Robert Flood, MD

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Robert Flood, MD, FAAP
Chief, Emergency Medicine

Dr. Robert Flood is chief of Emergency Medicine for Nicklaus Children’s Health System. In this role, Dr. Flood is responsible for setting the strategy and providing leadership for the Emergency Department at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, as well as for the physicians employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists who provide pediatric emergency care coverage in the emergency departments at Baptist Hospital, Homestead Hospital and the Mastroianni Family Pediatric Emergency Department at Jupiter Medical Center.

Prior to joining Nicklaus Children’s, Dr. Flood served as professor of pediatrics/pediatric emergency medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at Saint Louis University School of Medicine and division director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri.

Dr. Flood earned his medical degree from the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine and completed a combined residency in pediatrics and internal medicine at University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Hospital, where he also served as chief resident of pediatrics. He then pursued a fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital. His research interests include quality improvement, process improvement, injury prevention and procedural sedation.

Dr. Flood is board certified in general pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine through the American Board of Pediatrics. He is board certified in emergency medicine through the American Board of Physician Specialists. Dr. Flood is a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics. His work has been published in peer-reviewed journals, he has presented at medical conferences and edited several medical textbooks.

Dr. Flood is employed by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists (NCPS), the physician-led multispecialty group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System.

Nicklaus Children’s Hospital Emergency Department
The Emergency Department at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital is one of the most visited emergency rooms in the nation and has a team of board-certified and fellowship-trained attending pediatric specialists and subspecialists on call, 24 hours a day. To continue to be a leader in ensuring patient satisfaction, the entire staff continually devises and implements strategies to reduce patient waiting time, enhance the waiting room atmosphere and improve the delivery of care for patients and families. The Emergency Department is also home to the Miguel "Mike" B. Fernandez Family Pediatric Trauma Center, the only freestanding Level I pediatric trauma center in South Florida. An adjoining helipad enhances the facility’s ability to handle incoming traumas, as well as transfers from other hospitals.
 

Our Healthcare Partners

 
Baptist South Florida

Nicklaus Children’s and Baptist Health are pleased to collaborate in providing pediatric care excellence via a partnership established during the COVID-19 pandemic. The health systems share a common goal of offering the best care possible to children and families of the region.
 
Emergency Department Services
Nicklaus Children’s pediatric emergency physicians provide coverage at the Baptist Hospital and Homestead Hospital emergency departments. The doctors you have previously referred and entrusted with your patient care in those two emergency departments transitioned in 2021 to employment by Nicklaus Children’s Pediatric Specialists, the medical group practice of Nicklaus Children’s Health System. Baptist Health South Florida and Nicklaus Children’s shared focus of putting children and families first is a great combination for the families of Miami-Dade County. We are pleased that the physicians in the Baptist Hospital and Homestead Hospital emergency departments continue to offer services to families who have come to know them there, while also engaging with the extensive array of pediatric subspecialists available on Nicklaus’ medical staff to support children and families with continuing specialized care needs.
 
Jupiter Medical Center
Nicklaus Children’s Hospital and Jupiter Medical Center are proud to partner to bring you the best inpatient, neonatal intensive care services and pediatric emergency care in Palm Beach County.
 
Mastroianni Family Pediatric Emergency Department
Jupiter Medical Center and Nicklaus Children’s Hospital are making pediatric care even more accessible to residents of Palm Beach and Martin counties with the Mastroianni Family Pediatric Emergency Department. Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, the trusted choice for pediatric care in South Florida, continues to share best practices, policies and procedures developed and continuously enhanced over its more than 70-year history. Experts from both institutions are collaborating to provide world-class pediatric emergency care. The Mastroianni Family Pediatric Emergency Department is a standalone 6,300-square-foot pediatric wing, specifically designed to be a family-focused, child-friendly environment.


Hiranniramol, K., Moran, V., ..., Flood, R. (2023). Characteristics of Adult Patients for Violence-Related Injuries Presenting to a Level 1 Trauma Center in Midwest United States. Hospital topics, 101(4), 352-359. View in Pubmed

Hartman, N., Flood, R.G., Gerard, J.M. (2022). Clinical Characteristics of Acute Hematogenous Osteomyelitis with and without Subperiosteal Abscesses in the Acute Care Setting. Pediatric emergency care, 38(4), e1224-e122. View in Pubmed

Huy, T., Lowrie, L., Flood, R.G., et al (2021). Improving the Safety of an Emergency Department-Based Direct Admission Process at a Children's Hospital . Pediatric emergency care, 37(12), e861-e865. View in Pubmed

Cundiff, K.M., Gerard, J.M., Flood, R.G. (2018). Critical Care Interventions for Asthmatic Patients Admitted From the Emergency Department to the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit. Pediatric emergency care, 34(6), 385-389. View in Pubmed

Wang, V.J., Flood, R.G., Godambe, S.A. (2017). Pediatric Emergency Medicine Question Review. PEMQBook, LLC. .

Wang, V.J., Flood, R.G. (2017). Pediatric Emergency Medicine Question Review Just the Statistics 2009-2017. PEMQBook, LLC. .

