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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 email@example.com
Director, Trauma 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Director, Comprehensive Children's Injury Center
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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 five-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.
MD: The Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1994.
Residency: St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA.
Certifications: ABP Subspecialty Board in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, current; American Board of Pediatrics, current; Diplomate, United States Medical Licensure Examination, 1994.
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.
Wendy J. Pomerantz, MD, MS 513-636-7153 email@example.com
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'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.
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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