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Vincent J. Wang, MD
Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
CHL 4650 W Sunset Blvd Off Campus Los Angeles
+1 323 361 2109


Vincent J. Wang, MD, MHA, graduated from medical school at Boston University School of Medicine in 1993. He completed pediatric residency at Children's Hospital Los Angeles in 1996, and his pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Children's Hospital Boston in 1999. He was the Chief Fellow during his final year of fellowship. After fellowship, Dr. Wang returned to Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and was the Fellowship Director from 2000 to 2006. He also completed a Masters of Health Administration at the University of Southern California in 2010. He is currently the Associate Division Head for Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital Los Angeles, and is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University of Southern California. He is the lead editor of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Question Review Book, published in 2009 and 2013, and is a co-editor of Fleisher and Ludwig’s 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult. He has also authored chapters in the Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (by Fleisher and Ludwig), Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine (by Schafermeyer, et al). He is well published in infectious and respiratory illness topics, and he mentors several fellows and attending physicians in current research projects. Dr. Wang was inducted into the Society of Pediatric Research in 2014. He is also co-course director of MEDS 490, a USC undergraduate clinical research course.


Lowe CG, Campwala RT, Ziv N, Wang VJ. The Broselow and Handtevy Resuscitation Tapes: A Comparison of the Performance of Pediatric Weight Prediction. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2016 Aug; 31(4):364-75. View in: PubMed

Wang V, Cheng YT, Liu D. Improving education: just-in-time splinting video. Clin Teach. 2016 Jun; 13(3):183-6. View in: PubMed

Rankin J, Wang VJ, Goodarzian F, Lai HA. Intravenous Fluid Bolus Prior to Neonatal and Infant Lumbar Puncture: A Sonographic Assessment of the Subarachnoid Space After Intravenous Fluid Administration. JAMA Pediatr. 2016 Mar 7; 170(3):e154636. View in: PubMed

Brennan C, Wang VJ. Management Of Fever And Suspected Infection In Pediatric Patients With Central Venous Catheters. Pediatr Emerg Med Pract. 2015 Dec; 12(12):1-20. View in: PubMed

Ochoa K, Nunez J, Wang VJ. Los Angeles phonospirometry technique: creating a normogram that correlates with peak expiratory flow measurements in children. J Asthma. 2015 Sep; 52(7):721-6. View in: PubMed

Elkhunovich MA, Wang VJ. Assessing the Utility of Urine Testing in Febrile Infants Aged 2 to 12 Months With Bronchiolitis. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Sep; 31(9):616-20. View in: PubMed

Chang TP, Kriengsoontorkij W, Chan LS, Wang VJ. Predictors for bacteremia in febrile sickle cell disease children in the post-7-valent pneumococcal conjugate vaccine era. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2013 Jul; 35(5):377-82. View in: PubMed

Chang TP, Kriengsoontorkij W, Chan LS, Wang VJ. Clinical factors and incidence of acute chest syndrome or pneumonia among children with sickle cell disease presenting with a fever: a 17-year review. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Jul; 29(7):781-6. 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

Waterhouse MR, Liu DR, Wang VJ. Cryotherapeutic topical analgesics for pediatric intravenous catheter placement: ice versus vapocoolant spray. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Jan; 29(1):8-12. View in: PubMed

Wang VJ, Cavagnaro CS, Clark S, Camargo CA, Mansbach JM. Altitude and environmental climate effects on bronchiolitis severity among children presenting to the emergency department. J Environ Health. 2012 Oct; 75(3):8-15; quiz 54. View in: PubMed

Wang VJ, Nunez J, Ferdman RM. Correlation of a unique "los angeles" phonospirometry technique with peak expiratory flows in children with asthma. J Asthma. 2012 Sep; 49(7):712-6. View in: PubMed

Nager AL, Wang VJ. Comparison of ultrarapid and rapid intravenous hydration in pediatric patients with dehydration. Am J Emerg Med. 2010 Feb; 28(2):123-9. View in: PubMed

Kanegaye JT, Nigrovic LE, Malley R, Cannavino CR, Schwab SH, Bennett JE, Mohseni MM, Wang VJ, Katsogridakis YL, Herman MI, Kuppermann N. Diagnostic value of immature neutrophils (bands) in the cerebrospinal fluid of children with cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis. Pediatrics. 2009 Jun; 123(6):e967-71. View in: PubMed

Wren TA, Chen AY, Wang VJ, Claudius IA, Skaggs DL. Prior treatment of fracture patients in a tertiary pediatric emergency department: informal referrals from other emergency departments. J Pediatr Orthop. 2009 Mar; 29(2):137-41. View in: PubMed

Nigrovic LE, Malley R, Macias CG, Kanegaye JT, Moro-Sutherland DM, Schremmer RD, Schwab SH, Agrawal D, Mansour KM, Bennett JE, Katsogridakis YL, Mohseni MM, Bulloch B, Steele DW, Kaplan RL, Herman MI, Bandyopadhyay S, Dayan P, Truong UT, Wang VJ, Bonsu BK, Chapman JL, Kuppermann N. Effect of antibiotic pretreatment on cerebrospinal fluid profiles of children with bacterial meningitis. Pediatrics. 2008 Oct; 122(4):726-30. View in: PubMed

Steiner MJ, Nager AL, Wang VJ. Urine specific gravity and other urinary indices: inaccurate tests for dehydration. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 May; 23(5):298-303. View in: PubMed

Nigrovic LE, Kuppermann N, Macias CG, Cannavino CR, Moro-Sutherland DM, Schremmer RD, Schwab SH, Agrawal D, Mansour KM, Bennett JE, Katsogridakis YL, Mohseni MM, Bulloch B, Steele DW, Kaplan RL, Herman MI, Bandyopadhyay S, Dayan P, Truong UT, Wang VJ, Bonsu BK, Chapman JL, Kanegaye JT, Malley R. Clinical prediction rule for identifying children with cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis at very low risk of bacterial meningitis. JAMA. 2007 Jan 3; 297(1):52-60. View in: PubMed

Vella AE, Wang VJ, McElderry C. Predictors of fluid resuscitation in pediatric trauma patients. J Emerg Med. 2006 Aug; 31(2):151-5. View in: PubMed

Wang VJ, Krauss B. Carbon dioxide monitoring in emergency medicine training programs. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2002 Aug; 18(4):251-3. View in: PubMed

Inkelis SH, O'Leary D, Wang VJ, Malley R, Nicholson MK, Kuppermann N. Extremity pain and refusal to walk in children with invasive meningococcal disease. Pediatrics. 2002 Jul; 110(1 Pt 1):e3. View in: PubMed

Nager AL, Wang VJ. Comparison of nasogastric and intravenous methods of rehydration in pediatric patients with acute dehydration. Pediatrics. 2002 Apr; 109(4):566-72. View in: PubMed

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