Dr. Joelle Donofrio

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Undergraduate: UC Davis (Animal Science)
Medical School: Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Vallejo CA
Internship/Residency: Pediatrics, Los Angeles County + USC
Fellowship: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Harbor UCLA
Fellowship (Current): Disaster and Emergency Medical Services

Dr. Joelle Donofrio is the current disaster and EMS fellow at UC San Diego and is also a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Attending at Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego. She completed a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Harbor-UCLA after a Pediatric internship and residency at LAC+USC. Her undergraduate degree in animal science was obtained at UC Davis. Her academic interests include pre-hospital care of children and disaster preparedness and response. Her current research is in validation of mass casualty incident algorithms in children, intravenous access in children under 24 months of age, pre-hospital care of ventricular assist device patients, and predicting PTSD in singleton pediatric trauma patients. She is currently the west coast and pediatric podcaster for the Prehospital Emergency Care academic journal and a section editor for PEMsoft, a peer-edited online pediatric emergency medicine resource. Being from South Lake Tahoe, she is an avid snowboarder who is trying to pick up surfing. She enjoys spending time with her husband and dog, cooking, painting sunsets, and trying to find the best fish taco in San Diego. Publications.


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