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Joseph W. Luria, MD Interim Division Director, Division of Emergency Medicine 513-636-7972 firstname.lastname@example.org
Interim Division Director, Division of Emergency Medicine
Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Leadership development; emergency department operations; clinical improvement science
Joseph W. Luria, MD, is the interim division director of the Division of Emergency Medicine and an attending physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. An associate professor of clinical pediatrics, Dr. Luria earned his MD at the University of Cincinnati in 1989. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1992 and was chief resident from 1992 to1993.
In 1995, Dr. Luria completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Cincinnati Children's. 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.
MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1989.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1992; Chief Resident, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1993.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1993, 1999, 2007; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1996, 2002.
Luria J, Buncher MJ, Ruddy RM. Workforce and its impact on quality. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2011;12(2):151-60.
Kloppenborg E, Wheeler A, Luria J. Identifying adverse drug events through the use of automated triggers results in an increased event capture rate when compared to voluntary reporting. Nursing Management. 2009 Jan;43-47.
Luria JW, Muething SE, Schoettker, Kotagal UR. Reliability Science and Patient Safety. Pediatr Clin N Am. 2006;53:1121-1133.
Wright RB, Pomerantz WJ, Luria JW. New approaches to respiratory infections in children: bronchiolitis and croup. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. Cantor RM, Callahan JM Eds. WB Saunders Company. Philadelphia. 2002;20(1);93-114.
Sharek PJ, McClead RE Jr, Taketomo C, Luria JW, Takata GS, Walti B, Tanski M, Nelson C, Logsdon TR, Thurm C, Federico F. An intervention to decrease narcotic-related adverse drug events in children’s hospitals. Pediatrics. 2008 Oct;122(4):e861-6.
Timm NL, Ho ML, Luria JW. Pediatric emergency department overcrowding and impact on patient flow outcomes. Acad Emerg Med. 2008 Sep;15(9):832-7.
Brilli RJ, Gibson R, Luria JW, Wheeler TA, Shaw J, Linam M, Kheir J, McLain P, Lingsch T, Hall-Haering A, McBride M. Implementation of a medical emergency team in a large pediatric teaching hospital prevents respiratory and cardiopulmonary arrests outside the intensive care unit. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2007 May;8(3):236-46;quiz 247.
Luria JW, Gonzalez del Rey JA, DiGiulio GA, McAneney CM, Olson J, Ruddy RM. The effectiveness of oral or nebulized dexamethasone for children with mild to moderate croup. Arch Pediatr Adolsc Med. 2001 Dec;155:1340-1345.
Luria JW, Smith GA, Chapman JI. An Evaluation Of A Safety Education Program For Kindergarten and Elementary School Children. Arch Pediatr Adolsc Med. 2000 Mar;154:227-231.
Smith GA, Bowman MJ, Luria JW, Shields B. Babywalker-related injuries continue despite warning labels and public education. Pediatrics. 1997 Aug;100(2):e1.
Kirsten Ahrens, MD Medical Director of Urgent Cares, Division of Emergency Medicine 513-636-7966
Medical Director of Urgent Cares, Division of Emergency Medicine
Javier A. Gonzalez del Rey, MD, MEd Director, Pediatric Residency Program 513-636-4906 email@example.com
Director, Pediatric Residency Program
Associate Director, Division of Emergency Medicine
Procedural sedation; analgesia
Javier A. Gonzalez del Rey, MD, MEd, is currently associate director for the Division of Emergency Medicine and director of the Pediatric Residency Training Programs at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and professor of pediatrics for the 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 of Medical Education and advanced 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.
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.
Mendoza FS, Walker LR, Stoll BJ, Fuentes-Afflick E, St Geme JW 3rd, Cheng TL, Gonzalez del Rey JA, Harris CE, Rimsza ME, Li J, Sectish TC. Diversity and Inclusion Training in Pediatric Departments. Pediatrics. 2015 Apr;135(4):707-13.
Warrick D, Gonzalez-del-Rey J, Hall D, Statile A, White C, Simmons J, Wong SP. Improving Resident Handoffs for Children Transitioning from the Intensive Care Unit. Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Mar;5(3):127-33.
González del Rey J. Papel de los padres en las urgencias pediátricas: ¿tradición, conflicto o mejoría? An Pediatr (Barc). 2015;82:1-3.
Daily J, FitzGerald M, Downing K, King E, Del Rey JG, Ittenbach R, Marino B. Important knowledge for parents of children with heart disease: parent, nurse, and physician views. Cardiol Young. 2015 Jan 20:1-9.
Starmer J et all, Landrigan CP, I-PASS Study Group. Changes in medical errors after implementation of a handoff program. N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 6;371(19):1803-12.
Schumacher DJ, Spector N, Calaman S, West DC, Cruz M, Frohna J, Gonzalez del Rey J, Gustafson KK, Poynter SE, Rosenbluth G, Southgate WM, Vinci RJ, Sectish TC. Putting the Pediatrics Milestones into Practice: A Consensus Roadmap and Resource Analysis. Pediatrics. 2014 May;133(5):898-906.
Philibert I, Gonzalez Del Rey JA, Lannon C, Lieh-Lai M, Weiss KB. Quality improvement skills for pediatric residents: from lecture to implementation and sustainability. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Jan-Feb;14(1):40-6.
Fitzgerald M, Mallory M, Mittiga M, Schubert C, Schwartz H, Gonzalez J, Duma E, McAneney C. Experience-Based Guidance for Implementing a Direct Observation Checklist in a Pediatric Emergency Department Setting. J Grad Med Educ. 2012 Dec;4(4):521-4.
Benito J, Mintegi S, Ruddy R, Gonzalez del Rey J. Changing Clinical Practices and Education in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Through Global Health Partnerships. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Mar 2012;(13)1:37-43.
Auger KA, Landrigan CP, Gonzalez del Rey JA, Sieplinga KR, Sucharew HJ, Simmons JM. Better Rested, but More Stressed?: Evidence of the Effects of Resident Work Hour Restrictions. Acad Pediatr. 2012 Jul-Aug;12(4):335-43.
Jacqueline M. Grupp-Phelan, MD, MPH Director of Research, Division of Emergency Medicine 513-636-7966 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of Research, Division of Emergency Medicine
Pediatric emergency medicine
Jaqueline Grupp-Phelan, MD, MPH, graduated from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. After completing her pediatric residency and emergency medicine fellowship at Children’s Memorial/Northwestern in Chicago, she moved to Tuba City on the Navajo Reservation where her interest in mental illness developed. Dr. Grupp-Phelan then completed a Master in Public Health in Seattle before coming back to Cincinnati Children’s. Her research interests include screening and interventions for mothers and children with mental illness in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Dr. Grupp-Phelan recently completed a Career Development award from the National Institute of Mental Health and holds the Ruddy Chair for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research, the first chair devoted to research in the Pediatric Emergency Department.