Flood, R.G., Szwargulski, P., Qureshi, N., et al (2016). Immediate Bedding and Patient Satisfaction in a Pediatric Emergency Department . Journal of emergency medicine, 50(5), 791-798. View in Pubmed

Charney, R.L., Rebmann, T., Flood, R.G. (2015). Emergency Childcare for Hospital Workers During Disasters. Pediatric emergency care, 31(12), 839-843. View in Pubmed

Charney, R., Rebmann, T., Flood, R.G. (2015). Hospital Employee Willingness to Work during Earthquakes Versus Pandemics. Journal of emergency medicine, 49(5), 665-674. View in Pubmed

Tejani, C., Sivitz, A.B., ..., Flood, R.G., et al (2014). A comparison of cosmetic outcomes of lacerations on the extremities and trunk using absorbable versus nonabsorbable sutures. Academic emergency medicine, 21(6), 637-643. View in Pubmed

Tejani, C., Sivitz, A.B., ..., Flood, R.G., et al (2014). Working after a tornado: a survey of hospital personnel in Joplin, Missouri . Biosecurity and bioterrorism, 12(4), 190-200. View in Pubmed

Charney, R., Kennedy, B., ..., Flood, R.G., (2013). Evaluation of a high-dose continuous albuterol protocol for treatment of pediatric asthma in the emergency department . Pediatric emergency care, 29(2), 191-196. View in Pubmed

Charney, R., Kennedy, B., ..., Flood, R.G., (2013). Comparison of cosmetic outcomes of absorbable versus nonabsorbable sutures in pediatric facial lacerations. Pediatric emergency care, 29(6), 691-695. View in Pubmed

Thomas, S.M., Gerard, J.M., Flood, R.G., (2013). Rapid bedside triage does not affect the delivery of pain medication for extremity pain in the pediatric emergency department . Pediatric emergency care, 29(7), 792-795. View in Pubmed

Thomas, S.M., Burch, W.Q., ..., Flood, R.G., et al (2013). Simulation training for pediatric residents on central venous catheter placement: a pilot study . Pediatric critical care medicine, 14(9), e416-e423. View in Pubmed

Germino, K.W., Gerard, J.M., Flood, R.G., (2012). Greater saphenous vein location in a pediatric population . Journal of pediatric nursing, 27(6), 626-631. View in Pubmed

Charney, R., Kennedy, B., ..., Flood, R.G., (2012). Pandemic influenza extension areas in an urban pediatric hospital . Prehospital and disaster medicine, 27(1), 75-80. View in Pubmed

Wang, V.J., Flood, R.G., Sharma, S. (2012). Pediatric Emergency Medicine Question Review. PEMQBook, LLC. .

Charney, R.L., Lehman-Huskamp, K.L., ..., Flood, R.G., (2011). Impact of disaster drills on caregiver perception and satisfaction in the pediatric emergency department. Pediatric emergency care, 27(11), 1033-1037. View in Pubmed

Wang, V.J., Sharma, S.F., Flood, R.G. (2009). Pediatric Emergency Medicine Question Review. PEMQBook, LLC. .

Flood, R.G., Badik, J., Aronoff, S.C. (2008). The utility of serum C-reactive protein in differentiating bacterial from nonbacterial pneumonia in children: a meta-analysis of 1230 children . The Pediatric infectious disease journal, 27(2), 95-99. View in Pubmed

Luck, R.P., Flood, R.G., Eyal, D, et al (2008). Cosmetic outcomes of absorbable versus nonabsorbable sutures in pediatric facial lacerations. Pediatric emergency care, 24(3), 137-142. View in Pubmed

Mansbach, J.M., McAdam, A.J., ..., Flood, R.G., et al (2008). Prospective multicenter study of the viral etiology of bronchiolitis in the emergency department. Academic emergency medicine, 15(2), 111-118. View in Pubmed

Flood, R.G., Aronoff, S. (2007). Cryptococcus neoformans. Philadelphia. WB Saunders. Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics 18th Edition.

Flood, R.G. (2003). Procedural sedation and analgesia for children in the emergency department. Emergency medicine clinics of North America, 21(1), 121-139. View in Pubmed

Flood, R.G., Chiang, V.W. (2001). Rate and prediction of infection in children with diabetic ketoacidosis. American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 19(4), 270-273. View in Pubmed

Flood, R.G., Mooney, D.P (2001). Rate and prediction of traumatic injuries detected by abdominal computed tomography scan in intubated children . Journal of Trauma, 61(2), 340-345. View in Pubmed

Flood, R.G. (2000). Limp. Philadelphia. Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins. Question Review for Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine.

Flood, R.G. (1999). Strychnine poisoning. Pediatric emergency care, 15(4), 286-287. View in Pubmed

Primary Office

Address:
Nicklaus Children's Emergency Medicine
3100 SW 62 Avenue - ER Department
Miami, FL 33155
Phone Number:
305-669-6543

Education

Chief Res - University of Miami
Fellowship - Boston Children's Hospital
Residency - University of Miami
Medical School - University of Miami

Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics (Pediatrics) - Certified
American Board of Pediatrics (Ped Emergency Med) - Certified