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Christopher E. Gaw, MD, MBE
Christopher E. Gaw
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow

Dr. Gaw's research is primarily focused on the epidemiology and prevention of pediatric injury and poisoning.



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Dr. Gaw's research is primarily focused on the epidemiology and prevention of pediatric injuries and poisonings.

Dr. Gaw has a broad background in the field of injury prevention and has worked with several research groups to study topics including head traumas, unintentional poisonings, sports and consumer product-related injuries, and perceptions toward injury prevention counseling. He has significant experience leveraging large, administrative databases to better characterize injury and poisoning hazards to children with the goal of informing education, advocacy, and policy initiatives. His research also has utilized survey science and qualitative methods to understand provider views toward injury control. Dr. Gaw is actively involved in research at both the Center for Injury Research and Prevention and CHOP's Poison Control Center.

In addition to his injury prevention research, Dr. Gaw has academic interests in bioethics and medical education and has studied and authored works on medical trainee wellness, shared decision-making, and end-of-life care.

Education and Training

BS, The Ohio State University (Biology), 2013

MD, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2017

MBE, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, 2017

Titles and Academic Titles

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow 

Associate Fellow, Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Professional Memberships

Academic Pediatric Association

American Academy of Clinical Toxicology

American Academy of Pediatrics

American Medical Association

American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

Society for Pediatric Research (Junior Section)

Professional Awards

Gary S. Wasserman Memorial Pediatric Abstract Award, American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, 2017

Marie Leebron Prize in Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine, 2017

Midwestern Society for Pediatric Research (MWSPR) Travel Award, MWSPR, 2014

American Federation of Medical Research (AFMR) Abstract Presentation Award, AFMR, 2014

Publication Highlights

Gaw CE, Berthet E, Curry AE, Zonfrillo MR, Arbogast KB, Corwin DJ. Pediatric health care provider perspectives on injury prevention counseling in acute and primary care settings. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2020 Nov; 59(13):1150-1160. PubMed PMID: 32668957
Gaw CE, Osterhoudt KC. Ethanol intoxication of young children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Oct; 35(10):722-730. PubMed PMID: 31593052
Gaw CE, Spiller HA, Casavant MJ, Chounthirath T, Smith GA. Safety interventions and liquid laundry detergent packet exposures. Pediatrics. 2019 Jul; 144(1)e20183117. PubMed PMID: 31160344
Gaw CE. Trainee involvement in advancing pediatric shared decision-making. Pediatrics. 2017 Sep; 140(3):e20171772. PubMed PMID: 28790140
Gaw CE, Chounthirath T, Smith GA. Nursery product-related injuries treated in United States emergency departments. Pediatrics. 2017 Apr; 139(4):e20162503. PubMed PMID: 28289137

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