Pediatric Hospitalists

Children staying in the hospital may be cared for by a pediatric hospitalist. These physicians coordinate hospital care, communicating with patients' families, primary care providers and any needed specialists.

Pediatric hospitalists treat babies, children and teens who require inpatient care for infectious, respiratory or chronic conditions, including:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Dehydration
  • Influenza
  • Pneumonia and croup
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Other complex conditions


Benjamin Bova, MD

Benjamin Bova, MD

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Pediatric Residency:

  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    Springfield, Illinois

Medical Degree:

  • Southern Illinois University School of Medicine
    Springfield, Illinois

Zachary Madson, DO

Zachary Madson, DO

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
    • Section on Osteopathic Pediatrics
    • Section non Hospital Medicine
    • Section on Pediatric Trainees
  • American Osteopathic Association
  • DOCARE International

Pediatric Residency

  • Driscoll Children's Hospital
    Corpus Christi, Texas

Medical Education

  • Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
    Kansas City, Missouri

Bhavik Patel, MD

Bhavik Patel, MD

Pediatric Residency

  • Children’s Hospital of New Jersey
    Newark Beth Israel Medical Center
    Newark, New Jersey

Medical Education

  • Kharkiv National Medical University
    Kharkiv, Ukraine

Stefanie Paulson, MD

Stefanie Paulson, MD

Professional Affiliations:

  • American Academy of Pediatrics

Pediatric Residency:

  • Geisinger Medical Center
    Danville, Pennsylvania

Medical Education:

  • St. George's University School of Medicine
    Grenada, West Indies

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Working hand-in-hand with pediatricians and specialists, Lutheran Children's Hospital offers families expert pediatric medical care in an environment filled with imagination and color. The Lutheran Children's Hospital is located inside Lutheran Hospital at 7950 W. Jefferson Blvd., Fort Wayne, IN 46804
(260) 435-2699.

Lutheran Hospital is owned in part by physicians.

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