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

Vice Chair Graduate Medical Education, Division of Emergency Medicine
Associate 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


Emergency Medicine, 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

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

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. Academic 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.

Evaluation and Impact of the "advanced Pediatric Life Support " Course in the Care of Pediatric Emergencies in Spain. Benito, J; Luaces-Cubells, C; Mintegi, S; Manrique Martínez, I; De La Torre Espí, M; Miguez Navarro, C; Vazquez López, P; Campos Calleja, C; Ferres Serrat, F; Alonso Salas, MT; et al. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2018; 34:628-632.

Thresholds and interpretations: How clinical competency committees identify pediatric residents with performance concerns. Schumacher, DJ; Michelson, C; Poynter, S; Barnes, MM; Li, ST; Burman, N; Sklansky, DJ; Thoreson, L; Calaman, S; King, B; et al. Medical Teacher (Informa). 2018; 40:70-79.

Nonemergency Acute Care: When It's Not the Medical Home. Conners, GP; Kressly, SJ; Perrin, JM; Richerson, JE; Sankrithi, UM; COMMITTEE ON PRACTICE AND AMBULATORY MEDICINE, ; COMMITTEE ON PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, ; SECTION ON TELEHEALTH CARE, ; SECTI. Pediatrics. 2017; 139:e20170629-e20170629.

The April Effect: A Multimedia Orientation Approach to Improve Rotation Transitions During Pediatric Residency. Sobolewski, B; Kerrey, BT; Geis, GL; Bria, CL; Mittiga, MR; del Rey, JA G. Academic Pediatrics. 2016; 16:220-223.

Implementation of an Innovative Pediatric Hospital Medicine Education Series. Statile, AM; Unaka, N; Thomson, JE; Sucharew, H; del Rey, JG O; White, CM. Hospital Pediatrics. 2016; 6:151-156.

Important knowledge for parents of children with heart disease: parent, nurse, and physician views. Daily, J; FitzGerald, M; Downing, K; King, E; del Rey, JG; Ittenbach, R; Marino, B. Cardiology in the Young. 2016; 26:61-69.