MPH: Medicine, University of Washington School of Public Health and Services, Seattle, WA, 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, IL, 1993.
Fellowship: General Academic Pediatrics, Agency for Health Care Policy and Research Senior Research Fellow, Seattle, WA, 1998; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Memorial Hospital, Chicago, IL, 1995.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1994; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1997.
Williams JR, Ho ML, Grupp-Phelan J. The acceptability of mental health screening in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Jul;27(7):611-5.
Rinderknecht AS, Ho M, Matykiewicz P, Grupp-Phelan JM. Referral to the emergency department by a primary care provider predicts severity of illness. Pediatrics. 2010 Nov;126(5):917-24.
Grupp-Phelan J, Ammerman RT. Maternal depression and child growth: definitional issues, longitudinal trajectories, and analytic considerations. J Pediatr. 2010 Sep;157(3):359-60.
Brodzinski H, Iyer S, Grupp-Phelan J. Assessment of disparities in the use of anxiolysis and sedation among children undergoing laceration repair. Acad Pediatr. 2010 May-Jun;10(3):194-9.
Grupp-Phelan J, Mahajan P, Foltin GL, Jacobs E, Tunik M, Sonnett M, Miller S, Dayan P; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Referral and resource use patterns for psychiatric-related visits to pediatric emergency departments. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 Apr;25(4):217-20.
Pittsenbarger ZE, Grupp-Phelan J, Phelan KJ. Comparing the frequency of unrecognized attention deficit hyperactivity disorder symptoms in injured versus noninjured patients presenting for care in the pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2008 Jul;24(7):438-41.
Grupp-Phelan J, Delgado SV, Kelleher KJ. Failure of psychiatric referrals from the pediatric emergency department. BMC Emerg Med. 2007 Aug 15;7:12.
Grupp-Phelan J, Wade TJ, Pickup T, Ho ML, Lucas CP, Brewer DE, Kelleher KJ. Mental health problems in children and caregivers in the emergency department setting. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2007 Feb;28(1):16-21.
Grupp-Phelan J, Harman JS, Kelleher KJ. Trends in mental health and chronic condition visits by children presenting for care at U.S. emergency departments. Public Health Rep. 2007 Jan-Feb;122(1):55-61.
Mahabee-Gittens EM, Grupp-Phelan J, Brody AS, Donnelly LF, Bracey SE, Duma EM, Mallory ML, Slap GB. Identifying children with pneumonia in the emergency department. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2005 Jun;44(5):427-35.
Constance M. McAneney, MD, MS Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program, Division of Emergency Medicine 513-636-7966 email@example.com
Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program, Division of Emergency Medicine
Dr. McAneney, MD, MS, joined the newly formed Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children's in 1991 and has participated in many committees and held positions including: founder of the Pediatric Transport Team in 1993 (continued as director until 1998); member of the Reappointment, Promotion and Tenure Committee; the chair of the Credentials Committee and member of the Executive Committee of the Cincinnati Children's. She served as program chair for the AAP Section of Emergency Medicine National Conference. She has been an associate director of the Division of Emergency Medicine since 1998 with specific interest in education.
Dr. McAneney has worked in medical student education beginning as a member of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine Admission Committee for seven years and was then appointed the director of Medical Student Education for Cincinnati Children's and also served on multiple medical school committees. She designed the Medical Student Scholars Program in Child and Adolescent Health which is a specialized educational track that provides the medical students with an opportunity to expand their knowledge in academic pediatrics.
In 2001, she became the director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship. Curriculum, evaluation process, size, schedule, scheduling process, educational opportunities and requirements, research opportunities, mentorship, infrastructure (educational and research) have all been redesigned and improved upon.
As director of education for the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children's, she helps foster innovative and productive educational endeavors and brings the significance of education to the forefront.
MS: Physiology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC.
MD: Georgetown University, Washington, DC, 1986.
Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1986.
Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1991.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1989, 2000; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1992, 1998.
FitzGerald M, Mallory ML, Mittiga M, Schubert C, Schwartz HP, Gonzalez del Rey JA, Duma E, McAneney CM. Experience-Based Guidance for Implementing a Direct Observation Checklist in a Pediatric Emergency Department Setting. Journal of Graduate Medical Education. 2012 Dec;4(4):521-524.
Timm N, McAneney CM, Alpern E, Macy M, Ruddy RM. Is Pediatric Emergency Department Utilization by Pregnant Teens on the Rise?Pediatric Emergency Care. 2012 Apr;28(4):307-309.
Guiot A, Klein M, Peltier C, McAneney CM, Lehmann C. Third year medical student Pediatric Clerkship web site to enhance access to learning. The Open Medical Education Journal. 2011:412-17.
Emery KH, McAneney CM, Racadio JM, Johnson NO, Evora DK, Garcia VF. Absent peritoneal fluid on screening trauma ultrasonography in children: A prospective comparison with computed tomography. J Pediatr Surg. 2001;36(4):565-569.
Dowd MD, McAneney CM, Ruddy RR. Sensitivity and cost effectiveness of pediatric trauma team activation criteria. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2000;7(10):1119-1125.
Scott D. Reeves, MD Director, Liberty Campus, Division of Emergency Medicine 513-636-7966 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Liberty Campus, Division of Emergency Medicine
Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Coordination of resident education
MD: Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 1990.
Residency: University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1993.
Fellowship: Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1993; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1996.
Hamilton P. Schwartz, MD Medical Director, Burnet Campus, Division of Emergency Medicine 513-636-7966 email@example.com
Medical Director, Burnet Campus, Division of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Statline
Medical Director, Pediatric Transport Program
Better handling the care of children in the local emergency medical services community
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 Cincinnati Children's 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 Governor Ted Strictland in 2007, to the Ohio Medical Transportation Board. He is also an elected member of the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Transport Medicine.
BA: Brown University, Providence, RI, 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, Cincinnati, OH, 2002-2003.
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2003-2006.
Certifications: American Board of Pediatrics: Pediatrics, 2002; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2006.
Evaline A. Alessandrini, MD, MSCE Director, Quality Scholars Program 513-803-2046 firstname.lastname@example.org
Director, Quality Scholars Program
Evaline Alessandrini, MD, MSCE, is an attending physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center and a professor of pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She is director of the Quality Scholars Program in Health Care Transformation in the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence where she leads training for health care faculty to innovate to improve care and rigorously apply quality improvement methods.
Dr. Alessandrini’s research defines outcomes of quality emergency care and develops interventions to improve delivery of emergency care to children. She served as the American Academy of Pediatrics representative to the National Quality Forum’s Steering Committee on Hospital-based Emergency Care and currently serves as the NACHRI representative to the National Quality Forum’s Steering Committee on Ambulatory Care.
MD: Jefferson Medical College, 1988.
BS: Marquette University (Biology, summa cum laude), 1984.
