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Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The top priority for medical teams in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, part of NYU Langone Health’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, is to provide expert and compassionate care to children who are injured or critically ill.

We treat patients in pediatric emergency departments in the KiDS Emergency Department at Hassenfeld Children’s Hospital at NYU Langone, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue, and NYU Langone Health—Cobble Hill. Our emergency departments are calm, colorful spaces where skilled providers make families feel comfortable and cared for.

Pediatric emergency medicine requires knowledge and proficiency across a broad spectrum of conditions, illnesses, and injuries. With faculty appointments in NYU Langone’s Department of Emergency Medicine and in the Department of Pediatrics, our physicians have the far-reaching expertise necessary to assess a child’s needs and take quick action to provide treatment.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Initiatives

Our faculty work continually to revise and improve our clinical practices so we can provide exemplary care using the latest techniques and technologies. These are some of our top areas of focus.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Trauma

We understand that any emergency situation is stressful and scary for families. Caring for children who have severe or life-threatening injuries requires quick thinking, compassion, and an enormous depth of knowledge.

The pediatric emergency department at Bellevue is a Level 2 Trauma Center staffed by expert physicians and equipped with the latest technologies. Our doctors and staff work to develop modern practices to manage trauma cases. Our service is informed by the most innovative scientific literature, reflecting the results of studies and clinical trials led by our own providers.

At the KiDS Emergency Department, emergency medicine physicians work closely with specialists in orthopedics and other subspecialties, including neurosurgery, to treat patients who arrive with conditions such as broken bones, lacerations, and injuries from falls.

Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound

Expertise in bedside emergency ultrasound is an essential skill that enables pediatric emergency medicine providers to quickly identify and evaluate a patient’s injury. Ultrasound is an effective, noninvasive tool for locating objects that a child may have ingested or inserted, or identifying broken bones or joint injuries. Providers also use ultrasound to evaluate the heart and lungs and assess other complex problems.

Working with experts in the Division of Emergency Ultrasound, our medical teams are trained in the latest ultrasound technologies and lead initiatives to investigate how we can use ultrasound even more effectively and in a broader array of clinical situations.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Simulation

NYU Langone’s 25,000-square-foot simulation facility, the New York Simulation Center for the Health Sciences, is a state-of-the-art training space in which our medical teams experience emergency department scenarios that mimic real life. In partnership with the Division of Emergency Medicine Simulation, we provide multifaceted training programs that directly translate to new and improved clinical practices and spaces, resulting in more effective patient care.

Working with physicians who are fellowship-trained in simulation, we apply state-of-the-art methodologies and expertise within this highly innovative learning setting. Simulation sessions benefit faculty and trainees by enabling them to plan and prepare for intense situations that are bound to arise in an emergency department.

Mass Casualty Incident Training

Mass casualty incidents are part of today’s reality. Our training prepares our medical teams to respond to such events swiftly and effectively so every patient who arrives in our emergency department receives exemplary care.

We take a multidisciplinary approach to readiness, coordinating with experts across many specialties at NYU Langone and with city, state, and national agencies.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Quality Improvement

Every improvement in quality can have a huge impact on an emergency department. Our medical teams continually monitor and assess clinical practices, tools and technologies, and spaces. We make frequent adjustments to enhance the effectiveness and safety of our emergency departments.

Data-driven, real-time monitoring of operations and processes helps to ensure that we bring the best care and most current practices to the bedside.

Clinical Guideline Development

In a fast-paced emergency department, it’s crucial to have set clinical guidelines that have been vetted for safety, quality, and effectiveness. These codified guidelines ensure that all providers are familiar with and employ the protocols that experienced physicians have confirmed work best.

We refine our clinical guidelines on an ongoing basis to be certain that our practices are informed by the latest medical science and that our protocols and treatments reflect what we learn from treating patients every day.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Education

Our faculty are committed to providing the next generation of pediatric emergency medicine physicians with the training they need to become agile caregivers. We offer one-on-one mentoring to emergency medicine residents and fellows who plan to specialize in pediatric emergency medicine, and lead programs to educate all trainees who rotate through our pediatric emergency departments.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research

The best clinical practices are informed by a combination of firsthand experience and innovative research. Our faculty lead research studies designed to explore new guidelines, protocols, and treatments that enhance the care we provide in our emergency departments. Our research initiatives keep us at the forefront of pediatric emergency care and provide an opportunity to coordinate with other national leaders in the field.

Our faculty’s research areas and interests include quality improvement, reducing exposure to ionizing radiation, ultrasound uses and techniques, and adherence to best practice guidelines.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty

Ethan S. Wiener, MD
Director, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Clinical Associate Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Joanne M. Agnant, MD, MSc
Associate Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Doreen Benary, MD
Clinical Instructor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Melissa Buchan, MD
Clinical Instructor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine

Rebecca L. Burton, MD
Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine

Katherine T. Duong, MD
Instructor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine

Inna Elikashvili, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Jeffrey S. Fine, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Diana T. Fleisher, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Jessica C. Foltin, MD
Associate Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Luis J. Gonzalez, MD
Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine

Karen N. Goodman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Elizabeth J. Haines, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Dennis Heon, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Katrina Knapp, DO
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Dineeta S. Kubhar, MD
Clinical Instructor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine

Victor La, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Adriana S. Manikian, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Michael A. Mojica, MD
Director, Education, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Associate Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Rupa Narra, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Alexis Pankow, MD
Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Laura Papadimitropoulos, MD
Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Kavita I. Patel, MD
Clinical Site Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, NYU Langone Hospital—Brooklyn
Clinical Instructor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Kari R. Posner, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Madeline Renny, MD
Clinical Instructor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine

Selin T. Sagalowsky, MD
Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Camille L. Scribner, MD
Clinical Associate Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Alvira S. Shah, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics

Igor Shorman, MD
Clinical Instructor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine

Ee T. Tay, MD
Clinical Site Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue
Clinical Assistant Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine

Michael G. Tunik, MD
Associate Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Pediatrics