Erika Constantine is the Director of Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound and an attending physician in the division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Hasbro Children's Hospital. She graduated from McGill University Medical School and completed a residency in Pediatrics at the University of British Columbia before moving to Rhode Island for a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Brown University.
Her professional interests include point-of-care ultrasound, medical education and pediatric musculoskeletal injuries.
|Kornblith AE, Addo N, Plasencia M, Shaahinfar A, Lin-Martore M, Sabbineni N, Gold D, Bellman L, Berant R, Bergmann KR, Brenkert TE, Chen A, Constantine E, Deanehan JK, Dessie A, Elkhunovich M, Fischer J, Gravel CA, Kharasch S, Kwan CW, Lam SHF, Neal JT, Pade KH, Rempell R, Shefrin AE, Sivitz A, Snelling PJ, Tessaro MO, White W. "Development of a Consensus-Based Definition of Focused Assessment With Sonography for Trauma in Children." JAMA Network Open, vol. 5, no. 3, 2022, pp. e222922.|
|Kwan C, Weerdenburg K, Pusic M, Constantine E, Chen A, Rempell R, Herman JE, Boutis K. "Learning Pediatric Point-of-Care Ultrasound: How Many Cases Does Mastery of Image Interpretation Take?." Pediatric Emergency Care , vol. 38, no. 2, 2022, pp. e849-e855.|
|Alade KH, Marin JR, Constantine E, Ekpenyong A, Farrell SE, Horowitz R, Hsu D, Kwan CW, Ng L, Leonard PJ, Lewiss RE. "Development of a novel pediatric point-of-care ultrasound question bank using a modified Delphi process." AEM Education and Training, vol. 5, no. 4, 2021, pp. e10651.|
|Kwan, Charisse, Weerdenburg, Kirstin, Pusic, Martin, Constantine, Erika, Chen, Aaron, Rempell, Rachel, Herman, Joshua E., Boutis, Kathy. "Learning Pediatric Point-of-Care Ultrasound." Pediatric Emergency Care, vol. 38, no. 2, 2021, pp. e849-e855.|
Kwan C, Weerdenburg K, Pusic M, Constantine E, Chen A, Rempell R, Herman J, Boutis K.
"Learning Pediatric Point-of-Care Ultrasound: How Many Cases does Mastery of Image Interpretation Take?." Pediatric Emergency Care , 2021.
|Leviter J, Constantine E. "Point-of-Care Ultrasound for Undifferentiated Abdominal Pain in a Pediatric Patient: A Proposed Algorithm." Pediatric Emergency Care, vol. 36, no. 9, 2020, pp. 1.|
Binder ZW, Murphy KM, Constantine E.
"Ultrasound-Guided Nerve Block to Facilitate Foreign Body Removal in a School-Aged Child." Global pediatric health, 2020.
|Shefrin AE, Warkentine F, Constantine E, Toney A, Uya A, Doniger SJ, Sivitz AB, Horowitz R, Kessler D. "Consensus Core Point-of-care Ultrasound Applications for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Training." AEM Education and Training, vol. 3, no. 3, 2019, pp. 251-258.|
|Constantine E, Levine M, Abo A, Arroyo A, Ng L, Kwan C, Baird J, Shefrin AE, P2 Network Point‐of‐care Ultrasound Fellowship Delphi Group. "Core Content for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Fellowship Training: A Modified Delphi Consensus Study." AEM Education and Training, vol. 4, no. 2, 2019, pp. 130-138.|
Leviter J, Constantine E.
"More Than Just Teenage Angst?." Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 2019.
|Leviter, Julie, Steele, Dale W., Constantine, Erika, Linakis, James G., Amanullah, Siraj. "Full Stomach" Despite the Wait: Point-of-care Gastric Ultrasound at the Time of Procedural Sedation in the Pediatric Emergency Department." Academic Emergency Medicine, vol. 26, no. 7, 2018, pp. 752-760.|
|Dessie A, Constantine E. "Neonate With a Swollen Thigh." Annals of Emergency Medicine, vol. 68, no. 5, 2016, pp. e87-e88.|
|Boutis, Kathy, Howard, Andrew, Constantine, Erika, Cuomo, Anna, Somji, Zeeshanefatema, Narayanan, Unni G. "Evidence into practice: pediatric orthopaedic surgeon use of removable splints for common pediatric fractures." Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics, vol. 35, no. 1, 2015, pp. 18-23.|
|Constantine E, Tsze DS, Machan JT, Eberson CP, Linakis JG, Steele DW. "Evaluating the hematoma block as an adjunct to procedural sedation for closed reduction of distal forearm fractures." Pediatric Emergency Care , vol. 30, no. 7, 2014, pp. 474-8.|
|Boutis K, Howard A, Constantine E, Cuomo A, Narayanan U. "Evidence into practice: emergency physician management of common pediatric fractures." Pediatric Emergency Care , vol. 30, no. 7, 2014, pp. 462-8.|
|Boutis K, Constantine E, Schuh S, Pecaric M, Stephens D, Narayanan UG. "Pediatric emergency physician opinions on ankle radiograph clinical decision rules." Academic Emergency Medicine, vol. 17, no. 7, 2010, pp. 709-17.|
|Constantine E, Merritt C. "Hypertensive emergencies in children: identification and management of dangerously high blood pressure." Minerva pediatrica, vol. 61, no. 2, 2009, pp. 175-84.|
|Constantine E, Steele DW, Eberson C, Boutis K, Amanullah S, Linakis JG. "The use of local anesthetic techniques for closed forearm fracture reduction in children: a survey of academic pediatric emergency departments." Pediatric Emergency Care , vol. 23, no. 4, 2007, pp. 209-11.|
|Constantine E, Linakis J. "The assessment and management of hypertensive emergencies and urgencies in children." Pediatric Emergency Care , vol. 21, no. 6, 2005, pp. 391-6; quiz 397.|
Research interests include clinical applications for point-of-care ultrasound, point-of-care ultrasound educational curriculum development and pediatric musculoskeletal injuries.
|Fellow||Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Pediatric Emergency Medicine||2003-2006|
|Resident||University of British Columbia, Pediatrics||1999-2003|
Dean’s Excellence in Teaching Award 2016
Department of Emergency Medicine Innovation in Teaching Award 2016
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Medical Student Educator of the Year 2016
Best Prospective Research Award 2019
Academy of Emergency Ultrasound Research Awards
Dessie A, Steele DW, Liu A, Amanullah S, Constantine E. “Point-of-Care Ultrasound assessment of bladder fullness for girls awaiting radiology-performed transabdominal pelvic ultrasound in a pediatric emergency department: A randomized controlled trial.”
Best Prospective Research Award Nomination 2019
Academy of Emergency Ultrasound Research Awards
Leviter J, Steele DW, Constantine E, Linakis JG, Amanullah S. “Full stomach” despite the wait: Point-of-Care gastric ultrasound at the time of procedural sedation in the Pediatric Emergency Department.”
Rising Star Faculty Award 2020
SAEM Award for Teaching Excellence 2021
Franaszek Exemplary Educator Award 2021
American Academy of Pediatrics
Society of Academic Emergency Medicine
|Pediatric Emergency Medicine||American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine||2006-|
|Pediatrics||Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Pediatrics||2003-|
|Pediatrics||American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatrics||2002-|
|Director of Pediatric Emergency Ultrasound, Hasbro Children's Hospital/Rhode Island Hospital. 2014-|