Emergency Services

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    The Division of Emergency Services is home to specialists with 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 faculty and staff.

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    Division Head

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    Richard M. Ruddy, MD
    Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-7966

    richard.ruddy@cchmc.org

    Richard M. Ruddy, MD

    Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Fax: 513-636-7967

    Email: richard.ruddy@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Multicenter pediatric emergency projects; acute respiratory illness; improving the quality of pediatric emergency care

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    MD: Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

    Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pa., 1976.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1981; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1992, 1998, 2007.

    Publications

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    Grants

    RNA Biosignatures in the Emergency Evaluation of Febrile Infants. Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Site Principal Investigator. National Institutes of Health. Jan 2011 – May 2013.

    Emergency Medical Services for Children. Network Development Demonstration Project. Principle Investigator. Sep 2011 – Aug 2015.

    Directors

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    Javier A. Gonzalez del Rey, MD, MEd
    Director, Pediatric Residency Programs

    513-636-4906

    javier.gonzalez@cchmc.org

    Javier A. Gonzalez del Rey, MD, MEd

    Director, Pediatric Residency Programs

    Associate Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4906

    Fax: 513-636-7905

    Email: javier.gonzalez@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Procedural sedation; analgesia

    Research Interests

    Medical education; quality improvement

    Biography

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

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

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

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

    Education and Training

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

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

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

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

    Certifications (Active): Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

    Publications

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    Jacqueline M. Grupp-Phelan, MD, MPH
    Director of Research, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-7966

    jackie.grupp-phelan@cchmc.org

    Jacqueline M. Grupp-Phelan, MD, MPH

    Director of Research, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Associate Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Fax: 513-636-7967

    Email: jackie.grupp-phelan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Pediatric emergency medicine

    Research Interests

    Mental health services research

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    MPH: Medicine, University of Washington School of Public Health and Services, Seattle, Wash, 1998. 

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1990. 

    BA: History, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1986. 

    Residency: Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill., 1993.

    Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Senior Research Fellow, Seattle, Wash., 1998; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill., 1995.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1994; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1997.

    Publications

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    Joseph W. Luria, MD
    Medical Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-7972

    joe.luria@cchmc.org

    Joseph W. Luria, MD

    Medical Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7972

    Fax: 513-636-2988

    Email: joe.luria@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Leadership development; emergency department operations; clinical improvement science

    Biography

    Joseph W. Luria, MD, is Associate Director, Division of Emergency Medicine; Medical Director, 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 M.D. 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 1992-93.

    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.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1989. 

    Residency: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1992; Chief Resident, Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1993. 

    Fellowship: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1995. 

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1993, 1999, 2007; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1996, 2002.

    Publications

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    Constance M. McAneney, MD, MS
    Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-7966

    connie.mcaneney@cchmc.org

    Constance M. McAneney, MD, MS

    Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Associate Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Email: connie.mcaneney@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Education

    Biography

    Dr. McAneney, MD, MS, joined the newly formed Division of Emergency Medicine at CCHMC 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 CCHMC. 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 CCHMC 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 CCHMC, she helps foster innovative and productive educational endeavors and brings the significance of education to the forefront.

    Education and Training

    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.

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    Margaret Orcutt Tuddenham, DO
    Medical Director, Urgent Cares, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-2706

    margaret.orcutt-tuddenham@cchmc.org

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    Margaret Orcutt Tuddenham, DO

    Medical Director, Urgent Cares, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-2706

    Email: margaret.orcutt-tuddenham@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Urgent care medicine

    Education and Training

    DO: Des Moines College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, 1976.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Doctor's Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, 1977-1979; Emergency Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA, 1989-1992.

    Certification: American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics, 1982; American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1992; Recertification, 2004.
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    Scott D. Reeves, MD
    Director, Liberty Campus, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-7966

    scott.reeves@cchmc.org

    Scott D. Reeves, MD

    Director, Liberty Campus, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Fax: 513-636-7967

    Email: scott.reeves@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Coordination of resident education

    Education and Training

    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.


    Faculty

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    Evaline A. Alessandrini, MD, MSCE
    Director, Quality Scholars Program

    513-803-2046

    evaline.alessandrini@cchmc.org

    Evaline A. Alessandrini, MD, MSCE

    Director, Quality Scholars Program

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-2046

    Fax: 513-636-0171

    Email: evaline.alessandrini@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Grants

    EMSC Network Development Demonstration Project. Co-investigator. Sep 2008 - Sep 2011.

