Division Chief

Ilene A. Claudius, MD
Division Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine


The Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine has several active areas of research. Dr. Rose is conducting research on educational interventions, such as use of the “flipped classroom” to make in-person teaching sessions more meaningful. Dr. Kearl’s research has focused on projects with applications in quality improvement, primarily minimization of radiation. Dr. Nunez is involved in educational research using simulation. Drs. Claudius and Santillanes have participated in research on ALTE (apparent life-threatening events), the role of children in mass casualty incidents and currently study pediatric mental health emergencies.

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Faculty Profiles

Medical students on their core pediatric rotation and those on the emergency medicine rotation can expect to spend a few shifts in the PED. There is also a 2-week fourth year pediatric emergency medicine elective consisting of 7 PED and 1 adult ED shift. Please click here for details on application. All medical students have the opportunity to participate in the pediatric case discussions which are part of the medical student curriculum, as well as the variety of PEM modules and grand rounds lectures performed by PEM faculty. PEM faculty are involved in ICS teaching at the medical school, serve as RSP mentors, and sit on the medical school admissions committee.

The PEM faculty lectures nationally and internationally at a number of conferences, including ACEP, AAEM, and Essentials EM. Dr. Behar serves as an editor for the popular PEDs RAP podcast, and the faculty routinely contribute to EM:RAP. We currently do not have a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship.

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Academic Office

1200 N State Street
Room 1011
Los Angeles, CA 90033

Los Angeles General Medical Center

2051 Marengo Street
Inpatient Tower – Room C1A100
Los Angeles, CA 90033