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
1. Lewandowski C, Lotfipour S, "Lessons learned from multicenter randomized clinical trials with intravenous thrombolysis for acute ischemic stroke," J Stroke Cerebrovasc Dis, 2002 May-Aug;11(3-4):125-36. PMID: 1703869
2. Langdorf M, Lotfipour S, “Advantages of a Three-Year Residency” California Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2004 Jan-Mar;5(1):15-17.
3. Langdorf M, Lotfipour S, “Rebuttal of the Four Year Residency,” California Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2004 Jan-Mar;5(1):20.
4. Lotfipour S, Conley B, Vaca F, “Consequences of Older Adult Motor Vehicle Collisions,” Top in Emerg Med, 2006 Jan-Mar;28(1): 39-47. Review. NLM UID 7906354
5. Grotsky T, Lotfipour S, “The Dilemma of Increasing Media Scrutiny on Older-Adult Driving Fitness,” California Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2006 Apr;7(2):34-6.
6. Gillis E, Chhiv N, Kang S, Sayegh R, Lotfipour S, “A Case of Urethral Foreign Body: IUD Perforation of the Bladder with Calculus Formation,” California Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2006 July;7(3):37-43.
7. Mansuri O, Hoonpongsimanont W, Vaca F, Lotfipour S, “The Crisis in Emergency and Trauma Care in California and the United States,” California Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2006 Dec; 7(4):81-6.
8. Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S, Vaca FE, “Pedestrian Injuries: Emergency Care Considerations,” California Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2007 Feb;8(1):15-21.
9. Lotfipour S, Vaca FE, “Commentary: Polypharmacy and older drivers: beyond the doors of the emergency department for patient safety,” NHTSA Notes, Ann of Emerg Med, 2007 Apr;49(4): 535-7. PMID: 17371708
10. Chu I, Vaca F, Stratton S, Chakravarthy B, Hoonpongsimanont W, Lotfipour S, “Geriatric Trauma Care: Challenges Facing Emergency Medical Services,” California Journal of Emergency Medicine, 2007 May;8(2):51-5.
11. 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. Review, PMID: 17499692
12. 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 November;37(4):386-9. Epub 2007 Aug 29. PMID: 17976802
13. Chakravarthy B, Vaca FE, Lotfipour S, Bradley D, “Pediatric pedestrian injuries: emergency care considerations,” Pediatr Emerg Care, 2007 Oct;23(10):738-44. Review. PMID:18090111
14. Silman E, Langdorf M, Rudkin S, Lotfipour S, “Images in Emergency Medicine: Pediatric Spinal Cord Injury without Radiographic Abnormality,” West J Emerg Med, 2008 Aug;9(2):124. PMID:19561722
15. Gharahbaghian L, Lotfipour S, McCoy C, Hoonpongsimanont W, Langdorf M, “Central Diabetes Insipidus Misdiagnosed As Acute Gastroenteritis in a Pediatric Patient,” CJEM, 2008 Sept;10(5):488-92. PMID: 18826743
16. Lotfipour S, Luu R, Hayden S, Vaca F, Langdorf M, “Becoming an Emergency Medicine Resident: A Practical Guide for Medical Students,” J Emerg Med, 2008 Oct;35(3):339-44. Epub 2008 June 11. PMID: 18547776
17. Smith CJ, Bey T, Emil S, Wichelhaus C, Lotfipour, S, “Ovarian Teratoma with Torsion Masquerading as Intussusception in a 4-year-old Child: A Case Report and Review of the Literature,” West J Emerg Med, 2008 Nov;9(4):228-31. PMID: 19561752
18. Ahmed S, Tran Q, 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. PMID: 19561756
19. Gomes S, Rudkin S, Tsai F, Lotfipour S, “Bilateral Cervical Spine Facet Fracture-Dislocation,” West J Emerg Med, 2009 Feb;10(1):19. PMID: 19561761
20. Lotfipour S, Kaku S, Vaca FE, Patel C, Anderson CL, Menchine MD, “Factors associated with complications in older adults with isolated blunt chest trauma,” West J Emerg Med, 2009 May;10(2):79-84. PMID: 19561823
21. Deaver M, Silman E, Lotfipour S, “Infected Thyroglossal Duct Cyst,” West J Emerg Med, 2009 August;10(3):205. PMID: 19718389.