MSCE: Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, 1999.
Residency: Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1988 -1991.
Chief Residency: Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C., 1991-1992.
Fellow: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 1992-1995.
Alessandrini EA, Varadarajan K, Alpern ER, Gorelick MH, Shaw KN, Ruddy RM, Chamberlain JM; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Emergency department quality: an analysis of existing pediatric measures. Academ Emerg Medi. 2011 May;18(5):519-26.
Fiks AG, Alessandrini EA, Forrest CB, Khan S, Localio AR, Gerber A. Electronic medical record use in pediatric primary care. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2011 Jan 1;18(1):38-44.
Topjian AA, Localio AR, Berg RA, Alessandrini EA, Meaney PA, Pepe PE, Larkin GL, Peberdy MA, Becker LB, Nadkarni VM; American Heart Association National Registry of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Investigators. Women of child-bearing age have better inhospital cardiac arrest survival outcomes than do equal-aged men. Crit Care Med. 2010 May;38(5):1254-60.
Alessandrini EA, Alpern ER, Chamberlain JM, Shea JA, Gorelick MH. A New ICD-based Diagnosis Grouping System for Child ED Visits. Acedem Emerg Med. 2010 Feb;17(2):204-13.
Fiks AG, Hunter KF, Localio AR, Grundmeier RW, Bryant-Stephens T, Luberti AA, Bell LM, Alessandrini EA. Impact of Electronic Health Record-based Primary Care Clinical Alerts on Influenza Vaccination for Children and Adolescents with Asthma: A Cluster Randomized Trial. Pediatrics. 2009 Jul;124(1):159-169.
Hibbs AM, Walsh CM, Martin RJ, Truog WE, Lorch SA, Alessandrini EA, Cnaan A, Palermo L, Wadlinger SR, Coburn CE, Ballard PL, Ballard RA. One-Year Respiratory Outcomes of Preterm Infants Enrolled in the Nitric Oxide (to Prevent) Chronic Lung Disease Trial. J Pediatr. 2008 Jun;153 (4):525-529.
Fiks AG, Grundmeier RW, Biggs LM, Localio AR, Alessandrini EA. Impact of clinical alerts within an electronic health record on routine subsequent well child care. Pediatrics. 2008 May; 121:898-905..
Flores AI, Bilker WB, Alessandrini EA. The Effect of Continuity of Care in Infancy on Receipt of Lead, Anemia and Tuberculosis Screening. Pediatrics. 2008 Mar;121(3):e399-406.
Gorelick MH, Alessandrini EA, Cronan K, Shults J. Revised Pediatric Emergency Assessment Tool (RePEAT): A Severity Index for Pediatric Emergency Care. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2007 Apri 14(4):316-23.
Gorelick MH, Knight S, Alessandrini EA, Stanley RM, Chamberlain JM, Kuppermann N, Alpern ER. Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Lack of agreement in pediatric emergency department discharge diagnoses from clinical and administrative data sources. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2007;14(7):646-52.
Lynn Babcock, MD, MS 513-803-2956 email@example.com
Pediatric injury; traumatic brain injury; prehospital care
Dr. Babcock is a board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physician with over 10 years of experience caring for acutely ill and injured children. She was a member of the faculty of emergency medicine and pediatrics at the University of Rochester for nine years prior to joining Cincinnati Children's in the summer of 2009.
She has an extensive academic portfolio that includes numerous clinical, teaching, administrative and research pursuits. Her true scholarly passion is to make a difference in the outcome of children who sustain mild traumatic brain injuries.
Despite traumatic brain injuries being the leading cause of death and disability for children, research in this field has been insufficient as compared to its public health importance. Dr. Babcock is interested in uncovering novel serum markers and radiographic markers to predict the outcomes of children after sustaining a traumatic brain injury.
MD: Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ, 1995.
MS: University of Cincinnati, Clinical and Translational Science, Cincinnati, OH, 2012.
Residency: Pediatrics, Yale - New Haven Children's Hospital, 1998.
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergencey Medicine, Children's Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2001.
Certification: General Pediatrics, 1998, 2005; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2002, 2012.
Babcock L, Byczkowski T, Bazarian J. Ability of S100B to predict abnormal CT in children with traumatic brain injury. Brain Injury. 2012.
Leonard JC, Scharff DP, Koors V, Lerner B, Adelgais KM, Anders J, Brown K, Babcock L, Lichenstein R, Lillis K, Jaffe DM. A qualitative assessment of factors that influence emergency medical services partnerships in prehospital research. Acad Emerg Med. 2012; 19(2) 161-173.
Leonard J, Kuppermann N, Olsen C, Babcock Cimpello L, Brown K, Mahajan P, Jaffe D and the PECARN C-spine Study Group. Factors associated with cervical spine injury in children. Ann of Emerg Med. 2011; 58(2) 145-155.
Kuppermann N, Holmes JF, Dayan PS, et al for PECARN. Identification of children at very low risk of clinically-important brain injuries after head trauma: a prospective cohort study. Lancet. 2009;374:1160-70.
Babcock Cimpello L, Garcia M, Rueckmann E, Markevicz C. Sledding: How Fast Can They Go? J Trauma. 2009; 66(3): S23-S26.
Berkeley L. Bennett, MD, MS Medical Director, Northern Kentucky Advocacy Center 513-803-2983 firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Director, Northern Kentucky Advocacy Center
Child abuse; cardiac troponin I in non-accidental trauma
BA: California State University, Fresno, CA, 1994.
MD: Loma Linda University, Loma Linda, CA, 1999.
MS: Baylor College of Medicine, Clinical Scientist Training Program, Houston, TX, 2006.
Internship: Children's Medical Center of Dallas, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, 1999-2002.
Fellowship: Texas Children's Hospital, Baylor College of Medicine, 2002-2006; Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, 2007- Present
Bennett B. Basilar skull fractures. Frasier L, ed. Abusive Head Trauma Pocket Atlas. St. Louis, MO: STM Learning Inc. In press.
Bennett B. Non-accidental trauma fracture mimics. Frasier L, ed. Abusive Head Trauma Pocket Atlas. St. Louis, MO: STM Learning Inc. In press.
Siegel RM, Bennett BL. Pediatric Screening for Intimate Partner Violence. In: Chadwick D, ed. Child Maltreatment: A Clinical Guide and Reference 4E. St. Louis, MO: STM Learning Inc. In press.
Bennett BL, Mahabee-Gittens M, Chua MS, Hirsh R. Elevated Cardiac Troponin I in Cases of Thoracic Non-accidental Trauma. Pediatric Emergency Care, 2011 Oct;27(10):941-4.
Bennett BL, Chua MS, Care M, Kachelmeyer A, Mahabee-Gittens M. Retrospective Review to Determine the Utility of Follow-up Skeletal Surveys in Child Abuse Evaluations when the Initial Skeletal Survey is Normal. BMC Research Notes. 2011 Sep;12:4:354.
