One of the most important things we can do for patients and their families is to educate them about our care recommendations and why we are doing them. The Emergency Department is a place where we assess and treat the unexpected things that life throws at us, and I welcome the opportunity to help patients and their families during their visits to the Emergency Department.
As a pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) doctor, I believe it’s essential to communicate effectively with patients and families. To do this requires being up-to-date on the best evidence and techniques that allow us to care for ill and injured children. Even though we may be meeting you for the first time in the Emergency Department, and therefore don't have an existing care relationship with you, we make every effort to know the most we can about your child’s illness or injury. We promise to provide compassionate, well-informed, evidence-based care.
In 2016, I received the EBSCO-PEMSoft Award for Technological Innovations in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. I also received Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Faculty Teacher of the Year Award in 2012. Educating our residents, fellows, peers and other healthcare team members in a way that helps them provide compassionate and evidence-based care is incredibly rewarding.
I’m the creator and author of the educational website PEMBlog.com, a widely read pediatric emergency medicine blog. I also host a medical podcast, PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast. You can find me on Twitter @PEMTweets, and my educator portfolio is BradSobolewski.com. Professionally, I am one of the assistant program directors for our Pediatric Residency Program.
I am also involved in curriculum planning and education for:
I have taught pediatric advanced life support (PALS) for many years and serve as a member of the Division of Emergency Medicine's Medical Resuscitation Committee, a multidisciplinary group that investigates and improves care for critically ill children in the shock trauma suite of the Emergency Department at Cincinnati Children's.
In my research, I’m investigating the use of technology in education and novel ways to teach and assess learners in graduate medical education.
MD: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA, 2004.
Residency: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2007.
Chief Resident: Pediatrics, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH, 2007-2008.
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, OH, 2011.
MEd: The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2013.
Certification: Pediatrics, 2008; Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2013.
Emergency medicine; graduate medical education
Emergency medicine; technology in education; resident education
Nuts and Bolts: Virtual Interview Preparation & Coaching for Trainees. Ambulatory Pediatrics. 2023; 23:12-13.
Responsive Podcast Curriculum Development for Asynchronous Nurse Practitioner Students. Journal for Nurse Practitioners. 2022; 18:753-756.
Anaphylaxis knowledge gaps and future research priorities: A consensus report. Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology. 2022; 149:999-1009.
Going viral: A scoping review of the current state and impact of online research dissemination in emergency medicine. Aem Education and Training. 2022; 6.
The Girl With the Bleeding Earlobe Mass. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2021; 37:e1718-e1720.
Pediatric emergency medicine fellowship point-of-care ultrasound training in 2020. Aem Education and Training. 2021; 5.
FOAM Club: A Spin on the Traditional Journal Club Format Focused on Blogs and Podcasts. Aem Education and Training. 2021; 5.
A Descriptive Analysis of the Cumulative Experiences of Emergency Medicine Residents in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Aem Education and Training. 2021; 5.
Evidence-based Standardization of Constipation Management in the Emergency Department: A Quality Improvement Study. Pediatric Quality and Safety. 2021; 6.
The Medical Resuscitation Committee: Interprofessional Program Development to Optimize Care for Critically Ill Medical Patients in an Academic Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2021; 37:167-171.
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