Joe Grubenhoff, MD


Emergency Care

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Academic - Assistant Professor


Century Award
Awarding Body: Children's Hospital Colorado
Date: 2014
Description: This award is given to a member of the Children's Hospital Colorado medical staff 5 or fewer years out from training who has made significant contributions to Children's Hospital Colorado.

Excellence in Trauma Physician Award
Awarding Body: Children's Hospital Colorado Trauma Program
Date: 2014
Description: Awarded to a Children's Hospital Colorado physician who has made considerable contributions to trauma care at the hospital.

5280 Top Doc
Awarding Body: 5280 Magazine
Date: 2013
Description: Recognition by Denver Metro Area peers for providing excellent care.

Golden Stethoscope - Patient/Physician Commumnication
Awarding Body: University of Colorado
Date: 2011
Description: This award is given by the School of Medicine Foundations of Doctoring Program for displaying excellent patient/physician communication skills.

Ludwig-Seidel Award
Awarding Body: Academic Pediatric Association
Date: 2008
Description: This award is given for the best research by a pediatric emergency medicine fellow at the annual Pediatric Academic Society Meeting.

Alpha Omega Alpha
Awarding Body: St. Louis University Beta Chapter
Date: 2002

Biography & Interests

Care Philosophy

I strive to provide evidence-based family-centered care for ill and injured children. I recognize that children are their parents' most prized possession and hope to incorporate their dedication and skill in the care of their child.

Research Interests

I am interested in improving the management of concussions (mild traumatic brain injury) in children.

Education & Training

Medical Schools

St. Louis University School of Medicine  - Medicine (2002)


University of Colorado (Childrens Hospital Colorado) Program  - (2003)

Undergraduate Schools

The Colorado College  - Biology (1997)


American Academy of Pediatrics, Section of Emergency Medicine - Fellow

Research & Grants

Lorazepam Efficacy and Safety Study
Sponsor: NICHD
Amount: $140,656
Begins: 2009

Early Career Award
Sponsor: Thrasher Research Fund
Amount: $25,000
Begins: 2010

Outpatient Follow-up After ED Evaluation for Concussion in Children: Barriers, Facilitators and Benefits
Amount: $95,676
Begins: 2015

Fast MRI for Young Children with TBI (D. Lindberg PI)
Amount: $300,000
Begins: 2015