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David M. Jaffe, MD

Current Position
Professor, Pediatrics
Medical Director, Pediatric Emergency Services
Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

Specialty Areas
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine

Patients Seen At
St. Louis Children's Hospital
One Children's Place, Emergency Department
St. Louis, MO  63110
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Areas of Clinical Interest
Febrile child, occult bacteremia, head and neck injuries, pain and anxiety management in children with emergencies

Board Certification
Emergency Medicine -- Certified
Pediatrics -- Certified
Pediatric Emergency Medicine -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Stanford University, Stanford, California, 1972
Medical Degree: University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Chicago, Illinois, 1978
Residency: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1980
Fellowship: Ambulatory, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1981
Pediatric Fellowship: Robert Wood Johnson Fellow of General Academic & Emergency, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, PA, 1983
Hospital Affiliations
Missouri Baptist Medical Center
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2003-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)
American Pediatric Association  (APA), President, 2012

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Kowalsky RH, Jaffe DM. Bacterial Meningitis Post-PCV7: Declining Incidence and Treatment. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Jun;29(6):758-66.

Kim EG, Brown KM, Leonard JC, Jaffe DM, Olsen CS, Kuppermann AN; C-Spine Study Group of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Variability of prehospital spinal immobilization in children at risk for cervical spine injury. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Apr;29(4):413-8.

Colvin JM, Muenzer JT, Jaffe DM, Smason A, Deych E, Shannon WD, Arens MQ, Buller RS, Lee WM, Weinstock EJ, Weinstock GM, Storch GA. Detection of viruses in young children with fever without an apparent source. Pediatrics. 2012 Dec;130(6):e1455-62.

Leonard JC, Mao J, Jaffe DM. Potential adverse effects of spinal immobilization in children. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2012 Oct-Dec;16(4):513-8.

Nigrovic LE, Rogers AJ, Adelgais KM, Olsen CS, Leonard JR, Jaffe DM, Leonard JC; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) Cervical Spine Study Group. Utility of plain radiographs in detecting traumatic injuries of the cervical spine in children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 May;28(5):426-32.

Leonard JC, Scharff DP, Koors V, Lerner EB, Adelgais KM, Anders J, Brown K, Babcock L, Lichenstein R, Lillis KA, Jaffe DM. A qualitative assessment of factors that influence emergency medical services partnerships in prehospital research. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Feb;19(2):161-73.

Colvin JM, Jaffe DM, Muenzer JT. Evaluation of the precision of emergency department diagnoses in young children with fever. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Jan;51(1):51-7.

Leonard JC, Kuppermann N, Olsen C, Babcock-Cimpello L, Brown K, Mahajan P, Adelgais KM, Anders J, Borgialli D, Donoghue A, Hoyle JD Jr, Kim E, Leonard JR, Lillis KA, Nigrovic LE, Powell EC, Rebella G, Reeves SD, Rogers AJ, Stankovic C, Teshome G, Jaffe DM; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Factors associated with cervical spine injury in children after blunt trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Aug;58(2):145-55.

Muenzer JT, Jaffe DM, Schwulst SJ, Dixon DJ, Schierding WS, Li Q, MacMillan SK, Oppedal D, Warner BW, Dillon PA, Lin N, Checchia PA, Cobb JP. Evidence for a novel blood RNA diagnostic for pediatric appendicitis: the riboleukogram. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010 May;26(5):333-8.

Jaffe DM, Knapp JF, Jeffe DB. Final evaluation of the 2005 to 2007 National Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows' Conferences. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 May;25(5):295-300.

Spivey MI, Schnitzer PG, Kruse RL, Slusher P, Jaffe DM. Association of injury visits in children and child maltreatment reports. J Emerg Med. 2009 Feb;36(2):207-14.

Palmer PM, Jaffe DM, McCulloch TM, Finnegan EM, Van Daele DJ, Luschei ES. Quantitative contributions of the muscles of the tongue, floor-of-mouth, jaw, and velum to tongue-to-palate pressure generation. J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2008 Aug;51(4):828-35.

Jaffe DM, Knapp JF, Jeffe DB. Outcomes evaluation of the 2005 National Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows' Conference. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2008 Apr;24(4):255-61.

Nelson KA, Smith SR, Trinkaus K, Jaffe DM. Pilot study of oral montelukast added to standard therapy for acute asthma exacerbations in children aged 6 to 14 years. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2008 Jan;24(1):21-7.

Smith SR, Jaffe DM, Highstein G, Fisher EB, Trinkaus KM, Strunk RC. Asthma coaching in the pediatric emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2006 Aug;13(8):835-9. Epub 2006 Jul 6.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. David M. Jaffe.

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