Ken Yen, M.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois. He completed his residency at the University of Chicago and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He’s received his masters in Clinical Epidemiology and has research interests in trauma, clinical development, and IV access. Dr. Yen joined the faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in 2011 and has since been the Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship.


Medical School
University of Illinois College of Medicine (1996)
University of Chicago (1999), Pediatrics
Medical College of Wisconsin (2002), Pediatric Emergency Medicine
The Medical College of Wisconsin (2006)

Research Interest

  • Adapting new and existing technology for use in the ED
  • Clinical decision rules
  • Disaster medicine and trauma
  • EMS and pre-hospital care
  • Perepheral vascular access


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Validity of Level of Supervision Scales for Assessing Pediatric Fellows on the Common Pediatric Subspecialty Entrustable Professional Activities.
Mink RB, Schwartz A, Herman BE, Turner DA, Curran ML, Myers A, Hsu DC, Kesselheim JC, Carraccio CL Acad Med 2018 02 93 2 283-291
Creating the Subspecialty Pediatrics Investigator Network.
Mink R, Schwartz A, Carraccio C, High P, Dammann C, McGann KA, Kesselheim J, Herman B J. Pediatr. 2018 Jan 192 3-4.e2
Essentials of Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship: Part 6: Program Administration.
Kim IK, Zuckerbraun N, Kou M, Vu T, Levasseur K, Yen K, Chapman J, Doughty C, McAneney C, Zaveri P, Hsu D Pediatr Emerg Care 2016 Oct 32 10 726-730
Essentials of PEM Fellowship: Part 5: Scholarship Prepares Fellows to Lead as Pediatric Emergency Specialists.
Reynolds S, Chang T, Iyer S, Mann C, Wilkinson M, Yen K, Schnadower D Pediatr Emerg Care 2016 Sep 32 9 645-7
Management of children with solid organ injuries after blunt torso trauma.
Wisner DH, Kuppermann N, Cooper A, Menaker J, Ehrlich P, Kooistra J, Mahajan P, Lee L, Cook LJ, Yen K, Lillis K, Holmes JF J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2015 Aug 79 2 206-14
Comparison of Clinician Suspicion Versus a Clinical Prediction Rule in Identifying Children at Risk for Intra-abdominal Injuries After Blunt Torso Trauma.
Mahajan P, Kuppermann N, Tunik M, Yen K, Atabaki SM, Lee LK, Ellison AM, Bonsu BK, Olsen CS, Cook L, Kwok MY, Lillis K, Holmes JF Acad Emerg Med 2015 Aug
Sensitivity of Plain Pelvis Radiography in Children With Blunt Torso Trauma.
Kwok MY, Yen K, Atabaki S, Adelgais K, Garcia M, Quayle K, Kooistra J, Bonsu BK, Page K, Borgialli D, Kuppermann N, Holmes JF Ann Emerg Med 2014 Jul
Interobserver agreement in the clinical assessment of children with blunt abdominal trauma.
Yen K, Kuppermann N, Lillis K, Monroe D, Borgialli D, Kerrey BT, Sokolove PE, Ellison AM, Cook LJ, Holmes JF Acad Emerg Med 2013 May 20 5 426-32
New biomedical devices that use near-infrared technology to assist with phlebotomy and vascular access.
Yen K, Gorelick MH Pediatr Emerg Care 2013 Mar 29 3 383-5
Identifying Children at Very Low Risk of Clinically Important Blunt Abdominal Injuries.
Holmes JF, Lillis K, Monroe D, Borgialli D, Kerrey BT, Mahajan P, Adelgais K, Ellison AM, Yen K, Atabaki S, Menaker J, Bonsu B, Quayle KS, Garcia M, Rogers A, Blumberg S, Lee L, Tunik M, Kooistra J, Kwok M, Cook LJ, Dean JM, Sokolove PE, Wisner DH, Ehrlich P, Cooper A, Dayan PS, Wootton-Gorges S, Kuppermann N Ann Emerg Med 2013 Jan


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Honors & Awards

  • Citation for Distinguished Service Rendered
    American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Epidemiology (2006)
  • Ken Graff Young Investigator Award
    American Academy of Pediatrics (2006)
  • Ambulatory Pediatric Association Fellow Award
    Pediatric Academic Society (2001)
  • Best Fellow Research Presentation
    Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin (2001)
  • Ludwig Seidel Award
    Ambulatory Pediatric Association (2001)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Society for Pediatric Research (2010-2012)
  • National Association of EMS Physicians (2008-2012)
  • Ambulatory Pediatric Association (2001)
  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (2001-2002)
  • American Medical Association (1992-2004)
  • American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)