Sean Edwin Button, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Administrative Assistant: Deborah Irwin

Button is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.  He is the medical Director of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support program at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 

Button earned his Bachelor of Commerce, and Bachelor of Exercise Science Degree at Concordia University in Montreal and completed medical school at Ross University.  He completed his residency and was chief resident in pediatrics at Upstate University in Syracuse, New York.  He completed his fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.  He has received several teaching awards, and distinguished humanitarian awards throughout his career.  He spent a decade in the teen travel industry prior to starting medicine. 

Button is interested in medical education and is currently the course director for the 4th year medical student elective in the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh emergency department.  He is on multiple clinical competency committees.   Button also has interest in administrative medicine and is the current assistant director for clinical affairs - extended emergency services. 

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Academy of Pediatrics                        
  • Alpha Omega Alpha 
  • American College of Emergency Medicine 
  • American Academy of Pediatrics - Section on Emergency Medicine 

Education & Training

  • DEC, Social Sciences, John Abbott College, 1988
  • B.Com, Management, Concordia University, 1993
  • BS, Exercise Science, Concordia University, 1997
  • MD, Ross University School of Medicine, 2005
  • Internship in Pediatrics, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, Syracuse, NY, 2005-2006
  • Resident in Pediatrics, Upstate Golisano Children's Hosptial, Syracuse, NY, 2006-2008
  • Chief Resident in Pediatrics, Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, Syracuse, NY, 2008-2009
  • Fellow in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Lawrenceville, PA, 2009-2012

Selected Publications

Sriram Ramgopal, Sean E. Button, Sylvia Owusu-Ansah, Mioara D. Manole, Richard A. Saladino, Francis X. Guyette & Christian Martin-Gill (2020) Success of Pediatric Intubations Performed by a Critical Care Transport Service, Prehospital Emergency Care, DOI: 10.1080/10903127.2019.1699212 


Academic and Research Interests

  • Medial Education