Dr. Paul Ko accepts position of Assistant Dean for the Clinical Curriculum
In his new role, Dr. Ko will be responsible for ensuring the integration of the Clinical Sciences throughout all 4 years of the curriculum. He will continue to lead the Phase 2 committee and represent Phase 2 at the Curriculum Committee. Dr. Ko will initially work on Interprofessional Education as well as enriching the 4th year of medical school. Of note, Dr. Ko is currently pursuing his Master of Education in the Health Professions at John Hopkins University. Posted on July 21, 2014
Dr. Cantor Concludes Busy Spring
Chosen to serve as the Keynote Speaker at the 40th Annual Advances in Pediatrics Conferences: The ABCs of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, held at the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine, May 16-17, 2014.
Chosen to serve on the American College of Emergency Physicians’ Planning Committee for the 2013 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assembly, to be held on March 18-21, 2014, in New York City.
ACEP Committee Appointments
Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee
Public Affairs Committee
Published Book Chapter
Cantor R, Wittick - Roy L. Upper Airway Emergencies, in Strange and Schafermeyer’s Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 4e. Lippicott, Williams, and Wilkins, 2014
Invited National Presentations
Presented "Life Threatening Pediatric Dermatology" at the Denver Children’s Hospital Annual Hospitalist Conference, Denver CO, March 7-8, 2014.
Presented "Pediatric Emergency Medicine Literature Review", "Rapid Fire Toxicology for Pediatrics", "Critical Tools for Evaluation and Management of Neonates: From Birth to 28 Days", and "Myths in Pediatric Emergency Medicine" at The ACEP Advanced Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assembly, New York NY, March 18-21, 2014.
Presented "Pediatric Emergency Medicine Literature Review", "Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Pediatric Patients", and "Neonatal Emergencies" at the Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants (SEMPA) 10th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, March 23-27, 2014.
Presented "Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Pediatric Patients" and "Anaphylactic Shock" at the Resuscitation 2014 Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, March 28-31, 2014.
Presented "Classic Toxicology Cases", "Pediatric Cardiac Emergencies", "Approach to the Lethargic Child", and "Mistakes You Don’t Want to Make in Pediatric Patients" at the 4th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Boot Camp, Las Vegas, NV, April 24-26, 2014.
Posted on July 2, 2014
Presentations at the 2014 UHMS Annual Scientific Assembly
Posters and a presentation at the annual meeting of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society UHMS by Dr. William Grant, Dr. Marvin Heyboer, Dr. Shane Jennings, Dr. Peter Mariani, Dr. Monica Morgan, Dr. William Santiago, and Dr. Susan Wojcik
Program and Abstracts
CD34+/CD45-dim Stem Cell Mobilization by Hyperbaric Oxygen Changes with Oxygen Dosage, Heyboer M, Milovanova TN, Wojcik S, Grant W, Chin M, Hardy KR, Lambert DS, Logue C, Thom SR. UHMS Annual Scientific Assembly, Poster B13, June 19-21, 2014, St. Louis, MO.
Effects of Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy on Blood Pressure, Santiago W, Wojcik S, Jennings S, Mariani P, Morgan M, Heyboer M. UHMS Annual Scientific Assembly, Poster E81, June 19-21, 2014, St. Louis, MO.
Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for Prevention of Sickle Cell Vaso-Occlusive Episodes, Chambers P, Heyboer M, Jennings S, Mariani P, Morgan M, Sills R, Elfar M, Santiago W. UHMS Annual Scientific Assembly, Poster C43, June 19-21, 2014, St. Louis, MO.
Hyperbaric Oxygen for Avascular Necrosis of the Femoral Head: A Case Study, Martin C, Morgan M, Santiago W, Jennings S, Mariani P, Heyboer M. UHMS Annual Scientific Assembly, Poster C44, June 19-21, 2014, St. Louis, MO.
Research Oral Presentation
CD34+/CD45-dim Stem Cell Mobilization by Hyperbaric Oxygen Changes with Oxygen Dosage, Heyboer M. UHMS Annual Scientific Assembly, June 20, 2014, St. Louis, MO. Posted on June 26, 2014
Dr. Heyboer Accepted as a UHMS Fellow
Dr. Paolo Receives Teaching Award from Alpha Omega Alpha Gamma
Dr. Paolo has been named a recipient of the Alpha Omega Alpha Gamma Chapter Teaching Award.
Alpha Omega Alpha is the national honor society for medical students. The three Greek letters AOA are initials of the essential words in the Greek version of the motto "Be worthy to serve the suffering."
National EMS Week - May 18-24, 2014
The Upstate Emergency Medicine Department wants to thank and recognize all EMS practitioners for the integral role they play in our healthcare system and in our community. In your honor, refreshments will be served in both our downtown and community campus locations throughout the week. Thank you for being on the front lines and for your life-saving efforts every day to make our community a safer place.Posted on May 16, 2014
Dr. Paolo publishes another case study at MedEdPORTAL
Dr. Paolo has published another case study at MedEdPORTAL
"High Fidelity Simulation Case: Teaching Diabetic Ketoacidosis with Cerebral Edema"
This is a simulation case which presents the learner with the challenge of recognizing cerebral edema in a patient with diabetic ketoacidosis. The case goes through the recognition and management of this challenging condition.
Paolo W. High Fidelity Simulation Case: Teaching Diabetic Ketoacidosis with Cerebral Edema. MedEdPORTAL; 2014. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9769 Posted on May 14, 2014
Dr. Kloss at AAPA Conference
Dr. Brian Kloss has been invited to lecture at the American Academy of Physician Assistants Annual CME Conference in Boston, Massachusetts on May 27, 2014. He will present three separate 45-minute lectures including: Legal Highs, Toxicology Illustrated, and The ABC's of Hepatitis. Each lecture will contain illustrations from his Toxicology in a Box flashcard set as well as from his upcoming venture, Infectious Disease Illustrated.Posted on April 9, 2014
Dr. Paolo Again Named "Top Peer Reviewer" by Annals of Emergency Medicine
Dr. William Paolo has been named one of 50 Top Peer Reviewers for Annals of Emergency Medicine in 2013. He was selected based on outstanding timeliness, quality of review, volume of reviews, and other factors. The journal will print the list of those achieving this honor in the coming April issue.Posted on March 25, 2014
Dr. Paolo guest blogs at EM Literature of Note
Dr. Kloss to lecture at NJSPA Conference
Dr. Brian Kloss will lecture at the New Jersey State Society of Physician Assistants Annual Spring CME Conference in Princeton, NJ on Friday, May 16, 2014. His lecture, "The ABC's of Hepatitis" uses comic book illustrations from Kloss & Bruce to summarize the key aspects of viral hepatitis from A-E.Posted on March 12, 2014
SHOCK! Three Simulated Case Series for Medical Students
This case series is a set of three High Fidelity Simulation Cases designed to be given in a block (approximately three hours in total duration), to Clerkship students (3rd or 4th year medical students), during their rotation in the Emergency Department. The cases are independent, but build on each other to give the learner a comprehensive understanding of different shock, and management of shock, in the Emergency Department setting. It is recommended to give the three cases back, to back, to back, in a set block of time for maximal effect and learning.
Ko P, Sarsfield M, Campoli J, Freeman R, Welch K. SHOCK! Three Simulated Case Series for Medical Students. MedEdPORTAL; 2014. Available from: www.mededportal.org/publication/9711 Posted on February 21, 2014
Dr. Nacca Interviewed on Heroin Use and Naloxone
From HealthLink On Air:
Heroin use on the rise in Central New York
Michele Caliva, RN, administrative director of the Upstate New York Poison Center at Upstate Medical University, is joined by medical toxicology fellow Nicholas Nacca, MD, to discuss the alarming increase in heroin use and heroin-related deaths. They also talk about the use of naloxone, a life-saving nasal spray that immediately reverses the effects of heroin.
Read the story: Heroin in CNY: Firefighters put out users' high
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Dr. Grant Named "Outstanding Reviewer" by Academic Emergency Medicine
Dr. William Grant, Ed.D has received the "Outstanding Reviewer Award" for 2013 from Academic Emergency Medicine, the official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
Only 36 peer reviewers met all four criteria for the award in 2013:
- Provided at least five high-quality reviews
- Had a mean review score of >85% across at least three decision editors
- Accepted at least two-thirds of all review requests
- Submitted no more than one review late
Congratulations, Dr. Grant! Posted on February 17, 2014
Jay Scott finds funding for life-saving equipment in CNY ambulances
This excerpt (titled "After Three Years, Jay Finds Funding for Life-Saving Equipment") from the 2013 Annual Report of Caring from The Lifetime Healthcare Companies details how our own Jay Scott worked to find funding for Central New York ambulances to be equipped with 12-lead electrocardiogram modems.
From the report:
Posted on February 12, 2014
When paramedics respond to a call for an individual who is experiencing an acute myocardial infarction, heart attack symptoms or even generalized symptoms, they can quickly attach the 12-lead ECG to the patient. The modem transmits vital diagnostic information directly from the patient to the hospital emergency department.
