Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


As a pediatric emergency medicine specialist, I am dedicated to providing thoughtful, compassionate care to children and families during what can sometimes be a stressful time. I enjoy the opportunity to work with patients of all ages and with the varying conditions that we treat in the emergency department — and to bring a combination of evidence-based medical knowledge and family centered care to each visit.

My research interests include quality improvement, ED patient safety and pediatric sepsis. These interests stem from a desire to improve the care and experience for children and families with acute illness. My main focus is on improving processes and systems related to the identification and care of children with sepsis. This work includes efforts here at Cincinnati Children’s, and through involvement with national pediatric sepsis collaboratives.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Emergency Medicine

Research Divisions

Emergency Medicine

My Education

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.

My Publications

Evaluating pediatric sepsis definitions designed for electronic health record extraction and multicenter quality improvement. Scott, HF; Brilli, RJ; Paul, R; Macias, CG; Niedner, M; Depinet, H; Richardson, T; Riggs, R; Gruhler, H; Larsen, GY; et al. Critical Care Medicine. 2020; 48:e916-e926.

Altered mental status in a 5-year-old girl. Kopp, TM; Redel, JM; Depinet, HE. Pediatrics in review / American Academy of Pediatrics. 2020; 41:546-548.

Patterns of Vasoactive Agent Initiation Among Children With Septic Shock in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Jeffreys, KL; Eckerle, M; Depinet, H. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2020; Publish Ahead of Print.

Characterization of Children with Septic Shock Cared for by Emergency Medical Services. Depinet, HE; Eckerle, M; Semenova, O; Meinzen-Derr, J; Babcock, L. Prehospital Emergency Care (Edición Española). 2019; 23:491-500.

Elevated Heart Rate and Risk of Revisit With Admission in Pediatric Emergency Patients. Daymont, C; Balamuth, F; Scott, HF; Bonafide, CP; Brady, PW; Depinet, H; Alpern, ER. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2018; Publish Ahead of Print.

6 an infant presenting with hematuria and pallor. Riney, LC; Treasure, JD; Jr, VC D; Depinet, H. Pediatrics in review / American Academy of Pediatrics. 2018; 39:98-99.

Association of Hospital Resources and Imaging Choice for Appendicitis in Pediatric Emergency Departments. Fullerton, K; Depinet, H; Iyer, S; Hall, M; Herr, S; Morton, I; Lee, T; Melzer-Lange, M; Emer, CH A P. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2017; 24:400-409.

Addition of a biomarker panel to a clinical score to identify patients at low risk for appendicitis. Depinet, H; Copeland, K; Gogain, J; Hennes, H; Paradis, NA; Andrews-Dickert, R; Vance, CW; Huckins, DS; Grp, AP A B S. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2016; 34:2266-2271.

Risk Stratification to Decrease Unnecessary Diagnostic Imaging for Acute Appendicitis. Depinet, H; von Allmen, D; Towbin, A; Hornung, R; Ho, M; Alessandrini, E. Pediatrics. 2016; 138:e20154031-e20154031.

Use of Clinical Data to Predict Appendicitis in Patients with Equivocal US Findings. Athans, BS; Depinet, HE; Towbin, AJ; Zhang, Y; Zhang, B; Trout, AT. Radiology. 2016; 280:557-567.