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Associate Chair for Education, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Chair Graduate Medical Education, Division of Emergency Medicine
DIO and Co-Director, Cincinnati Children's Pediatric Education Center

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

My Biography & Research


Javier A. Gonzalez del Rey, MD, MEd, is currently associate director for the Division of Emergency Medicine and vice chair of graduate medical education for the Division of Emergency Medicine 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.

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Clinical Interests

Procedural sedation; analgesia

Research Interests

Medical education; quality improvement

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Emergency Medicine

Research Divisions

Emergency Medicine, Global Health

My Education

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.

My Publications

Psychiatric Education for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows: Should We be Doing More?. Rudloff, J; Wurster Ovalle, V; Barzman, D; Gonzalez-Del-Rey, J. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2021.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Training. Mota Curiel, C; Yock-Corrales, A; Contreras, C; Corona, L; Pavlichiv, V; Álvarez, E; González del Rey, J. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2021; Publish Ahead of Print.

Narrative Performance Level Assignments at Initial Entrustment and Graduation: Integrating EPAs and Milestones to Improve Learner Assessment. Schumacher, DJ; Schwartz, A; Zenel, JA; Paradise Black, N; Ponitz, K; Blair, R; Traba, CM; Poynter, S; King, B; Englander, R; et al. Academic Medicine. 2020; 95:1736-1744.

Dismantling Racism: Association of Pediatric Program Directors' Commitment to Action. Blankenburg, R; Poitevien, P; Gonzalez del Rey, J; Aylor, M; Frohna, J; McPhillips, H; Waggoner-Fountain, L; Degnon, L. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2020; 20:1051-1053.

Virtual Cafes: An Innovative Way for Rapidly Disseminating Educational Best Practices and Building Community During COVID-19. Blankenburg, R; Poitevien, P; Gonzalez del Rey, J; Degnon, L. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2020; 20:756-757.

Addressing the Behavioral and Mental Health Educational Gap in Pediatric Residency Training. Poynter, SE; McNeal-Trice, K; del Rey, JG. Pediatrics. 2020; 146.

Development of a Pediatric Education Research Unit. Klein, M; Real, FJ; Kachelmeyer, A; del Rey, JG; DeWitt, T; Hostetter, M; Schumacher, DJ. Journal of Pediatrics. 2020; 220:4-6.e1.

57. A “DENVER DEVELOPMENTAL” VIEW OF RESIDENT PERFORMANCE USING AN EPA FRAMEWORK. Schumacher, DJ; Schwartz, A; King, B; West, D; Li, S; Poynter, S; Gonzalez del Rey, J; Herman, B; O'Connor, M; Hemond, J; et al. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2019; 19:e26-e27.

Justifications for Discrepancies Between Competency Committee and Program Director Recommended Resident Supervisory Roles. Schumacher, DJ; Poynter, S; Burman, N; Elliott, SP; Barnes, M; Gellin, C; del Rey, JG; Sklansky, D; Thoreson, L; King, B; et al. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2019; 19:561-565.

Development and Implementation of an End-of-Life Curriculum for Pediatric Residents. Wilson, PM; Herbst, LA; Gonzalez-del-Rey, J. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 2018; 35:1439-1445.