Elise W. van der Jagt, M.D., M.P.H.

Elise W. van der Jagt, M.D., M.P.H.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 667
Rochester, NY 14642

Office: (585) 275-8138
Fax: (585) 276-1128
Administrative: (585) 276-4113

Professional Bio

For the past 35 years, Dr. van der Jagt has provided a broad and diverse spectrum of pediatric care including primary care, pediatric critical care, pediatric hospital medicine, pediatric transport medicine and pediatric procedural sedation. He was the first full time pediatric intensivist at the institution formally initiating the discipline of pediatric critical care medicine. Similarly, he initiated pediatric hospital medicine as both a discipline and a division of the department of pediatrics.He is Chief of pediatric hospital medicine, manages its practice and and continues to be active in quality improvement/assurance projects and committees throughout the Children's Hospital (e.g. GCH Quality and Safety Committee, GCH Resuscitation and Rapid Response Team Committees).

Another large component of his clinical practice is pediatric procedural sedation including being formally designated as the Pediatric Sedation Officer for the Children's Hospital. In this capacity he is responsible for overseeing all pediatric procedural sedation at the institution.

Research Bio

Dr. van der Jagt's current primary research interests are in Pediatric Resuscitation,, Pediatric Pain/Sedation Management, Pediatric Hospital Medicine, Quality Improvement and Pediatric Simulation in Healthcare. As a member of the national American Heart Association Pediatric Sub-Committee for about 10 years, he helped evaluate the scientific evidence underlying the international guidelines for pediatric resuscitation which are reviewed every five years. In addition, his scholarly work has included not only formal participation in resuscitation research (e.g. as site investigator of the THAPCA project), but also in the use of simulation methods for educating the healthcare community in the management of acute emergency events in children, including resuscitation..

He has been involved in numerous local quality improvement projects in the hospital setting and is currently developing active research in the indications for Pediatric Rapid Response Teams.

Awards & Honors (National)

Best Doctors in America 2007 - Present

Awards & Honors (Local)

Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine | Society of Hospital Medicine 2013
Strong "STAR" | Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, New York 2011 - 2014
Recognition award | NYS American Heart Assoc. Emergency Cardiovascular Committee | Chairman 2006
Recognition Award | American Heart Assoc. Emerg. Cardiovascular Committee, Chariman | New York State 2004 - 2006
Recognition Award- PALS National Faculty | American Heart Association | New York State 2003
PALS Representative | National Emergency Cardiac Care Program Administration (PROAD) | Liaison to the National Ped Resuscitation Scientific Sub-Com 2002 - 2005
Ruth Lawrence Faculty Service Award - For Developing Ped Clinical Pathology Conf Series | University of Rochester School of Medicine | Rochester, New York 2002
Miracle Maker Award-Outstanding Physician Achievement | Children's Hospital at Strong | Rochester, New York 2000
Faculty Service Award | Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital at Strong | Rochester, New York 1999
Quality Assurance Achievement Award | Strong Memorial Hospital | Physician Best Exemplifying the Spirit of Quality Improvement 1994
Faculty Service Award | Department of Pediatrics/Children's Hospital at Strong | Rochester, New York 1989
Volunteer of the Year | American Heart Association, Genesee Chapter 1986
Laurence J. McLaughlin Memorial Award-Presented at the 7th Regional EMS Conf 1985
Outstanding Faculty Teaching Award | Department of Pediatrics | Rochester, New York 1985
Certificate of Appreciation | American Heart Association 1984 - 1985
Medical Student Teaching Award | University of Rochester Medical Center 1980
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellowship 1980 - 1982
Letter of Appreciation | J. Wilkerson, Commander, Sevells Point Dispensary, NAB | Norfolk, Virginia 1978
Letter of Commendation - W. Weise, Colonel, 9th Regiment, 3rd Marine Division 1976
Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society 1974

Recent Journal Articles

Showing the 5 most recent journal articles. 24 available »

2013
van der Jagt, E. W. "Improving pediatric survival from resuscitation events: The role and organization of hospital-based rapid response systems and code teams". Current Pediatric Reviews. 2013; 9(2): 158-174.
2013
Biondi E, Macduff A, Capucilli P, Tsuboyama M, Wu S, Beck C, Lynn J, van der Jagt E, Wilson K. "Using Patient Characteristics to Predict Usefulness of Abdominal Computed Tomography in Children." Hospital Pediatrics. 2013; 3: 226-232.
2012
Cheng A, Rodgers DL, van der Jagt E, et al. "Evolution of the Pediatric Advanced Life Support course: Enhanced learning with a new debriefing tool and Web-based module for Pediatric Advanced Life Support instructors." Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. 2012; 13: 589-595.
2011 Jan
Moler FW, Donaldson AE, Meert K, Brilli RJ, Nadkarni V, Shaffner DH, Schleien CL, Clark RS, Dalton HJ, Statler K, Tieves KS, Hackbarth R, Pretzlaff R, van der Jagt EW, Pineda J, Hernan L, Dean JM, . "Multicenter cohort study of out-of-hospital pediatric cardiac arrest." Critical care medicine. 2011 Jan; 39(1):141-9.
2011
Moler FW, Donaldson AE, Meert K, Brilli RJ, Nadkarni V, Shaffner DH, Schleien CL, Clark RS, Dalton HJ, Statler K, Tieves KS, Hackbarth R, Pretzlaff R, van der Jagt EW, Pineda J Hernan L, Dean JM. "Pediatric emergency care applied research network. Multicenter cohort study of out-of-hospital pediatric cardiac arrest." Critical Care Medicine. 2011; 39(1): 141-9.

Current Appointments

Professor - Department of Pediatrics, Critical Care (SMD) - Primary

Specialties

Pediatrics - American Board of Pediatrics
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine - American Board of Pediatrics

Education

MPH | Public Health | University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry1987
MD | Medicine | University of Maryland School of Medicine1974
AB | Biology | University of Rochester1970

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Fellowship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1980 - 06/30/1982
Residency in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1978 - 06/30/1980
Internship in Pediatrics at University of Rochester Medical Center07/01/1974 - 06/30/1975