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Larry Baraff, MD


Larry Baraff, MD

UCLA Physician Larry Baraff, MD specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Language Spoken
Hospital Affiliation
Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center
State License Number
(310) 825-2111 Emergency Medicine department
(310) 794-0580 Academic office, information and referral
Fax Number
(310) 794-0599

UCLA Emergency Medicine Center
10833 Le Conte Ave., BE-144 CHS
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1982, 2010
Pediatrics, American Board of Pediatrics, 1977
Infectious Disease, LAC + USC Medical Center, 1974 - 1976
Pediatrics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1972 - 1973
Pediatrics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1971 - 1972
Medical Degree
MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1970
Department Affiliation
Physician, Emergency Medicine
Research Interest

Health Policy and Health Services Research, Informatics and Medical Decision Making

Additional Information

Dr. Baraff is a Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, the Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Mattel Children's Hospital , the and the Associate Director of the UCLA Emergency Medicine Center.

Dr. Baraff received his AB from the University of Pennsylvania and his MD from the Georgetown University School of Medicine. He completed a Pediatric Residency at Georgetown University Hospital and an Infectious Diseases Fellowship at the University of Southern California. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine in Emergency Medicine and Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics in Pediatrics and Pediatric Infectious Diseases. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He is a past member of the Editorial Board of the Annals of Emergency Medicine, and his achievements have been recognized and honored by the American College of Emergency Physicians, the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, the American Roentgen Ray Society, and the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services.

He has served on the National Council and the Board of Directors of the American College of Emergency Physicians and as President of the California Chapter. He has also been a member of the Emergency Medical Services Commission of the County of Los Angeles, the National Faculty of the American Heart Association and the Executive Committee of the Southern California Injury Prevention Research Center. He played a key role in the creation of the Trauma Systems for the State of California and Los Angeles County.

Dr. Baraff's fields of research interest include Health Services Research, Medical Informatics, Medical Decision Making, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and Geriatrics. He has received over $21,000,000 in research grants and is the author of over 100 scientific publications. He has done sentinel work in defining reactions associated with DTP vaccine for the Food and Drug Association. He developed Emergency Department Diagnosis Related Groups for the Health Care Finance Agency. He was the co-developer of the Emergency Department Expert Charting System, a rule based expert system, funded by the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, which has been shown to both improve the quality of health care while reducing costs. Dr. Baraff has developed practice guidelines for the management of children with Fever Without Source and for Falls in the Elderly. He is one of a team which has developed a World Wide Web based expert system for the Management of Occupation Exposure to Blood and Body Fluids funded by the Centers for Disease Control.

He is currently conducting research funded by the Centers for Disease Control regarding Family Intervention for Suicidal Youth in the Emergency Department.

Awards & Recognition
  • Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society
  •  President and Board of Directors, California Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Board of Directors, American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Certificate of Appreciation of Service ,Los Angeles Pediatric Society
  • Walter T. Edwards Award for Distinguished Service, California Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Certificate of Appreciation, The American Roentgen Ray Society
  • Commendation for Special Contributions, American College of Emergency Physicians
  • UCLA Medical Center Humanism Award
  • Commendation for Special Contribution, Annals of Emergency Medicine
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