Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN


Urban Health and Advocacy Track - Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA


Combined Residency in Pediatrics, Urban Health and Advocacy Track - Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA


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

Board Certification

Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MPH - Johns Hopkins University, School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

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

Departments and Services




Lavoie M, Tay K, Good G, Buchhalter LC, Abbadessa MK, Gaines S, Myers S.: Simulation as a Dynamic Tool to Reorganize Pediatric Emergency Department Resuscitation during the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic and Beyond. Pediatric Emergency Care. Epublish Ahead of Print. 37(5): 286-289, May 2021.


Michelson K, Buchhalter LC, Bachur RG, Mahajan P, Monuteaux MC, Finkelstein JA.: Accuracy of automated identification of delayed diagnosis of pediatric appendicitis and sepsis in the ED. Emerg Med Journal. 12(361): 734-740, Dec 2019.


Pasalic D, Gazelka HM, Topazian RJ, Buchhalter LC, Ottenberg AL, Webster TL, Swetz KM, Mueller PS.: Palliative Care Consultation and Associated End-of-Life Care After Pacemaker or Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator Deactivation. American Journal of Hospital Palliative Care. 33(10): 966-971, Dec 2016.


Buchhalter LC, Ottenberg AL, Webster TL, Swetz KM, Hayes DL, Mueller PS.: Features and outcomes of patients who underwent cardiac device deactivation. JAMA Internal Medicine. 174(1): 80-85, Jan 2014.


Ehlers SL, McPherson KL, Sinha S, Solberg Nes L, Buchhalter LC, Gastineau DA, & Patten CA.: Mental health comorbidity among HSCT candidates based on standardized diagnostic interviews. Psycho-Oncology. S2(22): DOI:10.1111/j.1099-1611.2012.03245, Feb 2013.


Schmeichel AM, Buchhalter LC, Low PA, Parisi JE, Boeve BW, Sandroni P, Benarroch EE: Mesopontine cholinergic neuron involvement in Lewy body dementia and multiple system atrophy. Neurology 70(5): 368-75, Jan 2008.

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures


Buchhalter LC. "Prehospital Care of the Technology Assisted Child" - 2021 Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Systems Conference, Virtual. Sept 2021.


Buchhalter LC. "Infant Lumbar Puncture" -- 37th Annual Innovations in Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Consensus, Controversy and the Cutting Edge, Philadelphia, PA. Nov 2019.

Buchhalter LC. "Grand Rounds: Anaphylaxis" - Family Practice Residency Program, Jefferson Health Northeast, Langhorne, PA. Sept 2019.

Awards and Honors

2020, Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
2015, Glasgow Rubin Citation of Commendation, American Women's Medical Association for women who graduate in the top ten percent of their medical school class
2011, Program in Professionalism and Ethics Travel Award, Mayo Clinic
2010, Academic Enrichment Grant, Mayo Clinic
2009, Morris and Ruth J. Ebin Memorial Scholarship, Mayo Clinic
2009, Jack and Ely Taylor Scholarship, Mayo Clinic
2009, R. Phillips Memorial Scholarship, Mayo Clinic
2009, Naylor Scholarship, Mayo Clinic
2009, Field Merit Scholarship, Mayo Clinic
2007, Boren National Security Education Scholar, U.S. Department of State
2006, Weiss Women's Leadership Scholar, Wheaton College
2005, Balfour Merit Scholarship, Wheaton College

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2019-present, Ad hoc reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine
2019-present, Ad hoc reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care

Academic and Institutional Committees

2020-present, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee (QI Pillar), Division of Emergency Medicine
2020-present, Scientific Review Committee, Division of Emergency Medicine
2020-present, 72 Hour Revisit Committee, Division of Emergency Medicine
2020-present, Transport Committee
2020-present, Reviewer, Division of Emergency Medicine COVID-19 Literature Digest
2020-present, Division of Emergency Medicine COVID-19 Clinical Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2014-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
 - 2020-present, SOEM Member
2013-present, American Public Health Association
2010-present, American Medical Student Association
2010-present, American Medical Association