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Vice Chair Graduate Medical Education, Division of Emergency Medicine

Associate Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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

Mendoza FS, Walker LR, Stoll BJ, Fuentes-Afflick E, St Geme JW 3rd, Cheng TL, Gonzalez del Rey JA, Harris CE, Rimsza ME, Li J, Sectish TC. Diversity and Inclusion Training in Pediatric Departments. Pediatrics. 2015 Apr;135(4):707-13.

Warrick D, Gonzalez-del-Rey J, Hall D, Statile A, White C, Simmons J, Wong SP. Improving Resident Handoffs for Children Transitioning from the Intensive Care Unit. Hosp Pediatr. 2015 Mar;5(3):127-33.

González del Rey J. Papel de los padres en las urgencias pediátricas: ¿tradición, conflicto o mejoría? An Pediatr (Barc). 2015;82:1-3.

Daily J, FitzGerald M, Downing K, King E, Del Rey JG, Ittenbach R, Marino B. Important knowledge for parents of children with heart disease: parent, nurse, and physician views. Cardiol Young. 2015 Jan 20:1-9.

Starmer J et all, Landrigan CP, I-PASS Study Group. Changes in medical errors after implementation of a handoff program. N Engl J Med. 2014 Nov 6;371(19):1803-12.

Schumacher DJ, Spector N, Calaman S, West DC, Cruz M, Frohna J, Gonzalez del Rey J, Gustafson KK, Poynter SE, Rosenbluth G, Southgate WM, Vinci RJ, Sectish TC. Putting the Pediatrics Milestones into Practice: A Consensus Roadmap and Resource Analysis. Pediatrics. 2014 May;133(5):898-906.

Philibert I, Gonzalez Del Rey JA, Lannon C, Lieh-Lai M, Weiss KB. Quality improvement skills for pediatric residents: from lecture to implementation and sustainability. Acad Pediatr. 2014 Jan-Feb;14(1):40-6.

Fitzgerald M, Mallory M, Mittiga M, Schubert C, Schwartz H, Gonzalez J, Duma E, McAneney C. Experience-Based Guidance for Implementing a Direct Observation Checklist in a Pediatric Emergency Department Setting. J Grad Med Educ. 2012 Dec;4(4):521-4.

Benito J, Mintegi S, Ruddy R, Gonzalez del Rey J. Changing Clinical Practices and Education in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Through Global Health Partnerships. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Mar 2012;(13)1:37-43.

Auger KA, Landrigan CP, Gonzalez del Rey JA, Sieplinga KR, Sucharew HJ, Simmons JM. Better Rested, but More Stressed?: Evidence of the Effects of Resident Work Hour Restrictions. Acad Pediatr. 2012 Jul-Aug;12(4):335-43.