Maren Lunoe, MD, MS

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • Associate Vice Chair of Faculty Development

Maren Lunoe, MD, MS is an assistant professor in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Lunoe completed medical school at the University of Cincinnati and then completed Pediatrics Residency and Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Medical College of Wisconsin. She came to UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh in 2015. Dr. Lunoe academic interests include well-being of health care professionals and treatment of patient pain and anxiety in the hospital setting. She is Associate Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs. She also serves as co-chair of the Department of Pediatrics Well Being Task Force and chair of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Wellness Committee, acknowledging that physician wellness is essential to providing the best care for our patients. She is chair of the Department of Pediatrics Maintenance of Certification Portfolio Committee.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Medical Association, 2005-Present
  • Academic Pediatric Association, 2008-Present
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009-Present

Education & Training

  • BS, Biology & Society, Cornell University, 2005
  • MD, University of Cincinnati, 2009
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2012
  • MS, Clinical and Translational Science, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2015
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, 2015

Selected Publications

Lunoe MM, Drendel AL, Brousseau DC. The use of the Needle Free Jet-Injection system with buffered lidocaine device does not change IV placement success in children. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2015;22:447-51. PMID: 25779227.

Lunoe MM, Drendel AL, Levas MN, Weisman SJ, Dasgupta M, Hoffmann RG, Brousseau DC. A Randomized Clinical Trial of Jet-Injected Lidocaine to Reduce Venipuncture Pain for Young Children. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2015;66:466-74. PMID: 25935844.

Lunoe MM, Bolin AE, Drendel AL. An evaluation of high pre-procedural anxiety and venipuncture pain experienced by young children. Pediatric Emergency Care. In Press.

Florin TA, Tancredi DJ, Ambroggio L, Babl FE, Dalziel SR, Eckerle M, Mintegi S, Neuman MI, Plint AC, Kuppermann N on behalf of the Pediatric Emergency Research Networks (PERN) Pneumonia Investigators. Predicting Severe Pneumonia in the Emergency Department: A Global Study of the Pediatric Emergency Research Networks (PERN): A Study Protocol. BMJ Open 2020. In Press.

Funk A, Florin TA, Dalziel SR, Mintegui S, Salvadori MI, Tancredi D, Neuman MI, Payne DC, Plint AC, Klassen TP, Malley R, Ambroggio L, Kim K, Kuppermann N, Freedman SB, on behalf of the PERN-COVID-19 study team (including collaborators: Ahmad F, Aragon AP, Arrighini A, Avva U, Badaki O, Becker S, Bergmann K, Bhatt M, Borland ML, Breslin K, Campos C, Caperell K, Chaudhari P, Cheron G, Cherry J, Craig S, Eckerle M, Finkelstein Y, Gafencu M, Gangoiti I, Gardiner MA, George S, Isacoff A, Jani S, Kam A, Kamadjeu R, Kannikeswaran N, Khanna K, Kochar A, Kwok M, Lawton B, Lunoe M, Morris CR, Morrison A, Murray IC, Navanandan N, Pavlicich V, Poonai N, Rao A, Rino P, Rogers A, Romero CMA, Sabhaney V, Samson F, Shah N, Turner T, Van Kerkhove M, Waseem M, Watkins N, Wright B, Yock-Corrales A, Zorc J). Prospective Cohort Study of Children with Suspected SARS-CoV-2 Infection Presenting to Pediatric Emergency Departments: A Pediatric Emergency Research Networks (PERN) Study Protocol. BMJ Open 2020. In Press.


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Academic and Research Interests

  • Pain
  • Anxiety
  • Pediatrics
  • Well-Being

Research Grants

Predicting Severe Pneumonia in the Emergency Department: A Global Study of the Pediatric Emergency Research Networks (PERN), PI: Todd Florin, MD, MSCE, Site PI: Maren Lunoe, MD, MS, Source: Canadian Institute of Health Research, Effort: 5%