Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD
Interim President & CEO

Marianne Gausche-Hill, MD, FACEP, FAAP, FAEMS

Investigator, The Lundquist Institute
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Pediatrics, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Dr. Gausche-Hill is Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine and is the immediate past Medical Director for the Los Angeles County Emergency Medical Services Agency. She is the interim Chief Executive Officer for The Lundquist Institute for Biomedical Innovation at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center where she serves in the Department of Emergency Medicine as research faculty. She is nationally and internationally known for her work as an EMS researcher and educator, and for her leadership in the field of EMS and pediatric emergency medicine. She has won numerous national awards for her leadership in emergency medicine, pediatric emergency medicine and EMS. She is best known for her study of pre-hospital airway management for children published in JAMA 2000 and her work on the National Pediatric Readiness Project published in JAMA Pediatrics in 2015 and JAMA Network Open in 2021. She served on the Pediatric and Main committees for the National Academy of Medicine’s Future of Emergency Care in the United States Health System. She is a Senior Director for the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and a senior editor for the textbook, Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice.

Airway Management; Prehospital care; Pediatric emergency medicine

Research Description

Her scholarly work has included more than 300 peer-reviewed publications, textbook chapters, reviews and abstracts including several landmark publications on prehospital airway management and readiness of emergency departments to care for children. She serves as a Co-PI for the Southern California Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SoCal SIREN) and as Senior Consultant for the HRSA funded EMS for Children Innovation and Improvement Center. She serves as Co-I for federally funded grants including as site EMS investigator for the NINDS funded Pediatric Dose Optimization for Seizures by EMS (PediDose) study, and as a core co-investigator for the NHLBI funded Pediatric Prehospital Airway Resuscitation (Pedi-PART) clinical trial.
Dr. Gausche-Hill has received many acknowledgements for creating innovative educational programs and for leadership in emergency medicine, pediatric emergency medicine and EMS including the following: In 2004, the National Education Award in Emergency Medicine by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), in 2005 the Martha Bushore-Fallis APLS award from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), in 2007 the “Emergency Medical Services for Children Heroes Award for Lifetime Achievement” by the Health Resources and Services Administration, The Federal EMS for Children Program, in 2008 the “Heroes of Emergency Medicine” by ACEP, in 2012 the Steve Miller Education and Mentorship Award by the AAP, in 2013 Woman of the Year by the National Association of Professional Women, and the Distinguished Service in EMS Medal by the State of California, in 2014 the Outstanding Contribution in EMS award as well as the Speaker of the Year Award by ACEP, in 2016 the PEMSOFT/EBSCO Award by ACEP for building the evidence base in pediatric emergency medicine, in 2018 the Faculty Teaching Award named in her honor by the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Pediatric Interest Group, in 2019 the James S. Seidel Award for Life Time Achievement by the AAP and Emergency Medical Services Medical Director of the Year by the State of California EMS Authority. In 2021 she was named a Legend of the Lundquist Institute at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, in 2022 was given the Hal Jayne Education Award by the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, and in 2023 was the only physician to be awarded the Vanguard Award by the American Ambulance Association for more than 35 years of dedication to EMS.


  • Bachelor of Science Degree at UCLA (1979)
  • Doctorate in Medicine at David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (1983)
  • Internship in General Surgery (1984)
  • Residency in Emergency Medicine (1986)
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (1988) at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (1988)

Recent and/or Significant Publications

Newgard CD, Lin A, Malveau S, Cook JNB, Smith M, Kuppermann N, Remick KE, Gausche-Hill M, Goldhaber-Fiebert J, Burd RS, Hewes HA, Salvi A, Xin H, Ames SG, Jenkins PC, Marin J, Hansen M, Glass NE, Nathens AB, McConnell KJ, Dai M, Carr B, Ford R, Yanez D, Babcock SR, Lang B, Mann NC; Pediatric Readiness Study Group. Emergency department pediatric readiness and short-term and long-term mortality among children receiving emergency care. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jan 3;6(1):e2250941. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.50941. PMID: 36637819
Remick KE, Smith M, Newgard CD, Lin A, Hewes H, Jensen AR, Glass N, Ford R, Ames S, Cook J, Malveau S, Dai M, Auerbach M, Jenkins P, Gausche-Hill M, Fallat M, Kuppermann N, Mann NC. Impact of individual components of emergency department pediatric readiness on pediatric mortality in US trauma centers. J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2023 Mar 1;94(3):417-424. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000003779. Epub 2022 Sep 1. PMID: 36045493; PMCID: PMC9974586.
Dieckmann RA, Fuchs S, Gausche-Hill M. The Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals Course and the Pediatric Assessment Triangle: A 25-year retrospective. Prehosp Emerg Care 2023 Apr 18:1-9. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2023.2203527. Online ahead of print. PMID: 37071588.
Bosson N, Toy J, Chang A, Haase D, Kipust A, Korotzer L, Warren J, Kim YS, Kazan C, Gausche-Hill M. Short-term outcomes and patient perceptions after paramedic non-transport during the COVID-19 pandemic. Prehosp Emerg Care 2023 Apr 20:1-10. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2023.2205512. Online ahead of print. PMID: 37078829.
Bosson N, Shavelle D, Kazan C, Gausche-Hill M. Reply to: Extracorporeal cardiopulmonary resuscitation success - System or selection? Resuscitation. 2023 Jul;188:109854. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2023.109854. Epub 2023 May 29. PMID: 37257677.
Remick KE, Hewes HA, Ely M, Schmuhl P, Crady R, Cook LJ, Ludwig L, Gausche-Hill M. National Assessment of Pediatric Readiness of US Emergency Departments During the COVID-19 Pandemic. JAMA Netw Open. 2023 Jul 3;6(7):e2321707. doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2023.21707. PMID: 37418265; PMCID: PMC10329204.
Toy J, Bosson N, Schlesinger S, Gausche-Hill M. Racial and ethnic disparities in the provision of bystander CPR after witnessed out-of-hospital cardiac arrest in the United States. Resuscitation. 2023 Sep;190:109901. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2023.109901. Epub 2023 Jul 12. PMID: 37442519.
Foster AA, Li J, Wilkinson MH, Ely M, Gausche-Hill M, Newgard C, Remick K. Pediatric emergency care coordinator workforce: A survey study. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2023 Jul 18;4(4):e13006. doi: 10.1002/emp2.13006. PMID: 37469489; PMCID: PMC10353296.
Gaeta TJ, Calderon Y, Ankel FK, Gausche-Hill M, Gorgas DL, Goyal DG, Purosky RG, Trotter A, Johnston MM. American Board of Emergency Medicine Report on Residency and Fellowship Training Information (2022-2023). Ann Emerg Med. 2023 Jul;82(1):66-81. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2023.05.011. PMID: 37349072.
Newgard CD, Babcock SR, Song X, Remick KE, Gausche-Hill M, Lin A, Malveau S, Mann NC, Nathens AB, Cook JNB, Jenkins PC, Burd RS, Hewes HA, Glass NE, Jensen AR, Fallat ME, Ames SG, Salvi A, McConnell KJ, Ford R, Auerbach M, Bailey J, Riddick TA, Xin H, Kuppermann N; Pediatric Readiness Study Group. Emergency Department Pediatric Readiness Among US Trauma Centers: A Machine Learning Analysis of Components Associated with Survival. Ann Surg. 2023 Sep 1;278(3):e580-e588. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0000000000005741. Epub 2022 Nov 1. PMID: 36538639; PMCID: PMC10149578.


Dr. Marianne Gausche Discusses Pediatric Readiness on American Health Journal