A photo of Benjamin Kerrey.

Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

My Biography & Research


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

Clinical Interests

Acute and chronic anemia; pediatric radiology

Research Interests

Ultrasound in pediatric emergency medicine

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Emergency Medicine

Research Divisions

Emergency Medicine

My Education

MD: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE, 2002.

Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2005.

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's, Cincinnati, OH, 2008.

Certification: Pediatrics 2003; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2009.

My Publications

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. 2020; 1:1542-1551.

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.

Peri-Intubation Cardiac Arrest in the Pediatric Emergency Department: A Novel System of Care. Hoehn, EF; Dean, P; Lautz, AJ; Frey, M; Cabrera-Thurman, MK; Geis, GL; Stalets, E; Zackoff, M; Pham, T; Maxwell, A; et al. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2020; 5:e365-e365.

Multi-Sensor Feature Integration for Assessment of Endotracheal Intubation. Lim, C; Ko, HS; Cho, S; Ohu, I; Wang, HE; Griffin, R; Kerrey, B; Carlson, JN. Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering. 2020; 40:648-654.

Developing a Profile of Procedural Expertise: A Simulation Study of Tracheal Intubation Using 3-Dimensional Motion Capture. Kerrey, BT; Boyd, SD; Geis, GL; MacPherson, RP; Cooper, E; Kiefer, AW. Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the society for simulation in healthcare. 2020; 15:251-258.

Resident performance of the rapid cardiopulmonary assessment in the emergency department. Sobolewski, B; Taylor, RG; Geis, GL; Kerrey, BT. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2020; 36:e304-e309.

A Video-Based, Case-Control Study of Factors Associated With Intraosseous Catheterization During Pediatric Resuscitation. Lee, SH; Frey, M; Kerrey, BT; Zhang, Y; Byczkowski, T; Geis, GL. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2020; 75:755-761.

Videography in Pediatric Emergency Research: Establishing a Multicenter Collaborative and Resuscitation Registry. Kerrey, BT; O'Connell, KJ; Myers, SR; Rinderknecht, AS; Frey, ME; Dyas, JR; Boyd, S; Mak, AL; Cochrane, N; Donoghue, AJ. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2020; 36:222-228.

Enhancing CPR during transition from prehospital to emergency department: A QI initiative. Hoehn, EF; Cabrera-Thurman, MK; Oehler, J; Vukovic, A; Frey, M; Helton, M; Geis, G; Kerrey, B. Pediatrics. 2020; 145:e20192908-e20192908.

Intubation by Emergency Physicians: How Often Is Enough?. Kerrey, BT; Wang, H. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2019; 74:795-796.