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Jesse Sturm, MD, MPH

Pediatric Emergency Medicine Physician

Practice Name Connecticut Children's Specialty Group


BS, Duke University, 1998
MPH, Univeristy of North Carolina, 2002
MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 2003

Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University/Johns Hopkins Hospital, 2003-2006

Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, 2006-2009

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine
  • Faculty Appointment

    Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

    Clinical Expertise

    Jesse Sturm, MD, MPH, is a pediatric emergency medicine physician at Connecticut Children’s. Dr. Sturm has a broad clinical and research interest in pediatric procedural sedation/analgesia and pediatric emergency medicine. His specific research interests focus on health care utilization research, non-urgent utilization of the pediatric emergency department and pediatric sedation research.

    Selected Publications

    • Sturm JJ, Yeatts K. “Effects of tobacco smoke exposure on asthma prevalence and medical care use in North Carolina middle school children.” American Journal of Public Health. 2004 Feb; 94(2): 308-13.

    • Sturm JJ, Hirsh DA, Khan NS, Simon HK. “Access to Outpatient Follow-up Orthopedic Care Following Pediatric Emergency Department Visits: Impact of Implementation of a Managed Medicaid Program.” Pediatric Emergency Care. 2008 Oct; 24(10): 659-663.

    • Book Chapter. King W, Sturm JJ. “Septic Arthritis” Patient Encounters: The Inpatient Pediatrics Work-up. Samir Shah and Gary Frank (Eds.). Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. 2010

    • Sturm JJ, Hirsh DA, Khan NS, Massey R, Simon HK. “Primary Care Practice Characteristics that Influence Nonurgent Pediatric Emergency Department Utilization: An Evaluation of Practice Level Variation.” Academic Pediatrics. 2010 Jan; 10(1): 70-74.

    • Sturm JJ, Hirsh DA, Schweickert AS, Massey R, Simon HK. “Ondansetron Use in the Pediatric Emergency Department and Effects on Hospitalization and Return Rates: Are we Masking Alternative Diagnoses?” Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2009 May; 55(5): 415-422.

    • Drossner D, Hirsh DA, Sturm JJ et al. “Cardiac disease in pediatric patients presenting to a pediatric ED with chest pain.” American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2010 Jul.

    • Sauer MW, Hirsh DA, Simon HK, Kharazmi SA, Sturm JJ. “Pediatric abscess characteristics associated with hospital admission from the ED.” American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2010 Aug.

    • Sturm JJ, Pierzchala A, Simon HK, Hirsh DA. “Ondansetron use in the Pediatric Emergency Room for Diagnoses Other than Acute Gastroenteritis.” Pediatric Emergency Care. 2012 Mar.

    • Menoch M, Hirsh DA, Khan NS, Simon HK, Sturm JJ. “Computed Tomography Use in the Pediatric Emergency Department from 2003-2010: Changes in Utilization Patterns.” Pediatrics. 2012 Mar.

    • Sauer MW, Hirsh DA, Simon HK, Schmitz ML, Sturm JJ. “Effects of a System-wide Fracture Care Program to Enhance Access and Follow-up for Orthopedics.” Pediatric Emergency Care. 2012 Jul.

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