2017 Visiting Professors

25th Annual Emergency Medicine Research Forum

Karen Brasel, MD, MPH, FACS Karen Brasel, MD, MPH, FACS
Professor and Program Director in Surgery
Vice Chair of Education
Oregon Health & Sciences University

Geriatric Trauma Research
This lecture will examine knowledge gaps and new tools to improve the care of geriatric trauma patients. The audience will gain an understanding of how geriatric trauma triage may differ from other patients.

Dr. Brasel received her medical degree from the University of Iowa, completed her surgical residency and master's degree in Public Health at the University of Minnesota, and went on to complete a surgical critical care fellowship at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Brasel is the International Director of Advanced Trauma Life Support and a Director of the American Board of Surgery. She serves as Co-Chair of the USMLE Acute Care TMDC Item Writing Committee for the National Board of Medical Examiners. Her research interests, funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control, include post-injury quality of life and functional outcomes, surgical palliative care, ethics and education.


Lewis R. GoldfrankLewis R. Goldfrank
Herbert W. Adams Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
New York University

The Future of Research in Emergency Medicine
This lecture will examine the guiding philosophic principles for research in emergency medicine. The audience will gain an understanding of significant events in the development of emergency medicine research and the intimate role of emergency medicine in advancing public health and public policy.

Dr. Goldfrank has worked at Bellevue Hospital Center and New York University Medical Center for the last 37 years.  He is currently the Herbert W. Adams Professor of the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine at New York University. He is also the Medical Director of the New York City Health Department’s Poison Center. He was educated at Clark University, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the University of Brussels, Belgium. His efforts have led to the development of NYU’s Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology residencies. His entire career has been spent working emphasizing the role of Emergency Medicine in improving access to care, public health, public policy and medical humanism. He is senior editor of Goldfrank’s Toxicologic Emergencies, a standard text in medical toxicology.

His investigations in preparedness include developing and leading a consortium on preparedness with the NYC Department of Health, leading the New York University School of Medicine Consortium on Preparedness, being the Principal Investigator for a Department of Homeland Security Large Scale Emergency Readiness grant and being a Co-Principal Investigator on a CDC Public Health Research grant.