Grand Rounds

Prehospital Acute Stroke Care: Recognition and Triage

Jason McMullan, MD, MS

Director of the Division of EMS
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine

Dr. Jason McMullan is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Division of EMS at the University of Cincinnati Department of Emergency Medicine. He is a Medical Director for several fire departments in Greater Cincinnati. He is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine & Emergency Medicine Services Medicine.

 

Dr. McMullan completed medical school at the Medical University of South Carolina (2004) followed by an Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, where he also completed a Fellowship in Emergency Medical Services (2009). He then completed a Masters of Science-Clinical and Translation Research in 2018.

 

He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Jewish Hospital-Mercy Health and the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and is the Founder and Director of the Take10 Cincinnati Compression-Only CPR Initiative.

 

Dr. McMullan’s interests lie in the development and application of evidence-based prehospital care. He joined the NEJM Journal Watch Emergency Medicine editorial board in 2019.


Jeffrey Caterino, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Vice Chair of Research
Department of Emergency Medicine
The Ohio State University

Dr. Jeffrey Caterino is a Professor with Tenure in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University College of Medicine in Columbus, Ohio. He is board certified in both Emergency and Internal Medicine, and works clinically in the Emergency Department and the Observation Unit. 

 

He is Vice Chair of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine and Associate Dean for Research in the OSU College of Medicine. His primary research interest is in geriatric emergency medicine with a specific focus in diagnosis and treatment of geriatric infectious diseases.

 

Dr. Caterino completed medical school at the Pennsylvania State University (1999), followed by a combined EM/IM Residency at Allegheny General Hospital (Chief Resident, 2004). He then completed his Master of Public Health, Clinical Translational Sciences at The Ohio State University (2011).

 

He has been continuously funded by the National Institute on Aging for the past 10 years, including a current R01 to study diagnostic approaches to UTI in older adults. He has received the NIH K23 Paul B. Beeson Patient-Oriented Research Development Award in Aging from the National Institute on Aging, John A. Hartford Foundation, and American Federation for Aging Research (2010), and the American Geriatrics Society Dennis W. Jahnigen Career Development Scholars Award (2007).


Pediatric Metabolic Emergencies: Approach & Management Strategies

Tien Vu, MD

Associate Professor
Pediatrics-Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Tien Vu is an associate professor of pediatric emergency medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine, as well as an attending pediatric emergency medicine physician at Children's Hospital Colorado. She is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics..

She completed medical school at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in 2000 and went on to pediatric residency training at Children's National Medical Center/George Washington University Program (2003). She completed a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship at the University of Colorado (Children's Hospital Colorado) Program (2006).


Kristin L. Rising, MD, MSHP

Director of Acute Care Transitions
Department of Emergency Medicine
Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Dr. Kristin L. Rising is a clinician investigator with a primary research interest in improving the quality and capacity of the U.S. acute care delivery system to best serve individual patient needs. She completed medical school at the University of California San Francisco (2008), emergency medicine residency training at Boston Medical Center (2012), and received a Master's of Science in Health Policy Research at the University of Pennsylvania (2014). Dr. Rising is currently an assistant professor and director of acute care transitions in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University. Her most recent work has focused on characterizing factors associated with recurrent Emergency Department utilization with the goal of ultimately designing an acute care delivery system that is more responsive to meeting patients' needs when and where they desire care most.


Mary Clyde Pierce, MD

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Preventative Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Dr. Pierce completed her residency in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and went onto pursue a fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She is board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine and practices at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. Dr. Pierce’s clinical interests include all aspects of child abuse pediatrics including prevention, physical abuse, sexual abuse, neglect, failure to thrive and medical child abuse. Her research interests include development of evidence-based tools for differentiating abusive from accidental trauma in children.​


A 2020 vision of CPR (10-11am) & The rationale for giving whole blood in the prehospital setting (11am-12pm)

Paul Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP

Professor of Surgery, Medicine Pediatrics, Public Health & the Riggs Family Chair in Emergency Medicine
University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center

Paul E. Pepe, MD, MPH, FACEP, is a professor of  Surgery, Medicine, Pediatrics, Public Health and the Riggs Family Chair in Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. He’s the EMS medical director for Dallas County and regional director of out-of-hospital mobile care systems and event/disaster preparedness in the UT Southwestern Office of Health System Affairs. He’s also coordinator of the U.S. Metropolitan Municipalities EMS Medical Directors (“Eagles”) Coalition and a member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Emergency Medical Services (JEMS).

