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 completed his emergency medicine residency at UC San Diego and upon graduating in 2015 he began working at the UC San Diego affiliate hospital, El Centro Regional. He is currently the Vice Chief of Staff and Medical Director of the emergency department at El Centro Regional and he works clinically in the emergency departments there and at UCSD. His academic interests include resident education, ED administration and operations, and rural medicine. He lives with his wife Talia and daughter Frankie Andz between Mission Valley and El Centro. His hobbies include running, meditation, travel, snowboarding, camping, reading, writing children's books, playing guitar and music in general, and videogames.

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    1. Ramipril for the Treatment of COVID-19: RAMIC, a Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Clinical Trial. Adv Ther. 2023 Aug 24. Huang DQ, Ajmera V, Tomaszewski C, LaFree A, Bettencourt R, Thompson WK, Smith DM, Malhotra A, Mehta RL, Tolia V, Yin J, Insel PA, Leachman S, Jung J, Collier S, Richards L, Woods K, Amangurbanova M, Bhatt A, Zhang X, Penciu OM, Zarich S, Retta T, Harkins MS, Teixeira JP, Chinnock B, Utay NS, Lake JE, Loomba R. PMID: 37615850.
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    2. Use of sotrovimab in vaccinated versus unvaccinated COVID-19 patients in a resource-limited emergency department during the omicron surge. J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2023 Jun; 4(3):e12958. Nene RV, Santodomingo MA, Balog B, Martinez H, Murillo E, Tomaszewski CA, LaFree A. PMID: 37188260; PMCID: PMC10175722.
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    3. Disparities Exist in the Application of Low Tidal-volume Ventilation in the Emergency Department. West J Emerg Med. 2023 Apr 26; 24(3):502-510. Self M, Kennis B, Lafree A, Tainter CR, Lopez J, Malhotra A, Chan T, Wardi G. PMID: 37278778; PMCID: PMC10284531.
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    4. Intravenous ascorbic acid (vitamin C) causing pseudohyperglycemia. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2023 04; 61(4):317-318. Hardin J, Cantrell L, Lafree A. PMID: 36988543.
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    5. ICU Admission Risk Factors for Latinx COVID-19 Patients at a U.S.-Mexico Border Hospital. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2022 Dec 07. Quenzer FC, Coyne CJ, Ferran K, Williams A, Lafree AT, Kajitani S, Mathen G, Villegas V, Kajitani KM, Tomaszewski C, Brodine S. PMID: 36478268.
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    6. Experience Using Paxlovid for Patients With Coronavirus Disease 2019 in a Resource-Limited Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2022 10; 80(4):382-383. Nene RV, Navarro MR, Tomaszewski CA, Lafree A. PMID: 36153054; PMCID: PMC9490110.
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    7. 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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    8. 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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    9. 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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    10. 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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    11. 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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    12. 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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    13. 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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    14. 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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