Education and Training
MD - Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
Pediatrics - Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD
General Academic Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Boston Medical Center, Boston, MA
MSc - Boston University, Boston, MA
Titles and Academic Titles
Associate Chair, Diversity and Equity, Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Vice President, Medical Staff Diversity and Inclusion
Distinguished Chair in the Department of Pediatrics
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Departments and Services
Carden MA, Brousseau DC, Ahmad FA, Bennett J, Bhatt S, Bogie A, Brown K, Casper TC, Chapman LL, Chumpitazi CE, Cohen D, Dampier C, Ellison AM, Grasemann H, Hickey RW, Hsu LL, Leibovich S, Powell E, Richards R, Sarnaik S, Weiner DL, Morris CR; Sickle Cell Disease Arginine Study Group and the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN): Normal saline bolus use in pediatric emergency departments is associated with poorer pain control in children with sickle cell anemia and vaso-occlusive pain. Am J Hematol 94(6): 689-696, June 2019.
Brousseau DC, Hall M, Ellison AM, Richardson TE, Bundy DG, Arnold SD. Hydroxyurea use for sickle cell disease among medicaid-enrolled children. Pediatrics Epub ahead of print, June 2019.
Kline JA, Ellison AM, Kanis J, Pike J, Hall CL: Evaluation of the pulmonary embolism rule out criteria (PERC rule) in children evaluated for suspected pulmonary embolism. Thrombosis Research 168: 1-4, August 2018.
Ellison AM, Smith Whitley K, Kittick M, Schast A, Norris C, Hartung H, McKnight T, Coyne E, Lavelle J: An ED Clinical Pathway to Decrease Hospital Admissions for Sickle Cell Disease and Fever. J Pediatr Hematol Oncol 40(2): 111-115, Mar 2018.
Johnson TJ, Ellison AM, Dalembert G, Fowler J, Dhingra M, Shaw K, Ibrahim S: Implicit Bias in Pediatric Academic Medicine. J Natl Med Assoc 103(3): 156- 163, Autumn 2017.
Bundy DG, Richardson TE, Hall M, Raphael JL, Brousseau DC, Arnold SD, Kalpatthi RV, Ellison AM, Oyeku SO, Shah SS: Association of guideline-adherent antibiotic treatment with readmission of children with sickle cell disease hospitalized with acute chest syndrome. JAMA Pediatr 171(11): 1090-1099, Nov 2017.
Panepinto JA; Scott JP; Badaki-Makun O; Darbari DS; Chumpitazi CE; Airewele GE; Ellison AM; Smith-Whitley K; Mahajan P; Sarnaik SA; Casper TC; Cook LJ; Leonard J; Hulbert ML; Powell EC; Liem RI; Hickey R; Krishnamurti; L; Hillery CA; Brousseau DC: Determining the longitudinal validity and meaningful differences in HRQL of the PedsQL Sickle Cell Disease Module. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 15(1): 124, June 2017.
Samuels-Kalow M, Ellison AM: Burns. Fleisher & Ludwig's Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine (7th Edition). Shaw & Bachur (eds.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Page: 1126-33, 2015.
Samuels-Kallow M, Ellison AM: Emergency Medicine. The Philadelphia Guide Inpatient Pediatrics (2nd Edition). Zaoutis & Shah (eds.). McGraw Hill Education, Page: 90-99, 2015.
Posters and Presentations
Ellison A. "Women in Leadership". Student National Medical Association Annual Medical Education Conference. Apr, 2019.
Ellison A. "Clinical Decision Rules and Blunt Abdominal Trauma in Children". Diploma in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Santiago, Chile. Nov, 2017.
Ellison A. "Status Epilepticus and Second Line Treatments". Diploma in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Santiago Chile. Nov, 2017.
Ellison A. "Updates and Controversies in the Management of Sickle Cell Disease". Diploma in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Santiago, Chile. Nov, 2017.
Ellison A. "Intra-abdominal Pediatric Emergency Medicine in Salzburg, American Austrian Foundation. Salzburg, Austria. Jun, 2017.
Ellison A. "Diagnostic Case Simulations". Pediatric Emergency Medicine in Salzburg, American Austrian. Foundation Salzburg, Austria.
Ellison A. "Ophthalmologic Emergencies". Pediatric Emergency Medicine in Salzburg, American Austrian Foundation. Salzburg, Austria. Jun, 2017.
Ellison A. "Best Articles of 2016". Pediatric Emergency Medicine in Salzburg, American Austrian Foundation. Salzburg, Austria. Jun, 2017.
Awards and Honors
2018, Distinguished Chair, Department of Pediatrics, CHOP
2009-2013, 2017, Faculty Honor Roll, CHOP
2007-2011, NIH Loan Repayment
2006-2007, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award, CHOP
2005, Housestaff Special Recognition Award, Boston Medical Center
Editorial and Academic Positions
2017-present, Editorial Staff, Pediatric Emergency Care
2012-present, Reviewer, The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal
2007-present, Reviewer, Pediatric Blood and Cancer
2005-present, Reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care
2005-present, Reviewer, Pediatrics
Academic and Institutional Committees
2017-present, Department of Pediatrics Executive Committee
2017-present, Department of Pediatrics Wellness Steering Committee
2017-present, The Ethics Committee
2017-present, Department of Pediatrics Research Advisory Committee
2017-present, Department of Pediatrics Committee on Appointments and Promotions
2016-present, Office of Clinical Quality Improvement Committee for External Quality Web Development
2016-present, Office of Clinical Quality Improvement Ethics Subcommittee
2015-present, Student Standard's Committee at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
2015-present, Institutional Review Board
2015-present, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Student Standards Committee
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
2014-present, Society for Pediatric Research
2011-present, Academic Pediatric Association
1998-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
- 2019-present, Committee on Pediatric Research
Patient Experience Ratings
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