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The Author is grateful to the following individuals, for their time and expertise in reviewing the triage content that has been incorporated into these guidelines.

Pediatric Call Centers: Medical Directors

  • Peter Dehnel, MD, Children's Physician Network, Minneapolis, MN
  • Andrew Hertz, MD, Rainbow Babies Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH
  • Randy Sterkel, MD, St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO
  • Debra Weiner, MD, Sirona Health, Portland, ME
  • Medical Advisory Board, Sykes, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Elaine Donoghue, MD, St. Peter's Medical Center Call Center; New Brunswick, NJ (former)
  • Hanna Sherman, MD, Boston Children's Hospital Call Center; Boston, MA (former)

Physician Advisory Board: The Children's Hospital, Aurora, CO

  • Francesco Beuf, MD, The Boulder Pediatric Center, Boulder, CO
  • Vincent DiMaria, MD, Arapahoe Park Pediatrics, Littleton, CO
  • Matt Dorighi, MD, Cherry Creek Pediatrics, Denver, CO
  • Max Elliott, MD, Fort Collins Youth Clinic, Fort Collins, CO
  • Daniel Feiten, MD, Greenwood Pediatrics, Centennial, CO
  • Nancy Greer, MD,  Broomfield Pediatrics, Broomfield, CO
  • Michael Kurtz, MD, Advanced Pediatric Associates, Aurora, CO
  • Jay Markson, MD, Children’s Medical Center, Denver, CO
  • Robert Mauro, MD, Greenwood Pediatrics, Littleton, CO
  • Martha Middlemist, MD, Pediatrics at 5280, Englewood, CO
  • Stefan Mokrohisky, MD, Kaiser Permanente, Denver, CO
  • Michelle Stanford, MD, Centennial Pediatrics, Centennial, CO

Physician Advisory Board: St. Louis Children's Hospital, St. Louis, MO

  • Jay Epstein, M.D., Community Pediatrician, Forest Park Pediatrics
  • David Jaffe, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, Emergency Medicine
  • James Keating, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, Gastroenterology/Diagnostic Center
  • Katherine Kreusser, M.D., Community Pediatrician, Children’s Clinic
  • Steve Lillpop, M.D., Community Pediatrician, Jacksonville Pediatrics
  • Jerome O'Neil, M.D., Community Pediatrician, Southwest Pediatrics
  • Rachel Orscheln, M.D., Washington University School of Medicine, Infectious Disease
  • Isabel Rosenbloom, M.D., Community Pediatrician, Tots Thru Teens Pediatrics
  • Harold Sitrin, M.D., Community Pediatrician, Suburban Pediatrics
  • Randy Sterkel, M.D., Answer Line Medical Director, Community Pediatrician, Esse Health Pediatrics
  • Mary Tillman, M.D., Community Pediatrician, Tillman Pediatrics

Telephone Triage Nurses: The Children's Hospital, Aurora, CO

  • Teresa Hegarty, RN
  • Kathleen Martinez, RN
  • Kelli Massaro, RN
  • Teresa Baird, RN
  • Kris Light, RN
  • Ann Petersen-Smith, RN, PNP
  • Liz Stober, RN

Telephone Triage Nurses: Other Sites

  • Nancy Berryman, RN, Minneapolis, MN
  • Barbara Byrne, RN, Tigard, OR
  • Katrina Davis, RN, PNP, Salem, OR
  • Jenny DuFresne, RN, Phoenix, AZ
  • Alane Hall, RN, Denver, CO
  • Suzanne Haydt, RN, Tucson, AZ
  • Nicole Leujten, RN, Denver, CO
  • Melissa Masson, RN, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Cheryl Patterson, RN, Evergreen, WA
  • Teresa Pounds, RN, Maryville, TN
  • Lisa Swerczek, RN, St. Louis, MO
  • Michelle Violette, RN, London, Ontario, Canada
  • Suzanne Wells, RN, St. Louis, MO