22. Chiles K, Silman E, Langdorf M, Lotfipour S, “Cecal Diverticulitis,” West J Emerg Med, 2009 August;10(3):206. PMID: 19718390.
23. 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. Epub 2009 Sep 12. PMID: 19748200
24. Jayaprakash N, O’Sullivan R, Bey T, Ahmed SS, Lotfipour S, “Crowding and Delivery of Health Care in the Emergency Departments: The European Perspective,” West J Emerg Med. 2009 November;10(4):233-9. PMID: 20046239
25. 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. PMID: 20411072
26. 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. PMID: 20411074
27. 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. 2010 Apr;40(4):458-62. Epub 2010 Apr 9. PMID:20381989
28. 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. Epub 2010 Apr 22. PMID: 20417055
29. 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. PMID: 20823972
30. Simonian SM, Lotfipour S, Wall C, and 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. Epub 2010 May 1. PMID: 20437113
a. The 2014 American Heart Association Guidelines were subsequently revised and published, changing the former recommendation to use the drug to “harmful,” based on this paper.
31. 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. PMID: 20138397
32. 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 Epub 2010 Aug 26. PMID: 20740328.
33. 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. PMID: 20872306
34. 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. PMID: 20872307
35. Langdorf MI, Wei E, Ghobadi A, Rudkin SE, Lotfipour S, “Echocardiography to Supplement Electrocardiography in Emergency Department Chest Pain Patients,” West J Emerg Med. 2010 Sep;11(4):379-83. PMID: 21079713
36. Cardenas R, Fox JC, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S, “A Practical Guide for Medical Students in Spain Interested in Emergency Medicine,” Spanish, “Nociones prácticas para los estudiantes de medicina interesados en la Medicina de Urgencias y Emergencias en España, Emergencias. 2011:23:67-71
37. 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 PMID: 21453819
38. Schoen JC, Boysen MM, Warren CR, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S, “Vertebrobasilar Artery Occlusion,” West J Emerg Med.2011 May;12(2):233-9. PMID: 21691534
39. 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. PMID: 21691536
40. Fox JC, Richardson AG, Lopez S, Solley M, Lotfipour S, “Implications of and Approach to Incidental Findings in Live Ultrasound Models,” West J Emerg Med. 2011 Nov;12(4):472-4. PMID: 22224140,
41. Chakravarthy B, TerHaar E, Bhat SS, Mcoy CE, Denmark TK, Lotfipour S, “Simulation in Medical School Education: Review for Emergency Medicine,” West J Emerg Med. 2011 Nov;12(4):461-6. PMID: 22224138.
42. 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. 2011 Dec 12. {Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22169587.
43. 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 Preven. 2012;13(2):193-8. PMID: 22458798
44. Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S, “Commentary: Driver electronic device use-put down that cell phone!,” Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Jun;59(6);495-6. PMID: 22626017
45. 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 1340 Adult Trauma Patients: A Computerized Alcohol Screening and Intervention (CASI) Study,” J Am Coll Surg. 2012 Oct;215(4):489-95. doi: 10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2012.05.010. Epub 2012 Jun 9. PMID: 22683248
46. 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. PMID: 23169114
47. 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 Oct;33(4):378-86. PMID: 22989282
48. 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. PMID: 23357954
49. 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. PMID: 23447758
50. Lotfipour S, Howard J, Roumani S, Hoonpongsimanont W, Chakravarthy B, Anderson CL, Weiss JW, Cisneros V, Dykzul 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. PMID: 23321293
51. 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. PMID: 23451291
52. Lotfipour S, Cisneros V, Anderson CL, Roumani S, Hoonpongsimanont W, Weiss J, Chakravarthy B, Dykzul 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. PMID: 23577910
53. 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. PMID: 23687547
54. 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. PMID: 23844961
55. Chakravarthy B, Shah S, Lotfipour S, “Adolescent Drug Abuse - Awareness & Prevention,” Indian J Med Res. 2013 Jun;137(6):1021-3. PMID: 23852281
56. 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. PMID: 24381675
57. 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. PMID: 25010238
58. 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. PMID: 24578763
59. 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. PMID: 24672614
60. 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. PMID: 24868302
61. 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. PMID: 24829617
62. Chakravarthy B, Toohey S, Rezaimehr Y, Andersons 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. Epub 2013 Dec 26. PMID: 24637133
63. Langdorf, M. I., Zuabi, N., Khan, N. A., Bithell, C., Rowther, A. A., Reed, K., Anderson, C. L., Lotfipour, S., Rodriguez, R. (2014). “Yield and clinical predictors of thoracic spine injury from chest computed tomography for blunt trauma.” West J Emerg Med, 15(4), 465-70. 1936-900X. PubMed PMID: 25035753. PubMedCentral PMCID: PMC4100853.
