Department Blog

Six members of the Department of Emergency Medicine will be presenting at the American College of Emergency Physicians annual convention, which will be delivered online October 26–29, 2020:

  • Danya Khoujah, MBBS, Adjunct Assistant Professor, on:
    • Perfecting the Neurologic Exam
    • When Weakness Isn’t Stroke
  • Mimi Lu, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, on:
    • Pediatric Nightmare: Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies
    • Pediatric Tricks of the Trade: What They Didn’t Teach You in Residency
  • Sara Manning, MD, Assistant Professor, on:
    • Clinical Pearls for the Breastfeeding Patient: Pump and Dump or OK to Use?
    • Gynecologic Complaints in the Young and Old: Genitourinary Issues at the Extremes of Ages
    • Problems in the Pregnant Patient: Fast Facts
  • Amal Mattu, MD, Professor, on:
    • Acute Decompensated Heart Failure: Time-Critical Interventions
    • From Paper to Patient: Recent Advances in Emergency Electrocardiography That Will Save a Life
    • Myocardial Ischemia and Mimics: ECG Cases
    • Nontraditional Acute Myocardial Infarction Presentations: Don’t Miss the Diagnosis
  • George Willis, MD, Assistant Professor, on:
    • Aortic Dissection: Are You Missing the Diagnosis?
    • Cruising the Cardiology Literature: 2020
    • New Cardiac Drugs: How, What, and When to Use Them in the ED
  • Mike Winters, MD, Professor, on:
    • Crashing Patients: Peri-arrest Pearls for a New Decade
    • Cruising the Literature: Top Articles in Critical Care
    • Undifferentiated Shock: Making a Difference

Three members of the Department of Emergency Medicine spoke at the national Symposium on Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine on March 21, 2020:

  • Kinjal Sethuraman, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, on “Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy and Gastrointestinal Pathology and Inflammatory Disease”
  • Doug Sward, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, on “Return to Diving after Decompression Sickness”
  • Stephen Thom, MD, PhD, Professor, on “Basic Research in Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy—What the Future Holds”

David Marcozzi, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was interviewed for “Leading the Charge,” published in Jmore on August 21, 2020, and quoted in “Baltimore-Area Hospitals Begin to Ease Visitor Restrictions Amid Coronavirus,” published in the Baltimore Sun on August 22, 2020. 


David Gatz, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was second author of “37-year-old Transgender Man with Fevers, Dysuria, and Sudden Decompensation,” which was published in Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine on July 20, 2020.


The Department of Emergency Medicine will present its 10th annual The Crashing Patient: Resuscitation and Risk Management Conference October 13–15, 2020, hosting the event virtually for the first time. The new format is garnering an international audience, with participants already registered from Australia, Canada, Egypt, New Zealand, Nigeria, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, and Turkey. This year, the conference includes:

o   ?Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA, Adjunct Instructor, with four sessions of “Focus on Point-of-Care Ultrasound”

o   Michael Bond, MD, Associate Professor, with “Busted: Orthopedic Medicolegal Pearls and Pitfalls”

o   Laura Bontempo, MD, Associate Professor, with “There’s Blood Everywhere! Dealing with Critical Ear, Nose, and Throat Hemorrhage”

o   Sarah Dubbs, MD, Assistant Professor, with “Critical Care Pitfalls for the Crashing Cancer Patient”

o   Cheyenne Falat, MD, Clinical Instructor, with “From Cold and Dead to Warm and Alive: Resuscitating the Crashing Hypothermic”

o   Ben Lawner, DO, Visiting Assistant Professor, with “Detours, Diversions, and Dangerous Delays: Misadventures in Interfacility Transport”

o   Joe Martinez, MD, Associate Professor, with “How a Roux-en-Y Can Ruin Your Shift”

o   Amal Mattu, MD, Professor, with “Why We Miss Acute Coronary Syndromes”

o   Lauren Rosenblatt, MD, Clinical Instructor, with “Time to Plasmapheresis: Pitfalls in Diagnosis and Management of the Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Patient”

o   George Willis, MD, Assistant Professor, with “Trouble with Big Red: Aortic Disasters”

o   Mike Winters, MD, Professor, with “Resuscitation and Risk Management Pitfalls in Sepsis”


Posted 9/9/2020 by Deborah Stein

36-year-old Male with Syncope

Sam King, MD, Resident; Ryan Spangler, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor; Zachary Dezman, MD, Assistant Professor; and Laura Bontempo, MD, Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were the authors of “36-year-old Male with Syncope,” which was published in Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine on July 20, 2020.


Jenny Guyther, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was sole author of “Advances in Pediatric Neck Trauma: What’s New in Assessment and Management?” which was published in Trauma Reports on September 1, 2020. Deborah M. Stein, ELS, Technical Writer/Editor, Department of Emergency Medicine, edited the manuscript.


Rupal Jain, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, led the first three episodes of the new Critical Care Now Rad Review video series:


Bradford Schwartz, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, and Quincy Tran, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Correlation of History and Physical Examination with Imaging in Traumatic Near-Shore Aquatic Head and Spinal Injury,” which was published in American Journal of Emergency Medicine on July 15, 2020. Deborah M. Stein, ELS, Technical Writer/Editor, Department of Emergency Medicine, edited the manuscript.


Quincy Tran, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the authors of “The Effect of Platelet Transfusion on Functional Independence and Mortality after Antiplatelet Therapy Associated Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” which was published in Journal of the Neurological Sciences on August 1, 2020.