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Dennis R. Durbin, MD, MSCE

Associate Trauma Director, Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Awards

2010, Faculty Mentor Award The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2007, Samuel Martin Health Evaluation Sciences Research Award, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania

2007, Co-Recipient of the Fellow Achievement Award, American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention

2006, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award, The Emergency Department, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2005, MSCE Award for Excellence in Teaching in Epidemiology, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2005, EMSC Heroes Award for Outstanding Research Project, Emergency Medical Services for Children Program, Maternal and Child Health Bureau

2004, Elaine Wodzin Young Achiever Award, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine

2004, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award, The Emergency Department, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2003, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award, The Emergency Department, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2002, Peter K. O’Rourke Special Achievement Award in Highway Safety, Governor’s Highway Safety Association, Washington, DC.

2002, Excellence in Teaching in Epidemiology Award, Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

2002, Department of Pediatrics Honor Role for Clinical Teaching, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2002, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award, The Emergency Department, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2001, Elected Member, Society for Pediatric Research

2001, Department of Pediatrics Honor Role for Clinical Teaching, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2000, Philadelphia Magazine, Top Doctor in Philadelphia in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

2000, Department of Pediatrics Honor Role for Clinical Teaching, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2000, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award, The Emergency Department, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

1999, Highway Safety Hero Award for Innovative Research, Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, Washington, DC.

1999, Department of Pediatrics Honor Role for Clinical Teaching, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

1999, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award, The Emergency Department, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

1998, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award, The Emergency Department, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

1997, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award, The Emergency Department, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

1996, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award, The Emergency Department, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

1995, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award, The Emergency Department, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

1994, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award, The Emergency Department, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

1993, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Transport Medicine Award for "Best Physician Trainee Abstract"

1992, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Transport Medicine Award for "Best Physician Trainee Abstract"

1992, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award, The Emergency Department, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

1987, Graduation with Distinction, Northwestern University Medical School

1986, Member, Alpha Omega Alpha, Northwestern University Medical School

Books

Chapters

2011

Huang P, Durbin DR, Blum NJ. Promoting Safety in Children with Disabilities. In: UpToDate, Basow, DS (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2011.  

2007

Durbin DR, Nance ML. Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Trauma Care, in: Pediatric Critical Care Medicine: Basic Science and Clinical Evidence. Wheeler D, Wong H and Shanley T, eds. Springer Publishing, 2007.  

2007

Callahan J, Baker MD. General Wound Management. In In Henretig FM, King C, editors: Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures 2nd Edition, Baltimore, Williams and Wilkins, 2007.

2005

Daugherty R, Durbin DR. Trauma-Related Infections, in: Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Shah S (ed). Blackwell Publishing, Malden, Massachusetts, 2005. Pg 119-124.  

1999

Durbin DR, Liacouras C, Gastrointestinal Emergencies, in: Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Fisher GR and Ludwig S (eds.). Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, 1999. Pg. 1017-1042.  

1996

Durbin DR. Sepsis in The Five Minute Pediatric Consultant, Schwartz MW (ed.), Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, 1996. Pg. 740-741.  

1995

Durbin DR and Giardino AP. Housestaff education on transport in Pediatric Transport Medicine, McCloskey K and Orr RA (eds.), Mosby-Yearbook, Chicago, 1995, pg. 491-503.  

1994

Durbin DR, Selbst SM, Fein JA. Injuries and emergencies in Rudolph's Fundamentals of Pediatrics, Rudolph A and Kamei R (ed.). Appleton and Lange, Norwalk 1994. 

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial

2005 -   Member, Medical Advisory Board, Parents Magazine

2004 -   Section Reviewer, Going Out in: Baby & Child Health, American Academy of Pediatrics pg 42-43

2004 -   Section Reviewer, Physical Skills in: Baby & Child Health, American Academy of Pediatrics pg 78-83.

2004 -   Reviewer, Pediatrics

2003 -   Reviewer, American Journal of Public Health

2001 -   Reviewer, Injury Prevention

2000 -   Reviewer, Journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association

1999 -   Reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine

1998 -   Reviewer, Annals of Internal Medicine

1998 -   Reviewer, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

1995 -   Reviewer, Journal of the American Medical Association

1991 -   Reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care 

Academic Committees at University of Pennsylvania and Affiliated Hospitals

1995 -   Member, Epidemiology Graduate Teaching Curriculum Committee, Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology

Leadership

Membership in professional organizations 

International Societies

1996 -   International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention (Member)

National Societies

2003 -   American Academy of Pediatrics Member, Committee on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention

2001 -   Member, Society for Pediatric Research

2001 -   Member, Society for Epidemiologic Research

1997 -   Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (Member)

Original Papers

2013

Durbin DR. New recommendations on motor vehicle safety for child passengers. Am Fam Physician. 2013 Apr 1;87(7):472-4. PubMed PMID: 23547587.

