Nicolaus Glomb, MD, MPH

Pediatric emergency care physician

Dr. Nicolaus Glomb is a pediatrician who specializes in caring for children and young adults in the emergency department.

In research, Glomb's interests include improving the medical care provided to children by ambulance workers and addressing access to care for pediatric patients with behavioral health needs. He serves as an emergency medical services co-lead for the UCSF group working collaboratively with the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network. He is also active in improving emergency care in resource-limited settings, with a focus on both the pediatric medical care given by ambulance workers and hospital preparedness for large-scale disasters such as earthquakes.

Glomb received his medical degree from East Carolina University's Brody School of Medicine and his master of public health degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He completed a residency in pediatrics at Atrium Health's Carolinas Medical Center and fellowships in pediatric emergency medicine and global health at Texas Children's Hospital, an affiliate of Baylor College of Medicine.

Glomb served as a volunteer in the Peace Corps in Mauritania, West Africa. In 2009, he received the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship and worked in Lambaréné, Gabon, West Africa, providing community-based medical care and education. Now, through UCSF's partnership with Makerere University and Mulago Hospital in Kampala, Uganda, he spends part of his time teaching and training medical learners in the Makerere College of Health Science's residency programs in pediatric and emergency medicine. He is a scholar in the Academic Pediatric Association's Research Scholars Program for 2019-2021. UCSF awarded him the Maxine Papadakis Award for Faculty Professionalism and Respect in 2017 and the John L. Ziegler Outstanding Mentor Award in 2019.


Children's Emergency Department
1975 Fourth St., First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 353-1818
Physician Referrals: (877) 822-4453 or (877) UC-CHILD

More about Nicolaus Glomb


Brody School of Medicine 2009
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, MPH 2009


Atrium Health, Pediatrics 2012


Baylor College of Medicine, Pediatric Emergency Medicine and Global Health 2016

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Glomb NW, Shah MI, Cruz AT. Prioritising minimum standards of emergency care for children in resource-limited settings. Paediatr Int Child Health. 2017 May; 37(2):116-120.
  2. Glomb NW, Shah MI, Cruz AT. . Prioritizing Minimum Standards for Emergency Care in Resource-Limited Settings. Paediatrics and International Child Health. 2016.
  3. Glomb NW, D’Amico B, Rus M, Chen C. . . December 2015. Vol 16 (4). 256-261. . Point of Care Ultrasound in Resource-Limited Settings. Clinical Pediatric Emergency Medicine. 2015; 16(4):256-261.
  4. Glomb, NW and Cruz, AT. Fleisher and Ludwig’s Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Infectious Disease Emergencies and Travel Medicine. 2015.
  5. Wohl DA; Zeng, D; Stewart, P; Glomb, NW; Alcorn, T; Jones, S; Handy, J; Fiscus, S; Weinberg, A; Gouda, D; van der Horst, C. . Cytomegalovirus Viremia, Mortality, and End Organ Disease Among Patients with AIDS Receiving Potent Antiretroviral Therapies. Journal of Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome 2005 Apr. 15; 38 (5): 538-44. PMID 15793363. 2005.
  6. Weinberg, A.; Wohl, D, A; MaWhinney, S; Barrett, R, J; Brown, D, G; Glomb, NW; van der Horst, C. Cytomegalovirus-Specific IFN-gamma Production is Associated with Protection Against Cytomegalovirus Reactivation in HIV-infected Patients on Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy. 2003.

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