64. 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. PMID: 24826849
65. 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. eCollection 2014. PMID: 25635194
66. 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. PMID: 25493108
67. 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
68. Rowther, A. A., Dykzeul, B., Billimek, J. T., Abuhassan, D., Anderson, C., Lotfipour, S. (2015). “Computer-Assisted Diabetes Risk Assessment and Education (CADRAE) for Medically Vulnerable Populations in the Middle East: a Novel and Practical Method for Prevention.” Journal of global health perspectives, 2015. Epub 2015 Oct 27. PubMed PMID 26835181; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4732733.
69. Saver JL, Starkman S, Eckstein M, Stratton SJ, Pratt FD, Hamilton S, Conwit R, Liebeskind DS, Sung G, Kramer I, Moreau G, Goldweber R, Sanossian N; FAST-MAG Investigators and Coordinators, “Prehospital Use of Magnesium Sulfate as Neuroprotection in Acute Stroke,” N Engl J Med. 2015 Feb 5;372(6):528-36. PMID: 25651247
70. 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. Epub 2015 Jan 22. PMID: 25618835
71. 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. Epub 2015 Mar 23. PMID: 25799127
72. 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. No abstract available. PMID: 26265976
73. 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. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2015.03.019. Epub 2015 Jun 9. PMID: 26066991
74. 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.
75. 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.
76. 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.
77. Strom SL, Anderson CL, Yang L, Canales C, Amin A, Lotfipour S, McCoy CE, Osborn MB, 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.
78. 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. Epub 2015 Jul 11. PubMed PMID: 26169926.
79. 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. Epub 2015 Dec 11. PubMed PMID: 26759649; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4703177.
80. McCoy, C. E., Woo, R., Anderson, C., Lotfipour, S. (2016). “Race-related Healthcare Disparities Among California Workers: Public Health Considerations for Immigration Reform.” J Emerg Med, 50(1), 159-66. 0736-4679.
81. 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.
82. 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.
83. Banimahd F, Loo T, Amin M, Ahadiat OR, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S. “A Rare but Important Clinical Presentation of Induced Methemoglobinemia,” West J Emerg Med. 2016 Sep;17(5):627-9. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2016.6.30504. Epub 2016 Jul 19. PubMed PMID: 27625731; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5017851.
84. Connolly SJ, Milling TJ Jr, Eikelboom JW, Gibson CM, Cumutte JT, Gold A, Bronson MD, Lu G, Conley PB, Verhamme P, Schmidt J, Middeldorp S, Cohen AT, Beyer-Westendrof J, Albaladejo P, Lopez-Seden J, Goodman S, Leeds J, Wiens BL, Siegal DM, Zotova E, Meeks B, Nakamya J, Lim WT, Crowther M, ANNEXA-4 Investigators. “Adnexanet Alfa for Acute Major Bleeding Associated with Factor Xa Inhibitors,” N Engl J Med. 2016 Sep 22;375(12):1131-41. Epub 2016 Aug 30. NIHMSID: NIHMS893188 PMID: 27573206 PMCID: PMC5568772.
