Rajan Arora, MD, FAAP, FAAEM

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Associate Director, Quality Improvement
Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
3901, Beaubien Blvd, Detroit, Michigan 48201


Rajan Arora MD, FAAP is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, Michigan. He is double Board Certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He graduated from Maulana Azad Medical College, University of Delhi and has twice consummated Residency in Pediatrics from the University of Delhi, India and at St John Hospital and Medical Center, Michigan, USA. He completed Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Children’s hospital of Michigan and thereupon accepted a faculty position as a PEM physician and Associate Director of Quality Improvement at his alma mater.

Research Interest

Pediatric Sepsis; Febrile infant; Patient safety; Quality Improvement; Point of Care Ultrasound; Resident and Fellow education; Clinical Pathways

Scientific Activities


Fellow, American Academy of Pediatrics
Fellow, Section of Emergency Medicine (SOEM), American Academy of Pediatrics
Fellow, American Academy of Emergency Physicians
Fellow, Council of Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, AAP
Section of Med- Peds, AAP
Section of Advances in Therapeutic and Technology, AAP
Section of International Medical Graduates, AAP
American Medical Association
Atlantic Pediatric Society



Member, Quality Transformation Subcommittee, Section of Emergency Medicine (SOEM), AAP.


Executive member, Michigan Emergency Department Improvement Collaborative (MEDIC), Pediatric Committee: Develop pediatric risk assessment tools, implementation strategies, operational issues and charting the future course of the consortium’s QI activities.
Executive member, MEDIC Data and Publication Committee: Discuss methodological issues, data collection strategies, programming issues and approach to analyze and disseminate the experience of the collaborative.


Permanent Medical License: State of Michigan
ECFMG certification


Chief Fellow, Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, 2013-2014.
Finalist* 2012 National PEMpix Competition, AAP National conference and Exhibition, New Orleans, Oct 2012.
Recognized and listed in “Guide to America’s Top Pediatricians”, by Consumer’s Research Council of America 2012.
“Pediatric Academic Achievement Award”, St John Hospital and Medical Center, MI, 2011.
Certificate for Excellence in Research, 33rd Annual SEMCME Research Forum, MI, 2011.
Poster Distinction, Annual Pediatric Research Day, St John Hospital, MI, 2011.


2015: Pediatric Emergency Medicine Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics.
2011: Pediatric Board Certification, American Board of Pediatrics.


Original Research Articles in Referred journals

Arora, R, Kannikeswaran N. Clinical Impact of Radiology callbacks in a Pediatric Emergency Department. Accepted for publication in Pediatric Emergency Care. Nov 2015.
Dharmaraj R, Jaber A, Arora R, Hagglund K, Lyons H. Seasonal variations in onset and exacerbation of inflammatory bowel diseases in children. BMC Res Notes. 2015 Nov 20;8(1):696. PMID: 26588900.
Arora R, Saraiya S, Niu X, Thomas RL, Kannikeswaran N. Post tonsillectomy hemorrhage: who needs intervention? Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2015 Feb;79(2):165-9. PMID:25547960

Review Articles in Referred journal

Arora R, Fichadia U, Hartwig E, Kannikeswaran N. Pediatric upper-extremity fractures. Pediatr Ann. 2014 May;43(5):196-204. PMID:24877490
Arora R, Mahajan P. Evaluation of Child with Fever without Source: Review of Literature and Update. Pediatr Clin North Am. 2013 Oct; 60(5):1049-62. PMID: 24093895.

Case reports in Referred journals

Felt J, Arora R, Sethuraman U. Respiratory Distress in an Infant: An Uncommon Cause for a Common Complaint. J Emerg Med. 2016 Feb;50(2):e57-60. PMID: 26589564
Indra S, Arora R. Fever, Genital Pain, and Genital Ulcers. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 Jul 6. PMID:26149845.
Kannikeswaran N, Shah A, Fichadia U, Arora R. A Kick in the Groin.Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Dec 16. PMID:25520368.
Todd S, Arora R, Kannikeswaran N, Allarakhia I, Sivaswamy L, Wallenstein MB, Burgener EB, Klotz J, Kerner JA. Index of suspicion.Pediatr Rev. 2014 Oct;35(10):439-46. PMID:25274971.
Arora R, Hartwig E, Kannikeswaran N. Toddler with unexplained multiple Bruises. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2014 Sep;30(9):646-8.PMID:25186509.
Arora R, Chiwane S, Hartwig E, Kannikeswaran N. A child with altered sensorium, hyperglycemia and elevated Troponins. J Emerg Med. 2014 Feb;46(2):184-90. PMID: 23880446.
Arora R, Hartwig E, Kannikeswaran N. Oral lesions secondary to child abuse. J Emerg Med. 2013 Oct; 45(4):e139-40. PMID: 23871476.
Baloria A, S Vinayak, Arora R, Mishra S. Case Report: Unusual echocardiographic finding leading to diagnosis of pulmonary sequestration. Images Paediatr Cardiol 2008;10(2):1-5. PMID: 22368544 [PubMed] PMCID: PMC3232588.

Textbook Chapters

Arora, R. Post-Test Chapter. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Question Review Book 2017, PEMQBook, LLC.
Arora R. Neonatal Meningitis. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Software “PEMSoft”, an online clinical library and medical reference system. Feb 2013.

Research Abstracts

Arora R, Lyons H. Seasonal variations in the flare up of inflammatory bowel disease. Inflammatory Bowel Disease. Supp Vol 17.12. Dec 2011.S59.

Kishore A, Arora R. Early Cochlear Implantation Improves Quality Of Life In Hearing Impaired Children. PEDICON 2008: MISC/10(O). Published in the scientific proceedings of 45th National Conference of the Indian Academy of Pediatrics. Available at: http://www.iapindia.org/files/abstracts2008/MISC.doc

Articles and Case Reports that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals

Arora R, Kannikeswaran N, Bhaya N and Sivaswamy L. Moyamoya Syndrome Presenting as Stroke in a Toddler with Down Syndrome. Austin J Pediatr. 2015;2(1): 1017.
Arora R, Kannikeswaran N, Hartwig E. A Young Woman With Painful, Swollen, Indurated Leg Lesions. Consultant for Pediatricians.CFP. 201413(6):273.
Arora R, Hartwig. Henoch Scholein purpura with orchitis. Consultant for Pediatricians. 2013;12(1):48E.
Arora R, Raza S. Ectopic Ureterocele. Consultant for Pediatricians. 2012;11:285.
Arora R, Raza S. Popsicle Panniculitis. Consultant for Pediatricians. 2011;10(12):422.
Arora R, Raza S. Case Report: MRSA Abscess attributed to Spider bite. Consultant for Pediatricians. 2011;10(1):24.
Arora R, Srivastava R N. Review article: Complications of Nephrotic Syndrome in Children. Apollo Medicine Journal. 2007;4:130-34.