Craig McElderry, MD

Attending Physician
Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (Clinical Educator), Keck School of Medicine of USC

At CHLA since 1995, Dr. McElderry served as fellowship director early on, and for the past 11 years has functioned as the ED Liaison to the Trauma Program. CHLA is a Pediatric Trauma Center, verified by the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 Trauma Center.

His other administrative role includes scheduling all of the ED attending shifts. Academically, he has done peer review for Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reports and has written questions for the PEM Boards.

Most recently, he authored multiple chapters in Fleisher and Ludwig’s 5-Minute Pediatric Emergency Medicine Consult Text. Outside of the hospital, he enjoys BBQing with friends, working out, and hiking.

Clinical Interests

Bedside Teaching


Medical School

Ohio State University


Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatrics


Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatrics


Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Pediatric Emergency Medicine



American Board of Pediatrics, Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Professional Memberships

American Pediatric Association


Sedation and Analgesia