Jeffrey R. Avner

Maimonides Infants & Children’s Hospital of Brooklyn, USA


Jeffrey R. Avner graduated from Johns Hopkins University and attended Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. He completed his pediatric residency and then a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He is currently the Director of the Pediatric Emergency Service and the Division Chief of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in the Bronx, NY, USA. He is also a Professor of clinical pediatrics and the Codirector of Medical Student Education in Pediatrics at The Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has received awards for excellence in both medical student and resident teaching. Dr. Avner has been a Member of many national committees related to pediatric emergency medicine including the Emergency Medicine Section Executive Committee of the AAP, an editor of the section newsletter, a contributing Editor for AAP Grand Rounds, and the Chairman of the subcommittee for Emergency Medicine Resident Trainees Fellowship Curriculum. He has been the program Chairman for the AAP Emergency Medicine section meeting for three years. He is the course Director for a national review course for Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PREP:EM) as well as an editor for the AAP online self-assessment for Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PREP:E-Med). Dr. Avner has published many original studies and review articles on a variety of PEM topics, but his specific interest lies in the management of febrile infants and children. His work has been published in Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Care, and The New England Journal of Medicine.

Biography Updated on 4 October 2012

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