Welcome a new superstar blogger, Dr. Todd Seigel (@ToddSeigelMD), to the ever-growing ALiEM team. I first met Todd at the recent Society of Academic Emergency Medicine meeting. At that time, he was an already established clinician-scholar-educator at Brown University. He had already graduated from residency and was returning to fellowship training to get his board-certification in Critical Care Medicine. I’m thrilled that he is now at my home institution (UCSF) doing this fellowship, where I couldn’t resist recruiting him to join our all-star cast of blog authors. Today is the first of hopefully a long series of critical care/resuscitation topics that are practically relevant for all practicing emergency physicians.
Here is a little more information about Todd in his own words:
I trained in emergency medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston before completing a fellowship in critical care at Massachusetts General Hospital. Most recently, I practiced both EM and Critical Care at Brown University. I am interested in the evolving role that EM physicians have in the care of critically ill patients, as well as mentoring students and EM residents with an interest in pursuing critical care as a subspecialty. My specific interests are in mechanical ventilation, neurocritical care and palliative care in the ED.