Shahram Lotfipour

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Professor, Emergency Medicine
School of Medicine
Professor, Public Health
Public Health

M.D., University of Iowa College of Medicine, 1995, Medicine
M.P.H., University of California, Los Angeles, 2006, Community Health Sciences
B.S., Drake University, 1991, Chemistry

Phone: (714) 456-5239

University of California, Irvine
Dept. of Emergency Medicine, UC Irvine Health
333 The City Blvd West, Suite 640
Route 128-01
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Medical Student Education, Screening and Brief Intervention for Alcohol, Older Driver Fitness
Academic Distinctions
* ARISE Award- Academic Achievement, University of California, Irvine Medical Center
* Medical Student “Excellence in Teaching” Award, University of California, Irvine School of Medicine
* Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, University of California, Irvine
* Physician of Excellence, Orange County Medical Association
* Board of Directors, California Chapter of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine
* Instructor, Advanced Trauma Life Support
Menchine M, Zhou M, Lotfipour S, Chakravarthy B. Moving Beyond Screening: How Emergency Departments Can Help Extinguish the HIV/AIDS Epidemic. West J Emerg Med. 2016 Mar;17(2):135-8. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2016.1.29100. Epub 2016 Mar 2. PubMed PMID: 26973737; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4786231.
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Marshall JR, Lotfipour S, Chakravarthy B. Growing Trend of Alternative Tobacco Use Among the Nation's Youth: A New Generation of Addicts. West J Emerg Med. 2016 Mar;17(2):139-42. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2016.1.29383. Epub 2016 Mar 2. PubMed PMID: 26973738; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4786232.
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Kahn CA, Cisneros V, Lotfipour S, Imani G, Chakravarthy B. Distracted Driving, A Major Preventable Cause of Motor Vehicle Collisions: "Just Hang Up and Drive". West J Emerg Med. 2015 Dec;16(7):1033-6. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2015.10.28040. Epub 2015 Dec 11. PubMed PMID: 26759649; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4703177.
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Langdorf MI, Medak AJ, Hendey GW, Nishijima DK, Mower WR, Raja AS, Baumann BM, Anglin DR, Anderson CL, Lotfipour S, Reed KE, Zuabi N, Khan NA, Bithell CA, Rowther AA, Villar J, Rodriguez RM. Prevalence and Clinical Import of Thoracic Injury Identified by Chest Computed Tomography but Not Chest Radiography in Blunt Trauma: Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Dec;66(6):589-600. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.06.003. Epub 2015 Jul 11. PubMed PMID: 26169926.
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Strom SL, Anderson CL, Yang L, Canales C, Amin A, Lotfipour S, McCoy CE, Langdorf MI. Correlation of Simulation Examination to Written Test Scores for Advanced Cardiac Life Support Testing: Prospective Cohort Study. West J Emerg Med. 2015 Nov;16(6):907-12. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2015.10.26974. Epub 2015 Nov 22. PubMed PMID: 26594288; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4651592.
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Lotfipour S, Cisneros V, Ogbu UC, McCoy CE, Barrios C, Anderson CL, Hoonpongsimanont W, Alix K, Chakravarthy B. A retrospective analysis of ethnic and gender differences in alcohol consumption among emergency department patients: a cross-sectional study. BMC Emerg Med. 2015 Sep 29;15:24. doi: 10.1186/s12873-015-0050-5. PubMed PMID: 26419652; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4589191.
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Chakravarthy B, Yang A, Ogbu U, Kim C, Iqbal A, Haight J, Anderson C, DiMassa G, Bruckner T, Bhargava R, Schreiber M, Lotfipour S. Determinants of Pediatric Psychiatry Length of Stay in 2 Urban Emergency Departments. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2015 Sep 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 26417958.
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Hoonpongsimanont W, Nguyen K, Deng W, Nasir D, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S. Effectiveness of a 40-minute Ophthalmologic Examination Teaching Session on Medical Student Learning. West J Emerg Med. 2015 Sep;16(5):721-6. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2015.7.24933. Epub 2015 Oct 20. PubMed PMID: 26587097; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4644041.
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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):203-10.e3. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2015.03.019. Epub 2015 Jun 9. PubMed PMID: 26066991.
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McCoy CE, Patierno S, Lotfipour S. Leriche Syndrome Presenting with Multisystem Vaso-Occlusive Catastrophe. West J Emerg Med. 2015 Jul;16(4):583-6. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2015.4.25401. Epub 2015 Jun 24. PubMed PMID: 26265976; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4530922.
