|About the Division|
Our UAB Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division is located at Children's of Alabama. For 2012-2013, there will be twenty attending physicians and nine Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellows. Most of our current attending physicians are board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine while several are board eligible in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
We work closely with Dr. William D. King, Director of the Southeast Child Safety Institute/Regional Poison Control Center. We have six “Peds Place” pediatricians who assist in the care of pediatric patients.
In addition to our pediatric resident coverage in the ED, a pediatric surgery fellow and/or a senior surgery resident are in-house 24 hours a day. “On call” for the ED are residents in orthopedics, neurosurgery, dental and oral surgery, ophthalmology, urology, plastic surgery, and otolaryngology. Other subspecialty consults and referrals are available within the Department of Pediatrics as well and include adolescent medicine, allergy, cardiology, endocrine, gastroenterology, gynecology, hematology/oncology, infectious disease, nephrology, neurology and pulmonology.
The care of pediatric patients in our Emergency Department is delivered in a spirit of “teamwork”. The nurses, respiratory therapists, radiology technicians, unit clerks, and physicians all work together as a team in the care of each child. Ancillary services are extremely important in our setting and are excellent resources and support for our patients, especially our social service workers.