Jillian Zavodnick, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medicine Clerkship Director
Assistant Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program



1025 Walnut Street
Room 805
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Jillian Zavodnick, MD

Associate Professor of Medicine
Medicine Clerkship Director
Assistant Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program


Medical School

MD, Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA - 2012


Resident, Internal Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital


  • Mackeen, A. D., Rafael, T. J., Zavodnick, J., & Berghella, V. Effectiveness of 17-P-hydroxyprogesterone caproate on preterm birth prevention in women with history-indicated cerclage. American Journal of Perinatology. 2013;30(9):755-758.
  • Zavodnick J, Jaffe R, Altshuler M, Cowan S, Wickersham A, Diemer G. Leveraging structural changes in an electronic health record tool to standardize written handoff. American Journal of Medical Quality 2019;34(4):354-359.
    Zavodnick J, Kouvatsos T. Electronic health record skills workshop for medical students. MedEdPORTAL. 2019;15:10849
  • Zavodnick J, Harley C, Zabriskie K, Brahmbhatt Y. Effect of a female external urinary catheter on incidence of catheter-associated urinary tract infection. Cureus. 2020;12(10): e11113
  • Woo SH, Zavodnick J, Ackermann L, Maarouf O, Zhang J, Cowan SW. Development and Validation of a Web-based Prediction Model for Acute Kidney Injury after surgery. Kidney360. December 2020:10.34067/KID.0004732020.
    Wickersham A, Zavodnick J, Ackermann L, Thum A, Robertson B. Making room at the bedside: improving communication alongside medical education through interdisciplinary rounds. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2021;36(1):42-48.
  • Uhr A, Glick L, Barron S, Zavodnick J, Mark J, Shenot P, Murphy A. How I Do It: PureWick Female External Catheter: a Non-Invasive Urine Management System for Incontinent Women. The Canadian Journal of Urology. 2021:28(3):10620-10622.
  • Bradford W, Zavodnick J. Q-TIP: Improved Referral for Postdischarge Addiction Treatment Among Inpatients with Opioid Use Disorder. American Journal of Medical Quality. 2021;36(6):462.
  • Jaffe R, Zavodnick J, Papanagnou D, Zhang X, Diemer G. Patient Safety Escape Room: A team simulation in recognizing and reporting patient safety hazards. American Journal of Medical Quality. Published ahead of print July 2021, doi:10.1097/01.JMQ.0000753252.29933.8d
  • Zavodnick J, Wickersham A, Petok A, Worster B, Leader A. “1,000 conversations I’d rather have than that one:” A qualitative study of prescriber experiences with opioids and the impact of a prescription drug monitoring program. J Addict Dis. Published online February 8, 2022:1-10. doi:10.1080/10550887.2022.2035160

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Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine


  • 2010 Hobart Amory Hare Medical Honor Society
  • 2015 Alpha Omega Alpha
  • 2015 Kowlessar Award for Excellence in General Internal Medicine
  • 2016, 2018, 2020 Top 25 Teachers, Medicine Residency Program
  • 2018 SKMC Education Honor Roll
  • 2020 American College of Physicians John Derrickson Early Career Physician Service Excellence Award – awarded by the PA chapter of ACP to an early career physician whose volunteerism, initiative, and energy advanced the mission and goals of the Pennsylvania Chapter of the ACP
  • 2021 Sidney Kimmel Medical College Dean’s Award for Excellence in Education