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Winn S, McKeown P, Lotfipour S, Maguire GA, Youm JH, Wiechmann W, Fox JC. Remote, Synchronous, Hands-On Ultrasound Education. Telemed J E Health. 2015 Jul;21(7):593-7. doi: 10.1089/tmj.2014.0050. Epub 2015 Mar 23. PubMed PMID: 25799127.
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Chakravarthy B, Posadas E, Ibrahim D, McArthur K, 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. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2014.11.001. Epub 2015 Jan 22. PubMed PMID: 25618835.
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Rowther AA, Dykzeul B, Billimek J, Abuhassan D, Anderson C, Lotfipour S. Computer-Assisted Diabetes Risk Assessment and Education (CADRAE) for Medically Vulnerable Populations in the Middle East: a Novel and Practical Method for Prevention. J Glob Health Perspect. 2015;2015. pii: Epub 2015 Oct 27. PubMed PMID: 26835181; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4732733.
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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. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2014.11.24720. Epub 2014 Dec 15. PubMed PMID: 25671013; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4307731.
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McCoy CE, 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):723-7. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2014.10.24155. Epub 2014 Oct 10. Review. PubMed PMID: 25493108; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4251209.
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Langdorf MI, Zuabi N, Khan NA, Bithell C, Rowther AA, Reed K, Anderson CL, Lotfipour S, Rodriguez R. Yield and clinical predictors of thoracic spine injury from chest computed tomography for blunt trauma. West J Emerg Med. 2014 Jul;15(4):465-70. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2014.4.20672. PubMed PMID: 25035753; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4100853.
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Fox JC, Schlang JR, Maldonado G, Lotfipour S, Clayman RV. Proactive medicine: the "UCI 30," an ultrasound-based clinical initiative from the University of California, Irvine. Acad Med. 2014 Jul;89(7):984-9. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000000292. PubMed PMID: 24826849.
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Steller J, Russell B, Lotfipour S, Maldonado G, Siepel T, Jakle H, Hata S, Chiem A, Fox JC. USEFUL: Ultrasound Exam for Underlying Lesions incorporated into physical exam. West J Emerg Med. 2014 May;15(3):260-6. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2013.8.19080. Epub 2014 Jan 9. PubMed PMID: 24868302; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4025521.
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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. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2013.8.15829. PubMed PMID: 24829617; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4018185.
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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. 2014 May;32(5):443-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2013.12.044. Epub 2013 Dec 26. PubMed PMID: 24637133.
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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. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2013.11.13172. PubMed PMID: 24672614; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3966461.
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Chakravarthy B, Frumin E, Lotfipour S. Increasing suicide rates among middle-age persons and interventions to manage patients with psychiatric complaints. West J Emerg Med. 2014 Feb;15(1):11-3. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2013.12.19513. PubMed PMID: 24578763; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3935781.
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Ahmadi SF, Khoshkish S, Soltani-Arabshahi K, Hafezi-Moghadam P, Zahmatkesh G, Heidari P, Baba-Beigloo D, Baradaran HR, Lotfipour S. Challenging script concordance test reference standard by evidence: do judgments by emergency medicine consultants agree with likelihood ratios? Int J Emerg Med. 2014 Sep 26;7:34. doi: 10.1186/s12245-014-0034-3. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID: 25635194; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4306062.
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Langdorf MI, Strom SL, Yang L, Canales C, Anderson CL, Amin A, Lotfipour S. High-fidelity simulation enhances ACLS training. Teach Learn Med. 2014;26(3):266-73. doi: 10.1080/10401334.2014.910466. PubMed PMID: 25010238.
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Lotfipour S, Cisneros V, Chakravarthy B. Emergency departments and older adult motor vehicle collisions. West J Emerg Med. 2013 Nov;14(6):582-4. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2013.7.18977. PubMed PMID: 24381675; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3876298.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Chakravarthy B, Shah S, Lotfipour S. Adolescent drug abuse - awareness & prevention. Indian J Med Res. 2013 Jun;137(6):1021-3. PubMed PMID: 23852281; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3734705.Free full textRelated citations

