Shannon Toohey

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Residency Program Director, Emergency Medicine

Assistant Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine

Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Education and Teaching in Emergency Medicine

M.D., UC Irvine, 2011
M.A., California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, 2016, Education

Phone: (714) 456-5239
Fax: (714) 456-3714

University of California, Irvine
City Tower, Ste 640, Rt 128-01
Mail Code: 4064
Irvine, CA 92697
Research Interests
Instructional Design; Instructional Technologies; Asynchronous Learning; Flipped Curricula; Emergency Medicine Resident Education Curriculum Development; Emergency Medicine Medical Student Education
Awards and Honors
2017 Exceptional Patient Satisfaction Scores – Emergency Medicine 2016-2017
2018 Faculty Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award presented by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation
2019 Academy Scholar Award in the category of Enduring Materials, CORD Academy for Scholarship in Education in Emergency Medicine
2020 University of California, Irvine; Award for Excellence in Leadership and Education
2020 Orange County Medical Association; Physician of Excellence
Short Biography
Shannon Toohey is the Residency Program Director for the University of California, Irvine Department of Emergency Medicine. In 2016, she completed the Multimedia Design and Educational Technology (MDEdTech) Fellowship at the University of California Irvine. She completed medical school at UC Irvine School of Medicine, after which she completed her residency at the UC Irvine Medical Center. She received a Masters in Education, Multimedia and Instructional Design at Cal Poly Pomona. During her time at UC Irvine she has developed and expanded many educational programs for the residents including a flipped medical student and intern podcast curriculum, oral board review course and helped to revamp the curriculum.
1. Young, H II, Toohey S, Chakravarthy B, Beattie LK. Cricothyrotomy, In: Atlas of Emergency Medicine Procedures, Latha Ganti ed., Springer, Dec 2015.

