Eric Sigel, MD
Professor, Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine

Medical School:
  • MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1989)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Colgate University (NY) (1985)
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center Program (1989)
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center Program, Pediatrics (1992)
  • Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Adolescent Medicine (1993)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine

Professional Titles

  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • Fellowship Director Adolescent Medicine

Research Interests

Youth Violence, Firearm Violence


  • Professor (2016)
    School of Medicine, Pediatrics


  • Culyba AJ, Sigel E, Westers N, Barondeau J, Trent M, Coyne-Beasley T. Freedom to Play, Learn, Live, and Thrive: A Youth-Serving Professional Call to Action to Address Firearm Violence. J Adolesc Health. 2022 Nov 6. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36351863
  • Roche JS, Philyaw-Kotov ML, Sigel E, Eisman AB, Tzilos Wernette G, Resnicow K, Carter PM, Cunningham RM, Walton MA. Implementation of a youth violence prevention programme in primary care. Inj Prev. 2022 Jun;28(3):231-237. PubMed PMID: 34716179
  • Mattson SA, Sigel E, Mercado MC. Risk and Protective Factors Associated with Youth Firearm Access, Possession or Carrying. Am J Crim Justice. 2020 Feb;45(5):844-864. PubMed PMID: 33013151
  • Culyba AJ, Sigel E. Firearms and substance use: bringing synergy to counseling and intervention. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2020 May 3;46(3):263-265. PubMed PMID: 32338070
  • Position Paper: Preventing Firearm Violence in Youth Through Evidence -Informed Strategies. The Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine. Sigel ES, Culyba A, et al. J Adolescent health 66 (2020) 260-64
  • Ngo QM, Sigel E, Moon A, Stein SF, Massey LS, Rivara F, King C, Ilgen M, Cunningham R, Walton MA. State of the science: a scoping review of primary prevention of firearm injuries among children and adolescents. J Behav Med. 2019 Aug;42(4):811-829. PubMed PMID: 31367940
  • Sigel EJ, Mattson SA, Mercado MC. Increased Violence Involvement and Other Behavioral and Mental Health Factors Among Youth With Firearm Access. J Adolesc Health. 2019 Jul;65(1):63-71. PubMed PMID: 30956138
  • Cunningham RM, Carter PM, Ranney ML, Walton M, Zeoli AM, Alpern ER, Branas C, Beidas RS, Ehrlich PF, Goyal MK, Goldstick JE, Hemenway D, Hargarten SW, King CA, Massey L, Ngo Q, Pizarro J, Prosser L, Rowhani-Rahbar A, Rivara F, Rupp LA, Sigel E, Savolainen J, Zimmerman MA. Prevention of Firearm Injuries Among Children and Adolescents: Consensus-Driven Research Agenda from the Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) Consortium. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 Jun 10. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31180470
  • Masho SW, Schoeny ME, Webster D, Sigel E. Outcomes, Data, and Indicators of Violence at the Community Level. J Prim Prev. 2016 Apr;37(2):121-39. PubMed PMID: 26965102
  • Kingston BE, Mihalic SF, Sigel EJ. Building an evidence-based multitiered system of supports for high-risk youth and communities. Am J Orthopsychiatry. 2016 Mar;86(2):132-43. PubMed PMID: 26963183
  • Sigel E, Harpin SB, Tung G. Increasing documentation and referral for youth at risk for violence through the primary health care setting. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2015 May;54(5):451-7. PubMed PMID: 25305258
  • Monge MC, Forman SF, McKenzie NM, Rosen DS, Mammel KA, Callahan ST, Hehn R, Rome ES, Kapphahn CJ, Carlson JL, Romano ME, Malizio JB, Bravender TD, Sigel EJ, Rouse MR, Graham DA, Jay MS, Hergenroeder AC, Fisher MM, Golden NH, Woods ER. Use of Psychopharmacologic Medications in Adolescents With Restrictive Eating Disorders: Analysis of Data From the National Eating Disorder Quality Improvement Collaborative. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Jul;57(1):66-72. PubMed PMID: 26095410
  • Sigel E, Harpin SB, Tung G. Increasing Documentation and Referral for Youth at Risk for Violence Through the Primary Health Care Setting. Clin Pediatr (Phila). 2014 Oct 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 25305258
  • Forman SF, McKenzie N, Hehn R, Monge MC, Kapphahn CJ, Mammel KA, Callahan ST, Sigel EJ, Bravender T, Romano M, Rome ES, Robinson KA, Fisher M, Malizio JB, Rosen DS, Hergenroeder AC, Buckelew SM, Jay MS, Lindenbaum J, Rickert VI, Garber A, Golden NH, Woods ER. Predictors of outcome at 1 year in adolescents with DSM-5 restrictive eating disorders: report of the national eating disorders quality improvement collaborative. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Dec;55(6):750-6. PubMed PMID: 25200345
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Professional Memberships

  • Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine, MD
  • American Academy of Pediatrics, Violence Prevention Subcommittee FAAP
  • Society for the Advancement of Violence and Injury Research, Member, Science Committee

Practice Locations

Children's Hospital Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
13123 East 16th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045

Children's Hospital Colorado Adolescent Medicine
860 N Potomac Cir
Aurora, CO 80011

Hospital Affiliation
  • Children's Hospital Colorado

Specialty Information

  • Pediatrics, Board Certification (1992, 2006)
  • Adolescent Medicine, Board Certification (1997, 2014)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Child and Teen Health - Teen Health
  • Substance Abuse - Alcoholism
  • Substance Abuse
  • Substance Abuse - Drug Abuse
  • Substance Abuse - Smoking Cessation
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Anxiety
  • Mental Health and Behavior
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Bipolar Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Eating Disorders
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Depression
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Stress
  • Primary Care
  • Symptoms and Manifestations
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Abdominal Pain
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Chronic Fatigue
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Headache
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Nausea and Vomiting
  • Symptoms and Manifestations - Pain
  • Child and Teen Health
Clinical Interests
I have a variety of clinical interests including behavioral issues- youth violence, aggression, ADHD, substance use, and teen-parent conflict; adolescent mental health, including Anxiety, Depression, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Eating Disorders and general adolescent issues including male health, puberty, growth, sexual orientation and transgender issues.

Personal Interests
I am the father of 3 kids- I recognize that parenting has added a unique perspective to my work as a pediatrician/adolescent specialist, making me a better doctor. I love all aspects of the Colorado outdoors

Volunteer Activities
Board Member, Metro Denver Partners 1996-2008 Adult Advisor for the Gang Rescue and Support Project 2000-2008

Public Speaking
I have presented > 100 talks locally, regionally and nationally on eating disorders, youth violence, firearm risks, substance abuse as well as general adolescent medicine topics.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1989)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Colgate University (NY) (1985)
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center Program (1989)
Residency Programs:
  • University Hospitals Case Medical Center Program, Pediatrics (1992)
  • Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Program, Adolescent Medicine (1993)
Languages: English
Department: Pediatrics-Adolescent Medicine
Contact Us
CU Anschutz
Fitzsimons Building

13001 East 17th Place
Campus Box C290
Aurora, CO 80045

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