Dr. Todd Florin

Dr. Todd Florin, MD, MSCE is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He is Director of Research for the Division of Emergency Medicine at Lurie and Head of the Grainger Initiative for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Research.


Dr. Florin completed medical school at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 2005. He completed pediatrics residency, chief residency and a pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia from 2005-2012, in addition to a Master of Science degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the Center for Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Pennsylvania.


Dr. Florin’s work focuses on improving the diagnosis, management and outcomes of children with common, serious infections in the emergency department, with a current focus on bronchiolitis and pneumonia. He is the principal investigator of Catalyzing Ambulatory Research in Pneumonia Etiology and Diagnostic Innovations in Emergency Medicine (CARPE DIEM), a prospective cohort study of children who presented to the Emergency Department with community-acquired pneumonia with the overall objectives of using clinical and translational methodology to understand CAP pathophysiology, improve prediction of CAP severity, and enhance differentiation of CAP etiology. His work has also centered on resource utilization, variation in care, and use of clinical trials to improve treatments for respiratory tract infections.


Dr. Florin’s work has been funded by a K23 and an R03 from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the NIH, a KL2 mentored career development award through the University of Cincinnati and a grant from the Gerber Foundation. He is a past recipient of the Academic Pediatric Association Young Investigator Award, in addition to research awards from the Sections of Emergency Medicine and Hospital Medicine of the American Academy of Pediatrics. He serves on the Council of the Society of Pediatric Research, on the Executive Committee of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee and on the writing committee for the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society and Infectious Diseases Society of America pediatric pneumonia guidelines.