Caleb E Ward, M.B.B.Chir., M.P.H.
- Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
- Emergency Medicine Physician
Caleb E. Ward, M.B.B.Chir., M.P.H., is a pediatric emergency medicine specialist at Children’s National Hospital. He is an assistant professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the George Washington University School of Medicine. He serves as the principal investigator for the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) State Partnership Grant for Washington DC.
Dr. Ward’s research focus is the pre-hospital care of sick and injured children by Emergency Medical Services (EMS). He aims to develop evidence-based alternative dispositions for children accessing the EMS system who have non-emergent complaints. His preliminary work using qualitative and quantitative methods has focused on describing the current national and regional epidemiology of pediatric EMS use, and exploring stakeholder perspectives on alternative disposition models. He is working towards developing an evidence-based EMS triage tool that can identify children who can be safely managed without ambulance transport to the hospital. Dr. Ward is actively involved as a site principal investigator in multi-site EMS studies through the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN).