6614
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: June 27, 2014

Deepti Deshpande

Primary Activity Coordinators: Pediatric Services
Research Director
Discipline Coordinators: Pediatrics
Discipline(s): Medicine-Pediatrics
AUCD Council Membership: Council on Research and Evaluation


Deepti Deshpande, MD is an Assistant Professor in The University of Arizona College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Section of Hospital Medicine and Outreach. As a Pediatric hospitalist, she is routinely involved in the care of children who have a wide array of pediatric problems of varying complexity who also have autism and associated co-morbidities. She holds a joint faculty position in the Mel and End Zuckerman College of Public Health within the division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics. Her background and experience incorporate clinical Pediatrics combined with an understanding of design, implementation, analysis, interpretation and presentation of epidemiologic data. As the medical director of the pediatric asthma program at The University of Arizona Medical Center (UAMC), she leads the asthma team and developed pediatric asthma quality initiatives, obtained funding, reviewed the inpatient asthma quality measures and compliance that drive quality improvement processes. Dr. Deshpande is closely involved in resident educational activities and manages teaching tools and topics for inpatient pediatric resident education. Additionally, she is responsible for developing, organizing and managing the pediatric resident journal club as well as the pediatric hospitalist journal club, which provides a forum to critically assess the current literature and apply evidence-based management strategies. Dr. Deshpande supervises Master of Public Health (MPH) students and Pediatric residents on research projects. Her current research projects include: traumatic brain injury and its outcomes; pediatric asthma; and, liver transplantation.