Paul Edward Sirbaugh, DO, MBA

Location

  • The Woodlands

Specialty

Emergency Medicine

Phone: 936-267-7040
Fax: 936-267-7901

Contact Information

Texas Children's Hospital - The Woodlands
17580 I-45 South, Outpatient Building, 4th Floor Administration
The Woodlands, TX 77384
United States
Texas

Chief Medical Officer

Texas


Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine


Assistant Medical Director, City of Houston EMS

Education

School Education Degree Year
Rice University masters Masters of Business Administration 2013
Baylor College of Medicine fellowship Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1995
Baylor College of Medicine residency Pediatrics 1993
Mt. Clemens General Hospital internship Rotating Internship 1990
University of North Texas Health Science Center medical school Doctor of Osteopathy 1989

About

Dr. Paul Sirbaugh, Associate Professor, Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) Department of Pediatrics, is excited to begin what is perhaps his most exciting venture to date, that of Chief Medical Officer for Texas Children’s (TCH) newest campus in The Woodlands (TCHTW).  While he will continue to work clinically as a pediatric emergency medicine provider in the TCHTW Emergency Center, he has transitioned out of the combined role as Head, Section of Emergency Medicine - BCM, and Division Chief, Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) Emergency Center which he held since 2012.  Dr. Sirbaugh completed his pediatric residency and emergency medicine fellowship at BCM/TCH in 1993 and 1995, respectively, and graduated from the RICE University EMBA program in 2013.  Regionally, his academic niche includes the practice and administration of patient-centric pre-hospital (EMS-911) and hospital-based pediatric emergency medicine (PEM).  In addition to his clinical and administrative duties at TCH, he also serves as the Pediatric Medical Director for the City of Houston Fire Department, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and is in part responsible for the pediatric-specific education, medical direction, and oversight of 5,000 EMS providers.  Nationally, he is a past member of the Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine (COPEM) and the Section of Emergency Medicine (SOEM) Executive Committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP).  While Dr. Sirbaugh plans to remain clinically and academically relevant in prehospital and pediatric emergency medicine, he is fully committed to leading patient-centric and value-based care as Chief Medical Officer for TCH The Woodlands.

Dr. Sirbaugh's professional interests include:  

  • Emergency medicine for pediatrics
  • Prehospital pediatrics
  • Disaster preparedness and response

Selected Publications

  • PEER AND NON-PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL PUBLICATIONS

    1. Conners GP, Kressly SJ, Perrin JM, Richerson JE, Sankrithi UM; Committee On Practice And Ambulatory Medicine; Committee On Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Section On Telehealth Care; Section On Emergency Medicine; Subcommittee On Urgent Care; Task Force On Pediatric Practice Change.     Nonemergency Acute Care: When It's Not the Medical Home.Pediatrics. 2017 May;139(5). pii: e20170629. doi:10.1542/peds.2017-0629. PMID: 28557775

    2. Leung SK, Cruz AT, Macias CG, Sirbaugh PE, Patel B. Improving Pediatric Emergency Care by Implementing an Eligible Learner Endotracheal Intubation Policy. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2016 Apr;32(4):205-9. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000764. PMID: 26990848

    3. Lyle KC, Milton J, Fagbuyi D, LeFort R, Sirbaugh P, Gonzalez J, Upperman JS, Carmack T, Anderson M. Pediatric disaster preparedness and response and the nation's children's hospitals. Am J Disaster Med. 2015 Spring;10(2):83-91. doi: 0.5055/ajdm.2015.0193. PMID: 26312491

    4. Crouse HL, Mullan PC, Macias CG, Hsu DC, Shook JE, Sirbaugh PE, Schutze GE, Torrey SB.  A Novel Approach to Combining Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Global Health Fellowships. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Oct 3. [Epub ahead of print]

    5. Daftary RK, Cruz AT, Reaves EJ, Burkle FM, Christian MD, Fagbuyi DB, Garrett AL, Kapur GB, Sirbaugh PE. Making disaster care count: consensus formulation of measures of effectiveness for natural disaster acute phase medical response. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2014 Oct;29(5):461-7. doi: 10.1017/S1049023X14000922. Epub 2014 Sep 16.

    6. American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma; American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee; National Association of Ems Physicians; American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Fallat ME. Withholding or termination of resuscitation in pediatric out-of-hospital traumatic cardiopulmonary arrest. Pediatrics. 2014 Apr;133(4):e1104-16. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-0176. Epub 2014 Mar 31. Review.

