Megan Boysen Osborn

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Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

Senior Associate Editor, JETem

Co-Director, Multimedia Design and Educational Technologies Fellowship

Vice Chair of Education

Associate Dean for Students
School of Medicine

M.D., UC Irvine, School of Medicine, 2007
B.A., University of San Diego, 2002, Chemistry
M.H.P.E., University of Illinois, Chicago, 2015

Phone: (949) 824-4285

University of California, Irvine
333 City Boulevard West
Suite 640
Mail Code: 4064
Orange, CA 92868
Research Interests
Medical education, residency admissions, neuro-ophthalmologic emergencies, hematologic and oncologic emergencies, cardiac emergencies
Academic Distinctions
2019 ACEP National Emergency Medicine Faculty Teaching Award
2019 Office of Medical Education MVP Outstanding Faculty Service Award
2019 CPC National Semi-Finals Competition, Winner
2018 Orange County Medical Association Physician of Excellence
2018 Super Doctors, Southern California
2017 Orange County Medical Association Physician of Excellence
2017 Excellence in Teaching Award
2017 Apple Teacher
2016 Top 5 Press-Ganey ED Physicians
2016 Super Doctors, Southern California
2016 New Speakers Forum Winner, WR-SAEM
2015 National CPC Competition Winner
2015 Top 5 Press-Ganey ED Physicians
2015 Super Doctors, Southern California
2014 Super Doctors Southern California, Rising Star
2014 Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians
2014 Fellow, American Academy of Emergency Medicine
2014 Medical Student Teaching Award
2014 Excellence in Teaching Award
2013 Super Doctors Southern California, Rising Star
2010 Resident Teaching Award
2009 American Academy of Emergency Medicine Resident of the Year
2007 Society for Emergency Medicine Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award
2006 Alpha Omega Alpha Honors Society
1. Wong HK, Liu XB, Matos MF, Chan SF, Perez-Otano I, Boysen M, Cui J, Nakanishi N, Trimmer JS, Jones EG, Lipton SA, Sucher NJ.  Temporal and Regional Expression of NMDA Receptor Subunit NR3A in the Mammalian Brain.  J Comp Neurol 2002; 450:303-317.
2.  Hsu C, Boysen M, Gritton LD, Frosst PD, Nemerow GR, Von Seggern DJ.  In Vitro Dendritic Cell Infection by Pseudotyped Adenoviral Vectors does not Correlate with their in Vivo Immunogenicity.  Virology 2005; 332(1):1-7.
3.  Boysen M, Fox JC.  Pediatric Crash Injury Research:  The Challenge of Informed Consent.  Topics in Emergency Medicine 2006; 28(1):85-91.
4.  Coppe JP, Boysen M, Sun CH, Wong BJF, Kang MK, Park NH, Desprez PY, Campisi J, Krtolica A.  A Role for Fibroblasts in Mediating the Effects of Tobacco-Induced Epithelial Cell Growth and Invasion.  Mol Cancer Res 2008;6(7): 1085-98.
5.  Boysen MM, Henderson JL, Rudkin SE, Burns MJ, Langdorf MI.  Positive Cerebrospinal Fluid Cultures after Normal Cell Counts are Contaminants.  J Emerg Med 2009;37(3): 251-6.
6.  Boysen M, Rudkin SE, Burns MJ, Langdorf MI, Henderson JL.  Reply to Ashley Maranich, Letter to the Editor.  J Emerg Med 2010; 38(1):60-1.
7.  Boysen MM and Ritter M.  Small Bowel Obstruction Caused by Capsule Endoscopy.  West J Emerg Med 2010;11(1);71-73.
8.  Schoen J, Boysen M, Warren C, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S.  Vertebrobasilar Artery Occlusion: A Case Report and Review of the Literature.  West J Emerg Med 2011 May;12(2):233-9
9.  Fox JC, Boysen M, Gharahbaghian L, Cusick S, Ahmed SS, Anderson CL, Lekawa M, Langdorf MI.  Test Characteristics of Focused Assessment of Sonography for Trauma (FAST) for Clinically Significant Abdominal Free Fluid in Pediatric Blunt Abdominal Trauma. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 May;18(5):477-82
10.  Boysen-Osborn M, Chin E.  A Woman with Persistent Neck Pain.  J Emerg Med 2013. 44(1):e129-130. PMID 22682606
