Peter Ehrlich, MD, MSc
Medical Director, Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center, CS Mott Children’s Hospital, University of Michigan / Co-Director, Outreach and Translation Core, Injury Prevention Center, University of Michigan
Dr. Ehrlich is a Professor of Surgery and the Medical Director of the University of Michigan’s Level 1 Pediatric Trauma Center which serves the state of Michigan and has a large outreach and injury prevention program particularly for underserved children. He also serves steering committee of the U-M Injury Center Outreach Dr. Ehrlich has a broad background in clinical pediatric trauma, research in the field of injury, and he has led the Pediatric Trauma Injury Prevention Program at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital at U-M in the creation of a Distracted Driving website and research on post-surgical opioid prescribing, in partnership with the Kohl’s Foundation. He is particularly interested in interventions related to substance abuse and injury. Seeing firearm injury in children at the front lines, Dr. Ehrlich takes a clinical perspective back to the bench to develop interventions and make them translatable. He is co-investigator of a project aiming to address the challenge of lack of availability of high-quality data on non-fatal firearm injuries across the spectrum of hospital care by linking existing clinical electronic health record and administrative databases. He recently has been focusing on the mental health consequences following a firearm injury.