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Richard M. Ruddy, MD Director, Division of Emergency Medicine
is one of the Nodal Principal Investigators for Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). His research focus is on pediatric emergency care and network research with a specific interest in respiratory illness and in the use of implementation / improvement science to deliver higher quality clinical care to children.
Director, Division of Emergency Medicine
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Multicenter pediatric emergency projects; acute respiratory illness; improving the quality of pediatric emergency care
Richard M. Ruddy, MD, is director of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine.
Dr. Ruddy has been at Cincinnati Children’s since 1991 as director, Division of Emergency Medicine. Previous appointments include being an assistant professor of Pediatrics at University of Pennsylvania and CHOP from 1980-85 and associate professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College and Westchester County Medical Center from 1985-91. He earned a bachelor’s degree, graduating cum laude, at the University of Notre Dame, and a medical degree at Georgetown University Medical School, where he was elected to the AOA.
Dr. Ruddy is a member of numerous professional organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics, Academic Pediatric Association, American College of Emergency Physicians, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, and American Pediatric Society. He served on the executive committee and as Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics – Section of Emergency Medicine. He served on the Board of Health for the City of Cincinnati from 2007-2010 and has been serving on the Hamilton County Infant Mortality Board for two years.
Dr. Ruddy is the author of numerous papers, abstracts, books and book chapters, including chapters in the Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures.
MD: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.
Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., 1976.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1981; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1992, 1998, 2007.
Takakuwa KM, Biros MH, Ruddy RM, FitzGerald M, Shofr FS, on behalf of the Aging and Generational Issues Taskforce of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. A National Survey of Academic Emergency Medicine Leaders on the Physician Workforce and Institutional Workforce and Aging. Academic Medicine. 2013 Feb;88(2).
Shaw KN, Lillis KA, Ruddy RM, Mahajan PV, Lichenstein R, Olsen CS, Chamberlain JM, for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Reported Medication Events in a Paediatric Emergency Research Network: Sharing to Improve Patient Safety. Emergency Medicine Journal. 2012 Oct.
Butsch, KM, Biagini Myers JM, Lindsey M, Patterson T, Sauter S, Ericksen MB, Ryan P, Assa’ad A, Lierl M, Fischer T, Kercsmar C, McDowell K, Lucky AW, Sheth AP, Hershey AD, Ruddy RM, Rothenberg ME, Khurana Hershey GK. The Greater Cincinnati Pediatric Clinic Repository: A Novel Framework for Childhood Asthma and Allergy Research. Pediatr Allergy Immunol Pulmonol. 2012 Jun;25(2):104-113.
Timm N, McAneney C, Alpern E, Macy M, Ruddy RM for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Is Pediatric Emergency Department Utilization by Pregnant Adolescents on the Rise. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2012 Apr;28(4):307-309.
Benito J, Santiago M, Ruddy RM, Gonzalez del Rey J. Changing Clinical Practices and Education in Pediatric Emergency Medicine through Global Health Partnerships. Pediatr Emerg Med. 2012 Mar;13(1):37-43.
Mills AM, Huckins DS, Kwok H, Baumann BM, Ruddy RM, Rohman RE, Schrock JW, Lovecchio F, Krief WI, Hexdall A, Caspari R, Cohen B, Lewis RJ. Diagnostic Characteristics of S100A8/A9 in a Multicenter Study of Patients with Acute Right Lower Quadrant Abdominal Pain. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Jan;19(1):48-55.
Schwartz HP, Haberman BE, Ruddy RM. Hyperbilirubinemia: current guidelines and emerging therapies. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011;27(9):884-9.
Luria J, Buncher M, Ruddy RM. Workforce and its Impact on Quality. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2011; 12(2): 151-160.
Alessandrini E, Varadarajan K, Alpern ER, Gorelick MH, Shaw K, Ruddy RM, Chamberlain JM; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Emergency department quality: an analysis of existing pediatric measures. Acad Emerg Med. 2011;18(5):519-26.
Stanley R, Lillis KA, Zuspan SJ, Lichenstein R, Ruddy RM, Gerardi MJ, Dean JM. Development and implementation of a performance measure tool in an academic pediatric research network. Contemp Clin Trials. 2010;31(5):429-437.
Evaline A. Alessandrini, MD, MSCE Director, Quality Scholars Program
Director, Quality Scholars Program
Evaline Alessandrini, MD, MSCE, is an attending physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is director of the Quality Scholars Program in Health Care Transformation in the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence where she leads training for health care faculty to innovate to improve care and rigorously apply quality improvement methods.
Dr. Alessandrini’s research defines outcomes of quality emergency care and develops interventions to improve delivery of emergency care to children. She served as the American Academy of Pediatrics representative to the National Quality Forum’s Steering Committee on Hospital-based Emergency Care and currently serves as the NACHRI representative to the National Quality Forum’s Steering Committee on Ambulatory Care.
MD: Jefferson Medical College, 1988.
BS: Marquette University (Biology, Summa Cum Laude), 1984.
MSCE: Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, 1999.
Residency: Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1988 -1991.
Chief Residency: Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1991- 1992.
Fellow: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1992-1995.
Alessandrini EA, Varadarajan K, Alpern ER, Gorelick MH, Shaw KN, Ruddy RM, Chamberlain JM; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Emergency department quality: an analysis of existing pediatric measures. Academ Emerg Medi. 2011 May;18(5):519-26.
Fiks AG, Alessandrini EA, Forrest CB, Khan S, Localio AR, Gerber A. Electronic medical record use in pediatric primary care. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011 Jan 1;18(1):38-44.
Topjian AA, Localio AR, Berg RA, Alessandrini EA, Meaney PA, Pepe PE, Larkin GL, Peberdy MA, Becker LB, Nadkarni VM; American Heart Association National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Investigators. Women of child-bearing age have better inhospital cardiac arrest survival outcomes than do equal-aged men. Crit Care Med. 2010 May;38(5):1254-60.
Alessandrini EA, Alpern ER, Chamberlain JM, Shea JA, Gorelick MH. A New ICD-based Diagnosis Grouping System for Child ED Visits. Acedem Emerg Med. 2010 Feb;17(2):204-13.
Fiks AG, Hunter KF, Localio AR, Grundmeier RW, Bryant-Stephens T, Luberti AA, Bell LM, Alessandrini EA. Impact of Electronic Health Record-based Primary Care Clinical Alerts on Influenza Vaccination for Children and Adolescents with Asthma: A Cluster Randomized Trial. Pediatrics. 2009 Jul;124(1):159-169.
Hibbs AM, Walsh CM, Martin RJ, Truog WE, Lorch SA, Alessandrini EA, Cnaan A, Palermo L, Wadlinger SR, Coburn CE, Ballard PL, Ballard RA. One-Year Respiratory Outcomes of Preterm Infants Enrolled in the Nitric Oxide (to Prevent) Chronic Lung Disease Trial. J Pediatr. 2008 Jun;153 (4):525-529.
Fiks AG, Grundmeier RW, Biggs LM, Localio AR, Alessandrini EA. Impact of clinical alerts within an electronic health record on routine subsequent well child care. Pediatrics. 2008 May; 121:898-905..
Flores AI, Bilker WB, Alessandrini EA. The Effect of Continuity of Care in Infancy on Receipt of Lead, Anemia and Tuberculosis Screening. Pediatrics. 2008 Mar;121(3):e399-406.
Gorelick MH, Alessandrini EA, Cronan K, Shults J. Revised Pediatric Emergency Assessment Tool (RePEAT): A Severity Index for Pediatric Emergency Care. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2007 Apri 14(4):316-23.
Gorelick MH, Knight S, Alessandrini EA, Stanley RM, Chamberlain JM, Kuppermann N, Alpern ER. Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Lack of agreement in pediatric emergency department discharge diagnoses from clinical and administrative data sources. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2007;14(7):646-52.
Lynn Babcock, MD, MS
is involved in local and national pediatric emergency medicine research for over 10 years. Her primary focus is centered on the full spectrum of care related to traumatic injuries with a significant focus on traumatic brain injuries. Due to this research, she currently holds a KL2 Mentored Career Development Award in clinical and translational research from the University of Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training.
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric injury; traumatic brain injury; prehospital care
Dr. Babcock is a board certified pediatric emergency medicine physician with over 10 years of experience caring for acutely ill and injured children. She was a member of the faculty of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of Rochester for nine years prior to joining Cincinnati Children's in the summer of 2009.
