Brian T. Wessman, M.D.

Brian T. Wessman, M.D. brianwessman@wustl.edu

Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine
Section Chief, Section of Critical Care Medicine, Division of EM
Co-Director, Critical Care Medicine Fellowship

Phone: 314-273-1928 (EM/CCM Section)
314-747-3581 (CCM Fellowship)
314-362-8075 (office)
Fax: 314-747-1710


Education

  • B.S., Biological psychology,The College of William & Mary 2000
  • M.D., Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine 2005

Training

  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO, 2005-2009
  • Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine, Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO 2009
  • CCM Fellowship, Anethesia/surgery/medicine/critical care, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, MO, 2009-2011

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Missouri State Medical License, June 2005 - Present
  • American Board of Internal Medicine Critical Care Medicine: Completed, December 2012
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine: Completed, November 2010
  • United States Medical Licensure Exam, Steps 1-3: Completed, July 2008
  • ATLS Instructor
  • FCCS Instructor
  • ACLS, PALS, BLS, NIMS
  • SCCM Critical Care Medicine Ultrasound Course, completed
  • Disaster Management, EM Sedation

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow Status American College of Critical Care Medicine (FCCM), 2016
  • Recipient of Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation Award, 2016
  • Fellow Status American College of Emergency Physicians, 2014
  • Recipient of Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) EM/CCM Section Annual Research Award, 2014
  • Recipient of Society of Critical Care Medicine Presidential Citation Award, 2014
  • Recipient of National Institutes of Health Cancer Research Training Award
  • Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology
  • Service Award: 150+ volunteer hours at Hillcrest Medical Center (Tulsa, Oklahoma) as a Spanish translator
  • Deans List at The College of William & Mary (2000)
  • Boy Scouts of America Eagle Scout

Recent Publications view all

Peer reviewed manuscripts:

  1. Wessman B, et al. “Just Ask” for the ABCDEFG Campaign. Crit Care Med. 2015 Nov. (accepted and in press).
  2. Wessman B, et al. Improving Caregivers’ Perceptions Regarding Patient Goals of Care/End-of-Life Issues for the Multidisciplinary Critical Care Team. J Intensive Care Med. 2015 Sept; (Epub ahead of print).
  3. Wessman B, Fuller B. Emergency Medicine: An Integral Component of the Continuum of Critical Care That is Devalued by Fellowship Programs. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2015 Sept; Vol 49(3): 342-4.
  4. Nash J, Wessman B. Severe dermatological presentation of graft vs. host disease. Crit Care & Shock. 2015 Vol. 18 (3): 55-8.
  5. Skrupky L, Drewry A, Wessman B, et al. Clinical effectiveness of a sedation protocol minimizing benzodiazepine infusions and favoring early dexmedetomidine: a before-after study. Crit Care. 2015; Vol 19 (136).
  6. Wessman B. A Dermatologic Presentation of Pancreatitis. Crit Care & Shock. 2015; Vol. 18 (1): 5-6.
  7. Wessman B, Fuller B. Training Emergency Physicians to Meet the Critical Care Needs in the United States: A Consensus of Two. Crit Care Med. 2014 Oct; Vol 42 (10): 677-8.
  8. Mohr NM, Wessman B. Continuous capnography should be used for every emergency departmental procedural sedation. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Jun; 61(6): 697-8.
  9. Wessman B., et al. Barrier precaution recommendations for arterial line placement. SOCCA Interchange 2013; 24 (5): 8-10.
  10. Wessman B. Emergency medicine ACCM training. SOCCA Interchange 2013; 24 (5): 11-12.

Invited publications:

  1. Wessman B., et al. Critical Care Medicine Ultrasound, Echocardiography, and Bronchoscopy: Coding and Documentation Overview. Coding and Billing for Critical Care: A Practice Tool, 6th Ed. Society of Critical Care Medicine, pub 2014. (book chapter)
  2. Wessman B., et al. Gastrointestinal Hemorrhage. SOCCA Resident Guide 2014, pub 2014. (book chapter)
  3. Wessman B., et al. Routine Monitoring. SOCCA Resident Guide 2014, pub 2014. (book chapter)
  4. Wessman B., et al. Acid-Base Disorder: Mind the Gaps. Emergency Physicians Monthly, October 2013.
  5. Wessman B., et al. Critical Care Medicine Ultrasound and Echocardiography: Coding and Documentation Overview. Coding and Billing for Critical Care: A Practice Tool, 5th Ed. Society of Critical Care Medicine, pub 2013. (book chapter)
  6. Wessman B., et al. Humerus Shaft Fracture. Essential Emergency Imaging. Shah, K et al., pub 2011. (book chapter)
  7. Wessman B., et al. Humeral Head Fractures. Essential Emergency Imaging. Shah, K et al., pub 2011. (book chapter)
  8. Wessman B. Ultrasonography in Trauma: LLSA Review Article. Emergency Physicians Monthly, July 2008
  9. Wessman B. “Just another drunk?”, Case Presentation: Isopropanol Ingestion. Emergency Physicians Monthly, June 2008
  10. Wessman B. “My face feels squishy…”, Case Presentation: Pneumomediastinum Emergency Physicians Monthly, January 2008


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