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Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

513-636-7966

513-636-7967

Board Certified

My Biography & Research

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

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

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.

The Medical Resuscitation Committee: Interprofessional Program Development to Optimize Care for Critically Ill Medical Patients in an Academic Pediatric Emergency Department. Mittiga, MR; Frey, M; Kerrey, BT; Rinderknecht, AS; Eckerle, MD; Sobolewski, B; Johnson, LH; Oehler, JL; Bennett, BL; Chan, S; et al. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2021; 37:167-171.

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.

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.

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.

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. 2020.

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. 2020; 15:251-258.