Pediatric EM Committee

Pediatrics Division

Pediatric EM Leaders

Chair

Michelle Davis, MD

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Chair Elect

Richmond M. Castillo, MD, MA, MS

Northwestern University

Vice Chair

Rebecca Leff, MD

Mayo Clinic

Vice Chair

Harrison Wermuth, DO

SBH Health System Bronx

Assistant Vice Chair

Lea Cohen, MD

Maimonides Medical Center

Assistant Vice Chair

Nitin Kuppanda

St. John's Riverside Hospital

Staff Liaison

Valerie Hunt

Managing Editor
Contact Valerie

Vice Speaker of the Council

Michaela Banks, MD

Louisiana State University New Orleans
Health Science Center | New Orleans, LA

Chair

Michelle Davis, MD

Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Chair Elect

Richmond M. Castillo, MD, MA, MS

Northwestern University

Vice Chair

Rebecca Leff, MD

Mayo Clinic

Vice Chair

Harrison Wermuth, DO

SBH Health System Bronx

Assistant Vice Chair

Lea Cohen, MD

Maimonides Medical Center

Assistant Vice Chair

Nitin Kuppanda

St. John's Riverside Hospital

Staff Liaison

Valerie Hunt

Managing Editor
Contact Valerie

Vice Speaker of the Council

Michaela Banks, MD

Louisiana State University New Orleans
Health Science Center | New Orleans, LA

Committee Videos

Pathways to Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Combined EM-Pediatrics Residency Program Director Panel

Medical students pursuing a career in pediatric emergency medicine will find there are several possible routes to achieve this goal. In this webinar, the program directors from the Combined Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics residency programs present a roadmap outlining the different available pathways. We are grateful to our panelists, Dr. Anna McFarlin from Louisiana State University, Dr. Jennifer Guyther from University of Maryland, Dr. Geoff Hays from Indiana University, and Dr. Aaron Leetch from University of Arizona.

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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Simulation Curriculum

Creation of an Emergency Medicine Resident simulation curriculum for Pediatric Emergency Medicine (EM RESCU PEDS)

Rebekah Burns, MD

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ACEP21 PEM Virtual Escape Room : Earn Your Merit Badge

Today is your test for your first aid merit badge at Camp ACEP! There are several campers around who need your help.

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Child Life Skills for the EM Physician

Lauren Keyes, a child life specialist at Kravis Children's Hospital in New York City talks about child life tips and tricks to incorporate into your practice.

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PEM Fellowship Applicant Panel 

Are you applying to PEM fellowship this year? Are you worried about the possibility of a virtual application cycle? Tune in to this panel discussion with residents who matched during the highly atypical 2020-21 application season.

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PEM Fellowship Program Director Panel 

The EMRA PEM Committee welcomes a panel of fellowship program directors and assistant program directors from all over the country, discussing lessons learned from the pandemic-necessitated virtual application season in 2020-2021.

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PEM Virtual Escape Room : Earn Your Merit Badge

Today is your test for your first aid merit badge at Camp ACEP! There are several campers around who need your help.

Learn More

Pediatric Palliative Care 

What happens when a pediatric patient is facing death? Learn how to structure and hold an effective family meeting - and how to process grief. Kai Romero, MD, chief medical officer, Hospice By the Bay, and emergency physician with Kaiser San Francisco, takes you through these important steps.

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Jessica Chow, MD
CHLA PEM Fellow
UCSF-SFGH EM

Taryn Webb, MD
Yale PEM Fellow
Mt. Sinai EM

Tabitha Cheng, MD
Harbor-UCLA PEM Fellow
EMS/Disaster Fellow
UCLA-Olive View EM

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Pediatric Ventilators for Emergency Providers

Tom Kallay, MD
Division Chief of Pediatric Critical Care
Harbor-UCLA

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Pediatric COVID Disaster Preparedness

Rishi Desai, MD
Pediatric Infectious Disease Physician
Former CDC Epidemic Intelligence Office
Chief Medical Officer of Osmosis.org

Shiv Gaglani, MBA
Co-founder and CEO of Osmosis.org

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EMRA Pediatric Emergency Medicine Objectives

  • Provide educational opportunities and resources for the management of pediatric patients in the emergency department
  • Develop tools and resources to assist pediatric emergency medicine fellowship applicants
  • Promote networking and mentorship opportunities for members interested in a career in pediatric emergency medicine
  • Encourage advancement of pediatric emergency medicine research

Why Pediatric Emergency Medicine?

Do you love pediatrics? Are you a person who likes the fast pace and variety of the emergency department? Then Pediatric Emergency Medicine is for you! Combining the best of general pediatrics with the best of the critical care specialties and emergency medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine is a good fit for the calm, curious physicians who enjoy both the intellectual and procedural challenge of resuscitations as well as the joy of interacting with children during an exam. As one of the younger specialties within Pediatrics, and the first subspecialty within Emergency Medicine, there are areas of significant growth and the ongoing potential for significant, clinically relevant research that will significantly affect the care of children.

Joining EMRA Committees is easy and FREE.

Just log into your EMRA account and select which one(s) you wish to join.

Once you join, you will receive an invitation to be part of the EMRA Committee Basecamp, which helps facilitate communication and collaboration.

