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David E. Marcello III, MD, FAAP

David E. Marcello III, MD, FAAP

Associate professor and Chief

Clinical Decision Unit
Hospital Medicine

Main Hospital, 7th Floor

Phone: (804) 828-0951
Fax: (804) 628-0267

Board Certifications


Medical School

Boston University School of Medicine


VCU Medical Center
Chief resident: VCU Medical Center

Areas of Interest

Hospital medicine
Community provider outreach
Medical student and resident education
Patient satisfaction
Sedation care
Quality improvement
Simulation and mock code training with medical students and residents
Strategic planning for Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU to become a top 20 hospital by 2022

Research Interests

Quality improvement

Recent Publications

Marcello, David E. American Academy of Pediatrics, Chicago IL. Pediatric Night Float Curriculum: Procedural Sedation. An online PowerPoint presentation was created to introduce and educate the pediatric residents (nationally) on the basic concepts of sedation. Core concepts were delineated and case presentations were designed to emphasize those concepts. May 2012

Cyr, Johnathan, Cravero Joseph P., Frazee, Tracey, Taenzer, Andreas, Marcello, David E. American Society of Anesthesiology-Poster/abstract Awake vs. Sedated Voiding Cystourethrogram Studies in Children: A Multicentered Evaluation of Behavioral Outcomes. Oct. 2011

Stucky, Erin R., Maniscalco, Jennifer, Ottolini, Mary C. The Pediatric Hospital Medicine Core Competencies: A Framework for Curriculum Development by the Society of Hospital Medicine" Journal of Hospital Medicine Volume 5 (Supplement 2) (2010): 1-110. I contributed two Core Competencies: Intravenous Access/Phlebotomy (pages 54-55) and Lumbar Puncture (pages (56-57). April 2010


Dr. Marcello returned to Richmond to join the VCU faculty in 2015. He is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Society of Hospital Medicine and a founding member of the Society for Pediatric Sedation. His past positions include Director of Pediatric Inpatient Services at Saint Mary's Hospital in Waterbury CT, hospitalist at Connecticut Children's Medical Center (CCMC) and Director of Sedation Services at CCMC.

Honors and Awards
- Martin Hoffman Memorial Award (1992) and Chief Resident's Award (1993), Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
- Resident Teaching Award, Connecticut Children's Medical Center at University of Connecticut Medical School (2005 and 2015)
- Resident Teaching Award, Children's Hospital of Richmond at VCU (2016)

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