A photo of Wendy Pomerantz.

Co-Director, Comprehensive Children's Injury Center

Co-Director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



My Biography & Research


Wendy J. Pomerantz, MD, received her undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at Austin and her medical school degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, Texas. She completed a pediatrics residency at Children's Medical Center of Dallas, a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and a Master of Science in epidemiology at the University of Cincinnati.

Currently, she has a faculty appointment as a professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine and Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her interests include injury and poison prevention, emergency medical services, ATV and motor bike injuries, education, and geographic information systems.

Besides being the co-director of Injury Free Coalition for Kids in Greater Cincinnati, she is chairperson of the Ohio EMSC (Emergency Medical Services for Children) Committee, a member of the Ohio EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Board, an executive board member of the National AAP Section on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention Committee, a member of the Ohio AAP Committee on Injury and Poison Prevention, the American Red Cross Medical Assistance Team and the Greater Cincinnati Safe Kids Coalition.

Clinical Interests

Pediatric emergency medicine

Research Interests

Comprehensive Children's Injury Center; Injury Free Coalition for Kids

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Injury Prevention, Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine

My Education

BA: Biochemistry, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 1988.

MD: University of Texas Southwestern Medical School, Dallas, Texas, 1992.

Residency: Pediatrics, Children's Medical Center of Dallas, Dallas, Texas, 1995.

Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH, 1998.

Certification: Pediatrics, 1995; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1998.

MS: Epidemiology, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 1998.

My Publications

Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ. The Use of Focus Groups to Mobilize a High-Risk Community in an Effort to Prevent Injuries. Journal of Intervention and Prevention in the Community.  2011;39:209-211.

Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, Schubert CJ. Implementing and evaluating an injury prevention curriculum within a pediatric residency program. J Trauma. 2010 Oct;69(4 Suppl):S239-44.

Pomerantz WJ, Timm NL, Gittelman MA. Injury patterns in obese versus nonobese children presenting to a pediatric emergency department. Pediatrics. 2010 Apr;125(4):681-5.

Pomerantz W, Gittelman M, Farris S, Frey L. Drug ingestions in children 10-14 years old: an old problem revisited. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2009 Aug;39(4):433-9.

Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, Frey LK. Use of a safety resource center in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 Jul;25(7):429-33.

Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ. Starting a pediatric emergency department Safety Resource Center. Pediatr Ann. 2009 Mar;38(3):149-55. Review.

Gittelman MA, Pomerantz WJ, Fitzgerald MR, Williams K. Injury prevention in the emergency department: a caregiver's perspective. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2008 Aug;24(8):524-8.

Hariharan S, Pomerantz W. Correlation between hospitalization for pharmaceutical ingestion and attention deficit disorder in children aged 5 to 9 years old. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2008 Jan;47(1):15-20.