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James M. Chamberlain, MD

The Center for Hospital-based Specialties

Division Chief, Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services

Children’s Research Institute (CRI)
Center for Translational Science
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Board CertificationsAmerican Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics/Emergency Medicine
National Provider Identifier1417044488

Service LocationsChildren's National Medical Center - Sheikh Zayed Campus for Advanced Children's Medicine
111 Michigan Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20010
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Phone: 202-476-5000

James Chamberlain, MD, is a national leader in the development of risk adjustment methods for use in the emergency department setting. He is the division chief of Emergency Medicine and the principal investigator for the Chesapeake-Atlantic node of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). He is responsible for the oversight of 23 faculty and fellows, whose research interests include the genomics of acute lung injury and bone health, clinical efficacy trials and translational research, epidemiology, and health services research. Dr. Chamberlain is professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at George Washington University. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut and pediatric residency at the University of Maryland, Dr. Chamberlain has been at Children’s National Medical Center since he began fellowship training in 1988. His research has been focused on quality of care for pediatric emergency patients.
TypeSchoolLocationDegreeField of StudyYears
Undergraduate Education Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Troy, NYBachelor of Science 1976 -1980
Medical School University of Connecticut School of Medicine Farmington, CTDoctor of Medicine 1980 -1984
National & International Recognitions
Super DoctorsWashington Post Magazine2011
C. Robert Chambliss Award for Best PaperAmerican Academy of Pediatrics2005
Society of Critical Care Medicine Educational Scholarship AwardSociety of Critical Care Medicine.1999
Willis Wingert AwardAmerican Academy of Pediatrics Section of Emergency Medicine1993
Golden Apple Award Children's National Medical Center1993
Lantern AwardGovernment of the District of ColumbiaAdministration for working to improve the interface between emergency departments and primary care p1993

Affiliations and Memberships
TitleInstitutionCommittee / SectionYears
MemberSociety for Pediatric Research
MemberSociety of Academic Emergency Medicine
FellowAmerican Academy of Pediatrics
TitleStudy NameInstitutionYears
Principal InvestigatorChesapeake Atlantic Research Network for Emergency Medicine Services for ChildrenMaternal and Child Health Bureau2005
InvestigatorAlessandrini EA (PI) and the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network)Maternal and Child Health Bureau2004
Principal InvestigatorUse of Lorazepam for the Treatment of Pediatric Status EpilepticusPediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network 2003
InvestigatorDevelopment of clinical decision rules for head CT after pediatric minor head injuryPediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network 2003
Principal InvestigatorPediatric Emergency Care: Severity and Quality AssessmentAgency for Health Care Policy and Research1999
Read more about the research interests of James M. Chamberlain
Journal Article, Freishtat, RJ., Chamberlain, JM., Johns, CMS., Ronzio, C., Murphy-Smith, MM., Gor, N., Teach, SJ. (2005), A Cross-Sectional Emergency Department Survey of Infantile Subclinical Methemoglobinemia, American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 23, 574-576.

Journal Article, Chamberlain JM, Patel KM, Pollack MM. (2005), The Pediatric Risk of Hospital Admission (PRISA II) Score: A Second Generation Severity of Illness Score for Pediatric Emergency Patients., The Journal of Pediatrics, 115, 388-395.

Journal Article, Freishtat RJ, Klein BL, Teach SJ, Johns CMS, Arapian LS, Perraut MD, Chamberlain JM. (2004), Admission Predictor Modeling in Pediatric Interhospital Transport., The journal of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 20, 443-447.

Journal Article, Ryan, LM., Depiero, AD., Sadow, KB., Warmink, CA., Chamberlain, JM., Teach, SJ., Johns, CMS. (2004), Recognition and Management of Pediatric Fractures by Pediatric Residents. , The Journal of Pediatrics, 114, 1530-1533.

Journal Article, Chamberlain, JM., Patel, KM., Pollack, MM., Brayer, A., Macias, CG., Okada, P., Schunk, JE. (2004), Recalibration of the Pediatric Risk of Admission (PRISA) Score Using a Multi-Institutional Sample., Annual Emergency Medicine Journal, 43, 461-468.

Journal Article, Chamberlain, JM., Joseph, JG., Slonim, A. (2004), Reducing Errors and Promoting Safety in Pediatric Emergency Care., Academic Pediatrics, 4, 55-63.

Journal Article, De Piero, AD., Teach, SJ., Chamberlain, JM. (2004), Emergency Department Evaluation of Infants after an Apparent Life-Threatening Event., The American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 22, 83-86.

Journal Article, Guagliardo, MF., Teach, SJ., Huang, ZJ., Chamberlain, JM., Joseph, JG. (2003), Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pediatric Appendicitis Rupture Rate., Academy of Emergency Medicine, 10, 1218-1227.

Journal Article, Sadow, KB., Chamberlain, JM., Teach, ST. (2002), Bilious Emesis in the Pediatric ED: Etiology and Outcome., The Journal of Clinical Pediatrics, 41, 475-479.

Journal Article, Joseph, JG., Chamberlain, JM. (2002), Randomized Clinical Trials: Do They Provide the Optimal Method for EMSC Research?, The Journal of Ambulatory Pediatrics Association, 2, 311-314.

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