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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, Pediatrics
Division Head

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

Katelyn E. Donohue, MD
Assistant Professor, Medicine and Pediatrics

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

Richard Lichenstein, MD
Professor, Pediatrics
Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research

Elizabeth Quaal Hines, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics 

Renee Quarrie, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatrics

Ankita Taneja, MD
Assistant Professor, Pediatics 

Christian Wright, MD
Assistant Professor, 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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