Mark R. Zonfrillo, MD, MSCE

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Mark R. Zonfrillo, MD, MSCE is a pediatric emergency physician, a clinical epidemiologist, and assistant professor of pediatrics at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Zonfrillo also heads the Child Passenger Safety Research team at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention at CHOP. Dr. Zonfrillo’s research focuses on pediatric injury epidemiology, with emphasis on risk factors for motor vehicle occupant injuries, concussion, and disabling injuries in children. He has received funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Science Foundation, and private industry.

    Dr. Zonfrillo serves on the Council for Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention of the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as the Board of Directors and Abbreviated Injury Scale (AIS) Content Committee for the Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine. He also serves as the pediatric advisor for the Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics' Traffic Injury Prevention Project, overseeing the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation's child passenger safety initiatives.
     

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Brown Medical School, Providence, RI

    Residency

    Pediatrics - Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital, New Haven, CT

    Fellowship

    Emergency Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine
    Pediatrics

    Graduate Degree

    MSCE - Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Attending Physician

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

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    Books

    Chapters

    2012

    Zonfrillo MR: Pediatric Abdominal Emergencies. Manual of Emergency Medicine, 7ed. Cline DC, Ma OJ, Cydulka R, Thomas S, Handel D, Meckler G (eds.). 

    Zonfrillo MR: Approach to trauma. Step-Up to Pediatrics. Shah S, Alverson B, Ronan J (eds.).

    Zonfrillo MR: Approach to head trauma. Step-Up to Pediatrics. Shah S, Alverson B, Ronan J (eds.). 

    2011

    Zonfrillo MR: Hair-thread tourniquet. The 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult. Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, and Scarfone RJ (eds.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Page: 454-455, 2011.

    Zonfrillo MR: Intraosseous infusions. The 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult. Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, and Scarfone RJ (eds.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Page: 566-567, 2011.

    Zonfrillo MR: Disorders of the neck and spine. Netter's Pediatrics. Florin TA, Ludwig S (eds.). Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier. 2011.

    Zonfrillo MR: Munchausen syndrome by proxy. The 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult. Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, and Scarfone RJ (eds.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Page: 636-637, 2011.

    2006

    Zonfrillo MR: Injury prevention. Yale Curriculum in Primary Care Pediatrics. Talwalkar JS, Fenick AM (eds.). New Haven, CT: Yale, 1, 2006.

    Papers

    2012

    Zonfrillo MR, Kumar M, Fortes JA, Winston FK. Telecenter for secure, remote, collaborative child fatality review. Inj Prev. 2012 Dec;18(6):399-404. doi: 10.1136/injuryprev-2011-040283. Epub 2012 Feb 10.

    2011

    Zonfrillo MR, Nelson KA, Durbin DR: Emergency department physicians' knowledge and provision of child passenger safety information. Acad Emerg Med. 18(2): 145-51, Feb 2011.

    Zonfrillo MR, Elliott MR, Flannagan CA, Durbin DR: Association between weight and risk of crash-related injury for children in child restraints. Pediatrics 128(6): 1148-52, Dec 2011.

    2010

    Eppich WJ, Zonfrillo MR, Nelson KL, Hunt EA: Residents' mental model of bag-mask ventilation. Pediatr Emerg Care. 26(9): 646-52, Sep 2010.

    Arbogast KB, Locey CM, Zonfrillo MR, Maltese MR: Protection of children restrained in child safety seats in side impact crashes. J Trauma 69(4): 913-23, Oct 2010.

    Zonfrillo MR, Nelson KA, Kallan MJ, Durbin DR: The association of weight percentile and motor vehicle crash injury among 3 to 8 year old children. Ann Adv Automot Med. 54: 193-9, Oct 2010.

    Posters and Presentations

    2012

    Zonfrillo MR, Master CL, Grady MF, Arbogast KB: General pediatric and emergency medicine providers' selfâˆ'reported practices and attitudes surrounding concussion management. Platform Presentation, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies' 2012 Annual Meeting. 2012.

    Zonfrillo MR, Winston FK, Durbin DR, Stineman MG: Functional disability following inpatient rehabilitation for isolated brain and spinal cord injuries in children. Platform Presentation, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies' 2012 Annual Meeting. 2012.

