Gerald B. Hickson, M.D.

Faculty Appointments
Senior Vice President for Quality, Patient Safety and Risk Prevention Professor of Medical Education and Administration Joseph C. Ross Chair in Medical Education and AdministrationProfessor of Pediatrics
M.D., Tulane University, New Orleans, LouisianaB.S., University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia
Office Address
405 Oxford House
Nashville, TN 37232
Cooper WO, Hickson GB, Ray WA. Prescriptions for contraindicated category X drugs in pregnancy among women enrolled in TennCare. Paediatr Perinat Epidemiol. 2004 Mar; 18(2): 106-11. PMID: 14996249, PII: 542, ISSN: 0269-5022.

Cooper WO, Griffin MR, Arbogast P, Hickson GB, Gautam S, Ray WA. Very early exposure to erythromycin and infantile hypertrophic pyloric stenosis. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2002 Jul; 156(7): 647-50. PMID: 12090829, PII: poa10338, ISSN: 1072-4710.

Hickson GB, Federspiel CF, Pichert JW, Miller CS, Gauld-Jaeger J, Bost P. Patient complaints and malpractice risk. JAMA. 2002 Jun 6/12/2002; 287(22): 2951-7. PMID: 12052124, PII: joc10265, ISSN: 0098-7484.

Poehling KA, Speroff T, Dittus RS, Griffin MR, Hickson GB, Edwards KM. Predictors of influenza virus vaccination status in hospitalized children. Pediatrics. 2001 Dec; 108(6): E99. PMID: 11731626, PII: 108/6/e99, ISSN: 1098-4275.

Cooper WO, Hickson GB. Corticosteroid prescription filling for children covered by Medicaid following an emergency department visit or a hospitalization for asthma. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2001 Oct; 155(10): 1111-5. PMID: 11576005, PII: poa00569, ISSN: 1072-4710.

Cooper WO, Hickson GB, Gray CL, Ray WA. Changes in continuity of enrollment among high-risk children following implementation of TennCare. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999 Nov; 153(11): 1145-9. PMID: 10555715, ISSN: 1072-4710.

Cooper WO, Hickson GB, Mitchel EF, Edwards KM, Thapa PB, Ray WA. Early childhood mortality from community-acquired infections. Am. J. Epidemiol. 1999 Sep 9/1/1999; 150(5): 517-27. PMID: 10472952, ISSN: 0002-9262.

Cooper WO, Hickson GB, Mitchel EF, Ray WA. Comparison of perinatal outcomes among TennCare managed care organizations. Pediatrics. 1999 Sep; 104(3 Pt 1): 525-9. PMID: 10469780, ISSN: 0031-4005.

Pichert JW, Federspiel CF, Hickson GB, Miller CS, Gauld-Jaeger J, Gray CL. Identifying medical center units with disproportionate shares of patient complaints. Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 1999 Jun; 25(6): 288-99. PMID: 10367266, ISSN: 1070-3241.

Scholer SJ, Hickson GB, Ray WA. Sociodemographic factors identify US infants at high risk of injury mortality. Pediatrics. 1999 Jun; 103(6 Pt 1): 1183-8. PMID: 10353926, ISSN: 0031-4005.

Pichert JW, Miller CS, Hollo AH, Gauld-Jaeger J, Federspiel CF, Hickson GB. What health professionals can do to identify and resolve patient dissatisfaction. Jt Comm J Qual Improv. 1998 Jun; 24(6): 303-12. PMID: 9651792, ISSN: 1070-3241.

Hickson GB, Cooper WO, Campbell PW, Altemeier WA. Effects of pediatrician characteristics on management decisions in simulated cases involving apparent life-threatening events. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1998 Apr; 152(4): 383-7. PMID: 9559716, ISSN: 1072-4710.

Hickson GB, Clayton EW, Miller CS, Pichert JW, Entman SS. Satisfaction with obstetric care: relation to neonatal intensive care. Obstet Gynecol. 1998 Feb; 91(2): 288-92. PMID: 9469291, PII: S0029-7844(97)00657-1, ISSN: 0029-7844.