    Lynn Babcock, MD,MS

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-2956

    Email: lynn.babcock@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Research Interests

    Pediatric injury; traumatic brain injury; prehospital care

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Grants

    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.


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    Berkeley L. Bennett, MD, MS
    Medical Director, Northern Kentucky Advocacy Center

    513-803-2983

    berkeley.bennett@cchmc.org

    Berkeley L. Bennett, MD, MS

    Medical Director, Northern Kentucky Advocacy Center

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-2983

    Fax: 513-636-0204

    Email: berkeley.bennett@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Child abuse; cardiac troponin I in non-accidental trauma

    Education and Training

    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

    Publications

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    Grants

    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. 

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    Seema R. Bhatt, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-803-2980

    seema.bhatt@cchmc.org

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    Seema R. Bhatt, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-2980

    Email: seema.bhatt@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    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.


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    Timothy M. Brenkert, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-2570

    Email: timothy.brenkert@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric emergency medicine; acute severe asthma; hypertonic saline use 

    Education and Training

    MD: Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2005.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt, Nashville, TN.

    Terri Byczkowski, MBA, PhD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Fax: 513-803-2581

    Email: terri.byczkowski@cchmc.org

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    Biography

    Terri Byczkowski, PhD is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

    Prior to joining Emergency Medicine as a faculty member in 2008, she was the Assistant Vice President of Data Systems for Quality in Health Policy and Clinical Effectiveness at Cincinnati Children’s. During that time she provided strategic planning, direction and coordination of activities related to the development and reporting of data and quality measures in order to support the hospital’s on-going quality improvement work. She has extensive training and experience in quality improvement methods, experimental design, survey methods, statistical process control, and measurement for quality improvement.

    Her research interests are 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.

    Education and Training

    PhD: University of Cincinnati, College of Business Administration, Department of Quantitative Analysis. Cincinnati, OH, 1991.

    MBA: State University of New York at Buffalo, College of Business Administration, Department of Marketing, Buffalo, NY, 1982.

    Publications

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    Grants

    The pediatric emergency department experience: measurable family-centered care. Principal Investigator.  July 2010– June 2012.

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    Patricia L. Chambers, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-7966

    patricia.chambers@cchmc.org

    Patricia L. Chambers, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Fax: 513-636-2988

    Email: patricia.chambers@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Underserved populations; medical missions

    Education and Training

    MD: Temple University School of Medicine, 2001.

    Pediatric Residency:
    Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2004.

    Fellowship:
    Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2007.
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    Judith W. Dexheimer, PhD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Email: judith.dexheimer@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Medical informatics; clinical decision support; artificial intelligence

    Biography

    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. 

    Education and Training

    PhD: Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2011.

    MS: Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2006.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Youth with Mild TBI get SMART. Co-Investigator. CCHMC Place Outcomes Research Award. July 2012 - June 2014.

    Cinnamon A. Dixon, DO, MPH

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-736-7966

    Email: cinnamon.dixon@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric injury prevention; global health injury prevention and trauma care; dog bite prevention

    Biography

    Cinnamon Dixon, DO, MPH, is a research faculty dually appointed in the Divisions of Emergency Medicine and Global Health.  Her research interests include global pediatric injury prevention and trauma care, and dog bite prevention.  Her current projects include the development and testing of a novel intervention for child safety utilizing multimedia technology, and pediatric trauma epidemiology in Campinas, Brazil.

    Dr. Dixon is a consultant for the World Health Organization (WHO) Department of Violence and Injury Prevention where she has co-lead/authored multiple global injury prevention factsheets and teaching modules. She is the lead coordinator and author for the Global Child Injury Module for the American Academy of Pediatrics Global Child Health Education Modules Project.  Dr. Dixon was former intern at the WHO and a Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, Systems Improvement at District Hospitals and Regional Training of Emergency Care in Ghana scholarship awardee.

    Dr. Dixon has authored several original manuscripts and books chapters, and speaks regularly at national and international conferences regarding her work and the need for increased global child injury prevention.

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Colorado, Denver, CO, 1998.

    DO: Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, Kirksville, MO, 2004.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Mercy Hospital, Kansas City, MO, 2007.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2007; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2013.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Global Health Research, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.

