Joseph W. Luria, MD

Academic Affiliations

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-636-7972

Fax 513-636-2988


Leadership development; emergency department operations; clinical improvement science

Joseph W. Luria, MD, is the interim division director of the Division of Emergency Medicine and an attending physician in the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. An associate professor of clinical pediatrics, Dr. Luria earned his MD at the University of Cincinnati in 1989. He completed his residency in pediatrics at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in 1992 and was chief resident from 1992 to1993.

In 1995, Dr. Luria completed a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Cincinnati Children's. Dr. Luria received his board certification in pediatrics in 1993 and in pediatric emergency medicine in 1996.

Dr. Luria's professional interests are in trauma, trauma systems, injury prevention, and resident education. He is a member of the Ohio Academy of Pediatrics' Emergency Care Committee. He also chairs the EMS Board's Trauma Committee. His research interests are in trauma, injury prevention, and croup.

Dr. Luria is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Ambulatory Pediatric Association.

MD: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH, 1989.

Residency: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1992; Chief Resident, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1993.

Fellowship: Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1995.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1993, 1999, 2007; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1996, 2002.

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Luria J, Buncher MJ, Ruddy RM. Workforce and its impact on quality. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2011;12(2):151-60.

Kloppenborg E, Wheeler A, Luria J. Identifying adverse drug events through the use of automated triggers results in an increased event capture rate when compared to voluntary reporting. Nursing Management. 2009 Jan;43-47.

Luria JW, Muething SE, Schoettker, Kotagal UR. Reliability Science and Patient Safety. Pediatr Clin N Am. 2006;53:1121-1133.

Wright RB, Pomerantz WJ, Luria JW. New approaches to respiratory infections in children: bronchiolitis and croup. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. Cantor RM, Callahan JM Eds. WB Saunders Company. Philadelphia. 2002;20(1);93-114.

Sharek PJ, McClead RE Jr, Taketomo C, Luria JW, Takata GS, Walti B, Tanski M, Nelson C, Logsdon TR, Thurm C, Federico F. An intervention to decrease narcotic-related adverse drug events in children’s hospitals. Pediatrics. 2008 Oct;122(4):e861-6.

Timm NL, Ho ML, Luria JW. Pediatric emergency department overcrowding and impact on patient flow outcomes. Acad Emerg Med. 2008 Sep;15(9):832-7.

Brilli RJ, Gibson R, Luria JW, Wheeler TA, Shaw J, Linam M, Kheir J, McLain P, Lingsch T, Hall-Haering A, McBride M. Implementation of a medical emergency team in a large pediatric teaching hospital prevents respiratory and cardiopulmonary arrests outside the intensive care unit. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2007 May;8(3):236-46;quiz 247.

Luria JW, Gonzalez del Rey JA, DiGiulio GA, McAneney CM, Olson J, Ruddy RM. The effectiveness of oral or nebulized dexamethasone for children with mild to moderate croup. Arch Pediatr Adolsc Med. 2001 Dec;155:1340-1345.

Luria JW, Smith GA, Chapman JI. An Evaluation Of A Safety Education Program For Kindergarten and Elementary School Children. Arch Pediatr Adolsc Med. 2000 Mar;154:227-231.

Smith GA, Bowman MJ, Luria JW, Shields B. Babywalker-related injuries continue despite warning labels and public education. Pediatrics. 1997 Aug;100(2):e1.