The advance data sent via the modem allows the hospital to diagnose or identify the patient’s condition while he/she is en route. The hospital can then prepare for the patient’s arrival, mobilizing a cardiac care team and ensuring speedy triage and treatment to lower his/her risk of serious damage to the heart muscle and possible death.
Instinctively knowing that this wasn’t a project to put aside for lack of funding, Jay believed the purchase of additional 12-lead ECG modems was imperative. He patiently approached countless people and submitted numerous grants in an effort to obtain funding.
"I believed we could save more lives and just kept plugging away at it," he said.
Dr. Paolo Named Senior Reviewer for Annals of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Bill Paolo has been named a Senior Reviewer for the Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Paolo achieved this elite status by qualifying for the journal's annual 50 Top Reviewers list twice or more in the last 4 years.
A list of Senior Reviewers is included in each issue of the journal and updated every April.
Dr. Nacca Interviewed by YNN on Ecstacy Users Seen in EDs
Articles in Empire State Epic by Drs. Brenner and Nacca
Should We Take Away the Keys? Reporting Impaired Drivers in New York.
Jay M. Brenner, MD FACEP, Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine,
Center for Bioethics and Humanities, SUNY Upstate Medical University
New York ACEP Research Forum
An Update from the Research Committee
Nicholas Nacca, MD, Medical Toxicology Fellow, SUNY Upstate Medical University;
Member, New York ACEP Research Committee
Pages 26-27 Posted on December 2, 2013
Drs. Kloss and Cantor Presenting at SEMPA CME Conference
Geriatric Abdominal Pain "They are not Just big kids"
Brian Kloss, DO, JD
This lecture will review the subtle and not-so-subtle differences in intra-abdominal pathology as it presents in older adults. Pathology including, but not limited to, appendicitis, diverticulitis, nephrolithiasis, cholangitis, bowel obstruction, volvulus, ischemic colitis and ruptured AAA will be presented and discussed in a case presentation format.
Understand the subtleties of abdominal pain as a presenting complaint in the elderly patient.Gain an in-depth appreciation of the pathology that occurs more frequently in the elderly population.Develop a sound approach to the work up and management of abdominal pain in the elderly patient.
Mistakes You Don't Want to Make With Your Pediatric Patients
Richard Cantor, MD, FACEP
The speaker will present a series of cases illustrating common mistakes encountered in the management of ediatric Emergency patients.
Understand the many presentations of intussusception. Be able to appropriately manage the child with fever and torticollis.
Veteran journalist Jeff Kramer on his Upstate ED Experience
Dr. Cantor Participates in Multiple ACEP Activities at Scientific Assembly
At this year's ACEP Scientific Assembly in Seattle, Dr. Richard Cantor participated in the following activities:
Featured Didactic Presentations:
Literature Review in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Mistakes You Don’t Want To Make in Pediatric Patients
Problems of the NICU Graduate
Myths and Controversies in PEM (panel)
National Committee Appointments
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Publications Advisory Board
Public Relations Committee
ACEP Career Longevity Award
ACEP News Editorial Board Posted on December 2, 2013
Dr. Heyboer Elected to the board of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists
Dr. Marvin Heyboer III, MD, FACEP, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Upstate’s Wound Care Center, has been elected to the board of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists.
"The ACCWS is the premier membership body dedicated to the advocacy and support of credentialed wound care providers to stimulate and promote education for the medical community and the public at large regarding quality management of patients with wounds thus improving the public’s health."Posted on November 13, 2013
After Hours’ Jane Johnson at Mall-O-Ween
As Central New York’s parenting resource, the Children’s Consortium provides diverse and direct services to improve early literacy, parenting skills, early childhood education and professional development. Posted on November 4, 2013
Dr. Sullivan Presents at Medical Grand Rounds, 10/24/2013
Dr. Ross Sullivan, Director of Medical Toxicology, will present at Grand Rounds for the Upstate Department of Medicine on October 24th, 2013.
Add this event to your calendar
Dr Mariani Recognized for CME Achievement
Drs. Schreffler, Marraffa, and Stork publish in Pediatric Emergency Care
Drs. Schreffler, Marraffa, and Stork publish (with Dr. Jennifer Mackey) in Pediatric Emergency Care
Schreffler SM, Marraffa JM, Stork CM, Mackey J. Sodium Channel Blockade With QRS Widening After an Escitalopram Overdose. Pediatric Emergency Care September 2013. 2013;29(9):998-1001.
Upstate personnel can access the full text of the article through the Upstate Health Sciences Library.
Dr. Kloss Invited Speaker at PAAV Annual Winter Conference
Dr. Brian Kloss has been invited to speak at the PAAV 32nd Annual Winter CME Conference on Thursday, January 9, 2014.
His talk will be entitled "It Doesn't Suit You: Avoiding and Living with Professional Liability Issues"
Dr. Kloss' Toxicology in a Box to be released in January
Dr. Brian Kloss and his illustrator colleague Travis Bruce have completed their first flash card set as part of a series of education products that combine comic book quality illustration with medical education. Toxicology in a Box is a collection of 154 full color flash cards published by McGraw-Hill and covers all the major toxins, drug overdoses, and respective antidotes.
Toxicology in a box will be on the bookshelves in January but can be pre-ordered from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Walmart.com
Dr. Kloss Speaks at the AFPPA Annual Conference
Dr. Brian Kloss delivered two lectures this year at the Association of Family Practice Physician Assistants Annual CME Conference in New Orleans, LA on September 20-21. The first talk covered Synthetic Drugs of Abuse, addressing the signs and symptoms of intoxication, as well as their impact on society. The second lecture, the ABC’s of Hepatitis, provided the audience with a through review of viral hepatitis. The hepatitis lecture also premiered several new illustrations by Dr. Kloss and his illustrator colleague Travis Bruce.Posted on October 2, 2013
Surviving Terrorism: Safety Rules to Live, and Stay Alive By
October 7, 2014 • 6:30 pm
One Telergy Parkway
6333 State Route 298
East Syracuse, NY 13057
Approved 2 Hours CNY BLS
Emergency Responders are faced with hazards from active shooter incidents, domestic violence, terrorism, fires, hazardous materials and natural hazards. The lingering question in the mind of the responder is, "How do I stay safe and survive these incidents?"
In this lecture Lt. Kanarian will look back at incidents, lessons learned and the rules to live and survive. Lt. Kanarian has taught EMTs and paramedics, lectured around the USA and internationally on Terrorism response. Lt. Kanarian's compelling presentation will provide you with safety tips you can use each day in the streets.
Steven Kanarian is a retired Lieutenant from the New York City Fire Department, EMS Command, where he was a Paramedic and a FEMA, USAR Medical specialist. Steven has responded to both attacks on the World Trade Center. Steven is an accomplished EMS educator and writer who has published many articles on EMS and a book, entitled, The Downwind Walk: A USAR Paramedics experiences after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001.
Event Flyer [PDF]
Dr. Ciaccio speaks about GEM Care at State Fair
Jaime Ciaccio, MD, left, director of Upstate University Hospital's GEM Care unit, which specializes in geriatric emergency medicine, speaks at the opening of the Senior Fair at the New York State Fairgrounds Sept. 24, hosted by State Sen. John DeFrancisco, at right. GEM Care provides specialized emergency medicine care for seniors. It's located at Upstate's Community Campus.
See more from UpstateOnline on GEM Care
Dr. Ross Sullivan gives Hospital-Wide Grand Rounds Lecture at Cayuga Medical Center
Dr. Ross Sullivan, Director of Upstate’s Medical Toxicology Consultation Service and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, will deliver the Hospital-Wide Grand Rounds Lecture at Cayuga Medical Center in Ithaca on New Drugs of Abuse on September 13th.
Dr. Sullivan’s lecture will include explanation of the different types of synthetic drugs, helping clinicians recognize and identify the symptoms and course of action to be followed, describing clinical and pharmacological treatment. Dr. Sullivan will also address counseling and support to patients by educating on the dangers of synthetic drugs.
Online Registration Open for the 17th Annual Toxicology Teaching Day
17th Annual Toxicology Teaching Day
November 6, 2013
The Genesee Grande Hotel
Agenda, speakers and more information at the Conference Web site.
Posted on September 9, 2013
Emergency Medicine Recipients of Upstate Medical University 2013 Convocation Awards
Several honor award winners this year are from our department and the ED.
Joseph J. Zelenyak, RN - Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Classified Service
Richard Cantor, MD - Academy of Upstate Educators Member
Paul Ko, MD - Academy of Upstate Educators Member
Presentation of Awards will be at the Fall Faculty Convocation on Wednesday, 9/11/13 at 4:00 pm in the Medical Alumni Auditorium, Weiskotten Hall.
Dr. Jeanna Marraffa elected as Fellow in the American Academy of of Clinical Toxicology
The FAACT title is held by fewer than 20% of the AACT membership
Dr. Marraffa will be inducted at a reception at NACCT on the evening of Monday September 30th 2013.
