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Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research


No parent wants their child to develop an illness or injury that requires emergency care. But when these situations arise, our pediatric patients and their caregivers deserve a meaningful, beneficial experience. That’s part of the reason I became a pediatric emergency medicine physician. I want to offer care, expertise, compassion and understanding to families during an experience that often feels stressful and uncertain.

I believe the emergency room (ER) can be a place where children with a variety of medical problems are cared for in a comprehensive and effective way. Throughout my career, I’ve found that families choose to bring their children to the ER for many different reasons. These include nonmedical aspects of disease that influence health-seeking behavior, quality of life, cost of care and family-centered outcomes.

Through my research, I aim to learn how certain aspects of illness affect families in ways that are important to them, how we can improve care in the ER to meet comprehensive needs, whether we can utilize technology to improve care for the whole family, and how to evaluate the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of novel interventions.

Ideally, by treating (and facilitating care for) the multifaceted aspects of childhood disease, we can transform the pediatric ER into a locus of integrated, effective and cost-efficient care for patients and families. I'm passionate about working to make this vision a reality.

Academic Affiliation

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Clinical Divisions

Emergency Medicine

Research Divisions

Emergency Medicine

My Education

BA: University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 2007.

MD: The Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH, 2011.

Residency: Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH, 2014.

Chief Residency: Pediatrics, Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH, 2015.

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 2018.

MS: Clinical and Translational Research: The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2018.

Certification: Pediatrics, 2015.

My Publications

Real-time locating systems to improve healthcare delivery: A systematic review. Overmann, KM; Wu, DT Y; Xu, CT; Bindhu, SS; Barrick, L. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA. 2021; 28:1308-1317.

Improving Documentation Using a Real-Time Location System in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Overmann, KM; Barrick, L; Porter, SC. Applied Clinical Informatics. 2021; 12:459-468.

Cervical spine evaluation in pediatric trauma: A cost-effectiveness analysis. Overmann, KM; Robinson, BR H; Eckman, MH. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2020; 38:2347-2355.

Apneic oxygenation to prevent oxyhemoglobin desaturation during rapid sequence intubation in a pediatric emergency department. Overmann, KM; Boyd, SD; Zhang, Y; Kerrey, BT. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2019; 37:1416-1421.

Improving Emergency Department Care for Pediatric Victims of Sexual Abuse. Hoehn, EF; Overmann, KM; Fananapazir, N; Simonton, K; Makoroff, KL; Bennett, BL; Duma, EM; Kurowski, EM. Pediatrics. 2018; 142.

A Toddler With Severe Anemia, Pica, and Extremity Swelling. Frey, M; Overmann, KM; Richert, A; Kerrey, BT. Journal of Emergency Nursing. 2017; 43:578-580.

Nebulised hypertonic saline may be less effective than previously reported in reducing hospital length of stay and admission rate in acute bronchiolitis. Overmann, KM; Florin, TA. Evidence-Based Medicine. 2016; 21.