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Specialists

  • Joan Bothner, MD, Aurora, CO
  • Louis Hampers, MD, Aurora, CO
  • David Thompson, MD, Berwyn, IL (adult emergency medicine)
  • Peter O'Hanley, MD, Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada

Pediatric Subspecialists: The Children's Hospital, Aurora, CO (unless otherwise noted)

  • Adolescent Medicine: David Kaplan, MD, Trina Anglin, MD, Eric Sigel, MD
  • Allergy: James Shira, MD, Dan Atkins MD
  • Breastfeeding: Lisbeth Gabrielski, RN, Marianne Neifert, MD
  • Cardiology: Michael Schaffer, MD, James Wiggins, MD, Robert Wolfe, MD, Henry Sondheimer, MD
  • Dentistry: William Mueller, DDS
  • Dermatology: William Weston, MD, Joseph Morelli, MD
  • Diabetes: Georgeanna Klingensmith, MD
  • Endocrinology: Michael Kappy, MD
  • Gastroenterology: Ronald Sokol, MD, Judy Sondheimer, MD, Sara Fidanza, RN, PNP
  • General Pediatrics: Steven Poole, MD, Stephen Berman, MD, Robert Brayden, MD, Allison Kempe, MD, Maya Bunik, MD
  • Hematology: Taru Hays, MD
  • Infectious Diseases: James K. Todd, MD, Mary Glode, MD, Mark Abzug, MD, Brian Lauer, MD, Elizabeth McFarland, MD, Ann-Christine Nyquist, MD, Harley Rotbart, MD, John Ogle, MD
  • Neonatology: Susan Niermeyer, MD, Elizabeth Thilo, MD, Adam Rosenberg, MD
  • Nutrition: Nancy Krebs, MD
  • Neurology: Paul Moe, MD, Paul Levinson, MD
  • Ear Nose and Throat: Kenneth Chan, MD
  • Ophthalmology: Robert King, MD
  • Orthopedics: Robert Eilert, MD, Frank Chang, MD
  • Pulmonary Medicine: Frank Accurso, MD, Jeffrey Wagener, MD, Gwendolyn Kerby, MD, Scott Sagel, MD, Monica Federico, MD
  • Rheumatology: Roger Hollister, MD
  • Sports Medicine: Brooke Pengel, MD
  • Toxicology: Richard Dart, MD, Medical Director, Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center; William D. King, RPh, MPH, DrPH, University of Alabama School of Medicine; Erica Liebolt, MD, FACMT, University of Alabama School of Medicine
  • Urology: Martin Koyle, MD

American Academy of Pediatrics Appointed Reviewers

  • Jack Swanson, MD, FAAP, Chair, AAP Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine
  • Allan Lieberthal, MD, FAAP, Member, AAP Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine
  • Jennifer Shu, MD, Medical Editor, AAP HealthyChildren website, Atlanta, GA

Practicing Pediatricians

  • Justin Alvey, MD, Layton, UT
  • John Benbow, MD, Concord, NC
  • Barbara Brundage, MD, Derry, NH
  • Thomas Foels, MD, Williamsville, NY
  • Fred Hamburg, MD, Springfield, MO
  • Michael Kurtz, MD et al, Aurora Pediatrics, Denver, CO
  • George Miller, MD, Salem, OR
  • Cajsa Schumacher, MD, Albany, NY
  • Kiki Traylor MD, Denver CO
  • Paul Tschetter, MD, Pediatrics at DTC, Denver, CO
  • Joseph Vander-Walde, MD, Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic
  • Sarah Van Scoy, MD et al, Littleton Pediatrics, Denver, CO
  • Wallace White, MD, Denver, CO


Disclaimer: This information is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice. It is provided for educational purposes only. You assume full responsibility for how you choose to use this information. For more information, click here.

Author and Senior Reviewer: Barton D. Schmitt, M.D.
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