Todd A. Florin, MD, MSCE

Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Pediatric emergency medicine


Pneumonia; bronchiolitis; clinical trials in the emergency department; translational research; biomarkers; clinical prediction models; epidemiology; resource utilization

MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 2005.

Residency: Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2005-2008.

Chief Resident: Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2008-2009.

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2012.

Graduate Training: Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (Clinical Trials), Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2009; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2013.

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Florin TA, Ambroggio L. Biomarkers for community-acquired pneumonia in the emergency department. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2014. 

Shah SS, Ambroggio L, Florin TA. Biomarkers for Predicting Illness Severity in Children with Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infections. J Ped Infect Dis Soc. 2014.

Neuman M, Alpern E, Hall M, Kharbanda A, Shah S, Freedman S, Aronson P, Florin TA, Mistry R, Berry J. Characteristics of Recurrent Utilization in Pediatric Emergency Departments. Pediatrics. 2014;134(4):e1025-31.

Florin TA, Byczkowski T, Ruddy R, Zorc JJ, Test M, Shah SS. Variation in the Management of Infants Hospitalized for Bronchiolitis Persists After the 2006 American Academy of Pediatrics Bronchiolitis Guidelines. Journal of Pediatrics. 2014;165(4):786-792.

Florin TA, Shaw KN, Kittick M, Zorc JJ. Nebulized Hypertonic Saline for Bronchiolitis in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatrics. 2014;168(7):664-70. 

Freedman SB, Hall M, Shah SS, Kharbanda AB, Aronson PL, Florin TA, Mistry R, Macias CG, Neuman MI. Impact of Increasing Ondansetron Use on Clinical Outcomes in Children with Gastroenteritis. JAMA Pediatrics. 2014;168(4):321-9.

Florin TA, French BC, Zorc JJ, Alpern ER, Shah SS. Variation in Emergency Department Diagnostic Testing and its Effect on Outcomes in Children with Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2013;132(2):237-44.

Shah SS, Dugan MH, Bell LM, Grundmeier RW, Florin TA, Hines EM, Metlay JP. Blood Cultures in the Emergency Department Evaluation of Childhood Pneumonia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011;30(6):475-479.

Florin TA, Ludwig S, eds. Netter’s Pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2011. (Book)

Procalcitonin and Risk Stratification in Children with Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Principal Investigator. Gerber Foundation Pediatric Research Award. 2014-2016.