Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program

The pediatric emergency medicine (PEM) fellowship offers superior training at a Level I, free-standing pediatric hospital with an annual ED census of approximately 85,000 patients. Our fellows care for a variety of high acuity medical illnesses and traumatic injuries. Mentors are provided early in fellowship, and our supportive faculty are involved in quality improvement and research activities. A broad curriculum provides competency in PEM using bimonthly didactic sessions with lectures, interactive learning sessions and monthly simulation training. Fellows work alongside a PEM attending but still have plenty of opportunities to develop autonomy, supervise and educate residents.

Fellows Awards

  • Tucker Anderson - 2018 PEMPix Judge’s Award at AAP, 2017 EmergiQuiz selection at AAP
  • Robert Stewart - 2018 EmergiQuiz Honorable Mention at AAP, 2018 PEMPix presentation at AAP
  • Sri Aravapalli - 2016 AAP PEMPix presentation, 2015 AAP PEMPix presentation

Research Interests

  • Use of high-dose intranasal fentanyl in the emergency department (ED)
  • Early administration of IV magnesium to severe asthma exacerbation decreases the hospital
    admission rate
  • Impact of terbutaline as adjuvant therapy in the treatment of severe acute asthma exacerbation in the
    pediatric emergency department
  • Financial impact of NPO times for sedation in the ED
  • FIRe: Firearm injury research
  • Bedside ultrasound for confirmation of gastrostomy tube placement
  • HIV testing in the ED
  • The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on pediatric non-accidental trauma
  • Reducing time to resolution of pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis: Does it help to start insulin early?

Program Staff: Emergency Medicine

Program Director

Mindy Longjohn
Mindy Longjohn, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics Residency: University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Associate Program Director

Fellowship Coordinator

Justin Scoggins