Education and Training

Medical School

MD - Yale School of Medicine, Yale School of Medicine


The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA


Boston Children's Hospital, Boston, MA (Chief Fellow)

Board Certification

Pediatric Emergency Medicine – American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatrics – American Board of Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Director of Simulation Education, Division of Emergency Medicine

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

Departments and Services




Auerbach M, Brown L, Whitfill T, Baird J, Abulebda K, Bhatnagar A, Lutfi R, Gawel M, Walsh B, Tay KY, Lavoie M, Nadkarni V, Dudas R, Kessler D, Katznelson J, Ganghadaran S, Hamilton MF: Adherence to Pediatric Cardiac Arrest Guidelines Across a Spectrum of Fifty Emergency Departments: A Prospective, In Situ, Simulation-Based Study. Acad Emerg Med September 2018. PMCID: 30194902

Nelson CE, Chen A, McAndrew L, Tay KY, Balamuth F: Management of Skin and Soft-Tissue Infections Before and After Clinical Pathway Implementation. Clin Pediatr. (eds.). 57(6): 660-666, June 2018.

Gupta KM, Tay KY: Spinal Epidural Abscess in an Infant Presenting as Fever and Respiratory Distress. Pediatr Emerg Care May 2018.


Walsh BM, Gangadharan S, Whitfill T, Gawel M, Kessler D, Dudas RA, Katznelson J, Lavoie M, Tay KY, Hamilton M, Brown LL, Nadkarni V, Auerbach M; INSPIRE ImPACT investigators.: Safety Threats During the Care of Infants with Hypoglycemic Seizures in the Emergency Department: A Multicenter, Simulation-Based Prospective Cohort Study. J Emerg Med 53(4): 467-474.e7, Oct 2017.


S Gangadharan, M.D.; G Tiyyagura, M.D.; M Gawel, R.N.; B Walsh, M.D.; L Brown, M.D.; M Lavoie, M.D.; K Tay, M.D.; M Auerbach, M.D. for the INSPIRE ImPACTS Investigators: A Grounded Theory Qualitative Analysis of Inter-professional Providers' Perceptions on Caring for Critically Ill Infants and Children in Pediatric and General Emergency Departments Pediatric Emergency Care Pediatric Emergency Care Page: doi: 10.1097, October 2016 Notes: Epub only.

Marc Auerbach, MD, MSci; Travis Whitfill, MPH; Marcie Gawel, MSN; David Kessler, MD, MSc; Barbara Walsh, MD; Khoon-Yen Tay, MD; et al: Differences in the Quality of Pediatric Resuscitative Care Across a Spectrum of Emergency Departments. JAMA Pediatrics 170(10): 987-994, Oct 2016.


Tay Khoon-Yen, Ewald Michele Burns, Bourgeois Florence T: Use of QT-prolonging medications in US emergency departments, 1995-2009. Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety 23(1): 9-17, Jan 2014.


Spiro DM, Tay KY, Arnold DH, Dzuira, JD, Baker MD, Shapiro ED.: Wait-and-See Prescription for the Treatment of Acute Otitis Media: A Randomized, Controlled Trial. JAMA 10(296): 1235-41, Sept 2006.


Welsh D, Tsien JZ., Mody M, Cao Y, Cui Z, Tay KY, Shyong A, Shimizu E, Pham K, Schultz P,: Genome-wide gene expression profiles of the developing mouse hippocampus. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 15(98): 8862-7, July 17 2001.




Khoon-Yen Tay; Mirna M'Farrej: Approach to the Ill Child Fleisher & Ludwig's Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2016.


Khoon-Yen Tay and Rakesh D. Mistry: General Approach to Neonates and Infants Less Than 12 Months of Age. Harwood-Nuss' Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, 6th ed. Allan B. Wolfson (eds.). Page: 1067-1072, 2015.

Posters and Presentations


Khoon-Yen Tay, Megan Lavoie, Travis Whitfill, Lucas Butler, Marc Auerbach: Pennsylvania Prehospital Provider Pediatric Emergency Skills: A Self-Reported Needs Assessment. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Poster Presentation, San Francisco, CA May 2017.