The Academy considers its Fellows as the corpus within its membership who will continue to make significant contributions to the leadership of the Academy through volunteering for its board, committee, and special interest group activities and through participating in its official functions, including the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology, and its official publications, including Clinical Toxicology and AACTion.
Congratulations, Dr. Marraffa! Posted on August 13, 2013
Online Registration for 12th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assembly
Dr. Fullagar Receives Physician of Excellence Award
Congratulations to Dr. Christopher Fullagar on being awarded the 2013 CNYEMS Physician of Excellence Award by Central New York Regional Emergency Medical Services Council, Inc. on 7/16/13.
Advanced Hazmat Life Support - October 21-22
Posted on July 16, 2013
Are you prepared?
Poisons, chemical spills, dirty bombs – these are real threats in today’s hazardous world. The medical treatment of people exposed to toxic substances requires specialized knowledge and skills. Hospital and pre-hospital personnel need to be able to rapidly recognize the symptoms of exposure to particular toxic substances and immediately give specific antidotes or other appropriate medical treatment.
Advanced HAZMAT Life Support TM(AHLSTM) is the first and most comprehensive training program to provide medical professionals the critical skills necessary to effectively manage all aspects of hazmat exposure.
Only the best trained and best educated medical professionals are prepared to handle any emergency situation anytime, anywhere. Become a verified AHLS Provider and be ready to face the medical challenges of hazmat incidents, such aschemical spills or biological attacks.
Aimee Goulette new Clinical Research Associate
Congratulations to Aimee Goulette who has accepted the position of Clinical Research Associate in our own Emergency Medicine Department effective 7/15/13.
In her new position, Aimee will report to Susan Wojcik, PhD. Aimee will coordinate and assist with operational aspects including project planning/preparation, maintenance of study correspondence, patient screening and enrollment, informed consent as required, medical record data abstraction, data entry, patient follow-up, maintenance of study files, subject recruitment, protocol execution, data collection, regulatory requirement compliance, identification and resolution of data errors and protocol deviations, preparation for project-specific site audits, scheduling, training and monitoring of research volunteers for quality and accuracy of data according to defined protocols, and consultation with study primary investigators.
Drs. Ko and Cantor Among Newest members of the Academy of Upstate Educators - Class of 2013.
The Academy of Upstate Educators was formed last year. Its missions are to promote innovation and excellence in education at Upstate and to provide recognition to skilled and exemplary educators. I am pleased to announce the names of the newest members of the Academy of Upstate Educators - Class of 2013.
Richard Cantor, M.D.
Dr. Cantor is a Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine with a joint appointment in Pediatrics. He has been a member of Upstate's faculty for 33 years.
Paul Ko, M.D.
Dr. Ko is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, he joined the Upstate Faculty in 2008.
Applicants submitted a packet that was carefully reviewed by the current Academy members. Drs. Cantor and Ko were invited to join the Academy of Upstate Educators and will be recognized at the Fall Faculty Convocation in September 2013. They will join the first year class that has been developing a system to provide skilled peer review of teaching, and consultation on education-related issues. The Academy will be launching this service in September 2013.
To learn more about the Academy, go to:
Dr. Cantor Delivers Keynote at 2013 Massachusetts ACEP Annual Meeting
Richard Cantor, MD FAAP/FACEP chosen as keynote speaker at the 2013 Massachusetts ACEP Annual Meeting and Educational Conference, May 8, 2013.
Dr. Cantor presented "Mistakes You Don't Want To Make in Pediatric Patients".
Congratulations to Erin Hanley MD and Ella Cameron, MD on passing the 2013 Pediatric Emergency Medicine Certification Board Exam!
Posted on June 25, 2013
Multiple Presentations at UHMS Annual Meeting by Upstate Emergency Medicine Faculty and Residents
Our department made a great showing at this year’s annual meeting of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Society. Contributors included:
- TRAUMATIC EAR AVULSION SUCCESSFULLY TREATED WITH HYPERBARIC OXYGEN
Jennings S, Morgan M, Mariani P, Heyboer M, Sharma D, Walsh R
- DIVE FATALITIES IN FRESH WATER ENVIRONMENT IN THE GREAT LAKES
Jennings S, Heyboer M, Wojcik S, Denoble P
- CRITICAL CARE CAPABILITIES IN HYPERBARIC MEDICINE – A SURVEY OF THE NORTHEAST
Martin C, Heyboer M, Morgan M, Mariani P, Jennings S
- EFFECTS OF HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY ON DIABETIC SERUM GLUCOSE LEVELS
Swaby J, Heyboer M, Grant W, Wojcik S
- PERSISTENT NOCTURNAL ENURESIS AS A SYMPTOM OF TYPE II DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS SUCCESSFUL TREATMENT WITH DELAYED HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY
O’Neill OJ, Dayya D, Smykowski E, Jennings S, Marker JA, Zalvan C
- DOES AN INCREASED RATE OF COMPRESSION RESULT IN A GREATER INCIDENCE OF BAROTRAUMA IN PATIENTS UNDERGOING HYPERBARIC OXYGEN THERAPY?
Chambers P, Heyboer M, Adcock P, Wojcik S
Posted on June 21, 2013
Upstate Provides EMS Training for Cayuga County Providers
From the Central New York Business Journal, Friday, May 21st, 2013:
Medical Toxicology Consultation service at Upstate's Downtown Campus available beginning July 1
Ross Sullivan, MD, left, and Michael Holland, MD, of Upstate's Medical Toxicology Consultation service. Upstate is the first and only healthcare facility in the region to offer this service that is available through the Department of Emergency Medicine, in cooperation with the Upstate New York Poison Center.
Upstate University Hospital is adding a Medical Toxicology Consultation service for inpatients at Upstate's Downtown Campus, effective July 1. Upstate is the first and only healthcare facility in the region to offer this service that is available through the Department of Emergency Medicine, in cooperation with the Upstate New York Poison Center.
The service will allow physicians and pharmacists with advanced toxicology training to be available for emergent cases immediately, upon request, to help in the diagnosis and evaluation of patients who experience a poison and/or toxic exposure.
"Our Medical Toxicology Consultation service will improve patients' overall care and efficiency in medical management," said toxicologist Ross Sullivan, MD, director of Upstate's Medical Toxicology Consultation Service and assistant professor of emergency medicine at Upstate. "We are able to see these patients at their bedside immediately rather than evaluate them the next day. Studies show that this type of service results in decreased ICU stays and shorter hospital stays for the patient. It is also cost effective in that the patient needs fewer healthcare resources."
Joining Sullivan in the consultation service are medical toxicologists Michael Hodgman, MD, and Michael Holland, MD; clinical toxicologists Christine Stork, PharmD, DABAT, and Jeanna Marraffa, PharmD, DABAT; clinical toxicology fellow Robert Seabury, PharmD; and medical toxicology fellow Nicholas Nacca, MD. The toxicologists are available for consultations upon request Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. After hours and weekend consults are provided by the clinical and medical toxicology fellows and residents.
In addition, the Medical Toxicology Consultation service will offer an outpatient clinic Tuesdays, beginning July 2. Located in the Hyperbaric Suite at Upstate's Downtown Campus, the clinic will see clients for follow-up visits as well as others who are referred by their physician for evaluation of poisoning and other adverse health effects due to medications, occupational and environmental toxins and biological agents.
The American Board of Medical Specialties officially recognizes medical toxicology as a medical subspecialty. Medical toxicologists are involved in the comprehensive high-level care of patients who have overdosed, had adverse drug reactions, or have poisoning or exposures to occupational or environmental chemicals.
To reach the Medical Toxicology Consultation service and its outpatient clinic, call the Upstate New York Poison Center at 315-476-4766 or 315-464-5369.
Congratulations to Derek Cooney, MD and Jeanne Marraffa, PharmD on their promotion to the rank of Associate Professor.
Congratulations to Derek Cooney, MD and Jeanne Marraffa, PharmD on their promotion to the rank of Associate Professor.Posted on June 6, 2013
HBO Faculty Presenting at UHMS Scientific Assembly
The HBO faculty had 5 abstracts accepted for poster presentations at the 2013 UHMS Scientific Assembly on June 13-15. 3 were additionally accepted for oral presentation. 2 of the oral presentations will be presented by UHM Fellow Shane Jennings, and 1 oral presentation will be presented by EM-2 Jason Swaby.
These studies also included incoming EM residents Christopher Martin and Deepali Sharma.
Dr. Marvin Heyboer invited to lecture in Ecuador
Dr. Marvin Heyboer was invited to lecture in Quito, Ecuador on May 18 as part of the American College of Clinical Wound Specialists' (ACCWS) 'Latin America Initiative'.
Richard Cantor MD FAAP/FACEP featured in the May 2013 edition of ACEP NEWS
Richard Cantor MD FAAP/FACEP was chosen to serve on the planning committee for the ACEP Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assembly held at Disney World on March 12-14, 2013. The meeting serves as the premier national educational offering dedicated to cutting edge topics in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. There were over 500 attendees.