    7. American College of Surgeons Committee on Trauma; American College of Emergency Physicians Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee; National Association of EMS Physicians; American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Fallat ME. Withholding or termination of resuscitation in pediatric out-of-hospital traumatic cardiopulmonary arrest. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Apr;63(4):504-15. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.01.013. Review. PMID: 24655460

    8. American Academy of Pediatrics, Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine; American College of Emergency Physicians, Pediatric Committee; Emergency Nurses Association, Pediatric Committee. Joint policy statement--guidelines for care of children in the emergency department. J Emerg Nurs. 2013 Mar; 39(2):116-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2013.01.003

    9. Cruz AT, Tittle KO, Smith ER, Sirbaugh PE. Increasing out-of-hospital regional surge capacity for H1N1 2009 influenza A through existing community pediatrician offices: a qualitative description of quality improvement strategies.Disaster Med Public Health Prep. 2012 Jun;6(2):113-6. doi: 10.1001/dmp.2012.16. PMID: 22700018

    10. Burkle FM Jr, Argent AC, Kissoon N; Task Force for Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care. The reality of pediatric emergency mass critical care in the developing world. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Nov; 12(6 Suppl):S169-79. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e318234a906.

    11. Antommaria AH, Powell T, Miller JE, Christian MD; Task Force for Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care. Ethical issues in pediatric emergency mass critical care. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Nov;12(6 Suppl):S163-8. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e318234a88b.

    12. Mason KE, Urbansky H, Crocker L, Connor M, Anderson MR, Kissoon N; Task Force for Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care. Pediatric emergency mass critical care: focus on family-centered care. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Nov;12(6 Suppl):S157-62. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e318234a812.

    13. Courtney B, Hodge JG Jr; Task Force for Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care. Legal considerations during pediatric emergency mass critical care events. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Nov;12(6 Suppl):S152-6. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e318234a7e1.

    14. Burkle FM Jr, Williams A, Kissoon N; Task Force for Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care. Pediatric emergency mass critical care: the role of community preparedness in conserving critical care resources. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Nov;12(6 Suppl):S141-51. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e318234a786.

    15. Tegtmeyer K, Conway EE Jr, Upperman JS, Kissoon N; Task Force for Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care. Education in a pediatric emergency mass critical care setting. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Nov;12(6 Suppl):S135-40. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e318234a764.

    16. Barfield WD, Krug SE, Kanter RK, Gausche-Hill M, Brantley MD, Chung S, Kissoon N; Task Force for Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care. Neonatal and pediatric regionalized systems in pediatric emergency mass critical care. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Nov;12(6 Suppl):S128-34. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e318234a723.

    17. Bohn D, Kanter RK, Burns J, Barfield WD, Kissoon N; Task Force for Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care. Supplies and equipment for pediatric emergency mass critical care. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Nov;12(6 Suppl):S120-7. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e318234a6b9.

    18. Christian MD, Toltzis P, Kanter RK, Burkle FM Jr, Vernon DD, Kissoon N; Task Force for Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care. Treatment and triage recommendations for pediatric emergency mass critical care. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Nov;12(6 Suppl):S109-19. doi: 10.1097/PCC.0b013e318234a656.

    19. Cruz AT, Tittle KO, Smith ER, Sirbaugh PE.  Increasing Out-of-Hospital Regional Surge Capacity for H1N1 2009 Influenza A Through Existing Community Pediatrician Offices: A Qualitative Description of Quality Improvement Strategies Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 2012 v. 6, p. 113-116 https://www.cambridge.org/core/journals/disaster-medicine-and-public-hea...

    20. Kissoon N; Task Force for Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care. Deliberations and recommendations of the Pediatric Emergency Mass Critical Care Task Force: executive summary. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2011 Nov;12(6 Suppl):S103-8. doi: 0.1097/PCC.0b013e318234a612. No abstract available. PMID: 22067918

    21. Rucoba R, Sirbaugh PE. Ethical, Legal Concerns for Emergency Medical Care.  AAP News August, 2011; 32:1  http://aapnews.aappublications.org/content/32/8/11.

    22. American Academy of Pediatrics; Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Council on Clinical Information Technology; American College of Emergency Physicians; Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee. Policy statement--emergency information forms and emergency preparedness for children with special health care needs. Pediatrics. 2010 Apr;125(4):829-37. doi: 10.1542/peds.2010-0186. Epub 2010 Mar 29.