Laham F, Trott A, Bennett B, Kozinetz C, Jewell A, Garofalo R, Piedra P. Lactate dehydrogenase concentration in nasal-wash fluid as a biochemical predictor of disease severity in children with bronchiolitis presenting to the emergency department. Pediatrics. 2010;125:e225-33.
Bennett BL, Pierce MC. Bone Health and Development. In Jenny (ed) Child Abuse and Neglect: Diagnosis, Treatment and Evidence. Elsevier Publishing, May 2010.
Rangel EL, Cook BS, Bennett BL, Shebesta K, Ying J, Falcone RA. Eliminating disparity in evaluation for abuse in infants with head injury: use of a screening guideline. J Pediatr Surg. 2009 Jun;44(6):1229-34; discussion 1234-5.
Seema R. Bhatt, MD Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine 513-803-2980 email@example.com
Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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.
Timothy E. Brenkert, MD 513-803-2570 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pediatric emergency medicine; acute severe asthma; hypertonic saline use
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 513-636-7966 email@example.com
Terri Byczkowski, PhD, is an associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center within the UC Department of Pediatrics.
Prior to joining Emergency Medicine 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.
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.
TL Byczkowski, LM Kollar, MT Britto. Family Experiences With Outpatient Care: Do Adolescents and Parents Have the Same Perceptions? Journal of Adolescent Health. 2010;47(1):92-98.
The Ohio Perinatal Quality Collaborative Writing Committee. A Statewide Initiative to Reduce Inappropriate Scheduled Births at 360/7 ─ 386/7 Weeks’ Gestation. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology. 2010; 202(3):243e1-243e8.
DD Wirtschafter, MD, J Petit, P Kurtin, M Dalsey, K Chance, HW Morrow, M Seid, TL Byczkowski, TP Huber, JM Milstein, SM Bowles, S Fichera, S Kloman. A Statewide Quality Improvement Collaborative to Reduce Neonatal Central-Line Associated Blood Stream Infections. Journal of Perinatology. 2010; 30(3):170-181.
TL Byczkowski, MS Levy. When Does An Imperfect Sampling Frame Produce More Efficient Estimators Than a Perfect Frame? Journal of Statistical Planning and Inference. 2009;139:3679-3689.
MT Britto, TL Byczkowski, AM Anneken, J Hausfeld, PM Schoettker, MK Farrell, UR Kotagal. Improving Access to Pediatric Sub-Specialty Care: Initial Failures and Lessons Learned. Quality Management in Healthcare. 2008;17(4): 320-329.
KW Sparling, FC Ryckman, PJ Schoettker, TL Byczkowski, A Helpling, K Mandel, A Panchanathan, UR Kotagal. Financial impact of failing to prevent surgical site infection. Quality Management in Healthcare. 2007;16(3):219-225.
Patricia L. Chambers, MD Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine 513-636-7966 firstname.lastname@example.org
Adjunct Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
Underserved populations; medical missions
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.
Steven T. Chan, MD Member, Division of Emergency Medicine 513-636-7966 email@example.com
Member, Division of Emergency Medicine
Steven Chan, MD, is a fellow in pediatric emergency medicine. His current area of research is the treatment of post-traumatic headaches in the emergency department.
MD: University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 2009.
Residency: Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA, 2012.
Fellowship: Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2015.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2012.
Chan S, Kurowski B, Byczkowski T, Timm N. Intravenous Migraine Therapy in Children with Post-Traumatic Headache in the Emergency Department. Am J Emerg Med. 2015 May;33(5):635-9.
Seftchick MW, Adler PH, Hsieh M, Wolfson AB, Chan ST, Webster BW, Frattaroli GD. The prevalence and factors associated with QTc prolongation among emergency department patients. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Dec;54(6):763-8.
Holly Depinet, MD, MPH 513-636-4254 firstname.lastname@example.org
Holly Depinet (Brodzinski), MD, MPH, is a patient safety and quality improvement researcher with a focus on predicting and mitigating preventable harm by using QI methodologies to improve diagnostic accuracy and the delivery of safe, evidence based care.
She is involved in the EM Quality Research Focus Group, Hospital-wide Safety Research Committee and national collaboratives aimed at improving care for pediatric sepsis.
BA: University of Delaware, Newark, DE, 1997.
MPH: University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 1999.
MD: Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC, 2003.
Residency: Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2003-2006.
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2006-2009;
Diploma Course in Tropical Medicine: University of West Virginia School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV, Summer 2008.
Intermediate Improvement Sciences Seminar: Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, Spring 2010.
Judith W. Dexheimer, PhD 513-636-7966 email@example.com
Medical informatics; clinical decision support; artificial intelligence
Judith Dexheimer, PhD, has a background in developing, implementing and evaluating clinical information systems including clinical decision systems, organizational and workflow aspects of informatics applications, computerized applications for emergency medicine and implementation of artificial intelligence techniques, computerized guideline applications and evidence-based medicine, public health informatics, and preventive care measures.
Her research focuses on the design, implementation and evaluation of clinical decision support systems in pediatric emergency medicine to improve clinical care.
PhD: Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2011.
MS: Biomedical Informatics, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, 2006.
Kurowski BG, Wade S, Dexheimer JW, Dyas J, Zhang N, Babcock L. Feasibility and potential benefits of a web-based intervention delivered acutely after mild traumatic brain injury in adolescents: a pilot study. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2015.
Borycki E, Cummings E, Dexheimer JW, Gong Y, Kennebeck S, Kushniruk A, Kuziemsky C, Saranto K, Weber JH, Takeda H. Patient-centered Coordinated Care in Times of Emerging Diseases and Epidemics. Yearb Med Inform. 2015 Aug 13;10(1):207-15.
Dexheimer JW, Scheid B, Babaoff A, Martens S, Kennebeck S. Preparing for International Classification of Diseases, 10th revision, clinical modification implementation: strategies for maintaining an efficient workflow. Pediatr Emer Care. 2015;31(1):65-69.
Ni Y, Kennebeck S, Dexheimer JW, McAneney CM, Tang H, Lingren T, Li Q, Zhai H, Solti I. Automated Clinical Trial Eligibility Pre-Screening: Increasing the Efficiency of Patient Identification for Clinical Trials in the Emergency Department. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2015 Jan;22(1):166-78.
Dexheimer JW, Borycki EM. Use of mobile devices in the emergency department: A scoping review. Health Informatics J. 2015 Dec;21(4):306-15.
Dexheimer JW, Borycki EM, Chiu K, Johnson KB, Aronsky D. A systematic review of the implementation and impact of asthma protocols. BMC Med Inform Decis Mak. 2014;14:82.