11. MacIsaac J, Harrison R, Krishnaswami J, McNary J, Suchard J, Boysen-Osborn M, Cierpich H, Styles L, Shusterman D. Fatal Exposures to Dichloromethane in Paint Strippers. Am J Ind Med 2013. 56:907-10. PMID: 23450690
12. Patel A, Toohey S, Boysen-Osborn M. Splenic laceration and pulmonary contusion following injury from law enforcement bean bag rounds. West J Emerg Med 2014. 15: 118–9. PMID: 24672591
13. 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 the Hawthorne effect. J Emerg Med 2015. 48(4):499-505. PMID: 25618835
14. Toohey S, Wiechmann W, Majestic C, Boysen-Osborn M. Intubating Ebola Patients: Technical Limitations Caused by Extensive Personal Protective Equipment. West J Emerg Med 2015. 16(7):965.
15. Strom S, Anderson C, Yang L, Canales C, Amin A, Lotfipour S, McCoy CE, Osborn M, Langdorf MI. Correlation of simulation examination to written test scores for Advanced Cardiac Life Support Testing: Prospective Cohort Study. West J Emerg Med 2015.16(6):907-12.
16. Boysen-Osborn M, Anderson C, Navarro R, Yanuck J, Strom S, Mccoy CE, Youm J, Ypma-Wong MF, Langdorf M. “Flipping” the Advanced Cardiac Life Support Classroom with Team-based Learning: Comparison of Cognitive Testing Performance. J Educ Eval Health Prof 2016. 13:11
17. Rooney K, Lahham S, Lahham S, Anderson CL, Bledsoe B, Sloane B, Joseph L, Boysen-Osborn M, Fox JC. Prehospital assessment with ultrasound in emergencies – PAUSE II – Implementation in the Field. World J Emerg Med 2016. 2(7):117-123.
18. Boysen-Osborn M, Mattson J, Yanuck J, Anderson C, Tekian A, Fox JC, Harris IB. Ranking Practice Variability in the Medical Student Performance Evaluation Ranking Statements: So Bad, It’s “Good.” Acad Med 2016. PMID: 27075499
19. Toohey S, Wray A, Wiechmann W, Lin M, Boysen-Osborn M. Ten tips for engaging the millennial learner and moving an emergency medicine residency curriculum into the 21st
century. West J Emerg Med 2016. 17(3):337-43
20. Patane J, Boysen-Osborn M. Hampton’s Hump in Pulmonary Embolism. JETem 2016. 1(1):V2-3
21. Albertson S, Boysen-Osborn M. Thompson Test in Achilles Tendon Rupture. JETem 2016. 1(1):V5
22. Boysen-Osborn M, Toohey S, Gisondi M, Wolff M. A Faculty Development Session or Resident as Teacher Session for Didactic and Clinical Teaching Techniques; Part 1: Engaging Learners with Effective Didactic Teaching. JETem 2016. 1(1):L1-L12
23. Boysen-Osborn M, Wolff M, Gisondi M. A Faculty Development Session or Resident as Teacher Session for Didactic and Clinical Teaching Techniques; Part 2: Engaging Learners with Effective Didactic Teaching. JETem 2016. 1(1):L13-L21.
24. Baker J, Jeziorkowski C, Siebe C, Boysen-Osborn M. Two cases of anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis. West J Emerg Med 2016. 17(5):623-626.
25. Boysen-Osborn M, Gilani C, Yang C, Yonkers M. The Acute Red Eye. JETem 2016. 1(2):T1-14
26. Boysen-Osborn M, Tran MH. Transfusion Related Emergencies. JETem 2016. 1(2):T22-59.
27. Miner B, Boysen-Osborn M, Toohey S. Traumatic Aortic Injury. JETem 2016. 1(2):V13-16.
28. Oppenheim V, Boysen Osborn M. Posterior Elbow Dislocation. JETem 2016. 1(2):V20-21
29. Wagner J, Schneberk T, Camilon M, Hern G, Jordan J, Osborn M, Menchine M. What predicts resident performance? A multi-center study examining the association between resident performance, rank list position, and USMLE scores. (in press, J Emerg Med)
30. Stolz L, Stolz U, Fields J, Saul T, Secko M, Flannigan M, Sheele J, Rifenburg R, Weekes A, Josephson E, Bedolla J, Resop D, dela Cruz J, Osborn M, Caffery T, Derr C, Bengiamin R, Chiricolo R, Backlund B, Heer J. Emergency Medicine Resident Assessment of the Emergency Ultrasound Milestones and Current Training Recommendations. (in press, Acad Emerg Med)
