Anthony Medak

Title(s)Clinical Professor, Emergency Medical Services
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Dr. Anthony Medak grew up in the Los Angeles Area, and has completed his education throughout Northern and Southern California. Anthony graduated from the UC San Francisco School of Medicine. He then did his residency in Emergency Medicine at Highland Hospital in Oakland, CA. Anthony wanted to start a career in Academic EM, and thus sought fellowship training. He ultimately decided to pursue a fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine here at UCSD. Since that time he has been a full time faculty member in our Department. His interests are in Hyperbaric Medicine, Emergency Ultrasound, and medical education. Since joining the faculty, he has collaborated with the other members of the Ultrasound Division in continuously improving and expanding the U/S curriculum at UCSD. He is the clerkship director for the Emergency Ultrasound rotation for 4th year medical students. Anthony was recognized as “Teacher of the Year” by the EM residents in 2007, and by the Medical Students in 2009, 2011, and 2012. His research interests focus within the areas of Diving and Hyperbaric Medicine as well as Emergency Ultrasound, including innovative ways to include ultrasound in undergraduate and graduate medical education. His outside interests include being outdoors (camping, running, diving), a passion for live music, playing the drums, and adding to his ever-growing record collection.

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    1. Contemporary national outcomes of hyperbaric oxygen therapy in necrotizing soft tissue infections. PLoS One. 2024; 19(3):e0300738. Toppen W, Cho NY, Sareh S, Kjellberg A, Medak A, Benharash P, Lindholm P. PMID: 38512943; PMCID: PMC10956790.
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    2. Genicular nerve block for emergency department patient: a successful management of subacute osteoarthritic knee pain. Pain Manag. 2023 Jul; 13(7):373-378. Kong C, Bubic IJ, Tran AA, Tan G, Medak AJ, Oswald J. PMID: 37458263.
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    3. Wireless point-of-care ultrasound in a multiplace hyperbaric chamber. Undersea Hyperb Med. 2023 Third Quarter; 50(3):265-272. Tanaka HL, Medak AJ, Duchnick J, Lindholm P. PMID: 37708059.
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    4. Ultrasound-Guided vs. Landmark Method for Subclavian Vein Catheterization in an Academic Emergency Department. J Emerg Med. 2022 06; 62(6):760-768. Subramony R, Spann R, Medak A, Campbell C. PMID: 35562246.
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    5. Comparison of Radiographic, Ultrasound, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging for the Detection of Retained Stingray Barb: A Cadaveric Study. Wilderness Environ Med. 2021 Sep; 32(3):302-307. Docter TA, Altschuh LB, Medak AJ, Statum SM, Chung CB, Van Hoesen KB, Coffey CH. PMID: 34294537.
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    6. Emergency physician stressors, concerns, and behavioral changes during COVID-19: A longitudinal study. Acad Emerg Med. 2021 03; 28(3):314-324. Baumann BM, Cooper RJ, Medak AJ, Lim S, Chinnock B, Frazier R, Roberts BW, Epel ES, Rodriguez RM. PMID: 33492755; PMCID: PMC8014663.
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    7. Point-of-care ultrasound in a multiplace hyperbaric chamber. Undersea Hyperb Med. 2021 Third Quarter; 48(3):221-226. Hornbeak K, Duchnick J, Medak A, Lindholm P, Tanaka HL. PMID: 34390626.
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    8. Dysbaric osteonecrosis (DON) among the artisanal diving fishermen of Yucatán, Mexico. Diving Hyperb Med. 2020 Dec 20; 50(4):391-398. Popa D, Medak A, Chin W, Huchim-Lara O, Fliszar E, Hughes T, Grover I. PMID: 33325021; PMCID: PMC8026221.
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    9. Academic Emergency Medicine Physicians' Anxiety Levels, Stressors, and Potential Stress Mitigation Measures During the Acceleration Phase of the COVID-19 Pandemic. Acad Emerg Med. 2020 08; 27(8):700-707. Rodriguez RM, Medak AJ, Baumann BM, Lim S, Chinnock B, Frazier R, Cooper RJ. PMID: 32569419; PMCID: PMC7361565.
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    10. An Unusual Case of Dyspnea Diagnosed by Point-of-Care Ultrasound. J Emerg Med. 2020 Jul; 59(1):129-131. Campbell C, Aminlari A, Bisanz B, Medak A. PMID: 32600885.
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    11. Thoracic Spine Fracture in the Panscan Era. Ann Emerg Med. 2020 08; 76(2):143-148. Bizimungu R, Baumann BM, Raja AS, Mower WR, Langdorf MI, Medak AJ, Hendey GW, Nishijima D, Rodriguez RM. PMID: 31983495.
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    12. Blunt Traumatic Aortic Injury in the Pan-scan Era. Acad Emerg Med. 2020 04; 27(4):291-296. Yu L, Baumann BM, Raja AS, Mower WR, Langdorf MI, Medak AJ, Anglin DR, Hendey GW, Nishijima D, Rodriguez RM. PMID: 31811732.
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    13. Interpretation Accuracy and Interrater Agreement of Pediatric Skin and Soft Tissue Point-of-Care Ultrasound Images among Residents and Faculty. J Emerg Med. 2020 Mar; 58(3):457-463. Lam SHF, Alade K, Brennan J, Castillo EM, Doniger SJ, Levine MC, Nadolski A, Rabiner JE, Shah V, Sivitz A, Medak AJ. PMID: 31843323.
