Faculty - Crozer-Keystone Health System - PA

Faculty

Pollianne W. Bianchi, M.D.Pollianne Ward Bianchi, M.D., FAAEM

Clerkship Director

Educational Background
  • 2005: Bachelor of Arts and Science, University of California, Davis, CA,
  • 2010: Doctor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2013: Residency, Emergency Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Interests
  • Interactive residency education and teaching
  • Women’s issues and wellness in the medical profession
  • Interprogram collaboration in Emergency Medicine
  • Cardiac Resuscitation
Board Certification
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2014
Professional Affiliations
  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine
  • Women in Medicine Committee
  • Pennsylvania Medical Society
  • American Medical Association
Research Interests
  • Residency education and teaching
  • Clinical Emergency Medicine
Awards & Recognition
  • Award for highest score on the Emergency Medicine In-Service Exam, 2013
Selected Publications

Bianchi, Pollianne. #IlooklikeanEMdoc. AAEM’s Common Sense. 2016;23(1):16-17

Saks, Mark; Bianchi, Pollianne. An Elevated Pruritic Rash in a Young Traveler. Visual Journal Of Emergency Medicine. 2016;2:27-28.

Saks, Mark; Bianchi, Pollianne. Fingertip Amputation. Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2016;1:16-17.

Saks, Mark; Bianchi, Pollianne. A Symmetric Lower Extremity Cutaneous Inflammatory Reaction. Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2016;1:22-23.

Ana Davitt, M.D., RDMS, FAAEM

Interim Chair

Educational Background
  • 1999: Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
  • 2004: Doctor of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania Medical School, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2007: Residency, Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE
Clinical Interests
  • ED Administration
  • Ultrasound
  • Underserved populations
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2008
  • Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer, 2008
Professional Affiliations
  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine
Research Interests
  • Ultrasound
  • Physician Burnout & Wellness
Selected Publications

Davitt AM, Pollack CP. Seizures. In Marx J, Hockberger R, and Walls R,  eds. Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. 7th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier, 2010.

Davitt, AM. “Dental Abscess” and “Acute Necrotizing Ulcerative Gingivitis.” In EMRA Antibiotic Guide, Levine, B (ed), 2007

Davitt, AM. “Nephrology” and “Neurosurgery”. In Quick Essentials of Emergency Medicine, Pregerson, DB (ed), ED Insight Books.

Dorian Jacobs, M.D., FAACT, FAAEM

Director of Medical Toxicology

Educational Background
  • 2003: Bachelor of Science, Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg VA
  • 2009: Doctor of Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia PA
  • 2012: Residency, Emergency Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia PA
  • 2014: Fellowship, Medical Toxicology, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia PA
Clinical Interests
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Prescription Opioid Abuse/Epidemic
  • Synthetic drugs
  • Undergraduate/Graduate Medical Education
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2013
  • Medical Review Officer Certification Council, 2014
Professional Affiliations
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM)
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
  • American Academy of Clinical Toxicology (AACT)
  • American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT)
Research Interests
  • Medical Toxicology
  • Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs)
  • Appropriate use of opioids in the management of chronic pain
  • Synthetic drugs
Awards
  • The Paula Bernocchi Memorial Award for Excellence in the field of Emergency Medicine
Selected Publications

LaSala G, McKeever R, Jacobs D, Okaneku J, Vearrier D. The epidemiology and characteristics of carbon monoxide poisoning among recreational boaters. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2015 Feb; 53(2): 127-30. PMID: 25567686

Jacobs D, Vearrier D, Greenberg M. Phenol toxicity following cutaneous exposure to Creolin®: a case report. J Med Toxicol. 2015 Jun; 11(2): 227-31. PMID: 25326371

McKeever R, Vearrier D, Jacobs D, LaSala G, Okaneku J, Greenberg M. K2 – not the spice of life. Synthetic cannabinoids and ST elevation myocardial infarction: a case report. J Med Toxicol. 2015 Mar; 11(1): 129-31. PMID: 25154434

Plush T, Shakespeare W, Jacobs D, Ladi L, Sethi S, Gasperino J. Cocaine-induced agitated delirium: a case report and review. J Intensive Care Med. 2015 Jan; 30(1): 49-57. PMID: 24212597

Katrina Kissman, M.D., FAAEM

Associate Program Director

Educational Background
  • 2007: Bachelor of Science, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
  • 2011: Doctor of Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
  • 2014: Residency, Temple University Health System, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Interests
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Ultrasound
Board Certification
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2015
Professional Affiliations
  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine
Research Interests
  • Neurological Emergencies
  • Critical Care
  • Resident Teaching and Learning
Selected Publications

Abdominal pain after gastric bypass surgery. Isenberg D, Kissman K. Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol. 5 (2016)

A Male with Sudden Onset of Flank Pain and then Sudden Resolution of the Pain. Isenberg D, Kissman K. Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine, vol. 3 (2016)

