Christopher D Spahr

Christopher D Spahr, MD

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics
Children’s Wisconsin since 2010
  • Chief quality officer, Children's Wisconsin
  • Assistant professor, the Medical College of Wisconsin




After completing his pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the Children’s Wisconsin, Dr. Spahr joined the staff at the Mayo Clinic.  There, he developed his interest and expertise in quality improvement.  After four years, he returned to the Medical College and Children’s Wisconsin as the associate medical director of the emergency department.  In this role, Dr. Spahr was one of the clinical leaders in the design and implementation of a new electronic health record (EHR) and continues to lead the optimization of the EHR to improve patient care.  He has also led quality improvement efforts in the emergency department and for the pediatric practice as a whole at the Children’s Wisconsin.


  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics

Areas of Interest

  • Emergency medicine
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Education and Awards


  • 2000, Jefferson Medical College,


  • 2003, University of Chicago Medical Center - Pediatrics


  • 2006, Medical College of Wisconsin - Ped Emerg Med

Research and publications