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Elisabeth Guenther, MD, MPH

Director of Career Development, Professor and Chair of Pediatrics

College of Osteopathic Medicine of the Pacific - Northwest

E-Mail: eguenther@westernu.edu

Phone: (541) 259-0275


  • Graduate certificate in Conflict Resolution, University of Utah: 2011-2012
  • Masters of Public Health, University of Utah School of Medicine: 1997-1999
  • Fellowship Training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, University of Utah: 1998-2001
  • Fellowship Research in Injury Prevention, Intermountain Control and Research Center, University of Utah: 1999-2001
  • Pediatrics Residency, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC: 1992-1995
  • Pediatric Chief Residency: 1995-1996
  • MD, Oregon Health Sciences University: 1988-1992
  • BA, University of Notre Dame: 1983-1987

Research Interest

McDonnell WM, Gee CA, Mechm N, Dahl-Olsen J, Guenther E. Does The Emergency Medical Treatment and Labor Act Affect Emergency Department Use? J Emerg Med. 2012 Ap 9

Lu DW, Guenther E, Wesley AK, Gallagher TH. Disclosure of Harmful Medical Errors in Out-of-Hospital Care. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Aug 7. [Epub ahead of print}

Guenther E, Eisinger A, Srivastava R, Bonkowsky J. Abusive head trauma in children presenting with an apparent life-threatening event. J Pediatr 2010 Nov;157(5):821-5. Epub 2010 Jun 17.

McDonnell WM, Guenther E, Larsen L, Schunk JE. The Reimbursement Gap: Procedural Sedation for Pediatric Patients in the Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care 2009 Nov;25(11):797-802

McDonnell WM, Guenther E. Challenging assumptions about uninsured children in the pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 May;28(5):436-9


Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics

AAP Section on Emergency Medicine

AAP Section on Child Abuse

American College of Emergency Physicians

Helfer Society Scholar