Keith Farrell Kleinman, M.D., M.A.

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  • Director, Pediatric Emergency Technology
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics


Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics


The Johns Hopkins Hospital

600 N. Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287
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Dr. Kleinman is an assistant professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.  His area of clinical expertise is pediatric emergency medicine. After receiving his B.S. in Biology from Dickinson College, Dr. Kleinman earned his M.D. and M.A. from Boston University School of Medicine.  He completed his residency, chief residency, and fellowship in pediatrics at the Harriet Lane Pediatric Residency Program at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

His research interests are in developing and testing novel applications of digital health technologies with the desire to improve pediatric emergency and critical care.  He has a specific interest in the development of extended reality applications and novel uses of artificial intelligence.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics.

As the Director of Pediatric Emergency Technology for the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Dr. Kleinman leads the effort to improve the implementation, utilization, and efficiency of the electronic health record system, clinical decision support tools, and other available technologies within the Pediatric Emergency Department. more


  • Director, Pediatric Emergency Technology
  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions



  • MD; Medicine; Boston University School of Medicine (2015)


  • Pediatrics; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2018)


  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine; Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (2022)

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatric Emergency Medicine) (2023)
  • American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) (2018)

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

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Kleinman K, Hairston T, Smith B, Billings E, Tackett S, Chopra E, Risko N, Swedien D, Schreurs BA, Dean JL, Scott B, Canares T, Jeffers JM. Pediatric Chest Compression Improvement Via Augmented Reality Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Feedback in Community General Emergency Departments: A Mixed-Methods Simulation-Based Pilot Study. J Emerg Med. 2023 Jun;64(6):696-708. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2023.03.058. Epub 2023 Mar 22. PubMed PMID: 37438023; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC10360435.

Jeffers JM, Schreurs BA, Dean JL, Scott B, Canares T, Tackett S, Smith B, Billings E, Billioux V, Sampathkumar HD, Kleinman K. Paediatric chest compression performance improves via novel augmented-reality cardiopulmonary resuscitation feedback system: A mixed-methods pilot study in a simulation-based setting. Resusc Plus. 2022 Sep;11:100273. doi: 10.1016/j.resplu.2022.100273. eCollection 2022 Sep. PubMed PMID: 35844631; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9283661

Kleinman K, Psoter KJ, Nyhan A, Solomon BS, Kim JM, Canares T. Evaluation of digital otoscopy in pediatric patients: A prospective randomized controlled clinical trial. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 Aug;46:150-155. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2021.04.030. Epub 2021 Apr 27. PubMed PMID: 33945977

Canares T, Parrish C, Santos C, Badawi A, Stewart A, Kleinman K, Psoter K, McGuire J. Pediatric Coping During Venipuncture With Virtual Reality: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Pediatr Parent. 2021 Jul 28;4(3):e26040. doi: 10.2196/26040. PubMed PMID: 34319249; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC8367183

Kouo T, Kleinman K, Fujii-Rios H, Badaki-Makun O, Kim J, Falco L, Canares TL. A Resident-Led QI Initiative to Improve Pediatric Emergency Department Boarding Times. Pediatrics. 2020 Jun;145(6). doi: 10.1542/peds.2019-1477. Epub 2020 May 20. PubMed PMID: 32434760

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