Airway Program

Robert Reardon

Robert Reardon

Dr. Reardon is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and is a nationally renowned airway expert, authoring multiple book chapters and publishing prolifically on this topic, as well as instructing nationally and internationally for The Difficult Airway Course™ and other airway courses.  Dr Reardon has been integral in equipping HCMC’s Stabilization Room (aka. Critical care / Resuscitation bays) to have one of the world’s leading set ups for acute airway management.

John McGill

John McGill

Dr. McGill has had a long-standing interest in emergency airway management, initially developed in the 1980’s, and has regularly written airway management chapters for Emergency Medicine textbooks.  Dr. McGill introduced airway video recording as a teaching, research and QA tool and has been integral in equipping HCMC’s Stabilization Room (aka. Critical care / Resuscitation bays) with one of the world’s leading set ups for acute airway management.

Brian Driver

Brian Driver

Dr. Driver has published several peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters on emergency airway management. He has lectured locally and nationally on this topic and is an instructor for The Difficult Airway Course™.  He is also an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota.

Cardiology

Stephen W. Smith

Stephen W. Smith

Dr. Smith is a Professor of Emergency Medicine.   He is the author of 76 peer-reviewed research publications and 121 abstracts, especially on the ECG in acute MI and on the use of cardiac troponin in the ED diagnosis of acute MI and myocardial injury.  He is the creator of  “Dr. Smith’s ECG Blog,” a free open access (“FOAM”, non-commercial) site (further details below in social media section).

Keith Lurie

Keith Lurie

Dr. Lurie is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. He is internationally known for his inventions of active compression decompression CPR and the impedance threshold device, the combination of which is used to enhance perfusion and improve neurological survival during cardiac arrest. Currently, he runs an active cardiac resuscitation laboratory at the Minneapolis Medical Research Foundation, the research arm of HCMC. He is also a practicing cardiologist, specializing in electrophysiology. His many peer reviewed publications include publication in high impact journals such as JAMA, The New England Journal of Medicine, and The Lancet

Disaster Preparedness and Response

John Hick

John Hick

Dr. Hick is an internationally recognized expert on disaster response and crisis standards of care. He is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota, Deputy Chief EMS Medical Director and Medical Director for Emergency Preparedness at HCMC, and Assistant Medical Director for LifeLink III. Nationally he serves on the health and medical response forum at the National Academies of Medicine (formerly IOM) and contracts time to 1) US Health and Human Services (HHS) as Advisor to the Director, 2) Office of Emergency Management as Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response and 3) as lead editor for TRACIE, the disaster resources website of HHS.

Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Jeffrey Ho

Jeffrey Ho

Dr. Ho is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota and is the Chief Medical Director for Hennepin EMS. He is a sworn law enforcement officer and is internationally recognized for his research on prehospital restraint and human physiology related to use of force.

Paul Nystrom

Paul Nystrom

Dr. Paul Nystrom is Assistant Chief Medical Director for Hennepin EMS, Medical Director for Edina Fire and also provides medical direction to multiple other suburban fire and law enforcement agencies. His areas of expertise include nutrition and exercise, specifically as it relates to public safety personnel, tactical EMS, and mental toughness. He coauthored the book Code Calm in 2008, and is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Nystrom also works as a sworn law enforcement officer with the Plymouth police department.

Hyperbaric Medicine (HBO)

Christopher Logue

Christopher Logue

Dr. Logue is the Medical Director for the Center for Hyperbaric Medicine and the Chief of the Division of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine at HCMC.   He is a NOAA trained Diving Medical Officer and referral physician for the Diver’s Alert Network.  He has been a SCUBA Diving Instructor since 1992.  He is proud to lead the fastest growing and most dynamic Hyperbaric Medicine program in the US here at HCMC, and is also an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

Stephen Hendriksen

Stephen Hendriksen

Dr. Hendriksen is the Fellowship Director for Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine at HCMC and also oversees the intern rotation in hyperbaric medicine. He is the Co-Director of the UHM Council of Fellowship Directors. He is currently studying the use of ultrasound in hyperbaric medicine and working to make the fellowship program the best in the country.  He is also an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

