Division of Emergency Medicine The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia 34th & Civic Center Blvd.

Dr. Alpern is investigating pediatric Emergency Department visits within PECARN hospitals to establish an ED-based data collection and surveillance system at all sites within the network. Studies also include the assessment of leukocyte biosignatures in the diagnosis of serious bacterial infections in the young.

Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (2008– present)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (1998 – 2008)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (2004 – 2006)
MSCE, Masters of Science in Clin. Epid. & Biostatistics, The University of Pennsylvania (2000)
MD, Cum Laude, The University of Michigan Medical School (1992)
BA, English Literature - High Distinction, The University of Michigan, College of Literature, Science and Arts (1987)
Selected Publications
Timm N, McAneney C, Alpern ER, Macy M, Ruddy R, PECARN. Is Pediatric Emergency Department Utilization by Pregnant Adolescents on the Rise?. Pediatric Emergency Care. Vol 28(4) . 2012 Apr:307-9.
Macy ML, Hall M, Shah SS, Hronek C, Del Bacarro M, Hain PD, Rindner E, Hoffman E, Alpern ER. Differences in Observation Care Practices in US Freestanding Children?s Hospitals: Are they virtual or real?. J Hosp Med. Vol 7(4) . 2012 April:287-93.
Fieldston ES, Alpern ER, Nadel FM, Shea JA, Alessandrini EA.. A qualitative assessment of reasons for nonurgent visits to the emergency department: parent and health professional opinions.. Pediatr Emerg Care.. Vol 28(3) . 2012 Mar:220-5.
Macy ML, Hall M, Shah SS, Harding JP, Del Beccaro MA, Hain PD, Hronek C, Alpern ER.. Pediatric observation status: Are we overlooking a growing population in children's hospitals?. J Hosp Med. Vol doi: 10.1002/jhm.1923. 2012 Feb.
Alessandrini E, Alpern E, Chamberlain J, Shea J, Holubkov R, Gorelick M. Developing a Diagnosis-Based Severity Classification System for Use in Emergency Medical Services for Children. Acad Emerg Med. Vol 19(1) . 2012 Jan:70-8.
Alessandrini E, Varadarajan K, Alpern ER, Gorelick MH, Shaw K, Ruddy RM, Chamberlain JM. Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Emergency department quality: an analysis of existing pediatric measures. Acad Emerg Med. Vol 18(5) . 2011 May:519-26.
Mistry RD, Scott HF, Zaoutis TE, Alpern ER. Emergency department treatment failures for skin infections in the era of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.. Pediatr Emerg Care. Vol 27(1) . 2011:21-6.
Marin JR, Alpern ER, Panebianco NL, Dean AJ. Assessment of a training curriculum for emergency ultrasound for pediatric soft tissue infections. Acad Emerg Med. Vol 18(2) . 2011:174-82.
Mistry RD, Scott HF, Weisz K, Alpern ER.. Emergency Department Physician Management of Pediatric Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in the CA-MRSA Era.. Academic Emergency Medicine. Vol 17. 2010:187-193.
Marin JR, Bilker W, Lautenbach E, Alpern ER. Reliability of clinical examinations for pediatric skin and soft-tissue infections. Pediatrics. Vol 126(5) . 2010:925-30.