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Elena M. Duma, MD


  • Medical Director, Liberty Campus, Division of Emergency Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics
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.

About

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.

Publications

Selected

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.

Severe Complications From Infectious Mononucleosis After Prolonged Steroid Therapy. Zamor, R; Edmunds, K; Orscheln, E; Duma, E. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2021; 37:e1741-e1744.

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. 2021; 37:e1503-e1509.

Identifying Predictors of Physical Abuse Evaluation of Injured Infants. Eismann, EA; Shapiro, RA; Makoroff, KL; Theuerling, J; Stephenson, N; Duma, EM; Fain, ET; Frey, TM; Riney, LC; Thackeray, JD. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2021; 37:e1503-e1509.

Severe Complications From Infectious Mononucleosis After Prolonged Steroid Therapy. Zamor, R; Edmunds, K; Orscheln, E; Duma, E. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2021; 37:e1741-e1744.

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.

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.

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