(From the February 2015 Issue of Research Now)
Rachel Stanley, MD, MHSA begins her position as the Division Chair for Emergency Medicine at Nationwide Children's Hospital on February 1st, 2015. Dr. Stanley comes to Nationwide Children's from the University of Michigan, where she was a faculty member in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics.
Dr. Stanley has extensive accomplishments in clinical research and education. She developed the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program at the University of Michigan in 2004, and has been continuously funded as the principal investigator of the Great Lakes EMSC Research Node of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) since 2005. Nationwide Children's Hospital is currently a member of the PECARN node that Dr. Stanley leads. She also currently serves as the Chair of the overall PECARN Steering Committee.
Dr. Stanley’s general research interests include traumatic brain injury and multi-center clinical trials in pediatric emergency medicine. She also has a strong interest in mentoring and developing the next generation of academic pediatric emergency physicians.
Dr. Stanley was educated in her home country of Ireland, receiving her MD equivalent degree at the Royal College of Surgeons in Dublin. After training in Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics in Ireland, she came to the US and did an additional Pediatrics residency at the University of Connecticut, and completed a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Children’s Hospital in Boston. In 2000, she moved to the University of Michigan, where she served as a faculty member and earned a Masters in Health Services Administration.
Leslie Mihalov, MD, who has served as both Division and Section Chief for Emergency Medicine since 1998, and Medical Director for Operations at Nationwide Children's since 2005, has agreed to retain the roles of Section Chief and Medical Director, focusing on the extensive clinical operations of the Division. Dr. Stanley will focus on expanding the academic activities of the Division as Division Chair for Emergency Medicine, a paradigm that has worked well in other large divisions at Nationwide Children's.