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Welcome to Emergency Medicine

The Department of Pediatrics Section of Emergency Medicine provides clinical services at Children's Hospital Colorado (CHCO) Emergency Department, in Aurora, CO, as well as at six other sites in our Network of Care, surrounding metro Denver and Colorado Springs. These include a 24/7 ED/Urgent Care at CHCO South campus in Highlands Ranch; a 24/7 Urgent Care at CHCO North campus in Broomfield; a 24/7 Emergency Department at CHCO at St. Joseph’s Hospital; a 24/7 Emergency Department at CHCO at Parker Adventist Hospital; an urgent care facility at CHCO Wheat Ridge; and an after-hours urgent care at Briargate, Colorado Springs.

Each year we care for over 160,000 pediatric patients at these seven facilities. Our large group of pediatric faculty includes pediatric emergency physicians, pediatricians, advanced practice providers (nurse practitioners and ph​​ysicians assistants), PhDs and fellows.

Please explore our website for more information.

We serve as the region's only Level I Regional Pediatric Trauma Center, delivering high-quality care 24/7 to an enormous geographic area.  »

We offer a variety of educational programs including a Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Children's Hospital Colorado »

Our research reflects a wide variety of clinical interests among our faculty, with many projects in injury prevention.  »


  • Dr. Kelley Roswell has been awarded a Golden Stethoscope Award for Best Role Model from the Foundations of Doctoring/Office of Community Based Medical Education, CU SOM.

  • Dr. Michael DiStefano was interviewed on September 30th, 2016, by CBC News | Toronto​ regarding emergency room visits to Children’s Hospital Colorado increasing for ingestion of marijuana edibles.

  • Dr. Kathleen Adelgais has been announced as the newest member of the Faculty Senate.  The Faculty Senate reviews and recommends changes to the rules of the SOM and takes the lead in decisions concerning faculty academic matters and consists of representatives from each SOM department.

  • Our section has the highest rated medical student clerkship for several years running.

  • We are involved in global health education and humanitarian efforts in Haiti, China, Ecuador, Mexico, Vietnam, the Philippines, Ghana, and Indonesia.