PEM Fellowship Projects

CREST (M.Sc.) Program Initiated in 2002

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows: Research Productivity   (2003 - 2020)
Productivity Post-implementation of M.Sc. Program
CREST Program Graduates in PEM Fellowship

  • Valerie Whatley, M.D. Randomized Clinical Trial of Docusate Sodium, Triethanolamine Polypeptide, and Irrigation in Cerumen Removal in Children.


  • Amanda Myers, M.D.., MSPH  Efficacy of Oral Oxycodone for the Management of Acute Pain in Children with Orthopedic Injuries: A Pilot Study.


  • Darwin Koller, M.D., M.Sc.   Comparison of Oxycodone, Ibuprofen, or the Combination for the treatment of Orthopedic injury-Related Pain in Children.


  • Jennifer Hopkins, M.D.  Femoral Vein in Frog Leg Position Versus Straight Leg Position in Pediatric Patients.
  • Fred Warkentine, M.D., M.Sc.  Ultrasound Measurement of Femoral Vein Size in Pediatric Patients.


  • Jessy Fortu, M.D. Utility of Urine Toxicology Screening for Medical Clearance of Psychiatric Patients in a Pediatric Emergency Department, 2005.
  • Amy Cooper, M.D, M.Sc.. Comparing Emergency Physicians to Radiologists in Interpreting Head Computed Tomography in Pediatric Trauma Patients.


  • Cole Condra, M.D.M.Sc.  Charges and Complications Associated with the Medical Evaluation of Febrile Young Infants.
  • Pradeep Padmanabhan, M.D. , M.Sc.  Evaluation of Cerebral Oxygenation during Procedural Sedation in Children.


  • Kim Randell, M.D. M.Sc. Utilizing Survivor Input to Rethink Intimate Partner Violence Interventions in the Pediatric Emergency Department.
  • Frances Chaar, M.D. M.Sc. Ultrasound Evaluation of Distal Forearm Fractures  in Children.


  • Kelly Black, M.D., M.Sc. Effect of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician Telephone Follow-up on Parental Satisfaction.
  • Keith Cross, M.D. , M.S., M.Sc.  (1) Premature Departures from the Kosair Emergency Department. (2) Utility of Bedside Ultrasound to Diagnose Clavicle Fractures in the Pediatric Emergency Department.


  • Lauren Staggs, M.D., M.Sc. A Comparison of Albuterol Metered Dose Inhaler Versus Nebulizer Delivery on Emergency Department Length of Stay in Mild Asthma Exacerbations.
  • Wayne Rice, M.D., M.Sc. Evaluation of Injuries sustained in Household Falls.


  • Annie Rominger, M.D., MPH, M.Sc.  Skin Infections & Hygiene Practices in Diapered Children.
  • Purvi Shroff, M.D., M.Sc. Internet Usage Prior to Pediatric Emergency Department Utilization


  • Jami Lovell, M.D., M.Sc. Ultrasound Measurements of Inferior Vena Cava to Aorta Ratio and Inferior Vena Cava Diameter of Euvolemic Pediatric Patients
  • Alyssa Turner, M.D., M.Sc. Ultrasound-Guided Femoral Nerve Blocks in the Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Shernaz Wadia, M.D., M.Sc. Determining Ketamines Effect on Intraocular Pressure in Children


  • Seth Brown M.D., M.Sc. A Qualitative Study of the Educational Needs Surrounding the Care of the Pediatric Patient by Prehospital Providers


  • Adam Isacoff M.D., M.Sc. Pulmonary Physiology Assessment by Bedside Ultrasonography in Children: A Pilot Study
  • Wayne Stark M.D., M.Sc. The Utility of Head CT in Evaluation of ALTE
  • Katie Nichols M.D., M.Sc. Descriptive Analysis of Patient Visits and Collections After Opening a Satellite Pediatric Emergency Department


  • Danielle Graff M.D., M.Sc. Concussions in the Classroom


  • Ben Nti, M.D., M.Sc. The Effect of Trauma Choreography Training on Time to CT Scan in Pediatric Trauma
  • Erika Pasciuta, M.D., M.Sc. Bedside Ultrasound Stool Assessment in the Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Adam Patterson, M.D., M.Sc. Improving Resident Evaluation in the Emergency Department


  • Megan Evers, D.O., M.S., M.Sc. Correct Identification of Non-Accidental Trauma by Medical Providers    
  • Becca Hart, M.D., M.Sc A Cost-Effectiveness Analysis of Influenza Vaccination in the Pediatric Emergency Department
  • Beth Spurlin M.D., Ph.D. Multi-center Analysis of Costs for PED 


  • Rob Clemons, M.D., M.P.H. Assessment of Pediatric Asthma Emergency Department Visits Utilizing GIS Mapping
  • Veronica Sepulveda M.D., M.Sc. The Development and Implementation of a Longitudinal Ultrasound Curriculum for General Pediatricians Working in an Emergency Department in Puerto Rico
  • Shiva Zargham M.D., M.Sc. Measurement of Baseline Burnout and Resiliency in First Year Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows; Debriefing the Debriefer: Implementation of the FACE Tool as a Feedback Mechanism for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows Debriefing Simulation Experiences


  • Rosina Hussain, M.D., M.Sc. Imposter Syndrome in First Year PEM Fellows
  • Tim Roach, D.O., M.Sc. Physical Evidence Used in Kentucky Sexual Assault Convictions
  • Johanna Said, D.O., M.Sc. Asthma Education in the ED Setting