Director, The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency
Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
University of Florida Health Sciences Center
Robert C. Luten has dedicated his career to the advancement of pediatric emergency care. He is considered a pioneer in the specialty of pediatric emergency medicine and was a founding board member of that specialty. He has taken a leadership role in childhood emergency initiatives in the American Academy of Pediatrics, the American Red Cross, the American Heart Association, the American College of Emergency Physicians and other national organizations.
He was a charter member of the Pediatric Subcommittee on Childhood Resuscitation of the American Heart Association, co-author and co-founder of PALS and leading author and editor of APLS jointly sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics. He is a past president of the Society for Pediatric Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Luten has edited several textbooks and is widely published in the area of childhood emergencies. He is the author and principal instructor of the pediatric section of The Difficult Airway Course: Emergency. As creator and author of the studies which formed the basis of the Broselow Tape and the Broselow-Luten Color Coding Kids System, Dr. Luten has dramatically improved the practice of pediatric emergency medicine over the course of his career.
Dr. Luten is currently professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida, Shands in Jacksonville, FL. He is board certified in Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine.