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Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine provides emergency care to children and adolescents. It is engaged in groundbreaking research in a wide range of topics, including injury prevention, telemedicine, child sexual abuse, and toxicology. Additionally, the division provides training in pediatric emergency medicine to medical students and residents of multiple specialties.

Research Activities

  • Asthma 
  • Injury prevention 
  • Intra-hospital transfers 
  • Patient education 
  • Patient safety 
  • Prehospital medicine 
  • Procedural sedation 
  • Quality improvement 
  • Sexual abuse 
  • Telemedicine Toxicology

Other Activities/Programs

  • Pediatric Sexual Abuse/Rape Assessment Program
  • Multidisclipinary Pediatric Asthma Program
  • Pediatric Sedation program

Faculty and Staff

Getachew Teshome, MD, MPH
Associate Professor
Division Head

Richard Lichenstein, MD
Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research

Rajender Gattu, MBBS 
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics
Director, Telemedicine Program

Forrest Closson, MD 
Clinical Instructor, Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Emergency Undergraduate Educational Program
Director, Pediatric Sexual Abuse/Rape Assessment program

Christian Wright, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Jennifer Guyther, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Co-Director, Emergency Medicine/Pediatrics 

Elizabeth Quaal Hines, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics 

Katelyn E. Donahue, MD
Clinical Instructor, Internal Medicine and Pediatrics



The division provides training in pediatric emergency medicine to medical students and residents of multiple specialties, including pediatrics, emergency medicine, family medicine and psychiatry, as well as combined residents in emergency medicine/pediatrics and internal medicine/pediatrics.  Please visit us here to learn more about the combined Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine residency program.

Contact Information

Pediatric Emergency Medicine 
110 S Paca St - 8th floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
Telephone: 410-328-2079
Fax: 410-328-0558

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