She has an extensive academic portfolio that includes numerous clinical, teaching, administrative and research pursuits. Her true scholarly passion is to make a difference in the outcome of children who sustain mild traumatic brain injuries.
Despite traumatic brain injuries being the leading cause of death and disability for children, research in this field has been insufficient as compared to its public health importance. Dr. Babcock is interested in uncovering novel serum markers and radiographic markers to predict the outcomes of children after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.
MD: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ, 1995.
MS: University of Cincinnati, Clinical and Translational Science, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.
Residency: Pediatrics, Yale - New Haven Children's Hospital,1998.
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergencey Medicine, Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2001.
Certification: General Pediatrics, 1998, 2005; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2002, 2012.
Babcock L, Byczkowski T, Bazarian J. Ability of S100B to predict abnormal CT in children with traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury. 2012.
Leonard JC, Scharff DP, Koors V, Lerner B, Adelgais KM, Anders J, Brown K, Babcock L, Lichenstein R, Lillis K, Jaffe DM. A qualitative assessment of factors that influence emergency medical services partnerships in prehospital research. Acad Emerg Med. 2012; 19(2) 161-173.
Leonard J, Kuppermann N, Olsen C, Babcock Cimpello L, Brown K, Mahajan P, Jaffe D and the PECARN C-spine Study Group. Factors associated with cervical spine injury in children. Ann of Emerg Med. 2011; 58(2) 145-155.
Kuppermann N, Holmes JF, Dayan PS, et al for PECARN. Identification of children at very low risk of clinically-important brain injuries after head trauma: a prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2009;374:1160-70.
Babcock Cimpello L, Garcia M, Rueckmann E, Markevicz C. Sledding: How Fast Can They Go? J. Trauma. 2009; 66(3): S23-S26.
The SMART Online Intervention for Children following Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Self-Monitoring Activity-Restriction Relaxation Treatment (SMART) program for youth with mild traumatic brain injury. Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Children's PLACE Outcomes Research Award.
Progesterone Planning Grant for Children with Severe Traumatic Brain Injury. Nodal Champion and Site Principal Investigator. Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network Study.
Axonal Injury in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Principal Investigator. KL2 Mentored Career Development Program in Clinical and Translational Research. University of Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training.
HEDA Principal Investigator for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network Study (PECARN). Nodal PI: Richard Ruddy, MD at Cincinnati Children’s. HOMERUN Node. Emergency Medical Services for Children / Maternal and Child Health Bureau of the Health Resources and Services Administration.
Berkeley L. Bennett, MD, MS Medical Director, Northern Kentucky Advocacy Center
combines her expertise in emergency medicine and child abuse pediatrics to investigate non-accidental trauma. She is currently funded by the Emergency Medicine Small Grant Program to prospectively investigate the utility of cardiac troponin I to detect occult inflicted cardiac injuries.
Medical Director, Northern Kentucky Advocacy Center
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Child abuse; cardiac troponin I in non-accidental trauma
BA: California State University, Fresno, CA, 1994.
MD: Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, 1999.
MS: Baylor College of Medicine, Clinical Scientist Training Program, Houston, TX, 2006.
Internship: Children's Medical Center of Dallas, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 1999-2002.
Fellowship: Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002-2006; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2007- Present
Bennett B. Basilar skull fractures. Frasier L, ed. Abusive Head Trauma Pocket Atlas. St. Louis, MO: STM Learning Inc. In press.
Bennett B. Non-accidental trauma fracture mimics. Frasier L, ed. Abusive Head Trauma Pocket Atlas. St. Louis, MO: STM Learning Inc. In press.
Siegel RM, Bennett BL. Pediatric Screening for Intimate Partner Violence. In: Chadwick D, ed. Child Maltreatment: A Clinical Guide and Reference 4E. St. Louis, MO: STM Learning Inc. In press.
Bennett BL, Mahabee-Gittens M, Chua MS, Hirsh R. Elevated Cardiac Troponin I in Cases of Thoracic Non-accidental Trauma. Pediatric Emergency Care, 2011 Oct;27(10):941-4.
Bennett BL, Chua MS, Care M, Kachelmeyer A, Mahabee-Gittens M. Retrospective Review to Determine the Utility of Follow-up Skeletal Surveys in Child Abuse Evaluations when the Initial Skeletal Survey is Normal. BMC Research Notes. 2011 Sep;12:4:354.
Laham F, Trott A, Bennett B, Kozinetz C, Jewell A, Garofalo R, Piedra P. Lactate dehydrogenase concentration in nasal-wash fluid as a biochemical predictor of disease severity in children with bronchiolitis presenting to the emergency department. Pediatrics. 2010;125:e225-33.
Bennett BL, Pierce MC. Bone Health and Development. In Jenny (ed) Child Abuse and Neglect: Diagnosis, Treatment and Evidence. Elsevier Publishing, May 2010.
Rangel EL, Cook BS, Bennett BL, Shebesta K, Ying J, Falcone RA. Eliminating disparity in evaluation for abuse in infants with head injury: use of a screening guideline. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun;44(6):1229-34; discussion 1234-5.
Prospective Study of Troponin I to Detect Cardiac Insult in Non-accidental Trauma. Principal Investigator. Emergency Medicine Division Small Grant Program. Mar 2010-current.
Clinical Decision Rules to Discriminate Bruising Caused by Physical Child Abuse from Bruising Caused by Accidental Trauma. Site Principal Investigator. Apr 2011-Apr 2016.
Seema R. Bhatt, MD Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine
is pursuing research interests in medical education.
Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine
MD: University of Cincinnati, OH, 2002.
Residency: Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2005.
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 2009.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2005; Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2011.
Whitney K. Bryant, MD, MPH
investigates educational innovations in simulation and asynchronous learning, especially as it relates to periods of transition in medical education.
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Emergency Medicine
MD: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY, 2007.
MPH: Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, NY, 2004.
MEd: Cincinnati Children's Hospital/University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.
Residency: New York University/Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY, 2011.
Fellowship: Simulation and Medical Education, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2014.
Certification: Emergency Medicine, 2012.
Terri Byczkowski, MBA, PhD
is interested in the area of measuring and improving patient and family experiences of care and determining how the delivery of patient- and family-centered care ultimately affect health outcomes. She is currently focused on developing a measure of patient and family-centered care for pediatric emergency medicine.
Patricia L. Chambers, MD Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine
Underserved populations; medical missions
Judith W. Dexheimer, PhD
is a biomedical informatics researcher with an interest in clinical decision support systems with a goal of improving clinical care and patient outcomes. Her research focuses on decision support in the emergency department with an interest in the effectiveness and efficacy of alerts and reminders throughout the hospital.
Medical informatics; clinical decision support; artificial intelligence
Judith Dexheimer, PhD, has a background in developing, implementing and evaluating clinical information systems including clinical decision systems, organizational and workflow aspects of informatics applications, computerized applications for emergency medicine and implementation of artificial intelligence techniques, computerized guideline applications and evidence-based medicine, public health informatics, and preventive care measures.
Her research focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of clinical decision support systems in pediatric emergency medicine to improve clinical care.
Dexheimer JW, Abramo TJ, Arnold DH, Johnson KB, Shyr Y, Ye F, Fan K, Patel N, Aronsky D. An Asthma Management System in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Int J Med Inform. 2012.
Dexheimer JW, Talbot TR, Ye F, Shyr Y, Jones I, Gregg WM, Aronsky D. A Computerized Pneumococcal Vaccination Reminder System in the Adult Emergency Department. Vaccine. 2011 Sept;29(40):7035-41.
Dexheimer JW, Arnold DH, Abramo TJ, Aronsky D. Development of an Asthma Management System in a Pediatric Emergency Department. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2009 Nov;142-46.
Dexheimer JW, Sanders DL, Rosenbloom ST, Talbot TR, Aronsky D. Prompting Clinicians: A Systematic Review of Preventive Care Reminders. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2008 May-Jun;15(3):311-20.
Biggerstaff JP, Weidow B, Dexheimer J, Warnes G, VIdosh J, Patel S, Newman M, Patel P. Soluble fibrin inhibits lymphocyte adherence and cytotoxicity against tumor cells: implications for cancer metastasis and immunotherapy. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost. 2008 Apr;14(2):193-202.