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. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2013.4.16320. PubMed PMID: 23687547; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3656709.Free full textRelated citations

Lotfipour S, Howard J, Roumani S, Hoonpongsimanont W, Chakravarthy B, Anderson CL, Weiss JW, Cisneros V, Dykzeul B. Increased detection of alcohol consumption and at-risk drinking with computerized alcohol screening. J Emerg Med. 2013 Apr;44(4):861-6. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2012.09.038. Epub 2013 Jan 12. PubMed PMID: 23321293; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3615089.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

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. West J Emerg Med. 2013 Feb;14(1):63-8. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2011.8.6610. PubMed PMID: 23451291; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3583287.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

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. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2013.1.15981. PubMed PMID: 23447758; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3582524.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

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. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2013.775999. PubMed PMID: 23844961.Cited in PMCRelated citations

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;34(2):155-61. doi: 10.1080/08897077.2012.728990. PubMed PMID: 23577910; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3625981.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Chakravarthy B, Shah S, Lotfipour S. Prescription drug monitoring programs and other interventions to combat prescription opioid abuse. West J Emerg Med. 2012 Nov;13(5):422-5. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2012.7.12936. PubMed PMID: 23357954; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3556951.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Rudkin SE, Kahn CA, Oman JA, Dolich MO, Lotfipour S, Lush S, Gain M, Firme C, Anderson CL, Langdorf MI. Prospective correlation of arterial vs venous blood gas measurements in trauma patients. Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Oct;30(8):1371-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2011.09.027. Epub 2011 Dec 12. PubMed PMID: 22169587; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3424304.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Ewing T, Barrios C, Lau C, Patel MS, Cui E, Garcia SD, Kong A, Lotfipour S, Lekawa M, Malinoski D. Predictors of hazardous drinking behavior in 1,340 adult trauma patients: a computerized alcohol screening and intervention study. J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Oct;215(4):489-95. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2012.05.010. Epub 2012 Jun 9. PubMed PMID: 22683248.Cited in PMCRelated citations

Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S. Commentary: Driver electronic device use--put down that cell telephone! Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Jun;59(6):495-6. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2012.03.004. PubMed PMID: 22626017.Related citations

Anderson CL, Dominguez KM, Hoang TV, Rowther AA, 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. Ann Adv Automot Med. 2012;56:31-6. PubMed PMID: 23169114; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3503430.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Lotfipour S, Cisneros V, Chakravarthy B, Barrios C, Anderson CL, Fox JC, Roumani S, Hoonpongsimanont W, Vaca FE. Assessment of readiness to change and relationship to AUDIT score in a trauma population utilizing computerized alcohol screening and brief intervention. Subst Abus. 2012;33(4):378-86. PubMed PMID: 22989282; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3448118.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

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 Inj Prev. 2012;13(2):193-8. doi: 10.1080/15389588.2011.642034. PubMed PMID: 22458798.Cited in PMCRelated citations

Fox JC, Richardson AG, Lopez S, Solley M, Lotfipour S. Implications and approach to incidental findings in live ultrasound models. West J Emerg Med. 2011 Nov;12(4):472-4. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2011.2.2054. PubMed PMID: 22224140; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3236140.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Chakravarthy B, Ter Haar E, Bhat SS, McCoy CE, Denmark TK, Lotfipour S. Simulation in medical school education: review for emergency medicine. West J Emerg Med. 2011 Nov;12(4):461-6. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2010.10.1909. PubMed PMID: 22224138; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3236168.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Lotfipour S, Chiles K, Kahn JA, Bey T, Rudkin S. An unusual presentation of subfrontal meningioma: a case report and literature review for Foster Kennedy syndrome. Intern Emerg Med. 2011 Jun;6(3):267-9. doi: 10.1007/s11739-010-0437-y. Epub 2010 Aug 26. Review. PubMed PMID: 20740328.Cited in PMCRelated citations

Anderson KL, Patel CV, Vaca F, Anderson CL, Mendoza R, Barton RL, Lekawa ME, Hoonpongsimanont W, Lotfipour S. Traffic law knowledge disparity between Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites in California. J Emerg Med. 2011 Jun;40(6):687-95. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2009.07.007. Epub 2009 Sep 12. PubMed PMID: 19748200.Cited in PMCRelated citations

Lahham S, Tu K, Ni M, Tran V, Lotfipour S, Anderson CL, Fox JC. Comparison of pressures applied by digital tourniquets in the emergency department. West J Emerg Med. 2011 May;12(2):242-9. PubMed PMID: 21691536; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3099617.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Schoen JC, Boysen MM, Warren CR, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S. Vertebrobasilar artery occlusion. West J Emerg Med. 2011 May;12(2):233-9. PubMed PMID: 21691534; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3099615.Free full textRelated citations

McCoy CE, Menchine M, Anderson C, Kollen R, Langdorf MI, Lotfipour S. Prospective randomized crossover study of simulation vs. didactics for teaching medical students the assessment and management of critically ill patients. J Emerg Med. 2011 Apr;40(4):448-55. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2010.02.026. Epub 2010 Apr 22. PubMed PMID: 20417055.Cited in PMCRelated citations

