Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Albany Medical College, Albany, NY


Pediatrics - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


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

Board Certification

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Graduate Degree

MSEd in Medical Education - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician in the Emergency Department

Director, ED Behavioral Health

Practice-Based Scholar, Center for Violence Prevention at CHOP

Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Psychiatry, at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services




Esposito J, Fein JA, Marshall J et al. Improving Mental Health Communication from the Pediatric Emergency Department to Primary Care. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2020;36(9):424-429


Esposito J. Suicide Screening and Behavioral Health Assessment in the Emergency Department. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2019;20(1):63-70


Doupnik SK, Esposito J, Lavelle J. Beyond Mental Health Crisis Stabilization in Emergency Departments and Acute Care Hospitals. Pediatrics. 2018;141(5): e20173059

Awards and Honors

  • Faculty Honor Roll (FY20)
  • Department of Pediatrics Chair’s Initiative: Communicating and Connecting Mental Health Needs of Patients
  • Zero Suicide Collaboration