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.


Duke University School of Medicine


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine


Emory University Health Center

American Board of Pediatrics - Emergency Medicine
American Board of Pediatrics - Pediatrics

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Connecticut School of Medicine

  • 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.