Kirsten A Bechtel MD

Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Emergency Medicine); Medical Director, Pediatric Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner (SANE) Program; Chairperson, Yale Traffic Safety Subcommittee; Co-Chairperson, State of Connecticut Child Fatality Review Panel

Departments & Organizations

Yale Medical Group

Office of Student ResearchPediatrics: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Research Interests

Head Injury in Children; Forensic Medicine more...


  • M.D., University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, 1991

Selected Publications

  • Bowe C, Veale K. Sensitivity to 4-Aminopyridine observed in Mammalian Sciatic Nerves during Acute Pyridoxine induced Sensory Neuropathy and Recovery. Experimental Neurobiology 1988; 100(3): 448-458.
  • Bechtel K, King C, Glustein J, Hoffman P. Efficacy of parenteral metoclopramide in reducing the Incidence of emesis in children with gastroenteritis. Pediatric Emergency Care 1997; 13(4): 298.
  • Bechtel K, Bhende M, Venkataraman S, Allen J. Use of the esophageal detector device in a newborn piglet model. Annals of Emergency Medicine 1998 31(3): 344-350.



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