Andrew Lafree

Title(s)Assistant Clinical Professor, Emergency Medical Services
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Dr. Andrew LaFree was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. After graduating from the University of Maryland he briefly moved to Los Angeles to play music. He then travelled back to the east coast to complete medical school at the Drexel University College of Medicine. He attended residency at UCSD and upon graduating in 2015 began work a​t the UCSD satellite emergency room in El Centro, California where he is currently the chair and associate medical director. His academic interests include resident education and rural medicine. He lives with his wife Talia between Mission Valley and El Centro. His hobbies include running, meditation, travel, snowboarding, camping, reading, playing guitar and music in general, and videogames.

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    1. Bamlanivimab Reduces ED Returns and Hospitalizations and May Reduce COVID-19 Burden on Low-resource Border Hospitals. West J Emerg Med. 2022 Mar 17; 23(3):302-311. Quenzer FC, Lafree AT, Grey L, Singh S, Smyers C, Balog B, Guedez HM, McIntyre K, Wulfovich S, Ramirez J, Saikhon T, Tomaszewski C. PMID: 35679495; PMCID: PMC9183783.
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    2. An Immaculate Deception: Persistently Elevated Serum β-Hcg in Metastatic Signet Ring Cell Gastric Adenocarcinoma. J Emerg Med. 2022 04; 62(4):475-479. Hryniewicki AT, LaFree A. PMID: 35236614.
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    3. Promoting Racial and Health Equity in COVID-19 by Leveraging Empathic Interpreters, Trained Liaisons, and Cross-Institutional Physician Leadership. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 07; 18(7):1262-1263. Ramnath VR, Lafree A, Staats K, Tomaszewski C. PMID: 33730526; PMCID: PMC8328361.
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    4. Interobserver agreement between emergency clinicians and nurses for Clinical Opiate Withdrawal Scale. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2021 Jun; 2(3):e12462. Tomaszewski CA, Quenzer F, Corbett B, Lafree A, Lasoff D, Romo J, Mukau L. PMID: 34179884; PMCID: PMC8212561.
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    5. Outcomes for in-hospital cardiac arrest for COVID-19 patients at a rural hospital in Southern California. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 Sep; 47:244-247. Nene RV, Amidon N, Tomaszewski CA, Wardi G, Lafree A. PMID: 33957412; PMCID: PMC8076731.
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    6. A BERIBERI UNHEALTHY LATTE: ENCEPHALOPATHY AND SHOCK FROM SEVERE NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY. J Emerg Med. 2021 09; 61(3):314-319. Self M, Signorelli J, Lasoff D, Lafree A, Coyne C, Hayden SR, Wardi G. PMID: 33836911.
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    7. Large Cerebellar Stroke in a Young COVID-19-Positive Patient: Case Report. J Emerg Med. 2021 07; 61(1):29-36. Quenzer F, Smyres C, Tabarez N, Singh S, LaFree A, Tomaszewski C, Hayden SR. PMID: 33863570; PMCID: PMC7871887.
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    8. Case Report of Thrombosis of the Distal Aorta with Occlusion of Iliac Arteries in COVID-19 Infection. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2021 Feb; 5(1):17-21. LaFree A, Lenz A, Tomaszewski C, Quenzer F. PMID: 33560944; PMCID: PMC7872603.
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