Thomas Masters

Thomas Masters

Dr. Masters is co-Medical director of the Limb Preservation program at HCMC.  The first in the upper Midwest, the program works to provide patients with complicated medical conditions the best chance to avoid leg amputation. Dr. Masters is working to determine the roll for microangiography in nonhealing diabetic wounds and frostbite.   He is also interested in use of hyperbaric oxygen for central retinal artery occlusion, and is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

International Medicine

Stephen Dunlop

Stephen Dunlop

Dr. Dunlop is the Director of the Fellowship in International Emergency Medicine at HCMC with an appointment as an ASTMH certified Global Health Course Co-Director.  He is the president elect of the Global Emergency Medicine Academy at Society for Academic Emergency Medicine(SAEM), Associate director of outpatient medicine at Arusha Lutheran Medical Centre and a Visiting Professor at Muhimbili National Hospital in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. His Masters in Public Health and CTropMed® have led to unique areas of research ranging from The Reduction of Malaria in the United States to the Emergency Medicine Registry of Kenya. He has years of on the ground experience in East Africa focusing on education, research and systems development of Acute Care systems.  He is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

John McGill

John McGill

Dr. McGill has been involved in providing medical care in the developing world for decades.  As the first American doctor to work with Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), he worked in Africa, Afghanistan and Pakistan.  He is a founding member of the US branch, known as Doctors without Borders, serving as its president when MSF received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.  He currently serves on the advisory board of Global Health Media Project, a non-profit that produces and distributes teaching videos for providing care in underdeveloped countries.

Pediatrics

Al Tsai

Al Tsai

Dr. Tsai has longstanding expertise in Pediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM), and has a dual appointment as Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota.  He is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Unit of the Emergency Department at HCMC.

Ashley Strobel

Ashley Strobel

Dr. Strobel, completing her PEM fellowship in 2015, has a dual appointment as Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota, working her clinical shifts both at HCMC and Masonic Children’s Hospital. She directs the resident education in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Research interests include pediatric airway management, ultrasound, trauma, and burn.

Research

Johanna Moore

Johanna Moore

Dr. Moore is the Research Director and the Director of Laboratory Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine. She completed a research fellowship in 2012 at HCMC, and is the author of over 20 peer-reviewed publications. She is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota.  Her research interests focus on enhancing perfusion during cardiac arrest through mechanisms such as Head Up CPR, and also Exception From Informed Consent (EFIC). She works closely with Dr. Lurie in the cardiac resuscitation laboratory, and with Dr. Ho and the EMS system, primarily regarding cardiac arrest management in the prehospital setting.

Brian Driver

Brian Driver

Dr. Driver is the Director of Clinical Research for Department of Emergency Medicine.  He is the author of many peer-reviewed manuscripts and is an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota. Research interests include emergency airway management, efficient ED evaluations, medical dogma, and general EM practice.

James Miner

James Miner

Dr. Miner is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota, and has conducted research in the areas of pain management and procedural sedation in the Emergency Department.  He is an author of over 100 peer reviewed manuscripts, edited a textbook on pain management and sedation (Emergency Pain and Sedation, Cambridge University Press, 2008) and has authored chapters about pain management and sedation in several other textbooks. He also conducts research in the effects of poverty on patients seen in the Emergency Department.

Michelle Biros

Michelle Biros

Dr. Biros is a nationally and internationally renowned researcher who has been inducted into the Institute of Medicine (IOM) predominantly for her work developing Exception From Informed Consent (EFIC) guidelines.  EFIC is what currently allows us to conduct research on emergency critical care and life saving interventions when critically ill or injured patients present without the ability to consent and without accompanying family members.  Dr. Biros also was Editor-In-Chief for Academic Emergency Medicine during the journal’s formative years, taking this journal from it’s inception and developing it into one of the most well read and well respected EM journals in the country, and the world.

