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Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


My pediatrician inspired me to become a physician. My clinical specialty is emergency medicine, while my area of research focuses on high-risk populations and disparities in care. I observed that standardizing care helps ensure that patients receive evidence-based, quality care — no matter when or where they present and regardless of their background.

I am certified by the American Academy of Pediatrics in Emergency Medicine. My work is published in well-respected journals such as Journal of Pediatrics, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Journal of Emergency Medicine, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Pediatrics, Hospital Pediatrics and Pediatric Quality and Safety.

Additional Languages

French, Spanish

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Emergency Medicine

Research Divisions

Emergency Medicine

My Education

BA: Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, 1992.

MD: Northwestern University Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1996.

Residency: University of Cincinnati Hospital Group Program, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1999.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2003.

My Publications

Predicting Adverse Outcomes for Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Infections in Emergency Departments. Lin, CY; Xie, J; Freedman, SB; McKee, RS; Schnadower, D; Tarr, PI; Finkelstein, Y; Desai, NM; Lane, RD; Bergmann, KR; et al. Journal of Pediatrics. 2021; 232:200-206.e4.

A Multiyear Cross-sectional Study of Guideline Adherence for the Timeliness of Opioid Administration in Children With Sickle Cell Pain Crisis. Brousseau, DC; Alpern, ER; Chamberlain, JM; Ellison, AM; Bajaj, L; Cohen, DM; Hariharan, S; Cook, LJ; Harding, M; Panepinto, J; et al. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2020; 76:S6-S11.

Delayed presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Walsh, P; Hariharan, S. Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2020; 20.

Predicting Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome and Renal Replacement Therapy in Shiga Toxin-producing Escherichia coli-infected Children. McKee, RS; Schnadower, D; Tarr, PI; Xie, J; Finkelstein, Y; Desai, N; Lane, RD; Bergmann, KR; Kaplan, RL; Hariharan, S; et al. Clinical Infectious Diseases. 2020; 70:1643-1651.

Abdominal Lymphoma Presenting as Terminal Ileitis: A Case Report. Zamor, R; Emberesh, M; Absalon, MJ; Koberlein, GC; Hariharan, S. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2019; 57:e13-e16.

Study of Delayed Antibiotic in Pediatric Febrile Immunocompromised Patients and Adverse Events. Fananapazir, N; Dandoy, C; Byczkowski, T; Lane, A; Nagarajan, R; Hariharan, S. Hospital pediatrics. 2019; 9:379-386.

Vomiting and Dehydration in a 2-Year-Old. Edmunds, K; Gurria, J; Koberlein, G; Zamor, R; Breech, L; Shah, K; Hariharan, S. Pediatrics. 2019; 143.

A Quality Improvement Initiative to Decrease Time to Antibiotics for Children with Intestinal Failure, Fever, and a Central Line. Hariharan, S; Mezoff, EA; Dandoy, CE; Zhang, Y; Chiarenzelli, J; Troutt, ML; Simpkins, J; Dewald, M; Klotz, K; Mezoff, AG; et al. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2018; 3.

Imaging in Pediatrics E-Book. A Carlson Merrow, J; Hariharan, S. Elsevier Health Sciences.

Papillomatosis. Towbin, AJ. In: Merrow AC; Hariharan S, Ed. Imaging in Pediatrics. Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amirsys; 2017.