Todd A. Florin, MD, MSCE

Associate Research Director (Fellowship Research), Division of Emergency Medicine

Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-7966



Pediatric emergency medicine



Pneumonia; bronchiolitis; clinical trials in the emergency department; translational research; biomarkers; clinical prediction models; epidemiology; resource utilization

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.

View PubMed Publications

Florin TA, Carron H, Huang G, Shah S, Ruddy R, Ambroggio L. Pneumonia in children presenting to the emergency department with an asthma exacerbation. JAMA Pediatr. 2016.

Florin TA, Aronson PL, Hall M, Kharbanda AB, Shah SS, Freedman SB, Alpern ER, Mistry RD, Simon HK, Berry J, Coley BD, Neuman MI. Emergency department use of computed tomography for children with ventricular shunts. J Pediatr. 2015 Dec;167(6):1382-1388.e2.

Beck A*, Florin TA*, Campanella S, Shah SS. Geographic variation in hospitalization for lower respiratory tract infections across one county. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Sep;169(9):846-54. *Drs. Beck and Florin were co-first authors on this study.

Florin TA, Byczkowski T, Ruddy RM, Zorc JJ, Test M, Shah SS. Utilization of nebulized 3% saline in infants hospitalized with bronchiolitis. J Pediatr. 2015 May;166(5):1168-1174.e2.

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.

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.

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)

Biomarkers and Risk Stratification in Pediatric Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Principal Investigator. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases/National Institutes of Health. 2016-2019. 1K23AI121325-01.

Procalcitonin and Risk Stratification in Children with Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Principal Investigator. Gerber Foundation Pediatric Research Award. 2014-2016.