Kenneth A. Michelson, MD, MPH

Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine), Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine



Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago

225 E. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, Illinois 60611

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Dr. Kenneth Michelson is most interested in emergency system performance: how well do emergency departments care for children? How much capacity does our system have, and how do we maximize it? How can all emergency departments provide outstanding care for children? He wants to design interventions to bring pediatric expertise to all emergency departments in the nation. Using innovative methods, Dr. Michelson uses large healthcare databases to understand emergency department performance and design targeted interventions.

Dr. Michelson is also active in the clinical care of patients and training of residents and fellows. He earned both the Senior Resident Teaching Award and Fellow Teaching Award for his active role in training pediatricians. He was selected as the first trainee member of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee’s Steering Committee, which selects projects and administers a multicenter research group across the nation. He is a technical expert in Leapfrog's diagnostic safety initiative.

Clinical Interests

Anaphylaxis, Diagnostic Errors, National Pediatric Capacity


Education & Training

Education: Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons, 2009

Postgraduate Training: Harvard-Wide Pediatric Health Services Research Fellowship, 2015-2017; Fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine, Boston Children's Hospital, 2013-2017; Chief resident in pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital, 2012-2013; Residency in pediatrics, Boston Children's Hospital/Boston Medical Center, 2009-2012

Board Certifications: Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Professional Organizations: American Academy of Pediatrics, Society for Pediatric Research

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