Zachary E Pittsenbarger

  • 76 Citations

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Research Interests

After joining the department of pediatrics in 2013, Dr. Pittsenbarger has been involved in projects inspired by his clinical work in pediatric emergency medicine and with the goal of improving the care provided for all children presenting to emergency departments anywhere in the globe. He has dedicated his time to study health service outcomes with a hope to identify areas for improving the systems that provide care and training the next generation of physicians.

I spend the majority of my clinical time seeing patients in the Emergency Care Center at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital in downtown Chicago. He is also on staff and see patients at Northwestern Medicine Central Dupage Hospital and Northwest Community Hospital in those pediatric emergency departments. In his clinical role, he works with a variety of trainees and treats all patients who present for care with acute injury or illnesses.

He devotes his work outside of clinical time in large data analysis and health services research. The focus of his recent research projects has been improving pediatric emergency care by decreasing disparities and improving the quality. By studying health care systems and the most common diagnoses seen in the pediatric emergency department he hopes the projects will be easily translatable to a variety of other clinical settings. Current projects focus on asthma and anaphylaxis with the hope of reducing the negative effects these diseases have on patients daily lives.

Training Experience

2008Internship, University of Colorado Hospital
2010Residency, University of Colorado Hospital
2013Fellowship, Boston Children's Hospital

Education/Academic qualification

MD, University of Cincinnati

… → 2007

Research interests

  • Allergies
  • Asthma
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Services Research
  • Healthcare Quality
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Quality Improvement

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Research Output

  • 76 Citations
  • 6 Article
  • 1 Chapter

Neonatal Cardiac Emergencies

Allen, K. Y., Pittsenbarger, Z. E. & Roben, E. CZ., Dec 2018, In : Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 19, 4, p. 340-344 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Design of a pragmatic trial in minority children presenting to the emergency department with uncontrolled asthma: The CHICAGO Plan

    Krishnan, J. A., Martin, M. A., Lohff, C., Mosnaim, G. S., Margellos-Anast, H., DeLisa, J. A., McMahon, K., Erwin, K., Zun, L. S., Berbaum, M. L., McDermott, M., Bracken, N. E., Kumar, R., Margaret Paik, S., Nyenhuis, S. M., Ignoffo, S., Press, V. G., Pittsenbarger, Z. E. & Thompson, T. M., Jun 1 2017, In : Contemporary Clinical Trials. 57, p. 10-22 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 7 Scopus citations

    Hospital-level factors associated with pediatric emergency department return visits

    Pittsenbarger, Z. E., Thurm, C. W., Neuman, M. I., Spencer, S. P., Simon, H. K., Gosdin, C. H., Shah, S. S., McClead, R. E., Stack, A. M. & Alpern, E. R., Jul 2017, In : Journal of hospital medicine. 12, 7, p. 536-543 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Scopus citations

    Congenital Heart Disease

    Pittsenbarger, Z. & Roben, E., 2016, Scientific American Emergency Medicine. Brown, D. (ed.). Hamilton, ON: Decker Intellectual Properties, p. 19

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Steroid Selection in Pediatric Asthma

    Kenny, J., Zimmerman, J. & Pittsenbarger, Z., Aug 9 2016, In : Northwestern University Emergency Medicine Blog.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle