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Benjamin T. Kerrey, MD


  • Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

About

Biography

In my research, I am primarily attempting to optimize care in the resuscitation area of the pediatric emergency department. Research areas I am specifically interested in and pursue include pediatric airway management, improvement of care for high acuity but low-frequency pediatric emergencies, video review and continuous vital signs for data collection during pediatric resuscitation.

My colleagues and I are looking to enhance systems of care in pediatric emergency settings when medical knowledge or clinical experience by itself is inadequate. I first became interested in this research due to my clinical training and skills and my motivation to provide the best care possible.

The group I work with, the Medical Resuscitation Committee, was created in 2007. It has become a nationally recognized leader in treating pediatric patients with high acuity and low-frequency conditions.

As a child, I was often a patient with great doctors. I enjoy Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the diversity of patients. This specialty provides me the opportunity to care for children and their families during some of their most challenging times.

During my career, my research has been published in respected journals such as the Annals of Emergency Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Care, American Journal of Emergency Medicine, and Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery.

Additional Languages

French, Spanish

Publications

Video Laryngoscope Screen Visualization and Tracheal Intubation Performance: A Video-Based Study in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Dean, P; Edmunds, K; Shah, A; Frey, M; Zhang, Y; Boyd, S; Kerrey, BT. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2021.

Pediatric emergency department volumes and throughput during the COVID-19 pandemic. Even, L; Lipshaw, MJ; Wilson, PM; Dean, P; Kerrey, BT; Vukovic, AA. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2021; 46:739-741.

Sample size and clinical trials in pediatric resuscitation. Edmunds, K; Zhang, Y; Kerrey, BT. Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open. 2021; 2.

Development of a Hand Motion-based Assessment System for Endotracheal Intubation Training. Lim, C; Ko, HS; Cho, S; Ohu, I; Wang, HE; Griffin, R; Kerrey, B; Carlson, JN. Journal of Medical Systems. 2021; 45.

Developing a Standardized Process for Divisional Scientific Review of Research Protocols Submitted to the Institutional Review Board. Reed, JL; Amlal, S; Schumacher, DJ; Kerrey, B; Schnadower, D. Journal of Pediatrics. 2021; 234:7-9.e1.

Acute Flaccid Myelitis: A Multidisciplinary Protocol to Optimize Diagnosis and Evaluation. Vawter-Lee, M; Peariso, K; Frey, M; Bolikal, P; Schaffzin, JK; Schwentker, A; O’Brien, WT; Zamor, R; Kerrey, BT. Journal of Child Neurology. 2021; 36:421-431.

Sustained Improvement in the Performance of Rapid Sequence Intubation Five Years after a Quality Improvement Initiative. Kerrey, BT; Mittiga, MR; Boyd, S; Frey, M; Geis, GL; Rinderknecht, AS; Ahaus, K; Varadarajan, KR; Luria, JW; Iyer, SB. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2021; 6.

Don't Hold Your Breath—A Video-Based Study of Procedural Intervals During Pediatric Rapid Sequence Intubation. Shah, A; Edmunds, K; Dean, P; Frey, M; Boyd, S; Ahaus, K; Zhang, Y; Varadarajan, K; Kerrey, BT. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2021; Publish Ahead of Print.

The impact of public health interventions on critical illness in the pediatric emergency department during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. Dean, P; Zhang, Y; Frey, M; Shah, A; Edmunds, K; Boyd, S; Schwartz, H; Frey, T; Stalets, E; Schaffzin, J; et al. Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open. 2020.

Identification of the Physiologically Difficult Airway in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Dean, PN; Hoehn, EF; Geis, GL; Frey, ME; Cabrera-Thurman, MK; Kerrey, BT; Zhang, Y; Stalets, EL; Zackoff, MW; Maxwell, AR; et al. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2020; 27:1241-1248.

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