Jay Pershad, MD, FAAP, FACEP

Professor

Office: Le Bonheur Research Center
Tel: (901) 287-5986
pershadj@lebonheur.org

Brief Biography & Interests

I have been a part of this terrific group of eclectic PEM faculty since 1998. Over the years, I have had the privilege of being involved with the fellowship in various roles. I have served as the director of our PEM fellowship training program since 2005. My passion is patient care, mentoring fellows, program development, education and clinical research. Areas of special interest include procedural sedation and analgesia, bedside ultrasonography, use of regional blocks for procedures, cost effectiveness analysis, and developing quality metrics in PEM. Since 2008, I have been a member of the AAP''s PREP-EMed editorial board. I am also a reviewer for the journals Ann Emerg Med, Pediatrics, Pediatr Emerg Care and Arch Pediatr Adolesc MedicineSince 2011, I am serving as the medical director of Le Bonheur''s air and ground transport program (Pedi Flite) and the transfer center.