Dexheimer JW, Brown LE, Leegon J, Aronsky D. Comparing Decision Support Methodologies for Identifying Asthma Exacerbations. Medinfo. 2007;12(Pt 2):880-4.
Dexheimer JW, Jones I, Chen Q, Talbot TR, Mason D, Aronsky D. Providers’ Beliefs, Attitudes, and Behaviors Prior to Implementing a Computerized Pneumococcal Vaccination Reminder. Acad Emerg Med. 2006 Dec;13(12):1312-18.
Biggerstaff JP, Weidow BL, Vidosh J, Dexheimer J, Patel S, Patel P. Soluble Fibrin Inhibits Monocyte Adherence and Cytotoxicity against Tumor Cells: Implications for Cancer Metastasis. Thrombosis Journal. 2006 Aug 22;4(1):12.
Dexheimer JW, Gregg W, Talbot TR, Aronsky D. Creating and Validating a Pneumococcal Vaccination Registry. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005;201-5.
Elena M. Duma, MD
Elena Duma, MD, is a physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital Medical Center. She has been at Children's Hospital Medical Center since 1991, with five years as a clinical staff physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine.
After receiving an undergraduate and medical degree at the University of Tennessee, Dr. Duma did her pediatric residency at Children's Hospital Medical Center of Cincinnati. She has been part of the Child Abuse Team since March 1999.
Dr. Duma's role on the team includes participating in weekly meetings, seeing patients in the Emergency Department as well as inpatient and outpatient units, and participating in weekly team meetings.
Michael R. FitzGerald, PhD Research Education, Division of Emergency Medicine
leads the emergency medicine education research group. His current research efforts are focused on improving the frequency and quality of feedback residents receive in their training at Cincinnati Children’s and developing ways to capture and use the performance information for both formative and summative purposes. He is also conducting research to identify social and organizational factors that undermine the accuracy and utility of medical learner evaluations.
Research Education, Division of Emergency Medicine
Feedback in medical education; assessment and evaluation of medical learners
Todd A. Florin, MD, MSCE Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine
is a pediatric emergency medicine physician and epidemiologist with an interest in the acute diagnosis and management of lower respiratory tract infections, namely bronchiolitis and pneumonia. His work is focused on the epidemiology of emergency department visits for pneumonia and bronchiolitis, clinical trials of treatment modalities for bronchiolitis and improved diagnostics for children with community-acquired pneumonia.
Pediatric emergency medicine
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.
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.
Identifying Etiology of Childhood Pneumonia with Metabolomics. Co-Investigator. Trustee Award, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. 2014-2015.
Biomarkers and Risk Stratification in Pediatric Pneumonia. KL2 Scholar/Principal Investigator. Cincinnati Center for Clinical and Translational Science and Training. 2013-2015. 5KL2TR000078-05 NIH/NCRR.
Gary L. Geis, MD Medical Director, Center for Simulation and Research
Medical Director, Center for Simulation and Research
Medical simulation; resuscitation
Academically, Dr. Geis has been recognized with multiple teaching awards from the pediatric, emergency medicine and family practice residencies in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition, he has served as an instructor at McMaster University’s How to Teach Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Workshop in Hamilton, Ontario.
He has been funded on a national level as co-investigator on two completed projects (Simulation Based Patient Safety Curriculum, In Situ Simulation Based Patient Safety Program) and recently served on a study section as a grant reviewer for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (November 2010).
Medical School: University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.
Residency: Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Norfolk, VA, 2000.
Chief Residency: Children’s Hospital of The King’s Daughters, Norfolk, VA, 2001.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH 2004.
Certifications: Pediatrics 2001, Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2004.
Geis GL, Pio BL, Pendergrass TL, Moyer MR, Patterson MD. Simulation to Assess the Safety of New Healthcare Teams and New Facilities. Simul Healthc. 2011 Jun;6(3):125-33.
Burton KS, Pendergrass TL, Byczkowski TL, Taylor RG, Moyer MR, Falcone RA, Geis GL. Impact of Simulation-Based Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Training in the Simulation Laboratory and Clinical Environment. Simul Healthc. 2011 Oct;6(5):284-91.
Vidwan G, Geis GL. Evaluation, management, and outcome of focal bacterial infections (FBIs) in nontoxic infants under two months of age. J Hosp Med. 2010 Feb;5(2):76-82.
Geis GL, DiGiulio G. Substernal chest pain with an abnormal electrocardiogram in an adolescent male presenting to a pediatric emergency department. Clin Pediatr Emerg Med. 2005 6:257-262.
Tzimenatos L, Geis GL. Emergency department management of the immunosuppressed host. Clin Pediatr Emerg Med. 2005 6:173-183.
Mike A. Gittelman, MD Co-Director, Comprehensive Children's Injury Center
is a pediatric emergency room physician whose area of expertise is within the field of injury control. He is involved in resident education on injury prevention and he works with high-risk communities in an effort to reduce pediatric injuries. One of his research interests has been to study the impact of an ER encounter on promoting a behavior change. More recently he has worked with the Ohio Chapter to develop a state-wide bicycle helmet intervention and to develop an injury QI program for pediatricians.
Co-Director, Comprehensive Children's Injury Center
Injury prevention; traumatic brain injury, behavioral change counseling
Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death in our nation for persons aged 1 to 44 years. In 1997, as a first year fellow in pediatric emergency medicine (PEM), this statement paved the way for Dr. Gittelman's future academic and advocacy career. At that time, published articles described how pediatric residents received little information about injury prevention (IP) and advocacy; thus, pediatricians infrequently provided families with IP information. In response, he worked with others at his institution to initiate a mandatory two-week course for all pediatric residents about IP and advocacy. After fifteen years, this successful course has produced pediatric residents with more experience in discussing anticipatory guidance with families, a stronger background in the principles of IP, and pediatricians that are more involved with the communities they service.
In 2000, Dr. Gittelman worked with another PEM physician at his hospital to start the Injury Free Coalition for Kids in Greater Cincinnati (IFCK-C). Their theory to reduce Cincinnati injuries was to provide youth with safe play places and engage them in supervised, coordinated activities during high injury times. They built more than 12 playgrounds, a football stadium, a safety resource center within their emergency department, and spearheaded construction of speed bumps in high pedestrian-injury areas. Supervised activities to engage youth during out-of-school hours included: after-school programs, summer classes, a Friday night basketball league, and a football league. Their efforts resulted in a 42% reduction in the rate of childhood injuries over their 5 year intervention period in Avondale, Ohio. In addition, Dr. Gittelman has become more involved with state and national advocacy efforts to promote IP. These efforts included: a city-wide bike helmet law, a state booster seat law, and helping to establish many policies through the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention.
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, Ho M, Hornung R, McClanahan N. Is an Emergency Department encounter for a motor vehicle collision truly a “Teachable Moment.” J of Trauma. 2012.
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ. The Use of Focus Groups to Mobilize a High-Risk Community in an Effort to Prevent Injuries. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community. 39:1–14, 2011.
Erickson MJ, Gittelman MA, Dowd D. Rick factors for dating violence among adolescent females presenting to the pediatric emergency department. J Trauma. 2010; 69(4 Suppl): S227-32.
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, Schubert CJ. Implementing and evaluating an injury prevention curriculum within a pediatric residency program. J Trauma. 2010; 69(4 Suppl): S239-44.
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ. Starting a pediatric emergency department safety resource center. Pediatric Annals. 2009; 38(3):149-55.
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, Frey LK. Use of a Safety Resource Center in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2009; 25(7): 429-433.
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, Fitzgerald M, Williams K. Educating Families about Injury Prevention in the Emergency Department: A Parents’ Perspective Pediatric Emergency Care. 2008; 24(8): 524-528.
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, McNealy T. Reducing injury rates using a community based approach. Journal of Trauma. 2007; 63(3):supplement S44-49 .
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, Laurence, S. The effects of an Emergency Department intervention on increasing booster seat usage in a high-risk population. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2006; 13 (4): 396-400.
Gittelman MA. Pediatric ATV-related Injuries in Ohio from 1995-2001: Using the Injury Severity Score to determine if Helmets are a Solution. Pediatrics. 2006; 117: 2190 - 2195.
