Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Section Officers & Staff

Taryn Taylor, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Tricia Swan, MD, Med, FAAP, FACEP
Amanda L. Bogie, MD, FAAP
Microsite Editor
Mark A. Griffiths, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Microsite Editor
Jonathan Eisenberg, MD
Microsite Editor
Sherita Holmes, MD, FAAP
Microsite Editor
Noah Kondamudi, MD, MBA, FAAP, FACEP, CPE
Microsite Editor
Nicholas Pokrajac, MD
Eric R. Schmitt, MD, MPH, FACEP, FAAP
Immediate Past Chair, Alternate Councilor
Jason Lowe, DO
Board Liaison
Jeffrey Goodloe, MD, FACEP
Staff Liaison
Stephanie Wauson




Hundreds of physicians from a variety of backgrounds and workplace settings are members of this section because of their interest in improving the care of children in Emergency Medical centers. If you are not already a member of this section please take a moment to sign up.

On this webpage you’ll find a variety of helpful clinical resources in addition to information on the section’s on-going advocacy efforts and administration. Please follow the link PEM Update for a review of hot topics in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Milestones and Mavericks

The Pediatric Section was awarded a section grant! The grant is to develop a generalizable low-technology simulation-based resource to improve the readiness of community emergency departments to triage, stabilize and transfer critically ill children. The PI for the grant is Dr. Marc Auerbach.

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Section received two section awards at ACEP16. The section received the 2014-2015 Outstanding Web Page Award and the 2015-2016 Outstanding Web Page Award.

Ward P. Myers, MD, MPH, was recently named Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Training Program at United Family Hospital in Shanghai, China.

Maneesha Agarwal, MD, was awarded funding in September from the CDC to study pediatric poisoning. The project is titled "Characterizing the Containers involved in Unsupervised Solid Medication Exposures in Young Children."

The pediatric emergency medicine section would like to express its heart-felt congratulations to Nathan Kupperman, MD,FACEP, and Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, for their tremendous accomplishments in pediatric emergency medicine.Dr. Kupperman is the recipient of the Jim Seidel award for outstanding contributions to the field of pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill is the recipient of the Steve Miller award for excellence in education and mentorship.

Coburn Allen, MD, along with associate director, Sujit Iyer, MD, are developing a new pediatric emergency medicine fellowship. Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas and UT Southwestern at Austin have approved/funded a new program scheduled to train 4 fellows/year beginning in July of 2014. Dr. Allen was at Baylor College of Medicine previously and assumed this director position in January of this year. This new program he is starting will be under the umbrella of their existing pediatric residency and will be affiliated with the new emergency medicine residency in Austin (beginning 2012). He anticipates having both a 3 year (1 year research) curriculum for pediatric residency trained candidates and a 2 year program for emergency medicine residency trained candidates. In anticipation of their new fellowship program, they will be hosting the PEM Fellows Conference in March of 2013.

Dominic Lucia, MD, has assumed the reigns of leadership as the medical director of the pediatric emergency department at Scott and White's new children's hospital. The opening day for the new ER and program was October 4th. It is the newest pediatric hospital in the state and the only stand-alone facility between Dallas and Austin. The hospital is expected to provide access to convenient, world-class pediatric care to families in 32 counties, who previously had to travel far from home to receive treatment. The new Children’s Hospital is a 64-bed inpatient facility including 48 private rooms and 16 Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) rooms, as well as a 14 room Pediatric Emergency Department that is open 24 hours a day. Dr. Lucia states that he actively recruiting for PEM physicians and can be reached at


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CARE (Current Anticipatory guidance Recommendations and Education) are supported anticipatory guidelines for physicians to give patients to allow for better home care.

Modified ASK Discharge Instructions for use in Pediatric Emergency Departments are adapted from the ASK program (ASK Saves Kids), a non-profit program that encourages parents to ask if there is an unlocked gun in the homes where their children play.

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