Douglas M Char, MD

Professor, Emergency Medicine

Education

  • B.S., Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts 1983
  • MA, Microbiology, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985
  • M.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii 1989

Training

  • Internship, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Denver, Colorado, 1990
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado, 1992
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, Denver Metro Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, 1995

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Missouri

Honors and Awards

  • Small Group Leader of the Year; SOM Distinguished Service Teaching Award, 2015
  • Small Group Leader of the Year; SOM Distinguished Service Teaching Award ,2014
  • Emergency Medicine Residents Association, Program Director of the Year, 2010
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital Quality Leadership Award, 2007
  • Golden Apple Award (Didactic Teaching), Emergency Medicine Residency, June 2003
  • Emergency Nurses Association- St Louis Emergency Physician of the Year, 2001
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital Quality Leadership Award, 1998
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1988

Publications

  1. Design and Rationale of a Randomized Trial of a Care Strategy in Patients With Acute Heart Failure Discharged From the Emergency Department.  GUIDED-HF (Get with the Guidelines in Emergency Department Patients with Heart Failure) Ferman GJ, Levy PD, Pang P, Butler J, Ayaz SI, Char D, Dunn P, Jenkins CA, Kampe C, Khan Y, Kumar VA, Lindenfeld J, Liu D. Miller K, Peacock WF, Rizk S. Robichaux C, Rothman RL, Schrock J, inger A, Sterling SA, Storrow AB, Walsh C, Wilburn J, Collins SP Circ Heart Fail. 2017 Feb;10(2). pii: e003581. doi: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.116.003581
  2. Impact on Patient Management and Outcome of Switching between 2 Contemporary Sensitive Cardiac Troponin Assays. Wilen CB, Szymanski JJ, Hung S, Rajan A, Lavigne PM, Char DM, Geltman EM, Scott MG.Clin Chem. 2015 Jun;61(6):870-6. doi: 10.1373/clinchem.2015.238089. Epub 2015 Apr 17.PMID:25886769

  3. Clevidipine in acute heart failure: Results of the A Study of Blood Pressure Control in Acute Heart Failure-A Pilot Study (PRONTO). Peacock WF, Chandra A, Char D, Collins S, Der Sahakian G, Ding L, Dunbar L, Fermann G, Fonarow GC, Garrison N, Hu MY, Jourdain P, Laribi S, Levy P, Möckel M, Mueller C, Ray P, Singer A, Ventura H, Weiss M, Mebazaa A.Am Heart J. 2014 Apr;167(4):529-36. doi: 10.1016/j.ahj.2013.12.023. Epub 2014 Jan 15.PMID:24655702

  4. A novel concept in residency education: case-based remediation. Katz ED, Goyal DG, Char D, Coopersmith CM, Fried ED. J Emerg Med. 2013 Feb;44(2):493-8. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.09.031. Epub 2012 Dec 11.PMID:23237659
  5. The 2011 model of the clinical practice of emergency medicine. 2011 EM Model Review Task Force, Perina DG, Brunett CP, Caro DA, Char DM, Chisholm CD, Counselman FL, Heidt J, Keim SM, Ma OJ. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Jul;19(7):e19-40. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2012.01385.x. Epub 2012 May 31. PMID:22651693

  6. The 2007 Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine: the 2009 update 2009 EM Model Review Task Force.Perina DG, Beeson MS, Char DM, Counselman FL, Keim SM, McGee DL, Rosen CL, Sokolove PE, Tantama SS.Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Mar;57(3):e1-15. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.11.015. Epub 2011 Jan 26. No abstract available.PMID:21272957

  7. The 2007 Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine: the 2009 update. Perina DG, Beeson MS, Char DM, Counselman FL, Keim SM, McGee DL, Rosen CL, Sokolove PE, Tantama SS. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Mar;18(3):e8-e26. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2010.00962.x. Epub 2011 Jan 21. No abstract available.PMID:21255180

  8. The future of emergency medicine. Schneider SM, Gardner AF, Weiss LD, Wood JP, Ybarra M, Beck DM, Stauffer AR, Wilkerson D, Brabson T, Jennings A, Mitchell M, McGrath RB, Christopher TA, King B, Muelleman RL, Wagner MJ, Char DM, McGee DL, Pilgrim RL, Moskovitz JB, Zinkel AR, Byers M, Briggs WT, Hobgood CD, Kupas DF, Kruger J, Stratford CJ, Jouriles N. Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Sep;17(9):998-1003. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2010.00854.x. No abstract available.PMID:20836784

  9. The future of emergency medicine.Schneider SM, Gardner AF, Weiss LD, Wood JP, Ybarra M, Beck DM, Stauffer AR, Wilkerson D, Brabson T, Jennings A, Mitchell M, McGrath RB, Christopher TA, King B, Muelleman RL, Wagner MJ, Char DM, McGee DL, Pilgrim RL, Moskovitz JB, Zinkel AR, Byers M, Briggs WT, Hobgood CD, Kupas DF, Krueger J, Stratford CJ, Jouriles NJ.J Emerg Med. 2010 Aug;39(2):210-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2010.06.001. Epub 2010 Jul 15.PMID:20634023

