Ricardo Quinonez, MD, FAAP, FHM

Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Texas Children’s Hospital

Ricardo Quinonez, MD, FAAP, FHM completed his medical training at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala City and Pediatric residency at Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, Texas. He is an associate professor of Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and the Chief of the Section of Pediatric Hospital Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital in Houston, TX. Dr. Quinonez has served in several national committees including as a Steering Committee member of the Value in Inpatient Pediatrics Network of the AAP and is also the Co-Chair of the Academic Pediatric Association’s Quality Improvement and High Value Care Interest Groups.

Dr. Quinonez has served in national panels assessing quality indicators for pediatric conditions ranging from IBD to respiratory illnesses including as a member of the Standing Pediatrics Committee of the National Quality Forum. He completed advance training in Quality and Evidence Based Medicine at Texas Children’s Hospital where he served as the Director of Quality and Research for the Section of Hospital Medicine from 2010 to 2012

His main academic interest is on the issue of overuse of medical test and therapies in pediatrics. He led the first pediatric effort for the American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation’s Choosing Wisely Campaign. He has authored several publications on the issue of value in health care, overtreatment and overdiagnosis and has conducted numerous national and International presentations on this subject.

My Sessions

Making quality improvement value improvement


As physicians embrace quality improvement work, avoiding low value pitfalls in that work is essential. This interactive workshop will analyze published QI work with high and low value examples. A strategy for integrating value into QI work will be presented and the participants will have the opportunity to design a QI project with value as […]

Low-Value Care