Joseph Zorc, MD, MSCE

Areas of Expertise: Asthma, Randomized trials
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP

  • Education and Training

    Medical School

    MD - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY

    Internship

    Pediatrics - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    Residency

    Pediatrics - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    Fellowship

    Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD

    Board Certification

    Pediatrics
    Emergency Medicine

    Graduate Degree

    MS in Clinical Epidemiology - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Director, Emergency Information System

    Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

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

  • Centers and Programs
  • Publications

    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.

    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

  • 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