Emergency Medicine

“I cannot tell you how lucky I feel to have completed my residency at University Hospitals St. John Medical Center, Westlake. All the physicians, nurses and paramedics prepared me to be the doctor I am today! I feel confident in my knowledge base and my skills because of your program. This is an amazing residency program.”
- Dr. Melanie Aaberg - 2012 Graduate

Program Recognitions:

  • FOEM Research Flame Award 2015 – Presented to the ACOEP Residency Program that has achieved the highest average score for Senior Research Papers
  • 2015 Winning Program of the EMRA (Ohio) Quiz Bowl
  • Consortium Applebaum Award for Highest In-Service Scores - 13 out of 19 years
2014 UH St. John Medical Center Emergency Room Residents

July 2014 Incoming
EM & EM/IM Residents:
Mary Postel, D.O. - LECOM
Bao Pham, D.O. - KCUMB
Autumn Schwed, D.O. - RVU-COM
Matthew Stevens, D.O. - LECOM

AOA 4-year accredited program
100 percent AOBEM Part 1 board pass rate
ACOEP 16 approved positions - 100 percent filled 
Four OGME-1 positions open starting July 1, 2014

Also, two Combined Internal Medicine/Emergency Medicine OGME-1 position available

Program features:

  • Level III Trauma Status
  • Trauma & Life Flight rotations at MetroHealth
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Akron Children’s Hospital
  • Part of the Northeast Emergency Medicine Consortium sharing weekly didactics
  • Animal lab to practice ATLS procedures
  • ED Ultrasound training
  • Oral Board Review, Journal Club, Skills Lab
  • ACLS and PALS annually
  • Educational Stipend
  • Community EMS experience
  • Resident Research Project
  • Monthly lectures with EM residents throughout Ohio
  • Attend Ohio ACEP and Chicago ACOEP Review Course

Emergency Medicine Clinical Curriculum

“I just wanted to let you know that the NEOCOM EM Consortium is top notch. The training we get, the skills labs and actually working at UH St. John is invaluable. I think the attendings at UH St. John are top notch as well. If I could do it over again, I would definitely do it at St. John’s. So thanks for everything and keep doing what you do.”
- Dr. Paul “Joe” Porres - 2012 Graduate

Emergency Medicine
Co-Chiefs 2015/16:

Dr. Thomas Crew
Co-Chief 2015-16

Ryan Sault, D.O. Emergency Medicine Chief - OGME-4

Dr. Ryan Sault
Co-Chief 2015-16

Current Emergency Medicine Research Topics:

  • CPAP use in ARF in the outpatient setting
  • Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and airway procedures
  • Pharmacotherapy to reduce arterial pressure in hypertensive emergency
  • Patient presenting in the ED with abdominal pain
  • Segregating left bundle branch block into those with chest pain and those without
  • Has ultrasound guided peripheral IV placement lowered the number of central lines in a community hospital?
  • Arterial v/s arm BP cuff differential
  • Inpatients having undergone a cardiac catheterization, does the presence of a new LBBB increase the likelihood of significant coronary disease as seen on cardiac catheterization?
  • Is resident-performed compression ultrasound reliable in the detection of lower extremity deep venous thrombosis?
  • Intubation: Does the stylet really matter?
  • Post cardiac arrest success with LUCAS at a community hospital

Skills Lab at UH St. John Medical Center EmergencyCase Mix/Patient Population (only patients evaluated and treated in the ED):

  • 20 percent of ED Pediatric Patients
  • 79 percent of ED Adult Patients
  • Percent of ED Adult Patients — 30,402 (79.3 percent)
  • ~450 Trauma Patients
  • ~350 Surgical (non-trauma)
  • ~33,000 Medical Patients
  • ~1,400 OBG Patients
  • ~600 Psychiatric Patients
  • % Patients hospitalized following treatment (excluding ED) — 8,914 (23.3 percent)
  • % Patients admitted to Critical Care Units following treatment (excluding observation & number & % of deaths in ED) — 2174 (5.67 percent)

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