31. Boysen-Osborn M, Yanuck J, Mattson J, Toohey S, Wray A, Wiechmann W, Lahham S, Langdorf M. Who to Interview? Low Adherence by US Medical Schools to Medical Student Performance Evaluation Format Makes Resident Selection Difficult. West J Emerg Med 2017. 18(1):50-55. PMID 28116008
32. Gottlieb M, Boysen-Osborn M, Chan T, Krzyzaniak S, Pineda N, Spector J, Sherbino J. Academic Primer Series: Eight Key Papers about Education Theory. West J Emerg Med 2017. 18(2):293-302.
33. Gilani C, Yang A, Yonkers M, Boysen-Osborn M. Differentiating Urgent and Emergent Causes for Acute Red Eye for the Emergency Physician. West J Emerg Med 2017. 18(3):509-17.
34. Boysen-Osborn M, Cooney R, Gottlieb M, Chan T, Brown A, King A, Tobias A, Thoma B. Academic Primer Series: Teaching with Technology. West J Emerg Med
35. Badeau A, Lahham S, Boysen Osborn M. Management of Complex Facial Lacerations in the Emergency Department. CPC-EM
36. Narajeenron K, Hoonpongsimanont W, Boysen-Osborn M. Left Ventricular Assist Devices: Team Based Learning. JETem 2017. 2(2):T1-22.
37. Gottlieb M, Chan T, Fredette J, Messman A, Robinson D, Cooney R, Boysen-Osborn M, Sherbino J. Academic Primer Series: Five Key Papers about Study Design. West J Emerg Med 2017. 18(4):705-12. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2017.4.33906. PMID: 28611892
38. Mefford J, Tungate R, Suh D, Amini L, Anderson C, Rudkin S, Boysen-Osborn M. A comparison of urolithiasis in the presence and absence of hematuria in the emergency department. West J Emerg Med 2017. 18(4):775-9. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2017.4.33018. PMID: 28611901
39. Thoma B, Gottlieb M, Boysen-Osborn M, King A, Quinn A, Krzyaniak S, Pineda N, Yarris L, Chan TM. Academic Primer Series: Five Key Papers about Program Evaluation. Cureus 9(5):e1224.
40. Boysen-Osborn M, Suchard J. Hemodialysis in the Poisoned Patient. JETem 2017. 2(4): T1-30.
41. Boysen-Osborn M, Paradise S, Suchard J. Toxiscape Hunt. JETem 2017. 3(1):SG9-19.
42. King A, Boysen-Osborn M, Cooney R, et al. (October 25, 2017) Curated Collection for Educators: Five Key Papers about the Flipped Classroom Methodology. Cureus 9(10): e1801. doi:10.7759/cureus.1801
43. Wray A, Bennett K, Boysen-Osborn M, Wiechmann W, Toohey S. Efficacy of an electronic asynchronous curriculum on emergency medicine education. J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2017 Dec 11;14:29. doi: 10.3352/jeehp.2017.14.29. PMID: 29237247
44. Krzyzaniak S M, Cherney A, Messman A, Natesan S, Overbeck M, Schnapp B, Boysen-Osborn M. (February 04, 2018) Curated Collections for Educators: Five Key Papers about Residents as Teachers Curriculum Development . Cureus 10(2): e2154. doi:10.7759/cureus.2154
45. Toohey S, Andrusaitis J, Boysen-Osborn M, Billimek J, Jen M, Rudkin S. Comparison of Primary Compliance in Electronic versus Paper Prescriptions Prescribed from the Emergency Department. Am J Emerg Med 2018. S0735-6757(18):30121-9.
46. Chan T, Gottlieb M, Sherbino J, Cooney R, Boysen-Osborn M, Swaminathan A, Ankel F, Yarris L. The ALiEM Faculty Incubator: A Novel Online Approach to Faculty Development in Education Scholarship. Acad Med 2018, doi: 10.1097/ACM.00000000000)2309 PMID29877914
47. Balmages A, Dinglasen J, Boysen-Osborn M. Severe Intracranial Hemorrhage at Initial Presentation of Acute Myelogenous Leukemia, A Case Report. CPC-Emergency Medicine, Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2018 Jun 26;2(3):203-206. doi: 10.5811/cpcem.2018.4.37881. PMID 30083633
48. Boysen-Osborn M, Wray A, Hoonpongsimanont W, Chakravarthy B, Suchard J, Toohey. Why the Multiple Mini Interview was not Successful in our Emergency Medicine Residency Program. J Adv Med Educ Prof 2018. 6(4):176-80.
49. Louthan M, Jordan M, Yafi F, Boysen-Osborn M. Priapism. JETem 2019. 4(1):T1-16.
