Photo of J. Joelle Donofrio-Odmann, D.O.


Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care


San Diego County

3020 Children's Way
MC 5075
San Diego, CA 92123


Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care


Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego

Medical Group / IPA


Medical School

Touro University College of Medicine, Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine


University of Southern California


University of Southern California


Harbor UCLA Medical Center, UC San Diego

Board Certifications

Emergency Medicine/Urgent Care, Pediatrics




Dr. J. Joelle Donofrio is medical director of emergency medical services at Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego and an assistant professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine.

After graduating cum laude from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Donofrio completed her pediatric residency at the University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Medical Center. She went on to complete a three-year pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Harbor-UCLA under the mentorship of Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill and an emergency medical services fellowship at UC San Diego.

Dr. Donofrio's research interests and publications involve pediatric disaster and prehospital care of both adults and children. Her other interests include paramedic pediatric education and optimization of prehospital system-based care. She is the West Coast and pediatrics representative for the Prehospital Emergency Care Podcast, a service of the National Association of Emergency Medical Service Physicians, and is an advocate of Free Open Access Medical Education.

In her spare time, Dr. Donofrio enjoys acrylic and oil painting, international travel, snowboarding and working in her garden.


Comparison of Outcome Tools Used to Test Mass-Casualty Algorithms in the Pediatric Population.
Donofrio JJ, Shaban A, Kaji AH, Santillanes G, Cicero MX, Chang TP, Gausche-Hill M, Claudius IA

Prehospital Disaster Triage Does Not Predict Pediatric Outcomes: Comparing the Criteria Outcomes Tool to Three Mass-Casualty Incident Triage Algorithms.
Cicero MX, Santillanes GR, Cross KP, Kaji AH, Donofrio JJ

Epidemiology of Prehospital Care at the San Diego (USA) - Tijuana (Mexico) International Border Crossing.
Farah J, Goebel M, Pierce J, Donofrio JJ

A Novel Algorithm for Improving the Diagnostic Accuracy of Prehospital ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction.
Goebel M, Vaida F, Kahn C, Donofrio JJ

An Urban 9-1-1 System's Experience with Left Ventricular Assist Device Patients.
Goebel M, Tainter C, Kahn C, Dunford JV, Serra J, Pierce J, Donofrio JJ

Establishing the Key Outcomes for Pediatric Emergency Medical Services Research.
Members of the SAEM Consensus Conference Emergency Medical Services Subcommittee, Adelgais KM, Hansen M, Lerner EB, Donofrio JJ, Yadav K, Brown K, Liu YT, Denslow P, Denninghoff K, Ishimine P, Olson LM

Use of a Novel, Portable, LED-Based Capillary Refill Time Simulator within a Disaster Triage Context.
Chang TP, Santillanes G, Claudius I, Pham PK, Koved J, Cheyne J, Gausche-Hill M, Kaji AH, Srinivasan S, Donofrio JJ, Bir C

Development of a Pediatric Mass Casualty Triage Algorithm Validation Tool.
Donofrio JJ, Kaji AH, Claudius IA, Chang TP, Santillanes G, Cicero MX, Srinivasan S, Perez-Rogers A, Gausche-Hill M

Accuracy, Efficiency, and Inappropriate Actions Using JumpSTART Triage in MCI Simulations.
Claudius I, Kaji AH, Santillanes G, Cicero MX, Donofrio JJ, Gausche-Hill M, Srinivasan S, Chang TP

Comparison of Computerized Patients versus Live Moulaged Actors for a Mass-casualty Drill.
Claudius I, Kaji A, Santillanes G, Cicero M, Donofrio JJ, Gausche-Hill M, Srinivasan S, Chang TP

Most routine laboratory testing of pediatric psychiatric patients in the emergency department is not medically necessary.
Donofrio JJ, Horeczko T, Kaji A, Santillanes G, Claudius I

Clinical utility of screening laboratory tests in pediatric psychiatric patients presenting to the emergency department for medical clearance.
Donofrio JJ, Santillanes G, McCammack BD, Lam CN, Menchine MD, Kaji AH, Claudius IA

Impact of boarding pediatric psychiatric patients on a medical ward.
Claudius I, Donofrio JJ, Lam CN, Santillanes G

See the full listing of this physician's publications on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

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