Pediatric Emergency Physicians
Monroe Careel Jr Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt
Vanderbilt University Hospital
The Departments of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, has
multiple openings for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Faculty for appointment
at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level.
Candidates should be BC/BE in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Responsibilities include serving as a core faculty member and educating and
supervising pediatric and emergency medicine residents, pediatric emergency
medicine fellows and fourth year medical students. Opportunities exist for
both clinical, basic science and prehospital research. Areas for individual
development/career specialization include: Child Abuse(program director with
protected time), Pediatric Emergency Nursing research/education, Trauma, PEM
Research emphasis on interdepartmental collaboration, Toxicology, Injury
Prevention, Telemedicine, and Medical Informatics. The department of
Pediatrics and PEM is supportive for other innovative career research
endeavors. Our section participates in the training of residents in
pediatrics, emergency medicine, and family medicine, and we have an active,
competitive PEM Fellowship Program. Clinical investigation is a priority,
with excellent resources including a staff of Clinical Research Assistants
and a Section Research Coordinator. Areas of research focus include
noninvasive monitoring and therapeutics, sedation, asthma, PEM Q/A,
violence/injuries, pre-hospital care, and health services and with
extensive resources for other areas in pediatrics emergency medicine for
career development. We participate in multi-center studies.
A new freestanding state-of-the-art Children’s Hospital opened February,
2004. The Pediatric ED has 37 acute care/observation beds with census of
50,000 acute care patient visits for 2006. The Pediatric Emergency
Department also has a dedicated Fast Track area for non-emergency patient.
As of July 1, 2007 Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital has completed final phase
of it’s evolution into a full service Pediatric Emergency Department by
accepting and treating all Level One Pediatric Trauma patients 16 yrs and
younger for the Middle Tennessee region. Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital is
the Comprehensive Regional Pediatric Center for Middle Tennessee and the
surrounding region and the only Pediatric ED in the region.
Please contact: Thomas J. Abramo, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department, Medical Director of
Phone: (615) 936-8158, Fax: (615) 322-4374, e-mail:
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