Undergraduate: UC Davis (Animal Science)
Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo CA
Internship/Residency: Pediatrics, Los Angeles County + USC
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA
Fellowship (Current): Disaster and Emergency Medical Services
Dr. J. Joelle Donofrio is the UCSD EMS Fellowship associate program director. She is also the EMS medical director of Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego, the associate medical director of San Diego Fire-Rescue, and an assistant professor at the UC San Diego School of Medicine.
After graduating cum laude from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Donofrio completed her pediatric residency at the University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Medical Center. She went on to complete a three-year pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Harbor-UCLA under the mentorship of Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill and an emergency medical services fellowship at UC San Diego under the mentorship of Drs Chris Kahn and Jim Dunford.
Dr. Donofrio is actively involved with the California Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) and the National Association of EMS Physicians pediatric and social media committees. She is the West Coast and pediatrics representative for the Prehospital Emergency Care Podcast, a service of the NAEMSP, and is an advocate of Free Open Access Medical Education. Her research interests involve pediatric disaster triage and prehospital care of both adults and children. Her other interests include paramedic pediatric education and optimization of prehospital system-based care.
In her spare time, Dr. Donofrio enjoys learning to surf, painting, gardening, and spending time with her family.
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