 

Dr. Pepe will be presenting two grand rounds lectures:
A 2020 Vision of CPR: Evolution, Revolution and a New Solution for Saving Lives (10-11am)
Leviticus Meets EMS: The Rationale for Giving Whole Blood in the Prehospital Setting (11am-12pm)


Alex Manini, MD, MS, FACMT, FAACT

Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Dr. Manini is Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. He practices at Elmhurst Hospital Center with board certification in Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology. He received his undergraduate degree in biology from MIT, followed by an MD from UCSF and MS in clinical investigation at NYU. He trained in emergency medicine at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, MA. He completed fellowship in medical toxicology at NYU/Bellevue in New York City.

 

Dr. Manini has authored over 75 peer-reviewed publications and his current research interests include clinical studies to characterize and evaluate adverse cardiovascular events following acute drug overdose. In 2011 he was named the Young Investigator of the Year by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and in 2013 he was voted Young Investigator of the Year by the European Association of Poison Centres and Clinical Toxicologists (EAPCCT).  He has received research grant support from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute on Drug Abuse, National Center for Advancement of Translational Sciences, and the City of New York.  He is currently Associate Director of the Mount Sinai T32 Investigator Training Program in Emergency Care Research.


Olivia Bailey, MD

Clerkship Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Dr. Olivia Bailey is a Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Iowa. 

After obtaining her MD from the University of Chicago, Pritzker School of Medicine, Dr. Bailey stayed on to complete her residency in Emergency Medicine. Following residency, she joined the faculty at the University of Iowa and was admitted as a Fellow to the American College of Emergency Physicians in 2010. 

In addition to her clinical practice, Dr. Bailey has also focused her career on student education. She previously served as the Associate Residency Program Director for Emergency Medicine and is currently the Clerkship Director for Emergency Medicine at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.


Moving Beyond Guidelines and Accreditation Towards Team-Based Geriatric Emergency Care

Christopher Carpenter, MD, MSC, FACEP, FAAEM

Professor, Emergency Medicine
Division of Emergency Medicine
Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Mark Bisanzo, MD, DTMH

Associate Professor
Division of Emergency Medicine
Larner College of Medicine, University of Vermont

Mark Bizanso, MD DTMH is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Associate Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency program at the University of Vermont Larner School of Medicine. He is also the Director of Programming and Co-Founder of Global Emergency Care (GEC), a non-governmental organization founded in 2007 that works to help build capacity for emergency care delivery and education in low resource settings. GEC has helped to create a program focused on delivering emergency care in rural areas of Uganda by training non-physician clinicians to provide emergency care.


Stephen Hargarten, MD MPH

Associate Dean for Global Health
Director | Comprehensive Injury Center
Medical College of Wisconsin

Dr. Hargarten has been practicing Emergency Medicine for over 20 years and has been active in injury control for the past 16 years. Dr. Hargarten is an expert in travel-related injuries and has published extensively on injury control; most recently on firearms and alcohol-related trauma. Dr. Hargarten serves as the Co-Chair of Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety and currently serves as the Director of the Firearm Injury Center and The Wisconsin Injury Research Center of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Medical College.


Michael Steuerwald, MD

Assistant Professor
BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine
William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital

Dr. Michael Steuerwald is the Director of Airway Management for the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine and Medical Director for Med Flight at UW Health.

After completing medical school at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Steuerwald completed residency and an EMS fellowship at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He spent several years as a flight physician with UC Health's Air Care program before joining the faculty at UW.

Dr. Steuerwald's passions lie within the realm of prehospital and retrieval medicine. His academic interest is in emergency airway management, most specifically overcoming airway challenges through education and innovation.


Debra Houry, MD, MPH

Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Debra Houry, MD, MPH, is the Director of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) at the CDC. She leads innovative research and science-based programs to prevent injuries and violence and to reduce their consequences. She has previously served as Vice-Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Emory University School of Medicine and as Associate Professor in the Departments of Behavioral Science and Health Education and in Environmental Health at the Rollins School of Public Health. Her prior research has focused on injury and violence prevention in addition to the interface between emergency medicine and public health, and the utility of preventative health interventions and screening for high-risk health behaviors.

 

Dr. Houry has received several national awards for her work in the field of injury and violence prevention. She has authored more than 90 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on injury prevention and violence. Dr. Houry received her MD and MPH degrees from Tulane University and completed her residency training in emergency medicine at Denver Health Medical Center.


Jennifer Mitzman, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
The Ohio State University

Dr. Jennifer Mitzman is an assistant professor of emergency medicine and lead pediatric education at The Ohio State University. She also serves as Co-director of Resident Education for the Department of Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine Division at Nationwide Children's Hospital.

 

Dr. Mitzman completed her medical degree at Wright State University School of Medicine and her emergency medicine residency at Case Western Reserve University. Following residency, Dr. Mitzman completed a fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center before joining the faculty at Ohio State.


