Mirna M'Farrej, MD

Mirna M'Farrej, MD

Mirna M'Farrej, MD, is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Firearms injuries, Family-centered care, Behavioral Health, Wound care
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Background

Mirna M. Farah, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics and emergency medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). 

 Dr. Farah’ s areas of interest include firearm injury prevention in children and adolescents. She has published several articles on this topic, and has been the recipient of the “Ken Graff Young Investigator Award” from the American Academy of Pediatrics. 

 Dr. Farah is the Chairman of the Emergency Department “Family Centered Care” and  “Bereavement” committees at CHOP. The committees’ work focuses on helping staff members, patients, and their families better cope with stressful events in the Emergency Department.

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - St. Joseph University, Beirut, Lebanon

Internship

Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon

Residency

Pediatrics - Hotel Dieu de France Hospital, Beirut, Lebanon
Family Practice - Saint Joseph Hospital, Reading, PA
Pediatrics - Pennsylvania State University, Children's Hospital, Hershey, PA (chief resident)

Fellowship

Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Emory University, Egleston Children's Hospital, Atlanta, GA

Additional Training

Transitional Rotations - University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Board Certification

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Emergency Medicine Attending Physician

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

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2016

Shaun Mohan, MD, MPH, Deipanjan Nandi, MD, MS, Paul Stephens, MD, Mirna M'Farrej, MD, R. Lee Vogel, MD and Christopher Bonafide, MD, MSCE: Implementation of a Clinical Pathway for Chest Pain in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care  2016.

2007

O'Connell, K.J., Farah, M.M., Spandorfer, P.R., J Zorc, J.J. : Family Presence During Pediatric Trauma Evaluation: Assessment of a Structured Program.   Pediatrics 3(120): e565-74, September 2007.

Farah, M.M., Thomas, C., Shaw, K. : Evidence-Based Guidelines for Family Presence in the Resuscitation Room: A step by Step Approach.  Pediatric Emergency Care  8(23): 587-91, August 2007.

2002

Farah MM, Padgett LB, McLario DJ, Sullivan KM, Simon HK.: Utility of chest X-rays in first time wheezers during RSV outbreaks. Pediatric Emergency Care. 18(5): 333-336, Oct 2002.

2001

Jackman G, Farah MM, Simon HK, Kellermann A.: Seeing is believing: What do boys do when they find a real gun? Pediatrics. 107(6): 1247-1250, June 2001.

2000

Farah MM.: Urgent and emergent cases with a twist: A teenager acting strangely. Pediatric Annals. 29(2): 86-88, Feb 2000.

1999

Farah, M.M., Simon, H.K., Kellermann, A.  : Firearms in the home: Parental perceptions   Pediatrics  104(5Pt1): 1059-1063, November 1999.

Abstracts

2015

Shaun Mohan, MD, MPHa, Deipanjan Nandi, MD, MSca, Paul Stephens, MDa, Mirna M'Farrej, MDb, R. Lee Vogel, MDa and Christopher Bonafide, MD, MSCEc : Implementation of a Clinical Pathway for Chest Pain in a Pediatric Emergency Department. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition  October 2015.

Books

2015

M'farrej M, Tay Y, Lavelle J: The Approach to the Critically Ill Patient in the ED. Wolters Kluwer. Shaw K, Bachur R (eds.). 7th Edition, December 2015.

Chapters

2017

Sampayo, E., Farah, M.M. : Arterial Blood Gas  Comprehensive Pediatric Hospital  Medicine. Zaoutis, L. and Chiang, V.  (eds.). Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2nd Edition, 2017.

2011

Danzig JA, Farah MM. Diabetic ketoacidosis. In: Florin T, Ludwig S, editors. Netter’s pediatrics. Philadelphia: Elsevier Inc.; 2011, pp. 24-28.

2009

Farah, MM, Chun TH, Badaki O. Crisis management. In: Carey, Crocker, editors. Developmental-behavioral pediatrics, 4th edition. Philadelphia: Elsevier Inc.; 2009, pp. 870-75.

