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The executive committee, steering committee and staff of the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center are dedicated to child safety. Our specialists have a wide variety of backgrounds and areas of focus. As a team, this diversity makes us better prepared to care for your child’s unique needs. Learn more about our team.
Richard A. Falcone Jr., MD, MPH Director, Trauma Services 513-636-4371 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Trauma Services
Associate Chief of Staff, Surgical Services
Associate Professor, UC Department of Surgery
Pediatric injury prevention and outcomes; trauma education; management of colorectal disorders; inflammatory bowel disease; minimally invasive surgery; surgical oncology; extracorporeal life support (ECLS)
MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2007.
MD: New York University School of Medicine, 1995.
General Surgery Residency: University of Cincinnati, 1995-2002.
Pediatric Surgery Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2002-2004.
Certification: Surgery, 2004; Pediatric Surgery, 2006.
Nance ML, Krummel TM, Oldham KT, Falcone R JR, Trauma Committee of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. Firearm injuries and Children: A Policy Statement of the American Pediatric Surgical Association. J Am Coll Surg. 2013 Nov; 217(5): 940-6.
Patterson M, Geis G, Falcone R, LeMaster T, Wears R. In situ simulation: detection of safety threats and teamwork training in a high risk emergency department. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Jun;22(6):468-77.
Jurickova I, Collins MH, Chalk C, Seese A, Bezold R, Lake K, von Allmen D, Frischer JS, Falcone RA, Trapnell BC, Denson LA. Paediatric Crohn disease patients with stricturing behaviour exhibit ileal granulocyte-macrophage colony-stimulating factor (GM-CSF) autoantibody production and reduced neutrophil bacterial killing and GM-CSF bioactivity. Clin Exp Immunol. 2013 Jun;172(3)455-65.
Beaudin M, Maugans T, St-Vil D, Falcone RA Jr. Inappropriate use of infant seating devices increases risks of injury. J Pediatr Surg. 2013 May;48(5):1071-6.
Cook R, Gillespie GL, Kronk, R, Daugherty M, Moody SM, Allen LJ, Shebesta KB, Falcone RA. Effect of an Educational Intervention on Nursing Staff Knowledge, Confidence, and Practice in the Care of Children with Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. J Neurosci Nurs. 2013 Apr;45(2):108-18.
Kelleher DC, Renaud EJ, Ehrlich PF, Burd RS; Pediatric Trauma Society Guidelines Committee. Guidelines for alcohol screening in adolescent trauma patients: a report from the Pediatric Trauma Society Guidelines Committee. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Feb;74(2):671-82.
Daugherty MC, Mehlman CT, Moody S, LeMaster T, Falcone RA Jr . Significant rate of misuse of the Hare traction splint for children with femoral shaft fractures. J Emerg Nurs. 2013 Jan;39(1):97-103.
Chatoorgoon K, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Falcone RA. Role of computed tomography and clinical findings in pediatric blunt intestinal injury: a multi-center study. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Dec;28(12):1338-42.
Beaudin M, Daugherty M, Geis G, Moody S, Brown RL, Garcia VF, Falcone RA Jr. Assessment of factors associated with the delayed transfer of pediatric trauma patients: an emergency physician survey. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Aug;28(8):758-63.
Falcone RA Jr, Haas L, King E, Moody S, Crow J, Moss A, Gaines B, McKenna C, Gourlay DM, Werner C, Meagher DP Jr, Schwing L, Garcia N, Brown D, Groner JI, Haley K, Deross A, Cizmar L, Armola R. A multicenter prospective analysis of pediatric trauma activation criteria routinely used in addition to the six criteria of the American College of Surgeons. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2012 Aug;73(2):377-84.
Mike A. Gittelman, MD Co-Director, Comprehensive Children's Injury Center 513-636-2274 email@example.com
Co-Director, Comprehensive Children's Injury Center
Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Pediatric emergency medicine; injury prevention; advocacy
Mike Gittelman, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric emergency room physician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH, and he is a professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate work at Swarthmore College and his medical school training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA, and a fellowship in emergency medicine at Cincinnati Children’s.
His area of expertise is within the field of injury control. Prior to their formation of a council, he served as the chairperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Injury and Poison Prevention. He is a board member and treasurer of the AAP’s Ohio Chapter, and he is a co-director of the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center at Cincinnati Children’s. 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 and education by a pediatrician about injury risks on promoting a behavior change to prevent injuries. 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 practicing pediatricians. He is nationally recognized for his injury prevention efforts and research and much of his work has been published in peer reviewed journals.
MD: The Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1994.
Residency: St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA., 1997.
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2000.
Certifications: ABP Subspecialty Board in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, current; American Board of Pediatrics, current; Diplomate, United States Medical Licensure Examination, 1994.
McDonald EM, Gittelman MA, Rains CM, Hoffman B, Zonfrillo MR. Toward a centralized database for child safety centers: Results of a feasibility pilot study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Sep;79(3 Suppl 1):S15-20.
Wibbenmeyer L, Gittelman MA, Kluesner K, et al. A multicenter study of preventable contact burns from glass fronted gas fireplaces. J Burn Care Res. 2015;36:240–245.
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, McClanahan N, Damon A, Ho M. A Computerized Kiosk to Teach Injury Prevention: Is it as Effective As Human Interaction? The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. Sep 2014;77(3 Suppl 1):S2-7.
Kurowski BG, Pomerantz WJ, Schaiper C, Gittelman MA. Factors that Influence Concussion Knowledge and Self-Reported Attitudes in High School Athletes. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. Sep 2014;77(3 Suppl 1):S12-17.
Zonfrillo MR, Melzer-Lange M, Gittelman MA. A comprehensive approach to pediatric injury prevention in the emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014;30(1):56-62.
Wagers B, Gittelman M, Bennett B, Pomerantz W. Prevalence of male adolescent dating violence in the pediatric emergency department. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;75(4 Suppl 3):S313-318.
Pomerantz WJ, Gittelman MA, Ho M, Hornung RW. Can the reduction of pediatric injury rates be sustained using a community-based approach? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;75(4 Suppl 3):S276-280.
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.
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.
Wendy J. Pomerantz, MD, MS Co-Director, Comprehensive Children's Injury Center 513-636-7153 firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids
Pediatric emergency medicine
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 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 Cincinnati 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, Austin, TX, 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.
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.
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