Payal Kadia Gala, MD

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Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
Attending Physician, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, University of Pennsylvania
Director of Education, Pediatric Emergency Medicine at CHOP @ Virtua, Virtua Voorhees Hospital
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
3501 Civic Center Boulevard
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Division of Emergency Medicine
9th Floor/Colket Translational Research Building
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-590-1944
Fax: 215-590-4454
University of Pennsylvania (Biological Basis of Behavior & Economics), 2003.
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-Robert Wood Johnson, 2007.
Cert (Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics - Certificate Program)
University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
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Selected Publications

Gala PK, Scarfone RJ, Murray A, Balamuth F.: Eliminating lumbar puncture for low-risk febrile infants: A quality improvement initiative. Pediatric Emergency Care Page: 397-402, August 2021.

Margaret Wolff, MD, MHPE, Aletha Y. Akers, MD, MPH, Payal K. Gala, MD: Gynecology Emergencies. Fleisher & Ludwig's Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Eighth Edition. Kathy N. Shaw, Richard G. Bachur (eds.). September 2020.

Hal Morgan. Contribution by: Payal Gala: The Risks to Young Children from Swallowed Objects. CHOP Health Tip of the Week November 2019.

Payal Gala MD, Ashlee Murray MD, MPH, Richard Scarfone MD, Fran Balamuth MD, PhD, MSCE.: Eliminating Lumbar Punture for Low-Risk Febrile Young Infants: A Quality Improvement Initiative. Poster presentation at the Annual Quality and Patient Safety Day, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA May 2019.

Marchese RF, Gala PK, Seiden JA, Scarfone R, Belfer RA, Posner J.: Clinical Experience in a Community Setting During Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Training. Pediatric Emergency Care Page: doi: 10.1097, Oct 2017 Notes: epub.

Scarfone R, Murray A, Gala P, Balamuth F.: Lumbar Puncture for all Febrile Infants 29-56 days old: A Retrospective Cohort Reassessment Study. The Journal of Pediatrics 187(1): 200-205, May 2017.

Gala PK, Osterhoudt K, Myers SR, Colella M, Donoghue A: Performance in Trauma Resuscitation at an Urban Tertiary Level I Pediatric Trauma Center. Pediatric Emergency Care 32(11): 756-762, November 2016.

Karen J. O‘Connell, Benjamin T. Kerrey, Sage R. Myers, Jennifer Lapin, Judy Shea, Paul Mullan, Xian Zhao, Grace Good, Lauren E. Zinns, Marleny Franco, Desiree Seeyave, Eva M. Delgado, Andrea Rinderknecht, Kristen Crandall, Payal Gala, Aaron J. Donoghue.: Measuring Teamwork during Simulated Pediatric Resuscitations: An Assessment of Existing Tools, A Report from the Videography In Pediatric Emergency Resuscitation (VIPER) Collaborative. Poster presentation at the Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland May 2016.

Richard J. Scarfone, MD, Payal K. Gala, MD, and Mary Kate Funari, MSN, RN, CPEN: Clinical Pathways: Fever in Infants. Fleisher & Ludwig’s The Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine: Seventh Edition. Kathy N. Shaw, Richard G. Bachur (eds.). Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, November 2015.

Payal K. Gala, MD, Ashlee L. Murray, MD, Aileen P. Schast, PhD, Christian Minich, BA, Ashley L. Woodford, BS, Katie Hayes, BS, Mary Kate Funari, MSN, RN, CPEN, Richard Scarfone, MD, Fran Balamuth, MD, PhD, MSCE: Implementation of a Clinical Pathway to Avoid Lumbar Puncture in Febrile Young Infants Aged 29-56 Days Meeting a Set of Low Risk Criteria. Poster Presentation at the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition, Washington, DC October 2015.

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