Curry AE, Zonfrillo MR, Myers RK, Durbin DR. Validation of a parent survey for reporting child injuries. Inj Prev. 2013 Feb 13. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 23407744.

2012

Curry AE, Pfeiffer MR, Localio R, Durbin DR. Graduated driver licensing decal law: effect on young probationary drivers. Am J Prev Med. 2013 Jan;44(1):1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amepre.2012.09.041. PubMed PMID: 23253643.

Zonfrillo MR, Durbin DR, Winston FK, Zhao H, Stineman MG. Physical disability after injury-related inpatient rehabilitation in children. Pediatrics. 2013 Jan;131(1):e206-13. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-1418. Epub 2012 Dec 17. PubMed PMID: 23248228.

Zonfrillo MR, Durbin DR, Winston FK. Child passenger safety: protecting your patients on every trip. J Pediatr (Rio J). 2012 Jul;88(4):283-5. doi: 10.2223/JPED.2209. Epub 2012 Aug 10. PubMed PMID: 22878696.

Curry AE, Mirman JH, Kallan MJ, Winston FK, Durbin DR. Peer passengers: how do they affect teen crashes? J Adolesc Health. 2012 Jun;50(6):588-94. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2011.10.016. Epub 2012 Jan 23. PubMed PMID: 22626485.

García-España JF, Winston FK, Durbin DR. Safety belt laws and disparities in safety belt use among US high-school drivers. Am J Public Health. 2012 Jun;102(6):1128-34. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2011.300493. Epub 2012 Apr 19. PubMed PMID: 22515851.

Curry AE, García-España JF, Winston FK, Ginsburg K, Durbin DR. Variation in teen driver education by state requirements and sociodemographics. Pediatrics. 2012 Mar;129(3):453-7. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-2303. Epub 2012 Feb 13. PubMed PMID: 22331344.

Huang P, Kao T, Curry AE, Durbin DR. Factors associated with driving in teens with autism spectrum disorders. J Dev Behav Pediatr. 2012 Jan;33(1):70-4. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0b013e31823a43b7. PubMed PMID: 22157351.

2011

Jacobsohn L, García-España JF, Durbin DR, Erkoboni D, Winston FK. Adult-supervised practice driving for adolescent learners: The current state and directions for interventions. J Safety Res. 2012 Feb;43(1):21-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jsr.2011.10.008. Epub 2011 Dec 29. PubMed PMID: 22385737.

Zonfrillo MR, Elliott MR, Flannagan CA, Durbin DR. Association between weight and risk of crash-related injuries for children in child restraints. Pediatrics. 2011 Dec;128(6):1148-52. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-3810. Epub 2011 Nov 28. PubMed PMID: 22123879.

Durbin DR, Curry A, Myers RK. Development of a US Child-Focused Motor Vehicle Crash Surveillance System: A Pilot Study. Ann Adv Automot Med. 2011;55:33-40. PubMed PMID: 22105381; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3256837.

Henretig FM, Durbin DR, Kallan MJ, Winston FK. Grandparents driving grandchildren: an evaluation of child passenger safety and injuries. Pediatrics. 2011 Aug;128(2):289-95. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-0046. Epub 2011 Jul 18. PubMed PMID: 21768311.

Curry AE, Hafetz J, Kallan MJ, Winston FK, Durbin DR. Prevalence of teen driver errors leading to serious motor vehicle crashes. Accid Anal Prev. 2011 Jul;43(4):1285-90. doi: 10.1016/j.aap.2010.10.019. Epub 2010 Nov 19. PubMed PMID: 21545856.

Durbin DR; Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention. Child passenger safety. Pediatrics. 2011 Apr;127(4):e1050-66. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-0215. Epub 2011 Mar 21. PubMed PMID: 21422094.

Committee on Injury, Violence, and Poison Prevention, Durbin DR. Child passenger safety. Pediatrics. 2011 Apr;127(4):788-93. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-0213. Epub 2011 Mar 21. PubMed PMID: 21422088.

Zonfrillo MR, Nelson KA, Durbin DR. Emergency physicians' knowledge and provision of child passenger safety information. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Feb;18(2):145-51. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2010.00971.x. PubMed PMID: 21314773.

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