Aaron Donoghue, MD, MSCE

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Aaron Donoghue, MD, MSCE, is an attending physician in the Emergency Department, Trauma Center and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Emergency airway management, Pediatric cardiopulmonary resuscitation, Simulation education
Locations: Main Hospital
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, New Brunswick, NJ


Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


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

Board Certification

Emergency Medicine – American Board of Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Co-Medical Director, CHOP Center for Simulation, Innovation, and Advanced Education

Associate Professor of Clinical Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Selected Publications


Donoghue A, O'Connell K, Neubrand T, Myers S, Nishisaki A, Kerrey B.: Videographic Assessment of Tracheal Intubation Technique in a Network of Pediatric Emergency Departments: A Report by the Videography in Pediatric Resuscitation (VIPER) Collaborative. Ann Emerg Med 79(4): 333-343, March 2022.

Schinasi DA, Colgan J, Nadel FM, Hales RL, Lorenz D, Donoghue AJ.: A Brief, Just -in-Time Sedation Training in the Pediatric Emergency Department Improves Performance During Adverse Events Encountered in Simulated Procedural Sedations. Pediatr Emerg Care 38(3): e1030-e1035, Mar 2022.


Adler MD, Krug S, Eiger C, Golod GL, Kou M, Nash M, Henretig FM, Hornik CP, Gosnell L, Chen JY, Debski J, Sharma G, Siegel D, Donoghue AJ; Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act - Pediatric Trials Network: Impact of personal protective equipment on the performance of emergency pediatric tasks. Pediatric Emergency Care 37(12): e1326-e1330, December 2021.

Donoghue AJ, Heard D, Griffin R, Abbadessa MK, Gaines S, Je S, Hanna R, Erbayri J, Myers S, Niles DE, Nadkarni VM: Longitudinal effect of high frequency training on CPR performance during simulated and actual pediatric cardiac arrest. Resuscitation Plus 6: 100117, June 2021.


Cheng A, Magid DJ, Auerbach M, Bhanji F, Bigham BL, Blewer AL, Dainty KN, Diederich E, Lin Y, Leary M, Mahgoub M, Mancini ME, Navarro K, Donoghue AJ: Part 6: Resuscitation Education Science: 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Circulation 142(16_suppl_2): S551-S579, October 2020.