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Faculty Physicians

David M. Jaffe, MD

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

Specialty Areas

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine

Board Certifications

Emergency Medicine
Pediatrics
Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Hospital Affiliations

Missouri Baptist Medical Center
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Areas of Clinical Interest

Febrile child, occult bacteremia, head and neck injuries, pain and anxiety management in children with emergencies

  • Maps & Directions
  • Education
  • Publication & Research

Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

St. Louis Children’s Hospital

1 Children’s Place
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: Emergency Department
Office Phone: 314-454-6111

Education

Education

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

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Age-related differences in factors associated with cervical spine injuries in children.
Leonard JC, Jaffe DM, Olsen CS, Kuppermann N
Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Apr; 22(4)441-6. doi: 10.1111/acem.12637.

PMID:
    25779934
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Interobserver agreement in retrospective chart reviews for factors associated with cervical spine injuries in children.
Olsen CS, Kuppermann N, Jaffe DM, Brown K, Babcock L, Mahajan PV, Leonard JC, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) Cervical Spine Injury Study Group
Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Apr; 22(4)487-91. doi: 10.1111/acem.12630.

PMID:
    25779540
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Rapid administration technique of ketamine for pediatric forearm fracture reduction: a dose-finding study.
Chinta SS, Schrock CR, McAllister JD, Jaffe DM, Liu J, Kennedy RM
Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Jun; 65(6)640-648.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.12.011.

PMID:
    25595951
    [PubMed - in process]
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Cervical spine injury patterns in children.
Leonard JR, Jaffe DM, Kuppermann N, Olsen CS, Leonard JC, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) Cervical Spine Study Group
Pediatrics. 2014 May; 133(5)e1179-88. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-3505.

PMID:
    24777222
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Computerized self-interviews improve Chlamydia and gonorrhea testing among youth in the emergency department.
Ahmad FA, Jeffe DB, Plax K, Collins KK, Schechtman KB, Doerhoff DE, Garbutt J, Jaffe DM
Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Oct; 64(4)376-84. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.01.031.

PMID:
    24612901
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Keeping children safe and well: an APA symphony in four movements.
Jaffe DM
Acad Pediatr. 2014 Mar-Apr; 14(2)109-14. doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2013.12.009.

PMID:
    24602571
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Comparison of outcomes for children with cervical spine injury based on destination hospital from scene of injury.
Anders JF, Adelgais K, Hoyle JD Jr, Olsen C, Jaffe DM, Leonard JC, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)
Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Jan; 21(1)55-64. doi: 10.1111/acem.12288.

PMID:
    24552525
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Spinal cord injury without radiologic abnormality in children imaged with magnetic resonance imaging.
Mahajan P, Jaffe DM, Olsen CS, Leonard JR, Nigrovic LE, Rogers AJ, Kuppermann N, Leonard JC
J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2013 Nov; 75(5)843-7. doi: 10.1097/TA.0b013e3182a74abd.

PMID:
    24158204
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Bacterial meningitis post-PCV7: declining incidence and treatment.
Kowalsky RH, Jaffe DM
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Jun; 29(6)758-66; quiz 767-8. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e318294f709.

PMID:
    23736074
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Variability of prehospital spinal immobilization in children at risk for cervical spine injury.
Kim EG, Brown KM, Leonard JC, Jaffe DM, Olsen CS, Kuppermann N, C-Spine Study Group of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN)
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Apr; 29(4)413-8. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e318289d743.

PMID:
    23528499
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Detection of viruses in young children with fever without an apparent source.
Colvin JM, Muenzer JT, Jaffe DM, Smason A, Deych E, Shannon WD, Arens MQ, Buller RS, Lee WM, Weinstock EJ, Weinstock GM, Storch GA
Pediatrics. 2012 Dec; 130(6)e1455-62. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-1391.

PMID:
    23129086
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Remarks to hospital medicine town hall. Cincinnati, July 20, 2012.
Jaffe DM
Hosp Pediatr. 2012 Oct; 2(4)191-3.

PMID:
    24313024
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Potential adverse effects of spinal immobilization in children.
Leonard JC, Mao J, Jaffe DM
Prehosp Emerg Care. 2012 Oct-Dec; 16(4)513-8. doi: 10.3109/10903127.2012.689925.

PMID:
    22712615
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Utility of plain radiographs in detecting traumatic injuries of the cervical spine in children.
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
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 May; 28(5)426-32. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3182531911.

PMID:
    22531194
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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A qualitative assessment of factors that influence emergency medical services partnerships in prehospital research.
Leonard JC, Scharff DP, Koors V, Lerner EB, Adelgais KM, Anders J, Brown K, Babcock L, Lichenstein R, Lillis KA, Jaffe DM
Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Feb; 19(2)161-73. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01283.x.

PMID:
    22320367
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Evaluation of the precision of emergency department diagnoses in young children with fever.
Colvin JM, Jaffe DM, Muenzer JT
Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2012 Jan; 51(1)51-7. doi: 10.1177/0009922811417295.

PMID:
    21868591
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Factors associated with cervical spine injury in children after blunt trauma.
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
Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Aug; 58(2)145-55. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.08.038.

PMID:
    21035905
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Evidence for a novel blood RNA diagnostic for pediatric appendicitis: the riboleukogram.
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
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010 May; 26(5)333-8. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181db1de3.

PMID:
    20404783
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Final evaluation of the 2005 to 2007 National Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows' Conferences.
Jaffe DM, Knapp JF, Jeffe DB
Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 May; 25(5)295-300. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3181a34159.

PMID:
    19404227
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Quantitative contributions of the muscles of the tongue, floor-of-mouth, jaw, and velum to tongue-to-palate pressure generation.
Palmer PM, Jaffe DM, McCulloch TM, Finnegan EM, Van Daele DJ, Luschei ES
J Speech Lang Hear Res. 2008 Aug; 51(4)828-35. doi: 10.1044/1092-4388(2008/060).

PMID:
    18658054
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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