Gary M. Gaddis, M.D., Ph.D.

Gary M. Gaddis, M.D., Ph.D. gary.gaddis@wustl.edu

Professor, Emergency Medicine
St. Luke’s/Missouri Endowed Chair for Emergency Medicine

Phone: 314-273-1321


Education

  • B.A., Biology and Chemistry, Indiana University; Bloomington, IN, 1979
  • Ph.D., Physiology (April, 1984), Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1984
  • M.D., Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN, 1986

Training

  • Residency, Emergency Medicine; Wright State University Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine, Dayton, OH, 1989

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Missouri
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

Honors and Awards

  • Phi Beta Kappa; Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 1979
  • Paul M. Harmon Scholarship; Awarded by the Medial Sciences Program of Indiana University to selected entering graduate students, 1979
  • American Medical Association Medical Scientist Fellowship Academic Award by the Indiana University School of Medicine to selected combined degree students, 1981
  • American Medical Association Medical Scientist Fellowship Academic Award by the Indiana University School of Medicine to selected combined degree students, 1982
  • Doctoral student Grant-in-Aid of Research; Awarded by the graduate school of Indiana University to qualifying doctoral candidates, 1983
  • Robert Bullard Memorial Award; Awarded to the outstanding medical student at the Bloomington Regional Campus of the Indiana University School of Medicine, 1984
  • Adams Rotary Medical Scholarship; Awarded to natives of Howard Co., IN, who have demonstrated academic excellence and financial need in medical studies, 1983-1985
  • Helen Poppaway Award – Finalist; (Awarded by Kettering Medical Center, Kettering, OH, to selected resident research projects.), 1988
  • Marion Laboratories Resident Presentation Award Winner. Presented at ACEP scientific Assembly, New Orleans, LA, 1988
  • Outstanding Consultant Award, Annals of Emergency Medicine (presented to the top 10% of peer reviewers, as judged by the editors, 1995, 2004
  • University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Medicine, Elmer Pearson Teaching Award. (I am the only faculty member of the medical school who has won this award while clinically practicing at St. Luke’s Hospital, an affiliate of the UMKC School of Medicine. All prior and subsequent recipients of this award, which has been given to one faculty member annually for nearly 30 years, have been a clinician at Truman Medical Center, the primary teaching hospital of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine.), 2008
  • Peter Rosen Award, American Academy of Emergency Medicine. Named after one of the founders of the specialty of emergency medicine, and recognizing an individual who has made an outstanding academic contribution to the Academy in the area of academic leadership. Presented at the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Scientific Assembly, San Diego, CA; February, 2012, 2012

Recent Publications

Peer-Reviewed Manuscripts

  1. Hoffman L, Ma OJ, Gaddis G, Schwab RA. Cervical infections in emergency department patients with vaginal bleeding. Acad Emerg Med 2002;9:781-785
  2. Gaddis GM, Holt TR, Woods M. Drug interactions in at-risk emergency department patients. Acad Emerg Med 2002;9:1162-1167.
  3. Ma OJ, Rush MK, Godfrey M, Gaddis G. Arterial blood gas results rarely influence emergency physician management of patients with suspected diabetic ketoacidosis. Acad Emerg Med 2003;10:836-841
  4. Ma OJ, Gaddis GM, Steele MT, et al. Prospective analysis of the effect of physician experience with the FAST exam in reducing the use of abdominal CT scans. Emerg Med Australas 2005; 17: 24-30.
  5. Rodgers J, Fourshee R, Terndrup TE, Gaddis GM. Research Methods of Inquiry. Acad 18. Emerg Med 2006; 13: 1183-1192
  6. Gaddis GM, Greenwald P, Huckson S. Theme 1a. Toward improved implementation of evidence-based clinical algorithms (Clinical practice guidelines, clinical decision rules, and clinical pathways). Acad Emerg Med 2007;14:1015-1022.
  7. Ma OJ, Gaddis G, Norvell JG, Subramanian S. How fast is the focused assessment with sonography for trauma examination learning curve? Emerg Med Australas. 2008;20:32-37
  8. Acharya, D., Kumar V., Gaddis, GM, Garvin N., SAVE: a wireless java enabled automobile accident reporting system. Int. J. Intelligent Defence Support Systems, 2008;1:1-4
  9. Nishijima DK, Dinh T, May L, Yadav K, Gaddis G, Cone C. Quantifying federal funding and scholarly output resulting from the Academic Emergency Medicine consensus conferences. Academic Med. 2014;89:176-181
  10. Jordi K, Grossmann F, Gaddis GM, Cignacco E, Denhaerynck K, Schwendimann R, Nickel C. Nurses’ accuracy and self-perceived ability using the emergency severity index triage tool: A cross-sectional study in four Swiss hospitals. Scandinavian Journal of Trauma, Resuscitation and Emergency Med. 2015;23:62 doi:10.1186/s13049-015-0142y