Dexheimer JW, Abramo TJ, Arnold DH, Johnson KB, Shyr Y, Ye F, Fan K, Patel N, Aronsky D. Implementation and Evaluation of a Computerized Asthma Management System in a Pediatric Emergency Department: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Int J Med Inform. 2014;83(11):805-813.
Dixon CA, Ammerman RT, Dexheimer JW, Meyer B, Jung H, Johnson BL, Elliott J, Jacobs T, Pomerantz WJ, Mahabee-Gittens EM. Development of iBsafe: A Collaborative, Theory-based Approach to Creating a Mobile Game Application for Child Safety. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2014 Nov 14;2014:477-85.
Dexheimer JW, Kennebeck S. Modifications and Integration of the Electronic Tracking Board in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatr Emer Care. 2013;29(7):852-7.
Elena M. Duma, MD 513-636-2277 firstname.lastname@example.org
Elena Duma, MD, is a physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She has been at Cincinnati Children's 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 Cincinnati Children's. 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.
MD: University of Tennessee, Memphis, TN, 1991.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Certification: Pediatrics, 1995.
Siegel R, Christie C, Myers M, Duma E, Green L. Incest and Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in a twelve-year-old girl: a case for early human immunodeficiency virus testing in sexually abused children. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 1992 Aug;11(8):681-2.
Michelle D. Eckerle, MD Clinical Fellow, Emergency Department 513-636-4315 email@example.com
Clinical Fellow, Emergency Department
MD: University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, 2002.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.
Certification: Pediatrics, pending 2005.
Michael R. FitzGerald, PhD Research Education, Division of Emergency Medicine 513-636-1373 firstname.lastname@example.org
Research Education, Division of Emergency Medicine
Feedback in medical education; assessment and evaluation of medical learners
BS: Marketing, Miami University, 1990.
MA: Social Psychology, University of Cincinnati, 1997.
PhD: Social Psychology, University of Cincinnati, 2001.
Davis JF, Choi DL, Shurdak JD, Krause EG, Fitzgerald MF, Lipton JW, Sakai RR, Benoit SC. Central melanocortins modulate mesocorticolimbic activity and food seeking behavior in the rat. Physiol Behav. 2010 Dec 21.
Davis JF, Choi DL, Schurdak JD, Fitzgerald MF, Clegg DJ, Lipton JW, Figlewicz DP, Benoit SC. Leptin Regulates Energy Balance and Motivation Through Action at Distinct Neural Circuits. Biol Psychiatry. 2010 Oct 28.
Choi DL, Davis JF, Fitzgerald ME, Benoit SC. The role of orexin-A in food motivation, reward-based feeding behavior and food-induced neuronal activation in rats. Neuroscience. 2010 Apr 28;167(1):11-20.
Li J, Walker SM, Fitzgerald M, Baccei ML. Activity-dependent modulation of glutamatergic signaling in the developing rat dorsal horn by early tissue injury. J Neurophysiol. 2009 Oct;102(4):2208-19.
Dahl SK, Amstalden M, Coolen L, Fitzgerald M, Lehman M. Dynorphin immunoreactive fibers contact GnRH neurons in the human hypothalamus. Reprod Sci. 2009 Aug;16(8):781-7.
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.
Monk KR, Wu J, Williams JP, Finney BA, Fitzgerald ME, Filippi MD, Ratner N. Mast cells can contribute to axon-glial dissociation and fibrosis in peripheral nerve. Neuron Glia Biol. 2007 Aug;3(3):233-44.
Davis BA, Fitzgerald ME, Brown JL, Amstalden KA, Coolen LM. Activation of POMC neurons during general arousal but not sexual behavior in male rats. Behav Neurosci. 2007 Oct;121(5):1012-22.
Wu J, Crimmins JT, Monk KR, Williams JP, Fitzgerald ME, Tedesco S, Ratner N. Perinatal epidermal growth factor receptor blockade prevents peripheral nerve disruption in a mouse model reminiscent of benign world health organization grade I neurofibroma. Am J Pathol. 2006 May;168(5):1686-96.
Coolen LM, Fitzgerald ME, Yu L, Lehman MN. Activation of mu opioid receptors in the medial preoptic area following copulation in male rats. Neuroscience. 2004;124(1):11-21.
Todd A. Florin, MD, MSCE Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine 513-636-7966 email@example.com
MD: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester, NY, 2005.
Residency: Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2005-2008.
Chief Resident: Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2008-2009.
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA, 2009-2012.
Graduate Training: Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology (Clinical Trials), Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2012.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2009; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2013.
Florin TA, Ambroggio L. Biomarkers for community-acquired pneumonia in the emergency department. Curr Infect Dis Rep. 2014.
Shah SS, Ambroggio L, Florin TA. Biomarkers for Predicting Illness Severity in Children with Acute Lower Respiratory Tract Infections. J Ped Infect Dis Soc. 2014.
Neuman M, Alpern E, Hall M, Kharbanda A, Shah S, Freedman S, Aronson P, Florin TA, Mistry R, Berry J. Characteristics of Recurrent Utilization in Pediatric Emergency Departments. Pediatrics. 2014;134(4):e1025-31.
Florin TA, Byczkowski T, Ruddy R, Zorc JJ, Test M, Shah SS. Variation in the Management of Infants Hospitalized for Bronchiolitis Persists After the 2006 American Academy of Pediatrics Bronchiolitis Guidelines. Journal of Pediatrics. 2014;165(4):786-792.
Florin TA, Shaw KN, Kittick M, Zorc JJ. Nebulized Hypertonic Saline for Bronchiolitis in the Emergency Department: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatrics. 2014;168(7):664-70.
Freedman SB, Hall M, Shah SS, Kharbanda AB, Aronson PL, Florin TA, Mistry R, Macias CG, Neuman MI. Impact of Increasing Ondansetron Use on Clinical Outcomes in Children with Gastroenteritis. JAMA Pediatrics. 2014;168(4):321-9.
Florin TA, French BC, Zorc JJ, Alpern ER, Shah SS. Variation in Emergency Department Diagnostic Testing and its Effect on Outcomes in Children with Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Pediatrics. 2013;132(2):237-44.
Shah SS, Dugan MH, Bell LM, Grundmeier RW, Florin TA, Hines EM, Metlay JP. Blood Cultures in the Emergency Department Evaluation of Childhood Pneumonia. Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2011;30(6):475-479.
Florin TA, Ludwig S, eds. Netter’s Pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier, 2011. (Book)
Gary L. Geis, MD Medical Director, Center for Simulation and Research 513-636-6992 firstname.lastname@example.org
Medical Director, Center for Simulation and Research
Academically, Dr. Geis has been recognized with multiple teaching awards from the pediatric, emergency medicine and family practice residencies in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 2015 he received an Educational Achievement Award from the Department of Pediatrics. 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 primary investigator and co-investigator on multiple completed projects, has served on study sections for the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the NIH, and is a reviewer for multiple peer-reviewed journals.