Javier A. Gonzalez del Rey, MD, MEd Director, Pediatric Residency Program
major areas of interests include resident and subspecialty medical education and improvement science methodology applied to medical education and training. He has several publications and chapters in the areas of procedural skills, experiential learning and effects of new hour regulations in pediatric training. He has recently received grant funding for evaluation of transition of care (hand-offs) and for expansion of our residency primary care track (NIH / HRSA).
Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Associate Director, Division of Emergency Medicine
Procedural sedation; analgesia
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.
Benito J, Mintegi S, Ruddy R, Gonzalez del Rey J. Changing Clinical Practices and Education in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Through Global Health Partnerships. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Mar 2012;(13)1:37-43.
Holland C, Gonzalez del Rey JA, DiGiulio GA. Pediatric Lacerations. In Trott A., ed. Wounds and Lacerations. Elsevier Mosby. Philadelphia, PA, 2011.
Sun GH, Harmych BM, Dickson M, Gonzalez del Rey J, Myer CM, Greinwald JH. Characteristics of Children Diagnosed as Having Coagulopathies Following Posttonsillectomy Bleeding. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011;137(1):65-68.
Mittiga M, Schwartz H, Iyer S, Gonzalez del Rey J. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Residency Experience: Requirements vs. Reality. JGME. Dec 2010;(2)4:571-576.
Pruden K, Kerrey B, Mittiga M, Gonzalez del Rey J. Procedural Readiness of Pediatric Interns: Defining Novice Performance Through Simulation. JGME. Dec 2010;(2)4:513-517.
Jacqueline M. Grupp-Phelan, MD, MPH Director of Research, Division of Emergency Medicine
directs the research program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and holds the Richard Ruddy chair of pediatric emergency medicine research. Her interests are focused on mental health screening and mental health services in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Her productivity and potential in this area were recognized by the receipt of a prestigious K23 Mentored Career Development Award from the National Institute for Mental Health.
Director of Research, Division of Emergency Medicine
Jaqueline Grupp-Phelan, MD, MPH, graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. After completing her pediatric residency and emergency medicine fellowship at Children’s Memorial/Northwestern in Chicago, she moved to Tuba City on the Navajo Reservation where her interest in mental illness developed. Dr. Grupp-Phelan then completed a Master in Public Health in Seattle before coming back to Cincinnati Children’s. Her research interests include screening and interventions for mothers and children with mental illness in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Dr. Grupp-Phelan recently completed a Career Development award from the National Institute of Mental Health and holds the Ruddy Chair for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research, the first chair devoted to research in the Pediatric Emergency Department.
Williams JR, Ho ML, Grupp-Phelan J. The acceptability of mental health screening in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Jul;27(7):611-5.
Rinderknecht AS, Ho M, Matykiewicz P, Grupp-Phelan JM. Referral to the emergency department by a primary care provider predicts severity of illness. Pediatrics. 2010 Nov;126(5):917-24.
Grupp-Phelan J, Ammerman RT. Maternal depression and child growth: definitional issues, longitudinal trajectories, and analytic considerations. J Pediatr. 2010 Sep;157(3):359-60.
Brodzinski H, Iyer S, Grupp-Phelan J. Assessment of disparities in the use of anxiolysis and sedation among children undergoing laceration repair. Acad Pediatr. 2010 May-Jun;10(3):194-9.
Grupp-Phelan J, Mahajan P, Foltin GL, Jacobs E, Tunik M, Sonnett M, Miller S, Dayan P; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Referral and resource use patterns for psychiatric-related visits to pediatric emergency departments. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 Apr;25(4):217-20.
Pittsenbarger ZE, Grupp-Phelan J, Phelan KJ. Comparing the frequency of unrecognized attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms in injured versus noninjured patients presenting for care in the pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2008 Jul;24(7):438-41.
Grupp-Phelan J, Delgado SV, Kelleher KJ. Failure of psychiatric referrals from the pediatric emergency department. BMC Emerg Med. 2007 Aug 15;7:12.
Grupp-Phelan J, Wade TJ, Pickup T, Ho ML, Lucas CP, Brewer DE, Kelleher KJ. Mental health problems in children and caregivers in the emergency department setting. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2007 Feb;28(1):16-21.
Grupp-Phelan J, Harman JS, Kelleher KJ. Trends in mental health and chronic condition visits by children presenting for care at U.S. emergency departments. Public Health Rep. 2007 Jan-Feb;122(1):55-61.
Mahabee-Gittens EM, Grupp-Phelan J, Brody AS, Donnelly LF, Bracey SE, Duma EM, Mallory ML, Slap GB. Identifying children with pneumonia in the emergency department. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2005 Jun;44(5):427-35.
Selena L. Hariharan, MD, FAAP
is a member of the prevention focus group. She is interested in anticipatory guidance screening in the emergency department.
Hariharan S, Pomerantz W. Correlation between hospitalization for pharmaceutical ingestion and attention deficit disorder in children aged 5 to 9 years old. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2008 Jan;47(1):15-20.
Alloway R, Steinberg S, Khalil K, Gourishankar S, Miller J, Norman D, Hariharan S, Pirsch J, Matas A, Zaltzman J, Wisemandle K, Fitzsimmons W, First MR. Two years postconversion from a prograf-based regimen to a once-daily tacrolimus extended-release formulation in stable kidney transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2007 Jun 27;83(12):1648-51.
Alloway R, Steinberg S, Khalil K, Gourishankar S, Miller J, Norman D, Hariharan S, Pirsch J, Matas A, Zaltzman J, Wisemandle K, Fitzsimmons W, First MR. Conversion of stable kidney transplant recipients from a twice daily Prograf-based regimen to a once daily modified release tacrolimus-based regimen. Transplant Proc. 2005 Mar;37(2):867-70.
Sztajnkrycer MD, Hariharan S, Bond GR. Cardiac irritability and myocardial infarction in a 13-year-old girl following recreational amphetamine overdose. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2002 Aug;18(4):E11-5.
First MR, Gerber DA, Hariharan S, Kaufman DB, Shapiro R. Post-transplant diabetes mellitus in kidney allograft recipients: incidence, risk factors, and management. Transplantation. 2002 Feb 15;73(3):379-86.
Hariharan S, Adams MB, Brennan DC, Davis CL, First MR, Johnson CP, Ouseph R, Peddi VR, Pelz CJ, Roza AM, Vincenti F, George V. Recurrent and de novo glomerular disease after renal transplantation: a report from Renal Allograft Disease Registry (RADR). Transplantation. 1999 Sep 15;68(5):635-41.
Daoud AJ, Schroeder TJ, Shah M, Hariharan S, Peddi VR, Weiskittel P, First MR. A comparison of the safety and efficacy of mycophenolate mofetil, prednisone and cyclosporine and mycophenolate mofetil, and prednisone and tacrolimus. Transplant Proc. 1998 Dec;30(8):4079-81.
Al-Awwa IA, Hariharan S, First MR. Importance of allograft biopsy in renal transplant recipients: correlation between clinical and histological diagnosis. Am J Kidney Dis. 1998 Jun;31(6 Suppl 1):S15-8.
Hariharan S, Peddi VR, Savin VJ, Johnson CP, First MR, Roza AM, Adams MB. Recurrent and de novo renal diseases after renal transplantation: a report from the renal allograft disease registry. Am J Kidney Dis. 1998 Jun;31(6):928-31.
Rahusen F, Munda R, Hariharan S, First MR, Demmy A. Combined kidney-pancreas and parathyroid transplantation: a case report. Clin Transplant. 1997 Aug;11(4):341-3.
Richard W. Hornung, DrPh ED Statistical Consultant, Biostatistics and Data Management Core
is a biostatistician providing consultation, study design and data analysis for fellows and faculty of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children's. His specialties include longitudinal data analysis, epidemiologic methods and mixed models.
ED Statistical Consultant, Biostatistics and Data Management Core
Environmental exposure assessment; epidemiologic methods; longitudinal data analysis.
Wosje KS, Khoury PR, Claytor RP, Copeland KA, Hornung RW, Daniels SR, Kalkwarf HJ. Dietary patterns associated with fat and bone mass in young children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Aug;92(2):294-303.
Hornung RW, Lanphear BP, Dietrich KN. Age of greatest susceptibility to childhood lead exposure: a new statistical approach. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Aug;117(8):1309-12.