    Master of Public Health: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2010.

    Internship: Violence and Injury Prevention, World Health Organization, Geneva, 2010.

    Publications

    Elena M. Duma, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2277

    Fax: 513-636-7967

    Email: elena.duma@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Child abuse

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, 1991.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1995.

    Publications

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    Michael R. FitzGerald, PhD
    Research Education, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-1373

    mike.fitzgerald@cchmc.org

    Michael R. FitzGerald, PhD

    Research Education, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-1373

    Fax: 513-636-7967

    Email: mike.fitzgerald@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Feedback in medical education; assessment and evaluation of medical learners

    Education and Training

    PhD: Social Psychology, University of Cincinnati, 2001.

    MA: Social Psychology, University of Cincinnati, 1997.

    BS: Marketing, Miami University, 1990.

    Publications

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    Todd A. Florin, MD, MSCE
    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-7966

    todd.florin@cchmc.org

    Todd A. Florin, MD, MSCE

    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Email: todd.florin@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pneumonia, bronchiolitis, epidemiology, clinical trials in the emergency department

    Education and Training

    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, 2008; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Board Eligible.

    Publications

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    Gary L. Geis, MD
    Medical Director, Center for Simulation and Research

    513-636-6992

    gary.geis@cchmc.org

    Gary L. Geis, MD

    Medical Director, Center for Simulation and Research

    Attending Physician

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-6992

    Fax: 513-636-7967

    Email: gary.geis@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Medical simulation; resuscitation

    Biography

    Academically, Dr. Geis has been recognized with multiple teaching awards from the pediatric, emergency medicine and family practice residencies in Cincinnati, OH. 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).

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Acceleration to Expertise: Simulation as a Tool to Improve the Recognition of Sepsis. AHRQ - 1R18HS020455-01. Principal investigator. April 2011 - March 2014.

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    Mike A. Gittelman, MD
    Co-Director, Comprehensive Children's Injury Center

    513-636-2274

    mike.gittelman@cchmc.org

    Mike A. Gittelman, MD

    Co-Director, Comprehensive Children's Injury Center

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2274

    Fax: 513-636-7967

    Email: mike.gittelman@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Injury prevention; traumatic brain injury, behavioral change counseling

    Biography

    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, OH. 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.

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Service Kohl’s Cares for Kids 2013. Co-Principle Investigator. Money to support CCIC outreach work – including home safety staff partial salary for Norwood, Avondale, Over the Rhine, and Lincoln Heights interventions. Nov 2012 - Dec 2013.

    Ohio AAP Foundation 2012. Co-Principle Investigator. Support state-wide bicycle helmet initiative. Jan 2012 – Dec 2012.

    Kohl’s Cares for Kids 2012. Co-Principle investigator. Money to support CCIC outreach work – including Head Injury coordinator, 1 playground, outreach home safety staff partial salary for Norwood intervention.


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    Javier A. Gonzalez del Rey, MD, MEd
    Director, Pediatric Residency Programs

    513-636-4906

    javier.gonzalez@cchmc.org

    Javier A. Gonzalez del Rey, MD, MEd

    Director, Pediatric Residency Programs

    Associate Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4906

    Fax: 513-636-7905

    Email: javier.gonzalez@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Procedural sedation; analgesia

    Research Interests

    Medical education; quality improvement

    Biography

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

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

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

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

    Education and Training

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

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

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

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

    Certifications (Active): Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

    Publications

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    Jacqueline M. Grupp-Phelan, MD, MPH
    Director of Research, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-7966

    jackie.grupp-phelan@cchmc.org

    Jacqueline M. Grupp-Phelan, MD, MPH

    Director of Research, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Associate Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Fax: 513-636-7967

    Email: jackie.grupp-phelan@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Pediatric emergency medicine

    Research Interests

    Mental health services research

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    MPH: Medicine, University of Washington School of Public Health and Services, Seattle, Wash, 1998. 

    MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1990. 

    BA: History, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1986. 

    Residency: Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill., 1993.

    Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Senior Research Fellow, Seattle, Wash., 1998; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, Ill., 1995.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1994; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1997.

    Publications

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    Selena L. Hariharan, MD, FAAP

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Email: selena.hariharan@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BA: Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, 1992.

    MD: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, 1996.

