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Joseph Zorc, MD, MSCE

Director, Emergency Information System

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

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

Awards

2008, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety Outstanding Reviewer

2007, Best Abstract Award in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine, Ambulatory Pediatric Association Emergency Medicine Special Interest Group

2006, Faculty Mentorship Award from Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2005, Telly Award Finalist, Health and Wellness Category, Entertainment industry award for Controlling Asthma educational video produced as part of NIH K23 Career Development Award

2003, K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, National Institutes of Health

2000 - 6, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award for Divisional “Excellence In and Commitment to Resident Teaching”

1999, 1999 Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award for Divisional “Excellence In and Commitment to Resident Teaching”

1992, Alpha Omega Alpha, Columbia University

1988, Harvard College Scholarship, Magna cum laude

Books

Chapters

2012

Zorc JJ. Obtaining and presenting a patient history. Schwartz’s Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics, 5th Ed. Zorc JJ, Alpern ER, Brown L, Clark BJ, Marino BS, Mollen CM, Eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2012.

Books

2012

Schwartz’s Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics, 5th Ed. Zorc JJ, Alpern ER, Brown L, Clark BJ, Marino BS, Mollen CM, Eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2012.

2008

Schwartz’s Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics, 4th Ed. Zorc JJ, Alpern ER, Brown L, Clark BJ, Marino BS, Mollen CM, Eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2008.

2003

Clinical Handbook of Pediatrics, 3rd Ed. Schwartz MW, Brown L, Clark BJ, Manno CS, Schulman SJ, Zorc JJ Eds. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, 2003.

2005

Farah MM, Zorc JJ. Behavioral Emergencies. (Chapter 131) In: Fleisher GR, Ludwig S. Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 5th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2005, pp.1851-7.

2004

Daly L, Zorc JJ. A 12-month-old girl with altered mental status. (Chapter 78) In: Baren J, Alpern E. Emergency Medicine Pearls. Philadelphia: Hanley and Belfus, 2004, pp 228-230.

Zorc JJ. 5-year-old girl with wheezing and dyspnea. (Chapter 18) In: Baren J, Alpern E. Emergency Medicine Pearls. Philadelphia: Hanley and Belfus, 2004, pp 52-53.

2001

Zorc JJ, Duhaime A-C. Cerebrospinal Fluid Shunt Evaluation. (Chapter 5) In: Goepp J, Hostetler, M. Procedures for Primary Care Pediatricians. St. Louis: Mosby, 2001, pp. 56-64.

Zorc JJ. Lumbar Puncture. (Chapter 4) In: Goepp J, Hostetler, M. Procedures for Primary Care Pediatricians. St. Louis: Mosby, 2001, pp.48-55.

1999

Farah MM, Zorc JJ. Behavioral Emergencies. (Chapter 131) In: Fleisher GR, Ludwig S. Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 4th edition. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 1999, pp. 1757-1762.

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial

2008 -   Reviewer, Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety

2007 -   Reviewer, JAMA

2006 -   External Reviewer, Canadian Thoracic Society

2005 -   Reviewer, Academic Emergency Medicine

2004 -   Reviewer, Journal of Pediatrics

2003 -   Reviewer, Respiratory Care

2002 -   Reviewer, Pediatrics

2002 -   Reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine

2002 -   External Reviewer, Canadian Institutes of Health Research

2001 -   Reviewer, Drugs

2000 -   Reviewer, Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

1998 -   Reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care
 

Academic Committees at University of Pennsylvania and Affiliated Hospitals

2009 -   Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia IS Clinical Governance Team

2008 -   Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia CHOPLink Clinical Champions

2005 -   Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Sunrise Clinical Manager Advisory Committee

2000 -   The Children’s Hospital Medical Staff Information Systems Committee, Co-chair 2008-present

Leadership

Membership in professional organizations

National Societies

American Academy of Pediatrics
American College of Emergency Medicine
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Original Papers

2013

Hoffman JM, Zorc JJ, Harper MB. IT in the ED: past, present, and future. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Mar;29(3):402-5. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e318289f7cd. PubMed PMID: 23462403.  

2012

Zorc JJ, Hoffman JM, Harper MB. IT in the ED: a new section of Pediatric Emergency Care. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Dec;28(12):1399-401. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31827d909e. PubMed PMID: 23222113.

Wolff M, Schinasi DA, Lavelle J, Boorstein N, Zorc JJ. Management of neonates with hyperbilirubinemia: improving timeliness of care using a clinical pathway. Pediatrics. 2012 Dec;130(6):e1688-94. doi: 10.1542/peds.2012-1156. Epub 2012 Nov 12. PubMed PMID: 23147974.

Fieldston ES, Scarfone RJ, Biggs LM, Zorc JJ, Coffin SE. Pediatric integrated delivery system's experience with pandemic influenza A (H1N1). Am J Manag Care. 2012 Oct;18(10):635-44. PubMed PMID: 23145807.

Uspal NG, Marin JR, Alpern ER, Zorc JJ. Factors associated with the use of procedural sedation during incision and drainage procedures at a children's hospital. Am J Emerg Med. 2013 Feb;31(2):302-8. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2012.07.028. Epub 2012 Oct 4. PubMed PMID: 23041485.

Mittal MK, Zorc JJ, Garcia-Espana JF, Shaw KN. An assessment of clinical performance measures for pediatric emergency physicians. Am J Med Qual. 2013 Jan-Feb;28(1):33-9. doi: 10.1177/1062860612443849. Epub 2012 Jun 7. PubMed PMID: 22679126.

Zorc JJ. Improving asthma care after an emergency visit: a universal challenge. J Pediatr. 2012 Aug;161(2):184-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2012.04.030. Epub 2012 May 18. PubMed PMID: 22608910.

Corneli HM, Zorc JJ, Holubkov R, Bregstein JS, Brown KM, Mahajan P, Kuppermann N; Bronchiolitis Study Group for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Bronchiolitis: clinical characteristics associated with hospitalization and length of stay. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Feb;28(2):99-103. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e3182440b9b. PubMed PMID: 22270499. 

2011

Upham BD, Mollen CJ, Scarfone RJ, Seiden J, Chew A, Zorc JJ. Nebulized budesonide added to standard pediatric emergency department treatment of acute asthma: a randomized, double-blind trial. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Jul;18(7):665-73. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01114.x. PubMed PMID: 21762229. 

Posters and Presentations

2012

January 2012, Bronchiolitis: An Evidence-Based Approach, York Hospital Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, York, PA

2011

July 2011, Syncope in Children and Adolescents, Aria Hospital Emergency Medicine Rounds, Langhorne, PA

June 2011, Asthma 2011, Respiratory Cases, Toxicology, Altered Mental Status, Salzburg Medical Seminars, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Salzburg, Austria

June 2011, Using Randomized Trials at the Bedside, University of Penn. Family Medicine Residency Didactic Lecture Series

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