85. Hoonpongsiman0nt W, Kulkami M, Tomas-Domingo P, Anderson C, McCormack D, Tu K, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S. “Text Messaging versus email for emergency medicine residents’ knowledge retention: a pilot comparison in the United States,” J Educ Eval Health Prof. 2016 Oct 26. doi: 10.3352/jeehp.2016.13.36. [Epub ahead of print]
86. Huang DT, Angus DC, Chang CH, Doi Y, Fine MJ, Kellum JA, Peck-Palmer OM, Pike F, Weissfeld LA, Yabes J, Yealy DM; ProACT Investigators. “Design and rationale of the Procalcitonin Antibiotic Consensus Trial (ProACT), a multicenter randomized trial of procalcitonin antibiotic guidance in lower respiratory tract infection,” BMC Emergency Medicine. 2017; 17(1):25. PMID: 28851296 PMCID: PMC5576372.
87. Wilson SP, Mefford JM, Lahham S, Lotfipour S, Subeh M, Maldonado G, Spann S, Fox JC. “Implementation of a 4-Year Point-of-Care Ultrasound Curriculum in a Liaison Committee on Medical Education-Accredited US Medical School,” Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine. 2017; 36(2):321-325. PMID: 27943456.
88. Marshall JR, Katzer R, Lotfipour S, Chakravarthy B, Shastry S, Andrusaitis J, Anderson CL, Barton ED. “Use of Physician-in-Triage Model in the Management of Abdominal Pain in an Emergency Department Observation Unit,” West J Emerg Med. 2017; 18(2):181-188. PMID: 28210350 PMCID: PMC5305123.
89. Imani G, Barrios C, Anderson CL, Hosseini Farahabadi M, Banimahd F, Chakravarthy B, Hoonpongsimanont W, McCoy CE, Mercado G, Farivar B, Pham JK, Lotfipour S. “Computerized alcohol screening identified more at-risk drinkers in a level 2 than a level 1 trauma center,” BMC Public Health. 2017; 17(1):32. PMID: 28056919 PMCID: PMC5216525.
90. Yanuck J, Hicks B, Anderson C, Billimek J, Lotfipour S, Chakravarthy B. “The Affordable Care Act: Disparities in emergency department use for mental health diagnoses in young adults,” World J. Emerg Med. 2017; 8(3):206-213. PMID: 28680518 PMCID: PMC5496829.
91. 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,” Pediatric Emerg Care. 2017; 33(9):613-619. PMID: 26417958.
92. Chakravarthy B, Somasundaram S, Mogi J, Burns R, Hoonpongsimanont W, Wiechmann W, Lotfipour S. “Randomized Pilot Trial Measuring Knowledge Acquisition of Opioid Education in Emergency Department Patients Using a Novel Media Platform,” Substance Abuse. 2017. PMID: 28873050.
93. Marshall JR, Gassner SF, Anderson CL, Cooper RJ, Lotfipour S, Chakravarthy B. “Socioeconomic and geographical disparities in prescription and illicit opioid-related overdose deaths in Orange County, California, from 2010-2014.” Subst Abus. 2018 Feb 21:1-7. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 29465301.
94. Marshall JR, Katzer R, Lotfipour S, Chakravarthy B, Shastry S, Andrusaitis J, Anderson CL, Barton ED, “Use of Physician-in-Triage Model in the Management of Abdominal Pain in an Emergency Department Observation Unit,” West J Emerg Med. 2017 Feb;18(2):181-188. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2016.10.32042. Epub 2017 Jan 19. PMID:28210350.
95. Hoonpongsimanont W, Sahota PK, Ng NN, Farooqui MJ, Chakravarthy B, Patel B, Lotfipour S, “Research Associates Program: Expanding clinical research productivity with undergraduate students,” SAGE Open Med. 2017 Sep 11;5:2050312117730245. doi: 10.1177/2050312117730245. eCollection 2017. PMID:28932396.
