Jim Wilde


Jim Wilde


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Emergency Medicine

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Physician Assistant

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pediatrics

The Graduate School

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Physician Assistant Program


Appointment Date: 1998

Dr. Wilde is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia. He completed his undergraduate degree at Duke University, medical school at Indiana University, residency in Pediatrics at the Medical College of Virginia, and fellowships in both Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Hospital. His primary research and teaching interests are influenza, meningitis, the appropriate use of antibiotics, and medicolegal issues. He has authored over 60 journal articles and textbook chapters. He is a frequent invited lecturer for Medical Education meetings at the local, regional and national level.

Dr. Wilde holds current Board Certification in Pediatrics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases, and Pediatric Emergency Medicine. He is a full-time attending physician in the Pediatric Emergency Department at the Children’s Hospital of Georgia.

Dr. Wilde served for several years as Director of the Georgia chapter of CDC’s “Get Smart” (about antibiotics) program. He has also been active in Pandemic Flu planning at the local, regional, and State level. He served for six years as a writer on the Pediatric Review and Education Program (PREP) for the American Academy of Pediatrics, then spent an additional six years as co-editor of PREP-EM, an emergency medicine spin-off of PREP that is used by physicians world-wide. Dr. Wilde travels frequently with the Department of Emergency Medicine’s international teams, volunteering his time in mission settings in Africa, South America, and Asia.

Specialty Focus: Pediatric Emergency Medicine

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  • AF 2031


  • MD, Medicine Indiana University Bloomington, 1984

  • BA, Chemistry, General Duke University, 1980


  • Re-certified, Pediatric Emergency Medicine American Board of Pediatrics, 2013

  • Re-certified, General Pediatrics American Board of Pediatrics, 2013

  • Certified, Sub-Board of Pediatric Infectious Diseases 2013

  • Re-Certified, American Board of Pediatrics 1999

  • Certified, Sub-board of Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1996

  • Provider, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Instructor 1995

  • Ohio State Medical Board 1994

  • Provider, Advanced Trauma Life Support, Re-certified 1993

  • Maryland State Board of Physician Quality Assurance 1990

  • Certified, American Board of Pediatrics 1989

  • Virginia Department of Health Regulatory Boards 1986

  • Certified, National Board of Medical Examiners 1985

  • Re-Certified, American Board of Pediatrics 2013

  • Re-certified, Sub-Board of Pediatric Emergency Medicine 2013

  • DEAL 2020

  • Board of Medicine Physician License, Georgia Ga Composite State Board, 1998

  • PHY Ga Composite State Brd, 1998

  • ABPPEM American Brd of Pediatrics, 2004

Awards & Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Program Award Augusta University, 2016

  • Certificate of Appreciation American Academy of Pediatrics, 2014

  • Outstanding Speaker Award American College of Emergency Physicians, 2006

  • Certificate of Appreciation American Academy of Pediatrics, 2006

  • Emergency Medicine Housestaff Teaching Award, “Outstanding Faculty Educator”, Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta Georgia, 2001

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • REMD 5000

    Emergency Medicine
  • EMED 5001

    Emergency Medicine Clkship

Teaching Interests

Influenza, Medicolegal topics, Pediatric Infectious Diseases


Selected Recent Publications

  • COVID-19: Pandemic 2020, 2020
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Drowning in Children, 2020
  • Chest Pain in Children, 2019
  • Male Genital System, 2019
  • SIDS/BRUE, 2019

Research Interests

Influenza, MRSA, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

Department Service

  • Designing Clinical Research course for PEM Fellows 2019 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Office of Medical-Legal Education and Research Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Pediatric Section Meeting 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • MCG, Department of Emergency Medicine, Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine 1998 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • COVID Testing Algorithm for Augusta area, early pandemic period 2020 - 2020

    Role: Other

University Service

  • MIS-C Algorithm for CHOG 2020 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Augusta University Senate 2020 - Present

  • Peer Review for Children's Hospital of Georgia 2008 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • MCG, Pandemic Influenza Planning Committee 2006 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • FY 2016 P&T Committee 2002 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • CHOG Peer Review Committee 2016 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • American Academy of Pediatrics 2010 - Present

    Role: Other
  • G-Line Website Committee, GA Hospitals RegionG Local Information Network for Emergencies 2010 - Present

    Role: Director
  • AAP Section on Infectious Diseases, Education Subcommittee 2005 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Physicians Practice Group (PPG) Bylaws Committee 2004 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

Public Service

  • District Health Department 2009 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Georgia United Against Antibiotic Resistant Diseasee 2005 - 2012

    Role: Other
  • State Pandemic Flu Task Force 2006 - 2010

    Role: Task Force Member
  • "Ask the Doctor" 2000 - 2003

    Role: Other