MEDICAL SERVICES

Departments

Languages

  • English

EDUCATION

Medical School

  • Harvard Medical School , 1988 , Boston , MA

Internship

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 1989 , Boston , MA

Residency

  • Boston Children's Hospital , 1991 , Boston , MA

Fellowship

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Boston Children's Hospital , 1993 , Boston , MA

CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatrics, General Pediatrics

PUBLICATIONS

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  1. Quality Improvement in a Pandemic. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2020 Jul-Aug; 5(4):e321. View abstract
  2. Implementing receiver-driven handoffs to the emergency department to reduce miscommunication. BMJ Qual Saf. 2021 Mar; 30(3):208-215. View abstract
  3. Pediatric ICU Transfers Within 24 Hours of Admission From the Emergency Department: Rate of Transfer, Outcomes, and Clinical Characteristics. Hosp Pediatr. 2019 05; 9(5):393-397. View abstract
  4. Reducing the Cranial CT Rate for Pediatric Minor Head Trauma at Three Community Hospitals. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2019 Mar-Apr; 4(2):e147. View abstract
  5. A Framework for Maintenance and Scaling of an Evidence-based Guideline Program. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2019 Mar-Apr; 4(2):e153. View abstract
  6. Trends in Visits and Costs for Mental Health Emergencies in a Pediatric Emergency Department, 2010-2016. Acad Pediatr. 2019 May - Jun; 19(4):386-393. View abstract
  7. Identification of children with anaphylaxis at low risk of receiving acute inpatient therapies. PLoS One. 2019; 14(2):e0211949. View abstract
  8. Factors associated with boarding and length of stay for pediatric mental health emergency visits. Am J Emerg Med. 2019 10; 37(10):1829-1835. View abstract
  9. Developing Standardized "Receiver-Driven" Handoffs Between Referring Providers and the Emergency Department: Results of a Multidisciplinary Needs Assessment. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2018 12; 44(12):719-730. View abstract
  10. A method to identify pediatric high-risk diagnoses missed in the emergency department. Diagnosis (Berl). 2018 Jun 27; 5(2):63-69. View abstract
  11. Hospital-Level Factors Associated with Pediatric Emergency Department Return Visits. J Hosp Med. 2017 07; 12(7):536-543. View abstract
  12. Parental Language and Return Visits to the Emergency Department After Discharge. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 Jun; 33(6):402-404. View abstract
  13. Reducing Hospitalization Rates for Children With Anaphylaxis. Pediatrics. 2017 Jun; 139(6). View abstract
  14. An Intervention to Improve Caregiver Adherence to Oral Rehydration Therapy. Pediatr Qual Saf. 2017 May-Jun; 2(3):e020. View abstract
  15. Development of a Model to Measure Emergency Department Staffing Limitations. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Sep; 32(9):599-602. View abstract
  16. A QI Initiative to Reduce Hospitalization for Children With Isolated Skull Fractures. Pediatrics. 2016 06; 137(6). View abstract
  17. Variation and Trends in Charges for Pediatric Care in Massachusetts Emergency Departments, 2000-2011. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Oct; 22(10):1164-71. View abstract
  18. The development and evaluation of an evidence-based guideline programme to improve care in a paediatric emergency department. Emerg Med J. 2016 Feb; 33(2):109-17. View abstract
  19. Quality Improvement Effort to Reduce Cranial CTs for Children With Minor Blunt Head Trauma. Pediatrics. 2015 Jul; 136(1):e227-33. View abstract
  20. Prevalence and predictors of return visits to pediatric emergency departments. J Hosp Med. 2014 Dec; 9(12):779-87. View abstract
  21. Ultrasound assistance for central venous catheter placement in a pediatric emergency department improves placement success rates. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Sep; 21(9):981-6. View abstract
  22. Variation in emergency department admission rates in US children's hospitals. Pediatrics. 2014 Sep; 134(3):539-45. View abstract
  23. Improving adherence to PALS septic shock guidelines. Pediatrics. 2014 May; 133(5):e1358-66. View abstract
  24. Impact of a bronchiolitis guideline on ED resource use and cost: a segmented time-series analysis. Pediatrics. 2014 Jan; 133(1):e227-34. View abstract
  25. Development and evaluation of a program for the use of ultrasound for central venous catheter placement in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Dec; 29(12):1245-8. View abstract
  26. Parental language and dosing errors after discharge from the pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Sep; 29(9):982-7. View abstract
  27. April 15, 2013. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Jul 16; 159(2):146-7. View abstract
  28. Unscheduled return visits to the emergency department: the impact of language. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 May; 29(5):579-83. View abstract
