Emergency Medicine

Class of 2015 Graduation – “Legacy and Learning in a Time of Growth”

With the transition from June to July we officially said goodbye to the Class of 2015 and welcomed the Class of 2018 to the UNMC EM family. Below are comments I made at our graduation ceremony this year. We look forward to seeing this new class grow and develop a legacy of their own. After spending a month with them during orientation they are off… Continue Reading


Thrombectomy in Ischemic Stroke Previous studies on intra-arterial treatment for ischemic stroke were not that encouraging, BUT many used non-contrast CT’s instead of CTA and many used alteplase instead of or in addition to mechanical thrombectomy. Recent studies from the NEJM suggest that in patients with a proximal vessel occlusion, thrombectomy has better results than usual care, AKA IV alteplase. All of the studies were… Continue Reading

UNMC to Vietnam – 2015

Bright and early on a Friday last month, Dr. Zeger, our clinical director, Dr. Habrat, a PGY-2 in the program (and future chief), Thanh Nguyen, an APRN in our department, Kathy Morris, a rural ED APRN and educator and I boarded a flight leaving Omaha. Four planes, 3 countries, an unplanned overnight stay in Tokyo and a long bus ride later (travel doesn’t always go… Continue Reading