Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The Emergency Department at Children’s Medical Center Dallas is the only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in North Texas. Serving as a major referral center for Dallas County and the surrounding region, we are one of the busiest pediatric emergency medicine clinical services in the country.

Under the direction of Halim Hennes, M.D., M.S., Division Chief, the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division plays a vital role in providing attending physician support for the emergency departments at Children's Medical Center Dallas and Legacy campuses.

Excellence in Patient Care


We are an ACS certified level I pediatric trauma center providing trauma stabilization and resuscitation for serious and critical injuries and clinical supervision and physician coordination for the Children's Medical Center Dallas Transport/Transfer Service. We also accept numerous referrals from many emergency departments within the Dallas County region. Our patients have a wide spectrum of medical conditions, as well as some unique and complex problems requiring specialized care. Learn more about the excellence of our patient care.

Leadership in Research

We are involved in several clinical research studies designed to advance patient care and knowledge regarding asthma and other respiratory diseases, brain injury, pain management, sedation, injury epidemiology and prevention, and noninvasive monitoring. Learn more about our state-of-the-art research.

Education of Future Leaders

The Division has a well-established fellowship program that provides strong clinical and research training in pediatric emergency medicine and plays a crucial role in clinical teaching of pediatric residents. We also provide the primary teaching faculty for medical students and other allied health professionals on the acute recognition, evaluation, and management of critically ill and traumatized children. Learn more about our education and training programs.