Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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We are responsible for the evaluation and management of over 70,000 patients per year seen in the Emergency Department at Norton Children’s Hospital  and Norton Children’s Medical Center.  

Supervision and education of house staff, while providing high quality care, are the chief goals of the division.  Didactic lectures, small group conferences, and bedside teaching in the Emergency Department provide the house staff with knowledge of the initial management and recognition of critically ill and injured patients.

Clinical workshops teach wound management, suture skills, and splinting techniques.  Residents from the Department of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Community and Family Medicine participate in all levels of care including minor surgical procedures, splinting, and the resuscitation of acutely ill/injured children.

Norton Children’s Hospital Emergency Department is a large referral center for pediatric patients extending into southern Indiana and the western half of Kentucky and acts as medical control for pediatric patients transported by the Metro Louisville Emergency Medical Services personnel.  The Emergency Department consists of 33 examination rooms and 8 non-urgent/fast-track rooms.  Norton Children’s Medical Center Emergency Department consists of 17 examination rooms.

Academic Office

Mailing Address:  571 S. Floyd St., Louisville, KY  40202
P: 502.629.7212  |  F: 502.629.5991

Brenda Sexton, Unit Business Manager
502.629.5990

Krystal Kaufman, Fellowship Coordinator, Ultrasound Coordinator
502.629.7212

Shelly Matthis, Administrative Assistant
502.629.7212

Kendra Sikes, Research Coordinator
502.629.7413


Hospital Affiliations

Norton Children's Hospital
231 E. Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY  40202
Emergency Department:  502.629.7225

Norton Children's Medical Center
4900 Chamberlain Lane, Louisville, KY  40241
Emergency Department:  502.446.5300


Faculty

Brit Anderson, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Division Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Advocacy Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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 Kerry Caperell, M.D., M.S.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Division Chief, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Research Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Asthma Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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Sara Flora, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
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Danielle Graff, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Fellowship Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Director, Acupuncture
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Leslie Greenwell, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics

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Amy Hanson, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine SIM & Procedural Maintenance Skills
Co-Director, SPARC ED
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Becca Hart, M.D., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Supervisor, Medical Student & Resident Rotations
Director, Scholarly Activity for Department of Pediatrics Residency

 


Sandra Herr, M.D.
Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Director, Norton Children's Hospital Emergency Department and Norton Children's Medical Center Emergency Department
Supervisor, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Nurse Practitioners
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Paul Khalil, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
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In K. Kim, M.D., M.B.A.
Professor of Pediatrics
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Pediatrics
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Tara Kopp, M.D., M.S.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
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Megan Laniewicz, M.D.
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director, SPARC
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Ronald Paul, M.D. 
Professor of Pediatrics
Vice Dean of Faculty Affairs, University of Louisville School of Medicine
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Adam Patterson, M.D., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Program Director, Pediatrics Residency
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Cody Penrod, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Medical Director

 

 


Wayne Rice, M.D., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Emergency Department Sedation
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Johanna Said, D.O., M.Sc.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Fellowship Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine
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Beth Spurlin, M.D., Ph.D., M.B.A.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Director, EMS and Mass Casualty

 

 


Rebecca Starr, D.O.
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Associate Director, Ultrasound
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Michelle Stevenson, M.D.,
Professor of Pediatrics
Director of Research Development, Department of Pediatrics
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Fred Warkentine, M.D., M.Sc.
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Ultrasound
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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program


The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program at Norton Children’s Hospital trains fellows with an academic and/or clinical focus. The fellowship training program provides in-depth education and experience in clinical care, teaching, administration, and research. Our fellowship program is available to pediatrics, internal medicine/pediatrics, and emergency medicine trained applicants.

Norton Children’s Hospital is the region's primary pediatric referral facility. The emergency department evaluates and treats more than 50,000 patients a year.  Fellows receive exposure to a large variety of acuity, clinical problems, and diseases.  In addition, fellows receive a broad exposure to a large cross section of medical and surgical sub-specialty services.

Fellows supervise and teach residents and students in the emergency department. Fellows receive formal instruction in lecture design and teaching methods.

Fellows have the opportunity to participate in the Master in Clinical investigation Sciences (M.Sc.) at the University of Louisville School of Public Health. These didactic sessions supplement their research mentoring by faculty. The curriculum covers: epidemiology, statistics, study design, and methodology. This rich experience provides fellows with a framework for understanding clinical research. With faculty supervision, fellows are expected to design and execute one or more independent research projects and are encouraged to participate in additional investigations. This independent research project fulfills the required board eligibility for Scholarly Activity as well as the Masters’ thesis requirement.

Fellows learn the principles of administration in weekly administrative meetings and by involvement in the day-to-day operations of the emergency room. Fellows are expected to assume an administrative role in a designated program in the Emergency Department and develop a Quality Improvement Initiative.