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Emergency Medicine

Douglas M. Char, MD

Current Position
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Program Director, Emergency Medicine
Residency Program

Specialty Areas
Emergency Medicine

Media interviews with Dr. Char:

Physicians provide Top-Tier Care for Patients with Heart Attacks

Patients Seen At
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
400 South Kingshighway, Emergency Department
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-362-0478
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box 8072
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Emergency medicine, cardiovascular emergencies, disaster medicine

Board Certification
Emergency Medicine -- Certified

Medical Education
B.S.: Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts, 1983
Medical Degree: University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii, 1989
Residency: Internal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado, 1992
Residency: Emergency Medicine, Denver Metro Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, 1995
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital
St. Louis Children's Hospital

Honors and Awards

Emergency Medicine Residents Association, Program Director of the Year 2010

Barnes-Jewish Hospital Quality Leadership Award, 2007

Editorial Responsibilities

Reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine (1999-present)

Reviewer, Academic Emergency Medicine (2006-present)

Reviewer, American Journal Emergency Medicine (2004)

Books and Book Chapters

Char, DM. Emergency Psychiatric Assessment in Adam’s Emergency Medicine Clinical Essentials 2nd Ed, Barton, Collings, DeBlieux, Grisondi, Nadel Editors. 1619-1626 Elsevier Saunders. 2012

Kopp, DA and Char, DM., Clavicle Fractures, In: Essential Emergency Imaging, Lewiss, Saul, Shah Editors., Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 2011 581-584, 2012

Char, DM. Emergency Department Evaluation of the Psychiatric Patient in Adam's Emergency Medicine 1st Ed, Barton, Collings, DeBlieux, Grisondi, Nadel Editors. pp 2037-2043 Saunders. 2008

Chapman DM, Char DM, Aubin CD., Clinical Decision-Making in Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice 6th Ed, Marx, Hockberger, Walls Editors. pp 125-133. Mosby Inc. 2006

Chapman DM, Char DM, Aubin CD. Clinical Decision-Making, Chapter 10 in Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice 5th Ed, Marx, Hockberger, Walls Editors. pp 107-115, Mosby Inc, St. Louis, MO. 2002

Peer Reviewed Manuscripts

Tupesis JP, Babcock C, Char D, Alagappan K, Hexom B, Kapur GB. Optimizing global health experiences in emergency medicine residency programs: a consensus statement from the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors 2011 Academic Assembly. International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2012, 5:43

Wed L, Char DM. Existing infrastructure for the delivery of emergency care in post-conflict Rwanda: An initial descriptive study. African Journal of Emergency Medicine (2011) 1, 57-61
Schneider SM, Gardner AF, Weiss LD, et al (Char DM). The Future of Emergency Medicine. Annals Emergency Med. 2010: 56(2): 178-183

Kowalenko T, Char D, Marco C, Asher S et al., Industry relations with Emergency Medicine Graduate Medical Education Programs. Acad Emerg Med 2009; 16: 1025-1030

Singer AJ, Emerman C, Char DM, Heywood JT, Kirk JD, Hollander JE, Summers R, Lee CC, Wynne J, Kellerman L, Peacock WF. Bronchodilator therapy in acute decompensated heart failure patients with a history of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Ann Emerg Med 2008; 51(1):25-34

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