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    14. Pneumothorax and Hemothorax in the Era of Frequent Chest Computed Tomography for the Evaluation of Adult Patients With Blunt Trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2019 01; 73(1):58-65. Rodriguez RM, Canseco K, Baumann BM, Mower WR, Langdorf MI, Medak AJ, Anglin DR, Hendey GW, Addo N, Nishijima D, Raja AS. PMID: 30287121.
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    15. Spontaneous Diaphragmatic Hernia. Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2018 Aug; 2(3):244-246. Darocki MD, Medak AJ. PMID: 30083643; PMCID: PMC6075501.
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    16. Use of Point-of-Care Ultrasound to Guide Pediatric Gastrostomy Tube Replacement in the Emergency Department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2018 Feb; 34(2):145-148. Myatt TC, Medak AJ, Lam SHF. PMID: 29346232.
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    17. Rib Fracture Diagnosis in the Panscan Era. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Dec; 70(6):904-909. Murphy CE, Raja AS, Baumann BM, Medak AJ, Langdorf MI, Nishijima DK, Hendey GW, Mower WR, Rodriguez RM. PMID: 28559032.
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    18. Prevalence and Diagnostic Performance of Isolated and Combined NEXUS Chest CT Decision Criteria. Acad Emerg Med. 2016 08; 23(8):863-9. Raja AS, Mower WR, Nishijima DK, Hendey GW, Baumann BM, Medak AJ, Rodriguez RM. PMID: 27163732.
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    19. Integration of Ultrasound in Undergraduate Medical Education at the California Medical Schools: A Discussion of Common Challenges and Strategies From the UMeCali Experience. J Ultrasound Med. 2016 Feb; 35(2):221-33. Chiem AT, Soucy Z, Dinh VA, Chilstrom M, Gharahbaghian L, Shah V, Medak A, Nagdev A, Jang T, Stark E, Hussain A, Lobo V, Pera A, Fox JC. PMID: 26764278.
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    20. Pulmonary contusion in the pan-scan era. Injury. 2016 May; 47(5):1031-4. Rodriguez RM, Friedman B, Langdorf MI, Baumann BM, Nishijima DK, Hendey GW, Medak AJ, Raja AS, Mower WR. PMID: 26708426.
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    21. Prevalence of Chest Injury With the Presence of NEXUS Chest Criteria: Data to Inform Shared Decisionmaking About Imaging Use. Ann Emerg Med. 2016 08; 68(2):222-6. Raja AS, Lanning J, Gower A, Langdorf MI, Nishijima DK, Baumann BM, Hendey GW, Medak AJ, Mower WR, Rodriguez RM. PMID: 26607334.
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    22. Derivation and validation of two decision instruments for selective chest CT in blunt trauma: a multicenter prospective observational study (NEXUS Chest CT). PLoS Med. 2015 Oct; 12(10):e1001883. Rodriguez RM, Langdorf MI, Nishijima D, Baumann BM, Hendey GW, Medak AJ, Raja AS, Allen IE, Mower WR. PMID: 26440607; PMCID: PMC4595216.
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    23. Prevalence and Clinical Import of Thoracic Injury Identified by Chest Computed Tomography but Not Chest Radiography in Blunt Trauma: Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Dec; 66(6):589-600. Langdorf MI, Medak AJ, Hendey GW, Nishijima DK, Mower WR, Raja AS, Baumann BM, Anglin DR, Anderson CL, Lotfipour S, Reed KE, Zuabi N, Khan NA, Bithell CA, Rowther AA, Villar J, Rodriguez RM. PMID: 26169926; PMCID: PMC6755136.
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    24. Sternal fracture in the age of pan-scan. Injury. 2015 Jul; 46(7):1324-7. Perez MR, Rodriguez RM, Baumann BM, Langdorf MI, Anglin D, Bradley RN, Medak AJ, Mower WR, Hendey GW, Nishijima DK, Raja AS. PMID: 25817167.
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    25. Posttraumatic subcutaneous emphysema: in need of immediate surgical debridement or a careful history? J Emerg Med. 2015 Apr; 48(4):468-9. Wardi G, Schneir AB, Medak AJ. PMID: 25656428.
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    26. Diagnostic yields, charges, and radiation dose of chest imaging in blunt trauma evaluations. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Jun; 21(6):644-50. Rodriguez RM, Baumann BM, Raja AS, Langdorf MI, Anglin D, Bradley RN, Medak AJ, Mower WR, Hendey GW. PMID: 25039548.
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    27. NEXUS chest: validation of a decision instrument for selective chest imaging in blunt trauma. JAMA Surg. 2013 Oct; 148(10):940-6. Rodriguez RM, Anglin D, Langdorf MI, Baumann BM, Hendey GW, Bradley RN, Medak AJ, Raja AS, Juhn P, Fortman J, Mulkerin W, Mower WR. PMID: 23925583.
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    28. Bilateral subdural hematomas after lumboperitoneal shunt placement. J Emerg Med. 2013 Aug; 45(2):178-81. Barash IA, Medak AJ. PMID: 23643242.
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    29. In response to: SCUBA diving and portal vein thrombosis: a case report. Clin J Sport Med. 2011 Nov; 21(6):545. Buschmann K, Medak A. PMID: 22064724.
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    30. Ultrasound visualization of ingested tablets: a pilot study. Pharmacotherapy. 2011 Mar; 31(3):273-6. Nordt SP, Campbell C, Medak A, Tomaszweski C, Clark RF. PMID: 21361737.
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