Center for Injury Research and Prevention

Christopher E. Gaw, MD, MBE

Christopher E. Gaw CIRP
CIRP Associate Fellow

Christopher E. Gaw, MD, MBE is an Associate Fellow at the Center for Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP) and a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellow Physician at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Gaw is also a researcher at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Research Institute and currently is working on projects at CIRP and at CHOP's Poison Control Center.

At CIRP, Dr. Gaw's projects include analyzing child restraint misuse, studying the epidemiology of head traumas presenting to emergency departments in the United States, and assessing provider perceptions regarding injury prevention counseling in acute and primary care settings.

He has published multiple articles in peer-reviewed journals regarding injury prevention and unintentional pediatric poisonings and has presented his work at several meetings, including the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, the Midwestern Society for Pediatric Research, and the American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference & Exhibition.

Dr. Gaw received his BS in Biology with minors in Neuroscience and Global Public Health from The Ohio State University. He then received his MD and MBE from the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society and awarded the Marie Leebron Prize in Pediatrics. He completed his pediatric residency at CHOP.

Dr. Gaw can be contacted at

Research Interests

public health, injury epidemiology, bioethics, clinical education


child restraint misuse, head traumas, poison control, injury prevention counseling