Phyllis L. Hendry, M.D., FAAP, FACEP

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics, Assistant Chair of Research, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Florida College of Medicine Jacksonville, Injury Free Coalition for Kids of Jacksonville

Phyllis L. Hendry, M.D., FAAP, FACEP

Dr. Phyllis Hendry is a tenured Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Florida College of Medicine in Jacksonville. She completed her pediatric residency at Louisiana State University Medical Center in Shreveport followed by a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at the University of Florida Health Science Center/Jacksonville. She served as Director of Pediatric Emergency Services at UF Health from 1993-2005 and since 2008 has been Assistant Chair for Emergency Medicine Research. In March 2016 she was appointed Trauma One Deputy Medical Director of Pediatric Transport and Care

Dr. Hendry served as a founding medical director for a regional pediatric hospice and palliative program, Community PedsCare from 2005-2007. She was the Medical Director for Florida Department of Health’s EMS for Children program from 1999-2005 and continues to serve on the Florida EMSC Advisory Committee as Data Liaison and Pediatric ED Readiness Consultant. She has been a textbook editor and contributor to the Advanced Pediatric Life Support (APLS) and Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) courses.

Currently Dr. Hendry’s research initiatives include serving as principal investigator (PI) for the Pain Assessment and Management Initiative (PAMI) and the Pediatric Emergency Care Safety Initiative (PECSI). She has been the PI for numerous federal (NIH, HRSA) and private grants as well as clinical trials totaling over 6 million dollars. Additionally, she is the site PI for University of Florida’s first PCORI (Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute) grant, “An Emergency Department-to-Home Intervention to Improve Quality of Life and Reduce Hospital Use”. Her areas of research interest include pain management, injury prevention, patient safety, pediatric trauma and emergency care, bereavement and end-of-life care.

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655 W. 8th St.
Jacksonville, FL 32209

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