    Arbogast KB, McGinley A, Master CL, Grady MF, Zonfrillo MR: Primary care emphasis on schoolâˆ'based recommendations for pediatric concussion management. Platform Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies' 2012 Annual Meeting. 2012.

    Curry AE, Zonfrillo MR, Myers RK, Durbin DR: Assessment of child injuries reported on a parent survey. Poster Presentation, Association for the Advancement of Automotive Medicine 2012 Annual Scientific Conference 2012.

    Durbin DR, Curry AE, Zonfrillo MR, Myers RK, Arbogast KB: Collecting Child-Specific Supplemental Crash Data: The NCOSS Project. Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International Government/Industry Meeting, Washington, DC 2012.

    Master CL, Zonfrillo MR, Grady MF, Arbogast KB: Clinician knowledge and provision of cognitive rest recommendations for pediatric concussion. Poster Presentation, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine; Poster Presentation, John M. Templeton Jr. Pediatric Trauma Symposium; Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies' 2012 Annual Meetings 2012.

    Zonfrillo MR, Kallan MJ, Arbogast KB, Durbin DR: Effectiveness of forward facing child restraint systems. Platform Presentation, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies' 2012 Annual Meetings. 2012.

    2011

    Arbogast KB, Kallan MJ, Locey CM, Zonfrillo MR: Injury risk to seat belt restrained occupants: effect of age and seat row. Enhanced Safety of Vehicles Conference 2011.

    Edmonds S, Zonfrillo MR, Sim-Laramee A, Arbogast KB: Usage characteristics of a children's hospital safety center Injury Free Coalition for Kids 2011 National Conference 2011.

    Zonfrillo MR, Elliott MR, Flannagan CA, Durbin DR: The association between weight and risk of injury for young children in child restraints. Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies' 2011 Annual Meeting 2011.

    Zonfrillo MR, Winston FK: Current experiences of Pennsylvania child fatality review teams. Platform Presentation, American Public Health Association 2011 Annual Meeting 2011.

    2010

    Zonfrillo MR, Durbin DR, Kumar M, Fortes JA, Winston FK: Telecenter for remote, collaborative review of pediatric injuries in motor vehicle crashes. Platform Presentation, The International Society for Child and Adolescent Injury Prevention 2010 biennial meeting. 2010.

    Zonfrillo MR, Nelson KA, Kallan MJ, Durbin DR: The association of weight percentile and motor vehicle crash injury among 3 to 8 year old children. Platform Presentation, Eastern Society for Pediatric Research; Poster Presentation, Pediatric Academic Societies' 2010 Annual Meetings. 2010.

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    Editorial positions

    2012 - Present, Reviewer, "American Journal of Preventive Medicine", Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA
    2012 - Present, Reviewer, Pediatric Academic Societies' Abstracts, Pediatric Academic Societies' Annual Meeting, 2012
    2011 - Present, Reviewer, "Archives of Pediatrics & Adolescent Medicine", American Medical Association, Chicago, IL
    2011 - Present, Reviewer, "Traffic Injury Prevention", Taylor & Francis, Philadelphia, PA
    2010 - Present, Reviewer, "Pediatrics", American Academy of Pediatrics, Chicago, IL
    2010 - Present, Reviewer, "The Journal of Pediatrics", Elsevier, New York, NY
    2009 - Present, Reviewer, "Academic Emergency Medicine", Wiley-Blackwell, Hoboken, NJ
    2008 - Present, Reviewer, "Pediatrics in Review", American Academy of Pediatrics, Chicago, IL
    2008 - Present, Reviewer, "Academic Pediatrics", Elsevier, New York, NY
    2007 - Present, Reviewer, "Pediatric Emergency Care", Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, MD

    Academic positions

    2010 - Present, IRB Scientific Review Committee, Center for Injury Research and Prevention
    2010 - Pediatric Residency Training Program Graduate Medical Education Internal Review Committee
    2010 - Present, Leader, Child Passenger Safety Thrust Group, Center for Injury Research and Prevention
    2009 - Pediatric Surgery Training Program Graduate Medical Education Internal Review Committee
    2009 - Present, IRB Scientific Review Committee, Division of Emergency Medicine
    2008 - Present, Research Subcommittee, Division of Emergency Medicine
    2008 - Present, Bedside Care/Communication Committee, Division of Emergency Medicine