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Getachew  Teshome

Getachew Teshome M.D.

Academic Title: Assistant Professor
Primary Appointment: Pediatrics
Administrative Title: Medical Director
Location: Weinberg Building, UMMC, PHM-01
Phone: (410) 328-6335
Phone: (410) 328-2097
Fax: (410) 328-0558

Personal History:

Medical School
Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, Faculty of Medicine

Pediatric Residency
Woodhull Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY

Master of Public Health
Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship
Children's Hospital of Michigan, Detroit, MI

Research Interests:

* Procedural Sedation
* Quality improvement in Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Clinical Speciality:

Pediatric Emergency Medicine


Peer-Review Journals

Leonard JC, Kuppermann N, Olsen C, Cimpello L, Brown KM, Mahajan P, Adelgais KM, Borgialli AJ, Donoghue A, Hoyle JD, Kim E, Leonard JR, Lillis KA, Nigrovic LE, Powell EC, Rebella G, Reeves S, Rogers AJ, Stankovic C, Teshome G, Jaffe DM and for the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. Factors Associated With Cervical Spine Injury in Children After Blunt Trauma. Ann Emerg Med 37 (2010), pp. 609-615.

Sillery JJ; Lichenstein R; Barrueto F; Teshome G. Hemolytic anemia induced by ingestion of paradichlorobenzene mothballs. Pediatric emergency care 2009; 25(4):252-4.

Corneli HM, Zorc JJ, Majahan P, Shaw KN, Holubkov R, Reeves SD, Ruddy RM, Malik B, Nelson KA, Bregstein JS, Brown KM, Denenberg MN, Lillis KA, Cimpello LB, Tsung JW, Borgialli DA, Baskin MN, Teshome G, Goldstein MA, Monroe D, Dean JM, Kuppermann N; Bronchiolitis Study Group of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). A multicenter, randomized, controlled trial of dexamethasone for bronchiolitis. N Engl J Med. 2007 Jul 26; 357(4): 331-9.

Teshome G, Closson F. Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act: the basics and other medico legal concerns. Pediatr Clinic North Am. 2006; 53(1): 139-55.


Teshome G, Rafei K, Constantine K, Braun J, Gattu R, Lichenstein R. Comparison of Dexmedetomidine and Pentobarbital for Pediatric Procedural Sedation. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Society Annual meeting, Denver, Colorado 2011

Teshome G, Rafei K, Lichenstein R. Performance of Emergency Severity Index Version 4 in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Society Annual meeting, Denver, Colorado 2011

Peralta L, Collinetti E, Husman C, Lowe S, Teshome G, Rafei K. Screening Adolescents for Chlamydia at Non- traditional Sites. Presented at the Annual Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine conference, Seattle Washington 2011

Rafei K, Teshome G, Bollinger MB. A Metered Dose Inhaler Based Acute Asthma Treatment Protocol is an Effective and Efficient Process for Children with Mild to Moderate Asthma Exacerbations in an Urban Pediatric Emergency Department. Presented at the 56th International Respiratory Congress, Las Vegas, Nevada, December 2010

Gast RA, Soriano AR, Teshome, G. Predictors of Meningitis in 0-3 months old Infants with Urinary Tract Infection. Presented at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Annual Scientific Assembly, Las Vegas, Nevada 2010

Teshome, G; Janet B. Pediatric Sedation with Full Stomach; Is It Safe? Presented at the Fourth International Multidisciplinary Conference on Pediatric Sedation, Philadelphia, PA May 2008