Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds will return in February 2021

Steve Carroll, DO, MEd

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Crozer Chester Medical Center
Drexel University College of Medicine

Lessons from the frontline: both medical and personal

Kate Prior, MD

Military Clinical Director
Joint Hospital Group South East of the Defence Medical Services
Ministry of Defence, United Kingdom

Surgeon Captain Kate Prior is a consultant anaesthetist in the Royal Navy and works at King’s College Hospital in London. From her early career as a ship’s doctor to more recent deployments, her operational military role has taken her to war in Afghanistan and Iraq, Sierra Leone during the Ebola crisis and working for the United Nations in South Sudan. She will share the lessons she has learned about frontline medicine, leadership and being a woman in the male-dominated world of the military.


Outside of the hospital walls, she provides pre-hospital care for the military, for the Abu Dhabi Formula One Grand Prix and sporting events as diverse as Tough Mudder, the Bramham International Horse Trials and the London Marathon.

Emergency Department Discharge Communication: Improving Patient Care and Reducing Disparities

Margaret Samuels-Kalow, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Samuels-Kalow is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and an attending physician in both emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH). Dr. Samuels-Kalow completed her residency training at the Brigham and Women's/Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency program then completed her fellowship at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her work focuses on developing interventions to reduce disparities in emergency care and improving quality of care provided to vulnerable families.

Resuscitative ECMO

Zachary Shinar, MD

Co-director, ED ECLS program
Sharp Memorial Hospital Emergency Department
San Diego, California

Dr. Shinar works full time at Sharp Memorial Hospital in San Diego, California as a board certified emergency physician. He co-directs the ED ECLS program with Joe and is the chair of the Emergency Department. He is involved with medical education with high school students (Emerge), medical students and residents (UCSD and USC). He graduated as chief resident from Los Angeles County/USC Emergency Medicine Program. He studied bioengineering at the University of Pennsylvania as an undergraduate. 

Emergency Medicine in Guatemala: A Saga

Daniel Ridelman, MD, FACEP

Assistant Program Director, Global & Urban Health
Department of Emergency Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Dr. Daniel Ridelman was born and raised in Guatemala. After obtaining his MD degree from San Carlos University, Dr. Ridelman moved to Detroit to complete his postgraduate training in Emergency Medicine at the Sinai-Grace Hospital/WSU residency program. Since then, he has been practicing as an attending physician at the Detroit Medical Center and a clinical assistant professor at Wayne State University.  Dr. Ridelman is also the founding assistant program director of the International Emergency Medicine fellowship program and he was recently appointed Vice-Chief of the Emergency Department at Harper University Hospital.


As the first Guatemalan Emergency Medicine-trained physician, Dr. Ridelman has been working in his home country for the last few years to help develop the specialty, in close collaboration with local institutions and with Dr. Anthony J. Dean of the University of Pennsylvania. Among other key milestones, he has been part of the organization of the first Emergency Medicine conference, the creation of the Guatemalan Emergency Medicine association ( along with content creation and maintenance of its website, the creation and execution of the first 2 Emergency Medicine residency programs and, more recently, the partnership with the UCLA/EMRAP:GO Innovations and Access in Medical Education fellowship program.


Additionally, Dr. Ridelman has established relationships in multiple countries in Latin America and has been invited to speak at Emergency Medicine conferences in El Salvador, Costa Rica, Chile and, most recently, the International Conference on Emergency Medicine 2020 in Buenos Aires, Argentina. As part of his efforts to support Emergency Medicine education in Latin America, Dr. Ridelman is currently leading the translation of Rosh Review as well as Dr. Richard Levitan’s EMRA Airway Guide, valuable resources that will be free of cost to all Spanish-speaking EM learners in the region.

Mass Casualty & Disaster Management- Lessons Learned from the Colorado Shootings

Christopher Colwell, MD

Vice Chair and Chief of Emergency Medicine at SFGH
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of California San Francisco

Dr. Colwell received his bachelor of science degree from University of Michigan and his medical doctorate from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed residency training in emergency medicine at Denver Health where he served as chief resident. Dr. Colwell was formerly chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Denver Health and professor and executive vice chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine.


He is a leader in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), serving for over a decade as medical director for the Denver Paramedic Division, medical director for the Denver Fire Department, and EMS fellowship director. He was the senior associate EM residency director at Denver Health and is an ABEM oral examiner. He served on the Board of Directors for Colorado ACEP, and serves on a number of state and national EMS and trauma committees. He has been honored with multiple awards for his contributions to EMS and trauma care and has published more than 100 manuscripts or book chapters in the areas of prehospital, emergency and trauma care.


Dr. Colwell will be presenting two lectures: "Mass Casualty & Disaster Management- Lessons Learned from the Colorado Shootings" and "The Agitated, Combative, uncooperative Trauma Patient- A Medical Legal & Ethical Minefield".

Pulmonary Hypertension and Right Ventricular Failure in the Emergency Department

Susan Wilcox, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Havard Catalyst
Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Wilcox is an Emergency Medicine-Critical Care physician with interests in mechanical ventilation, pulmonary hypertension, and critical care transport.

Five Steps Toward Becoming a Delirium Master

Jin Ho Han, MD, MSc

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Dr. Han is an associate professor and has been with the Department of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center since 2005. He completed his emergency medicine residency at the University of Cincinnati and also served as chief resident. He completed a research fellowship and obtained a Masters in Clinical Epidemiology.


In addition to his clinical responsibilities in the emergency department, Dr. Han has been very active in patient oriented research. He has numerous peer-reviewed publications and abstracts in the areas of geriatric medicine, cardiology, and emergency department overcrowding. He is the recipient of the Vanderbilt Physician Scientist Development Grant and Emergency Medicine Foundation Career Development Award and has served as co-investigator on several NIH grants.