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, 2008; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2004, 2014.
Kerrey BT, Mittiga MR, Rinderknecht AS, Varadarajan KR, Dyas JR, Geis GL, Luria JW, Frey ME, Jablonski TE, Iyer SB. Reducing the incidence of oxyhaemoglobin desaturation during rapid sequence intubation in a paediatric emergency department. BMJ Qual Saf. 2015 Jul 16.
Couto TB, Farhat SC, Geis GL, Olsen O, Schvartsman C. High-fidelity simulation versus case-based discussion for teaching medical students in Brazil about pediatric emergencies. Clinics (Sao Paulo). 2015 Jun;70(6):393-9.
Moler FW, Silverstein FS, Holubkov R, Slomine BS, Christensen JR, Nadkarni VM, Meert KL, Clark AE, Browning B, Pemberton VL, Page K, Shankaran S, Hutchison JS, Newth CJ, Bennett KS, Berger JT, Topjian A, Pineda JA, Koch JD, Schleien CL, Dalton HJ, Ofori-Amanfo G, Goodman DM, Fink EL, McQuillen P, Zimmerman JJ, Thomas NJ, van der Jagt EW, Porter MB, Meyer MT, Harrison R, Pham N, Schwarz AJ, Nowak JE, Alten J, Wheeler DS, Bhalala US, Lidsky K, Lloyd E, Mathur M, Shah S, Wu T, Theodorou AA, Sanders RC Jr, Dean JM, THAPCA Trial Investigators. Therapeutic hypothermia after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in children. N Engl J Med. 2015 May 14;372(20):1898-908.
Couto TB, Kerrey BT, Taylor RG, FitzGerald M, Geis GL. Teamwork skills in actual, in situ, and in-center pediatric emergencies: performance levels across settings and perceptions of comparative educational impact. Simul Healthc. 2015 Apr;10(2):76-84.
Rinderknecht AS, Mittiga MR, Meinzen-Derr J, Geis GL, Kerrey BT. Factors associated with oxyhemoglobin desaturation during rapid sequence intubation in a pediatric emergency department: findings from multivariable analyses of video review data. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Apr;22(4):431-40.
Wetzel EA, Lang TR, Pendergrass TL, Taylor RG, Geis GL. Identification of latent safety threats using high-fidelity simulation-based training with multidisciplinary neonatology teams. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013 Jun;39(6):268-73.
Wheeler DS, Geis G, Mack EH, Lemaster T, Patterson MD. High-reliability emergency response teams in the hospital: improving quality and safety using in situ simulation training. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 Jun;22(6):507-14.
Patterson MD, Geis GL, Lemaster T, Wears RL. Impact of multidisciplinary simulation-based training on patient safety in a paediatric emergency department. BMJ Qual Saf. 2013 May;22(5):383-93.
Patterson MD, Geis GL, Falcone RA, Lemaster T, Wears RL. 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.
Johnson K, Geis G, Oehler J. Meinzen-Derr J, Bauer J, Myer c, Kerrey B. Simulation to implement a novel system of care for pediatric critical airway obstruction. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2012 Oct 1;138(10):907-11.
Mike A. Gittelman, MD Co-Director, Comprehensive Children's Injury Center 513-636-2274 email@example.com
Co-Director, Comprehensive Children's Injury Center
Pediatric emergency medicine; injury prevention; advocacy
Mike Gittelman, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric emergency room physician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH, and he is a professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate work at Swarthmore College and his medical school training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA, and a fellowship in emergency medicine at Cincinnati Children’s.
His area of expertise is within the field of injury control. Prior to their formation of a council, he served as the chairperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Injury and Poison Prevention. He is a board member and treasurer of the AAP’s Ohio Chapter, and he is a co-director of the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center at Cincinnati Children’s. He is involved in resident education on injury prevention and he works with high-risk communities in an effort to reduce pediatric injuries. One of his research interests has been to study the impact of an ER encounter and education by a pediatrician about injury risks on promoting a behavior change to prevent injuries. More recently he has worked with the Ohio Chapter to develop a state-wide bicycle helmet intervention and to develop an injury QI program for practicing pediatricians. He is nationally recognized for his injury prevention efforts and research and much of his work has been published in peer reviewed journals.
MD: The Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1994.
Residency: St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA., 1997.
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2000.
Certifications: ABP Subspecialty Board in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, current; American Board of Pediatrics, current; Diplomate, United States Medical Licensure Examination, 1994.
McDonald EM, Gittelman MA, Rains CM, Hoffman B, Zonfrillo MR. Toward a centralized database for child safety centers: Results of a feasibility pilot study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Sep;79(3 Suppl 1):S15-20.
Wibbenmeyer L, Gittelman MA, Kluesner K, et al. A multicenter study of preventable contact burns from glass fronted gas fireplaces. J Burn Care Res. 2015;36:240–245.
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, McClanahan N, Damon A, Ho M. A Computerized Kiosk to Teach Injury Prevention: Is it as Effective As Human Interaction? The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. Sep 2014;77(3 Suppl 1):S2-7.
Kurowski BG, Pomerantz WJ, Schaiper C, Gittelman MA. Factors that Influence Concussion Knowledge and Self-Reported Attitudes in High School Athletes. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. Sep 2014;77(3 Suppl 1):S12-17.
Zonfrillo MR, Melzer-Lange M, Gittelman MA. A comprehensive approach to pediatric injury prevention in the emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014;30(1):56-62.
Wagers B, Gittelman M, Bennett B, Pomerantz W. Prevalence of male adolescent dating violence in the pediatric emergency department. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;75(4 Suppl 3):S313-318.
Pomerantz WJ, Gittelman MA, Ho M, Hornung RW. Can the reduction of pediatric injury rates be sustained using a community-based approach? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;75(4 Suppl 3):S276-280.
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, Ho M, Hornung R, McClanahan N. Is an Emergency Department encounter for a motor vehicle collision truly a “Teachable Moment.” J of Trauma. 2012.
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ. The Use of Focus Groups to Mobilize a High-Risk Community in an Effort to Prevent Injuries. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community. 39:1–14, 2011.
Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, Schubert CJ. Implementing and evaluating an injury prevention curriculum within a pediatric residency program. J Trauma. 2010; 69(4 Suppl): S239-44.
Selena L. Hariharan, MD, FAAP 513-636-7966 firstname.lastname@example.org
BA: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1992.
MD: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1996.
Residency: University of Cincinnati Hospital Group Program, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1999.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.
Hariharan S, Pomerantz W. Correlation between hospitalization for pharmaceutical ingestion and attention deficit disorder in children aged 5 to 9 years old. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2008 Jan;47(1):15-20.
Alloway R, Steinberg S, Khalil K, Gourishankar S, Miller J, Norman D, Hariharan S, Pirsch J, Matas A, Zaltzman J, Wisemandle K, Fitzsimmons W, First MR. Two years postconversion from a prograf-based regimen to a once-daily tacrolimus extended-release formulation in stable kidney transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2007 Jun 27;83(12):1648-51.
