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Posted 7/23/2021 by Deborah Stein

Twenty Faculty Present at AAEM SA 2021

Twenty faculty members of the Department of Emergency Medicine presented at the American Academy of Emergency Medicine’s 27th Annual Scientific Assembly, held June 20–24, 2021, in St. Louis, Missouri, and online:

  • Jason D. Adler, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, lectured on “Getting What You Deserve: Reimbursement for Medication-Assisted Therapy”
  • Afrah Abdul Wahid Ali, MBBS, Assistant Professor, presented the lecture “Is That Rash Deadly?”
  • Laura J. Bontempo, MD, MEd, Associate Professor, lectured on “Critical ENT Hemorrhage” and “DIY Peritonsillar Abscess”
  • Wan-Tsu W. Chang, MD, Assistant Professor, presented the lectures “Are You Performing GCS Correctly?” and “Cracking the Spinal Code”
  • Sarah B. Dubbs, MD, Assistant Professor, lectured on “Putting the Comfort in Comfort Care”
  • Kami M. Hu, MD, Assistant Professor, lectured on “Caring for the ICU Boarder,” “Mastering Mechanical Ventilation in the ED,” and “Resuscitation for Two: The Critically Ill Pregnant Patient”
  • Rupal S. Jain, MD, Adjunct Instructor, presented the lectures “CT Perfusion: What Is It and When Do You Need It?” and “Insulin Pump & Preventing the Patient Crump”
  • Danya Khoujah, MBBS, Adjunct Assistant Professor, lectured on “Combatting Delirium in the ED: As Easy as ABCDE”
  • Joseph P. Martinez, MD, Associate Professor, lectured on “Abdominal Pain in the Elderly”
  • Amal Mattu, MD, Professor, presented the plenary lecture “Recent Cardiology Articles You’ve Got to Know” as well as an “ECG Literature Update”; taught the 2-hour “Cardiac Ischemia, Mimics, and Confounding Patterns” section of the ECG in the ED Course; and directed a 4-hour Advanced ECG Workshop
  • Siamak Moayedi, MD, Assistant Professor, lectured on “Procedure Tips, Tricks and Hacks”
  • Siamak Moayedi, MD, Assistant Professor, led and Afrah Abdul Wahid Ali, MBBS, Assistant Professor; Michael L. Billet, MD, Assistant Professor; Brandon Aaron Elder, MD, Assistant Professor; Cheyenne Falat, MD, Instructor; and Lauren S. Rosenblatt, MD, Instructor, taught the small group skills labs “Transvenous Pacers” and “Vertigo Maneuvers”
  • Alexis Salerno, MD, Assistant Professor, taught at the Lower Extremity Ultrasound Workshop and the Beginner Ultrasound Post-Conference Course
  • Ryan Michael Spangler, MD, Assistant Professor, led and Michael L. Billet, MD, Assistant Professor; Cheyenne Falat, MD, Instructor; and Lauren S. Rosenblatt, MD, Instructor, taught the small group skills lab “Priapism Management”
  • Ryan Michael Spangler, MD, Assistant Professor, led and Laura J. Bontempo, MD, MEd, Associate Professor; Cheyenne Falat, MD, Instructor; Rupal S. Jain, MD, Adjunct Instructor; and Lauren S. Rosenblatt, MD, Instructor, taught the small group skills lab “Cricothyrotomy & Needle Cric”
  • Roger M. Stone, MD, MS, FACEP, FAAEM, Clinical Assistant Professor, lectured on “Crisis Standards of EMS Care During COVID19: Keeping Ambulances and EDs as Safe as Possible”
  • George C. Willis, MD, Assistant Professor, lectured on “Balanced Solutions in the Management of Hypovolemic Hyperkalemia”
  • Mike Winters, MD, Professor, directed the Resuscitation for the Emergency Physician Post-Conference Course; presented the plenary lecture “Recent Resuscitation Articles You’ve Got to Know!”; and lectured on “Controversies in Sepsis Resuscitation,” “Current Controversies in Sepsis Resuscitation,” and “Recent Resus Articles You’ve Got to Know!”

Nicholas Walter, MD, Resident; Reem Alfalasi, MBChB, Resident; and Hong K. Kim, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “017. Characteristic of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO) Use for Acute Pediatric Poisoning in the U.S.,” published as part of “2021 ACMT Annual Scientific Meeting Abstracts—Virtual” by Journal of Medical Toxicology on March 31, 2021.


George C. Willis, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, presented on the following topics as part of the annual Essentials of Emergency Medicine conference:

  • “The Crashing Dissection” on May 26, 2021
  • “Ditching D50 [50% Dextrose]” and “Goldilocks & the Hyponatremic Patient” on May 27, 2021

Nicholas Walter, MD, Resident, and Hong K. Kim, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “301. Clinical Characteristics in Cardiotoxic Agent Overdose Necessitating Venoarterial Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation: A Case Series,” published as part of “North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology (NACCT) Abstracts 2020” by Clinical Toxicology on September 4, 2020.


Sharleen Yuan, MD, PhD, MA, Resident; Sam Yarmis, MD, Resident; and Kami M. Hu, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were sole authors of the textbook chapter “Hyperleukocytosis and Leukostasis” in Oncologic Emergency Medicine: Principles and Practice, 2nd edition, published by Springer International in 2021.


Amal Mattu, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was:


Gregory Jasani, MD, Resident; Siamak Moayedi, MD, Assistant Professor; and Douglas G. Sward, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Inner Ear Decompression Sickness in a Hyperbaric Chamber Inside Tender: A Case Report,” accepted May 20, 2021, for publication by the Journal of Undersea and Hyperbaric MedicineDeborah M. Stein, ELS, Technical Writer/Editor, Department of Emergency Medicine, edited the manuscript.


Posted 7/16/2021 by Deborah Stein

Willis Awarded Best Clinical Faculty

George C. Willis, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was selected by the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Class of 2021 as the recipient of a Student Council Faculty Award for Best Clinical Faculty. This is one of the highest honors the students can give a faculty member and is awarded to “members of the faculty of the University of Maryland School of Medicine who have proven to be the most effective teachers in the preclinical and clinical years, as well as exemplary role models for the class.” Dr. Willis received the award May 20, 2021 as part of the class’s graduation ceremony.


Posted 7/15/2021 by Deborah Stein

Quincy Tran 3 Publications in May 2021

Quincy K. Tran, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the authors of:


Mark E. Sutherland, MD, Assistant Professor; Robert Brown, MD, Resident; Aki Honasoge, MD, Resident; and Michael D. Witting, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Clinically Relevant Adverse Cardiovascular Events in Intermediate Heart Score Patients Admitted to the Hospital Following a Negative Emergency Department Evaluation,” published by the American Journal of Emergency Medicine on November 3, 2020.