Theresa Guins

"Championing CHKD's Urgent Care initiative has been incredibly rewarding; there is nothing better than healing an ill or injured child."

Dr. Theresa Guins

(757) 668-4630
Practice
Board Certifications

American Board of Pediatrics

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Education

Medical School: New York University School of Medicine

Residency: Montefiore Medical Center

Fellowship: Children's National Medical Center

Bio

Dr. Guins is the medical director for CHKD's Urgent Care program.

Raised and educated in New York, Dr. Guins completed her fellowship in pediatric emergency medicine at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. She then moved to Virginia and spent 20 years as an attending physician in the CHKD's Emergency Medicine department. 

Dr. Guins was asked to develop CHKD's Urgent Care service line, which allows the CHKD Health System to offer its pediatric expertise in caring for ill and injured children throughout the community.

She is also involved in pre-hospital care of children. Through advocacy and education, both regionally and at the state level, she hopes to improve the care that pediatric patients receive from pre-hospital providers.

Clinical Interests
  • Pre-hospital care
  • Urgent care
  • Wound management
Community Involvement
  • Consultant to TEMS Council for development and review of pediatric protocols
  • Volunteer teaching to Tidewater region EMS providers, including PALS/PEPP
  • Liaison from CHKD to local EMS systems
  • Pediatric Education Series for Prehospital Providers, TEMS region
Research Area
  • Pre-hospital airway management of pediatric patients
Honors & Awards
  • Tidewater EMS Council Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children, 2016
  • Frank M. Yeiser, Jr. Award for Outstanding EMS Physician, Tidewater EMS Council, 2011
  • Virginia Chapter of the AAP and The Virginia Pediatric Society Award for Outstanding Service, 2008
  • EMSC National Heroes Award: EMSC Advisory Committee Member, 2008
  • Virginia Governor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children, 2005
  • Tidewater EMS Council Award for Outstanding Contribution to EMS for Children, 2005
  • Certificate of Appreciation, Tidewater EMS Council, for Exceptional Service to the EMS System, 2004
Publications
  • Comparison of Direct Laryngoscopy to Pediatric King LT-D in Simulated Airways, Byars, Donald V.; Brodsky, Richard A.; Evans, David; Lo, Bruce; Guins, Theresa; Perkins, Amy M., Pediatric Emergency Care. 28(8):750-752, August 2012
  • Guins TE. Anaphylaxis. In: Orenstein JB, Klein BL, Mayer TA eds, Pediastat: A rapid reference tool for Pediatric
    Emergency Medicine CD ROM. CMC Research, Portland, OR. 1998
  • Guins TE. Limp. In: Orenstein JB, Klein BL, Mayer TA eds, Pediastat: A rapid reference tool for Pediatric Emergency
    Medicine CD ROM. CMC Research, Portland, OR. 1998 
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Urgent Care vs. Emergency Care