Awards and Publications

Commitment.

Committed to the educational development of residents, our faculty provide a wealth of opportunities, teaching and mentorship to our program.

Recent Committee Involvement

Publications.

Our faculty have a distinguished record of scholarly achievement as evidenced by an active publication record. Recent publications from the Georgetown University Hospital / Washington Hospital Center Emergency Medicine Faculty touch on all aspects of emergency medicine.

Recent Scholarly Works

The Association Between Arterial Oxygen Tension and Neurological Outcome After Cardiac Arrest.

Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag. 2017 Mar;7(1):36-41

PMID: 27383062 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

Authors: Johnson NJ, Dodampahala K, Rosselot B, Perman SM, Mikkelsen ME, Goyal M, Gaieski DF, Grossestreuer AV

ABSTRACT
A number of observational studies have evaluated the association between arterial oxygen tensions and outcome after cardiac arrest with variable results. The objective of this study is to determine the association between arterial oxygen tension and neurological outcome after cardiac arrest. A retrospective cohort analysis was performed using the Penn Alliance for Therapeutic Hypothermia registry. Adult patients who experienced return of spontaneous circulation after in-hospital or out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA) and had a partial pressure of arterial oxygen (PaO2) recorded within 48 hours were included. Our primary exposure of interest was PaO2. Hyperoxemia was defined as PaO2 > 300 mmHg, hypoxemia as PaO2 < 60 mmHg, and optimal oxygenation as PaO2 60-300 mmHg. The primary outcome was neurological function at hospital discharge among survivors, as described by the cerebral performance category (CPC) score, dichotomized into “favorable” (CPCs 1-2) and “unfavorable” (CPCs 3-5). Secondary outcomes included in-hospital mortality. A total of 544 patients from 13 institutions were included. Average age was 61 years, 56% were male, and 51% were white. A total of 64% experienced OHCA, 81% of arrests were witnessed, and pulseless electrical activity was the most common initial rhythm (40%). More than 72% of the patients had cardiac etiology for their arrests, and 55% underwent targeted temperature management. A total of 38% of patients survived to hospital discharge. There was no significant association between PaO2 at any time interval and neurological outcome at hospital discharge. Hyperoxemia at 12 hours after cardiac arrest was associated with decreased odds of survival (OR 0.17 [0.03-0.89], p = 0.032). There was no significant association between arterial oxygen tension measured within the first 48 hours after cardiac arrest and neurological outcome.

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Awards & Recognition.

Faculty of the Year

Energetic, dynamic, infatigable, ambitious, and supportive, this is the faculty member we want around all the time. S/he teaches the art of medicine, negotiation, residency survival, and humanism. This is the faculty member we hope is on the schedule with us, the one that perks our spirits on the long ride into work. This individual is active in our education, a powerhouse of ideas regarding opportunities to further our careers, and a stellar example of what it means to be an emergency medicine physician both inside and outside of the department. Above all, this person consistently has the resident’s well being and interest high on his/her list of priorities and is always approachable.


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    2016 Recipient

    Rahul Bhat, MD

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    2015 Recipient

    Susie O’Mara, MD

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    2014 Recipient

    Sangeeta Wood, MD

Junior Faculty of the Year Award

Starting a new job at an unfamiliar place can be daunting, but some people shine through from their first steps through the door. As a group, we wanted to recognize the new faculty member who has put in the extra effort not only to become part of the clinical culture of our ED’s, but also part of the fabric of the residency. This award goes to the faculty member whose first year at the program has been marked by enthusiasm and dedication to our education and well-being during their first year at the program.


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    2016 Recipient

    Anantha Mallia, DO

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    2015 Recipient

    Kate Kellogg, MD

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    2014 Recipient

    Julie Vieth, MD

Off Service Faculty of the Year Award

A good deal of our education comes from outside our own department, especially during our second year in the form of taking care of the sickest of the sick, delivering the “most beautiful” of babies, and all the injured patients who were just “minding their own business.” As a group, we wanted to recognize the off service faculty who step up to the plate and take the time to educate us. Influential, informative; s/he is a superb teacher. They treat us like their own, for better or for worse, and we cannot imagine a residency without their efforts.


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    2016 Recipient

    David Friedman, MD
    (Peds EM, Shady Grove)

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    2015 Recipient

    Robert Larkin, MD
    (MedStar Montgomery ED)

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    2014 Recipient

    Allen Roberts, MD
    (MGUH MICU)

Clinical Teacher of the Year Award

Bridging basic science, bedside teaching, and the latest studies, this faculty member is an exceptional teacher both in deed and word. S/he leads us by granting autonomy when we are ready for it, and filling the gap when we think we are. Calm, collected, patient, we know we will be thinking of something s/he taught us when we are out and on our own one day soon. This person is able to teach the ability to reason and find information in addition to providing the information itself.


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    2016 Recipient

    Munish Goyal, MD

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    2015 Recipient

    Rahul Bhat, MD

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    2014 Recipient

    Rahul Bhat, MD

Mentor of the Year Award

Seasoned and experienced, s/he is one of the most supportive and trusted members of the faculty. S/he is our most trusted guide and confidant. S/he contributes to the spirit of the program on a day to day basis. S/he grounds us when we are trying to do too much and lifts our thoughts when we hit the bottom. A wealth of good advice and good attitude, we want to be like him/her when the time comes to mentor students or other residents.


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    2016 Recipient

    Sangeeta Wood, MD

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    2015 Recipient

    Sangeeta Wood, MD

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    2014 Recipient

    Julie Vieth, MD

Speaker of the Year Award

Giving a good presentation is difficult. To be relevant, to be insightful but not complex, and to impact our daily practice requires so much skill. When subjects are boring, this person brings them to life. This award goes to the faculty member whose didactic presentations are energetic, organized, well researched and memorable.


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    2016 Recipient

    Joelle Borhart, MD

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    2015 Recipient

    Joelle Borhart, MD

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    2014 Recipient

    Joelle Borhart, MD