Virtual Mentorship Program

If you have an interest in Pediatric Emergency Medicine but do not have adequate mentorship at your home institution, we can help! Follow the link below to sign up for a mentor - or to serve as one.

PEM Mentorship Guide for Mentors & Mentees

Virtual Mentor/Mentee Registration

ACEP Pediatric EM Section

As a resident, you get joint memberships in both EMRA and ACEP - so make sure you're aware and informed of what the ACEP Pediatric EM Section is doing!

When you set up your EMRA/ACEP membership, you get (2) section memberships for free - one to the ACEP Young Physician Section, and one of your choice. Why not make that choice Pediatric EM?

Additional ACEP section fees are half off - only $20

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Pediatric EM Fellowships

Check out the different Pediatric Fellowships in EMRA Match.

Find Fellowships

Pediatric EM Articles

See the Pediatric EM articles in EM Resident magazine!

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EMRA Fellowship Guide

Chapter 19 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship

Pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) is a clinical subspecialty that focuses on caring for the complicated and acutely ill pediatric patient in the emergency department. The subspecialty is available to both pediatricians and emergency medicine (EM) physicians, and completion of PEM training and examination results in board certification in pediatric emergency medicine.

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Applying for PEM Fellowship Toolkit

Overview information, timeline, and sample personal statement for PEM Fellowships

Basics of Emergency Medicine: Pediatrics, 3rd Edition

Published: June, 2021

This resource aims to erase some of the stress of caring for our youngest patients. It offers considerations for the most common pediatric complaints — along with considerations for child abuse, an overview of neonatal emergencies, and ultra-useful pediatric medication charts, normal vital signs, and likely diseases per age group.

Order now from Amazon or the ACEP Store

EMRA Member Price $9.49 / ACEP Member Price $12.49 / List Price $15.49

Neonatal

Published: July, 2014

Emergent delivery? Septic newborn? Confidently handle these less-than-comfortable situations in the emergency department. This practical, two-sided pocket card includes initial vent settings, antibiotic and pressor dosages, neonatal airway pearls, a neonatal resuscitation algorithm, and more.

Order now from Amazon or the ACEP Bookstore!
EMRA Member Price $7.49 | ACEP Member Price $10.49 | List Price $12.49

Pediatric ECG Card

Published: July, 2014

These ECG pictorials of causes of sudden cardiac death in children can help you identify dangerous patterns early enough to save a life. Because ECGs are obtained less frequently in children than they are in adults, this essential card is geared toward the interpretation of congenital cardiac anomalies and causes for sudden cardiac death, rather toward adult ischemia. Pediatric ECG interpretations based on age will be in the palm of your hand, along with ED-relevant Davignon intervals for age, anatomic clues for differentiating congenital heart physiology, and normal pediatric variants.

Order now from Amazon or the ACEP Bookstore!

EMRA Member Price $7 // ACEP Member Price $10 // List Price $12

Pediatric Qwic

Published: May, 2017

EMRA’s comprehensive quick-reference card puts indispensable pediatric medical information at your fingertips -- from proper dosages to vital statistics by age. The tri-fold Qwic Card includes pertinent sections for critical care including: toxicology formulas, treatment of DKA, treatment of hyperkalemia, neonatal resuscitation, modified infant GCS score, RSI-pretreatment, RSI-Induction, RSI-paralysis ventilation, pearls, fluids, sedation and analgesia, seizure medication, anaphylaxis, asthma and croup, medication drips, cardiac medication and arrhythmia, antihypertensives and diuretics, antidotes, antibiotics, blood products, and rhythm disturbances (fast, slow, pulseless arrest). Also included is a chart of average vitals and equipment sizes by age (newborn to 12 yrs).

Order now from Amazon or the ACEP Bookstore!
EMRA Member Price $7.49 | ACEP Member Price $10.49 | List Price $12.49

Related Content

Oct 18, 2022

Recognizing Sick Kids

The critically ill child is a relatively rare presentation in the emergency department. This can lead to a lack of recognition, familiarity, or confidence in caring for these patients. Recognizing sick children is key to successful resuscitation and management. To help bridge this knowledge and experience gap, Dr. Aaron Leetch will lead a case-based video discussion on the recognition of sick kids. By the end of this talk, learners should be able to use the Pediatric Assessment to identify sick kids and start on the correct path in their resuscitation.

Jun 29, 2022

Pathways to Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Combined EM-Pediatrics Residency Program Director Panel

Medical students pursuing a career in pediatric emergency medicine will find there are several possible routes to achieve this goal. In this webinar, the program directors from the Combined Emergency Medicine & Pediatrics residency programs present a roadmap outlining the different available pathways. Attendees will learn the strengths and limitations of each pathway to help determine which will be best for their individual careers. We are grateful to our panelists, Dr. Anna McFarlin from Louisiana State University, Dr. Jennifer Guyther from University of Maryland, Dr. Geoff Hays from Indiana University, and Dr. Aaron Leetch from University of Arizona.

Dec 14, 2017

Pediatric EM Committee

Are you curious about PEM topics? Considering applying for a PEM fellowship? Or do you just like interacting with kids more than adults in the ED? If you find the idea of PEM interesting, come visit our division page for more information on fellowships, projects, conferences, educational resources and much more.