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Richard  Lichenstein

Richard Lichenstein M.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Pediatrics
Location: 110 South Paca Street, PHM-01
Phone: (410) 328-2079
Phone: (410) 328-9440
Fax: (410) 328-0987

Personal History:

Previous director of pediatric emergency medicine, now director of pediatric emergency medicine research. Was site PI for the University of Maryland Pediatric Emergency Department in the federally funded Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Also, chair of the Maryland chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Injury, Violence and Poison Prevention (COIVPP) and past member of the national committee of COIVPP. Former past president of the MD AAP and awarded pediatrician of the year from same organization. Also Region 3 Pediatric Medical Advisor for the Maryland Institute of Emergency Medical Systems (MIEMSS).

Research Interests:

  • Injury Prevention - Distraction related injuries, child/fatality prevention
  • Disaster preparedness
  • Telemedicine Respiratory viral infections
  • Traumatic brain injury

Clinical Specialty:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Lichenstein R, O'Connell K, Funai T, Blumberg S, Shaw K, Ruddy R, Mahajan PV, Chamberlain JM. Laboratory Errors in a Pediatric Emergency Department Network: An Analysis of Incident Reports. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Apr 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25834966.

Lichenstein R, Magder LS, King RE, King JC Jr. The relationship between influenza outbreaks and acute ischemic heart disease in Maryland residents over a 7-year period. J Infect Dis. 2012 Sep 15;206(6):821-7. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jis435. Epub 2012 Jul 12. PubMed PMID: 22798684.

Lichenstein R, Smith D, Ambrose J, Moody L. Headphone use and pedestrian injury and death in the United States: 2004-2011. Inj Prev. 2012 Oct;18(5):287-90. Epub 2012 Jan 16.

Joshi A, Lichenstein R, Rafei K, Bakar A, Arora M.A pilot study to evaluate self initiated computer patient education in children with acute asthma in pediatric emergency department. Technol Health Care. 2007;15(6):433-44.

Kuppermann N, Holmes JF, Dayan PS, Hoyle JD Jr, Atabaki SM, Holubkov R, Nadel FM, Monroe D, Stanley RM, Borgialli DA, Badawy MK, Schunk JE, Quayle KS, Mahajan P, Lichenstein R, Lillis KA, Tunik MG, Jacobs ES, Callahan JM, Gorelick MH, Glass TF, Lee LK, Bachman MC, Cooper A, Powell EC, Gerardi MJ, Melville KA, Muizelaar JP, Wisner DH, Zuspan SJ, Dean JM, Wootton-Gorges SL; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). Identification of children at very low risk of clinically-important brain injuries after head trauma: a prospective cohort study.Lancet. 2009 Oct 3;374(9696):1160-70. Epub 2009 Sep 14.