Invited Publications: Book Chapters

  1. Gaddis GM: Shoulder Pain. In “Just the Facts in Emergency Medicine”, Cline D, Ma OJ (eds): McGraw-Hill, Medical Publishing Division, NY, 2000
  2. Gaddis GM: Cervical, Thoracic, and Thoracolumbar Pain Syndromes. In “Just The Facts in Emergency Medicine”, Cline DM, Ma OJ (eds), McGraw-Hill, Medical Publishing Division, NY, 2000.
  3. Gaddis GM: Penetrating Trauma to the Extremities. In “Just the Facts in Emergency Medicine”, Cline DM, Ma OJ (eds), McGraw-Hill, Medical Publishing Division, NY, 2000.
  4. Gaddis GM: Genitourinary Trauma. In “Just the Facts in Emergency Medicine”, Cline DM, Ma OJ (eds), McGraw-Hill, Medical Publishing Division, NY, 2000.
  5. Gaddis GM: “Musculoskeletal Disorders” (CD.20) Created and recorded for Audio Digest Emergency Medicine, November, 2013
  6. Gaddis GM: “Non-emergent Psycho-behavioral Disorders in the ED.” (CD.23) Created and recorded for Audio Digest Emergency Medicine, September, 2013
  7. Gaddis GM. Advanced Biostatistics: Chi Square, ANOVA, Regression, and Multiple Regression. In: Guluma KZ, Wilson MP, Hayden S (eds). Research in the Acute Setting. Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, 2015.
  8. Gaddis GM. Eliminating Common Misconceptions to Enable Intelligent Use of Biostatistics. How can a novice use statistics more intelligently? In: Guluma KZ, Wilson MP, Hayden S (eds). Research in the Acute Setting. Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, 2015.
  9. Gaddis GM. How to Design a Study that Everyone will believe: Prospective Studies. In: Guluma KZ, Wilson MP, Hayden S (eds). Research in the Acute Setting. Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, 2015.
  10. Garg M, Harrigan R, Gaddis GM. Basic Statistics: Sample Size and Power. In: Guluma KZ, Wilson MP, Hayden S (eds). Research in the Acute Setting. Oxford: John Wiley and Sons, 2015.

Invited Publications: Editorials

  1. Gaddis, GM: Does the reference really support that assertion? The potential for citing research reports out of contex. (Invited Commentary) Acad Emerg Med 2001;8:276-7.
  2. Gaddis GM. Brief interventions for problematic behaviors in the emergency department: Don’t overlook “12-step” recovery programs that advocate total abstinence (and don’t be afraid to delegate the intervention task to a qualified, trained assistant). (Invited Commentary) Acad Emerg Med. 2005;12:245-6.
  3. Gaddis GM: Improving the design of the assessment of emergency department patients at risk for self-harm. (Invited Commentary) Ann Emerg Med 2006; 48:467-9
  4. Gaddis GM, Hauswald M: The Provision of Public Health Services in the Emergency Department. (Invited Commentary) Acad Emerg Med 2008;15:198-200.
  5. Gaddis GM, Olson JE, Wright DW. Academic Emergency Medicine can print pharmaceutical advertising while not compromising its mission or its integrity. (Invited Commentary) Acad Emerg Med 2009;16:978-81.
  6. Gaddis GM. The Introductory Consensus Conference Follow-up Issue: Toward Fulfillment of the Research Agenda of Prior Consensus Conferences (Invited Commentary). Acad Emerg Med. 2010;17:791-2
  7. Gaddis GM. Physicians who cause health care disparities. (Invited Commentary) Acad Emerg Med. 2013;20:307-8


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