Bharath Chakravarthy

Research Director, Emergency Medicine
School of Medicine

M.D., Boston University, 2002

M.P.H., UCLA, 2012

A.B., UC Berkeley, 1995, Molecular Biology

Phone: (714) 456-6986

University of California, Irvine
101 The City Drive
Route 128
Mail Code: 4064
Orange, CA 92868

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Injury Prevention, Suicide, Pedestrian Injuries, Simulation Medicine
Michael Burns Emergency Medicine Faculty of the Year 2015. Teaching Faculty of the Year Emergency Medicine Student Clerkship 2012. Michael Burns Emergency Medicine Faculty of the Year 2008
Publications Lozano K, Ogbu UC, Amin A, Chakravarthy B, Anderson CL, Lotfipour S.
“Patient Motivators for Emergency Department Utilization: A Pilot Cross-Sectional Survey of Uninsured Admitted Patients at a University Teaching Hospital.” J Emerg Med. 2015 Aug;49(2):203-210.e3. Epub 2015 Jun 9. PMID: 26066991

Chakravarthy B, Menchine M, Thompson DE, Rajeev S, Santos BJ.
“Psychiatric patient disposition agreement between the emergency physician and the psychiatry consultant.” Crisis. 2013 Jan 1;34(5):354-62. PMID:23502061

Chakravarthy B, Yang A, Ogbu UC, Kim C, Iqbal A, Haight J, Anderson CL, Dimassa G, Bruckner T, Bhargava R, Schreiber M, Lotfipour S. “Determinants of pediatric psychiatry length-of-stay in two urban emergency departments”. Pediatric Emergency Care. Accepted.

Ogbu UC, Lotfipour S, Chakravarthy B. Polysubstance abuse: alcohol, opioids and benzodiazepines require coordinated Engagement by society, patients, and physicians.
West J Emerg Med. 2015 Jan;16(1):76-9. Epub 2014 Dec 15. PMID: 25671013

Bruckner T, Kim Y, Lubens P, Singh A, Snowden L, Chakravarthy B, "Emergency Services for Mental Health among Children after the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001". Adm Policy Ment Health. 2015 Jan 9. PMID: 25573077

McCoy C, Lotfipour S, Chakravarthy B, Schultz C, Barton E. “Emergency Medical Services Public Health Implications and Interim Guidance for the Ebola Virus in the United States.” West J Emerg Med. 2014 Nov;15(7):723-727. Epub 2014 Oct 10. Review. PMID: 25493108

Chakravarthy B, Posadas E, Ibrahim D, McArthur D, Osborn M, Hoonpongsimanont W, Wong A, Lotfipour S, “Increasing Off-Service Resident Productivity while on their Emergency Department Rotation Using Shift Cards.” J Emerg Med. 2015 Apr;48(4):499-505. Epub 2015 Jan 22. PMID: 25618835

Harrison C, Hoonpongsimanont W, Anderson CL, Roumani S, Weiss J, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S. “Readiness to Change and Reasons for Intended Reduction of Alcohol Consumption in Emergency Department versus Trauma Population.” West J Emerg Med. 2014 May;15(3):337-44. PMID: 24829617

Chakravarthy B, Hoonpongsimanont W, Anderson CL, Habicht M, Bruckner T, Lotfipour S. “Depression, suicidal ideation and suicidal attempt presenting to the emergency department: differences between these cohorts.” West J Emerg Med. 2014 Mar;15(2):211-6. PMID:24672614.

Chakravarthy B, Frumin E, Lotfipour S. ”Increasing Suicide Rates between Middle-age Person and Interventions to Manage Patients with Psychiatric Complaints”. West J Emerg Med. 2014 Feb;15(1):11-3. PMID:24578763.

Chakravarthy B, Toohey S, Rezaimehr Y, Anderson CL, Hoonpongsimanont W, Menchine M, Lotfipour S. “National Differences between ED and ambulatory visits for suicidal ideation and attempts and depression. Am J Emerg Med. 2013 Dec 26. PMID:24637133

Chakravarthy B, Shah S, Lotfipour S. “Adolescent drug abuse – Awareness & prevention.” Indian J Med Res. 2013 Jun;137(6):1021-3. PMID:23852281

Chakravarthy B, Tenny M, Anderson CL, Rajeev S, Istanbouli T, Lotfipour S, “Analysis of Mental Health Substance Abuse-related Emergency Department Visits from 2002 to 2008,” Subst Abus. 2013;34(3):292-7. 11 Jul 2013. PMID: 23844961

Lotfipour S, Cisneros V, Chakravarthy B, “Vital Signs: Fatalities and Binge Drinking Among High School Students: A Critical Issue to Emergency Departments and Trauma Centers,” West J Emerg Med. 2013 May;14(3)271-4. PMID 23687547

