Larry J. Baraff, MD
Dr. Baraff is a Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the Chief of
Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Mattel
Children's Hospital , the and the Associate Director of the UCLA Emergency
Medicine Center. Dr. Baraff received his AB from the University of Pennsylvania
and his MD from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed a
Pediatric Residency at Georgetown University Hospital and an Infectious
Diseases Fellowship at the University of Southern California. He is a Diplomate
of the American Board of Emergency Medicine
in Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatrics and
Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is
a past member of the Editorial Board of the Annals of Emergency Medicine, and his
achievements have been recognized and honored by the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the
American Roentgen Ray Society, and the Los Angeles County Department of Health
Services. He has served on the National Council and the Board of Directors of
the American College of Emergency Physicians and as President of the California
Chapter. He has also been a member of the Emergency Medical Services Commission
of the County of Los Angeles, the National Faculty of the American Heart
Association and the Executive Committee of the Southern California Injury
Prevention Research Center. He played a key role in the creation of the Trauma
Systems for the State of California and Los Angeles County.
Dr. Baraff's fields of research interest include Health Services Research,
Medical Informatics, Medical Decision Making, Pediatric Infectious Diseases,
and Geriatrics. He has received over $21,000,000 in research grants and is the
author of over 100 scientific publications. He has done sentinel work in
defining reactions associated with DTP vaccine for the Food and Drug
Association. He developed Emergency Department Diagnosis Related Groups for the
Health Care Finance Agency. He was the co-developer of the Emergency Department
Expert Charting System, a rule based expert system, funded by the Agency for
Health Care Policy and Research, which has been shown to both improve the
quality of health care while reducing costs. Dr. Baraff has developed practice
guidelines for the management of children with Fever Without Source and for
Falls in the Elderly. He is one of a team which has developed a World Wide Web
based expert system for the Management
of Occupation Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids funded by the Centers for
Disease Control. He is currently conducting research funded by the Centers for
Disease Control regarding Family Intervention for Suicidal Youth in the
Larry J. Baraff, MD, FACEP
Professor of Pediatrics and
Associate Director, UCLA Emergency
924 Westwood Boulevard, Suite 300
Los Angeles, California 90024
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Selected Peer Review Journal Original Publications:
- Overturf GD, Powars D, Baraff
LJ. Bacterial meningitis and septicemia in sickle cell disease. Am J
Dis Child. 1977;131:784-787.
- Baraff LJ, Wilkins J, Wehrle
PF. The role of antibiotics, immunizations and adenoviruses in pertussis. Pediatrics.
- Ward JI, Fraser DW, Baraff
LJ, Plikaytis BD. Haemophilus influenzae meningitis. A national
study of secondary spread in household contacts. N Engl J Med.
- Cody CL, Baraff LJ, Cherry
JD, Marcy SM, Manclark CR. Nature and rates of adverse reactions associated
with DTP and DT immunizations in infants and children, Pediatrics.
- Podolsky S, Baraff LJ, Simon
RR, Hoffman JR, Larmon B, Ablon W. Efficacy of cervical spine
immobilization methods. J Trauma. 1983;23:461-465.
- Burstyn DG, Baraff LJ, Peppler
MS, Leake R, St. Geme JW Jr, Manclark CR. Serologic response to the
filamentous hemagglutinin and lymphocytosis promoting toxin of Bordetella
pertussis. Infect Immun. 1983;41:1150-1156.
- Baraff LJ, Leake RD, Burstyn
DG, Payne T, Cody CL, Manclark CR, St. Geme JW Jr. Immunologic response to
early and routine DTP immunization in infants. Pediatrics.
- Warner LL, Hoffman JR, Baraff
LJ. Prognostic significance of field response in out-of-hospital
ventricular fibrillation. Chest. 1985;87:22-28.
- Schriger DL, Baraff LJ.
Defining normal capillary refill: variation with age, sex and temperature.
Ann Emerg Med. 1988;17:932-935.
- Baraff LJ, Talan DA.
