Welcome to the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Our physicians include: Drs. Peter Glaeser, Mark Baker, Steve Baldwin, Jud Barber, David Bernard, Terri Coco, Valerie Davis, Nicole Jones, Shruti Kant, Ann Klasner, Erica Liebelt, Laurie Marzullo, Heather Mitchell, Kathy W. Monroe, Michele Nichols, Melissa Peters, Christopher Pruitt, Paul Schneider, Annalise Sorrentino, and Marjorie Lee White. Dr. Carden Johnston also serves as one of our attendings although he officially retired after 25 years at Children’s of Alabama and is the past President of the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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.