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Shireen Atabaki, MD, MPH, Chair-Elect, Eastern Section Chair-Elect
Shireen Atabaki, MD, MPH
Eastern Section Chair-Elect
Shireen Atabaki, MD, MPH

Current Position: Shireen Atabaki, MD, MPH, is a physician in Children's emergency department. She is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at George Washington University and Childrenís National Health System in Washington, DC.

  • MPH, Public Health, 1998
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Fellowship Program, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1998
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Residency Program, Pediatrics, 1995
    Children's National Medical Center
  • Internship Program, Pediatrics, 1993
    Children's National Medical Center
  • MD, 1992
    Howard University College of Medicine
Biography: Dr. Atabaki's area of expertise is in concussion and knowledge translation and has brought national and international recognition to pediatric concussion. She received the National Heroes Award for Research, awarded by the Maternal Child Health Bureau, for her leadership in research to reduce unnecessary CT scans and radiation in children with traumatic brain injury. Dr. Atabaki leads the HITS for Kids Program (Health IT Solutions for Kids), a national initiative to improve concussion care for children by knowledge translation of evidence based medicine harnessing health IT. The program brings the best medicine to the doctor and health team at the patientís bedside, to provide the best medical care to children and engage healthcare providers in mindful medicine.

Dr. Atabaki has a love for teaching and has mentored over forty trainees who have gone on to productive careers in healthcare. Her emphasis in mentorship is helping her mentees retain the altruism and compassion that brought them to health care in the first place.

Dr. Atabaki is a member of the federally funded Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network Steering Committee and founded and chaired the Concussion Working Group for that network. She serves on the board of the Big Data Analytics in Health Conference, (Singapore, 2014), guiding the future in big data research. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Society for Pediatric Research, and National Council member of the American Federation for Medical Research.

Current AFMR position: Eastern Section Chair-Elect
Term: 4/1/2018 - 3/31/2019
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