Division Chief of Emergency Medicine Ultrasound; Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
From 2006 to 2009 Dr. Theodoro was the recipient of a K12 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant/KL2 Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS) in the Multidisciplinary Clinical Research Training Program that focused on the impact of ultrasound guidance on central venous cannulation. In 2009 Dr. Theodoro received a K08 grant from the Agency of Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) focusing on the safety and complications of central venous cannulation in the Emergency Department.
Emergency Medicine Physician: Medical Toxicology, Director of Quality Improvement: Division of Medical Toxicology, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
My clinical research focuses on the safe and effective use of sedatives and psychoactive medications in acute medical care, particularly in the emergency department (ED). My current primary focus is the use of dexmedetomidine (DEX) in the ED environment.
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Mueller’s research interests focus on firearm violence and injury prevention. She serves as the physician liaison to the St. Louis Area Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program, Life Outside Violence (LOV). Dr. Mueller’s current work uses mixed quantitative and qualitative methods in hospital-based violence intervention program outcome evaluation and recurrent injury epidemiology investigation.
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
My primary clinical research focus is improving diagnosis and treatment strategies for patients who present to the emergency department with viral respiratory infections. Recent projects include developing risk stratification tools for patients diagnosed with influenza, understanding the clinical impact of influenza on complications of diabetes and evaluating the utility of diagnostic testing, other than influenza testing, in the workup and management of influenza patients in the ED.