In addition, Dr. Cantor presented multiple talks including:
- "Critical Tools for Evaluation and Management of Neonates: From Birth to 28 days"
- "Must Know Dermatology in Children"
- "Rapid Fire Toxicology for PEM"
- "Pediatric Literature Update: Could These Articles Change Your Practice?"
ACEP News Article featuring Dr. Cantor: "Emergency docs hot on fever studies"
Posted on May 28, 2013
Upstate offers EMS training opportunities in Cayuga County
Derek Cooney, MD, director of Upstate's Fellowship Program for EMS and Disaster Medicine, speaks with reporters about Upstate new EMS relationship with Cayuga County, as Cayuga County Emergency Services Director Brian Dahl looks on.
Upstate University Hospital is offering EMS training in Cayuga County with what officials hope be a series of educational outreach efforts. Upstate kicked off its EMS outreach with its largest EMS training effort undertaken by the hospital outside of Onondaga County.
The EMS training session in Cayuga County was held May 22 at the Auburn Holiday Inn and featured presentations on Upstate's EMS Physician Response Team and Mercy Flight Central Air Ambulance. Presentations also were offered on how to take care of an obese patient before they get to the hospital and the importance of conducting a quick assessment of stroke patients and how stroke care differs from hospital to hospital.
EMS officials say it is essential that first responders, including EMS providers, get regular, ongoing education about new techniques and protocols for providing treatment in the field.
"Upstate is providing us a valuable opportunity to receive high quality training for all our EMS providers, including individuals working in public safety, nursing, fire and police,” said Brian Dahl, director of emergency medical services for Cayuga County Emergency Management. "It’s important for everyone to come together and receive this training."
Cayuga County has about 360 individuals working as EMS providers, some are paid, many are volunteers, who live in rural areas that make up most of the county's 720 square miles.
That's challenging geography in which to provide programming to EMS providers, where many would have to travel significant distances to receive such training, officials say.
Thus Upstate and Cayuga County officials worked on a plan to bring programming to Cayuga County. "Presenting a comprehensive EMS training program where first responders live is essential to ensuring all who arrive first on the scene of an accident, have the most advanced training possible," said Doug Sandbrook, Upstate's EMS liaison and director of its paramedic program.
Upstate says it will consider additional educational programming in other outlying communities and is examining the use of providing training through teleconferencing.
"As the region's only academic medical center, we are responding to the needs of the region to ensure that individuals throughout Central New York have the very best in care when first responders arrive on the scene," said Derek Cooney, MD, director of Upstate’s Fellowship Program for EMS and Disaster Medicine.
Upstate University Hospital is the area’s only Level 1 trauma center and provides certification and continuing medical education program to more than 700 EMS professionals annually.
Posted on May 23, 2013
EMS Medicine group publishes a study on Ambulance Offload Delay
Drs. Derek Cooney, Susan Wojcik, Naveen Seth and Medical Student Kevin Stimson recently collaborated on a study to evaluate the time it takes for ambulance patients to be moved into the emergency department and care transferred to the hospital staff. The aim of the study was to establish the baseline for this process and allow for additional study to take place with the goal of improving this important part of the care of emergency department patients. The study has been accepted for publication in the International Journal of Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Derek Cooney gives Grand Rounds talk at NS-LIJ / Mt. Sinai / FDNY combined conference
Dr. Cooney was invited to speak at the annual EMS Grand Rounds at Mt. Sinai. The conference on May 8th was a combined Grand Rounds between North Shore-Long Island Jewish health System, Mt. Sinai Hospital, and Fire Department of New York (FDNY). Dr. Cooney, who is the EMS Medicine Fellowship Program Director and Medical Director of Nine-Mile Point Nuclear Power Station gave his talk on Radiological Emergencies: An EMS Medicine perspective.Posted on May 16, 2013
Dr, Ko receives 2013 CDEM Young Educator Award
Dr. Paul Ko has been selected as a recipient of the 2013 CDEM Young Educator award.
CDEM Young Educator of the Year Award
This award recognizes a medical student educator at the Clinical Instructor or Assistant Professor level and less than 10 year from residency completion who has made significant contributions to teaching and educating medical students. This award is presented at the annual CDEM meeting. The nominee must be a member of CDEM.
Congratulations to Dr. Ko!
Posted on April 9, 2013
Dr. Paolo named "Top Peer Reviewer" by Annals of Emergency Medicine
Dr. William Paolo has been named one of 50 Top Peer Reviewers for Annals of Emergency Medicine in 2012. He was selected based on outstanding timeliness, quality of review, volume of reviews, and other factors. The journal will print the list of those achieving this honor in the coming April issue.Posted on March 14, 2013
Dr. Lavoie and Dr. Prince recipients of 2013 Gold Standard Awards
Dr. Thomas Lavoie and Dr. Louise Prince have each been named as recipients of 2013 Gold Standard Awards.
This award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated dedication, passion, vision and commitment to their work and to Upstate.
Along with the other seven recipients, they will be honored at the 6th Annual Celebration of the Faculty on Monday, March 18th.
EMS Medicine Fellowship among first to receive accreditation
Upstate's EMS Medicine Fellowship received accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education in the first round of programs to be approved by its Residency Review Committee. Only 20 of the 62 programs in existence were granted accreditation in this cycle.
The Upstate program began in 2003 and was re-started in 2008 under the direction of Derek Cooney, MD. The program provides education in medical oversight, disaster preparedness, operational medical principles, and offers advanced field medical training with multiple emergency services, including many unique opportunities here and abroad. The program has trained a fellow every year since 2008. This year's fellow, Carl Beaudette, MD, will be one of the first fellows in the country to graduate from an accredited EMS Medicine fellowship program.
Jay Scott Helps Secure $30,000 Grant
Jay Scott instrumental in securing $30,000 grant to Upstate University Hospital’s Department of Emergency Medicine and Heart and Vascular Center to purchase and distribute lifesaving cardiac care equipment for municipal and volunteer ambulance companies. The equipment will help speed the diagnosis and treatment of
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Dr. Cooney on When to Call an Ambulance
From the 2/8/2013 Edition of "What’s Your Emergency":
Dr. Derek Cooney, director of emergency medical services and disaster medicine at Upstate, presents another edition of ‘What’s Your Emergency?’. Dr. Cooney is joined by Troy Hogue, paramedic and Syracuse area manager for Rural/Metro Medical Services, to sort out when to call for an ambulance, how best to do that, and what to expect along the way.
Dr. Sullivan Lectures on Bath Salts
Dr. Ross Sullivan presented a course for CME credit for the Medical Society of New York's 14th Annual Third and Fourth District Branch Retreat on January 26th. His subject was Bath Salts.Posted on January 30, 2013
Dr. Derek Cooney joins the Board of the National Association of EMS Physicians
Dr. Derek Cooney has been appointed to the Board of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP).
NAEMSP is the primary professional organization that represents EMS Physicians in the US and beyond. Dr. Cooney will serve as the Chair of the Standards and Clinical Practices Committee, and direct the creation, approval, and publication of position papers and resource documents of the Association. Dr. Cooney served two years as the Vice-Chair of the committee before being selected to take over the work of the committee. As a member of the Board, Dr. Cooney brings his experience as an EMS Physician, educator and leader in New York up to this important position at the national level.
Department of Emergency Medicine in Winter 2013 Issue of Upstate Health
The Winter 2013 Issue of Upstate Health Magazine features a number of recent activities of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
- The cover story (featuring photos of Dr. Olamide Ajagbe) is about Upstate Golisano After Hours Care.
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- Page three has a great photo of Emergency Medicine third-year resident Emily (Doc) Hollywood.
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- Page 5 has an article about the planned Geriatric Emergency Unit at the Community Campus and links to a recent interview with Dr. James Ciaccio, the director of the unit.
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- On page 7 is a piece that runs down "5 Improvements for Pediatric Emergencies" from our own Dr. Richard Cantor, Director of the Pediatric Emergency Department.
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Posted on January 24, 2013
Dr. Richard Cantor chosen as Keynote Speaker at the Harvard Medical School Emergencies and Procedures in Pediatrics Conference
Dr. Richard Cantor chosen as Keynote Speaker at the Harvard Medical School Emergencies and Procedures in Pediatrics Conference held December 14-16, 2012 in Boston Massachusetts.
Dr. Cantor presented "Pediatric Emergency Medicine Literature Review" and "Mistakes You Don't Want To Make in Pediatric Emergency Patients".
Dr. Heyboer Presents at Joslin Center for Journal Club
Dr. Marvin Heyboer will present “Approach to Lower Extremity Problem Wounds: Evaluation and Treatment” at the invitation of the Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Journal Club at the Joslin Diabetes Center on January 11th, 2012 at 12:00 PM.
Posted on January 4, 2013
Dr. Kloss Lecture, "Bath Salt Gestalt"
Brian Kloss, DO, JD, PA-C will be giving a lecture "Bath Salt Gestalt" January 25, 2013 at the Physician Assistant Academy of Vermont's 31st Annual CME Conference.
