Susan L. Flesher, MD

Professor
Interim Chair, Department of Pediatrics; Director, Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship

Departments

Clinical Interests

Hospital Privileges

Biography

Dr. Flesher currently works as a pediatric hospitalist at Cabell Huntington Hospital, sees patients in the clinic at Marshall Pediatrics and is the attending physician in the Neonatal Follow-Up Clinic. Her clinical and research interests focus on quality improvement and hospital medicine. She has been published in both nursing & medical literature in the field of quality improvement.

Education & Training

  • Graduate: Bellarmine College, School of Nursing (Louisville, Ky.)
  • Medical School: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (Huntington, W.Va.)
  • Residency: Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine (Huntington, W.Va.)

Honors & Memberships

  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society

Certification

  • Certified: American Board of Pediatrics, subspecialty certification in Pediatric Hospital Medicine

Marshall Pediatrics

1600 Medical Center Drive
3rd Floor
Huntington, WV 25701
Phone: 304-691-1300
Toll-Free Phone: 877-691-1600

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Tufts L, Damron L, Flesher S. 2020. Addition of CORES to the IPASS handoff: a resident-led quality improvement study Tufts LM, Damron CL, Flesher SL. Addition of CORES to the I-PASS Handoff: A Resident-led Quality Improvement Study. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2020;5(1);e251. Published 2020 Jan 22
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Susan Flesher, Govindaswami (Editor). 2020. Pediatric Hospital Medicine and its Evolution in the United States Flesher S. Pediatric Hospital Medicine and its Evolution in the United States. In Govindaswami B (Editor). Practical Approaches to Newborn Care: A Global Perspective in the Age of Information. New Delhi;Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers;2020

Pritt A, Johnson A, Kahle J, Preston D, Flesher S. 2020. Better outcomes for hospitalized children through safe transitions: a quality improvement project 2020 Dec 28;6(1):e378.
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Shepherd MW, Hogan MB, Hayes R, Flesher S, Gillette C. 2020. Spacer microbial contamination and asthma outcomes: case series. J Asthma. 2020 12 31;1-3.
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Elmore D, Yaslam B, Putty K, Magrane T, Abadir A, Bhatt S, Frazier M, Flesher S. 2019. Is Fever a Red Flag for Bacterial Pneumonia in Children With Viral Bronchiolitis? Glob Pediatr Health. 2019 8 23;6:2333794X19868660.
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Flesher SL. 2019. Adequately Preparing Physicians for Rural Health Practice Flesher, Susan L. (2019) "Adequately Preparing Physicians for Rural Health Practice," Marshall Journal of Medicine; Vol. 5:Iss. 1, Article 2

Hayes RM, Maldonado D, Gossett T, Mehtas, Shepherd T, Flesher S. 2019. Development and Validation of a Step Test of Aerobic Fitness in Young Children 2019 Spring;71(2):187-194
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Noor R, Balfaquih Y, Becker M, Flesher S. 2019. A quality improvement project for medical home improvement in the resident clinic Noor R, Becker M, Balfaqih Y, Flesher S. Promoting higher quality of care through education of pediatric residents on the medical home model. Glob Pediatr Health. 2019 Sep 20;6
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Huggins K, Elmore D, Sprewell A, Shepherd M, LeGrow T, Frazier M, Flesher S. 2019. Using resident and faculty focus groups to obtain stakeholder input during ACGME self-study process Huggins KM, Sprewell AR, Elmore DC, Shepherd MW, LeGrow TL, Frazier MD, Flesher SL. Using resident and faculty focus groups to obtain stakeholder input during the ACGME self-study. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2019 Jul 24;4(4)
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Stalnaker L, Prasher P, Flesher S. 2019. Rickets treatment improves more than bone health in toddler with autism spectrum disorder Stalnaker L, Prasher P, Flesher S. Rickets treatment improves more than bone health in toddler with autism spectrum disorder. SAGE Open Med Case Rep. 2019 Aug 14;7.
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Shenouda S, Al-Farawi K, Dolan J, Flesher S. 2018. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension as a presenting sign of adrenal insufficiency 2018 Jan 17; 6(Issue published: January 1, 2018
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Gillette C, Rockich-Winston N, Shepherd M, Flesher S. 2018. Children with asthma and their caregivers help improve written asthma action plans: A pilot mixed-methods study J ASTHMA J. Asthma. 2017 Jul 31:0 PMID 28759273
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Hossino D, Hensley CA, Lewis K, Frazier MD, Domanico R, Burley M, Harris JK, Miller BL, Flesher SL. 2018. Evaluating the use of high-fidelity simulators during mock neonatal resuscitation scenarios in trying to improve confidence in residents 2018 June 8;6:2050312118781954
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Zeng WP, McFarland MM, Zhou B, Holtfreter S, Flesher S, Cheung A, Mallick A. 2017. Staphylococcal enterotoxin A-activated regulatory T cells promote allergen-specific TH2 response to intratracheal allergen inoculation. J. Allergy Clin. Immunol. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2017 Feb;139(2):508-518.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jaci.2016.04.033
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Studeny S, Burley L, Cowen K, Akers M, O'Neill K, Flesher S. 2017. Quality Improvement Regarding Handoff SAGE Open Med. 2017 Sep 6;5:2050312117729098
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Lauffer A, Lutz P, Flesher SL. 2016. Baylisascaris Procyonis Exposure Case Study 2016 Nov/Dec;112(6):32-3.
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Gillett C, Rockich-Winston N, Kuhn JA, Flesher S, Shepherd MW. 2016. Inhaler Technique in Children With Asthma: A Systematic Review. Acad Pediatr. Acad Pediatr. 2016 Sep-Oct;16(7):605-15
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Kilgore B, Al Katranji K, Woodall M, Shepherd M, Flesher SL. 2016. Improving Resident Knowledge of Spacers. Clin Pediatr (Phila). Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2016 Oct;55(11):1050-3
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Rockich-Winston N, Gillette C, Train B, Tippens AS, Flesher S, Shepherd M. 2016. A model to integrate patient preferences into delivery systems: the importance of end-user input into pulmonary delivery. Ther Deliv. Ther Deliv. 2016 Sep;7(9):591-3
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Hayes RM, Wickline A, Hensley C, Cowen K, Jessie A, Akers M, Dolan J, Pritt A, Goodrich S, O'Neill K, Flesher SL. 2015. A Quality Improvement Project to Improve Family Recognition of Medical Team Member Roles. Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Sep;5(9):480-6.
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Litchfield AB, Hayes RM, Shuler FD, Flesher SL. 2015. Type I diabetes in children and vitamin D. W V Med J. 2015 2 27;111(1):32-7.
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Hayes RM, Thompson LM, Gress T, Cottrell L, Pino I, Gilkerson CL, Flesher SL. 2015. Effects of a Brief Physical Activity Program on Young Students' Physical Fitness. Clin Pediatr (Phila). Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Oct;54(12):1145-52
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Flesher SL, Domanico RS. 2014. Improved growth and development in premature infants managed with nasal continuous positive airway pressure. W V Med J. 2014 03;110(2):14, 16-8.
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Nine (Flesher) SL, Lakies CL, Jarrett HK, Davis BA. 2003. Community-based chronic disease management program for African Americans. Outcomes Manag. 2003 Jul-Sep;7(3):106-12.
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Nine (Flesher) S, Bayes K, Christian S, Dillon B. 1992. Organizing quality assurance in a maternal-child health division J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs 1992 Jan-Feb:21(1):28-32
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Tufts LM, Hensley CA, Frazier M. . Evaluating the use of high-fidelity simulators in improving trainee confidence and competency in code management.