Pradip Chaudhari, MD

Director of Research and Scholarship, Division of Emergency and Transport Medicine
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles
Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Keck School of Medicine of USC

Dr. Chaudhari was born and raised in West Virginia, after which time he attended undergraduate and medical school at Wake Forest University in North Carolina. After completing a residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, he completed his fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital before joining the Division of Emergency and Transport Medicine at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. In addition to working clinically in the Emergency Department, Dr. Chaudhari is the Associate Research Director, a member of the Institutional Review Board for Human Subjects Protection, and a member of the Institutional Trauma Committee. His research interests include trauma, diagnostic testing, application of evidence-based medicine to clinical practice, and the evaluation and management of common infectious diseases in the ED. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wonderful family.

Clinical Interests

Evidence-Based Medicine, Team-Based Care, Medical Education at the Bedside


Medical School

Wake Forest School of Medicine


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


Boston Children’s Hospital



Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics (American Board of Pediatrics)

Professional Memberships

Society of Pediatric Research 

Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics


Faculty Teaching Honor Roll, Children's Hospital Los Angeles

Certificate, Program in Clinical Effectiveness, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston 

Faculty Teaching Honor Roll, Boston Combined Residency Program 

Farley Fellowship Excellence Award, Boston Children’s Hospital 

Pediatric Academic Societies Travel Award, 2017 

Pediatric Academic Societies Travel Award, 2016 

Victor E. Stork Pediatric Resident Award, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles 

Arnold P. Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society 

Medical Student Excellence Award, Wake Forest School of Medicine Alumni Association 

Walter J. Bo PhD Academic Scholarship, Wake Forest School of Medicine


Chaudhari PP, Monuteaux MC, Bachur RG. Urine Concentration and Pyuria for Identifying UTI in Infants. Pediatrics. 2016;138(5). PMID: 27940788 

Chaudhari PP, Monuteaux MC, Shah P, Bachur RG. The Importance of Urine Concentration on the Diagnostic Performance of the Urinalysis for Pediatric Urinary Tract Infection. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Jul;70(1):63-71.e8. PMID: 28169050.

Chaudhari PP, Monuteaux MC, Bachur RG. Should the Absence of Urinary Nitrite Influence Empiric Antibiotics for UTI in Young Children? Pediatr Emerg Care. 2017;0(0):1. PMID: 29135902.

Chaudhari PP, Monuteaux MC, Bachur RG. Management of Urinary Tract Infections in Young Children: Balancing Admission with the Risk of Emergency Department Revisits. Acad Pediatr. 2018;000:1-6. PMID: 29864523.

Chaudhari PP, Monuteaux MC, Bachur RG. Emergency Department Revisits After an Initial Parenteral Antibiotics Dose for UTI. Pediatrics. 2018;142(3). PMID: 30131437.


Trauma, Diagnostic Testing, Application of Evidence-Based Medicine to Clinical Practice, and the Evaluation and Management of Common Infectious Diseases in the ED