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Alexander Croft, MD

Director of Simulation; Director of the In-Situ Simulation Acute Care (ISSAC) Program; Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Croft is an expert in medical education and medical simulation. He particularly focuses on teamwork, communication, and human factors in healthcare.

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Brendan Watson, MD, PhD

Instructor of Emergency Medicine

I am an Emergency Medicine physician scientist whose long-term goal is to become an independent investigator focused on the synthesis, development, and early translation of novel synthetic biomaterials to improve outcomes in critically ill patients.

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Daniel Theodoro, MD, MSCI

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.

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Enyo Ablordeppey, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, Anesthesiology & Emergency Medicine

Her research emphasizes the effects of bedside ultrasound applications on clinical outcomes, including the perceptions and use of bedside ultrasound in critical care, patient safety, and hospital resource utilization.

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Kevin Baumgartner, MD

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.

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Kristen Mueller, MD

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.

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Laura Heitsch, MD

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine & Neurology

The focus of our research is acute neurologic emergencies such as ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke.

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Peter D. Panagos, MD, FACEP, FAHA

Professor of Emergency Medicine & Neurology, Director of Neurovascular Emergencies, Co-Director Washington University/Barnes-Jewish Hospital Stroke Network

My primary research, clinical and administrative interest is in acute neurological emergencies and emergency systems of care.

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Philip Mudd, MD, PhD

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.

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Rachel Ancona, MS, PhD

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Ancona’s research interests are in social determinants of health, substance use disorders, the intersection of public health and emergency medicine, and the application of advanced analytical techniques for health care data.