Javier A. Gonzalez del Rey, MD, MEd

Director, Pediatric Residency Program

Associate Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone: 513-636-4906

Fax: 513-636-7905


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Clinical Interests

Procedural sedation; analgesia

Research Interests

Medical education; quality improvement


Javier A. Gonzalez del Rey, MD, MEd, is currently professor of pediatrics, associate director for the Division of Emergency Medicine and director of the Pediatric Residency Training Programs at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center / University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.

He received his university and medical school education at the National University Pedro Henriquez Ureña in the Dominican Republic, completed his pediatric residency at the University of Connecticut Pediatric Primary Care Program, and Fellowships training in General Academic Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. He is currently certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine. He has completed a Master’s of Medical Education and advance training in Quality Improvement Methodology (I2S2).

He has won numerous teaching awards including the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Faculty Teaching Award, the University of Cincinnati Department of Emergency Medicine Golden Apple Award and most recently the Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. Under his leadership, the Cincinnati Children’s Residency Program received a nomination for “best practices” by the Pediatric RRC / ACGME. He was recently nominated and elected to the US Medical School's Alpha Omega Alpha Chapter and Golden Humanism Society for outstanding contributions to residents and medical students’ education.

He is currently a member of the National Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows Conference and the organizer of many international educational exchange programs. He is currently a board member at the Association of Pediatric Program Directors and executive committee member at the American Academy of Pediatrics Section in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He was a member and chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics PREP - EM Planning Committee course for 10 years. Gonzalez del Rey’s major areas of interests include resident and subspecialty medical education, and improvement science methodology applied to medical education and training.

Education and Training

MD: National University Pedro Henriquez Urena, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, 1984.

Residency: Pediatric Primary Care Track, University of Connecticut, Waterbury, CT, 1985 - 1988.

Fellowships: Ambulatory and Community Pediatrics - Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1988-1991.  

Master Medical Education: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2002. 

Certifications (Active): Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.


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