Clinical Focus

  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, American Board of Pediatrics (2013)
  • Residency:UCSF-Dept of Pediatrics (2011) CA
  • Fellowship:Children's Hospital Los Angeles (2011) CA
  • Board Certification: Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics (2008)
  • Internship:UCSF-Dept of Pediatrics (2006) CA
  • Medical Education:University of Toronto (2005) Canada
  • JD, University of Toronto, Faculty of Law, Law


All Publications

  • The Greater Good: How Supervising Physicians Make Entrustment Decisions in the Pediatric Emergency Department ACADEMIC PEDIATRICS Tiyyagura, G., Balmer, D., Chaudoin, L., Kessler, D., Khanna, K., Srivastava, G., Chang, T. P., Auerbach, M. 2014; 14 (6): 597-602
  • Global Health and Emergency Care: A Postgraduate Medical Education Consensus-based Research Agenda ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE Martin, I. B., Jacquet, G. A., Levine, A. C., Douglass, K., Pousson, A., Dunlop, S., Khanna, K., Bentley, S., Tupesis, J. P. 2013; 20 (12): 1233-1240


    Global emergency medicine (EM) is a rapidly growing field within EM, as evidenced by the increasing number of trainees and clinicians pursuing additional experiences in global health and emergency care. In particular, many trainees now desire opportunities at the postgraduate level by way of global EM fellowship programs. Despite this growing popularity, little is known of the effects of postgraduate training in global health and emergency care on learners and patients in the United States and abroad. During the 2013 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference on global health and emergency care, a group of leading educators at the postgraduate medical education level convened to generate a research agenda of pressing questions to be answered in this area. The consensus-based research agenda is presented in this article.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/acem.12258

    View details for Web of Science ID 000328566800004

    View details for PubMedID 24341578

  • The Role of Graduate Medical Education in Global Health: Proceedings From the 2013 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE Tupesis, J. P., Jacquet, G. A., Hilbert, S., Pousson, A., Khanna, K., Ross, J., Butteris, S., Martin, I. B. 2013; 20 (12): 1216-1223


    The past 40 years have seen expanded development of emergency medicine (EM) postgraduate residency training programs worldwide. An important part of this educational experience is the ability of resident trainees to participate in experiences abroad. However, little is known about how these experiences shape trainees and the populations they serve. During the 2013 Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conference, a group of educators met to define and outline current trends in graduate medical education (GME) emergency care research. The authors discuss future research questions bridging the gap of GME and global health.

    View details for DOI 10.1111/acem.12260

    View details for Web of Science ID 000328566800002

    View details for PubMedID 24341576

  • Qualitative Evaluation of Just-in-Time Simulation-Based Learning The Learners' Perspective SIMULATION IN HEALTHCARE-JOURNAL OF THE SOCIETY FOR SIMULATION IN HEALTHCARE Kamdar, G., Kessler, D. O., Tilt, L., Srivastava, G., Khanna, K., Chang, T. P., Balmer, D., Auerbach, M. 2013; 8 (1): 43-48


    Just-in-time training (JITT) is an educational strategy where training occurs in close temporal proximity to a clinical encounter. A multicenter study evaluated the impact of simulation-based JITT on interns' infant lumbar puncture (LP) success rates. Concurrent with this multicenter study, we conducted a qualitative evaluation to describe learner perceptions of this modality of skills training.Eleven interns from a single institution participated in a face-to-face semistructured interview exploring their JITT experience. Interviews were audio-recorded and transcribed. Two investigators reviewed the transcripts, assigned codes to the data, and categorized the codes. Categories were modified by 4 emergency physicians. As a means of data triangulation, we performed focus groups at a second institution.Benefits of JITT included review of anatomic landmarks, procedural rehearsal, and an opportunity to ask questions. These perceived benefits improved confidence with infant LP. Deficits of the training included lack of mannequin fidelity and unrealistic context when compared with an actual LP. An unexpected category, which emerged from our analysis, was that of barriers to JITT performance. Barriers included lack of time in a busy clinical setting and various instructor factors. The focus group findings confirmed and elaborated the benefits and deficits of JITT and the barriers to JITT performance.Just-in-time training improved procedural confidence with infant LP, but work place busyness and instructor lack of support or unawareness were barriers to JITT performance. Optimal LP JITT would occur with improved contextual fidelity. More research is needed to determine optimal training strategies that are effective for the learner and maximize clinical outcomes for the patient.

    View details for DOI 10.1097/SIH.0b013e31827861e8

    View details for Web of Science ID 000314807500008

    View details for PubMedID 23299050

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