Spanier AJ, Kahn RS, Hornung RW, Wang N, Sun G, Lierl MB, Lanphear BP. Environmental exposures, nitric oxide synthase genes, and exhaled nitric oxide in asthmatic children. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2009 Aug;44(8):812-9.
Kerrey BT, Geis GL, Quinn AM, Hornung RW, Ruddy RM. A prospective comparison of diaphragmatic ultrasound and chest radiography to determine endotracheal tube position in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatrics. 2009 Jun;123(6):e1039-44.
Meinzen-Derr J, Morrow AL, Hornung RW, Donovan EF, Dietrich KN, Succop PA. Epidemiology of necrotizing enterocolitis temporal clustering in two neonatology practices. J Pediatr. 2009 May;154(5):656-61.
Knopf JM, Hornung RW, Slap GB, DeVellis RF, Britto MT. Views of treatment decision making from adolescents with chronic illnesses and their parents: a pilot study. Health Expect. 2008 Dec;11(4):343-54.
Schauer DP, Leonard AC, Hornung RW, Johnston JA, Eckman MH. Patient-specific decision modeling to guide the use of drotrecogin alpha (activated) in patients with severe sepsis. J Crit Care. 2008 Dec;23(4):484-92.
Szilagyi PG, Fairbrother G, Griffin MR, Hornung RW, Donauer S, Morrow A, Altaye M, Zhu Y, Ambrose S, Edwards KM, Poehling KA, Lofthus G, Holloway M, Finelli L, Iwane M, Staat MA; New Vaccine Surveillance Network. Influenza vaccine effectiveness among children 6 to 59 months of age during 2 influenza seasons: a case-cohort study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Oct;162(10):943-51.
Wright JP, Dietrich KN, Ris MD, Hornung RW, Wessel SD, Lanphear BP, Ho M, Rae MN. Association of prenatal and childhood blood lead concentrations with criminal arrests in early adulthood. PLoS Med. 2008 May 27;5(5):e101.
Spanier AJ, Hornung RW, Kahn RS, Lierl MB, Lanphear BP. Seasonal variation and environmental predictors of exhaled nitric oxide in children with asthma. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2008 Jun;43(6):576-83.
Srikant B. Iyer, MD, MPH Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine
Acute pain management; emergent care of children with congenital heart disease; acute management of sepsis/septic shock
Srikant Iyer, MD, MPH, completed his residency in categorical pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2000 and 2005, respectively. He also completed his Masters degree in 2005 from the Harvard School of Public Health.
Dr. Iyer’s initial research efforts were directed toward improving efficiency of care, specifically via the use of point-of-care testing. These efforts were funded by an industry-sponsored grant from Quidel, Inc., as well as a Cincinnati Children's T32 Award from 2004-2006.
His interests broadened to include both improvements in timeliness and efficiency, specifically toward improving acute pain management in acute care settings. These efforts were funded by a Place Outcomes Award and an award from the Mayday Fund from 2008-2010.
Dr. Iyer’s current work has broadened further to involve improvements in timeliness of care for patients seeking care in open access systems. His most recent effort has been directed toward designing an emergency department fast track care stream to improve the timeliness of care delivery in this system. To aid him in these efforts, he has received formal training in QI methods, LEAN, statistical process control, queuing theory, and improvement science from Cincinnati Children's and the Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI).
Dr. Iyer has also served as the improvement advisor for the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative since 2006.
In December 2012, Dr. Iyer was offered a one year appointment in the CMS Innovation Advisors Program (IAP). His appointment is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) on behalf of the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center.
MD: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
MPH: Harvard School of Public Health
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
Iyer SB, Anderson JB, Slicker J, Beekman RH, Lannon C. Using statistical process control to identify early growth failure among infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. 2011.
Iyer SB, Schubert CJ, Schoettker PJ, Reeves SD. Use of quality-improvement methods to improve timeliness of analgesic delivery. Pediatrics. 2011 Jan;127(1):e219-25.
Mittiga M, Schwartz H, Iyer SB, Gonzalez J. Pediatric emergency residency experience: Requirement vs. reality. J Grad Med Educ. 2010; December; 2(4): 571-576.
Kulkarni AA, Weiss AA, Iyer SS. Detection of carbohydrate binding proteins using magnetic relaxation switches. Anal Chem. 2010 Sep 1;82(17):7430-5.
Kulkarni AA, Fuller C, Korman H, Weiss AA, Iyer SS. Glycan encapsulated gold nanoparticles selectively inhibit shiga toxins 1 and 2. Bioconjug Chem. 2010 Aug 18;21(8):1486-93.
Millen SH, Lewallen DM, Herr AB, Iyer SS, Weiss AA. Identification and characterization of the carbohydrate ligands recognized by pertussis toxin via a glycan microarray and surface plasmon resonance. Biochemistry. 2010 Jul 20;49(28):5954-67.
Kulkarni AA, Weiss AA, Iyer SS. Glycan-based high-affinity ligands for toxins and pathogen receptors. Med Res Rev. 2010 Mar;30(2):327-93. Review.
Flagler MJ, Mahajan SS, Kulkarni AA, Iyer SS, Weiss AA. Comparison of binding platforms yields insights into receptor binding differences between shiga toxins 1 and 2. Biochemistry. 2010 Mar 2;49(8):1649-57.
Timm N, Iyer SB. Embedded earrings in children. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2008;24(1):1-3.
Laurie H. Johnson, MD, FAAP Clinician Educator, Division of Emergency Medicine
is part of the clinical focus group and is interested in asthma-related research.
Clinician Educator, Division of Emergency Medicine
Benjamin T. Kerrey, MD Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine
is an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Cincinnati Children’s and conducts clinical research on medical resuscitations in the ED. He has a particular interest in the process and outcomes of emergent intubation in the pediatric ED as well as the use of simulation to assess systems of care in that environment.
Acute and chronic anemia; pediatric radiology
Kerrey BT, Geis GL, Quinn AM, Hornung RW, Ruddy RM. A prospective comparison of diaphragmatic ultrasound and chest radiography to determine endotracheal tube position in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatrics. 2009 Jun;123(6):e1039-44.
Kerrey B, Reed J. A neonate with respiratory distress and a chest wall deformity. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Aug;23(8):565-9.
Kerrey BT, Morrow A, Geraghty S, Huey N, Sapsford A, Schleiss MR. Breast milk as a source for acquisition of cytomegalovirus (HCMV) in a premature infant with sepsis syndrome: detection by real-time PCR. J Clin Virol. 2006 Mar;35(3):313-6.
Joseph W. Luria, MD Medical Director, Division of Emergency Medicine
is the medical director for Clinical Operations for Emergency Medicine. He supports and conducts research related to health services delivery. His interests involve delivering ED care with a focus on quality/evidence based care, safety, flow/efficiency and family centered care. He is also interested in research that looks at the most cost-effective way to deliver care.
Medical Director, Division of Emergency Medicine
Leadership development; emergency department operations; clinical improvement science
Joseph W. Luria, MD, is associate director of the Division of Emergency Medicine, medical director of the Emergency Department, and an attending physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital Medical Center. An associate professor of clinical pediatrics, Dr. Luria earned his MD at the University of Cincinnati in 1989. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1992 and was chief resident from 1992 to1993.
In 1995, Dr. Luria completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children's Hospital Medical Center. Dr. Luria received his board certification in pediatrics in 1993 and in pediatric emergency medicine in 1996.
Dr. Luria's professional interests are in trauma, trauma systems, injury prevention, and resident education. He is a member of the Ohio Academy of Pediatrics' Emergency Care Committee. He also chairs the EMS Board's Trauma Committee. His research interests are in trauma, injury prevention, and croup.
Dr. Luria is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Ambulatory Pediatric Association.
Luria J, Buncher MJ, Ruddy RM. Workforce and its impact on quality. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2011;12(2):151-60.
Kloppenborg E, Wheeler A, Luria J. Identifying adverse drug events through the use of automated triggers results in an increased event capture rate when compared to voluntary reporting. Nursing Management. 2009 Jan;43-47.
Luria JW, Muething SE, Schoettker, Kotagal UR. Reliability Science and Patient Safety. Pediatr Clin N Am. 2006;53:1121-1133.
Wright RB, Pomerantz WJ, Luria JW. New approaches to respiratory infections in children: bronchiolitis and croup. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. Cantor RM, Callahan JM Eds. WB Saunders Company. Philadelphia. 2002;20(1);93-114.