Invited Lectures


Tay KY. "Belly Up! Controversies in Pediatric Appendicitis Diagnosis and Management", CHOP Disney CME course, Orlando, FL. Feb, 2018.

Tay KY. "Get with the Guidelines: Pediatric Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 2018", CHOP Disney CME Course, Orlando, FL. Feb, 2018.

Tay KY. "Rules of the Game: Introduction to Simulation" CHOP Disney CME course, Orlando, FL. Feb, 2018.


Tay KY. "To Tube or Not To Tube? Is That the Question? Pediatric Airway Management" Albert Einstein Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds, Philadelphia, PA. Dec, 2017.

Tay KY. "To Tube or Not To Tube: Is that the Question?", Innovations in Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Consensus, Controversy, and the Cutting Edge, Philadelphia, PA. Nov, 2017.

Tay KY. "To Tube or Not To Tube: Is That the Question?," CHOP-American Austrian Foundation Conference, Salzburg, Austria. Jun, 2017.

Tay KY. "Belly Up! Pediatric Abdominal Emergencies" CHOP-American Austrian Foundation Conference, Salzburg, Austria. Jun, 2017.

Tay KY. "Rules of the Game: Introduction to Simulation" CHOP-American Austrian Foundation Conference, Salzburg, Austria. Jun, 2017.

Tay KY. "It's All in the Eye of the Beholder: Visual Diagnosis" CHOP-American Austrian Foundation Conference, Salzburg, Austria. Jun, 2017.

Tay KY. "Get With The Guidelines: Pediatric CPR 2017", CHOP-American Austrian Foundation Conference, Salzburg, Austria. Jun, 2017.


Tay KY. "Introduction to Simulation" CHOP PEM CME course, Philadelphia, PA. Nov, 2016.

Tay KY. "Know What to Look for Before Making Rash Decisions" Best Practices in Pediatric Emergency Nursing Conference, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA. Sep, 2016.

Tay KY. "Pediatric Dental Trauma", Aria Combined Emergency Medicine-Family Practice Residency Grand Rounds, Langhorne, PA. May, 2016.

Awards and Honors

2016-2017, CHOP Residency Early Career Faculty Honor Roll
2014, CHOP Residency Faculty Honor Roll
2012, PAS Travel Award for Young Investigators, Pediatric Academic Societies
2011, Farley Award, Children's Hospital Boston, Awarded by Medical Staff Executive Committee
2009, Senior Resident Teaching Award, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Residency Program, Exemplary Resident Teaching
2006, New England Pediatric Society Prize, Yale University School of Medicine Scholarship in Pediatrics
2006, The Dr. Louis H. Nahem Thesis Prize, Yale University School of Medicine, Thesis Scholarship
2000, Phi Beta Kappa Scholarship, Princeton University

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial positions

2015-present, monthly reviewer, Practical Reviews in Pediatrics
2013-present, Ad hoc reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine
2009-present, Ad hoc reviewer, Pediatric Emergency Care

Academic and institutional committees

2017-present, Faculty Recruitment Committee for the Division of Emergency Medicine, Chair
2017-present, Hospital-wide Airway Program Committee
2017-present, Difficult and Critical Airway Pathway Revisal Committee
2015-2018, Clinical Competency Committee for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program in the Division of Emergency Medicine
2015-present, Skin and Soft Tissue Emergency Department Clinical Pathway Development Committee
2014-present, Subcommittee on Simulation in Medical Education for the Division of Emergency Medicine, Co-chair
2013-present, Clinical Competency Committee for the CHOP Pediatric Residency Program
2012-present, Education Committee, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations


2012-present, International Network for Simulation-based Pediatric Innovation, Research and Education


2017-present, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)

2012-present, ImPACTS: Improving Pediatric Acute Care Through Simulation Research Study

2006-present, American Academy of Pediatrics