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Niels K. Rathlev, MD, Chair

 
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  • Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Baystate Medical Center
  • Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Professor of Emergency Medicine, Tufts University School of Medicine
Address
Department of Emergency Medicine
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01351
413.794.5375
Niels.RathlevMD@baystatehealth.org
 
Education
  • Internal Medicine Residency
    Boston City Hospital
    Boston, MA
 
Areas of Interest
  • Emergency department crowding - predictors of throughput time and ambulance diversion status
  • Effects of emergency department crowding on patient outcomes and safety
 
Professional Service
  • Reviewer, Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Reviewer, Journal of Emergency Medicine
  • Consultant, European Journal of Neurology
  • Consultant, Annals of Emergency Medicine
 
Publications
  • Medzon R, Bracken M, Rathlev NK, Mower WR, Wolfson WB, Go S,
    Hoffman JR . Clinically suspected coagulopathy in blunt head trauma. J Emerg
    Med. (accepted for publication)
  • Spector J, Rathlev NK. Pertussis in an elderly Asian-American man. J Emerg
    Med. (accepted for publication)
  • Narang AT, Rathlev NK. Non-aneurysmal infectious aortitis. J Emerg Med
    2007;32:359-363.
  • Rathlev NK, Chessare J, Olshaker J, Obendorfer D, Mehta SD, Rothenhaus T,
    Crespo SG, Magauran B, Davidson K, Shemin R, Lewis K, Becker JM, Fisher L,
    Guy L, Cooper A, Litvak E. Time series analysis of daily emergency department
    length of stay. Ann Emerg Med 2007;49:265-271
  • Bracken M, Medzon R, Rathlev NK. Impact of intoxication among blunt trauma
    patients selected for head CT scanning. Ann Emerg Med 2007;49:45-51.
  • Holmes JF. Hendey GW. Oman JA. Norton VC. Lazarenko G. Ross SE.
    Hoffman JR. Mower WR. National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study
    (NEXUS) II group (including Rathlev NK). Epidemiology of blunt head injury
    victims undergoing ED cranial computed tomographic scanning 2006. Am J
    Emerg Med; 24(2):167-73.
  • Atzema C. Mower WR. Hoffman JR. Holmes JF. Killian AJ. Wolfson AB.
    National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study (NEXUS) II Group
    (including Rathlev NK). Prevalence and prognosis of traumatic intraventricular
    hemorrhage in patients with blunt head trauma. J Trauma-Infection & Critical
    Care 2006; 60(5):1010-7.
  • Rathlev NK, Ulrich AS, Delanty N, D’Onofrio G. Alcohol - related seizures. J
    Emerg Med 2006; 31(2): 157-163.
  • Oman JA. Cooper RJ. Holmes JF. Viccellio P. Nyce A. Ross SE. Hoffman JR.
    Mower WR. National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study (NEXUS) II
    Group (including Rathlev NK). Performance of a decision rule to predict need
    for computed tomography among children with blunt head trauma. Pediatrics
    2006; 117(2):e238-46.
  • Ramanujam P, Rathlev NK. Blood cultures do not change management in
    hospitalized patients with community-acquired pneumonia. Acad Emerg Med
    2006;13(7):740-745.
  • Mower WR, Hoffman JR, Herbert M, Wolfson AB, Pollack CV, Zucker MI.
    National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study (NEXUS) II Group
    (including Rathlev NK). Developing a decision instrument to guide computed
    tomographic imaging of blunt head injury patients. J Trauma-Infection &
    Critical Care 2005;59(4):954-959.
  • Olshaker JS, Rathlev NK. Emergency department overcrowding and ambulance
    diversion: The impact and potential solutions of extended boarding of admitted
    patients in the Emergency Department. J Emerg Med 2006;30(3):351-356.
  • Rathlev NK, Medzon R, Lowery D, Pollack C, Bracken M, Barest G, Wolfson
    AB, Hoffman JR, Mower WR. National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization
    Study (NEXUS) II Group Intracranial pathology in elders with blunt head
    trauma. Acad Emerg Med 2006;13:302-307.
  • Medzon R, Rothenhaus T, Bono CM, Grindlinger G, Rathlev NK. Stability of
    the cervical spine after gunshot wounds to the head and neck. Spine. 2005;
    30(20): 2274-2279.
  • Atzema C. Mower WR. Hoffman JR. Holmes JF. Killian AJ. Oman JA. Shen
    AH. Greenwood SD. National Emergency X-Radiography Utilization Study
    (NEXUS) II Group (including Rathlev NK). Defining “therapeutically
    inconsequential” head computed tomographic findings in patients with blunt
    head trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2004; 44(1): 47-56.
  • Stuhlfaut JW, Soto J, Lucey BC, Ulrich A, Rathlev NK, Burke PA, Hirsch EF.
    Blunt abdominal trauma: Performance of CT without oral contrast material.
    Radiology. 2004; 233: 689-694.
  • Anderson PD, Mitchell PM, Rathlev NK, Fish SS, Feldman JA. Potential
    diversion rates associated with prehospital acute myocardial infarction triage
    strategies. J of Emerg Med. 2004; 27(4): 345–353.
 
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