Sharek PJ, McClead RE Jr, Taketomo C, Luria JW, Takata GS, Walti B, Tanski M, Nelson C, Logsdon TR, Thurm C, Federico F. An intervention to decrease narcotic-related adverse drug events in children’s hospitals. Pediatrics. 2008 Oct;122(4):e861-6.
Timm NL, Ho ML, Luria JW. Pediatric emergency department overcrowding and impact on patient flow outcomes. Acad Emerg Med. 2008 Sep;15(9):832-7.
Brilli RJ, Gibson R, Luria JW, Wheeler TA, Shaw J, Linam M, Kheir J, McLain P, Lingsch T, Hall-Haering A, McBride M. Implementation of a medical emergency team in a large pediatric teaching hospital prevents respiratory and cardiopulmonary arrests outside the intensive care unit. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2007 May;8(3):236-46;quiz 247.
Luria JW, Gonzalez del Rey JA, DiGiulio GA, McAneney CM, Olson J, Ruddy RM. The effectiveness of oral or nebulized dexamethasone for children with mild to moderate croup. Arch Pediatr Adolsc Med. 2001 Dec;155:1340-1345.
Luria JW, Smith GA, Chapman JI. An Evaluation Of A Safety Education Program For Kindergarten and Elementary School Children. Arch Pediatr Adolsc Med. 2000 Mar;154:227-231.
Smith GA, Bowman MJ, Luria JW, Shields B. Babywalker-related injuries continue despite warning labels and public education. Pediatrics. 1997 Aug;100(2):e1.
E. Melinda Mahabee-Gittens, MD, MS, CTTS
is the director of the tobacco cessation clinic that provides comprehensive cessation counseling, resources, and medications for adults and adolescents. Her research focuses on testing the effects of healthcare based pediatric secondhand smoke reduction interventions on improving child health outcomes and the effectiveness of parental cessation interventions on increasing adult cessation outcomes.
Dr. Melinda Mahabee-Gittens is a professor at the University of Cincinnati and attending emergency medicine physician in the emergency department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include research on tobacco prevention and education in medical settings.
She has extensive research experience in survey design and tobacco intervention development, and primary quantitative data collection and analysis. She has provided parents and adolescents with tobacco prevention, tobacco cessation and secondhand smoke reduction counseling both in the research and clinical setting. She has been successfully funded for her research by the NIH/National Cancer Institute (K23CA117864 and K22CA163747), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R03HS11038), the American Lung Association (CG-004-N), and the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Woman Scholars Award.
She recently was co-investigator on a technology transfer grant, funded by NHLBI (1-R41HL083540 and 2-R42-HL083540) to develop and evaluate a web-based tobacco cessation educational program for pediatric respiratory therapists and nurses. She is currently the PI on a Career Development award from the National Cancer Institute which is designed to develop and evaluate a parental tobacco cessation intervention in the ED setting.
MD: State University of New York at Brooklyn, NY, 1992.
Residency: The Children's Hospital at Yale-New Haven, CT, 1995.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1999.
MS: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1999.
Dixon CA, Pomerantz WJ, Hart KW, Lindsell CJ, Mahabee-Gittens EM. An evaluation of a dog bite prevention intervention in the pediatric emergency department. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Oct;75(4 Suppl 3):S308-12.
Mahabee-Gittens EM, Dixon CA, Vaughn LM, Duma EM, Gordon JS. Parental Tobacco Screening and Counseling in the Pediatric Emergency Department: Practitioners' Attitudes, Perceived Barriers, and Suggestions for Implementation and Maintenance. J Emerg Nurs. 2013 Sep 9. pii: S0099-1767(13)00217-1.
Mahabee-Gittens EM, Stone L, Gordon JS. Pediatric emergency department is a promising venue for adult tobacco cessation interventions. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 Oct;15(10):1792-3.
Mahabee-Gittens EM, Xiao Y, Gordon JS, Khoury JC. The dynamic role of parental influences in preventing adolescent smoking initiation. Addict Behav. 2013 Apr;38(4):1905-11.
Gordon JS, Mahabee-Gittens EM, Andrews JA, Christiansen SM, Byron DJ. A randomized clinical trial of a web-based tobacco cessation education program. Pediatrics. 2013 Feb;131(2):e455-62.
Vaughn LM, Nabors L, Pelley TJ, Hampton RR, Jacquez F, Mahabee-Gittens EM. Obesity screening in the pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Jun;28(6):548-52.
Mahabee-Gittens EM, Xiao Y, Gordon JS, Khoury JC. Continued importance of family factors in youth smoking behavior. Nicotine Tob Res. 2012 Dec;14(12):1458-66.
Mahabee-Gittens EM, Khoury JC, Huang B, Dorn LD, Ammerman RT, Gordon JS. The Protective Influence of Family Bonding on Smoking Initiation in Adolescents by Racial/Ethnic and Age Subgroups. J Child Adolesc Subst Abuse. 2011 Jul;20(3):270-287.
Bennett BL, Mahabee-Gittens M, Chua MS, Hirsch R. Elevated cardiac troponin I level in cases of thoracic nonaccidental trauma. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Oct;27(10):941-4.
Bennett BL, Chua MS, Care M, Kachelmeyer A, Mahabee-Gittens M. Retrospective review to determine the utility of follow-up skeletal surveys in child abuse evaluations when the initial skeletal survey is normal. BMC Res Notes. 2011 Sep 12;4:354. 4-354.
Constance M. McAneney, MD, MS Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program, Division of Emergency Medicine
Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program, Division of Emergency Medicine
Dr. McAneney, MD, MS, joined the newly formed Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children's in 1991 and has participated in many committees and held positions including: founder of the Pediatric Transport Team in 1993 (continued as director until 1998); member of the Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee; the chair of the Credentials Committee and member of the Executive Committee of the Cincinnati Children's. She served as program chair for the AAP Section of Emergency Medicine National Conference. She has been an associate director of the Division of Emergency Medicine since 1998 with specific interest in education.
Dr. McAneney has worked in medical student education beginning as a member of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Admission Committee for seven years and was then appointed the director of Medical Student Education for Cincinnati Children's and also served on multiple medical school committees. She designed the Medical Student Scholars Program in Child and Adolescent Health which is a specialized educational track that provides the medical students with an opportunity to expand their knowledge in academic pediatrics.
In 2001, she became the director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship. Curriculum, evaluation process, size, schedule, scheduling process, educational opportunities and requirements, research opportunities, mentorship, infrastructure (educational and research) have all been redesigned and improved upon.
As director of education for the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children's, she helps foster innovative and productive educational endeavors and brings the significance of education to the forefront.
MS: Physiology, Georgetown University, Washington DC.
MD: Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1986.Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1986.Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1991.Certification: Pediatrics, 1989, 2000; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1992, 1998.
FitzGerald M, Mallory ML, Mittiga M, Schubert C, Schwartz HP, Gonzalez del Rey JA, Duma E, McAneney CM. Experience-Based Guidance for Implementing a Direct Observation Checklist in a Pediatric Emergency Department Setting. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2012 Dec;4(4):521-524.
Timm N, McAneney CM, Alpern E, Macy M, Ruddy RM. Is Pediatric Emergency Department Utilization by Pregnant Teens on the Rise?Pediatric Emergency Care. 2012 Apr;28(4):307-309.
Guiot A, Klein M, Peltier C, McAneney CM, Lehmann C. Third year medical student Pediatric Clerkship web site to enhance access to learning. The Open Medical Education Journal. 2011:412-17.
Emery KH, McAneney CM, Racadio JM, Johnson NO, Evora DK, Garcia VF. Absent peritoneal fluid on screening trauma ultrasonography in children: A prospective comparison with computed tomography. J Pediatr Surg. 2001;36(4):565-569.
Dowd MD, McAneney CM, Ruddy RR. Sensitivity and cost effectiveness of pediatric trauma team activation criteria. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2000;7(10):1119-1125.
Matthew R. Mittiga, MD
has a research focus in education, specifically resident education in the Emergency Department setting, procedural competency and mastery and maintenance of critical skills for pediatric emergency medicine practitioners. He is concentrating on optimizing the pediatric rapid sequence intubation process in the Cincinnati Children’s Emergency Department as well as development of the Emergency Department in situ simulation program to enhance patient safety by practicing high-risk, low-frequency medical case presentations.
