Pediatric Emergency Medicine
The division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine provides service at the emergency departments of Children's Health℠ Children’s Medical Center Dallas and Children’s Medical Center Plano. The Dallas campus is the only level 1 pediatric trauma center in North Texas. Children’s Plano campus is a community hospital staffed with attending physicians and advanced practice providers. The Dallas Campus is a major pediatric referral center for Dallas County and the surrounding region; we are one of the busiest pediatric emergency medicine clinical services in the country. Our annual volume is approximately 170,000 patients for the two emergency departments combined. The ED hospital admission rate is 20 percent with 40 percent of all hospital admission coming through the ED.
Under the direction of Division Chief Vincent Wang, M.D., M.H.A., the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division plays a vital role in providing attending physician support and supervising advanced practice providers for the emergency departments at Children's Medical Center Dallas and Plano campuses.
In 2015 the division launched a telemedicine program that connects community ED physicians with a pediatric emergency medicine specialist for consultation. The program has since expanded, and currently provides telemedicine service to 12 hospital emergency departments throughout Texas, 24 hours a day.
We are an ACS-certified Level I pediatric trauma center providing trauma stabilization and resuscitation for serious and critical injuries. We also provide medical oversight and physician coordination for the Children's Medical Center Transport team and Dallas County EMS system (BioTel). We accept numerous referrals from many emergency departments within the Dallas County region, North Texas, and Oklahoma.
The Pediatric Emergency Medicine Division (PEM) serves a diverse population with broad pediatric pathology and high acuity, providing an ideal environment for clinical research. Thanks to our excellent clinical service and focused research interests, the Division participates in many multicenter, national-, and international-level studies. Our team’s track record makes it one of the top enrolling sites for multiple studies.
Some of the country's brightest pediatric graduates enroll in the Division’s internationally recognized Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program, one of the oldest and largest of its kind in the United States. Teaching of fellows, residents, and medical students takes place at the bedside, and during lectures and interactive sessions.
Our ACGME-approved, three-year training program with graduated autonomy aims to produce physicians who are expert clinicians in the care of acutely sick and injured children, outstanding educators, competent researchers, and quality improvement specialists. Most of all, we seek out passionate advocates for children in the region.
Chief, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine