David M. Jaffe, MD

Professor of Pediatrics- Washington University, St. Louis, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of St. Louis

David M. Jaffe is the Professor of Pediatrics, the Director of the Division of Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine and Medical Director of Emergency Services at St. Louis Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his medical degree from the University of Chicago in 1978 and did his residency at Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Jaffe received awards for Emergency Department Physician of the Year in 1998 from the Greater St. Louis Chapter theEmergency Nurses Association, and he was recognized for the Best Pediatric Emergency and Critical Care Presentation for the 1995 SAEM Annual Meeting. His areas of research interest are evaluation of clinical strategies in PEM, emphasis on febrile child and occult bacteremia, management of pain and anxiety in children with emergency medical conditions, and head injury and injury prevention. He is also a published physician that includes articles as well as book chapters. A few of his articles are Professional: leadership and career development in academic pediatric emergency medicine. Bennett JE, Sumner W II, Downs SM, Jaffe DM: Parents’ utilities for outcomes of occult bacteremia. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med, accepted for publication. Peterson DL, Murphy DE, Jaffe DM, Richardson MS, Fisher Jr. EB, Shannon W, Sussman L, Strunk RC: A tool to organize instructions at discharge after treatment of asthmatic children in an emergency department. J Asthma, accepted for publication. 3. Seidel JS, Henderson D, Tittle S, Jaffe DM, Spaite D, Dean JM, Gausche M, Lewis RJ, Cooper A, Zaritsky A, Espisito T, Maederis D: Priorities for research in Emergency Medical Services for Children: Results of a consensus conference. Ann Emerg Med 1999;33:206-210.

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