Simulation

Danielle Hart

Danielle Hart

Dr. Hart, the Program Director of the EM Residency, the Fellowship Director of the Simulation & Education Fellowship, and the Director of the hospital-based Interdisciplinary Simulation & Education Center (ISEC) at HCMC, is a nationally recognized expert in simulation and education, speaking on these topics nationally and internationally.  She has completed a Masters in Academic Medicine (MACM) degree through the University of Southern California, and has held numerous leadership positions in Simulation Academies and Societies.  She has led and/or played a significant role in numerous simulation research studies including large-scale DOD funded projects, contributed to publications on assessment and entrustment within international Competency Based Medical Education (CBME) work groups, and has published on simulation fellowship design, debriefing, teaching and feedback.  She is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

Social Media & FOAM

Scott Joing

Scott Joing

Dr. Joing has developed & maintains HQMedEd.com (1 of 36 recommended blogs by EMRA), a departmental website containing educational material from many content areas of Emergency Medicine.  He is the section editor of Academic Emergency Medicine’s Dynamic Emergency Medicine, and is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

Andrea Rowland-Fisher

Andrea Rowland-Fisher

Dr. Rowland-Fisher has developed and maintains the Hennepin Ultrasound Blog.  These posts have many state-of-the-art ultrasound video clips to illustrate the associated teaching points.  She is also an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

James Miner

James Miner

Dr. Miner is the Senior Associate Editor for Electronic Publications of Academic Emergency Medicine, and is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota.

Stephen W. Smith

Stephen W. Smith

Dr. Smith, a Professor of Emergency Medicine, has developed, maintains and posts regular content to Dr. Smith’s ECG Blog. This blog is 5th on the worldwide EM Social Media Index, has nearly 7 million pageviews from readers around the world, 32,000 followers on Facebook, 8800 Twitter followers (@smithECGBlog), and 40 million views on Google Plus.

Toxicology

Jon Cole

Jon Cole

Dr. Cole is Medical Director of the Minnesota Poison Control System and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He also chairs the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee at HCMC. He is a national expert on cardiovascular drug poisoning as well as sedation of the acutely agitated patient. He has published 35 peer-reviewed indexed articles and over 100 peer-reviewed abstracts.

Travis Olives

Travis Olives

Dr. Olives is a Medical Toxicologist at the Minnesota Poison Control System and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota.  He also has a Masters in Education as well as a Masters in Public Health.  In addition to his toxicology interest and research, he conducts research on the social and economic factors influencing emergency care.

Ann Arens

Ann Arens

Dr. Arens is a Medical Toxicologist at the Minnesota Poison Control System and an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Minnesota. Her research interests include drugs of abuse, opioids, and use of antidotes.

Ultrasound

Robert Reardon

Robert Reardon

Dr. Reardon, a Professor of Emergency Medicine, is one of the world’s leading experts in Emergency Ultrasound, and along with Drs. Ma, Mateer, and Joing (Hennepin), edits the major textbook of Emergency Ultrasound.

David Plummer

David Plummer

Dr. Plummer is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and is one of the grandfathers of bedside Ultrasound in Emergency Medicine.  He was a leader in developing EM bedside ultrasound applications, starting with cardiac ultrasound in the late 1980’s, and widely publishing the improvements in diagnosis and time to treatment based on an array of POCUS results.  These early studies and dissemination of knowledge was integral to bedside ultrasound becoming widespread and routine in EM practice today.  He also is a consummate teacher, winning numerous awards including the 1st national ACEP sponsored teaching award in 1998, the Teacher Of The Year award from both HCMC and the University of Minnesota many times, being elected to the AOA based on teaching, and has been a top ranked teacher in his department for 32 consecutive years.

Andrew Laudenbach

Andrew Laudenbach

Dr. Laudenbach is an Ultrasound Fellowship Trained Emergency Physician and an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota.  His ultrasound expertise is widely recognized, speaking on and teaching ultrasound locally, nationally and internationally.

Andrea Rowland-Fisher

Andrea Rowland-Fisher

Dr. Rowland-Fisher is an Ultrasound Fellowship Trained Emergency Physician and an Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota.  Her ultrasound expertise is widely recognized, speaking on and teaching ultrasound locally, nationally and internationally.