Mark Saks, M.D., MPHMark Saks, M.D., MPH, FACEP, FAAEM

Program Director

Educational Background
  • 1996: Bachelor of Arts, Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
  • 1998: Masters in Public Health, University of Michigan School of Public Health, Ann Arbor, MI
  • 2002: Doctor of Medicine, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Piscataway, NJ
  • 2005: Residency, Emergency Medicine, Temple University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA
Clinical Interests
  • Neurologic Emergencies
  • Infectious Disease
  • Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education
Board Certification
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2016 (recert)
Professional Affiliations
  • Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  • Fellow of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (FAAEM)
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
  • Academy of Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine (CDEM)
  • Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD)
Research Interests
  • Neurologic Emergencies
  • Infectious Disease
  • Professionalism
  • Medical Simulation
Awards & Recognition
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Student Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award
  • Drexel University College of Medicine Golden Apple Teaching Award Nominee (multiple times)
Selected Publications

Saks, MA and Karras DJ. Emergency Medicine and the Public’s Health: Emerging Infectious Diseases. Emerg Med Clin N Am 2006; 24:1019-33. PMID 16982350

Saks, MA and Karras DJ. Update on Emerging Infections: News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Varicella Outbreak Among Vaccinated Children—Nebraska, 2004. Ann Emerg Med 2007; 49(1):99-102. PMID 17197292

Griswold-Theodorson, S, Hannan H, Handly N, Pugh B, Fojtik J, Saks M, Hamilton RJ, and Wagner D. Improving Patient Safety with Ultrasonography Guidance During Internal Jugular Central Venous Catheter Placement by Novice Practitioners. Simulation in Healthcare 2009; 4(4) 212-216. PMID 21330794

Saks M, Griswold-Theodorson S, Shinaishin F, and Demangone D. Subacute Tension Hemopneumothorax with Novel ECG Findings. West J Emerg Med 2010; 11(1):86-89. PMID 20411085

Ramoska E and Saks M. The Implementation of an Audience Response System Improves Resident Attitudes Towards Weekly Resident Conference. Med Teach 2011; 33(10):861. PMID 21942484

Wong S, Saks M, Wiler J, and Curtis J. Thermal Injury Associated with Propylene. J Emerg Med 2012; 42(4):452-53. PMID 20005659

Shin NC, Ramoska EA, Garg M, Rowh A, Nyce D, DeRoos F, Carter M, Hall RV, Lopez BL, and the Delaware Valley EM Residency Program Directors Group. Google internet searches on residency applicants do not facilitate the ranking process. J Emerg Med 2013; 44:995-998. PMID 23351574

Ginsberg MD, Palesch YY, Hill MD, Martin RH, Moy CS, Barsan WG, Waldman BD, Tamariz D, Ryckborst KJ, for the ALIAS and Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) Investigators. High-dose albumin treatment for acute ischemic stroke (ALIAS) part 2: a randomized, double-blind, phase 3, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet Neurol 2013; 12:1049-58. PMID 24076337

Senecal EL, Heitz C, and Beeson M. Creation and Implementation of a National Emergency Medicine Fourth-Year Student Examination. J Emerg Med 2013; 45:924-934. PMID 23948604

Seeleang K, Manning Y, Saks M, and Winstead Y. Skin and Soft Tissue Infection Management, Outcomes and Follow-up in the Emergency Department of an Urban Academic Hospital. Adv Emerg Nurs J 2014; 36(4):348-59. PMID 25356895

Wright DW, Yeatts SD, Silbergleit, R, Palesch YY, Hertzberg VS, Frankel M, Goldstein FC, Caveney AF, Howlett-Smith H, Bengelink EM, Manley GT, Merck LH, Janis LS, and Barsan WG for the Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials (NETT) Investigators. Very Early Administration of Progesterone for Acute Traumatic Brain Injury. NJEM 2014; 371:2457-2466. PMID 25493974

Justin Stowens, M.D.Justin Stowens, M.D., RDMS, FAAEM

Educational Background:
  • 2005: Bachelor of Science, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC
  • 2011: Doctor of Medicine, Brody School of Medicine, Greenville NC
  • 2014: Residency, Emergency Medicine, Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE
  • 2015: Fellowship, Emergency Ultrasound, Christiana Hospital, Newark, DE
Clinical Interests:
  • Emergency/Point-of-Care Ultrasound
  • Social Media and Medical Education
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Medical Simulation
Board Certification(s)
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2015
Professional Affiliations
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)
  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM)
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM)
Research Interests
  • Emergency/Point-of-Care Ultrasound
  • Social Media and Medical Education
  • Simulation Medicine
Awards & Recognition
  • Emergency Medicine Research Award, Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System
  • Emergency Medical Services Award, Department of Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System
  • Dean’s Special Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching, Drexel University School of Medicine (2016)
Selected Publications

Stowens, JC, Sonnad SS, Rosenbaum RA, Using EMS Dispatch to Trigger STEMI Alerts Decreases Door-to-Balloon Times. West J Emerg Med. 2015 May;16(3):472-80. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2015.4.24248. Epub 2015 Apr 21. PubMed ID: 25987932

Clinical Faculty

  • Thomas Ball, M.D.
  • Diana Cer, D.O.
  • Stephanie Chen, M.D.
  • Magy Dawoud, M.D.
  • Jessica Delcollo, M.D.
  • Gregory Frattaroli, M.D.
  • Jeff George, M.D.
  • Mark Harris, M.D.
  • Donald Jenkins, D.O.
  • Brad Li, M.D.
  • George Parsons, D.O.
  • Kevin Connor Welch, D.O.

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