Dr. Janice E. Sullivan, M.D.
A fever in a child can be worrying to parents, and is one of the most common reasons parents seek a pediatrician’s care. To help pediatricians educate parents and families about fever and “fever phobia,” the American Academy of Pediatrics has issued a clinical report, “Fever and Antipyretic Use in Children,” published in the March 2011 print issue of Pediatrics (published online Feb. 28)
Janice E. Sullivan, M.D, the author of the report “Fever and Antipyretic Use in Children" comes on the show to discuss fever - including fever phobia, how to use fever-reducing medicines correctly, whether "combination therapy" (alternating ibuprofen and acetaminophen) is wise, how to be sure you're giving an accurate dose, why you shouldn't use cough and cold medicines that contain fever reducers, and other advice for parents.
Dr. Sullivan is a pediatric intensivist and clinical pharmacologist at the University of Louisville and Kosair Children’s Hospital in Louisville, KY. Following graduation from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine, she completed her pediatric residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences and Arkansas Children’s Hospital. She then completed a combined pediatric critical care and clinical pharmacology fellowship at Case Western Reserve University and Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital. Clinical and administrative positions that Dr. Sullivan holds include: Chief and Medical Director of the Kosair Charities Pediatric Clinical Research Unit of the University of Louisville and Kosair Children’s Hospital, and Chair of the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee of Kosair Children’s Hospital. In addition to clinical activities, she is involved in investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored clinical trials in pediatric patients. She also serves as a mentor for medical students, residents and junior faculty members. Dr. Sullivan has been active in the American Academy of Pediatrics and presently serves as the Chair of the Executive Committee of the Section on Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.
Melanie Cole, M.S.