    Residency: University of Cincinnati Hospital Group Program, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1999.

    Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2003.

    Publications

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    Richard W. Hornung, DrPh
    ED Statistical Consultant, Biostatistics and Data Management Core

    513-636-1948

    richard.hornung@cchmc.org

    Richard W. Hornung, DrPh

    ED Statistical Consultant, Biostatistics and Data Management Core

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-1948

    Fax: 513-636-4402

    Email: richard.hornung@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Environmental exposure assessment; epidemiologic methods; longitudinal data analysis

    Education and Training

    DrPH: University of North Carolina School of Public Health, 1985.

    MS: University of Kentucky, 1972.

    BS: University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, 1970.

    Publications

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    Grants

    A Community-Based Trial to Prevent Lead Poisoning and Injuries. Co-investigator and Biostatistician. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. Apr 2007 - Mar 2012. #R01-ES014575-01.

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    Laura K. Howell, MD
    Clinician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-7966

    laura.howell@cchmc.org

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    Laura K. Howell, MD

    Clinician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Email: laura.howell@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Quality improvement; patient flow; physician productivity

    Education and Training

    MD: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 2005.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

    Certification: Board certified in Pediatrics, 2008.
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    Srikant B. Iyer, MD, MPH
    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-4421

    srikant.iyer@cchmc.org

    Srikant B. Iyer, MD, MPH

    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4421

    Fax: 513-636-0171

    Email: srikant.iyer@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Acute pain management; emergent care of children with congenital heart disease; acute management of sepsis/septic shock

    Research

    Process and systems improvement; patient flow/capacity management; acute pain management in ED settings; healthcare delivery system redesign

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    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

    Publications

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    Laurie H. Johnson, MD, FAAP
    Clinician Educator, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-9378

    laurie.johnson@cchmc.org

    Laurie H. Johnson, MD, FAAP

    Clinician Educator, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-9378

    Email: laurie.johnson@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Asthma

    Education and Training

    MD: Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville North Carolina, 2000.

    Residency: Eastern Virginia Medical School, Children's Hospital of The King's Daughters, Norfolk, VA, 2000-2003.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2003, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2006.

    Publications

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    Stephanie S. Kennebeck, MD

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Fax: 513-636-7967

    Email: stephanie.kennebeck@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Clinical IT applications; family-centered care

    Research Interests

    Quality benchmark research; IT related quality improvements

    Education and Training

    BA: Neuroscience, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, 1992.

    MD: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, Illinois, 1996.

    Residency: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 1999.

    Fellowship, Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 2002.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 1999; Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2002.

    Publications

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    Benjamin T. Kerrey, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-7966

    benjamin.kerrey@cchmc.org

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    Benjamin T. Kerrey, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Email: benjamin.kerrey@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Acute and chronic anemia; pediatric radiology

    Research Interests

    Ultrasound in pediatric emergency medicine

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Nebraska, 2002.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2005.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati, Ohio, 2008.

    Certification: Pediatrics 2003; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2009.

    Publications

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    E. Melinda Mahabee-Gittens, MD, MS

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Email: melinda.mahabee-gittens@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric secondhand smoke exposure reduction; parental tobacco cessation; adolescent tobacco prevention

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Grants

    Exploring a Cessation Intervention for Low Income Smokers in an Emergency Setting. Principle Investigator. NIH/National Cancer Institute. Sept 2011 - Aug 2014. K22CA123747.  

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    Constance M. McAneney, MD, MS
    Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-7966

    connie.mcaneney@cchmc.org

    Constance M. McAneney, MD, MS

    Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Associate Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Email: connie.mcaneney@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Education

    Biography

    Dr. McAneney, MD, MS, joined the newly formed Division of Emergency Medicine at CCHMC 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 CCHMC. 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 CCHMC 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 CCHMC, she helps foster innovative and productive educational endeavors and brings the significance of education to the forefront.

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Matthew R. Mittiga, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4392

    Email: matthew.mittiga@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Resident education in the emergency department setting;  pediatric rapid sequence intubation process; emergency department in situ simulation program

    Education and Training

    MD: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 2001.

    Residency: Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2004.