Dr. Derek Cooney completes first broadcast of new radio segment "What's Your Emergency?"
Dr. Derek Cooney of the Department of Emergency Medicine has teamed up with Linda Cohen to create a new running segment on HealthLink On Air.
"What's Your Emergency?" is designed to provide the public with information to better understand when and how to get access to emergency services and what they should expect when they get there. Dr. Cooney will be joined on air by experts in Emergency Medicine, EMS, and other specialty physicians who provide emergency care services.
The first episode aired on Sunday, December 2nd, 2012 at 9 AM on NewsRadio 106.9 FM / 570 AM WSYR.
Dr. Brian Kloss Gives Grand Rounds Lecture on Substance Abuse
Dr. Brian Kloss delivered a two hour Grand Rounds lecture on substance abuse at the Albany Medical College Department of Emergency Medicine on Wednesday, October, 24, 2012.
The lecture was divided into two separate sessions with the first hour devoted to traditional drugs of abuse while the second hour focused on Bath Salts, Synthetic Marijuana and other synthetic drugs.
Dr. Fullagar was awarded 2012 State Award for EMS Educator of Excellence.
Dr. Christopher Fullagar was awarded the 2012 State Award for EMS Educator of Excellence on October 20th, 2012 at the New York EMS Vital Signs Conference, held at the Oncenter in Syracuse.
Drs. D Cooney and N Cooney present at UHMS Pacific Chapter Meeting
Dr. Norma Cooney and Dr/ Derek Cooney traveled to Portland, Oregon to present at this year's Pacific Chapter meeting of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society. Dr. Derek Cooney presented on "Hyperbaric Oxygen Induced Neurotoxicity: Pathophysiology and Clinical Approach". Dr. Norma Cooney delivered her presentation entitled "Hyperbaric Math: Practical Knowledge for HBOT". The conference was held at The Benson, October 18th-20th.Posted on October 29, 2012
Posters presented at the ACEP Scientific Assembly in Denver on October 8-11, 2012
Posters presented at the ACEP Scientific Assembly in Denver on October 8-11, 2012
Presented by Dr. Susan Schreffler
Paolo WF, Schreffler S, Lavoie T, Wojcik S, Grant W. 159 Stroke-Alert Activation in Patients With a Diagnosis Other Than Stroke. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2012 Oct;60(4, Supplement):S57.
Presented by Dr. Marvin Heyboer
Heyboer III M, Grant W, Adcock P. 169 Do Higher Rates of Compression Result in Higher Rates of Middle Ear Barotrauma in Patients Undergoing Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy? Annals of Emergency Medicine 2012 Oct;60(4, Supplement):S61.
Presented by Dr. William Paolo, Jr.
Paolo WF. TF-1 Medical Heuristics and Cognitive Decision Errors: Modeling Thought Processes Through an Integrative Curriculum. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2012 Oct;60(4, Supplement):S156.
Drs. Jones, Barus and Cantor published in this month’s Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice
Dr. Derek Cooney to serve as Alternate Councillor for ACEP Council
Dr. Cooney will be representing the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Section at the 2012 Scientific Assembly in Denver.
From the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP):
"A councillor/alternate councillor is a key participant in the leadership and development of ACEP policy. The councillor represents emergency physicians from his/her chapter, section, AACEM, or EMRA. Councillors have the responsibility to voice the concerns of their constituents on the floor of the council meeting and in reference committees. Councillors can also express the will of their constituents by the execution of their votes for or against resolutions and electing board members and Council officers at the annual meeting."Posted on September 28, 2012
Emergency Medicine Faculty serving on Faculty Council Standing Committees
Emergency Medicine Faculty serving on Faculty Council Standing Committees include:
- Academic Affairs: Susan Wojcik - Elected
- Upstate Affairs: Derek Cooney - Appointed
- Faculty Affairs:
- William Grant - Elected, Appointed Chair
- Marvin Heyboer - Appointed
Richard Cantor MD FAAP/FACEP appointed to 4 National Committees of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
Richard Cantor MD FAAP/FACEP has been appointed to serve on the following ACEP Committees by the President-elect of ACEP, Dr. Andrew Sama:
- Public Relations
- Pediatric Emergency Medicine
- Educational Meetings
- Publications Advisory Board
Posted on September 24, 2012
Drs. McCabe and Cooney highlighted in Business section of the Syracuse Post-Standard
The issue from Thursday, September 13th mentions some recent accomplishments by these members of the Department of Emergency Medicine.
Posted on September 21, 2012
EMS & Disaster Medicine Physician Response Team featured in Upstate Health
Upstate Health Magazine did a feature article on the EMS Disaster Medicine Physician Response Team.
Dr. Jeremy Joslin graces the cover of the Fall 2012 issue:
The article appears on page 15:
Despite what the photo above may seem to indicate, a TV series based on these physicians has not, to our knowledge, been optioned by CBS.
The entire issue is embedded below:
Drs. Derek and Norma Cooney invited speakers at Gulf Coast UHMS
Upstate faculty members Drs. Derek and Norma Cooney were asked to speak at this year's Gulf Coast Regional Meeting of the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Society.
Dr. Derek Cooney presented "Venous and Arterial Gas Embolism: a practical approach" and Dr. Norma Cooney presented "Calciphylaxis: a life threatening wound". The meeting was held in Gulfport, MS, September 7-8.
Dr. Mariani Designated as Fellow of the ACHM
Peter J. Mariani MD, Professor, has been named Fellow of the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine. Fellowship criteria include service, scholarship, and certification in the specialty. Dr Mariani attained his ACHM certification last year when he received the top score in the nation among candidates taking the organization’s certifying exam.
Dr. Brenner receives Annual Award from NYACEP
Dr. Jay Brenner received an annual Research Forum award from the New York American College of Emergency Physicians for the presentation of a poster, Bedside Reduced Lead Electroencephalography Can Be Used to Make the Diagnosis of Nonconvulsive Status Epilepticus in the Emergency Department, Jay Brenner, MD FACEP; P. Kent; Susan Wojcik, PhD; William Grant, EdD – SUNY Upstate Medical University
Drs. Schreffler, Paolo, and Kloss in International Journal of Emergency Medicine
Susan M Schreffler, MD, William F Paolo, MD and Brian Kloss, DO, JD recently published a Case report entitled: "Spontaneous Showering of Tumor Emboli in a Patient with Advanced Primary Lung Cancer" in the International Journal of Emergency Medicine.
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Dr. Kloss invited to speak at ACEP New Speakers Forum
Brian Kloss, DO, JD has been selected to be one of 28 physicians invited to lecture at the American College of Emergency Physicians New Speakers Forum in Denver, Colorado on October 10 at 12:30. Dr. Kloss' lecture will be entitled: "Toxicology Illustrated: Cyanide Poisoning" and will feature illustrations from his upcoming toxicology flashcard series scheduled for release by McGraw-Hill in early 2013
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Drs. Kloss and Dougher in Consultant for Physicians
Brian Kloss, DO, JD and Katherine Dougher, MD have published a case report: "Streptococcus milleri Psoas Abscess and Osteomyelitis in a 11 year-old Boy" in Consultant For Pediatricians.
Dr. Nacca in EMResident Magazine
Dr. Nicholas Nacca’s article, titled "Take Your Poster to the Next Step: Seven Tips for Success," appears in the August/September 2012 issue.
HeathLink On Air: Unique services available at Upstate for scuba diving injuries
Dr. Derek Cooney, director of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Disaster Medicine at Upstate, talks about the unique Hyperbaric Medicine Services available at Upstate University Hospital for people who are injured in scuba diving accidents.Listen with the embedded player below or download the mp3:
[Download mp3] Posted on August 20, 2012
Special Tactics and Rescue(STAR) Team forms “unique relationship” with Upstate Emergency Medicine Physicians
Jefferson County’s Special Tactics and Rescue(STAR) Team has formed a great relationship with our Drs. Marvin Heyboer, Monica Morgan and Shane Jennings.
For more info and some great photos, see the article from the Watertown Daily Times:
Dr. Richard Cantor chosen as Keynote Speaker at the 2012 Upstate Medical University Gamma Chapter of the national Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society Annual Induction Dinner
Dr. Richard Cantor was chosen to serve as this year’s Keynote Speaker by the 2012 Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) graduating class. Held on May 18, 2012 at the Genesee Grande Hotel, the dinner was attended by AOA Faculty, Alumni, and Students.Posted on August 6, 2012
Dr. D. Cooney keynote speaker at Oswego County EMSAC Annual Awards
The annual Awards Banquet held by the Oswego County EMS Advisory Committee featured Dr. Derek Cooney, Director of EMS and Disaster Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University. Dr. Cooney provided the keynote address for the event where more than 40 EMS providers were recognized for their outstanding contributions.
Dr. Christopher Fullagar named "EMS Educator of Excellence"
Dr. Christopher Fullagar was named "EMS Educator of Excellence" by CNYEMS on July 17th, 2012.
