Mike A. Gittelman, MD

Co-Director, Comprehensive Children's Injury Center

Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-2274

Fax 513-636-7967

Email mike.gittelman@cchmc.org


Pediatric emergency medicine; injury prevention; advocacy


Behavior change counseling; injury prevention; community prevention

Mike Gittelman, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric emergency room physician at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, OH, and he is a professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate work at Swarthmore College and his medical school training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in pediatrics at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA, and a fellowship in emergency medicine at Cincinnati Children’s.

His area of expertise is within the field of injury control. Prior to their formation of a council, he served as the chairperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Section on Injury and Poison Prevention. He is a board member and treasurer of the AAP’s Ohio Chapter, and he is a co-director of the Comprehensive Children’s Injury Center at Cincinnati Children’s. He is involved in resident education on injury prevention and he works with high-risk communities in an effort to reduce pediatric injuries. One of his research interests has been to study the impact of an ER encounter and education by a pediatrician about injury risks on promoting a behavior change to prevent injuries. More recently he has worked with the Ohio Chapter to develop a state-wide bicycle helmet intervention and to develop an injury QI program for practicing pediatricians. He is nationally recognized for his injury prevention efforts and research and much of his work has been published in peer reviewed journals.

MD: The Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1994.

Residency: St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia, PA., 1997.

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Cincinnati, OH, 2000.

Certifications: ABP Subspecialty Board in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, current; American Board of Pediatrics, current; Diplomate, United States Medical Licensure Examination, 1994.

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McDonald EM, Gittelman MA, Rains CM, Hoffman B, Zonfrillo MR. Toward a centralized database for child safety centers: Results of a feasibility pilot study. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2015 Sep;79(3 Suppl 1):S15-20.

Wibbenmeyer L, Gittelman MA, Kluesner K, et al. A multicenter study of preventable contact burns from glass fronted gas fireplaces. J Burn Care Res. 2015;36:240–245.

Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, McClanahan N, Damon A, Ho M. A Computerized Kiosk to Teach Injury Prevention: Is it as Effective As Human Interaction? The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. Sep 2014;77(3 Suppl 1):S2-7.

Kurowski BG, Pomerantz WJ, Schaiper C, Gittelman MA. Factors that Influence Concussion Knowledge and Self-Reported Attitudes in High School Athletes. The journal of trauma and acute care surgery. Sep 2014;77(3 Suppl 1):S12-17.

Zonfrillo MR, Melzer-Lange M, Gittelman MA. A comprehensive approach to pediatric injury prevention in the emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014;30(1):56-62.

Wagers B, Gittelman M, Bennett B, Pomerantz W. Prevalence of male adolescent dating violence in the pediatric emergency department. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;75(4 Suppl 3):S313-318.

Pomerantz WJ, Gittelman MA, Ho M, Hornung RW. Can the reduction of pediatric injury rates be sustained using a community-based approach? J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013;75(4 Suppl 3):S276-280.

Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, Ho M, Hornung R, McClanahan N. Is an Emergency Department encounter for a motor vehicle collision truly a “Teachable Moment.” J of Trauma. 2012.

Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ. The Use of Focus Groups to Mobilize a High-Risk Community in an Effort to Prevent Injuries. Journal of Prevention & Intervention in the Community. 39:1–14, 2011.

Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, Schubert CJ. Implementing and evaluating an injury prevention curriculum within a pediatric residency program. J Trauma. 2010; 69(4 Suppl): S239-44.