    Eileen Murtagh Kurowski, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-6271

    Email: eileen.murtagh.kurowski@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Health services research

    Education and Training

    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

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7153

    Fax: 513-803-2581

    Email: wendy.pomerantz@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical

    Pediatric emergency medicine

    Research

    Injury and poison prevention, emergency medical services, ATV and motor bike injuries, education, and geographic information systems.

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    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

    Publications

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    Jennifer L. Reed, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-7966

    jennifer.reed@cchmc.org

    Jennifer L. Reed, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Email: jennifer.reed@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Pediatric emergency medicine

    Research Interests

    Adolescent gynecologic medicine, STI's, adolescent consent issues

    Education and Training

    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

    Publications

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    Scott D. Reeves, MD
    Director, Liberty Campus, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-7966

    scott.reeves@cchmc.org

    Scott D. Reeves, MD

    Director, Liberty Campus, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Fax: 513-636-7967

    Email: scott.reeves@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Coordination of resident education

    Education and Training

    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.


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    Tara D. Rhine, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-2955

    Email: tara.rhine@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Head and neck trauma

    Research Interests

    Head trauma; adult patients in the pediatric emergency department

    Education and Training

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

    Andrea S. Rinderknecht, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-2918

    Email: andrea.rinderknecht@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Resuscitation; triage; acuity

    Research Interests

    Severity of illness assessment; performance of critical procedures; care of critically ill patients presenting to a pediatric emergency department

    Education and Training

    MD: Brown Medical School, Providence, RI, 2003.

    Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2006 / Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2011.

    Publications

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    Charles J. Schubert, MD
    Associate Program Director, Global Health Track

    513-636-7966

    chuck.schubert@cchmc.org

    Charles J. Schubert, MD

    Associate Program Director, Global Health Track

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Fax: 513-636-7967

    Email: chuck.schubert@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Global Child Health; service of underserved; vaccination program; vulnerable populations

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Hamilton P. Schwartz, MD
    Medical Director, Statline

    513-636-7966

    hamilton.schwartz@cchmc.org

    Hamilton P. Schwartz, MD

    Medical Director, Statline

    Medical Director, Pediatric Transport Program

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Fax: 513-636-7967

    Email: hamilton.schwartz@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Better handling the care of children in the local emergency medical services community

    Biography

    Hamilton Schwartz, MD, completed medical school at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He then came to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center where he completed three years of pediatric training in 2002, and a 4th year as Chief Resident in 2003. Following his pediatric residency he entered the pediatric emergency medicine fellowship program at Cincinnati Children's. Upon completion of his pediatric emergency medicine fellowship in 2006, Dr. Schwartz joined the Division of Emergency Medicine as a fulltime faculty member..

    In addition to being a fulltime faculty physician in the Emergency Department, Dr. Schwartz is the Medical Director of Statline, a division of the CCHMC Emergency Department which serves as the hospital's interface with EMS providers. Additionally, Dr. Schwartz is the Medical Director of the Critical Care Transport Team at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

    Dr. Schwartz received an Appointment from Ohio Govenor Ted Strictland in 2007, to the Ohio Medical Transportation Board. He s also an elected member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Transport Medicine.

    Education and Training

    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.


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    Robert Allan Shapiro, MD
    Director, Child Abuse Team / Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children

    513-636-0037

    bob.shapiro@cchmc.org

    Robert A. Shapiro, MD

    Director, Child Abuse Team / Mayerson Center for Safe and Healthy Children

    Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-0037

    Fax: 513-636-0204

    Email: bob.shapiro@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Child abuse; physical training; telemedicine; diagnosis of child abuse

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Brad H. Sobolewski, MD

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Email: brad.sobolewski@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric emergency medicine; medical education; multimedia; technology; web-based tools

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    MD: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2007.

    Chief Resident: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH, 2007-2008.

    Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH, 2011.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2007.

    Publications

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    Richard T. Strait, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-4099

    rick.strait@cchmc.org

    Richard T. Strait, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-4099

    Fax: 513-636-1078

    Email: rick.strait@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Early immunologic response to infectious disease; immunologic response to anaphylaxis; procedural sedation

    Research Interests

    Immunology of anaphylaxis and blocking antibodies; TRALI

    Education and Training

    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.

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    Nathan L. Timm, MD
    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-8805

    nathan.timm@cchmc.org

    Nathan L. Timm, MD

    Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Director, Office of Emergency Management

    Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-8805

    Email: nathan.timm@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Emergency preparedness; hospital emergency management 

    Education and Training

    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.

