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David M Jaffe, MD

Dr. Jaffe is the Medical Director for Pediatric Emergency Services. He sees patients in the emergency department at St. Louis Children's Hospital. Dr. Jaffe is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.
Emergency Department
Emergency Medicine-Pediatric - certified
Emergency Medicine - certified
*Pediatrics - certified
St. Louis Children's Hospital

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).

For Patients:
To request an appointment, call 800.678.KIDS (5437) or fill out our online form.

For Referring Physicians:
To refer a patient, call Children's Direct at 800.678.HELP (4357).


  Public transportation available |   Handicap accessible
One Children's Place
Emergency Department
St. Louis, MO 63110
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Medical School: Pritzker School of Medicine University of Chicago
Residency: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Fellowship: The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Health Plans Accepted

Aetna HMO/Open Access
Aetna Managed Choice POS
Aetna Medicare HMO
Aetna Medicare Open Access (HMO/POS
Aetna Medicare PPO
Aetna POS/PPO/Choice
Aetna PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access Choice PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Access PPO
Anthem BCBS Blue Preferred HMO/POS
Beech Street/Capp Care PPO
Best Doctors Inc
Cigna Open Access HMO/POS
Cigna PPO
Community Care Network PPO
Coventry ASO
Coventry Gold Advantage- Medicare
Coventry HMO/POS
Coventry PPO
CoventryAdvantra HMO/POS - Medicare
Essence Advantage & Advantage Plus
First Health
Great-West HMO/POS
Great-West Open Access
Great-West PPO
Health Alliance HMO & PPO
HealthCare USA MC+
Healthlink Open Access/HMO/POS
Healthlink PPO
Home State-MC+
Humana Gold Choice PFFS - Medicare
Humana Gold Plus HMO - Medicare
Humana POS-Medicare
Humana PPO/ChoiceCare Network
HumanaChoice PPO-Medicare
Medicaid MO/ Missouri HealthNet
Mercy Health Plan HMO/POS
Mercy Health Plan PPO
MO Medicaid Secondary to Medicare
MultiPlan PPO
Primrose Tertiary/Quarternary
Private Health Care Systems PPO
Tricare/Triwest Prime HMO/POS
Tricare/Triwest Standard/ Extra PPO
Union Pacific RR Emp. Health System
United HC MCARE Complete Choice PPO
United HC MCARE Complete HMO
United HC MCARE CompleteEssen. HMO
United HC MCARE Dual Complete
United Healthcare Choice/Choice+
United Healthcare PPO/ Options
United Healthcare Select/Select+POS
USA Managed Care Org
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Worker's Compensation

Evaluation of the Precision of Emergency Department Diagnoses in Young Children With Fever.Colvin JM, Jaffe DM, Muenzer JT.Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2011 Aug 25. [Epub ahead of print]

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Related citationsFactors associated with cervical spine injury in children after blunt trauma.Leonard JC, Kuppermann N, Olsen C, Babcock-Cimpello L, Brown K, Mahajan P, Adelgais KM, Anders J, Borgialli D, Donoghue A, Hoyle JD Jr, Kim E, Leonard JR, Lillis KA, Nigrovic LE, Powell EC, Rebella G, Reeves SD, Rogers AJ, Stankovic C, Teshome G, Jaffe DM; Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network.Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Aug;58(2):145-55. Epub 2010 Oct 29.

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Related citationsEvidence for a novel blood RNA diagnostic for pediatric appendicitis: the riboleukogram.Muenzer JT, Jaffe DM, Schwulst SJ, Dixon DJ, Schierding WS, Li Q, MacMillan SK, Oppedal D, Warner BW, Dillon PA, Lin N, Checchia PA, Cobb JP.Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010 May;26(5):333-8.

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Related citationsFinal evaluation of the 2005 to 2007 National Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows' Conferences.Jaffe DM, Knapp JF, Jeffe DB.Pediatr Emerg Care. 2009 May;25(5):295-300.

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Related citationsOutcomes evaluation of the 2005 National Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellows' Conference.Jaffe DM, Knapp JF, Jeffe DB.Pediatr Emerg Care. 2008 Apr;24(4):255-61.

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Related citationsAssociation of injury visits in children and child maltreatment reports.Spivey MI, Schnitzer PG, Kruse RL, Slusher P, Jaffe DM.J Emerg Med. 2009 Feb;36(2):207-14. Epub 2008 Apr 9.

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Related citationsPilot study of oral montelukast added to standard therapy for acute asthma exacerbations in children aged 6 to 14 years.Nelson KA, Smith SR, Trinkaus K, Jaffe DM.Pediatr Emerg Care. 2008 Jan;24(1):21-7.

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Related citationsAsthma coaching in the pediatric emergency department.Smith SR, Jaffe DM, Highstein G, Fisher EB, Trinkaus KM, Strunk RC.Acad Emerg Med. 2006 Aug;13(8):835-9. Epub 2006 Jul 6.

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Related citationsRefinement of an instrument to evaluate parental attitudes about follow-up care after an acute emergency department visit for asthma.Smith SR, Highstein GR, Jaffe DM, Fisher EB, Strunk RC.J Asthma. 2005 Sep;42(7):587-92.

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Related citationsImproving follow-up for children with asthma after an acute Emergency Department visit.Smith SR, Jaffe DM, Fisher EB Jr, Trinkaus KM, Highstein G, Strunk RC.J Pediatr. 2004 Dec;145(6):772-7. Erratum in: J Pediatr. 2005 Mar;146(3):413.

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Related citationsRecruitment into a long-term pediatric asthma study during emergency department visits.Smith SR, Jaffe DM, Petty M, Worthy V, Banks P, Strunk RC.J Asthma. 2004 Jun;41(4):477-84.

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Related citationsGeographic variation of pediatric burn injuries in a metropolitan area.Williams KG, Schootman M, Quayle KS, Struthers J, Jaffe DM.Acad Emerg Med. 2003 Jul;10(7):743-52.

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Related citationsParental impressions of the benefits (pros) and barriers (cons) of follow-up care after an acute emergency department visit for children with asthma.Smith SR, Highstein GR, Jaffe DM, Fisher EB Jr, Strunk RC.Pediatrics. 2002 Aug;110(2 Pt 1):323-30.

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Related citationsSedation for peritonsillar abscess drainage in the pediatric emergency department.Luhmann JD, Kennedy RM, McAllister JD, Jaffe DM.Pediatr Emerg Care. 2002 Feb;18(1):1-3.

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