1. 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. pii: S0735-6757(13)00903-0. PMID: 24637133. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2013.12.044.
2. Patel A, Toohey S, Boysen-Osborn M. Splenic laceration and pulmonary contusion injury from bean bag weapon. West J Emerg Med. 2014 Mar;15(2):118-9. PMID: 24672591. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2013.10.19900.
3. Wiechmann W, Toohey S, Majestic C, Boysen-Osborn, M. Intubating Ebola Patients: Technical Limitations of Extensive Personal Protective Equipment. West J Emerg Med. 2015 Dec:16(7):965. PMID: PMC4703159. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2015.10.28779.
4. Wiechmann W, Kwan D, Bokarius A, Toohey S. There’s an App for That? Highlighting the Difficulty in Finding Clinically Relevant Smartphone Applications. West J Emerg Med. 2016 Mar:17(2):33-36. PMID: PMID: 26973750. doi:10.5811/westjem.2015.12.28781.
5. Toohey S, Wray, A, Wiechmann WF, 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 May:17(3):1-7. PMID: 27330668. doi:10.5811/westjem.2016.3.29863
6. 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 July;1(1):L1-25. doi: 10.21980/J8RP4T
7. Mefford J, Toohey S. Acute pericarditis-electrocardiogram. JETem. 2016 July; 1(1)V7-8.
8. Toohey S. Emergencies in hemodialysis patients. JETem. 2016 July; 1(1)T1-10. doi: 10.21980/J8059Q
9. Toohey S. Mesenteric ischemia. JETem. 2016 July; 1(1)S1-15. doi: 10.21980/J8CC7F
10. Toohey S. Neutropenic fever. JETem. 2016 Sept; 1(2):O1-20. doi:21980/J8KW2K
11. Toohey S. Altered mental status: Epilepsy, acute psychosis, intoxication or delirium tremens. JETem. 2016 Sept; 1(2):S1-21. doi:10.21980/J8G592
12. Baker J, Toohey S. Hill-sachs deformity. JETem. 2016 Sept; 1(2):V1-2. doi:10.21980/J8Z59D
13. Gilani G, Toohey S. Trimalleolar fracture. JETem. 2016 Sept; 1(2):V5-6. doi:10.21980/J8PP46
14. Lee J , Toohey S. Femoral neck fracture. JETem. 2016 Sept; 1(2):V11-12. doi:10.21980/J89G6G
15. Valentina P and Toohey S. Ruptured ectopic pregnancy. JETem. 2016 Sept; 1(2):V22-23. doi:10.21980/J8SG6T
16. Wray A, Toohey S. Ventilator team based learning. JETem. 2017 Jan; 2(1):T1-25. doi:10.21980/J8H01M
17. Libby C , Toohey S. CT diagnosis of appendicitis. JETem. 2017 Jan; 2(1):V31-32. doi:10.21980/J8F30N
18. Jiao J, Toohey S. Monteggia fracture in an assault patient. JETem. 2017 Jan; 2(1):V37-38. doi: 10.21980/J81S3Z
19. Ehsani-Nia H, Toohey S. Cholelithiasis: WES sign. JETem. 2017 Jan; 2(1):V39-40. doi:10.21980/J8X300
20. Toohey S. Emergency Medicine Dermatology. JETem. 2017 April; 2(2):T23-42. doi:10.21980/J8DW21
21. Boysen-Osborn M, Yanuck J, Mattson J, Toohey S, Wray A, Wiechmann W, Lahham S, Langdorf MI. Who to Interview? Low adherence by U.S. medical schools to medical student performance evaluation format makes resident selection difficult. West J Emerg Med. 2017;18(1). PMID: 28116008. doi:10.5811/westjem/2016.10.32233
22. Wray A, Bennett K, Boysen-Osborn M, Wiechmann W, Toohey S. Efficacy of an asynchronous electronic curriculum in emergency medicine education in the United States. J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2017;14:29. PMID: PMC5801323. doi: 10.3352/jeehp.2017.14.29
23. 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. AJEM. 2018;S0735-6757(18)30121-9. PMID: 29452921. doi: 10.1016/j.ajem.2018.02.003
24. Boysen-Obsorn M, Wray A, Hoonpongsimanont W, Chakravarthy B, Suchard JR, Wiechmann W, Toohey S. Multiple-mini interview for emergency medicine residency admissions: a brief report and qualitative analysis. J Adv Med Educ Prof. 2018;6(4):176-180. PMID: 30349829.
25. Sokol KA, Wray A, Osborn MB, Wiechmann W, Bennett K, Toohey S. Emergency medicine residency fact board: Why our attempt to encourage on shift learning failed. Perspectives on Medical Education. 2019;8(2):107-109. PMID: 30953334. doi: 10.1007/s40037-019-0508-3
26. Wray A, Khan F, Ray J, Rowe R, Ray J, Boysen-Osborn M, Wiechmann W, Toohey S. Comparison of the Bleeding Cricothyrotomy Model to SimMan® for Training Students and Residents Emergency Cricothyrotomy. J Adv Med Educ Prof. 2019;7(3):144-148. PMID: 31528649. doi: 10.30476/jamp.2019.74895
27. 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;3(4):340-346. PMID: 31637351. doi:10.1002/aet2.10374
28. Wray W, 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;4(S1):S113-121. PMID: 32072115. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10367.
29. 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;4(1):18-23. PMID: 31989066. doi:10.1002/aet2.10394
30. 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. PMID: 32704588. doi:10.1002/aet2.10411
31. Wray A, Feldman M, Toohey S, Wong A, Breed W, Frisch E, Saadat S, Wiechmann W. Patient perception of providers: do patients understand who their doctor is? J Patient Exp. 2020;7(5)788-795. PMID: 33294616. doi: 10.117/2374373519892780
32. Jen M, Goubert R, Toohey S, Zuabi N, Wray A. Triage physicians in an academic emergency department: Impact on resident education. AEM Educ Train 2020. doi:10/1002/aet2.10567
September 2015 Educational Innovation Support Grant Award Academy for Innovation in Medical Education, University of California, Irvine. March 2016-December 2017 Service Quality Improvement Grant Exceptional Patient Experience Committee, University of California, Irvine. April 2019-March 2021 Medical Technology Enterprise Consortium (MTEC) Contract Team leader of subcontractor for Assessment of the Psychological and Physiological Effects of Augmented Reality (APPEAR) study evaluating augmented reality in simulation research.
Graduate Programs
Emergency Medicine

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