James Chamberlain, MD Division Chief, Emergency Medicine and Trauma Services



James Chamberlain, MD, is a national leader in the development of risk adjustment methods for use in the emergency department setting. He is the Division Chief of Emergency Medicine and the principal investigator for the Chesapeake-Atlantic node of the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN). He is responsible for the oversight of 23 faculty and fellows, whose research interests include the genomics of acute lung injury and bone health, clinical efficacy trials and translational research, epidemiology, and health services research. Dr. Chamberlain is professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at George Washington University. After completing medical school at the University of Connecticut and pediatric residency at the University of Maryland, Dr. Chamberlain has been at Children’s National Health System since he began fellowship training in 1988. His research has been focused on quality of care for pediatric emergency patients.

Education & Training

Education & Training

  • MD, 1984
    University of Connecticut School of Medicine
  • BS, 1980
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Research & Publications

Research & Publications

Emergency Department Evaluation of Infants after an Apparent LifeThreatening Event

(2004) The American Journal of Emergency Medicine

Bilious Emesis in the Pediatric ED Etiology and Outcome

(2002) The Journal of Clinical Pediatrics

A CrossSectional Emergency Department Survey of Infantile Subclinical Methemoglobinemia

(2005) American Journal of Emergency Medicine

Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Pediatric Appendicitis Rupture Rate

(2003) Academy of Emergency Medicine

Reducing Errors and Promoting Safety in Pediatric Emergency Care

(2004) Academic Pediatrics

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