WordPress / Avada Theme is an educational website focused on topics in Pediatric Emergency Medicine that I started in 2012. It has consistently ranked as the #2 highest rated PEM focused site on the Academic Lief in Emergency Medicine Social Media Index for the past several years. I post 4-6 articles a month and have accepted contributions from trainees and colleagues in the field regularly.

PEMBlog has also been the host to content aligned with the AAP’s Section on Emergency Medicine, specifically PEMPix and National Conference and Exhibition related content.

Recent articles

PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast

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The companion podcast to PEMBlog is called PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine podcast. Since 2013 I have been publishing 10-12 episodes a year focused on key and emerging topics in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. I have delivered focused setons on fractures and toxicology, the latter in collaboration with a medical toxicologist from Seattle Children’s. CME and MOC Part 2 have also been offered through elect episodes through Cincinnati Children’s.

This episode of PEM Currents: The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Podcast is a brief review of the management of urinary retention in children. The most common causes are UTI and constipation – but you must be aware of neurological problems and assure that you history is thorough and your physical exam complete. Follow @PEMTweets on […]
  1. Urinary retention
  2. DVT
  3. Stress Dose Steroids
  4. Ovarian Torsion
  5. Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome


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FOAM Club is a novel educational conference format designed to teach attendees how to critically appraise blogs and podcasts. It builds on the traditional journal club format, and utilizes evidence based quality checklists that will enable learners to assess the quality of Free Open Access Medical Education resources for their own learning, as well as for sharing with colleagues and trainees. This website is a one-stop shop for building your own curriculum and contains presentation templates, email templates, schedules and much more.

Pediatric Board Review Series

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This site is a compendium of pediatric-focused board review videos that were recorded for residents at Cincinnati Children’s. The site uses the native portfolio structure of the WordPress theme Avada to create a subspecialty and topic focused hierarchy that allows residents to quickly find content. The videos themselves were produced using a combination of recorded POwerPoint presentations and green screen recordings of the faculty themselves giving the presentation.


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PEMPix is the AAP Section on Emergency Medicine’s visual diagnosis competition. I am the current chair and presenter and I built to host information related to the competition, as a repository for the cases, and, through the use of the Ninja Forms plugin, as a case submission portal.


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An annual case-based presentation sponsored by the AAP Section on Emergency Medicine that challenges the audience to think through the differential diagnosis for four amazing cases. The National Conference and Exhibition wen virtual in 2020, and I built this website to allow Section on Emergency Medicine members to review the cases.

Online Orientation to the Emergency Department Rotation

The pre-rotation multimedia orientation to the Emergency Department for residents working at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Medical Team Algorithms

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Online resource for Shock Trauma Suite algorithms developed by the Medical Resuscitation Committee within the Division of Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center

Trauma Protocols and Policies

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Online resource for Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Trauma Algorithms and Protocols.

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows Conference

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A website specifically created for the annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows Conference. I update the site regularly to include links to schedules and relevant content, as well as conference evaluation forms.

PE Toolkit

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Hospital Medicine based resource for teaching the physical exam during rounds at Cincinnati Children’s.

Faculty Guide to the ED Rotation Resident Evaluations 

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Resource for faculty resident evaluations for the Emergency Department Rotation at Cincinnati Children’s.

Residents as Teachers Curriculum Online Evaluation Portal

Evaluation platform for the Residents as Teachers Curriculum. This bare bones website was coded in Adobe Dreamweaver and links to google evaluation forms.

Primary Care Rotation Evaluation Portal

Evaluation Portal for the assessment of residents in select Primary Care clinic locations at Cincinnati Children’s. This simple website was coded in Adobe Dreamweaver and links to survey forms.