96. Huang DT, Yealy DM, Filbin MR, Brown AM, Chang CH, Doi Y, Donnino MW, Fine J, Fine MJ, Fischer MA, Holst JM, Hou PC, Kellum JA, Khan F, Kurz MC, Lotfipour S, LoVecchio F, Peck-Palmer OM, Pike F, Prunty H, Sherwin RL, Southerland L, Terndrup T, Weissfeld LA, Yabes J, Angus DC; ProACT Investigators, “Procalcitonin-Guided Use of Antibiotics for Lower Respiratory Tract Infection,” N Engl J Med. 2018 Jul 19;379(3):236-249. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1802670. Epub 2018 May 20. PMID:29781385.
97. Lotfipour S, Jason M, Liu VJ, Helmy M, Hoonpongsimanont W, McCoy CE, Chakravarthy B, “Latest Considerations in Diagnosis and Treatment of Appendicitis During Pregnancy,” Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2018 Mar 14;2(2):112-115. doi: 10.5811/cpcem.2018.1.36218. eCollection 2018 May. PMID:29849258.
98. Andrusaitis J, Helmy M, McCoy CE, Hoonpongsimanont W, Chakravarthy B, Lotfipour S, “Submassive Central Saddle and Extensive Bilateral Pulmonary Embolism Presenting as Syncope Treated with Catheter-directed Therapy,” Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2018 Jan 18;2(1):7-11. doi: 10.5811/cpcem.2017.12.36410. eCollection 2018 Feb.PMID:2984926.
99. Hoonpongsimanont W, Akeel ASA, Sahota PK, Lahham S, Helmy MA, Lotfipour S, “Adult Male with Leg Swelling after a Fall Two Weeks Prior,” Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2018 Jan 18;2(1):86-88. doi: 10.5811/cpcem.2017.11.36544. eCollection 2018 Feb. No abstract available.PMID:29849307.
100. Sahota PK, Shastry S, Mukamel DB, Murphy L, Yang N, Lotfipour S, Chakravarthy B, “Screening emergency department patients for opioid drug use: A qualitative systematic review,” Addict Behav. 2018 Oct;85:139-146. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.05.022. Epub 2018 May 24. Review. PMID:29909354.
101. Langabeer J, Gottlieb M, Kraus CK, Lotfipour S, Murphy LS, Langdorf MI, “Scholarship in Emergency Medicine: A Primer for Junior Academics: Part II: Promoting Your Career and Achieving Your Goals,” West J Emerg Med. 2018 Jul;19(4):741-745. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2018.5.37539. Epub 2018 Jun 11. Review. PMID:30013714.
102. McCoy CE, Sayegh J, Rahman A, Landgorf M, Anderson C, Lotfipour S, “Prospective Randomized Crossover Study of Telesimulation Versus Standard Simulation for Teaching Medical Students the Management of Critically Ill Patients,” AEM Educ Train. 2017 Aug 11;1(4):287-292. doi: 10.1002/aet2.10047. eCollection 2017 Oct. PMID:30051046.
103. Brinley A, Chakravarthy B, Kiester D, Hoonpongsimanont W, McCoy CE, Lotfipour S, “Compartment Syndrome with Rhabdomyolysis in a Marathon Runner,” Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2018 Jun 12;2(3):197-199. doi: 10.5811/cpcem.2018.4.37957. eCollection 2018 Aug. PMID:30083631.
104. Hoonpongsimanont W, Velarde I, Gilani C, Louthan M, Lotfipour S, “Assessing Medical Student Documentation Using Simulated Charts in Emergency Medicine,” BMC Med Educ. 2018 Aug 28;18(1):203. doi: 10.1186/s12909-018-1314-z. PMID:30153829.
105. Stephenson GS, Lotfipour S, Lahham S. “Threatened Respiratory Compromise in the Setting of Isolated Angioedema.” Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2018 Sep 28;2(4):291-293. doi: 10.5811/cpcem.2018.9.39548. eCollection 2018 Nov. PubMed PMID: 30443608; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6230343.
106. McCoy CE, Zuabi N, Lotfipour S. “Flail Chest Resulting from a Rocket-type Firework.” Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2018 Oct 17;2(4):355-356. doi: 10.5811/cpcem.2018.9.39941. eCollection 2018 Nov. PubMed PMID: 30443626; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6230340.
