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Emergency Medicine

Attending Trauma & Burn Surgeon and SWAT Team Police Officer
Cook County Illinois Hospital

Surviving Crises and Trauma on the Street, Campus or Anywhere
Empowered to Survive
In Todays Volatile World, “You” Have the Power


Founder, SurgicalFire

Fueling Awareness
Surgical Fires


Emergency Physician
Medical Director, EHR Expert
Division Chief
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

Prescribing of Unnecessary Tests & Treatments: The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation’s Choosing Wisely Campaign
Clinical Documentation Improvement
Dealing with “Frequent Flyer” Patients
Two-Midnight Rule – Observation versus Admission
Psychiatry and ICD-10 Documentation
Miscommunication between Patients and Doctors Due to Electronic Medical Records
The Future of Healthcare
History of Healthcare
Medical-Legal Cases that Went South Due to EMR
Lean Processes in Healthcare
Electronic Health Record (ICD-10, Health Information Exchange, Center)
Work-life Balance and Finding Your Personal Mission in the Healthcare Setting
Trends in Emergency Medicine


Professor of Medicine
Division of Emergency Medicine and Infectious Diseases

Pandemic Influenza Preparedness
Biological Terrorism: Are You Prepared?
Antibiotic Update: Treatment of Common Infections
Whats Pneu in Pneumonia
Treatment of URIs and Bronchitis – What Works; What Doesnt
AIDS Emergencies
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Management of Needlesticks and Body Fluid Exposures
Antibiotic-Resistant Organisms: How Can We Treat Them?
Intra-Abdominal Infections
Fights, Bites, and Flesh-Eating Frights: Serious Skin & Soft Tissue Infections
Infectious Diseases in the Emergency Department
Urine Trouble: Whats New in Urinary Tract Infections
Emerging Infectious Diseases: Whats New in the “Hot Zone”
Necrotizing Fasciitis
Alternative Medicines for Common Infections
Small Pox
Community-Associated MRSA: The New Epidemic


Chief Quality Officer
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Emergency Medicine

Prescribing of Unnecessary Tests & Treatments: The American Board of Internal Medicine Foundation’s Choosing Wisely Campaign

Just Culture

Physician Integration

Respectful Behavior and Healthcare: What’s the Connection_

Detection and Management of Severe Sepsis: The First Six Hours

Medical Errors and Mistakes in Healthcare: The National Patient Safety Goals

Handoff Solutions that Work

Improving Care for Transgender Patients

Preventing Catheter-Associated UTI Infections

New Sepsis Guidelines

Preventing Central Line Infections

Managing Interruption and Distractions in Healthcare

Physician Communication

Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Surgery: Meeting SCIP Goals

He was wonderful! Our physicians were very engaged in his sepsis lecture. I saw our sepsis team huddled after his lecture, already planning changes.- French Hospital Medical Center and Marian Regional Medical Center He always does an amazing job! – Citrus Valley Medical Center Excellent presentation! – Pomona Valley Hospital Excellent Speaker and we want him back! – John F. Kennedy Hospital Great speaker! – Orange Coast Medical Center He was great! – Providence Tarzana Medical Center Amazing! – Glendale Adventist Medical Center The audience loved him! – Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases

New Developments in the Management of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
Non-Operative Management of Acute Appendicitis: What Would Mcburney Do?Nosocomial Infections Now in the Community
Avoid Unnecessary Hospital Admissions for Acute Infectious Diseases
Infectious Disease Outbreaks: An Update
MRSA Infections
Update on Antibiotics
Update on Treatment of Emergency Department and Community Acquired Infections
New Concepts in Managing Pneumonia
Animal Bites and Other Skin and Soft Tissue Infections
Medical – Legal Infectious Disease Emergencies
Update on Treatment of Common Viral Infections
New Developments in Treatment of Community Acquired Infections
Community Acquired Pneumonia
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Whats New in Infectious Diseases


Professor of Medicine, Division of Emergency

Medical Decision Making:  Preventing Cognitive Errors
Physician Wellness
The New Anticoagulants
Emergencies in the Elder Patient
Alcohol Withdrawal Syndromes
Evaluation and Management of the Difficult Airway
RSI:  What Every Emergency Physician Must Know
RSI:  Issues and Controversies
Reassessing Basic Airway Management Skills: Teaching Old Dogs New Tricks
Rescue Devices for Managing the Difficult Airway
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
Sexually Transmitted Diseases:  A Social and Historical Perspective
Evaluation of Acute Diarrhea
Food and Water-Borne Illnesses
Influenza – Expanding Options in Prevention and Treatment
Travel-Related Illnesses
Abdominal Pain in the Elderly
Trauma in the Elderly Patient
The Toxidrome-Oriented Physical Exam: A 60 Second Approach to Poisoning
Toxic Alcohols
Mushroom Poisoning
Environmental Heat Illness
Penetrating Neck Trauma
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
TIAs: Myths and Controversies
Emergency Management of the Acute Asthmatic
Aortic Disasters
Pulmonary Embolism
Pain Management in the ED
Sedation in the ED
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome
The Pharmaceutical Industry and Medical Practitioners
Oncologic Emergencies
Warfarin Reversal
Noninvasive Ventilation
Surgical Emergencies in the Bariatric Surgery Patient
Trauma in the Obese Patient
Elder Abuse
Red Flag Chief Complaints: Potential Life Threats That Look Benign