    23. Sirbaugh PE.  Katrina Changed Us (and Me) in So Many Ways, Pediatrics Vol. 128 No. Supplement 1, August 1, 2011, pp. 520-522 (doi: 10.1542/peds. 2010-37241) http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/Supplement_1/S20.full

    24. Sirbaugh, P. E. Consent for Emergency Medical Services for Children and Pediatrics. Committee on Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Committee on Bioethics ..., “Consent for Medical Services 2 August 1, 2011 pp. pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/2/427.full –http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/128/2/427.full

    25. Cruz AT, Patel B, DiStefano MC, Catherine R. Codispoti, M.H.A., Joan E. Shook, M.D., M.B.A., Jeffrey R. Starke, M.D., Gail J. Demmler-Harrison, M.D., Gregory J. Buffone, Ph. D., Sirbaugh PE. Outside the Box and Into Thick Air: Implementation of an Exterior Mobile Pediatric Emergency Response Team for North American H1N1 (Swine) Influenza Virus in Houston, Texas.  Ann Emer Med 2010; 55(1):23-31 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.ezproxyhost.library.tmc.edu/pubmed/19837479

    26. Grawe G, Sirbaugh P, Manish Shah. Pediatric Case Review: Choking in a 3-year old. Texas EMS Magazine, pg 26-29, July/August, 2007.  http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/JA07PediatricCaseReview.pdf

    27. Author: Gavagan, Thomas. Co- Author: Sirbaugh, PE, et.al Hurricane Katrina: Medical Response at the Houston Astrodome/Reliant Center Complex (G06-15).  Southern Medical Journal. 2006. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.ezproxyhost.library.tmc.edu/pubmed/17004527

    28. Sirbaugh PE, Gurwitch KD, Macias CG, Ligon BL, Gavagan T, Feigin RD.  Caring for Evacuated Children Housed in the Astrodome:  Creation and Implementation of a Mobile Pediatric Emergency Response Team:  Regionalized Caring for Displaced Children After a Disaster.  Pediatrics. 2006; 117(5):  S428-438. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/117/5/S2/S428

    29. Hill MG, Fuchs S, Sirbaugh P. Prehospital Emergencies. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2004 Feb; 20(2): 135-40. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.ezproxyhost.library.tmc.edu/pubmed/14758315

    30. Hall WL, Myers JH, Pepe PE, Larkin GL, Sirbaugh PE, Persse DE. Paramedics’ Perspective about On-Scene Termination of Resuscitation Efforts for Pediatric Patients. Resuscitation. 2004; 60(2):175-187. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.ezproxyhost.library.tmc.edu/pubmed/15036736

    31. Sirbaugh PE, Bradley RN, Macias CG, Endom EE. The Houston flood of 2001:  The Texas Medical Center and lessons learned.  Clinical Pediatr Emerg Med. 2002; 3(4):275-83.

    32. Gerlacher G, Sirbaugh PE, Macias CG.  Prehospital evaluation of non-transported pediatric patients by a large emergency medical services system.  Pediatr Emerg Care. 2001; 17(6): 421-4. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.ezproxyhost.library.tmc.edu/pubmed/11753185

    33. Rosenberg NM, Wang NE, Sirbaugh PE, Kadish H. Is it or Isn’t it? Pediatr Emerg Care. 2000; Apr;16(2): 130-3. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.ezproxyhost.library.tmc.edu/pubmed/10784219

    34. Sirbaugh PE, Pepe PE, Shook JE, Kimball KT, Goldman MJ, Ward MA, Mann DM. A Prospective, population-based study of the demographics, epidemiology, management, and outcome of out-of-hospital pediatric cardiopulmonary arrest. Ann Emerg Med. 1999;33:174-184. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.ezproxyhost.library.tmc.edu/pubmed/9922413

    35. Renfroe B, Sirbaugh PE.  Febrile Seizures – Review of Literature and Update. Seminars in Infectious Disease. 1995;6(4):218-222 http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov.ezproxyhost.library.tmc.edu/pubmed/16731351

    BOOKS/ONLINE RESOURCES

    1. Sirbaugh P, Meckler G. Prehospital Pediatrics and Emergency Services (EMS). UpToDate. 2016 https://www.uptodate.com/contents/prehospital-pediatrics-and-emergency-m...

    2. Sirbaugh P, Srinivasan S. Prehospital Considerations in Pediatric Care. UpToDate. 2016 https://www.uptodate.com/contents/pediatric-considerations-in-prehospita...

    3. Wigginton J, Pepe P, Mann D, Persse D, Sirbaugh P.  The Critical Role of Lay Persons and Their Actions in Drowning Incidents.  In Bierens J, ed: Handbook on Drowning, 2006, Springer, pp 323-327.

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