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Senior Academic Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


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My Biography & Research

Clinical Interests

Pediatric emergency medicine

Research Interests

Dr. Schnadower's main research interest is in improving the diagnosis and management of young children presenting with infectious diseases to the emergency department, particularly UTIs, viral gastroenteritis, bloody diarrhea caused by STEC as well as understanding the role of gut microbiome in young infants with serious bacterial infections.

Academic Affiliation

Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine

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My Education

MD: National University of Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico, 1994.

Pediatric Residency and Chief Residency: New York University, New York, NY, 1999.

Masters in Public Health: Columbia University, New York, NY, 2004.

Emergency Medicine Fellowship: Columbia University, New York, NY, 2007.

My Publications

The Probiotic Conundrum: Regulatory Confusion, Conflicting Studies, and Safety Concerns. Freedman, SB; Schnadower, D; Tarr, PI. Journal of the American Medical Association. 2020; 323:823-824.

Undifferentiated Abdominal Pain in Children Presenting to the Pediatric Emergency Department. Harris, BR; Chinta, SS; Colvin, R; Schnadower, D; Tarr, PI; Sayuk, GS. Clinical Pediatrics. 2019; 58:1212-1223.

Letter: Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG offers no benefit over placebo in children with acute gastroenteritis. Schnadower, D; Tarr, PI; Freedman, SB. Alimentary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. 2019; 50:620-622.

Association of Herpes Simplex Virus Testing with Hospital Length of Stay for Infants <= 60 Days of Age Undergoing Evaluation for Meningitis. Aronson, PL; Cruz, AT; Freedman, SB; Balamuth, F; Grether-Jones, KL; Lyons, TW; Fleming, AH; Louie, J; Mistry, RD; Garro, AC; et al. Journal of hospital medicine (Online). 2019; 14:492-495.

Pharmacotherapy in bronchiolitis at discharge from emergency departments within the Pediatric Emergency Research Networks: a retrospective analysis. Jamal, A; Finkelstein, Y; Kuppermann, N; Freedman, SB; Florin, TA; Babl, FE; Dalziel, SR; Zemek, R; Plint, AC; Steele, DW; et al. The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health. 2019; 3:539-547.

Preferred learning modalities and practice for critical skills: a global survey of paediatric emergency medicine clinicians. Craig, SS; Auerbach, M; Cheek, JA; Babl, FE; Oakley, E; Nguyen, L; Lyttle, MD; Mistry, RD; Dixon, A; Rino, P; et al. Emergency medicine journal : EMJ. 2019; 36:273-280.

Admit Versus Discharge-A Cost Analysis of Infants 29 to 60 Days Old With Febrile Urinary Tract Infection at Low Risk for Bacteremia. Sarvis, AB; Sarvis, RC; Schnadower, D; Chamberlain, JM; Mathison, DJ. Academic Pediatrics. 2019; 19:209-215.

Pediatric out-of-hospital cardiac arrest: Time to goal target temperature and outcomes. Moler, FW; Silverstein, FS; Nadkarni, VM; Meert, KL; Shah, SH; Slomine, B; Christensen, J; Holubkov, R; Page, K; Alten, J; et al. Resuscitation. 2019; 135:88-97.

Pediatric Anaerobic Blood Culture Practices in Industrialized Countries. The, T; Curfman, A; Burnham, CD; Hayes, E; Schnadower, D; Russo, C; Michelson, K; Gerard, J; Agarwal, M; Mistry, R; et al. Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine. 2019; 3:553-558.

Lactobacillus rhamnosus GG versus Placebo for Acute Gastroenteritis in Children. Schnadower, D; Tarr, PI; Casper, TC; Gorelick, MH; Dean, JM; O'Connell, KJ; Mahajan, P; Levine, AC; Bhatt, SR; Roskind, CG; et al. The New England journal of medicine. 2018; 379:2002-2014.