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David Brousseau, MD, MS

Professor of Pediatrics; Chief, Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine


  • Children's Wisconsin, Emergency/Trauma
  • 9000 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53226


MD, University of Virginia, 1989
MS, Brown University
Residency, Pediatrics, University of Colorado, 1996
Fellowship, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Brown University, 2000

Research Interests

Dr. Brousseau is a clinical researcher, with a focus on emergency department/healthcare utilization. His recent research has focused on children with sickle cell disease, including efforts to improve the timeliness of emergency department care, better understanding risk factors for severe complications of sickle cell disease and use of healthcare resources for sickle cell disease. He has received multiple NIH grants, including an ongoing study through the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN) assessing guideline adherent care for timeliness of emergency department pain treatment for children with sickle cell disease.

In addition to his own research, he focuses on research development of both trainees and faculty. He is the Director of the Medical College of Wisconsin TL1 training program and the Director of Scholarly Activities for the Medical College of Wisconsin. Dr. Brousseau has mentored junior and mid‐level faculty to successful grant funding in diverse areas including: healthcare utilization after NICU discharge, pain treatment for long bone fractures and de‐labelling of children with parent reported antibiotic allergies.