Brandon C. Ku, MD

Brandon C. Ku, MD

Brandon C. Ku, MD, is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Alabama School of Medicine, Birmingham, AL

Internship

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

Residency

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

Fellowship

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

Additional Training

Clinical Research Certificate in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics - Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Advanced Life Support Instructor
Medical Command Physician, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
Advanced Trauma Life Support Provider
Basic Ultrasound Certification
Certified Pediatric Advanced Life Support Provider (PALS)
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

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

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2016

Ku, BC, Bailey, C, Balamuth, F.  Neutropenia in the Febrile Child: A Review. Pediatr Emer Care. 2016 May;32(5): 329-34.

Books

Chapters

2013

Ludwig S, Ku BC. Chapter 6 – Poor Weight Gain. Symptom-Based Diagnosis in Pediatrics. McGraw-Hill; 2013.

Ludwig S, Ku BC.  Chapter 10 – Pallor. Symptom-Based Diagnosis in Pediatrics. McGraw-Hill; 2013.

Ludwig S, Ku BC.  Chapter 13 – Neck Swelling. Symptom-Based Diagnosis in Pediatrics. McGraw-Hill; 2013.

Posters and Presentations

Poster Presentations

2015

Bailey C, Powell S, Ku BC, Balamuth F, Schast A, Minich C, Lavelle J, Reilly A. Reducing Hospital Days in Oncology Patients with Fever. Poster session presented at: CHOP Quality and Patient Safety Day; 2015 Mar 13; Philadelphia, PA.

Ku BC, Lavelle J, Schast A, Minich C, Reilly A, Bailey C, Ferrari N, Funari MK, Hayes K, Balamuth F. Improving Timeliness of Antibiotic Administration to Oncology Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with Fever. Poster session presented at CHOP Quality and Patient Safety Day, 2015 Mar 13, Philadelphia, PA.

Ku BC, Lavelle J, Schast A, Minich C, Reilly A, Bailey C, Ferrari N, Funari MK, Hayes K, Balamuth F. Improving Timeliness of Antibiotic Administration to Oncology Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with Fever. Poster session presented at HUP Emergency Department Annual Research Day, 2015 Mar 25, Philadelphia, PA.

Ku BC, Lavelle J, Schast A, Minich C, Reilly A, Bailey C, Ferrari N, Funari MK, Hayes K, Balamuth F. Improving Timeliness of Antibiotic Administration to Oncology Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department with Fever. Poster session presented at Academic Pediatric Association 4th Annual Quality Improvement Meeting at Pediatric Academic Societies 2015 Annual Conference, 2015 Apr 24, San Diego, CA.

Lectures by Invitation

Ku B. Bedside Ultrasound [workshop facilitator]. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference at Universal Orlando Resort; 2015 Feb; Orlando, FL.

Ku B. Oncologic Emergencies [lecture]. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference at Universal Orlando Resort; 2015 Feb; Orlando, FL.

Ku B. Pediatric Oncologic Emergencies [lecture]. 32nd Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course in Historic Philadelphia; 2015 Nov; The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.

Ku B. Technology Dependent Children [workshop facilitator and diagnostic simulation facilitator]. 32nd Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course in Historic Philadelphia, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2015 Nov; Philadelphia, PA.

Ku B. Supporting the Development of Emergency Care Services and Training in Uganda [grand rounds]. Masaka Regional Referral Hospital; 2015 Mar; Masaka, Uganda.

Ku B. Pediatric Altered Mental Status [lecture]. Global Emergency Care Collaborative, Karoli Lwanga Hospital;  2015 Mar; Nyakibale, Uganda.

Ku B. Improving Care for Oncology Patients with Fever [lecture]. Clinical Quality Improvement Course, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2015 Jan; Philadelphia, PA.

2014

Ku B. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Board Review and Diagnostic Simulation Facilitator, 31st Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Course in Historic Philadelphia, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia; 2014 Nov; Philadelphia, PA.

Awards and Honors

2013, Oncology Star, Division of Oncology, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
2012, Travel Award Recipient, Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative, Gaborone, Botswana
2009, Carey W. Phillips Travel Fellowship, UAB Medical Alumni Association
2007, Compass Bancshares DeWayne C. Cuthbertson Memorial Scholarship
2006, Peacock Fellow, Department of Anatomy, University of Alabama School of Medicine
2005, Service Award, University of Virginia
2003, Election to Raven Society, University of Virginia
2001-2005, Echols Scholar, University of Virginia 

Editorial and Academic Positions

Academic and Institutional Committees

2014-present, Clinical Fellow – ED Status Epilepticus Pathway Committee – Division of Emergency Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

2014-present, Clinical Leader – ED Fever/Oncology Pathway Committee – Division of Emergency Medicine, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations and Honorary Societies

2014-present, Member, Society of Academic Emergency Medicine

2013-present, Member, American College of Emergency Physicians, Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

2013-present, Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

2009-present, Member, American Academy of Pediatrics

2005-present, Pi Mu Epsilon, University of Virginia

2004-present, Phi Beta Kappa, University of Virginia

2003-present, The Raven Society, University of Virginia