Director of Pediatric Residency Program
Eyal Ben-Isaac is an Assistant Professor in Clinical Pediatrics at the USC Keck School of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency training at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) in 1992, and has continued to maintain a practice (inpatient and outpatient) in the Division of General Pediatrics. He has also been the Pediatric Residency Program Director at CHLA since 1994, supervising the training of approximately 85 residents each year.
Dr. Ben-Isaac lectures throughout the year to both CHLA pediatric housestaff and medical students from the USC Keck School of Medicine. He has developed a large portfolio of lecture topics, and has been instrumental in the development of the overall educational curriculum. He has developed several educational tools used by the residency program including Objective Structured Clinical Exams, a Pediatric Board Review course, a general pediatric educational CD-Rom, a web portal, on-line learning modules, and General Pediatric competency exams.
Dr. Ben-Isaac has been recognized for his contributions with both teaching and clinical awards. These include the Philip E. Rothman Teaching Award, the Barbara Korsch Excellence in Medical Education Award, Morris and Mary Press Humanism Award, and a number of Top Doctor honors.
Dr. Ben-Isaac has an interest in education and general pediatrics. He has been an invited speaker and has published articles on such related topics. His current interests involve the impact of restricted duty hours for trainees and the development of teaching modalities to maintain competency. He is also currently involved in the development of new educational curriculums as well as a Simulation Center at CHLA.
Ben-Isaac E, Fodor É, Visco P, van Wijland F, Gov NS. Modeling the dynamics of a tracer particle in an elastic active gel. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2015 Jul; 92(1-1):012716. View in: PubMed
Barseghyan K, Ben-Isaac E, Parikh K, Signoff J, Debiasi RL, Patel D, Chhabra A, Davies HD, Patel S, Sigal Y. Index of suspicion. Pediatr Rev. 2014 Jan; 35(1):42-7. View in: PubMed
Ben-Isaac E, Keefer M, Thompson M, Wang VJ. Assessing the utility of procedural training for pediatrics residents in general pediatric practice. J Grad Med Educ. 2013 Mar; 5(1):88-92. View in: PubMed
Ben-Isaac E. Case 1: Why does my eye keep turning in? Paediatr Child Health. 2012 Apr; 17(4):198-9. View in: PubMed
Ben-Isaac E, Park Y, Popescu G, Brown FL, Gov NS, Shokef Y. Effective temperature of red-blood-cell membrane fluctuations. Phys Rev Lett. 2011 Jun 10; 106(23):238103. View in: PubMed
Nelson R, Cho M, Ben-Isaac E. Case 2: Where have all the white cells gone? Paediatr Child Health. 2010 Nov; 15(9):577-80. View in: PubMed
Ben-Isaac E, Schrager SM, Keefer M, Chen AY. National profile of nonemergent pediatric emergency department visits. Pediatrics. 2010 Mar; 125(3):454-9. View in: PubMed