Alloway R, Steinberg S, Khalil K, Gourishankar S, Miller J, Norman D, Hariharan S, Pirsch J, Matas A, Zaltzman J, Wisemandle K, Fitzsimmons W, First MR. Conversion of stable kidney transplant recipients from a twice daily Prograf-based regimen to a once daily modified release tacrolimus-based regimen. Transplant Proc. 2005 Mar;37(2):867-70.
Sztajnkrycer MD, Hariharan S, Bond GR. Cardiac irritability and myocardial infarction in a 13-year-old girl following recreational amphetamine overdose. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2002 Aug;18(4):E11-5.
First MR, Gerber DA, Hariharan S, Kaufman DB, Shapiro R. Post-transplant diabetes mellitus in kidney allograft recipients: incidence, risk factors, and management. Transplantation. 2002 Feb 15;73(3):379-86.
Hariharan S, Adams MB, Brennan DC, Davis CL, First MR, Johnson CP, Ouseph R, Peddi VR, Pelz CJ, Roza AM, Vincenti F, George V. Recurrent and de novo glomerular disease after renal transplantation: a report from Renal Allograft Disease Registry (RADR). Transplantation. 1999 Sep 15;68(5):635-41.
Daoud AJ, Schroeder TJ, Shah M, Hariharan S, Peddi VR, Weiskittel P, First MR. A comparison of the safety and efficacy of mycophenolate mofetil, prednisone and cyclosporine and mycophenolate mofetil, and prednisone and tacrolimus. Transplant Proc. 1998 Dec;30(8):4079-81.
Al-Awwa IA, Hariharan S, First MR. Importance of allograft biopsy in renal transplant recipients: correlation between clinical and histological diagnosis. Am J Kidney Dis. 1998 Jun;31(6 Suppl 1):S15-8.
Hariharan S, Peddi VR, Savin VJ, Johnson CP, First MR, Roza AM, Adams MB. Recurrent and de novo renal diseases after renal transplantation: a report from the renal allograft disease registry. Am J Kidney Dis. 1998 Jun;31(6):928-31.
Rahusen F, Munda R, Hariharan S, First MR, Demmy A. Combined kidney-pancreas and parathyroid transplantation: a case report. Clin Transplant. 1997 Aug;11(4):341-3.
Richard W. Hornung, DrPh ED Statistical Consultant, Biostatistics and Data Management Core 513-636-1948 email@example.com
ED Statistical Consultant, Biostatistics and Data Management Core
Environmental exposure assessment; epidemiologic methods; longitudinal data analysis.
DrPH: University of North Carolina School of Public Health, 1985.
MS: University of Kentucky, 1972.
BS: University of Dayton, Dayton, OH, 1970.
Wosje KS, Khoury PR, Claytor RP, Copeland KA, Hornung RW, Daniels SR, Kalkwarf HJ. Dietary patterns associated with fat and bone mass in young children. Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 Aug;92(2):294-303.
Hornung RW, Lanphear BP, Dietrich KN. Age of greatest susceptibility to childhood lead exposure: a new statistical approach. Environ Health Perspect. 2009 Aug;117(8):1309-12.
Spanier AJ, Kahn RS, Hornung RW, Wang N, Sun G, Lierl MB, Lanphear BP. Environmental exposures, nitric oxide synthase genes, and exhaled nitric oxide in asthmatic children. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2009 Aug;44(8):812-9.
Kerrey BT, Geis GL, Quinn AM, Hornung RW, Ruddy RM. A prospective comparison of diaphragmatic ultrasound and chest radiography to determine endotracheal tube position in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatrics. 2009 Jun;123(6):e1039-44.
Meinzen-Derr J, Morrow AL, Hornung RW, Donovan EF, Dietrich KN, Succop PA. Epidemiology of necrotizing enterocolitis temporal clustering in two neonatology practices. J Pediatr. 2009 May;154(5):656-61.
Knopf JM, Hornung RW, Slap GB, DeVellis RF, Britto MT. Views of treatment decision making from adolescents with chronic illnesses and their parents: a pilot study. Health Expect. 2008 Dec;11(4):343-54.
Schauer DP, Leonard AC, Hornung RW, Johnston JA, Eckman MH. Patient-specific decision modeling to guide the use of drotrecogin alpha (activated) in patients with severe sepsis. J Crit Care. 2008 Dec;23(4):484-92.
Szilagyi PG, Fairbrother G, Griffin MR, Hornung RW, Donauer S, Morrow A, Altaye M, Zhu Y, Ambrose S, Edwards KM, Poehling KA, Lofthus G, Holloway M, Finelli L, Iwane M, Staat MA; New Vaccine Surveillance Network. Influenza vaccine effectiveness among children 6 to 59 months of age during 2 influenza seasons: a case-cohort study. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2008 Oct;162(10):943-51.
Wright JP, Dietrich KN, Ris MD, Hornung RW, Wessel SD, Lanphear BP, Ho M, Rae MN. Association of prenatal and childhood blood lead concentrations with criminal arrests in early adulthood. PLoS Med. 2008 May 27;5(5):e101.
Spanier AJ, Hornung RW, Kahn RS, Lierl MB, Lanphear BP. Seasonal variation and environmental predictors of exhaled nitric oxide in children with asthma. Pediatr Pulmonol. 2008 Jun;43(6):576-83.
Srikant B. Iyer, MD, MPH Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine 513-636-4421 firstname.lastname@example.org
Acute pain management; emergent care of children with congenital heart disease; acute management of sepsis/septic shock
Srikant Iyer, MD, MPH, completed his residency in categorical pediatrics and fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in 2000 and 2005, respectively. He also completed his master's 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 to 2010.
Dr. Iyer’s current work has broadened further to involve improvements in timeliness of care for patients seeking care in open access systems. His most recent effort has been directed toward designing an emergency department fast track care stream to improve the timeliness of care delivery in this system. To aid him in these efforts, he has received formal training in QI methods, LEAN, statistical process control, queuing theory, and improvement science from Cincinnati Children's and the Institute for Health Care Improvement (IHI).
Dr. Iyer has also served as the improvement advisor for the National Pediatric Cardiology Quality Improvement Collaborative since 2006.
In December 2012, Dr. Iyer was offered a one year appointment in the CMS Innovation Advisors Program (IAP). His appointment is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) on behalf of the Centers of Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Innovation Center.
MD: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC.
MPH: Harvard School of Public Health.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH.
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.
Iyer SB, Anderson JB, Slicker J, Beekman RH, Lannon C. Using statistical process control to identify early growth failure among infants with hypoplastic left heart syndrome. World Journal for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Surgery. 2011.