50. Sokol K, Wray A, Boysen-Osborn M, Wiechmann W, Bennet K, Toohey S. Emergency medicine residency fact board: Why our attempt to encourage on shift learning failed. Perspect Med Educ 2019. 8(2)107-109. Doi: 10/1007/s40037-019-0508-3
51. Wray A, Wolff M, Boysen-Osborn M, Wiechmann W, Paradise S, Runcie E, Sudario G, Toohey S. Not Another Boring Resident Didactic Conference. AEM Educ Train 2019. 9(4, Suppl 1):S113-121. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10367
52. Wray A, Khan F, Ray J, Rowe R, Boysen-Osborn M, Wiechmann W, Toohey S. Comparison of the bleeding CRIC to SIM man for training students and residents emergency cricothyrotomy. J Adv Med Educ Prof 2019. 7(3):144-48. doi: 10.30476/JAMP.2019.74895.
53. Boysen-Osborn M, Andrusaitis J, Clark C, Saadat S, Billimek J, Paradise S, Wray A, Wiechmann W, Toohey S. A retrospective cohort study of the effect of home institution on emergency medicine standardized letters of evaluation. AEM Educ Train 2019. doi:10.1002/aet2.10374
54. Andrusaitis J, Clark C, Toohey S, Billimek J, Saadat S, Wray A, Paradise Dimeo S, Boysen-Osborn M. Does applicant gender have an effect on standardized letters of evaluation obtained during medical student emergency medicine rotations? AEM Educ Train 2019. 6:4(1);18-23. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10394.
55. Yang A, Gilani C, Saadat S, Murphy L, Toohey S, Boysen-Osborn M. Which applicant factors predict success in emergency medicine training programs? A scoping review. AEM Educ Train 2020. 4(3)191-201. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10411, PMID: 32704588
56. Le-Bucklin K-V, Youm J, Wiechmann W, McRae D, Boysen-Osborn M, Vega C, Park S. #MDsToo: A Student Mistreatment Prevention Curriculum for Faculty and Residents. Clin Teach 2020. 17:1-5. doi: 10.1111/tct.13211, PMID: 32754984
57. Boysen-Osborn M, Youm J, Le-Bucklin K-V. Letter to the Editor: The Virtual Match: A new approach to celebrating students during social distancing due to COVID-19. Acad Med 2020. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003605, PMID 32769443
58. Paradise Dimeo S, Sudario G, Sharma S, Bellman L, Galion A, Andreeff K, Boysen-Osborn M. Pediatric seizure team-based learning didactic. JETem 2020. 5(3):T1-41. doi: 10.21980/J8MD22
59. Brinley Rajagopal A, Sudario G, Weiland D, Boysen-Osborn M. Family game show-style didactic for teaching nervous system disorders during emergency medicine training. JETem 2020. 5(2):L1-19.
60. Brinley Rajagopal A, Slader MJ, Boysen-Osborn. Build your own eye: A method for teaching ocular anatomy and pathophysiology. JETem 2020. 5(3):T42-62. doi: 10.21980/J8GS8W
61. Brinley A, Katzer R, Toohey S, Sakaria S, Jasperse N, Boysen-Osborn M. A disaster triage small group didactic. JETem 2020. 5(4):
62. Harries AJ, Lee C, Jones L, Rodriguez R, Davis JA, Boysen-Osborn M, Kashima KJ, Krane NK, Rae G, Kman N, Langsfeld JM, Juarez M. Effects of the COVID-19 Pandemic on medical students: A multicenter quantitative study. BMC Medical Education 2021. 21:14,, PMID 33407422
Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn Kuckein Research Fellowship 2006
Toohey S, Wray A, Pressman S, Wiechmann W, Boysen-Osborn M, King K. Assessment of physiologic and psychologic effects of augmented reality (APPEAR). Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) Contract
Le-Bucklin, KT, Principal Investigator; Youm, J, Co-Investigator; Wiechmann W, Co-Investigator; McRae, D, Co-Investigator; Osborn, M, Co-Investigator. American Medical Association (AMA) Accelerating Change in Medical Education Consortium Grant Award
Professional Societies
American Academy of Emergency Medicine
American College of Emergency Physicians
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
American Medical Association
Other Experience
Academic Fellow
Stanford University 2010—2011

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