Mike Gittelman, MD, FAAP, is a pediatric emergency room physician at Cincinnati Children's Hospital, Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio and he is an Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the University Of Cincinnati School Of Medicine. He completed his undergraduate work at Swarthmore College and his medical school training at the Medical College of Pennsylvania, both of which are located in Philadelphia, PA. He completed his residency in Pediatrics at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, PA, and a fellowship in Emergency Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.
His area of expertise is within the field of injury control. Currently, he is the Chairperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics' Section on Injury and Poison Prevention and he serves as a Co-Director for the Injury Free Coalition for Kids in Greater Cincinnati (IFCK). He is involved in resident education on injury prevention, in particular relating to sports safety, firearm safety, playground safety, drowning prevention, and toy safety. His works with high-risk communities, utilizing the IFCK model, in an effort to mobilize communities to reduce pediatric injuries has been well recognized. He has completed several research studies within the field of injury prevention and he is nationally recognized within this field.
This award was created to honor persons making significant contributions to their community through their time, actions, and work when it comes to injury prevention advocacy and research. They are rewarded for doing a phenomenal job at all the aforementioned and being an inspiration to others.
Honorees are selected in accordance with the degree of excellence demonstrated and the impact of their actions. They sharing of their knowledge and passion for injury prevention research with others through publications or presentations, play a leading role in developing community, state or national awareness related to injury prevention research, and being recognized as a leader in this field.
They are proven to be effective collaborators who solicit diverse views in completing projects, build consensus in decision-making, and demonstrate an intense commitment to provide excellent service to co-workers and students. In addition, faculty recognized with the Principal Investigator of the Year award are innovative individuals who show outstanding creativity when confronted with challenges and also demonstrate a continued desire for improving the world around them.