Iyer SB, Schubert CJ, Schoettker PJ, Reeves SD. Use of quality-improvement methods to improve timeliness of analgesic delivery. Pediatrics. 2011 Jan;127(1):e219-25.
Mittiga M, Schwartz H, Iyer SB, Gonzalez J. Pediatric emergency residency experience: Requirement vs. reality. J Grad Med Educ. 2010; December; 2(4): 571-576.
Kulkarni AA, Weiss AA, Iyer SS. Detection of carbohydrate binding proteins using magnetic relaxation switches. Anal Chem. 2010 Sep 1;82(17):7430-5.
Kulkarni AA, Fuller C, Korman H, Weiss AA, Iyer SS. Glycan encapsulated gold nanoparticles selectively inhibit shiga toxins 1 and 2. Bioconjug Chem. 2010 Aug 18;21(8):1486-93.
Millen SH, Lewallen DM, Herr AB, Iyer SS, Weiss AA. Identification and characterization of the carbohydrate ligands recognized by pertussis toxin via a glycan microarray and surface plasmon resonance. Biochemistry. 2010 Jul 20;49(28):5954-67.
Kulkarni AA, Weiss AA, Iyer SS. Glycan-based high-affinity ligands for toxins and pathogen receptors. Med Res Rev. 2010 Mar;30(2):327-93. Review.
Flagler MJ, Mahajan SS, Kulkarni AA, Iyer SS, Weiss AA. Comparison of binding platforms yields insights into receptor binding differences between shiga toxins 1 and 2. Biochemistry. 2010 Mar 2;49(8):1649-57.
Timm N, Iyer SB. Embedded earrings in children. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2008;24(1):1-3.
Laurie H. Johnson, MD, FAAP Clinician Educator, Division of Emergency Medicine 513-636-9378 email@example.com
Clinician Educator, Division of Emergency Medicine
MD: Brody School of Medicine, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, 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.
Benjamin T. Kerrey, MD Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine 513-636-7966 firstname.lastname@example.org
Acute and chronic anemia; pediatric radiology
MD: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 2002.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.
Certification: Pediatrics 2003; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2009.
Kerrey BT, Geis GL, Quinn AM, Hornung RW, Ruddy RM. A prospective comparison of diaphragmatic ultrasound and chest radiography to determine endotracheal tube position in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatrics. 2009 Jun;123(6):e1039-44.
Kerrey B, Reed J. A neonate with respiratory distress and a chest wall deformity. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Aug;23(8):565-9.
Kerrey BT, Morrow A, Geraghty S, Huey N, Sapsford A, Schleiss MR. Breast milk as a source for acquisition of cytomegalovirus (HCMV) in a premature infant with sepsis syndrome: detection by real-time PCR. J Clin Virol. 2006 Mar;35(3):313-6.
Pamela Beth Lachniet, MD, PhD Staff Physician III, Division of Emergency Medicine 513-636-7966 email@example.com
Staff Physician III, Division of Emergency Medicine
MD: Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, Nashville, TN, 2000.
PhD: Vanderbilt University, Biochemistry, Nashville, TN, 1998.
Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2003.
E. Melinda Mahabee-Gittens, MD, MS, CTTS 513-636-7966 firstname.lastname@example.org
Pediatric secondhand smoke exposure reduction; parental tobacco cessation; adolescent tobacco prevention
Dr. Melinda Mahabee-Gittens is a professor at the University of Cincinnati and attending emergency medicine physician in the Emergency Department at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Her areas of expertise include research on tobacco prevention and education in medical settings.
She has extensive research experience in survey design and tobacco intervention development, and primary quantitative data collection and analysis. She has provided parents and adolescents with tobacco prevention, tobacco cessation and secondhand smoke reduction counseling both in the research and clinical setting. She has been successfully funded for her research by the NIH/National Cancer Institute (K23CA117864 and K22CA163747), Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (R03HS11038), the American Lung Association (CG-004-N), and the Charlotte R. Schmidlapp Woman Scholars Award.
She recently was co-investigator on a technology transfer grant, funded by NHLBI (1-R41HL083540 and 2-R42-HL083540) to develop and evaluate a web-based tobacco cessation educational program for pediatric respiratory therapists and nurses. She is currently the PI on a Career Development award from the National Cancer Institute which is designed to develop and evaluate a parental tobacco cessation intervention in the ED setting.
MD: State University of New York at Brooklyn, NY, 1992.
Residency: The Children's Hospital at Yale-New Haven, CT, 1995.
Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1999.
MS: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1999.
Dixon CA, Pomerantz WJ, Hart KW, Lindsell CJ, Mahabee-Gittens EM. An evaluation of a dog bite prevention intervention in the pediatric emergency department. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Oct;75(4 Suppl 3):S308-12.
Mahabee-Gittens EM, Dixon CA, Vaughn LM, Duma EM, Gordon JS. Parental Tobacco Screening and Counseling in the Pediatric Emergency Department: Practitioners' Attitudes, Perceived Barriers, and Suggestions for Implementation and Maintenance. J Emerg Nurs. 2013 Sep 9. pii: S0099-1767(13)00217-1.
Mahabee-Gittens EM, Stone L, Gordon JS. Pediatric emergency department is a promising venue for adult tobacco cessation interventions. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013 Oct;15(10):1792-3.
Mahabee-Gittens EM, Xiao Y, Gordon JS, Khoury JC. The dynamic role of parental influences in preventing adolescent smoking initiation. Addict Behav. 2013 Apr;38(4):1905-11.
Gordon JS, Mahabee-Gittens EM, Andrews JA, Christiansen SM, Byron DJ. A randomized clinical trial of a web-based tobacco cessation education program. Pediatrics. 2013 Feb;131(2):e455-62.
Vaughn LM, Nabors L, Pelley TJ, Hampton RR, Jacquez F, Mahabee-Gittens EM. Obesity screening in the pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Jun;28(6):548-52.
Mahabee-Gittens EM, Xiao Y, Gordon JS, Khoury JC. Continued importance of family factors in youth smoking behavior. Nicotine Tob Res. 2012 Dec;14(12):1458-66.
Mahabee-Gittens EM, Khoury JC, Huang B, Dorn LD, Ammerman RT, Gordon JS. The Protective Influence of Family Bonding on Smoking Initiation in Adolescents by Racial/Ethnic and Age Subgroups. J Child Adolesc Subst Abuse. 2011 Jul;20(3):270-287.
Bennett BL, Mahabee-Gittens M, Chua MS, Hirsch R. Elevated cardiac troponin I level in cases of thoracic nonaccidental trauma. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Oct;27(10):941-4.
Bennett BL, Chua MS, Care M, Kachelmeyer A, Mahabee-Gittens M. Retrospective review to determine the utility of follow-up skeletal surveys in child abuse evaluations when the initial skeletal survey is normal. BMC Res Notes. 2011 Sep 12;4:354. 4-354.