Jennifer R. Marin, MD, MSc

  • Professor of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Radiology
  • Medical Director, Point-of-Care Ultrasound, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
  • Emergency Ultrasound Director, Division of Emergency Medicine

Jennifer Marin is professor of pediatrics, emergency medicine, and radiology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and faculty member in the Division of Emergency Medicine. She serves as the medical director for Point-of-Care Ultrasound at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and director of emergency ultrasound for the Division of Emergency Medicine.

Marin completed a pediatrics residency at Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital followed by a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia during which time she also earned a Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology. She subsequently spent an additional year learning point-of-care ultrasound in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

One of the pioneers in pediatric point-of-care ultrasound, Marin has published extensively in the field and lectures and teaches internationally. Marin’s research focuses more widely on optimizing emergency diagnostic imaging, including utilization patterns and variations in care delivery. She has publications in several high impact journals and much of her work has garnered local and national media attention.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American College of Emergency Physicians, Section on Emergency Ultrasound, 2007-Present
  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, Academy of Emergency Ultrasound, 2007-2017
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, 2009-2014
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Section on Emergency Medicine, 2006-2010, 2013-Present
  • Academic Pediatric Association, 2015-2019 
  • Society for Pediatric Research, 2019-Present

Education & Training

  • BS, Biology and Music, magna cum laude, Emory University, 1997
  • MD, University of Miami School of Medicine, 2001
  • MSc, Clinical Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 2010
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Children’s Memorial Hospital (Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago), 2001-2004
  • Clinical Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2006-2008
  • Research Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 2008-2010

Selected Publications

Marin JR, Hollander MAG, Ray KN, Donohue JM, Cole ES. Low-value diagnostic imaging in children with Medicaid. J Pediatr (in press).

Marin JR, Rodean JR, Hall M, Alpern ER, Aronson PL, Chaudhari PP, Cohen E, Freedman SB, Morse RB, Peltz A, Samuels-Kalow M, Shah SS, Simon HK, Neuman MI. Racial and ethnic differences in emergency department diagnostic imaging at U.S. children’s hospitals. JAMA Network Open 2021;4(1):e2033710.

Marin JR, Rodean JR, Hall M, Alpern ER, Aronson PL, Chaudhari PP, Cohen E, Freedman SB, Morse RB, Peltz A, Samuels-Kalow M, Shah SS, Simon HK, Neuman MI. Pediatric emergency department advanced imaging 2009-2018. JAMA Pediatr 2020;174(9):e202209.

Ramgopal S, Karim S, Subramanian S, Furtado A, Marin JR. Rapid brain MRI protocols reduce head CT use in the pediatric emergency department. BMC Pediatr 2020;20(1):14.

Antonucci MC, Zuckerbraun NS, Murphy M, Tyler-Kabara E, Furtado A, Marin JR. The burden of ionizing radiation studies in children with ventricular shunts. J Pediatrics 2017;182:210-216.

Marin JR, Thomas KE, Mills AM, Broder JS, Boutis K. Practices and Attitudes Towards Radiation Risk Disclosure for Computed Tomography: Survey of Emergency Medicine Residency Program Directors. Emerg Radiol 2017;24:479-486.

Marin JR, Lewiss RE. American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Academy of Emergency Ultrasound, American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee, World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound. Technical Report: Point-of-Care Ultrasonography by Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physicians. Pediatrics 2015;135(4):e113-e122.

Marin JR, Wang L, Winger D, Mannix RC. Variation in computed tomography use for pediatric injury-related emergency department visits. J Pediatr 2015;167(4):897-904.

Marin JR, Sengupta D, Bhargavan-Chatfield M, Kanal KM, Mills AM, Applegate KE. Variation in pediatric cervical spine computed tomography radiation dose index in the United States. Acad Emerg Med 2015;22(12):1499-1505.

Marin JR, Dean AJ, Bilker WB, Panebianco NL, Brown NJ, Alpern ER. Emergency ultrasound-assisted examination of skin and soft tissue infections in the pediatric emergency department. Acad Emerg Med 2013;20(6):545-553.

Academic and Research Interests

  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Computed tomography
  • Low-value care
  • Point-of-care ultrasound

Research Grants

Texas Children's Hospital Education Grant (Co-Investigator), 2016-2017, $40,000.

AHRQ R13HS023498, Diagnostic imaging in the emergency department: A research agenda to optimize utilization (PI), 2014-2015, $35,000.

NIH 1R13EB019813, Emergency diagnostic imaging: A research agenda to optimize utilization (PI), 2014-2015, $7,300.

National Institutes of Health Loan Repayment Program, 2008-2014.

NIH K12HL109068, Variation in computed tomography for pediatric head trauma (Trainee), 2012-2013, $149,000.

NIH F32AI080063, Bedside emergency ultrasound for the evaluation of skin and soft tissue infections in the pediatric emergency department (PI), 2008-2009, $1,200.