2008

Farah MM. Family presence. In: Baren, Brennan, Brown, Rothrock, editors. Pediatric emergency medicine. Philadelphia: Elsevier Inc.; 2008, pp.1076-1079.

Farah MM, Henretig F, O'Connell KJ. Patient and family issues. In: King C, Henretig F, editors. Textbook of pediatric emergency procedures. Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2008, pp. 1-9.

2007

Sampayo E, Farah MM. Arterial blood gas. In: Zaoutis L, Chiang V, editors. Comprehensive pediatric hospital medicine. Philadelphia: Elsevier Inc.; 2007.

2006

Farah MM, Zorc J. Behavioral emergencies. In: Fleisher G, Ludwig S, Henretig F, editors. Textbook of pediatric emergency medicine, 5th edition. Hagerstown, MD: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins; 2006, pp. 1851-57.

1998

Farah, MM, Zorc J. Behavioral emergencies. In: Fleisher G, Ludwig S, Henretig F, editors. Textbook of pediatric emergency medicine, 4th edition. Baltimore: Williams and Wilkins;1998, pp. 1757-62.

Posters and Presentations

Invited Lectures

2016

Farah, M.M. "Behavioral Screening and Interventions for Adolescents", Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Universal Studios Orlando, Feb, 2016.

Farah, M.M. "Interesting Cases from the ED" Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Universal Studios Orlando, Feb, 2016.

Farah, M.M. "Family Presence During Procedures and Resuscitation", Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Universal Studios Orlando, Feb, 2016.

Farah, M.M. "The Basics of Wound Care", Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Universal Studios Orlando, Feb, 2016.

Farah, M.M. "Chest Pain in Children and Adolescents", Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Universal Studios Orlando, Feb, 2016.

2015

Farah, M.M. "Is There Going to Be a Scar: Wound Care Pearls", Pediatric Emergency Medicine in Historic Philadelphia, The Children's hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Nov, 2015.

Farah, M.M. "Keeping Families together in the Emergency Department" Grand rounds, Atlanticare Regional Medical Center, Atlantic City, NJ, Jun, 2015.

Awards and Honors

2001, 2002, 2004, 2012, Faculty teaching Honor Roll, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2000, Best Oral Presentation: "Seeing in believing: Parental perceptions versus observed child behavior around a firearm", Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Regional Meeting, New Orleans, LA

2000, Best Oral Presentation: "Seeing in believing: Parental perceptions versus observed child behavior around a firearm", Society for Academic Emergency Medicine National Meeting, San Francisco, CA.

1999-2000, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, Jean A. Cortner Divisional Teaching Award, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, "Excellence in and Commitment to Residents Teaching"

1999, Ken Graff Young Investigator Award, American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Emergency Medicine,

1993, Outstanding Resident Award, Pennsylvania State University

1988, Outstanding Medical Student Award, Saint Joseph University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2005-present, Reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians

2004-present, Reviewer, Ambulatory Pediatrics

2003-present, Reviewer, Pediatrics, American Academy of Pediatrics

1999-present, Reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care

Academic positions

2015-present, Director, Emergency Department Extended Care Unit

2015-present, ED Executive Committee

2016-present, Director, ED Pediatrician Program

2015-present, Emergency Department Operations Committee

2015-present, Emergency Department Behavioral Health Committee

2015-present, QI and Safety Committee

2015-present, Policy Reviewer, Emergency Department Manual

2014-present, Clinical Competency Committee

2013-present, Resuscitation Committee

2013-present, Leader, ED Chest Pain Pathway

2011-present, Leader, Emergency Department Committee for Prevention of Violence in the Workplace

2010-present, Emergency Department Resident Schedule Coordinator

2005-present, Member, Emergency Department Education Committee

2000-present, Leader, Emergency Department Family Centered Care Committee

2000-present, Leader, Emergency Department Bereavement Committee

1988-present, Medical Command Physician, Inter-Hospital Transport

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

1991-present, American Academy of Pediatrics
 - 1995-present, Section Member, Emergency Medicine