Faculty Profile

Jeffrey  Gershel, MDJeffrey Gershel, MD
Vice Chairman
Phone: 718-918-5304
E-mail: jeffrey.gershel@nbhn.net

Dr. Gershel is the Vice-Chairman of the Lewis M. Fraad Department of PediatricsDr. Gershel has served as president of the Medical Board for Jacobi Medical Center and he chairs the Bylaws Committee and sits on the Credentials Committee. He is board-certified in both Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Since 1986, Dr. Gershel has co-edited the Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics, the sixth edition of which will be published in 2018. He also co-edited the Academy of Pediatrics Inpatient Pediatrics Manual (Caring for the Hospitalized Child: A Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics). The second edition is expected in September 2017.

In 2011, Dr. Gershel won the Academic Pediatrics Association Research Mentor Award for Best Abstract by a Resident. In 2012, Dr. Gershel was the recipient of the housestaff Henry Barnett Teaching Award. Dr. Gershel is a Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Gershel reviews manuscript submissions for Academic Pediatrics, JAMA Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Care, and Pediatrics, as well as abstracts for the Academic Pediatric Association.

Undergraduate School:

Colgate University

Medical School:

SUNY Downstate

Training:

  • Internship and Residency: Bronx Municipal Hospital Center (now Jacobi Medical Center)

Bibliography:

Books

  • Gershel JC, Rauch D (eds): Caring for the Hospitalized Child: A Handbook of Inpatient Pediatrics (2nd ed), American Academy of Pediatrics, Elk Grove, IL, 2017.
  • Crain EF, Gershel, JC (eds.): Clinical Manual of Emergency Pediatrics (6th ed). Cambridge University Press, Cambridge UK, expected 2018.


Articles (Recent)

  • Nelson A, Romo N, Levanon D, Blumfield E, Gershel JC. Gastric bezoar treatment using oral Coca-Cola. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2017 May;56(5):485-487.
  • Katz-Sidlow RJ, Baer TG, Gershel JC. Providing rapid feedback to residents on their teaching skills: an educational strategy for contemporary trainees. Int J Med Educ. 2016 Mar 20;7:83-6.
  • Gershel J, Kreiner R, Spitzer G, Slotkin E, Sterman A, Rivlin K: Usefulness of the C-reactive protein in predicting the need for antibiotics among febrile inpatients with sickle cell disease. Open Infect Dis J 2015;9:32-5.
  • Sasaki J, Parajuli N, Sharma P, Nanda M, Shah R, Gershel J, Rauch SA: Utility of post-urinary tract infection (UTI) imaging in patients with normal prenatal renal ultrasound. Clin Pediatr 2011;51:243-5.
  • Zandieh SO, Gershel JC, Briggs WM, Mancuso CA, Kuder JM: Revisiting predictors of parental healthcare seeking behaviors for nonurgent conditions at one inner city hospital. Pediatr Emerg Care 2009;25:238-43.
  • Gershel JC, Katz-Sidlow RJ, Small E, Zandieh S: Hazing of suburban middle school and high school athletes. J Adolesc Health 2003;32:333-5.


Abstracts Presented at National Meetings (2014-2016)

  • Lee M, Parks A, Kibakaya E, Burks A, Gershel JC, Rivlin K. Addressing Food Insecurity in a Pediatric Resident Practice. Presented at the Beyond Flexner Conference, Miami, Florida, September 20, 2016.
  • Okito O, Lad Y, Rodriquez D, Gershel JC, Rivlin K. Identifying the Hidden Curriculum in Teaching Patient Family Centered Care. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 2, 2016.
  • Rodriguez DA, Gershel JC, Burks A, Rivlin K. Using Implementation Research to Assess the Barriers to Reproducing a Successful Model for Resident QI Projects. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 1, 2016.
  • Nelson A, Gershel JC: Asthma Admission Rates Decrease During Periods Of Cold Weather. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Baltimore, MD, May 1, 2016.
  • Hahn B, Small J, Kota AS, Nelson K, Gershel JC, Levanon D: Sedentary Behavior and Fatty Liver: Is There an Association in Children? Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Baltimore, MD, April 30, 2016.
  • Aziz K, Romo ND, Rivlin K, Gershel JC: Pediatric Readmissions at an Inner City Safety-Net Hospital. Presented at the Eastern Society for Pediatric Research Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, March 11, 2016.
  • Batsis I, Kota AS, Gershel JC, Levanon D: Dairy Exclusion in the Treatment of Chronic Constipation in Children? To be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, San Diego, April 28, 2015.
  • Richter L, Burks A, Gershel JC, Rivlin K: Resident Consensus Statement On Confronting Depression And Suicide In Residents. To be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, San Diego, April 27, 2015.
  • Richter L, Gershel JC, Rivlin K: Pediatric Residents' Perspective on Physician Suicide: A System Problem. To be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, San Diego, April 27, 2015.
  • Romo ND, Aziz K, Gershel J: Does Prior Antibiotic Exposure Affect the Risk of a Serious Bacterial Infection in Young Infants? To be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, San Diego, April 25, 2015.
  • Aziz, K; Romo ND, Gershel J: Can an Elevated CRP Predict Which Febrile Young Infants Have a Serious Bacterial Infection? To be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, San Diego, April 25, 2015.
  • Strier C, Rivlin K, McCann T: Experiential Learning of Family Centered Care: Lessons from Resident-Run Family Centered Rounds. Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Vancouver BC, May 6, 2014.
  • Strier C, Rivlin K Gershel JC, McCann T: Experiential Learning of Family Centered Care: Lessons from Resident-Run Family Centered Rounds. Presented at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Davidoff Education Day, Bronx NY, March 27, 2014.
  • Barzideh M, Gershel JC, Rivlin K: The Pediatric Prenatal Visit (PPV): A Health Impact Assessment (HIA). Presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Vancouver BC, May 6, 2014.
  • Strier C, Rivlin K Gershel JC, McCann T: Experiential Learning of Family Centered Care: Lessons from Resident-Run Family Centered Rounds. Presented at the Albert Einstein College of medicine Davidoff Education Day, Bronx NY, March 27, 2014.