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Benjamin T. Kerrey, MD

  • Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine
  • Medical Director, Burnet Campus, Division of Emergency Medicine
  • Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



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.

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.


Acute and chronic anemia; pediatric radiology

Services and Specialties

Emergency Medicine


Ultrasound in pediatric emergency medicine

Research Areas

Emergency Medicine

Additional Languages

French, Spanish


Making a move: Using simulation to identify latent safety threats before the care of injured patients in a new physical space. Kotagal, M; Falcone, RA; Daugherty, M; Merkt, B; Klein, GL; McDonough, S; Boyd, SD; Geis, GL; Kerrey, BT. Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2023; 95:426-431.

High-risk criteria for the physiologically difficult paediatric airway: A multicenter, observational study to generate validity evidence. Dean, P; Geis, G; Hoehn, EF; Lautz, AJ; Edmunds, K; Shah, A; Zhang, Y; Frey, M; Boyd, S; Nagler, J; et al. Resuscitation. 2023; 190:109875.

A Video-Based Study of Emergency Medical Services Handoffs to a Pediatric Emergency Department. Cheetham, A; Frey, M; Harun, N; Kerrey, B; Riney, L. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2023; 65:e101-e110.

The Importance of Median Glossoepiglottic Fold Engagement on Laryngeal View and Tracheal Intubation Success in Children. Dean, P; Edmunds, K; Shah, A; Frey, M; Zhang, Y; Thomas, P; Boyd, S; Geis, G; Kerrey, BT. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2023; 81:658-666.

Structured Callouts, the Shared Mental Model, and Teamwork: A Video-Based Study in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Wolfgang, M; Labudde, EJ; Ruff, K; Geis, G; Frey, M; Boyd, S; Harun, N; Kerrey, BT. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2023; Publish Ahead of Print.

Coaching the coach: A randomized controlled study of a novel curriculum for procedural coaching during intubation. Miller, KA; Auerbach, M; Bin, SS; Donoghue, A; Kerrey, BT; Mittiga, MR; D'Ambrosi, G; Monuteaux, MC; Marchese, A; Nagler, J. Aem Education and Training. 2023; 7:e10846.

The effect of hand position on chest compression quality during CPR in young children: Findings from the Videography in Pediatric Resuscitation (VIPER) collaborative. O'Connell, KJ; Sandler, A; Dutta, A; Ahmed, R; Neubrand, T; Myers, S; Kerrey, B; Donoghue, A. Resuscitation. 2023; 185:109741.

Video-Assisted Laryngoscopy for Pediatric Tracheal Intubation in the Emergency Department: A Multicenter Study of Clinical Outcomes. Miller, KA; Dechnik, A; Miller, AF; D'Ambrosi, G; Monuteaux, MC; Thomas, PM; Kerrey, BT; Neubrand, T; Goldman, MP; Prieto, MM; et al. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2023; 81:113-122.

The Concise Assessment of Leader Management Tool: Evaluation of Healthcare Provider Leadership During Real-Life Pediatric Emergencies. Florez, AR; Shepard, LN; Frey, ME; Justice, LB; Constand, SE; Gilbert, GE; Kessler, DO; Kerrey, BT; Calhoun, AW. Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the society for simulation in healthcare. 2023; 18:24-31.

See one, see one, teach one - Decisions on allocating intubation opportunities in pediatric emergency medicine. Miller, KA; Dechnik, A; Miller, AF; D'Ambrosi, G; Monuteaux, MC; Thomas, PM; Kerrey, BT; Neubrand, TL; Goldman, MP; Prieto, MM; et al. Aem Education and Training. 2022; 6:e10830.

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