107. McCoy CE, Langdorf MI, Lotfipour S. “American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Deletes Sections from 2018 Stroke Guidelines.” West J Emerg Med. 2018 Nov;19(6):947-951. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2018.9.39659. Epub 2018 Oct 22. Review. PubMed PMID: 30429926; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6225937.
108. Murphy LS, Kraus CK, Lotfipour S, Gottlieb M, Langabeer JR 2nd, Langdorf MI. “Measuring Scholarly Productivity: A Primer for Junior Faculty. Part III: Understanding Publication Metrics.” West J Emerg Med. 2018 Nov;19(6):1003-1011. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2018.9.38213. Epub 2018 Oct 18. Review. PubMed PMID: 30429933; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6225941.
109. Gottlieb M, Lotfipour S, Murphy L, Kraus CK, Langabeer JR 2nd, Langdorf MI. “Scholarship in Emergency Medicine: A Primer for Junior Academics Part I: Writing and Publishing.” West J Emerg Med. 2018 Nov;19(6):996-1002. doi:10.5811/westjem.2018.39283. Epub 2018 Oct 18. Review. PubMed PMID: 30429932; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6225948.
110. McCoy CE, Rahman A, Rendon JC, Anderson CL, Langdorf MI, Lotfipour S, Chakravarthy B. “Randomized Controlled Trial of Simulation vs. Standard Training for Teaching Medical Students High-quality Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.” West J Emerg Med. 2019 Jan;20(1):15-22. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2018.11.39040. Epub 2018 Dec 12. PMID: 30643596 PMCID: PMC6324716 DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2018.11.39040.
111. Rosen B, Shanahan R, Cheaito MA, Kazzi A, Lotfipour S, Epter M. “An Introduction to the Residency Application Process.” J Emerg Med. 2019 Jan 30. pii: S0736-4679(18)31209-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2018.12.017. PMID: 30711369 DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2018.12.017.
112. Le B, Figueroa C, Anderson C, Lotfipour S, Barrios C. “Determining the incidence of distraction among trauma patients in all modes of transportation.” J Trauma Acute Care Surg. 2019 Jul;87(1):87-91. doi: 10.1097/TA.0000000000002293. PMID: 30939574.
113. McCoy CE, Alrabah R, Weichmann W, Langdorf MI, Ricks C, Chakravarthy B, Anderson C, Lotfipour S. “Feasibility of Telesimulation and Google Glass for Mass Casualty Triage Education and Training.” West J Emerg Med. 2019 May;20(3):512-519. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2019.3.40805. Epub 2019 Apr 26. PMID: 31123554.
114. Jhun P, Shoenberger J, Drigalla D, Johnson C, Stone S, DeBlieux PMC, Cheaito MA, Lotfipour S, Kazzi A. “Are You Applying to More Than One Specialty?” J Emerg Med. 2019 Jul 3. pii: S0736-4679(19)30429-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2019.05.034. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31279638.
115. Zigrossi D, Ralls G, Martel M, Rothrock SG, Langdorf MI, Cheaito MA, Lotfipour S, Kazzi A. “Ranking Programs: Medical Student Strategies.” J Emerg Med. 2019 Jul 3. pii: S0736-4679(19)30338-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2019.04.027. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31279639.
116. Klammer RM, Haydel MJ, Gallahue F, Bruno EC, Langdorf MI, Cheaito MA, Lotfipour S, Kazzi A. “Program Visits and Residency Interviews.” J Emerg Med. 2019 Jul 4. pii: S0736-4679(19)30339-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2019.04.028. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31281054.
117. Garmel GM, Grover CA, Quinn A, Lotfipour S, Langdorf MI, Cheaito MA, Epter M, Kazzi A. “Letters of Recommendation.” J Emerg Med. 2019 Jul 30. pii: S0736-4679(19)30328-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2019.04.020. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 31375370.
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
2015-2018 Procalcitonin Antibiotic Consensus Trial (PROACT), Site PI
Professional Societies
Fellow, American Academy of Emergency Physicians
Society of Academic Emergency Physicians
American Academy of Automotive Medicine
Graduate Programs
Emergency Medicine
Research Centers
Center for Trauma and Injury Prevention Research (
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