Division Highlights - Emergency Medicine

The mission of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Program at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health and American Family Children’s Hospital is to advance pediatric emergency care through high-quality patient and family-centered care, innovative research, advocacy and education.

We train future leaders in pediatric emergency medicine, serve as an educational resource for healthcare providers and the community and promote children’s health and safety through advocacy and public awareness.

Through innovative research on injury prevention, EMS education, acute pain management and patient simulation, we advance the discipline of pediatric emergency care throughout Wisconsin and beyond.

2014 Highlights

  • Jamie Hess, MD, was appointed director of medical student education for the SMPH’s newly formed Department of Emergency Medicine. She also received a Medical Education Research Certificate from the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors and the Association of American Medical Colleges.
  • Joshua Ross, MD, was appointed director of the Department of Emergency Medicine’s new simulation fellowship. He also served on the ‘SimWars’ faculty at the American College of Emergency Physicians’ 2014 Scientific Assembly.
  • Vanessa Tamas, MD, was appointed the pediatric medical director of the Dane County EMS, a role in which she will oversee the development and implementation of pre-hospital pediatric medical guidelines and the education of pre-hospital providers. She was also named a UW SMPH Centennial Scholar, and will lead research to improve pediatric pre-hospital care in Dane County.




Michael K. Kim, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)
and Division Chief

Jamie M. Hess, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Gregory S. Rebella, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Joshua C. Ross, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

James E. Svenson, MD, MS

Associate Professor (CHS)

Vanessa L. Tamas, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)



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