Department Blog

Posted 6/12/2015 by Linda Kesselring

IFEM Article on Professional Development Curriculum

Terry Mulligan, DO, MPH, along with colleagues from the United Kingdom, Australia, and other medical centers in the United States, published an article in the May issue of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Medicine, which presents a framework for a continuing professional development curriculum. The article was written on behalf of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine, as the third in a series that began with the publication of model curriculums for undergraduate (medical school) and graduate (residency) training. It also presents a detailed tabulation of the features of national continuing medical education programs in the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Singapore, and China.

Posted 6/10/2015 by Linda Kesselring

Peds Residents Assess Teddy Bears

Barrie Bostick, MD, Melissa Rice, MD, and Ashley Strobel, MD, all EM/Peds residents, participated in the Teddy Bear Clinic at Upper Chesapeake Medical Center on Saturday, May 30. Dozens of children and their teddy bears experienced the full emergency department treatment, from registration and triage to the examination and the use of splints and nebulizers, as required. This semi-annual community outreach program helps to demystify the emergency medicine process for children and their parents.

Posted 5/29/2015 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Mulligan Receives Award from AAEM

Terry Mulligan, DO, MPH, is this year’s recipient of the International Emergency Medicine Leadership Award from the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. The award honors Dr. Mulligan’s 15 years of leadership, service, and scholarship in the field of international emergency medicine and global acute care development for AAEM, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the International Federation of Emergency Medicine, and other national and global emergency medicine organizations.

Posted 5/7/2015 by Linda Kesselring

Stroke Care Within the Golden Hour

Kyle Fischer, MD, MPH, published a letter in the April issue of JAMA Neurology, in which he discussed the methodology used by a group of German physicians in their study of the dispatch of a stroke emergency mobile unit and use of prehospital thrombolysis. Dr. Fischer's comments can be read at

Posted 4/30/2015 by Linda Kesselring

"Need-to-Know" EM Articles of 2014

You can read summaries of recent publications on the practice of emergency medicine in the current issue of the International Journal of Emergency Medicine. That issue contains a compilation by Drs. Maite Huis in 't Veld, Tu Carol Nguyen, Joe Martinez, and Amal Mattu, in which they summarize 33 articles on a variety of emergency medicine topics, including airway management, cardiology, infectious diseases, and toxicology. Their article is available at

Posted 4/15/2015 by Linda Kesselring

Bryan Hayes Publishes Article on Social Media Use

Bryan Hayes, PharmD, is the lead author of the article titled “Social Media in the Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum: Social Media Responses to the Residents’ Perspective Article,” which has been published online by Annals of Emergency Medicine. The article is highlighted as an Editor’s Choice for Clinicians.

Posted 4/13/2015 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Mattu Presents Cardiology Lectures in Netherlands

Amal Mattu, MD, was the keynote speaker at the 2nd Dutch Congress on Emergency Cardiology, held at the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Dordrecht, Netherlands, on March 26 and 27. He presented lectures on the following topics:

  • Electrocardiography of Myocardial Ischemia and Mimics
  • High Risk Arrhythmias
  • Electrocardiography of the Patient With Syncope
  • Modern Management of Cardiogenic Shock
  • ACS in the Elderly Patient: When Traditional Teaching Falls Short
  • Emergency Cardiology 2015: The Articles You Must Know!

Posted 4/10/2015 by Linda Kesselring

Medical Student Wins EMRA Grant

Kinjal Sethuraman, MD, MPH, is pleased to announce that her mentee, Taylor Douglas, a second-year student at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, has been awarded a $1000 research grant from the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association. The grant will fund the statistical analysis of data that Ms. Douglas has collected regarding children treated by the Hyperbaric Medicine Program in the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. The project will delineate the characteristics of children at greatest risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Posted 4/8/2015 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Mattu Keynotes at Saudi Symposium

Amal Mattu, MD, was the keynote speaker at the 2015 Saudi Emergency Medicine Assembly in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, held on February 9 and 10, 2015. The title of his plenary address was “Ten Things You Must Consider in the Crashing Patient: Beyond A-B-C and ACLS.” In addition, he presented lectures titled “ACS Update 2015” and “Acute Heart Failure” and led a 6-hour preconference workshop on advanced ECG interpretation, covering myocardial ischemia, dysrhythmias, and syncope.

Posted 3/18/2015 by Linda Kesselring

The Best EM Articles of 2014

The current issue of the International Journal of Emergency Medicine contains an article by Maite A. Huis in' t Veld, MD, Ty Nguyen, DO, Joe Martinez, MD, and Amal Mattu, MD, which summarizes 33 "need-to-know" articles from the recent emergency medicine literature. The authors organized the review in 13 topic areas, including airway management, cardiology, infectious diseases, orthopedics, and ultrasound. The article is available at