Ray WA, Gigante J, Mitchel EF, Hickson GB. Perinatal outcomes following implementation of TennCare. JAMA. 1998 Jan 1/28/1998; 279(4): 314-6. PMID: 9450717, PII: jcu71008, ISSN: 0098-7484.

Scholer SJ, Hickson GB, Mitchel EF, Ray WA. Persistently increased injury mortality rates in high-risk young children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997 Dec; 151(12): 1216-9. PMID: 9412596, ISSN: 1072-4710.

Cooper WO, Federspiel CF, Griffin MR, Hickson GB. New use of anticonvulsant medications among children enrolled in the Tennessee Medicaid Program. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1997 Dec; 151(12): 1242-6. PMID: 9412601, ISSN: 1072-4710.

Hickson GB. Pediatric practice and liability risk in a managed care environment. Pediatr Ann. 1997 Mar; 26(3): 179-85. PMID: 9084054, ISSN: 0090-4481.

Pichert JW, Hickson GB, Bledsoe S, Trotter T, Quinn D. Understanding the etiology of serious medical events involving children: implications for pediatricians and their risk managers. Pediatr Ann. 1997 Mar; 26(3): 160-4, 167. PMID: 9084052, ISSN: 0090-4481.

Gigante J, Hickson GB, Entman SS, Oquist NL. Universal screening for group B streptococcus: recommendations and obstetricians' practice decisions. Obstet Gynecol. 1995 Mar; 85(3): 440-3. PMID: 7862388, PII: 0029-7844(94)00422-A, DOI: 10.1016/0029-7844(94)00422-A, ISSN: 0029-7844.

Entman SS, Glass CA, Hickson GB, Githens PB, Whetten-Goldstein K, Sloan FA. The relationship between malpractice claims history and subsequent obstetric care. JAMA. 1994 Nov 11/23/1994; 272(20): 1588-91. PMID: 7966868, ISSN: 0098-7484.

Hickson GB, Clayton EW, Entman SS, Miller CS, Githens PB, Whetten-Goldstein K, Sloan FA. Obstetricians' prior malpractice experience and patients' satisfaction with care. JAMA. 1994 Nov 11/23/1994; 272(20): 1583-7. PMID: 7966867, ISSN: 0098-7484.

Clayton EW, Hickson GB, Miller CS. Parents' responses to vaccine information pamphlets. Pediatrics. 1994 Mar; 93(3): 369-72. PMID: 8115193, ISSN: 0031-4005.

Hickson GB, Clayton EW. Are you and your waiting room's televised "expert" saying the same thing?. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1993 Mar; 32(3): 172-4. PMID: 8453837, ISSN: 0009-9228.

Martin ED, Altemeier WA, Hickson GB, Davis A, Glascoe FP. Improving resources for foster care. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 1992 Jul; 31(7): 400-4. PMID: 1617864, ISSN: 0009-9228.

Hickson GB, Clayton EW, Githens PB, Sloan FA. Factors that prompted families to file medical malpractice claims following perinatal injuries. JAMA. 1992 Mar 3/11/1992; 267(10): 1359-63. PMID: 1740858, ISSN: 0098-7484.

Hickson GB, Altemeier WA, Clayton EW. Should promethazine in liquid form be available without prescription?. Pediatrics. 1990 Aug; 86(2): 221-5. PMID: 2196521, ISSN: 0031-4005.

Clayton EW, Hickson GB. Compensation under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act. J. Pediatr. 1990 Apr; 116(4): 508-13. PMID: 2319395, ISSN: 0022-3476.

Hickson GB, Altemeier WA, Martin ED, Campbell PW. Parental administration of chemical agents: a cause of apparent life-threatening events. Pediatrics. 1989 May; 83(5): 772-6. PMID: 2717293, ISSN: 0031-4005.

Hickson GB, Stewart DW, Altemeier WA, Perrin JM. First step in obtaining child health care: selecting a physician. Pediatrics. 1988 Mar; 81(3): 333-8. PMID: 3344176, ISSN: 0031-4005.