Gharahbaghian L, Hindiyeh R, Langdorf MI, Vaca F, Anderson CL, Kahn JA, Wiechmann W, Lotfipour S. The effect of emergency department observational experience on medical student interest in emergency medicine. J Emerg Med. 2011 Apr;40(4):458-62. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2010.02.020. Epub 2010 Apr 9. PubMed PMID: 20381989.Cited in PMCRelated citations

Lotfipour S, Mortazavi R, Chakravarthy B. Commentary: Alcohol and motor vehicle-related crashes--driver attitudes need further intervention. Ann Emerg Med. 2011 Apr;57(4):406-8. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2011.02.005. PubMed PMID: 21453819.Cited in PMCRelated citations

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 Inj Prev. 2010 Oct;11(5):508-13. doi: 10.1080/15389588.2010.497546. PubMed PMID: 20872307.Cited in PMCRelated citations

Lotfipour S, Patel BH, Grotsky TA, Anderson CL, Carr EM, Ahmed SS, Chakravarthy B, Fox JC, Vaca FE. Comparison of the visual function index to the Snellen Visual Acuity Test in predicting older adult self-restricted driving. Traffic Inj Prev. 2010 Oct;11(5):503-7. doi: 10.1080/15389588.2010.488494. PubMed PMID: 20872306.Cited in PMCRelated citations

Simonian SM, Lotfipour S, Wall C, Langdorf MI. Challenging the superiority of amiodarone for rate control in Wolff-Parkinson-White and atrial fibrillation. Intern Emerg Med. 2010 Oct;5(5):421-6. doi: 10.1007/s11739-010-0385-6. Epub 2010 May 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 20437113.Cited in PMCRelated citations

Langdorf MI, Wei E, Ghobadi A, Rudkin SE, Lotfipour S. Echocardiography to supplement stress electrocardiography in emergency department chest pain patients. West J Emerg Med. 2010 Sep;11(4):379-83. PubMed PMID: 21079713; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2967693.Free full textRelated citations

Summers SM, Scruggs W, Menchine MD, Lahham S, Anderson C, Amr O, Lotfipour S, Cusick SS, Fox JC. A prospective evaluation of emergency department bedside ultrasonography for the detection of acute cholecystitis. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Aug;56(2):114-22. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.01.014. PubMed PMID: 20138397.Cited in PMCRelated citations

Ibrahim D, Patel NP, Gupta M, Fox JC, Lotfipour S. Ileocecal intussusception in the adult population: case series of two patients. West J Emerg Med. 2010 May;11(2):197-200. PubMed PMID: 20823972; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2908657.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Yoshii I, Sayegh R, Lotfipour S, Vaca FE. Need for injury-prevention education in medical school curriculum. West J Emerg Med. 2010 Feb;11(1):40-3. PubMed PMID: 20411074; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2850852.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Fox JC, Anderson CL, Ahmed SS, McDonough J, Wiechmann W, Waters M, Barajas G, Lotfipour S. Effect of a medical student emergency ultrasound clerkship on number of emergency department ultrasounds. West J Emerg Med. 2010 Feb;11(1):31-4. PubMed PMID: 20411072; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2850850.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Jayaprakash N, O'Sullivan R, Bey T, Ahmed SS, Lotfipour S. Crowding and delivery of healthcare in emergency departments: the European perspective. West J Emerg Med. 2009 Nov;10(4):233-9. PubMed PMID: 20046239; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2791723.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Parker H, Hoonpongsimanont W, Vaca F, Lotfipour S. Spontaneous bladder rupture in association with alcoholic binge: a case report and review of the literature. J Emerg Med. 2009 Nov;37(4):386-9. Epub 2007 Aug 29. Review. PubMed PMID: 17976802.Cited in PMCRelated citations

Chiles K, Silman EF, Langdorf MI, Lotfipour S. Cecal diverticulitis. West J Emerg Med. 2009 Aug;10(3):206. PubMed PMID: 19718390; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2729229.Free full textRelated citations

Deaver MJ, Silman EF, Lotfipour S. Infected thyroglossal duct cyst. West J Emerg Med. 2009 Aug;10(3):205. PubMed PMID: 19718389; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2729228.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Lotfipour S, Kaku SK, Vaca FE, Patel C, Anderson CL, Ahmed SS, Menchine MD. Factors associated with complications in older adults with isolated blunt chest trauma. West J Emerg Med. 2009 May;10(2):79-84. PubMed PMID: 19561823; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2691509.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Gomes S, Rudkin S, Tsai F, Lotfipour S. Bilateral cervical spine facet fracture-dislocation. West J Emerg Med. 2009 Feb;10(1):19. PubMed PMID: 19561761; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2672293.Free full textRelated citations