Resident education in the emergency department setting; pediatric rapid sequence intubation process; emergency department in situ simulation program
Eileen Murtagh Kurowski, MD
is a health services researcher who is interested in the emergency department care of adolescents and young adults with complex chronic conditions, with a particular focus on differences in care between pediatric and general EDs. She also has a secondary interest in care variations between pediatric and general EDs for common pediatric conditions.
Health services research
MD: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine Cleveland, OH, 2004.Residency: Internal Medicine-Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2008.
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2011
Wendy J. Pomerantz, MD, MS
Injury and poison prevention, emergency medical services, ATV and motor bike injuries, education, and geographic information systems.
Wendy J. Pomerantz, MD, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her medical school degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. She completed a Pediatrics Residency at Children's Medical Center of Dallas, a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and a Master's of Science in Epidemiology at the University of Cincinnati.
Currently, she has a faculty appointment as a professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her interests include injury and poison prevention, emergency medical services, ATV and motor bike injuries, education, and geographic information systems.
Besides being the co-director of Injury Free Coalition for Kids in Greater Cincinnati, she is chairperson of the Ohio EMSC (Emergency Medical Services for Children) Committee, a member of the Ohio EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Board, an executive board member of the National AAP Section on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention Committee, a member of the Ohio AAP Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention, the American Red Cross Medical Assistance Team and the Greater Cincinnati Safe Kids Coalition.
BA: Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, 1988.
MD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, 1992.
Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, Texas, 1995.
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1998.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1995; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1998.
MS: Epidemiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1998
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ. The Use of Focus Groups to Mobilize a High-Risk Community in an Effort to Prevent Injuries. Journal of Intervention and Prevention in the Community. 2011;39:209-211.
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, Schubert CJ. Implementing and evaluating an injury prevention curriculum within a pediatric residency program. J Trauma. 2010 Oct;69(4 Suppl):S239-44.
Pomerantz WJ, Timm NL, Gittelman MA. Injury patterns in obese versus nonobese children presenting to a pediatric emergency department. Pediatrics. 2010 Apr;125(4):681-5.
Pomerantz W, Gittelman M, Farris S, Frey L. Drug ingestions in children 10-14 years old: an old problem revisited. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2009 Aug;39(4):433-9.
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, Frey LK. Use of a safety resource center in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 Jul;25(7):429-33.
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ. Starting a pediatric emergency department Safety Resource Center. Pediatr Ann. 2009 Mar;38(3):149-55. Review.
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, Fitzgerald MR, Williams K. Injury prevention in the emergency department: a caregiver's perspective. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2008 Aug;24(8):524-8.
Jennifer L. Reed, MD Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine
focuses on interventions to improve the management of adolescents with sexually transmitted infections within a Pediatric Emergency Department setting. Specifically, she is interested in improving the STI results and partner notification systems using improvement science methods.
Adolescent gynecologic medicine, STI's, adolescent consent issues
BA: Miami University, Oxford, OH, 1993
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine - 1998
Residency: Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine Clarian Health, James Whitcomb Riley Hospital for Children, Wishard Memorial Hospital, Indiana University Hospital, Methodist Hospital, Indianapolis, IN, 1998-2001
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2002-2005
Certification: USMLE- Step I 1996, Step II 1997, Step III 1998; Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics, October 2001; Board Certified, American Board of Pediatrics Subspecialty Board in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, November 2006
Reed JL, Simendinger L, Griffeth S, Kim HG, Huppert JS. Point-of-care testing for sexually transmitted infections increases awareness and short-term abstinence in adolescent women. J Adolesc Health. 2010 Mar;46(3):270-7.
Ekstrand R, Reed JL. A 12-year-old boy with a purpuric rash. Diagnosis: Dermatitis artefacta. Pediatr Ann. 2009 38(8):414, 416-8.
Pattullo L, Griffeth S, Ding L, Mortensen J, Reed JL, Kahn J, Huppert JS. Stepwise Diagnosis of Trichomonas Vaginalis in Adolescent Women. J Clin Microbiol. 2009 Jan; 47(1):59-63.
Sobolewski BA, Mittiga MR, Reed JL. Atlantoaxial rotary subluxation after minor trauma.Pediatr Emerg Care. 2008 Dec;24(12):852-6. Review.
Reed JL, Huppert JS. Predictors of adolescent participation in sexually transmitted infection research: brief report. J Adolesc Health. 2008 Aug;43(2):195-7.
Huppert JS, Mortensen JE, Reed JL, Kahn JA, Rich KD, Hobbs MM. Mycoplasma genitalium detected by transcription-mediated amplification is associated with Chlamydia trachomatis in adolescent women. Sex Transm Dis. 2008 Mar;35(3):250-4.
Huppert JS, Mortensen JE, Reed JL, Kahn JA, Rich KD, Miller WC, Hobbs MM. Rapid antigen testing compares favorably with transcription-mediated amplification assay for the detection of Trichomonas vaginalis in young women. Clin Infect Dis. 2007 Jul 15;45(2):194-8.
Reed JL, Thistlethwaite JM, Huppert JS. STI research: recruiting an unbiased sample. J Adolesc Health. 2007 Jul;41(1):14-8.
Reed JL, Mahabee-Gittens EM, Huppert JS. A decision rule to identify adolescent females with cervical infections. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2007 Mar;16(2):272-80.
Reed JL, Pomerantz WJ. Emergency management of pediatric burns. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2005 Feb;21(2):118-29. Review.
Scott D. Reeves, MD Director, Liberty Campus, Division of Emergency Medicine
Director, Liberty Campus, Division of Emergency Medicine
Coordination of resident education
MD: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN., 1990.
Residency: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1993.
Fellowship: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1993; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1996.
Andrea S. Rinderknecht, MD
is clinical faculty with a research focus in the resuscitation of the critically ill pediatric patient. Her primary focus is the quality and safety of critical procedures performed in the ED. Other interests include quality improvement efforts implemented to improve care in the resuscitation suite and tools utilized to accurately triage patients in the ED.
Resuscitation; triage; acuity
Severity of illness assessment; performance of critical procedures; care of critically ill patients presenting to a pediatric emergency department
Charles J. Schubert, MD Director, Residency Global Child Health
is a clinical educator involved with the development of global health education for the residency program. He is involved in the development of curriculum, in addition to unique learning opportunities related to global health. He has also been trained in improvement science and maintains involvement in this field.
Director, Residency Global Child Health
Global Child Health; service of underserved; vaccination program; vulnerable populations
Dr. Schubert is a professor of clinical pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He has always had an interest in delivering quality medical care to patients living in poverty both in this country and in Africa. He was one of the founders of Crossroad Health Center, a faith-based community health center located in one of Cincinnati’s poorest communities. His time in Africa included a year long stint at a mission hospital in rural Zambia where he not only provided clinical care but worked with staff in the area of leadership development. As Associate Program Director for the Pediatric Residency Program, he is developing the Global Health Track for pediatric residents.
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1979.Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1983-1987.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1987; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1996; Clinical Tropical Medicine, 2010.
Shapiro RA, Schubert CJ, Myers PA. Vaginal Discharge as an Indication of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia Infection. Pediatric Emergency Care. 1993 9(6):341-345.
Shapiro, R, Schubert, CJ, Siegel, R. Neisseria gonorrhea Infections in Girls Younger than 12 years of Age Evaluated for Vaginitis. Pediatrics. 1999 104(6):e72.
Bullock B, Schubert CJ, Brophy P, Johnson N, Reed M, Shapiro R. Etiology and Characteristics of Rib Fractures in Infants. Pediatrics. 2000 105(4) e48.
Schubert CJ, Chambers P. Building the Skill of Delivering Bad. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2005 6:165-172.
Yee EL, Staat MA, Azimi P, Bernstein DI, Ward RL, Schubert CJ, Matson DO, Turcios RM, Parashar U, Widdowson MA, Glass RI. The Burden of Rotavirus Disease among Children visiting Pediatric Emergency Departments in Cincinnati, Ohio and Oakland, California, 1999-2000. Pediatrics. 2008 Nov 122 (5) 971-77.
Schubert CJ, Valek B, Kiesler J, Klein MD. Teaching Advocacy to Physicians in Multicultural Settings. The Open Medical Journal. 2009 2:1-8.