Amy Zosel, MD MSCS

Associate Professor
Departments of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology
Medical College of Wisconsin

Amy Zosel, MD, MSCS, is a native of Wisconsin. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Biology and Spanish Language and Literature at Marquette University. After completing her MD at MCW, she completed an Emergency Medicine residency at Northwestern University/McGaw Medical Center in Chicago. Her Medical Toxicology Fellowship was at the Rocky Mountain Poison Center, and she concurrently completed a Masters of Clinical Science at the University of Colorado in Denver. 

 

Amy joined the MCW faculty in 2010. She serves on the education core faculty at the Comprehensive Injury Center and co-directs the Injury Prevention Control Summer Program and Elective as well as the Global Health in Belize elective for fourth year medical students. Her research interests include toxicology epidemiology, the abuse, misuse and diversion of prescription medications as well as physician use and impact of state-wide prescription drug monitoring programs.


Naz Karim, MD, MSc, MHA, MPH

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Dr. Naz Karim is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, Associate Director of the Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship at Brown University and adjunct professor at Bryant University.  Naz completed her Global Emergency Medicine fellowship through the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and has received multiple Masters in Healthcare Administration, Biomedical Sciences, and Public Health.

 

Globally, Dr. Karim has presented emergency medicine topics at international conferences in Nicaragua, Rwanda, Ecuador, and Egypt. Additionally, she has contributed to both educational endeavors and global emergency medicine research in Rwanda. Her educational endeavors include the development of the first Emergency Medicine curriculum for residents in Rwanda. Dr. Karim’s research focuses on the epidemiology of traumatic injuries amongst adults and pediatric patients in Rwanda.

 

She helped create the first emergency medicine trauma registry database in Rwanda.  Naz was able to establish a link between prehospital and emergency care records through the novel use of the Rwandan hospital’s billing system in order to efficiently locate patients with traumatic injuries. Her current research involves the customized training of Rwandan prehospital care providers through a needs assessment and assessing its efficacy through the evaluation of prehospital quality indicators as well as understanding the epidemiology of injuries in the emergency department.  Presently, Dr. Karim is also creating the first global emergency medicine fellowship curriculum at Brown University. 


Marian (Emmy) Betz, MD, MPH

Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Dr. Emmy Betz is a board-certified emergency physician who conducts research in injury epidemiology and prevention, with specific interests in older drivers and suicide. Prior work has also included publications and presentations related to the epidemiology of injuries treated in outpatient settings and the correct completion of death certificates after trauma.


Toxidromes: a clinical approach to common overdoses

Kavita Babu, MD

Director, Division of Toxicology
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Dr. Kavita Babu is the Director of the Division of Toxicology and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

 

After completing residency at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine of Brown University, where she also complete medical school, Dr. Babu completed a fellowship in Medical Toxicology at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In addition to serving as the current director of the Division of Toxicology, Dr. Babu has also served as the Medical Toxicology Fellowship Program Director at UMass.


Terry Fairbanks, MD, MS

Assistant VP for Ambulatory Quality & Safety
MedStar Health

Rollin J. "Terry" Fairbanks, MD, MS, FACEP, CPPS, is assistant vice president, ambulatory quality and safety at MedStar Health, professor of emergency medicine at Georgetown University, and founding director of the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare. He has held several leadership positions for the MedStar Institute for Innovation, including as the institute’s associate director with executive oversight for the National Center for Human Factors in Healthcare, the Simulation Training and Education Laboratory (MedStar SiTEL), and the MedStar Telehealth Innovation Center.

 

Dr. Fairbanks has authored more than 120 publications and a book on healthcare safety and human factors engineering, and he has been a driving force in the transformation of MedStar Health’s approach to Quality and Safety, using a systems-based philosophy. Dr. Fairbanks is a national and international keynote speaker and was recently listed in Becker’s Hospital Review “Top 50 Experts Leading the Field of Patient Safety.”


Pierre Borczuk, MD

Assistant Processor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Michael Gibbs, MD

Chair, Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Carolinas Medical Center & Levine Children's Hospital

David A. Pearson, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Carolinas Medical Center
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Lessons Learned in War: Civilian Lessons or Emergency and Trauma Care

Vikhyat Bebarta, MD

Professor, Emergency Medicine & Pharmacology
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Second Victim: Helping Healers Heal

Eric Wei, MD

Associate Medical Director for Quality, Safety, and Risk
Department of Emergency Medicine
LAC+USC Medical Center

Sachita Shah, MD

Director, Ultrasound Education
Department of Emergency Medicine
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