Ahmed SS, Tran QP, Langdorf MI, Lessick S, Lotfipour S. Open access: the alternative to subscription-based medical publishing. West J Emerg Med. 2008 Nov;9(4):240-2. PubMed PMID: 19561756; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2672272.Free full textRelated citations

Smith CJ, Bey T, Emil S, Wichelhaus C, Lotfipour S. Ovarian teratoma with torsion masquerading as intussusception in 4-year-old child. West J Emerg Med. 2008 Nov;9(4):228-31. PubMed PMID: 19561752; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2672280.Free full textRelated citations

Lotfipour S, Luu R, Hayden SR, Vaca F, Hoonpongsimanont W, Langdorf M. Becoming an emergency medicine resident: a practical guide for medical students. J Emerg Med. 2008 Oct;35(3):339-44. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2008.04.009. Epub 2008 Jun 11. PubMed PMID: 18547776.Cited in PMCRelated citations

Gharahbaghian L, Lotfipour S, McCoy CE, Hoonpongsimanont W, Langdorf M. Central diabetes insipidus misdiagnosed as acute gastroenteritis in a pediatric patient. CJEM. 2008 Sep;10(5):488-92. PubMed PMID: 18826743.Cited in PMCRelated citations

Silman E, Langdorf MI, Rudkin S, Lotfipour S. Images in emergency medicine: pediatric spinal cord injury without radiographic abnormality. West J Emerg Med. 2008 May;9(2):124. PubMed PMID: 19561722; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2672248.Free full textRelated citations

Chakravarthy B, Vaca FE, Lotfipour S, Bradley D. Pediatric pedestrian injuries: emergency care considerations. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2007 Oct;23(10):738-44. Review. PubMed PMID: 18090111.Related citations

Chu I, Vaca F, Stratton S, Chakravarthy B, Hoonpongsimanont W, Lotfipour S. Geriatric trauma care: challenges facing emergency medical services. Cal J Emerg Med. 2007 May;8(2):51-5. PubMed PMID: 20440401; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2860422.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Hodgson DT, Lotfipour S, Fox JC. Vaginal bleeding before 20 weeks gestation due to placental abruption leading to disseminated intravascular coagulation and fetal loss after appearing to satisfy criteria for routine threatened abortion: a case report and brief review of the literature. J Emerg Med. 2007 May;32(4):387-92. Epub 2007 Apr 12. Review. PubMed PMID: 17499692.Cited in PMCRelated citations

Lotfipour S, Vaca F. Commentary: Polypharmacy and older drivers: beyond the doors of the emergency department (ED) for patient safety. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Apr;49(4):535-7. PubMed PMID: 17371708.Cited in PMCRelated citations

Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S, Vaca FE. Pedestrian injuries: emergency care considerations. Cal J Emerg Med. 2007 Feb;8(1):15-21. PubMed PMID: 20440388; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2859736.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Mansuri O, Hoonpongsimanont W, Vaca F, Lotfipour S. The crisis in emergency and trauma care in california and the United States. Cal J Emerg Med. 2006 Dec;7(4):81-6. PubMed PMID: 20505812; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2872530.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Gillis E, Chhiv N, Kang S, Sayegh R, Lotfipour S. Case of Urethral Foreign Body: IUD Perforation of the Bladder with Calculus Formation. Cal J Emerg Med. 2006;7(3):47-53. PubMed PMID: 20505808; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2872528.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Grotsky T, Lotfipour S. The dilemma of increasing media scrutiny on older-adult driving fitness. Cal J Emerg Med. 2006;7(2):34-6. PubMed PMID: 20505805; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2872517.Free full textCited in PMCRelated citations

Langdorf M, Lotfipour S. Advantages of a Three-year Residency. Cal J Emerg Med. 2004 Jan;5(1):15-7. PubMed PMID: 20847857; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2906974.Free full textRelated citations

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2005-2007 Clinical X Faculty Development Research Grant, Dean's Office, UC Irvine School of Medicine
2005-2007 Dean's College Medical Education Scholar, Dean's office, UC Irvine School of Medicine
2009-2010 Computerized Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (CASI), Office of Traffic Safety
2009 - 2013 Geriatric Emergency Medicine Online Curriculum, Donald W. Reynolds Foundation Education Grant
2010 - 2013 KL-2 Career Development Grant, Institute for Clinical Translational Science, UC Irvine
2013 - 2014 Campus-Community Research Incubator Grant, Clinic in the Park: Promoting Health and Wellness
Professional Societies
Fellow, American Academy of Emergency Physicians
Society of Academic Emergency Physicians
Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians
American Academy of Automotive Medicine
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Emergency Medicine


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