Dr. Cooper – New PEM Assistant Medical Director

The Makenna David Pediatric Emergency Department would like to announce their new Pediatric Emergency Medicine Assistant Medical Director, Dr. Gena Cooper, Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine. Dr. Cooper joined UK in 2018, completed medical school and a pediatric residency at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, and finished her Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowship at Children’s Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. She has a specialty interest in childhood injury prevention and agricultural trauma.

Gena Copper, MD
Read More

EM Grand Rounds on Implicit and Explicit Bias

The Department of Emergency Medicine would like to thank our Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds speaker, Uché Blackstock, MD, who shared her expertise on implicit and explicit bias during her presentations on Bias in Medicine: Patient Bias towards Providers/Provider Bias Towards Patients AND #MeToo: Addressing Gender Bias in Academic Medicine, on March 28, 2019.

Dr. Uché Blackstock is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU Langone Health. She completed her Emergency Medicine residency at SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital in 2009, where she also served as Chief Resident. She then completed an Emergency Ultrasound fellowship at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital in 2010. Dr. Blackstock is the founder and co-Director of the Emergency Ultrasound fellowship in the Department of Emergency Medicine and founder and Director of Ultrasound Content at NYU School of Medicine.

She is also the Faculty Director of Recruitment, Retention and Inclusion in the Office of Diversity Affairs (ODA). In her Diversity Affairs role, Dr. Blackstock oversees the Office’s recruitment and retention efforts of students, residents and faculty from groups underrepresented in medicine and leads institutional initiatives to promote the advancement and inclusion of women faculty at NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Blackstock delivers talks and trainings nationally on bias in medicine.

Uché Blackstock, MD



Read More

Newly published toxicology article on Fentanyl analogs

Check out Dr. Peter Akpunonu, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, and co-author’s Clinical Toxicology article, Highly potent fentanyl analogs: apnea from exposure to small quantities of ß-hydroxyfentanyl and furanylfentanyl, published online March 19, 2019.

“Fentanyl analogs are a heterogeneous class of opioids that include acetylfentanyl, alpha-methyl fentanyl, butyrfentanyl, carfentanil, sufentanil, ß-hydroxyfentanyl, and furanylfentanyl. Fentanyl analogs have been largely described in the United States as an adulterant in heroin and tablets. In the Pacific Northwest, the use of powdered fentanyl for insufflation has become increasingly common. We report cases of toxicity from intentional recreational exposure to the novel synthetic opioids furanylfentanyl, and intentional therapeutic use of ß-hydroxyfentanyl.”  click here to read more


Read More

Dr. Battaglioli has Journal Article in Press

Congratulations to Dr. Battaglioli on her Annals of Emergency Medicine article that just came out today! High Prevalence of Burnout Among US Emergency Medicine Residents: Results From the 2017 National Emergency Medicine Wellness Survey

Lin M, Battaglioli N, Melamed M, Mott SE, Chung AS, Robinson DW. High Prevalence of Burnout Among US Emergency Medicine Residents: Results From the 2017 National Emergency Medicine Wellness Survey. Annals of Emergency Medicine.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.annemergmed.2019.01.037

Nicole Battaglioli, MD

Read More

Dr. Bronner attends Simulation Instructor Training

This course is sponsored by CRICO/RMF of the Harvard Medical Institutions. CRICO/Risk Management Foundation of the Harvard Medical Institutions is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Read More
Contact Us

Thanks for contacting us! We will get in touch with you shortly.

Start typing and press Enter to search