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Division Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Board Certified

My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Pediatric emergency medicine

Research Interests

Clinical informatics; health communication; human factors and information design; patient-centered care

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine

My Education

MD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1993.

Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

Clinical Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, MA.

Research Fellowship: Health Services Research, Children's Hospital Boston and the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA.

Certifications: Pediatrics, 1996-present and Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1999-present.

My Publications

Samuels-Kalow ME, Stack AM, Porter SC. Effective Discharge Communication in the Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Aug;60(2):152-9.

Porter SC, Guo CY, Bacic J, Chan E. Health Literacy and Task Environment Influence Parents' Burden for Data Entry on Child-Specific Health Information: Randomized Controlled Trial. J Med Internet Res. 2011;13(1):e13.

Porter SC, Johnston P, Parry G, Damian F, Hoppa E, Stack A. Improving parent-provider communication in the pediatric emergency department: Results from the Clear, Concise Communication (3C) Campaign. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011;27(2):75-80.

Sox CM, Gribbons WM, Loring B, Mandl KD, Batista R, Porter SC. Patient-Centered Design of an Information Management Module for a Personally Controlled Health Record. Journal of Medical Internet Research. 2010 Aug 30;12(3):e36.

Porter SC, Forbes P, Manzi S, Kalish LA. Patients providing the answers: Narrowing the gap in data quality for emergency care. Qual Safety Health Care. 2010;Oct;19(5):e34.

Porter SC, Kaushal R, Forbes P, Goldmann D, Kalish LA. Impact of a patient-centered technology on medication errors during pediatric emergency care. Ambul Peds. 2008;8:329-35.

Porter SC, Forbes P, Feldman HF, Goldmann DA. Impact of Patient-Centered Decision Support on Quality of Asthma Care in the Emergency Department. Pediatrics. 2006;117;e33-e42.

Porter SC, Cai Z, Gribbons W, Goldmann DA, Kohane IS. The Asthma Kiosk: A Patient-Centered Technology for Collaborative Decision Support in the Emergency Department. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2004;11:458-467.

Porter SC, Fleisher GR, Kohane IS, Mandl KD. The Value of Parental Report for Diagnosis and Management of Dehydration in the Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2003;41:196-205.