Noel Spears Zuckerbraun, MD, MPH

  • Vice Chair of Education and Associate Professor of Pediatrics

Administrative Assistant: Danielle Harvey

Zuckerbraun has served in the leadership in the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh since 2004, and as the Program Director since 2012. She conducts clinical and medical education research with a focus in pediatric injury, child abuse, and pediatric emergency medicine training and medical simulation.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics, 1996-Present            
  • Ambulatory Pediatric Association, 2001-Present                     
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Fellow, 2005-Present
    • Section on Emergency Medicine, 2008-Present
  • Society for Pediatric Research, 2008-Present

Education & Training

  • BS, Exercise Physiology, Honors with Distinction, University of Iowa, 1992
  • MD, Northwestern University, 1996
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Children's Memorial Medical Center-Northwestern University, 1996-1999
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh-University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 2001-2004
  • MPH, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health, 2005
  • Advanced Faculty Leadership Academy, University of Pittsburgh Office of Career Advancement, 2017

Selected Publications

Kim IK, Zuckerbraun N, Kou M, Vu T, Levasseur K, Yen K, Chapman J, Doughty C, McAneney C, Zaveri P, Hsu D; PEM Fellowship Directorsʼ Writing Group. Essentials of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship: Part 6: Program Administration. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Oct; 32(10): 726-730.

Antonucci MC, Zuckerbraun NS, Tyler-Kabara EC, Furtado AD, Murphy ME, Marin JR. Burden of Ionizing Radiation Studies in Children with Ventricular Shunts. J Pediatr. 2017 Mar; 182:210-216. 

Tavarez MM, Kenkre TS, Zuckerbraun N. Evidence-Based Medicine Curriculum Improves Pediatric Emergency Fellows' Scores on In-Training Examinations. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017 May 30. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001185. [Epub ahead of print] (Top 10 Medical Education Paper at Pediatric Academic Society Medical Education Session, Baltimore, 2018)

Ramgopal S, Rosenkranz M, Nowalk A, Zuckerbraun N. Sternoclavicular arthritis as a clinical presentation for Lyme disease: a case series. Pediatrics. 2018 Apr;141 (Suppl 5):S466-S469. doi: 10.1542/peds.2017-0725.

Melvin JE, Zuckerbraun NS, Nworgu CR, Mollen KP, Furtado AD, Manole MD. Management and Outcome of Pediatric Patients With Transient Small Bowel-Small Bowel Intussusception. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 May 5. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001503. [Epub ahead of print]

Lorenz DJ, Pierce MC, Kaczor K, Berger RP, Bertocci G, Herman BE, Herr S, Hymel KP, Jenny C, Leventhal JM, Sheehan K, Zuckerbraun N. Classifying Injuries in Young Children as Abusive or Accidental: Reliability and Accuracy of an Expert Panel Approach. J Pediatr. 2018 Mar 15. pii: S0022-3476(18)30057-X. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.01.033. [Epub ahead of print]

Ramgopal S, Janofsky S, Zuckerbraun NS, Ramilo O, Mahajan P, Kuppermann N, Vitale MA. Risk of Serious Bacterial Infection in Infants Aged ≤60 Days Presenting to Emergency Departments with a History of Fever Only. J Pediatr. 2019 Jan; 204:191-195. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2018.08.043. Epub 2018 Oct 2

Close A, Sequeira G, Montano G, Alessi L, McCormick M, Cooper J, Epperly R, Zuckerbraun N. Improving the Evaluation and Management of Abnormal Uterine Bleeding in Adolescents Presenting for Emergency Care. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol. 2019 Apr;32(2):128-134. doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2018.11.002. Epub 2018 Nov 17.

Fingarson AK, Pierce MC, Lorenz DJ, Kaczor K, Bennett B, Berger R, Currie M, Herr S, Hickey S, Magana J, Makoroff K, Williams M, Young A, Zuckerbraun N. Who's Watching the Children? Caregiver Features Associated with Physical Child Abuse versus Accidental Injury.J Pediatr. 2019 Jun 22. pii: S0022-3476(19)30657-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2019.05.040. [Epub ahead of print] 

Ramgopal S, Dunnick J, Siripong N, Conti KA, Gaines BA, Zuckerbraun NS. Seasonal, Weather, and Temporal Factors in the Prediction of Admission to a Pediatric Trauma Center. World J Surg. 2019 May 16. doi: 10.1007/s00268-019-05029-4. [Epub ahead of print] 

Noorbakhsh KA, Williams AE, Langham JJW, Wu L, Krafty RT, Furtado AD,  Zuckerbraun NS, Manole MD. Management and Outcomes of Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum in Children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Aug 23. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001895. [Epub ahead of print]

Full Publication List via NIH PubMed »

Academic and Research Interests

  • Injury control
  • Child abuse
  • Mild traumatic brain injury acute assessment and management
  • Medical education and simulation based education