  29. Predictors of parent satisfaction in pediatric laceration repair. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Oct; 19(10):1166-72. View abstract
  30. Massachusetts emergency departments' resources and physicians' knowledge of management of traumatic dental injuries. Dent Traumatol. 2013 Aug; 29(4):272-9. View abstract
  31. Insurance status and the care of adult patients 19 to 64 years of age visiting the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Jul; 19(7):808-15. View abstract
  32. Pediatric emergency department crowding is associated with a lower likelihood of hospital admission. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Jul; 19(7):816-20. View abstract
  33. Improving timeliness of antibiotic delivery for patients with fever and suspected neutropenia in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatrics. 2012 Jul; 130(1):e201-10. View abstract
  34. Insurance status and the care of children in the emergency department. J Pediatr. 2012 Sep; 161(3):536-541.e3. View abstract
  35. Detecting unapproved abbreviations in the electronic medical record. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2012 Apr; 38(4):178-83. View abstract
  36. Effective discharge communication in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Aug; 60(2):152-9. View abstract
  37. Pediatric alternate site of care during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Jun; 27(6):519-26. View abstract
  38. Improving parent-provider communication in the pediatric emergency department: results from the clear and concise communication campaign. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Feb; 27(2):75-80. View abstract
  39. The effect of hospital bed occupancy on throughput in the pediatric emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Jun; 53(6):767-76.e3. View abstract
  40. "Left without being seen": a national profile of children who leave the emergency department before evaluation. Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Dec; 52(6):599-605. View abstract
  41. Human monoclonal antibodies directed against toxins A and B prevent Clostridium difficile-induced mortality in hamsters. Infect Immun. 2006 Nov; 74(11):6339-47. View abstract
  42. Getting the data right: information accuracy in pediatric emergency medicine. Qual Saf Health Care. 2006 Aug; 15(4):296-301. View abstract
  43. Development of a model of focal pneumococcal pneumonia in young rats. J Immune Based Ther Vaccines. 2004 Jan 23; 2(1):2. View abstract
  44. Intranasal immunization with killed unencapsulated whole cells prevents colonization and invasive disease by capsulated pneumococci. Infect Immun. 2001 Aug; 69(8):4870-3. View abstract
  45. Role of interferon gamma in the pathogenesis of primary respiratory syncytial virus infection in BALB/c mice. J Med Virol. 2000 Oct; 62(2):257-66. View abstract
  46. Primary respiratory syncytial virus infection: pathology, immune response, and evaluation of vaccine challenge strains in a new mouse model. Vaccine. 2000 Jan 31; 18(14):1412-8. View abstract
  47. Heterotrimeric G proteins physically associated with the lipopolysaccharide receptor CD14 modulate both in vivo and in vitro responses to lipopolysaccharide. J Clin Invest. 1998 Dec 01; 102(11):2019-27. View abstract
  48. Anticapsular polysaccharide antibodies and nasopharyngeal colonization with Streptococcus pneumoniae in infant rats. J Infect Dis. 1998 Sep; 178(3):878-82. View abstract
  49. Minimum protective serum concentrations of pneumococcal anti-capsular antibodies in infant rats. J Infect Dis. 1998 Apr; 177(4):986-90. View abstract
  50. Activated protein C concentrate for the treatment of meningococcal endotoxin shock in rabbits. Shock. 1998 Feb; 9(2):138-42. View abstract
  51. Development of a model of low-inoculum Streptococcus pneumoniae intrapulmonary infection in infant rats. Infect Immun. 1997 Nov; 65(11):4701-4. View abstract
  52. Incidence of bacteremia in infants and children with fever and petechiae. J Pediatr. 1997 Sep; 131(3):398-404. View abstract
  53. A comparison of bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein variant versus recombinant endotoxin-neutralizing protein for the treatment of Escherichia coli sepsis in rats . Crit Care Med. 1997 Jan; 25(1):101-5. View abstract
  54. High-dose recombinant endotoxin neutralizing protein improves survival in rabbits, with Escherichia coli sepsis. Crit Care Med. 1996 Jul; 24(7):1203-7. View abstract
  55. Radiological case of the month. Penetrating chest trauma in children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1996 Jul; 150(7):759-60. View abstract
  56. Pneumomediastinum in childhood asthma. Pediatr Emerg Care. 1996 Apr; 12(2):98-101. View abstract
  57. Failure of prophylactic and therapeutic use of a murine anti-tumor necrosis factor monoclonal antibody in Escherichia coli sepsis in the rabbit. Crit Care Med. 1995 Sep; 23(9):1512-8. View abstract