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David M. Spiro M.D., MPH. on NPR

David Spiro, Chief, Pediatric Emergency Services at OHSU

David Spiro, Chief, Pediatric Emergency Services was interviewed recently on NPR regarding a studies that find find Antibiotics Defeat Ear Infections In Young Kids.

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David M. Spiro M.D., MPH is the co-author of Cancer Emergencies Part II An Issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics along with Mohamud Daya M.D. MS. Doctors Daya and Spiro concluded the two part series on Cancer Emergencies with articles on: "GI Bleeding," "Hepatic Encephalopathy," "Bleeding diatheses, Disseminated intravascular coagulation," "Hyperviscosity syndrome, Polycythemia, Hyperleukocytosis, Thrombocytosis,"

He joined OHSU from Yale University where he served as Medical Director of PALS and Director of the Pediatrics Clerkship, Physician Associate Program.

In the past five years, David has been a maverick in raising the Pediatric Emergency Medicine services and education at OHSU to a new level of excellence. Along with Assistant Chief Garth Meckler, he was recognized in Portland Monthly's "TOP DOCS '08" issue as one of the best in Emergency Medicine/ Critical Pediatrics.

His clinical interests are Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Trauma, Otitis Media (ear infections) and Intussusception. His research interests include emergency medicine health care utilization for children, evaluating the association between obesity and trauma and judicious use of antibiotics in children.

David completed his residency in Pediatrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

He became board certified with the American Board of Pediatrics in 1994 and became board certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine in 2004. David previously worked in Newport, Oregon at the Siletz Native American Reservation Health Care Clinic as a pediatrician.

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