Kenneth Michelson, MD, MPH

Community, Population Health, and Outcomes
Clinical and Community Trials

“My passion is understanding differences between emergency departments that change how well a child does after a medical emergency. I want all emergency departments to deliver care at the absolute highest standard. ”

Research Interests

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Emergency Medical Systems
  • Hospital Performance
  • Pediatric Regionalization
  • Diagnostic Error
  • Anaphylaxis

Biography

  • Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago
  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Kenneth Michelson, MD, MPH, is a practicing specialist in pediatric emergency medicine, treating ill and injured children in the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago emergency department. He is a national authority on pediatric emergency care performance, emergency department closures, and diagnostic error in the emergency department. Dr. Michelson's work has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the National Institutes of Health. His passion and goal is to improve emergency care system performance for children so that all children have access to outstanding emergency care for serious illness and injuries. 

Education and Background

  • MPH, Harvard School of Public Health 2017
  • Harvard-Wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship 2017
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Boston Children's Hospital 2017
  • Chief Resident in Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital 2013
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center 2012
  • MD, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons 2009

Research Highlights

DELAYED DIAGNOSIS OF APPENDICITIS AND OTHER SERIOUS PEDIATRIC CONDITIONS

In this study, we are accurately measuring how often delays in the diagnosis of appendicitis and several other serious conditions occur in emergency departments across the US. We will find out which patients and which hospitals are most likely to face diagnostic errors, and what that means for their health after diagnosis. 

MEASURING AND MAPPING NATIONAL PEDIATRIC ACUTE CARE OUTCOMES

In this study, we will elucidate the boundaries of pediatric emergency care markets and find out which US markets deliver the best outcomes for children, and why. 

Featured Grants

Measuring and Mapping National Pediatric Acute Care Outcomes

National Institutes of Health, NICHD
01/01/2023 → 12/31/2028

Delayed Diagnosis of Serious Pediatric Emergency Conditions

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
01/01/2019 → 12/31/2024

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