Dr. Han recently completed a National Institute on Aging K23 award which validated brief delirium assessments for the emergency department setting and evaluated the consequences of this form of organ failure. He is the Associate Research Director of Emergency Care at Vanderbilt's Center for Quality Aging, is a Research Committee member of the American Delirium Society, and runs the website.

Barriers to a Diverse Physician Workforce

John C. Burkhardt, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School

John C. Burkhardt is an Assistant Professor in Emergency Medicine and Learning Health Sciences at the University of Michigan Medical School. In addition to Dr. Burkhardt’s clinical work in Emergency Medicine, he has earned both a Master’s and Ph.D. in Higher Education in order to expand his quantitative and policy analytic skills to address large scale professional education issues.


His research focuses on critically reevaluating medical education policy to increase fairness, equity, and ultimately address health care disparities. This interest is grounded in a commitment to bring better alignment across key components of medical education so that, as a profession, we can more fully meet societal needs and the needs of our patients. His scholarship has included areas such as recruitment, admissions, selection of residents, curriculum, and assessment. He has chosen these areas due to a belief that there is a current mismatch between our stated goals of inclusion in the profession and our preparation of physicians to meet looming needs in areas of specialization (especially primary care and emergency care), the documented needs of traditionally underserved medical populations, and the way we select, recruit, and train medical students and residents. To address these issues in a novel manner, he also has expanded his research to include examining the effect of educational diversity on health care delivery in order to reconceptualize medical education as an underutilized lever in healthcare disparities amelioration.

Pediatric EM Pearls

Lainie Yarris, MD, MCR

Residency Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Oregon Health and Science University

Dr. Yarris is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at OHSU, where she has served as faculty since 2005. She currently serves as the Director of the Emergency Medicine Education Section, and Co-Director of the Emergency Medicine Education Scholarship Fellowship. She is also the Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Her academic areas of interest include promoting education research in academic emergency medicine, feedback in medical education, and faculty development in education scholarship. She is Deputy Editor for the Journal of Graduate Medical Education. Dr. Yarris enjoys spending time with her family, and training and competing in triathlons and ultramarathons. She can also be found cooking, reading, and knitting.

Grand Rounds canceled through June 2020

Department of Emergency Medicine
UW School of Medicine and Public Health
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Due to the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 in the United States, grand rounds lectures are canceled for the remainder of the academic year. We look forward to hosting this continuing medical education series in the future.

*Canceled* Bradycardic and Hypotensive Overdose

Christopher Hoyte, MD

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

Dr. Christopher Hoyte's academic areas of interest are in education and research. He is interested in toxicology fellow and emergency medicine resident education. Dr. Hoyte's research interest is in the toxicologic effects of performance enhancing drugs and the role of medications on mitochondrial function and human athletic performance.


This invited lecture was canceled due to COVID-19 travel restrictions.

Dara Kass, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Dr. Kass works at Columbia University and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and is the founder of FemInEM. Prior to that she was the director Undergraduate Medical Education at NYU and an Assistant Program Director at Staten Island University Hospital. She completed her residency training at SUNY Downstate/ Kings County Hospital and is currently the director of Equity and Inclusion at Columbia in the Emergency Department. She is active in both the Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) and the American Association of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and she is a Founding Partner and Director of Marketing and Outreach for Camp Health Consulting.


Alongside the growth of FemInEM, Dr. Kass has developed a niche in the advancement of women in emergency medicine. She is invited regularly to speak on topics such as professional development of women, unconscious bias and achieving gender equity in Emergency Medicine.


In addition to her work as an advocate and physician, Dr. Kass is mother to Hannah, Charlie, and Sam. She lives with her children and her husband, Michael, in Brooklyn, New York.

Surviving Traumatic Hemorrhagic Shock: The Past, Present and Future

Susan Stern, MD

Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor, Emergency Medicine
University of Washington School of Medicine

Dr. Stern is the head of the Department of Emergency Medicine that includes the Harborview and University of Washington Medical Center Emergency Departments. She is also an active researcher in the area of resuscitation science, specifically evaluating novel therapeutic strategies in the early phases following traumatic injury with hemorrhagic shock.


Dr. Stern earned her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University and her M.D. from Case Western Reserve University. She completed her residency in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati, followed by a research fellowship in resuscitation science. After 17 years as faculty at the University of Michigan, she moved to the University of Washington in 2009 to lead the Department of Emergency Medicine.


She is board certified in emergency medicine and has served on the board of directors of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

Christopher P. Hogrefe, MD

Assistant Chief Medical Information Officer
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine

Dr. Christopher Hogrefe is a clinical associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Dr. Hogrefe completed medical school, residency in Emergency Medicine, and fellowship in Primary Care Sports Medicine all at the University of Iowa. He currently splits his time between the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, where he serves as a clinician/educator in the Emergency Department (ED), and as the assistant team physician for the Chicago Cubs.


Dr. Hogrefe has enjoyed the privilege of speaking on various orthopedic issues at several annual American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) meetings, the annual American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) gatherings, the Rocky Mountain Winter Conference on Emergency Medicine, and the Major League Baseball Winter Meetings. Dr. Hogrefe's research interests include deriving clinical decision making rules for the management of orthopedic injuries in the ED, gaining a better understanding of the epidemiology of orthopedic injuries in the ED, and optimizing the management of concussions in the ED and beyond.

Expect the unexpected: How ultrasound can save the day

Erica Peethumnongsin, MD, PhD

Director of Emergency Ultrasound
Department of Surgery
Duke University School of Medicine

Dr. Erica Peethumnongsin (Alumna 2015) to discuss clinical ultrasound in the emergency department setting.

*This grand rounds lecture was canceled due to inclement weather*

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

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