Leah Tzimenatos treats pediatric patients presenting with emergent medical illnesses and traumatic injuries. She is committed to the education of medical students, residents and nurses, as well as the individual patients and their families.
Her research interests include patient safety, medical error prevention and pediatric analgesia and sedation.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
M.D., Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, 2001
B.A., University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1997
Internship: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2002
Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, 2004
Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
American Board of Pediatrics, 2004
American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2009
American Academy of Pediatrics, 2001-present
American college of Emergency Physicians, 2006-present
American Medical Association, 1997-present
Honors and Awards
Awarded Best Research Presentation by a Trainee, Section of Injury and Poisoning Prevention, American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference and Exhibition, 2006
Alpha Omega Alpha, elected September 2000, 2000
Awarded "Honors" for Basic Sciences, Baylor College of Medicine, 1999
Second prize, Richard D. Katz Research Symposium, University of Virginia, 1997
Phi Beta Kappa, 1997
Select Recent Publications
Tzimenatos, L., Geis, G. Emergency Department Management of the Immunosuppressed Host. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Elsevier, September 2005.
Feigin, R., Stephenson, L.: Interaction of Infection and Nutrition. Textbook of Pediatric Infectious Disease, 5th ed. Saunders, 2004.
Stephenson, L., Haney, L. et al. Expression of Smooth Muscle a-Actin in Cellular Hypertrophy: Regulation by Serum, Thrombin, PDGF, and TGFB in Cultured Mesangial Cells. Kidney International 54, 1175-1187 (1998).
McDowell, G., Gahl, W., Stephenson, L. et al. Linkage of the Gene for Cynstinosis to the Short Arm of Chromosome 17. Nature Genetics 10, 246-248 (1995).