The honor is awarded by the Central New York Regional Council for an "individual who through outstanding teaching, educational administration/coordination, publication or research has significantly improved prehospital services at the local, county, regional or state level.
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Fullagar!
Drs. Cantor, Olsson, and Brenner chosen to present at the 2012 ICEM Meeting in Dublin, Ireland
The 2012 International Conference on Emergency Medicine (ICEM) was held in Dublin, Ireland from 6/26 - 6/30/2012. Dr. Richard Cantor was chosen as one of 10 Keynote Speakers, presenting "A Current Literature Review in Pediatric Emergency Medicine."
Drs. Olsson and Brenner were represented by two posters:
- BEDSIDE REDUCED LEAD ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY CAN BE USED TO MAKE THE DIAGNOSIS OF NONCONVULSIVE STATUS EPILEPTICUS IN THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT / J. Brenner* (US) - P. Kent - S. Wojcik - W. Grant
- DEHYDRATION IN RECREATIONAL SCUBA DIVERS: REAL BUT TIME LIMITED / D. J. Olsson* (US)
Posted on July 17, 2012
Dr. Derek Cooney on the Radio - Sunday, July 15th
Dr. Cooney will be on HealthLink this Sunday. He is a featured guest on the show. Tune in Sunday at 9 am to FM Newsradio 106.9 (or 570 WSYR radio). The show is also streamed live at http://www.wsyr.com/main.html The interview will also be available on the HealthLink website at http://www.upstate.edu/healthlinkonair
Update: Audio now available.
Hyperbaric Medicine Presenting at UHMS Annual Meeting
Hyperbaric Medicine will be presenting 10 posters and 3 oral presentations at the 45th Undersea & Hyperbaric Medical Society (UHMS) Annual Scientific Meeting, June 21-23, 2012 in Phoenix, AZ. Details at the meeting’s web site.
Emergency Department Employees Recognized for Years of Service
The following members of our department are being recognized at this year's Employee Recognition Day- please join us as we express our appreciation and our gratitude.
- Angela Scalise - 20 Years
- Maureen Corcoran - 20 Years
- Diane Hartzog - 20 Years
- Deborah Hermann - 10 years
- Lalainia Secreti - 10 Years
Drs. D. Cooney, N. Cooney, Wallus and Wojcik publish difficult airway study
Department members were recently published in the International Journal of Emergency Medicine. Drs. D. Cooney, N. Cooney, Wallus and Wojcik submitted their study of a video-assisted fiber optic intubating stylet in a high-fidelity simulator model of a difficult airway. The device performed well when used by Emergency Physicisns with limited-to-no experience with the device.
A prehospital provider study by the same authors is currently underway.
Dr. Richard Cantor FAAP/FACEP Serves as Invited International Faculty at the 2nd International Conference in Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Dr. Richard Cantor FAAP/FACEP was one of 6 US Faculty invited to speak at the 2nd International Conference in Pediatric Emergency Medicine, held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, March 13-16, 2012.
Presentations included "Household Toxins", "2012 Literature Review in PEM", "Serious Rashes". Workshops included "Hyperhydration", "US and CT in Acute Appendicitis", and "Analgesia in Acute Abdominal Pain". The Conference was attended by nearly 1000 participants from all regions of the Middle East.
Dr. Norma Cooney’s cover story: Oswego County Business
Dr. Norma Cooney is featured on the cover of the April/May 2012 Oswego County Business Magazine. The article in the issue features her work as the Medical Director and Chief of Emergency Services for Oswego Health. Dr. Cooney is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at SUNY Upstate Medical University and works clinically in the Emergency Department and in Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine. Dr. Cooney has made a significant impact in emergency healthcare for Oswego and her role facilitates a healthy exchange of ideas between the community hospital setting and University Hospital. Click the image below for the full text of the article.
Heramba Prasad MD and Jay Scott appointed to Emergency Cardiac Care Committee
Heramba Prasad, MD Assistant Professor, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Program Medical Director and Jay Scott, Director of Educational Programs and Regional Faculty for the American Heart Association (AHA) ACLS and BLS programs, have been appointed by the AHA to the Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) Committee. As members of the ECC, Dr. Prasad and Jay will have input on AHA resuscitation guidelines for ACLS and BLS, access to the latest cardiac resuscitation research and will provide the Department of Emergency Medicine a voice within the AHA.
Dr. Heyboer to present at Urology Grand Rounds
Dr. Heyboer's lecture, titled "Adjunctive Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy for the Treatment of Radiation Cystitis," will be presented on April 5th, 7:45am-8:30am in WH, room 103.
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Dr. Norma Cooney to give Ophthomology Grand Rounds
The subject of her presentation will be Central Retinal Artery Occlusion and Hyperbaric Medicine as an Adjunctive Treatment Modality.
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Grand rounds will be given on March 5, 2012 from 6:15PM – 7:15PM.
Location will be at 550 Harrison Center, Suite 340, James L. McGraw Library.
Dr. Alison McCrone on Upstate Golisano After Hours Care
Dr. Alison McCrone, director of Upstate Golisano After Hours Care discusses her work in the video below.
After Hours Care opens next Monday, 2/27/2012. Posted on February 23, 2012
Dr. Nacca published in EM Resident
You can read Dr. Nacca's article, "Where do emergency medicine resident paychecks come from?", by clicking on the image in this post.
Posted on February 22, 2012
It gives an excellent review of the potential impact (on graduate medical education) of proposed federal financial policy changes.
After Hours Care: Check out the recent full-page ad in the Post-Standard
Click the image to the left to see the full-page ad in today's Post-Standard, which includes information about Upstate Golisano After Hours Care.
Dr. Peter Mariani Reaches Teaching Milestone
Peter J. Mariani MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, has registered his 2000th procedural supervision at Upstate. While many more from the dark days of dubious data handling likely escaped count, later supervisions crossed the 2000 mark this month. Dr. Mariani has presented and published on the topic of procedural supervision of medical trainees (see: http://www.upstate.edu/emergency/research/pdf/cvcsupv.pdf and http://www.upstate.edu/emergency/research/pdf/data.pdf) and continues to oversee patient procedures in the Hyperbaric and Wound Care units and during ED ultrasound rotations.Posted on February 16, 2012
Dr. D. Cooney elected to Regional EMS Council
Dr. Derek Cooney was recently elected by the membership of the CNY Regional EMS Council to serve as a voting member. The CNY Regional EMS Council serves the five county EMS region and Dr. Cooney will be representing Onondaga County in his new positionPosted on February 13, 2012
Nicholas Nacca, MD presents at "Beyond the Doctorate Research Day"
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Dr. Nicholas Nacca will present "A Randomized Trial of a Novel ACLS Teaching Tool: Does it Improve Student Performance?" at Beyond the Doctorate Research Day on Thursday, March 1st at 2:45 PM in Room 2331 of Weiskotten Hall.
Drs. Cantor, Marraffa, Barus and Jones publish chapters in "Clinical Decision Support: Pediatrics"
Drs. Richard Cantor, Jeanna Maraffa, Eben Barus, and Landon Jones have written multiple chapters for a new online Pediatric Reference entitled: “Clinical Decision Support : Pediatrics”, edited by Douglas Barrett MD. Chapters contributed include:
1. Caustic Chemical Injuries
2. Ingestion of Environmental Toxins
3. Overdose – Common Medications
4. Overdose – Drugs of Abuse
Dr. Ross Sullivan Interviewed on Poison Center’s Support for Atty. General’s Crackdown on Prescription Drug Abuse
Dr. Ross Sullivan was interviewed on Channel 9 news (http://www.9wsyr.com/news/local/story/Poison-Center-backs-prescription-drug-abuse/BZ8tKSr72kmBNFQcbh1HcA.cspx) and for a Daily Orange article (http://www.dailyorange.com/news/attorney-general-aims-to-lower-prescription-drug-abuse-by-tracking-prescriptions-electronically-1.2750582#.TyvKxVxSRVU) regarding the efforts of New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s efforts to reduce prescription drug abuse.
Dr. Derek Cooney appointed to editorial board for Urgent Matters
Dr. Cooney was recently appointed to the editorial board for Urgent Matters.
Urgent Matters (http://www.urgentmatters.org/), a national initiative funded by the RobertWood Johnson Foundation, is dedicated to finding, developing and deliveringstrategies to improve patient flow and reduce emergency department (ED)crowding. Urgent Matters highlights patient flow best practices through itseducational activities including:
e-newsletters, web seminars, and regionalconferences.
Dr. Marvin Heyboer to Lecture on Non-Healing Wounds
"Healing the Non-Healing Wounds"
As a part of the Hearth's 20th anniversary Education Lecture Series, Marvin Heyboer III, MD, Assistant Professor and Director of the Wound Care Center at Upstate University Hospital and Upstate Univerisity Hosopital at Community General, will discuss wound healing, factors that effect wound healing, and treatment options.
Appetizers and beverages will be served.