Diers T, Montauk SL, Vaughn LM, Lehman C, Kiesler J, Schubert CJ, Smucker D, Valek B. Competencies for the Adaptable Physician: Training Residents to Care for Vulnerable Populations. The Open Medical Education Journal. 2009 2:26-35. 2009.
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, Schubert CJ. Implementing and evaluating an injury prevention curriculum within a pediatric residency program. J Trauma. 2010 69(4 Suppl):S239-44.
lyer S, Schubert C, Schoettker P, Reeves S. Use of Quality-improvement Methods to Improve Timeliness of Analgesic delivery. Pediatrics. 2011 Jan 127;1:e219-25.
Hamilton P. Schwartz, MD Medical Director, Statline
Medical Director, Statline
Medical Director, Pediatric Transport Program
BA: Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, 1995.
MD: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 1999.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH. 1999-2002.
Chief Resident: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2002-2003.
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 2003-2006.
Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics: Pediatrics, 2002; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2006.
Robert Allan Shapiro, MD Director, Child Abuse Team / Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children
Director, Child Abuse Team / Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children
Robert Shapiro, MD, is director of the Child Abuse Team at Children's Hospital Medical Center and director of the Child Abuse and Forensic Pediatrics Fellowship.
Dr. Shapiro's role on the team includes inpatient and outpatient consultations and evaluations for suspected child physical or sexual abuse. These consultations and evaluations are completed in collaboration with a social worker on the team. He also teaches child abuse diagnosis to students, residents and post-graduate fellows.
Dr. Shapiro's research interests include sexually transmitted infections and fractures caused by abuse. The Child Abuse and Forensic Pediatrics Fellowship he directs is a one-year training program for Pediatricians. The fellowship program emphasizes child abuse clinical, research, educational and administrative expertise and advocacy.
MD: University of Illinois Abraham Lincoln School of Medicine, Chicago, IL, 1979.
Residency: Pediatrics, Bellevue Hospital Center - New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1982.
Fellowship: Pediatric Ambulatory Care, Bellevue Hospital Center - New York University School of Medicine, New York, NY, 1984.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1985; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1992.
Lindberg D, Makoroff K, Harper N, Laskey A, Bechtel K, Deye K, Shapiro R. Utility of hepatic transaminases to recognize abuse in children. Pediatrics. 2009;124:509-516.
Berkoff MC, Zolotor AJ, Makoroff KL, Thackeray JD, Shapiro RA, Runyan DK. Has this prepubertal girl been sexually abused? JAMA. 2008 Dec 17;300(23):2779-92.
Lindberg DM, Lindsell CJ, Shapiro RA. Variability in Expert Assessments of Child Physical Abuse Likelihood. Pediatrics. 2008 Apr; 121(4):e945-e953.Adams, J, Kaplan, R, Starling, S, Mehta, N, Finkel, M, Botash, A, Kellogg, N, Shapiro, R. Guidelines for Medical Care of Children Who May Have Been Sexually Abused. J Ped Adolesc Gynec. 2007 Jun;20(3):163-72.Wallace GH, Makoroff KL, Malott HA, Shapiro RA. Hospital-based multidisciplinary teams can prevent unnecessary child abuse reports and out-of-home placements. Child Abuse Negl. 2007 Jun;31(6):623-9.
Shapiro RA, Makoroff KL. Sexually transmitted diseases in sexually abused girls and adolescents. Curr Opin Obstet Gynecol. 2006 Oct;18(5):492-7.
Brad H. Sobolewski, MD
is a clinical educator in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He is interested in investigating the impact of technology in education, specifically the use of multimedia and web-based tools. He is also currently pursuing a master's degree in medical education.
Brad Sobolewski, MD, is currently an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center/University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. After graduating from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 2004, he came to Cincinnati Children’s and subsequently completed a residency in pediatrics, a year as a chief resident, and a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine.
In addition to his clinical work in the Emergency Department, Dr. Sobolewski serves as the course director for the 250+ residents rotating through the ED. It is in this role that he oversees a broad curriculum involving bimonthly didactic and simulation based sessions, an asynchronous online platform consisting of a blog and social media integration, and ongoing research projects focused on the use of technology in resident education.
Sobolewski, B, MD, Richey, L, Kowatch RA, Grupp-Phelan, J. Mental Health Follow-Up Among Adolescents with Suicidal Behaviors after Emergency Department Discharge. Arch Suicide Res. 2013;17(4):323-34.
Delgado A, Sobolewski B, Murtagh Kurowski E. A tale of two Torsions: Ovarian Torsion in Infants and Toddlers. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Mar;29(3):374-6.
Sobolewski BA, Mittiga MR, Reed JL. Atlantoaxial rotary subluxation following minor trauma. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2008 Dec;24(12):852-6.
Richard T. Strait, MD Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine
Early immunologic response to infectious disease; immunologic response to anaphylaxis; procedural sedation
Immunology of anaphylaxis and blocking antibodies; TRALI
MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1989.Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1992.
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1994.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1992; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1994.
Nathan L. Timm, MD Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine
is a pediatric emergency medicine physician with a research focus concentrating on hospital disaster/emergency management at Cincinnati Children's Medical Center. Efforts in this area include surge capacity planning, hazmat decontamination preparedness and Emergency Department utilization.
Director, Office of Emergency Management
MD: University of Iowa College of Medicine, Iowa City, IA, 1997.
Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2000.
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2004.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2000.
Dotson K, Timm N, Gittelman M. Is spontaneous pneumothorax really a pediatric problem? A national perspective. Pediat Emerg Care. 2012 Apr;28(4):340-4.
Timm N, McAneney C, Alpern E, Macy M, Ruddy R. Is pediatric emergency department utilization by pregnant adolescents on the rise? Pediat Emerg Care. 2012 Apr;28(4):307-9.
Rhine T, Gittelman M, Timm N. Prevalence and trends of the adult patient population in a pediatric emergency department. Pediat Emerg Care. 2012 Feb;28(2):141-2.
Kennebeck S, Timm N, Byczkowski T, Murtaugh-Kurowski E, Reeves S. The association of emergency department crowding and time to antibiotics in febrile neonates. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Dec;18(12):1379-1384.
Showalter C, Kerrey B, Kennebeck S, Timm N. Gastrostomy tube replacement in a pediatric emergency department: frequency of complications and impact of confirmatory imaging. Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Oct30(8):1501-6.
Timm N, Gneuhs M. The pediatric hospital incident command system: an innovative approach to hospital emergency management. J Trauma. 2011 Nov;71(5 supplement 2):S503-554.
Alder M, Timm N. A “rare” case of melena in a 3 year old child. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Nov;27(11):1084.
Kennebeck S, Timm N, Spooner A, Farrell M. Impact of electronic health record implementation on patient flow metrics in a pediatric emergency department. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2012 May-Jun;19(3):443-7.
Timm N, Bouvay K, Scheid B, Defoor W. Evaluation and management of STIs in adolescent males: is the chief complaint diagnostic? Pediat Emerg Care. 2011 Nov;27(11):1042-1044.
Murtaugh-Kurowski E, Byczkowski T, Timm N. Return visit characteristics among patients who leave without being seen from a pediatric emergency department. Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Sep;30(7):1019-24.
Gregory Walker, MD, FAAP
is a primary care sports medicine physician who has clinical research interests in physical inactivity in youth and concussion. He has been an advocate of pediatric exercise promotion throughout his academic career. His physical inactivity research has centered on discerning the barriers to physician-led diagnosis of physical inactivity in youth. His concussion interests include linking optics to potential concussion treatment.
Physical inactivity in youth; concussion
Gregory Walker, MD, FAAP, obtained his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona. He completed a year-long fellowship in the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical Research Training Program in Bethesda, Maryland. He completed his pediatric residency training at the University of Arizona and his primary care sports medicine fellowship at the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
Dr. Walker is an assistant professor in the Division of Sports Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati. He is active in numerous professional organizations including: the American Academy of Pediatrics Council on Sports Medicine and Fitness (COSMF), the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the American College of Sports Medicine.
MD: The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2009.
Fellowship: Clinical Research Training Program, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, 2008.
Residency: Pediatrics, the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 2012.
Fellowship: Primary Care Sports Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.
Certification: American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics, 2012.
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