Department Blog

Congratulations to Drs. Witting, Hayes and Schenkel along with two alumni, Dr Lantyr and Vashi on their recently published article in the Journal of Emergency Medicine titled "Emergency Department Medication History Taking: Current Inefficiency and Potential for a Self-Administered Form" The abstract can be found at

Posted 6/14/2013 by Linda Kesselring

Emergency Cricothyroidotomy for Trauma: Letter to Editor

R. Gentry Wilkerson, MD, Ken Butler, DO, and Michael Witting, MD, MS, co-authored a letter to the editor that was published in the June issue of the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. Their letter is a response to an article in the October 2012 issue of the journal, in which Dr. David King and colleagues discussed the training of surgery and emergency medicine residents in the performance of cricothyroidotomy.

Posted 6/2/2013 by Linda Kesselring

CME Credit and Faculty Attendance at Conference

Michael C. Bond, MD, co-authored the article titled “Increasing Faculty Attendance at Emergency Medicine Resident Conferences: Does CME Credit Make a Difference?,” which was published in the March issue of The Journal of Graduate Medical Education.

Posted 6/1/2013 by Linda Kesselring

Bicycle Crashes in Northern and Southern Hemispheres

Terry Mulligan, DO, MPH, in collaboration with colleagues from Netherlands and Australia, published an article in the June issue of Injury, comparing the mechanisms and types of injury sustained by adults in bicycle crashes in those two countries.

Posted 5/27/2013 by Linda Kesselring

Clinics: Head-Hole Emergencies

Alisa Gibson, MD, DMD, guest edited the May issue of Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America, on the topic of head, eye, ear, nose, and throat emergencies. Contributors included Sarah Sommerkamp, MD, RDMS (on the topic of oral lesions [co-authored with Dr. Gibson]), Victoria Romaniuk, MD (on ocular trauma), and Kim Boswell, MD (on facial fractures). The issue opens with a foreword by Amal Mattu, MD, a consulting editor for the journal.

Posted 5/26/2013 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Nable Wins ACOEP Award

J.V. Nable, MD, EMT-P, won the New Speaker's Forum at the Spring Seminar of the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians, held in Ft. Lauderdale in April. The title of his lecture was "Is There a Doctor on Board? In-Flight Medical Emergencies for the Emergency Physician."

Posted 5/25/2013 by Linda Kesselring

Prolonged QT Interval Article in AJEM

Josh Moskovitz, MD, MPH, Bryan Hayes, PharmD, Joe Martinez, MD, and Amal Mattu, MD, published “Electrocardiographic Implications of the Prolonged QT Interval” in the May issue of the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

Posted 5/24/2013 by Linda Kesselring

Critical Decisions: Anticoagulants and Systemic Infections

Our department is well represented, with two articles, in the April issue of Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine: “New Oral Anticoagulants,” by Ellen Lemkin, MD, PharmD, Bryan Hayes, PharmD, and Floyd Howell, MD, with co-author Kristin Watson, PharmD, from the School of Pharmacy, and “Systemic Infections in Elderly Patients,” by Danya Khoujah, MBBS, and Cindy Shen, DO.

Posted 5/23/2013 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Sethuraman Receives AWAEM Award

Kinjal Sethuraman, MD, MPH, received the Momentum Award from the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine, honoring her dedication and service to the organization. She also has been elected to the Academy’s executive committee, accepting the office of secretary.

Posted 5/23/2013 by Linda Kesselring

Residency Journal Club Publishes SAH Article

The Journal Club’s discussion of subarachnoid hemorrhage culminated with the publication of an article in the May issue of The Journal of Emergency Medicine. The authors—Ali Farzad, MD, Bethany Radin, DO, Jason Oh, MD, Heidi Teague, MD, Brian Euerle, MD, RDMS, JV Nable, MD, Andrew Windsor, MD, and Michael Witting, MD, MS—all contributed to a debate about diagnostic strategies for SAH and compiled their perspectives in a manuscript titled “Emergency Diagnosis of Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: An Evidence-Based Debate.”