FREE and open to the public
To RSVP, call: 315-453-7911
January 31st, 2012 at 6 PM
The Heath at Greenpoint
150 Old Liverpool Road
Liverpool, NY 13088
University Hospital accredited as a Chest Pain Center
University Hospital was accredited as a Chest Pain Center with PCI on December 15, 2011 by the Society of Chest Pain Centers (http://www.scpcp.org/).
This rigorous accreditation process reviews processes and outcomes for patients at the hospital with chest pain either arriving through the emergency department, as inpatients or in transfer from another facility for a patient in need of interventional cardiology services.
The Society particularly commented on the innovative training received by emergency medicine residents that includes time out in the field with the EMS community and at the Onondaga County 911 dispatch Center.
This accreditation is for a three year time period.
Drs. Richard Cantor and Jennifer Mackey Invited Speakers at the 27th Annual Fall Conference on Pediatric Emergencies
The 27th Annual Fall Conference on Pediatric Emergencies was held from October 26 – 29, 2011 in St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. (http://www.symposiamedicus.org/Assets/Conference/1195/program.html)
Dr. Cantor served as Course Director and presented the following talks: "Literature Review in PEM", "Critical Pediatric Poisonings", "Challenging Cases in PEM", and "Life Threatening Rashes in PEM".
Dr. Mackey presented the following talks: "Cardiac Complaints in Childhood, The Current Approach to the Child With Suspected Child Abuse", and "Cases in Pediatric Head Injury: Best Practices and Best Management."
Drs. Lingappa Amernath and Richard Cantor Invited Speakers at The 13th Conference of the Society For Emergency Medicine, India (EMCON 2011)
Drs. Lingappa Amernath and Richard Cantor were invited speakers at EMCON 2011 in Calcutta, India, November 17 – 21, 2011. (http://www.emcon2011kolkata.com/)
Dr. Amernath served as one of the Meeting organizers as well as a Moderator for multiple scientific sessions. He also presented a talk on Stroke Management.
Dr. Cantor served as a Moderator for multiple scientific sessions as well as presenting a talk on "Inflammatory Biomarkers in Pediatric Emergency Medicine."
Dr. Norma Cooney was elected Chair the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Section of ACEP
Dr. Norma Cooney was elected as the Chair the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Section of ACEP. This is a two year elected-position.
Dr. Norma Cooney was appointed President of the Northeast Chapter of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society
Dr. Norma Cooney was appointed President of the Northeast Chapter of Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society at the Annual Meeting held in Providence, RI in October 2011. This is a two-year elected positionPosted on December 1, 2011
Dr. Derek Cooney appointed Medical Director for Oswego County
The Oswego County Legislature has voted to appoint Dr. Derek Cooney to the position of County Medical Director. Dr. Cooney will provide medical oversight for Oswego County Emergency Management programs and the County 911 dispatching center. Oswego County covers 1,312 square miles and both rural and urban EMS services serve this community of more than 120,000 people. Oswego County also has two EMS Course Sponsorships for courses at the EMT-Critical Care level, for which Dr. Cooney is now the Medical Director for both.
Dr. D. Cooney and Dr. Wallus published in Prehospital Emergency Care
Drs. Cooney and Wallus published an important reference work in support of the new NAEMSP position paper on ambulance diversion and offload delay. The paper redefines the current thinking on the practice of diversion and describes new quality measures relating to EMS operations and the effects of ED crowding. The article was published in the latest issue of Prehospital Emergency Care, which is considered the preeminent EMS Medicine journal.
Cooney DR, Millin MG, Carter A, Lawner BJ, Nable JV, Wallus HJ. Ambulance Diversion and Emergency Department Offload Delay: Resource Document for the National Association of EMS Physicians Position Statement. Prehosp Emerg Care. 2011 October-December;15(4):555-561.
Dr. Mariani achieves top score in nation
Peter J. Mariani MD, Professor of Emergency Medicine, received certification this month from the American College of Hyperbaric Medicine (ACHM). He was previously ABEM/ABMS certified in Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine in 2009. On the 2011 ACHM certification exam, Dr Mariani achieved the highest score in the nation among the year’s examinees.
Drs. Derek and Norma Cooney published again in IJEM
The International Journal of Emergency Medicine published another article by members of the Department, Drs. Derek and Norma Cooney. The manuscript includes case details with a review of meningeal carcinomatosis and is an open access publication:
Cooney DR, Cooney NL. Meningeal carcinomatosis diagnosed during stroke
evaluation in the emergency department. Int J Emerg Med. 2011 Aug 9;4:52.
Dr. Michael Holland publishes first ever report about the post-mortem redistribution of THC and its metabolites
Michael Holland, MD from the Poison Control Center has published the first ever report about the post-mortem redistribution of THC and its metabolites. And Baselt's Textbook has already referenced this study in his THC chapter in his reference text. This study was funded by the Department.
Michael G. Holland, David M. Schwope, Robert Stoppacher, Shane B. Gillen, Marilyn A. Huestis Postmortem redistribution of D9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), 11-hydroxy-THC (11-OH-THC), and 11-nor-9-carboxy-THC (THCCOOH) Forensic Science International 212 (2011) 247–251
Drs. Derek and Norma Cooney present at Gulf Coast UHMS meeting
The Annual Scientific Meeting for the Gulf Coast Chapter of the Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine Society was held in Atlanta on August 19-20. This year's meeting featured a number of experts in the field presenting on a number of interesting topics. Among those presenting were Dr. Derek Cooney and Dr. Norma Cooney:
Dr. Derek Cooney: When a patient seizes in the chamber; what do we do next?
Dr. Norma Cooney: Emergencies in the hyperbaric chamber
Dr. Norma Cooney is also the Vice-President of the Northeast Chapter of UHMS and the Chair-Elect of the ACEP Section of Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. Dr. Derek Cooney is the Secretary of the ACEP Section, and recent graduate Dr. Jawad Kassem is the newsletter editor.
Dr. Nicholas Nacca, Michael Asaly, Dr. Jennifer Mackey, and Dr. Richard Cantor publish in Pediatric Emergency Care
Nicholas E. Nacca, MD, Michael Asaly, BS, Jennifer Mackey, MD, FAAP,
and Richard Cantor, MD, FAAP, FACEP
Nausea, Vomiting, and Diarrhea in a 9-Year-Old Girl
Pediatric Emergency Care 2011; 27(10): 1-3.
Dr. Louise Prince and Nancy Page publish on Patient Safety Rounds
The full text of their lead article in the most recent issue of Empire State EPIC, the newsletter of the New York Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians, can be read here: http://nyacep.org/images/stories/Empire%20State%20EPIC%2029-01-11.pdfPosted on September 2, 2011
Dr. Derek Cooney wins award at New York ACEP Meeting
Derek Cooney, MD, received an award for "Outstanding Poster Presentation" at the 2011 NY ACEP Scientific Assembly. His presentation entitled "Can NEDOCS score be used to predict ambulance offload delay?" was one of six projects presented by members of our department.Posted on July 11, 2011
Dr. Richard Cantor appointed to multiple Editorial Boards
Richard Cantor, MD, FAAP/FACEP has been chosen to serve on the following Editorial Boards:
-Academic Emergency Medicine
-Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reports
-Pediatric Emergency Care
-ISRN (International Scholarly Research Network) Emergency Medicine
Dr. Richard Cantor appointed to 2 ACEP National Committees
Richard Cantor, MD, FAAP/FACEP has recently been chosen to serve on the ACEP Pediatric Emergency Medicine Committee. In addition, he has been appointed to serve on the ACEP Education Committee.Posted on June 30, 2011
Drs. Derek and Norma Cooney publish two articles in the IJEM
Drs. Derek and Normal Cooney recently published two articles in the International Journal of Emergency Medicine (IJEM). Both articles present interesting cases in Emergency Medicine and include photos and xrays. The articles feature reviews of the literature and discussion of the important features of each diagnosis.
Cooney DR,Cooney NL. Gas gangrene and osteomyelitis of the foot in a diabetic patient treated with tea tree oil. Int J Emerg Med. 2011 Apr 14;4:14.
Cooney DR, Cooney NJ. Massive acute colonic pseudo-obstruction successfully managed with conservative therapy in a patient with cerebral palsy. Int J Emerg Med. 2001 Apr 14;4:15.
Dr. Mariani published in Journal of Emergency Medicine
Congratulations to Dr. Mariani for a recent publication in the Journal of Emergency Medicine. The article is titled: Adenomyomatosis of the gallbladder: the "good omen" comet. This publication was the fruits of work with a 2008 College of Medicine summer research student, Andrea Hsue, who is co-publisher of the article.Posted on April 14, 2011
Drs. D. Cooney, J. Kassem and J. McCabe published in March/April issue of Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine
Drs. Derek Cooney, Jawad Kassem and John McCabe authored an article that was just published in the March/April issue of Undersea & Hyperbaric Medicine. Reference: Cooney DR, Kassem J, McCabe J. Electrocardiogram and X-Ray Findings Associated with Iatrogenic Pulmonary AVenous Gas Embolism. Undersea HyperbMed. 2011 Mar-Apr;38(2):101-7.) Dr. Cooney presented these findings at the 2010 international meeting of UHMS in St. Petes Beach, FL.Posted on April 11, 2011
Dr. Jeremy Joslin granted Fellow status of The Academy of Wilderness Medicine
Congratulations to Jeremy Joslin, MD for being granted status of Fellow of
The Academy of Wilderness Medicine through the Wilderness Medical Society. Dr.
