Nathan Kuppermann, MD, MPH - EM Grand Rounds "Evaluation of Pediatric Abdominal Trauma"

Nathan Kuppermann, MD, MPH Professor of Emergency Medicine and PediatricBo Tomas Brofeldt Endowed ChairDepartment of Emergency MedicineUniversity of California, Davis     Thursday, March 12, 20158:00 - 9:30amSan Francisco General HospitalCarr Auditorium1001 Potrero Avenue Dr. Kuppermann is a pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) physician and clinical epidemiologist, and a leader in emergency medical services for children.  He is a leading national investigator of multicenter studies on:  (1) infectious emergencies in children (especially laboratory evaluation), (2) children at risk of diabetic ketoacidosis-related cerebral injury, and (3) the laboratory and radiographic evaluation of pediatric trauma patients, published in journals such as the NEJM, JAMA, BMJ, and the Lancet.  He focuses on clinical prediction rules, having recently derived and validated a rule for traumatic brain injury after minor blunt head trauma in over 40,000 children, as well as prediction rule for intra-abdominal injury in more than 12,000 children, aimed at decreasing unnecessary CT scans.  He is also involved in knowledge translation research, using the electronic health-record, computerized decision support, and shared decision making. Dr. Kuppermann chaired the first research network in PEM (the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee) and then became one of the founding investigators and Chair of the Steering Committee of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) and remains one of the six networks PIs. Dr. Kuppermann has published more than 160 peer-reviewed scientific manuscripts, and been awarded nearly $20 million in federal grants. In 2010, he was elected to the Institute of Medicine.