    Publications

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    Lisa M. Vaughn, PhD

    Field Service Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-636-9424

    Fax: 513-636-1695

    Email: lisa.vaughn@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Cross-cultural psychology issues especially with Latinos, women and children; dyadic relationships (e.g., parent-child; teacher-learner, etc.); community / family education; international / global studies; social psychology related; teaching-learning processes 

    Biography

    is a professor of pediatrics at University of Cincinnati College of Medicine / Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She shares her time between General and Community Pediatrics and the Department of Education and Training. She was previously associate professor of psychology at Brenau University where she was chair of the Psychology Department from 2000-2005.

    Education and Training

    BS: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, Chattanooga, TN, 1993.

    MA: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1996.

    PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1997.

    International Honors Program in Psychology: University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel, 1992.

    Fellowship: Medical Education Research, Association of American Medical Colleges, Group on Educational Affairs, 1999.

    Licensure: Licensed Professional Counselor

    Publications

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    Gregory Walker, MD, FAAP

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-626-1242

    Email: gregory.walker@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Physical inactivity in youth; concussion

    Biography

    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.

    Education and Training

    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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    Shan Yin, MD, MPH
    Medical Director, Drug and Poison Information Center

    513-803-2639

    shan.yin@cchmc.org

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    Shan Yin, MD, MPH

    Medical Director, Drug and Poison Information Center

    Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

    Phone: 513-803-2639

    Email: shan.yin@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Pediatric poisoning

    Biography

    Dr. Yin is the medical director of the Cincinnati Drug and Poison Information Center and an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. He has been on the faculty since 2010. He has publications in the areas of pediatric emergency medicine and clinical toxicology. His research interest includes child abuse via medication administration.

    Education and Training

    MD: Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH, 2001.

    Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 2004.

    Certification: Pediatrics, 2004, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2008, Medical Toxicology, 2010.

    Publications

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    Karen A. Ford, RN, MSN, CPNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner II

    513-636-4222

    karen.ford@chmcc.org

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    Karen A. Ford, RN, MSN, CPNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner II

    Phone: 513-636-4222

    Email: karen.ford@chmcc.org

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    Specialties

    Clinical Interests

    Educational inservices to staff, families, and patients regarding epilepsy and anti-epileptic medication

    Research Interests

    Psychosocial issues related to new onset epilepsy; parental and patient coping methods related to diagnosis of epilepsy; barriers to medication compliance among adolescents 

    Education and Training

    BSN: University of Kentucky, 1993.

    MSN:
    University of Kentucky, 1998.

    Certification: National Certification Board of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners and Nurses, 1999, including maintenance enrollment program.
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    Jaime L. Gerdemann, RN, CNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-636-7966

    jamie.gerdemann@cchmc.org

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    Jaime L. Gerdemann, RN, CNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Phone: 513-636-7966

    Email: jamie.gerdemann@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    Masters of Science in Nursing: Wright State University, Dayton, OH, 2010.

    Certification: Pediatric Nursing Certification Board.

    Licensure: Ohio Board of Nursing.


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    Julie A. Miller, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-736-0227

    julie.miller1@cchmc.org

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    Julie A. Miller, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Phone: 513-736-0227

    Email: julie.miller1@cchmc.org

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    Specialties

    Vaccination, nursing education

    Education and Training

    MSN: University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, 1997.

    Certification: Family Nurse Practitioner (AANP), 1997. Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (ANCC), 1998.

    Publications

    Grants

    Predictors of Influenza Vaccination Among Children. Principal Investigator. Association of Community Health Nursing Educators. June 2012-Sep 2012.
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    Sara C. Newman, MSN, CNP
    Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Medicine

    513-736-0972

    sara.newman@cchmc.org

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    Sara C. Newman, MSN, CNP

    Nurse Practitioner, Emergency Medicine

    Phone: 513-736-0972

    Email: sara.newman@cchmc.org

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    Education and Training

    BSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

    MSN: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.


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    Stacie E. Richmond, CNP
    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Emergency Medicine

    513-736-0105

    stacie.richmond@cchmc.org

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    Stacie E. Richmond, CNP

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Division of Emergency Medicine

    Phone: 513-736-0105

    Email: stacie.richmond@cchmc.org