Our division is actively involved in the education of both
residents and medical students. Our fellows play an integral role
in educating these rotating trainees.
Our three-year pediatric emergency medicine fellowship program
at WCHOB trains physicians to provide compassionate,
evidence-based, up-to-date emergency care for children.
We aim to provide fellows with the tools to ensure they are
prepared for, and will excel in, every career path available within
the field of pediatric emergency medicine.
Residents are an integral part of this intense learning
experience. Pediatric residents are assigned to the emergency
department during all three years of their residency and are given
steadily increasing responsibility for patient care. Emergency
medicine residents and family practice residents are also routinely
assigned to this fully supervised rotation.
Faculty in our division are active in a wide variety of clinical
research projects that reflect the diversity of pediatric emergency
medicine. Each researcher has full support from the department and
includes a multidisciplinary team, from statisticians to research
assistants that cross multiple subspecialties.
Our ongoing projects include:
- asthma care
- pain management
- child abuse
Faculty and fellows regularly present their research at the
annual meetings of the Eastern
Society for Pediatric Research and the Pediatric Academic Societies.
We are the Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center servicing all 12
counties of Western New York. Our faculty supervises the
child-friendly emergency department 24 hours a day in our
freestanding children's hospital, providing pediatric-focused
nursing, radiology services, child life and social work.
Our Division of Emergency Medicine provides medical input for
the pediatric component of paramedics functioning in Western New
York and operates a pediatric stabilization and transport
A qualified and diverse staff offers emergency services,
- stabilization and treatment of critically injured pediatric
- emergency care to pediatric and adolescent children
- treatment of pediatric patients referred from primary
- STAT team emergency ground or air transport for critically ill
or injured pediatric patients throughout Western New York
We work in collaboration with our 24/7 adult internal medicine
specialists and OB/GYN specialists for OB/GYN emergencies. In
addition, our division consults on inpatient child abuse cases.
Our division also staffs Kids Express Program (Fast Track
Clinic), a pediatric urgent care center located at MASH Urgent Care in
Orchard Park, NY, during the busiest shifts (11 am to 11 pm) to
facilitate the care of less seriously ill and injured patients.