Joslin is currently an EMS & Disaster Medicine Fellow in Upstates
Department of Emergency Medicine and is also the Director of Wilderness
Medical Education for the Department, directing a new Fellowship in
Wilderness & Expedition Medicine.
EMS Symposium May 18, 2011
This is a one-day symposium for EMS personnel sponsored by Upstate University Hospital, Department of Emergency Medicine and St. Josephs Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, New York
Location: St. Josephs Hospital Health Center, Syracuse, New York
A registration brochure will be available soon. For preliminary information, contact Rose More at Upstate Emegency Medicine at: email@example.com or by calling at 315-464-4851.
Dr. Derek Cooney appointed as Vice Chair for Standards and Clinical Practice
Derek R. Cooney, MD, FF/NREMT-P, FACEP was appointed to the position of Vice-Chair for Standards and Clinical Practices by the Board of the National Association of EMS Physicians. Dr. Cooney will be working closely with committee members to create national position statements and resource documents covering key areas of prehospital medicine. Dr. Cooney has been an active member of NAEMSP since his fellowship training at the Texas A&M University Health Science Center.Posted on February 3, 2011
Dr. Grant co-author of Cochrane Systematic Review
William D. Grant, EdD of the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Family Medicine is co-author of the Cochrane Systematic Review: Combined chiropractic interventions for low-back pain. The resulting publication appears in Spine: Walker BF, French SD, Grant W, Green S. A Cocharane review of combined chiropractic interventions for low-back pain. Spine 2011; 36(3):230-242. The related Podcast (www.cochrane.org/podcasts) was the most requested Cochrane podcast for 2010.Posted on February 1, 2011
Derek R. Cooney, MD, FF/NREMT-P, FACEP to serve as Vice-Chair of the Upstate's MCAEC
The Medical College Assembly of the Upstate Medical University College of Medicine is established to facilitate the attainment of faculty objectives in the conduct of instruction, research, and service programs for which the College is responsible. The Executive Committee of the Medical College Assembly is the Assembly's governing body. On January 10th, Dr. Derek Cooney was unanimously elected to serve as Vice-Chair of the Medical College Assembly Executive Committee.Posted on January 12, 2011
Advanced HAZMAT Life Support Provider Class May 5-6, 2011
This is a 2 day Provider class providing hands-on management for advanced HAZMAT scenarios using high-fidelity simulators.
Meeting and Contact Information: EM-STAT Center, 550 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13202. 315-464-4851, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Registration Deadline: March 29, 2011
Registration Fee: $490
Sponsored by the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Upstate NY Poison Center
Drs. Derek and Norma Cooney awarded Board Certification
Congratulations to Dr. Derek Cooney and Dr. Norma Cooney for achieving Board Certification in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.
Dr. Derek Cooney to serve on SEMSCO.
Derek R. Cooney, MD, FF/NREMT-P, FACEP has been nominated to serve on the New York State Emergency Medical Services Council (SEMSCO). After the vetting process is complete, Dr. Cooney is expected to receive this appointment from the Governor and will represent the American College of Emergency Physicians on the SEMSCO.
Drs. Johnson and Prince co-author chapters in Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine - 7th Ed.
The 7th Edition of Tintinalli's EMERGENCE MEDICINE text, published by the American College of Emergency Physicians, includes two chapters co-authored by Dr. Gary Johnson and Dr. Louise Prince of the Upstate Department of Emergency Medicine. The chapters are: Aortic Dissection and Related Aortic Syndromes and Aneurysms of the Aorta and Major Arteries.
The formal citations are listed below:
JohnsonGA, Prince LA. Aortic Dissection and Related Aortic Syndromes. In: Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, 7th edition. McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2010:450-453.
Prince LA, Johnson GA. Aneurysms of the Aorta and Major Arteries. In: Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine, 7th edition. McGraw-Hill Publishers, 2010:453-458.
Drs. Cantor and Sadowitz "highly commended" in British Medical Assoc. Book Award Competition
The British Medical Association in its 2010 Book Award competition has designated the book Neonatal Emergencies by Richard Cantor and P. David Sadowitz as "Highly Commended".
Congratulations to both Dr. Cantor and Dr. Sadowitz and to their Upstate authors including:
Jahn Avarello MD, Derek Cooney MD, Norma Cooney MD,
James D'Agostino MD, Jeff Lapoint DO, Lisa Keough MD, Jennifer Mackey MD,
Deborah Mann MD, Jeanna Maraffa PharmD, Jamie Nelsen PharmD,
LaLainia Secreti MD, Trisha Taravres MD, Linnea Wittick MD
This book was published by McGraw-Hill Medical, in October 2009. The ISBN number is: 9780071470209.
Dr. Richard Cantor featured in Scientific Assembly News
The Tuesday Edition of Scientific Assembly News featured an interview with Richard Cantor, M.D., FAAP, FACEP, on the topic: Avoiding Mistakes in Pediatric Patients. The News is a daily publication provided at the annual American College of Emergency Physicians' week-long Scientific Assembly Conference held this year in Las Vegas, Nevada. This article provides three case synopses from his presentation 'Mistakes You Do Not Want to Make in Pediatric Patients',which was held on Tuesday, September 28th at the conference.Posted on September 28, 2010
Upstate Emergency Medicine presents at ACEP
We are well represented presenting at the American College of Emergency Physician Scientific Assembly September 28 through October 1, 2010, in Las Vegas, NV.
Presenters and topics are:
Morley EJ, Crowell E. Farber-Heath R, Gratn WD, Lebowitz DC, Rodriguez E, Wojcik SM. Bacterial Resistance Patterns in Patients with Ureteral Calculi and Urinary Tract Infections.
Rodriguez E, Grant WD, Hayes G, Brangman S, Johnson G. Evaluation of a Simulation-Based Emergency Medicine Geriatrics Curriculum.
Ko PY, Thompson R, Wojcik SM, Grant WD. Incidental Findings on CT Scans in the Emergency Department.
Wojcik SM. Predicting Mild Traumatic Brian Injury Patients At Risk Of Persistent Symptoms.
Jay Scott receives Founders Award
Jay Scott was honored at the 2010 National Association of EMS Educators Symposium in Chicago with the CECBEMS Janet Head Founders Award. Jay was given the award, "In recognition of extraordinary and enduring contributions to the success of continuing education for Emergency Medical Services".Posted on September 24, 2010
Jeanna Marraffa, PharmD, is quoted as an expert on the topic of Energy Drinks at fanhouse.com
Jeanna Marraffa, PharmD, was recently quoted on the topic of the usage of energy drinks. Full story at at fanhouse.com http://www.fanhouse.com/2010/08/17/growth-of-energy-drinks-speeds-debate-on-their-dangers/Posted on August 24, 2010
Dr. Jeremy Joslin - featured in the Syracuse Post Standard
Dr. Jeremy Joslin is the medical director for the upcoming Green Lakes Endurance Runs on August 29. Read more at Syracuse.com http://blog.syracuse.com/cny/2010/08/meet_the_medical_director_for_upcoming_50k_and_100k_endurance_runs_at_green_lakes.html Published Tuesday, August 17thPosted on August 17, 2010
9th Annual Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assembly is September 15th
1 - 5 pm
Wednesday, September 15th, 2010
Conference Brochure and Registration From
Meeting Site: The Genesee Grand Hotel, Syracuse, NY
Advanced HAZMAT Life Support Provider Class May 5 & 6, 2011
This is a 2 day Provider class providing hands-on management for advanced HAZMAT scenarios using high-fidelity simulators.
Meeting and Contact Information: EM-STAT Center, 550 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY 13202. 315-464-4851, email email@example.com
Registration Deadline: March 29, 2011
Registration Fee: $490
Sponsored by the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Upstate NY Poison Center
Dr. Daniel J. Olsson selected for Physician of Excellence award
Daniel J. Olsson, D.O., FACOEP-D, Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, has been selected by the Central New York Regional Medical Services Council to receive the Physician of Excellence award for the central New York region. This award will be presented in July.
Additionally, Dr. Olsson has been named the New York State EMS Council Physician of Excellence for 2010. This additional commendation will be presented at the opening session of the (EMS) Vital Signs Conference in New York City August 28, 2010.
Dr. Jeanna Marraffa on HealthLink on Air June 6
Jeanna M. Marraffa, PharmD, Assistant Professor, Poison Center will speak on the Impact of the Gulf Oil Spill on WSYR 57 Radio at 9 AM on June 6th.
HeathLink on Air
Message from the Chair
Associate Professor & Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine at Upstate is about meeting the needs of people in our region at the time when they need it. Read more...