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Medical Director, Liberty Campus, Division of Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-2277

513-636-7967

Board Certified

"I strongly believe in listening carefully to family members, as they know their child best, and partnering with them to deliver the best care possible to their child."

My Biography & Research

Biography

Since I was young, I have wanted to be a physician with a career that combines science with service to others. I cannot imagine being anything but a pediatrician, simply because I love children. Pediatric patients inspire me every day with their resilience and joy in life.

As an emergency room physician, I strongly believe in listening carefully to family members, as they know their child best, and partnering with them to deliver the best care possible to their child. I also know that a visit to the emergency department is a very stressful time for families, so I offer as much support as possible so they can fully understand the care plan.

I am the medical director of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Liberty Campus Emergency Department and president-elect of the medical staff. I will start my term as president in 2021.

In addition to treating patients and administrative responsibilities, I am also involved in research where my main focus has been on child abuse evaluations in the emergency department.

When I’m not at work, I love spending time with my family. I also enjoy traveling, gardening, hiking and baking.

Clinical Interests

Child abuse

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Emergency Medicine

Research Divisions

Emergency Medicine

My Education

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

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

Certification: Pediatrics, 1995.

My Publications

Selected Publication

Standardizing the Evaluation of Nonaccidental Trauma in a Large Pediatric Emergency Department. Riney, LC; Frey, TM; Fain, ET; Duma, EM; Bennett, BL; Kurowski, EM. Pediatrics. 2018; 141.

Improving Communication With Families for Evaluation of Child Abuse. Riney, L; Frey, T; Fain, E; Duma, E; Chambers, P. Journal of Patient Experience. 2020; 7:827-829.

Identifying Predictors of Physical Abuse Evaluation of Injured Infants: Opportunities to Improve Recognition. Eismann, EA; Shapiro, RA; Makoroff, KL; Theuerling, J; Stephenson, N; Duma, EM; Fain, ET; Frey, TM; Riney, LC; Thackeray, JD. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2020.

Severe Complications From Infectious Mononucleosis After Prolonged Steroid Therapy. Zamor, R; Edmunds, K; Orscheln, E; Duma, E. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2019.

Improving Emergency Department Care for Pediatric Victims of Sexual Abuse. Hoehn, EF; Overmann, KM; Fananapazir, N; Simonton, K; Makoroff, KL; Bennett, BL; Duma, EM; Kurowski, EM. Pediatrics. 2018; 142.

Identification and Evaluation of Physical Abuse in Children. Hoehn, EF; Wilson, PM; Riney, LC; Ngo, V; Bennett, B; Duma, E. Pediatric Annals. 2018; 47:e97-e101.