  10. The future of emergency medicine. Schneider SM, Gardner AF, Weiss LD, Wood JP, Ybarra M, Beck DM, Stauffer AR, Wilkerson D, Brabson T, Jennings A, Mitchell M, McGrath RB, Christopher TA, King B, Muelleman RL, Wagner MJ, Char DM, McGee DL, Pilgrim RL, Moskovitz JB, Zinkel AR, Byers M, Briggs WT, Hobgood CD, Kupas DF, Kruger J, Stratford CJ, Jouriles N; Future of Emergency Medicine Summit.J Emerg Nurs. 2010 Jul;36(4):330-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jen.2010.06.013.PMID:20624567

  11. The future of emergency medicine.Schneider SM, Gardner AF, Weiss LD, Wood JP, Ybarra M, Beck DM, Stauffer AR, Wilkerson D, Brabson T, Jennings A, Mitchell M, McGrath RB, Christopher TA, King B, Muelleman RL, Wagner MJ, Char DM, McGee DL, Pilgrim RL, Moskovitz JB, Zinkel AR, Byers M, Briggs WT, Hobgood CD, Kupas DF, Kruger J, Stratford CJ, Jouriles N.Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Aug;56(2):178-83. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.04.011. Epub 2010 Jun 26. No abstract available.PMID:20580128

  12. Industry relations with emergency medicine graduate medical education programs. Kowalenko T, Char D, Marco C, Asher S, Raja A, Farrell S, Sokolove PE; Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Graduate Medical Education, Ethics, and Industry Relations Committees.Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Oct;16(10):1025-30. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2009.00539.x.PMID:19799581
  13. The incremental benefit of a shortness-of-breath biomarker panel in emergency department patients with dyspnea.Singer AJ, Thode HC Jr, Green GB, Birkhahn R, Shapiro NI, Cairns C, Baumann BM, Aghababian R, Char D, Hollander JE. Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Jun;16(6):488-94. doi: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2009.00415.x. Epub 2009 Apr 23.PMID:19388909

  14. Bronchodilator therapy in acute decompensated heart failure patients without a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Singer AJ, Emerman C, Char DM, Heywood JT, Kirk JD, Hollander JE, Summers R, Lee CC, Wynne J, Kellerman L, Peacock WF.Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Jan;51(1):25-34. Epub 2007 Oct 18.PMID:17949853

  15. Re: Journal club and teaching evidence-based medicine.Carpenter CR, Katz E, Char D. J Emerg Med. 2006 Oct;31(3):306-7; author reply 307-8. No abstract available.PMID:16982370

  16. Physician perspective on computerized order-sets with embedded guideline information in a commercial emergency department information system. Asaro PV, Sheldahl AL, Char DM. AMIA Annu Symp Proc. 2005:6-10.PMID:16778991

  17. Embedded guideline information without patient specificity in a commercial emergency department computerized order-entry system. Asaro PV, Sheldahl AL, Char DM. Acad Emerg Med. 2006 Apr;13(4):452-8. Epub 2006 Mar 10.PMID:16531590

  18. Practical implementation of the Guidelines for Unstable Angina/Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in the emergency departmentGibler WB, Cannon CP, Blomkalns AL, Char DM, Drew BJ, Hollander JE, Jaffe AS, Jesse RL, Newby LK, Ohman EM, Peterson ED, Pollack CV; American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology; American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular Nursing; Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Interdisciplinary Working Group; Society of Chest Pain Centers.Ann Emerg Med. 2005 Aug;46(2):185-97.PMID:16046952

  19. Practical implementation of the guidelines for unstable angina/non-ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction in the emergency department: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology (Subcommittee on Acute Cardiac Care), Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, and Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Interdisciplinary Working Group, in Collaboration With the Society of Chest Pain Centers.Gibler WB, Cannon CP, Blomkalns AL, Char DM, Drew BJ, Hollander JE, Jaffe AS, Jesse RL, Newby LK, Ohman EM, Peterson ED, Pollack CV; American Heart Association Council on Clinical Cardiology (Subcommittee on Acute Cardiac Care); Council on Cardiovascular Nursing, and Quality of Care and Outcomes Research Interdisciplinary Working Group; Society of Chest Pain Centers.Circulation. 2005 May 24;111(20):2699-710.PMID:15911720

  20. Prehospital spirituality: how well do we know ambulance patients?Jang T, Kryder GD, Char D, Howell R, Primrose J, Tan D.Prehosp Disaster Med. 2004 Oct-Dec;19(4):356-61.PMID:15645631

  21. Ultrasonography of the internal jugular vein in patients with dyspnea without jugular venous distention on physical examination. Jang T, Aubin C, Naunheim R, Char D.Ann Emerg Med. 2004 Aug;44(2):160-8.PMID:15278091

  22. Emergency medicine residency training in electrocardiogram interpretation. Ginde AA, Char DM.Acad Emerg Med. 2003 Jul;10(7):738-42.PMID:12837648