San Diego Fire and Rescue
Dr. J. Joelle Donofrio is the Associate Medical Director for SanDiego Fire and Rescue. SHe is also medical director of emergency medical services at Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego and an assistant professor at UC San Diego School of Medicine. After graduating cum laude from Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Dr. Donofrio completed her pediatric residency at the University of Southern California and Los Angeles County Medical Center. She went on to complete a three-year pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at Harbor-UCLA under the mentorship of Dr. Marianne Gausche-Hill and an emergency medical services fellowship at UC San Diego. Dr. Donofrio’s research interests and publications involve pediatric disaster and prehospital care of both adults and children. Her other interests include paramedic pediatric education and optimization of prehospital system-based care. She is the West Coast and pediatrics representative for the Prehospital Emergency Care Podcast, a service of the National Association of Emergency Medical Service Physicians, and is an advocate of Free Open Access Medical Education.