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Co-Director, Comprehensive Children's Injury Center

Co-Director, Injury Free Coalition for Kids

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics



Board Certified

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

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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

An Intervention to Increase Knowledge and Utilization of the Low Risk Ankle Rule among Pediatric Emergency Department Providers. Loftus, KV; Gittelman, MA; FitzGerald, M; Pomerantz, WJ. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2019; 35:831-836.

Trends of ED visits, admissions, and deaths for pediatric traumatic brain injury comparing sport and non-sport mechanisms. Hanson, HR; Gittelman, MA; Pomerantz, WJ. Injury Epidemiology. 2019; 6:23-23.

Emergency Medical Services Utilization Is Associated With Community Deprivation in Children. Riney, LC; Brokamp, C; Beck, AF; Pomerantz, WJ; Schwartz, HP; Florin, TA. Prehospital Emergency Care (Edición Española). 2019; 23:225-232.

Severe Unintentional Injuries to Ohio Children: What We Should Be Addressing at Well-Child Visits. Ovalle, VM W; Pomerantz, WJ; Gittelman, MA. Clinical Pediatrics. 2018; 57:1092-1099.

Septic shock in children: Rapid recognition and initial resuscitation (first hour). Weiss, SL; Pomerantz, WJ. UpToDate. 2018.

Systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS) and sepsis in children: Definitions, epidemiology, clinical manifestations, and diagnosis. Pomerantz, WJ; Weiss, SL. Wolters Kluwer. 2018.

Outcomes after injury prevention counselling in a paediatric office setting: A 25-year review. Zonfrillo, MR; Gittelman, MA; Quinlan, KP; Pomerantz, WJ. BMJ Paediatrics Open. 2018; 2:e000300-e000300.

Characterization of children hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries after building falls. Loftus, KV; Rhine, T; Wade, SL; Pomerantz, WJ. Injury Epidemiology. 2018; 5:31-39.

Pediatric injury prevention programs: Identifying markers for success and sustainability. Chaudhary, S; Pomerantz, WJ; Miller, B; Pan, A; Agarwal, M. The Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery. 2017; 83:S184-S189.

Septic shock in children: Ongoing management after resuscitation. Weiss, SL; Pomerantz, WJ. Wolters Kluwer. 2017.