Once again she was awesome! – Orange Coast Memorial Hospital VERY good speaker! I wanted you to know what a wonderful speaker she was! She knew several of the docs here or they had listened to her on the radio and she was extremely engaging along with a great sense of humor. You can tell by her evals how well received her talk was. We will definitely use her again in the future. – Orange Coast Medical Center

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Domestic Violence

Top 8 Dangerous Prescribed Medications

Dangerous Medication and Black Box Warnings in the Elderly: Is Anything Safe Anymore

Disease Prevention in the ED: Tobacco Cessation

Disease Prevention in the ED: Alcohol Misuse, Health Consequences, and Patient Counseling

She really is an outstanding speaker!  The attendees had nothing but praise for her. – Orange Coast Regional Medical Center Very good and practical speaker – Providence Holy Cross Medical Center Excellent Lecture! – Torrance Memorial Medical Center She’s a fabulous speaker!!! She’s very comfortable with her subject, had a great powerpoint presentation with case studies and she has a wonderful sense of humor. We asked her to specifically address 2 drugs we’ve had challenges with here and she did that, very thoroughly. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs to have CME. Thanks for finding her for us!!!! – Simi Valley Medical Center Good, straight-forward speaker with practical information- Providence Holy Cross Medical Center

Vice Chairman, Emergency Medicine
Research Director
Associate Professor of Medicine
UT School of Medicine

Identification and Management of Acute Coronary Syndrome (ACS)
The Approach and Management of Acute Chest Pain
Building a Chest Pain Observation Center in Your Hospital
Reducing Medical Errors in Your Medical Workplace
Congestive Heart Failure: Strategies for Early Detection and Management
Hypertensive Emergencies
Silent Myocardial Ischemia: Diagnosis and Treatment
Antiplatelet Drugs
Trauma in Pregnancy
Wound Care
Acute Congestive Heart Failure: Identification and Management
Identification and Management of Syphilis
Dermatology for the PCP
Turning Error into Opportunity
Why Stratify Ð Considering Commonly Used Risk Stratification Protocols

He was an excellent speaker! – Houston Northwest Medical Center

Vice Chair, Clinical Director & Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Brigham and Womens Hospital / Harvard Medical School

Five Things You Can Do Today to Improve Patient Flow in Your Emergency Department
The Three Pillars of Emergency Department Redesign for Todays New Era of Healthcare
Patient-Centered Emergency Care: What it Means and Why it Matters
Ten Myths about Emergency Medicine
When Doctors Dont Listen: Hold to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests

Dr. Kosowsky is the Vice Chair and Clinical Director of the Emergency Department at Brigham & Womens Hospital and Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He received his undergraduate degree with Honors in Mathematics and Philosophy from Harvard College, then subsequently won a Fulbright Scholarship. Since graduating with Honors from Harvard Medical School and completing his residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati, he has been a dedicated clinician and educator who has won much acclaim in these roles. At Harvard Medical School, he received awards from medical students and residents for teaching excellence. As director of the ÒIntroduction to Clinical MedicineÓ which helps to prepare Harvard medical students for their hospital clerkships, he has introduced many innovative elements to the curriculum around issues of Òpatient-doctorÓ communication. Dr. Kosowsky and his team at Brigham & Womens have been recognized for clinical innovation and excellence in the delivery of emergency medicine services. Dr. Kosowsky serves on the Hospitals Institutional Review Board, Ethics Committee, Physician Council, and Medical Staff Executive Committee. He is the author of over three dozen peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters, and is co-editor of the textbook ÒPocket Emergency Medicine.Ó He has given over a hundred invited presentations at hospitals and medical schools across the U.S. He is a frequent Grand Rounds speaker for Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Cardiology, and other conferences across the U.S., and is on the core faculty for four national Emergency Medicine courses. He serves on the Editorial Board of a half-dozen medical journals, ranging from Annals of Emergency Medicine to The American Journal of Cardiology. Along with Dr. Leana Wen, Dr. Kosowsky is the co-author of the forthcoming book on patient advocacy: When Doctors Dont Listen: How to Avoid Misdiagnoses and Unnecessary Tests. He lives in Sharon, Massachusetts, with his wife and three boys.