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Posted 4/23/2021 by Deborah Stein

Jasani Named MD ACEP Resident of the Year

Gregory Jasani, MD, Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, was named Resident of the Year by the Maryland Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians on March 18, 2021. The award is given to a resident “who embodies a great spirit of altruism and whose combination of clinical promise, leadership, dedication, and commitment to emergency medicine patient-centered care separates them from others.”


Posted 4/19/2021 by Deborah Stein

EMS Trauma Management

Benjamin J. Lawner, DO, MS, EMT-P, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, lectured on “EMS [Emergency Medical Services] Trauma Management” at the Trauma Fundamentals Virtual Conference 2021 conducted by Emergency Medicine Reviews and Perspectives on April 14, 2021.


Posted 4/16/2021 by Deborah Stein

3K Registered for 2021 Emergency Cardiology Symposium

The Department of Emergency Medicine held its 6th annual Emergency Cardiology Symposium on March 24, 2021, with nearly 3,000 people from 86 countries registering to attend. Amal Mattu, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, directed the symposium and Leen Alblaihed, MBBS, MHA, Adjunct Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, lectured on “COVID-Related Dysrhythmias.”


David E. Marcozzi, MD, MHS-CL, MHS-CL, FACEP, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was appointed to the senior leadership team as Chief Clinical Officer (CCO) for the University of Maryland Medical Center on March 15, 2021. Nicole Baehr, MHA, PMP, previously Population Health Project Supervisor, Department of Emergency Medicine, will join him as Manager of Operations within the CCO office.


Posted 4/7/2021 by Deborah Stein

New CCPEM Episodes: HOT-ICU and COVID-19 Updates

Mike Winters, MD, Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was among the discussants in the twice-monthly podcast, Critical Care Perspectives in Emergency Medicine, episodes:


Quincy K. Tran, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, and Ashley R. Menne, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Preventing Seizure Occurrence following Spontaneous Intracerebral Haemorrhage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Seizure Prophylaxis,” published February 28, 2021, in Seizure. Deborah M. Stein, ELS, Technical Writer/Editor, Department of Emergency Medicine, provided technical and English-language editing of the manuscript.


Daniel J. Haase, MD, Assistant Professor, and Quincy K. Tran, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Arterial or Cuff Pressure: Clinical Predictors among Patients in Shock in a Critical Care Resuscitation Unit,” published March 9, 2021, by the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.


Siamak Moayedi, MD, Assistant Professor, and Mercedes Torres, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were among the authors of “Abscess Management: An Evidence-Based Review for Emergency Medicine Clinicians,” published December 6, 2020, by the Journal of Emergency Medicine.


Brent R. King, MD, MMM, Professor, and Megan J. Cobb, MD, DPT, Adjunct Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were sole authors of the book chapter “Thoracic Trauma” and Mimi Lu, MD, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, was co-author of the chapterConstipation,” in Harwood-Nuss’ Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine, 7th edition, published October 10, 2020.


Posted 3/26/2021 by Deborah Stein

40-year-old Female With Sudden Onset Dyspnea

Breanna Kebort, MD, Resident; Aleta Hong, MD , Clinical Instructor; Laura J. Bontempo, MD, MEd, Associate Professor; and Zachary D.W. Dezman, MD, MS, MS, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, were sole authors of40-year-old Female with Sudden Onset Dyspnea,” published December 28, 2020, by Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine.