Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Emergency department

The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine is devoted to providing superior clinical care for the ill or injured child.

As academic pediatric emergency physicians, we are advocates for children’s healthcare on a regional and national level. We are dedicated to providing outstanding clinical education for medical, nursing, pre-hospital, and allied health personnel. The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine is committed to advancing the state of pediatric urgent and emergent care through rigorous scientific clinical research.

Education & Training

The Child Abuse Pediatrics Fellowship Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). The overall goal and mission of the program is to train pediatricians to become clinical, academic, educational and administrative leaders in the field of Child Abuse Pediatrics.

Patient Care

Our physicians provide Pediatric Emergency Services and Trauma Services for University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital. We work with over 50 pediatric specialities, more than any other hospital in the state, to make sure children in our emergency department receive the care they need.

Our division also hosts the Otto Bremer Trust Center For Safe and Healthy Children. This center includes a Medical Director subspecialty certified in Child Abuse Pediatrics, program coordinator licensed in clinical social work, and additional dedicated staff consisting of a child abuse pediatrician, pediatric nurse practitioner, research coordinator, clinical social worker, fellowship coordinator, executive assistant, administrative supervisor, and a certified therapy dog. 

Research

The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine is committed to advancing the state of pediatric urgent and emergent care through rigorous scientific clinical research.

We accomplish the following objectives to meet this goal:

  • Practice and promote the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) Good clinical practice (GCP) guidelines for designing, conducting, recording and reporting clinical trials to protect the rights, safety, and wellbeing of human subjects.
  • Develop a research infrastructure to support high quality clinical research and foster collaboration between academic and treatment communities.
  • Develop a research agenda to assist in strategic planning, consensus, and prioritization of high priority, relevant, and generalizable research projects.
  • Create a method to develop well-conceived and carefully designed observational studies and interventional clinical trials.
  • Develop a plan to disseminate research findings and scientific based evidence to practitioners, health systems leaders, policy makers, communities, and other stakeholders.
  • Utilize quantitative and qualitative evidence based research to drive best practice, translating clinical research into practice.
  • Mentor new investigators, fellows, residents, and medical students in developing and conducting research projects.