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Welcome To Our Program

The Division of Research at Maimonides Medical Center is dedicated to the science and understanding of emergency, acute care, and critical care medicine with a particular emphasis on health services and outcomes. The focus of our research initiatives are: emergency department operations, biomedical/clinical, trauma/injury, pre-hospital/emergency medical services, and emergency medicine education. The division's original research work has been presented at major national and international scientific and clinical forums, and published in premier scientific journals. In addition, it has several funded projects that are actively underway. Faculty and residents are actively encouraged to participate in scholarly and academic activities and to develop their own research projects with the goal of presentation and publication. Each resident also presents his/her scholarly activity at the Department of Emergency Medicine's Research Day, held every June. The research team also consists of over 30 trained volunteer research assistants that facilitate patient recruitment and data collection. A multidisciplinary research meeting is held every month, to discuss and develop all active projects and to provide research education for the Department, and to share in our collaborative projects with our colleagues at Maimonides.

We appreciate your interest in our fellowship program at Maimonides Medical Center. Graduate medical education is part of our rich heritage and mission. Our program strives to provide the best educational experience in an environment that assures a balance between academic and clinical activities. We take great pride in our success in preparing residents to become the next generation of expert practitioners.


Emergency Research Fellowship

Program Director: Christian Fromm, MD
One-year program open to all residents. Visit Research or contact Dr. Fromm at (718) 283-7222 or to learn more about this fellowship.


Research Projects

  • A Needs Assessment Survey for Use of Interactive Web Seminar Technology to Develop International Emergency Medicine
  • Accuracy of Emergency Nurses in Assessment of Adult and Pediatric Patients' Pain 
  • Accuracy of Whole Blood Testing for Rapid Detection of Pregnancy Using a Commercially
    Available Immunochemical Assay for Human Chorionic Gonatropin
  • Advance Directives and Emergency Department Resource Use Clinical and Economic Impact of Delayed Transfer of Critically Ill Patients from the Emergency Department to the Intensive Care Unit
  • Community Based Basic Emergency Interventions and Injury Prevention Education
  • Comparison of Blood Gas and Conventional Laboratory Results 
  • Department of Medicine Physicians' Attitudes toward Contact and Communications Modalities
    from the ED
  • DIAS-2 Desmoteplase in Acute Ischemic Stroke 
  • Haddon Matrix as a Tool to Teach Pediatric Patients about Medical Errors 
  • Medication Data Accuracy and Emergency Department Interventions among Geriatric Patients 
  • Neurological Emergency Trial Network Study
  • Patient Expectations of their Emergency Department Visit 
  • Predictive Modeling of Hospital Resource Utilization for ED Admissions 
  • Reliability of Emergency Department Triage Pulse Oximetry
  • Safety and Efficacy of NeuroFlo Technology in Ischemic Stroke 
  • Sonographic Measurements of the Inferior Vena Cava as an Indicator of Volume Status in Pediatric Emergency Patients
  • The Epidemiology of Elderly Visitors to an Urban Emergency Department 
  • The Impact of an Electronic Medical Record on Emergency Department Coding
  • The Influence of Childhood Obesisty on Presentation to a Pediatric Emergency Department
  • The Usefulness of an Elevated Procalcitonin Level as an Indicator of the Presence of Acute Appendicitis in Children.
  • Treatment of Complications of Automated Internal Defibrillators
  • National Emergency Department Safety Study
  • Utilization of Personal Digital Assistant by Pediatric and Emergency Medicine Residents