Erin Doherty Phrampus, MD

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Director, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Observation Unit
  • Assistant Medical Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Administrative Assistant: Deborah Irwin

Erin D. Phrampus received her Bachelor of Science degree from the College of William and Mary in 1994. She received her MD degree from Eastern Virginia Medical School in 1998.  From 1998 through 2001 she trained in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  She remained at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh completing the fellowship training program in Pediatric Emergency Medicine in 2004.  She has been on faculty at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh since 2004. She is board-certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Phrampus joined the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine in 2004. She was appointed liaison to the Emergency Medicine residency in 2004. In 2009 she took on the leadership role in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine as Assistant Clinical Director. In the role of Assistant Clinical Director she played a key role in restructuring clinical scheduling to provide both high-quality as well as efficient care.  There was tremendous growth in clinical volume from when she started as an attending physician to serving as Assistant Clinical Director. The configuration of the clinical coverage was not optimal and she restructured the scheduling to meet the needs of the clinical mission of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. She has continued her leadership role in July 2020 when she became the Director of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Observation Unit.

Education & Training

  • BS, Biology, College of William and Mary, 1994
  • MD, Eastern Virginian Medical School, 1998
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 1998-2001
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2001-2004

Academic and Research Interests

  • Pediatric Simulation
  • Pediatric Procedural Sedation