The Feinberg School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics’ Division of Emergency Medicine, in partnership with Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago (Lurie Children’s), is dedicated to the clinical care, research, education, and advocacy of pediatric emergency care. The faculty of the Division of Emergency Medicine is comprised of both board-certified pediatric emergency medicine physicians and pediatricians.
The Division’s program offers medical students, residents and fellows the opportunity to work with the 38 faculty members in Illinois' premier level I pediatric trauma center at Lurie Children's 40-bed emergency department. Division faculty members also support Lurie Children's affiliated pediatric emergency departments at Central DuPage Hospital (five faculty members) and Northwest Community Hospital (four faculty members). Focuses of the program include recognizing abuse or neglect, injury treatment and prevention and disaster planning.
Program participants also take part in the KidSTAR Medical Education Program. KidSTAR provides simulation-based training in a 850 square-foot dedicated simulation center as well as on the wards.
The Division’s research includes a diverse range of topics related to emergent care, including a recent National Institutes of Health-funded study of the biomechanics of child abuse injuries and the development of tools to assist clinicians in detecting child abuse.
Division faculty also participate in multiple research initiatives and programs:
- Injury Prevention and Research Center, a multidisciplinary endeavor which strives to reduce childhood intentional and unintentional injury through applying best practices and developing and studying new interventions
- Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN), the Health Resources Services Administration-funded research collaborative with which Lurie Children’s collaborates
- Child Health Data Lab, a repository of current and archival information on child and adolescent health in Chicago and Illinois as well as a program though which epidemiologic research in childhood and adolescent injury and health in Illinois and Chicago is conducted
- Grainger Research Initiative in Emergency Medical Services, through a generous grant from the Grainger Foundation, the Division is able to advance pediatric emergency care through research and knowledge sharing, competitive recruitment and the successful training and mentorship of productive physician scientists in the early stages of their careers, and the maintenance and growth of funding for the essential resources supported by the Grainger gift through competitive grant writing, research contracts and additional philanthropic support
Physicians and experienced nurses in Lurie Children’s Division of Emergency Medicine respond to complex, life-threatening cases 24 hours a day. The Division sees over 60,000 patients annually.
Steven E Krug, MD
Professor in Pediatrics,
Division of Emergency Medicine
For more information, contact the Department of Pediatrics Division of Emergency Medicine.
Visit our fellowship page to learn more about advanced educational opportunities in the Division of Emergency Medicine.