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 (AFCH) 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.

2017 Highlights

  • In order to provide around-the-clock support for children and family visiting the emergency department and American Family Children’s Hospital, four new child life specialists were recruited to provide 24/7 coverage starting in May 2017.

  • The division welcomed two new pediatric emergency medicine faculty: Nicholas Kuehnel, MD, who specializes in quality improvement and is the medical director for the pediatric emergency department, and Anna Sorenson, MD, who has interests in education and global health.

  • Starting in July 2017, the pediatric emergency department expanded the age range of patients served to 20 years to better serve college students in our community.

  • With the addition of new physician providers, pediatric emergency department faculty coverage has increased to 16 hours a day (from 10 AM to 2 AM).




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