David H. Dorfman, MD

Associate Professor, Pediatrics

David Dorfman
88 E. Newton St Vose Hall


David Dorfman, MD, is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in Emergency Medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine. Since 2006 he has taught, served on committees, and acted as chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the university. He is interested in researching trauma in children and has received a grant for his group Project RAP (Reaching Adolescents for Prevention) by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Throughout his career he has given numerous lectures and is a longtime member of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Section Director, Pediatric Subspecialties (Pediatric Emergency Medicine), Pediatrics, Boston University School of Medicine


  • New York University School of Medicine, MD
  • Cornell University, BA


  • Published on 7/20/2018

    Schechter-Perkins EM, Miller NS, Hall J, Hartman JJ, Dorfman DH, Andry C, Linas BP. Implementation and Preliminary Results of an Emergency Department Nontargeted, Opt-out Hepatitis C Virus Screening Program. Acad Emerg Med. 2018 11; 25(11):1216-1226. PMID: 29851238.

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  • Published on 1/1/2017

    Bernstein J, Dorfman D, Lunstead J, Topp D, Mamata H, Jaffer S, Bernstein E. Reaching adolescents for prevention: the role of pediatric emergency department health promotion advocates. Pediatric Emergency Care. 2017; 33(4):223-229.

  • Published on 12/5/2016

    Rothman EF, Heeren T, Winter M, Dorfman D, Baughman A, Stuart G. Collecting Self-Reported Data on Dating Abuse Perpetration From a Sample of Primarily Black and Hispanic, Urban-Residing, Young Adults: A Comparison of Timeline Followback Interview and Interactive Voice Response Methods. J Interpers Violence. 2020 01; 35(1-2):100-126. PMID: 27920359.

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  • Published on 9/21/2015

    Kavanagh PL, Sprinz PG, Wolfgang TL, Killius K, Champigny M, Sobota A, Dorfman D, Barry K, Miner R, Moses JM. Improving the Management of Vaso-Occlusive Episodes in the Pediatric Emergency Department. Pediatrics. 2015 Oct; 136(4):e1016-25. PMID: 26391933.

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  • Published on 4/1/2015

    Koyama A, Dorfman DH, Forcier MM. Long-acting reversible contraception in the pediatric emergency department: clinical implications and common challenges. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Apr; 31(4):286-92; quiz 293-5. PMID: 25831033.

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  • Published on 8/1/2012

    Freundlich CL, Cervantes-Arslanian AM, Dorfman DH. Pediatric stroke. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2012 Aug; 30(3):805-28. PMID: 22974650.

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  • Published on 1/1/2012

    Rosman SL, Dorfman D, Suglia SF, Humphrey C, Silverstein M. Predictors of prescription filling after visits to the pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Jan; 28(1):22-5. PMID: 22193695.

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  • Published on 8/1/2010

    Bernstein J, Heeren T, Edward E, Dorfman D, Bliss C, Winter M, Bernstein E. A brief motivational interview in a pediatric emergency department, plus 10-day telephone follow-up, increases attempts to quit drinking among youth and young adults who screen positive for problematic drinking. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Aug; 17(8):890-902. PMID: 20670329.

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  • Published on 2/1/2010

    Dorfman DH, Trokel M, Lincoln AK, Mehta SD. Increased prevalence of behavioral risks among adolescent and young adult women with psychological distress in the emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010 Feb; 26(2):93-8. PMID: 20094003.

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  • Published on 1/1/2010

    Rosman S, Dorfman DH. Emergency Medicine (RV Aghababian, ed.). Pediatric Head and Neck Infections. Lippincott-Raven Publishers. Philadelphia. 2010.

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