Richard J. Scarfone, MD

Richard J. Scarfone, MD

Richard J Scarfone, MD, FAAP, is an attending physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical Director of Emergency Preparedness, and Co-director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Asthma research, Resident education
Locations: Main Campus; CHOP at Virtua Voorhees
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Buffalo School of Medicine, Buffalo, NY

Residency

Pediatrics - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Fellowship

Pediatric Emergency Medicine - Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA

Board Certification

Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Medical Director, Emergency Preparedness

Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine

Co-Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program

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

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2012

Fieldston, ES, Scarfone RJ, Biggs LM, Coffin S Zorc, JJ. Pediatric Integrated Delivery System’s Experience With Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1). Am J Manag Care. 2012;18(10):635-644.

2011

Scarfone RJ, Coffin S, Fieldston ES, et al. Hospital-based pandemic influenza preparedness and response: strategies to increase surge capacity. Pediatric Emerg Care, 2011;6:565-572.

Upham BD, Mollen CJ, Scarfone RJ, Seiden J, Chew A, Zorc JJ. Nebulized budesonide added to standard pediatric emergency department treatment of acute asthma: a randomized, double-blind trial. Acad Emerg Med. 2011;18(7):665-73.

Scarfone RJ, Coffin S, Fieldston ES, et al. Hospital-based pandemic influenza preparedness and response: strategies to increase surge capacity. Pediatric Emerg Care, 2011;565-572.

Books

Fleisher and Ludwig’s 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult. Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, and Scarfone RJ (eds). 1st ed., Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2012.

Chapters

2013

Scarfone RJ, Seiden JA: Pediatric respiratory emergencies: lower airway obstruction. In Marx JA (ed), Rosen’s Emergency Medicine Concepts and Clinical Practice, 8th ed., Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2013, pp.2117-2128.

2012

Chao D, Scarfone RJ: Depression. In Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, and Scarfone RJ (eds). Fleisher and Ludwig’s 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult. 1st ed., Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2012, 242-243.

Chao D, Scarfone RJ: Psychosis. In Hoffman RJ, Wang VJ, and Scarfone RJ (eds). Fleisher and Ludwig’s 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult. 1st ed., Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2012, 782-783.

2010

Scarfone RJ. Cardioversion and defibrillation. In: UpToDate, Rose, BD (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2010.

Scarfone RJ, Seiden JA: Pediatric respiratory emergencies: lower airway obstruction. In Marx JA (ed), Rosen’s Emergency Medicine Concepts and Clinical Practice, 7th ed., Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2010, pp.2115-2126.

Scarfone RJ: Pain-Joints. In Fleisher GR, Ludwig S (eds), Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 6th ed., Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2010, pp. 468-473.

Scarfone RJ: Emergency department recognition and management of victims of biological and chemical terrorism. In Fleisher GR, Ludwig S (eds), Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 6th ed., Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2010, pp. 125-152.

2008

Scarfone RJ: Airway adjuncts, oxygen delivery, and suctioning the upper airway. In Henretig FM, King CC (eds), Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures, 2nd ed., Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2008, pp. 93-108.

Scarfone RJ: Cardioversion and defibrillation. In Henretig FM, King CC (eds), Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures, 2nd ed., Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2008, pp. 300-311.

Scarfone RJ: Sedation and analgesia. In Selbst SM, Cronan K (eds), Pediatric Emergency Medicine Secrets, 2nd ed., Hanley and Belfus, Philadelphia, 2008, pp. 607-615.

2007

Scarfone RJ, Cho C. The septic appearing infant. In: UpToDate, Rose, BD (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2007.

2006

Scarfone RJ: Joint pain. In Fleisher GR, Ludwig S (eds), Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 5th ed., Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2006, pp. 519-523.

Scarfone RJ: Leg pain. In Pohl CA (ed), Pediatrics On Call, Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill, New York, 2006, pp. 271-276.

Scarfone RJ: Vomiting. In Pohl CA (ed), Pediatrics On Call, Lange Medical Books/McGraw-Hill, New York, 2006, pp. 435-441.

Scarfone RJ. Management of acute asthma exacerbations in children. In: UpToDate, Rose, BD (Ed), UpToDate, Waltham, MA, 2006.

2004

Scarfone RJ: Intussusception and lethargy. In Baren J, Alpern ER, eds. Emergency Medicine Pearls, Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, 2004, pp.16-18.

Scarfone RJ: Methemoglobinemia and dehydration. Emergency Medicine Pearls, Hanley & Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, 2004, pp. 46-48.

2002

Scarfone RJ: Joint pain. In Fleisher GR, Ludwig S, Silverman BK (eds), Synopsis of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 4th ed., Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2002, pp.183-187.

2001

Scarfone RJ: Sedation and analgesia. In Selbst SM, Cronan K (eds), Pediatric Emergency Medicine Secrets, 1st ed.,Hanley and Belfus, Philadelphia, 2001, pp. 385-391.

2000

Scarfone RJ: Joint pain in children. In Fleisher GR, Ludwig S (eds), Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 4th ed., Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2000, pp.467-471.

1999

Scarfone RJ, Fuchs SF: Management of acute asthma in children. In Kaliner M, Brenner BE (eds), Clinical Allergy and Immunology: Emergency Asthma, 1st ed., Marcel Dekker, New York 1999, pp. 429-441.

1997

Scarfone RJ: Airway adjuncts, oxygen delivery, and suctioning the upper airway. In Henretig FM, King CC (eds), Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures, 1st ed., Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1997, pp. 101-118.

Scarfone RJ: Cardioversion and defibrillation. In Henretig FM, King CC (eds), Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Procedures, 1st ed., Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 1997, pp. 313-326.

1994

Scarfone RJ: Chest Pain. In Schidlow DV, Smith DS (eds), A Practical Guide to Pediatric Respiratory Diseases, 1st ed., Hanley and Belfus, Inc., Philadelphia, 1994, pp. 53-60.

Posters and Presentations

2014

Marchese R, Chen A, Mistry R, Scarfone RJ. Use of Bedside Ocular Ultrasound To Identify Optic Disc Swelling in Children. Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research Joint Meeting Vancouver BC, May 2014

Marchese R, Chen A, Mistry R, Scarfone RJ. Use of Bedside Ocular Ultrasound To Identify Optic Disc Swelling in Children. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Dallas TX, May 2014

2013

Emergency management of acute asthma, Visual diagnosis, Febrile young children, Red, swollen eye, Resuscitation. American Austrian Foundation. Salzburg, Austria

2012

Taught six 1-hour lectures, MCE Conferences, Pediatric Review for Primary Care, Oahu, Hawaii 

Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Management of Asthma, ID Emergencies, and resuscitation simulations. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Conference. Santiago, Chile

2011

Management of Acute Asthma, Methemoglobinemia, 28th Annual Intensive Course in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Philadelphia PA

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial

1993-present, Reviewer of Manuscripts:

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Emergency Care
  • Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • Journal of Pediatrics
  • Ambulatory Pediatrics
  • Academic Emergency Medicine

Academic Committees

2012, Asthma QI Committee
2011, Febrile Infant QI Committee
2008-present, Emergency Medicine Executive Committee, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
2008-present, Infection Prevention and Control Committee
2008-present, Scientific Review Committee, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
2003-present, Chair, Emergency Preparedness Committee
2000-present, Graduate Education Committee