Compliance with universal precautions in a university hospital emergency
department. Ann Emerg Med. 1989;18:654-657.
- Gold I, Baraff LJ.
Psychiatric screening in the emergency department: Its effect on physician
behavior. Ann Emerg Med. 1989;18:875-880.
- Milos MJ, Aberle DR, Baraff
LJ, Bassett LW. Initial clinical experience utilizing digital radiography
imagining within an emergency department. Appl Radiol.
- Cameron JM, Baraff LJ, Sekhon
R. Case-mix classification for emergency departments. Med Care.
- Baraff LJ, Schriger DL,
Starkman S. Compliance with a standard for the emergency department
management of epileptics who present following an uncomplicated
convulsion. Ann Emerg Med. 1990;19:367-372.
- Baraff LJ, Talan, DA.
Prevalence of human immunodeficiency virus in a non-inner city university
hospital emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 1991;20:782-786.
- Go GW, Baraff LJ, Schriger
DL. Management guidelines for health care workers exposed to blood and
body fluids. Ann Emerg Med. 1991;20:1341-1350.
- Baraff LJ, Lee SI, Schriger
DL. Outcomes of bacterial meningitis in children: a meta-analysis. Pediatr
Infect Dis J. 1993;12:389-394.
- Baraff LJ, Bass JW, Fleisher
GR, Klein JO, McCracken GH Jr, Powell KR, Schriger DL. Practice guideline
for the management of infants and children with fever without source 0-36
months of age. Pediatrics. 1993;92:1-12.
- Baraff LJ, Oslund S, Prather
M. Effect of antibiotic therapy and etiologic microorganism on the risk of
bacterial meningitis in children with occult bacteremia. Pediatrics.
- Rodriguez RM, Baraff LJ.
Emergency department immunization of the elderly with pneumococcal and
influenza vaccines. Ann Emerg Med. 1993;22:1729-1732.
- Mower WR, Baraff LJ, Sneyd J.
Stress distributions in vascular aneurysms: factors affecting risk of
aneurysm rupture. J Surg Res. 1993;55:155-161.
- Oppenheim PI, Sotiropoulos G,
Baraff LJ. Incorporating patient preferences into practice guidelines:
management of children with fever without source. Ann Emerg Med.
- Schriger DL, Baraff LJ,
Hassanvand M, Cretin S. Presentation of clinical guidelines via a
rule-based expert charting system. Medinfo. 1995;8 Pt 2:1018-1021.
- Mower WR, Sachs C, Nicklin E,
Safa P, Baraff LJ. Effect of routine emergency department pulse oximetry
screening on medical management. Chest. 1995;108:1297-1302.
- Mower WR, Sachs C, Nicklin
EL, Baraff LJ. Pulse oximetry as a fifth pediatric vital sign. Pediatrics.
- Baraff LJ, Della Penna R,
Williams W, Sanders A. Practice guideline for the emergency department
management of falls in community dwelling elderly patients >65
years of age. Ann Emerg Med. 1997;30:480-489.
- Schriger DL, Baraff LJ,
Rogers WH, Cretin S. Implementation of clinical guidelines using a
computer charting system: Effect on the initial care of health care
workers exposed to body fluids. JAMA. 1997;278:1585-1590.
- Sachs CJ, Peek C, Baraff LJ,
Hasselblad V. Failure of the mandatory domestic violence reporting law to
increase medical facility referral to police. Ann Emerg Med.
- Baraff LJ, Lee TJ, Kader S,
Della Penna R. Effect of a Practice Guideline for Emergency Department
Care of Falls in Elder Patients on Subsequent Falls and Hospitalizations
for Injuries. Acad Emerg Med. 1999;12:1224-31.
- Baraff LJ. Management of
Fever Without Source in Infants and Children. Ann Emerg Med.
- Lee TJ, Guzy J, Johnson D,
Woo H, Baraff LJ. Caller Satisfaction with After Hours Telephone Advice:
Nurse Advice Service versus On-Call Pediatricians, Pediatrics.
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