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Two nationally recognized faculty join new Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The Department of Pediatrics welcomed two faculty members this summer to the new Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Ron Furnival, M.D., serves as division chief and also as director of the new pediatric emergency room at the University of Minnesota Children’s Hospital‚ Fairview. He is nationally recognized for his work on pediatric trauma‚ patient safety‚ and analysis of emergency medical services data.

Furnival‚ an alumnus of the University of Minnesota Medical School and residency program‚ returns to his home state from Banner Children’s Hospital and Banner Desert Medical Center in Mesa‚ Arizona.

Mark Roback, M.D., joins Furnival as a professor in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He is nationally known for his work with adverse events associated with sedation and pediatric resuscitation.

Roback‚ who also trained at the University of Minnesota‚ comes to the Department of Pediatrics after 12 years at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital in Denver.

“With Mark Roback now joining our new E.R. director Ron Furnival‚ we have pediatric emergency talent second to none‚” says department head John Schreiber‚ M.D.

Roback and Furnival are 2 of 13 new Department of Pediatics faculty members starting at the University this year.

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