Lotfipour S, Cisneros V, Anderson CL, Roumani S, Hoonpongsimanont W, Weiss J, Chakravarthy B, Dykzeul B, Vaca F. “Assessment of alcohol use patterns among Spanish-speaking patients. Subst Abus. 2013 Apr-Jun;34(2):155-61. PMID: 23577910

McCoy CE, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S, “Guidelines for Field Triage of Injured Patients: In conjunction with the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention,” West J Emerg Med. 2013 Feb;14(1):69-76. PMID:23447758

Lotfipour S, Howard J, Roumani S, Hoonponsimanont W, Chakravarthy B, Anderson CL, Weiss J, Cisneros V, Dykzeul B. "Increased Detection of Alcohol Consumption and At-risk Drinking with Computerized Alcohol Screening". Journal of Emergency Medicine. J Emerg Med, 2013 Apr;44(4):861-6. PMID:23321293

Chakravarthy B, Shah S, Lotfipour S. “Vital Signs: Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs and Other Interventions to Combat Increasing Overdoses on Prescription Opioid Pain Relievers". West J Emerg Med. 2012 Nov;13(5):422-5. PMID:23357954.

Anderson CL, Dominguez KM, Hoang TV, Rowther A, Carroll MC, Lotfipour S, Hoonpongsimanont W, Chakravarthy B. “An Analysis of Distance from Collision Site to Pedestrian Residence in Pedestrian versus Automobile Collisions Presenting to a Level 1 Trauma Center” Annals of Advances in Automotive Medicine. 2012, vol. 56. PMID: 23169114

Bruckner TA, Kim Y, Chakravarthy B, Brown TT. “Voluntary Psychiatric Emergencies in Los Angeles County after California’s Mental Health Services Act”. Psychiatric Services. Aug 2012; 63 (8); 808-814. PMID: 22660697

Lotfipour S, Cisneros V, Chakravarthy B, Barrios C, Anderson CL, Fox J, Roumani S, Hoonponsimanont W, Vaca F. “Assessment of Readiness to Change and Relationship to AUDIT Score in a Trauma Population Utilizing Computerized Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention” Substance Abuse. Article in press

Chakravarthy B, Anderson CL, Ludlow J, Lotfipour S, Vaca FE. “A Geographic Analysis of Collisions Involving Child Pedestrians in a Large Southern California County”. Traffic Injury Prevention. 2012 Mar;13(2):193-8.

Lotfipour S, Sayegh R, Chakravarthy B, Hoonpongsimanont W, Anderson CL, Fox JC, Vaca FE. “Fatality and Injury Severity of Older Adult Motor Vehicle Collisions in Orange County, California, 1998-2007” Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2011. Epub.

Schoen JC, Boysen MM, Warren CR, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S. “Vertebrobasilar artery occlusion: A Review of the Literature,” Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2011 Nov;12(4):461-6.

Cardena R, Fox Chris, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S. “A Practical Guide for Medical Students in Spain interested in Emergency Medicine,” Emergencias. 2011; 23: 67-71.

Chakravarthy B, Haar E, Bhatt SS, McCoy CE, Denmark TK, Lotfipour S. “Simulation in Medical School Education: A Review for Emergency Medicine,” Western Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2011 Nov;12(4):461-6.

Lotfipour S, Mortazavi R, Chakravarthy B. “Commentary: Alcohol and Motor Vehicle-Related Crashes—Driver Attitudes Need Further Intervention”. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2011 Apr;57(4):406-8.

Chakravarthy B, Anderson CL, Ludlow J, Lotfipour S, Vaca FE. “The Relationship of Pedestrian Injuries to Socioeconomic Characteristics in a Large Southern California County”. Traffic Injury Prevention. 2010 Oct;11(5):508-13.

Lotfipour S, Chakravarthy B; “Comparison of the Visual Function Index to the Snellen Visual Acuity Test in Predicting Self-Restricted Driving in Older Adults”. Traffic Injury Prevention. 2010 Oct;11(5):503-7.

Silman E, Chakravarthy B,et al; Polycystic Kidney Disease with Renal Failure Presenting as Incarcerated Inguinal Hernia in the ED, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, Feb 2009, 10:1

Chakravarthy B, Vaca F, et al; Pediatric Pedestrian Injuries; Emergency Care Considerations, Pediatric Emergency Care 23:10, October 2007

Chu I, Vaca F, Stratton S, Chakravarthy B, et al; Geriatric Trauma Care: Challenges Facing Emergency Medical Services, Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, May 2007, 8:2

Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S, et al; Pedestrian Injuries: Emergency Care Considerations; Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, Feb 2007, 8:1
Grant Orange County Sheriff's Department Programmatic Evaluation of 'Drug Use is Life Abuse' 2014. State Farm 'Celebrate My Drive' Grant 2012. UC Irvine Faculty Development Grant 2010.
Other Experience Residency
Mt. Sinai Department of Emergency Medicine 2002—2006

Research Center Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention
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Last updated 10/15/2015