Gabriel Wardi

Title(s)Assistant Clinical Professor, Emergency Medical Services
SchoolVc-health Sciences-schools
Address9500 Gilman Drive #
La Jolla CA 92093
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    Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GeorgiaBS06/2006Biomedical Engineering
    Emory University, Atlanta, GeorgiaMD06/2011Medicine
    Emory University, Atlanta, GeorgiaMPH06/2011Public Health
    University of California, San Diego, San Diego06/2015Emergency Medicine
    University of California, San Diego06/2017Critical Care Medicine
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    2021Top 50 Reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine
    UC San Diego, Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine2020Faculty Mentor of the Year
    UC San Diego School of Medicine2019Kaiser “Excellence in Teaching Award”, selected by the UCSD SOM Class of 2019
    UC San Diego Emergency Medicine2018Golden Apple Teaching Award
    UC San Diego Emergency Medicine2015Resident of the Year, UC San Diego Emergency Medicine Residency Program

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    Dr. Gabriel Wardi completed his undergraduate and graduate education in Atlanta. He moved to San Diego for his residency in Emergency Medicine where he served as the education chief resident during his final year of residency. He is the first graduate of the joint Critical Care Medicine fellowship offered by the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care and Department of Emergency Medicine. He joined the faculty in July 2017 and attends in both the emergency department and the ICUs at UCSD. Dr. Wardi’s research interests include sepsis, the ED-ICU interface, resuscitation, cardiac arrest management, and development of novel educational curriculum. He is the Medical Director for Hospital Sepsis at UC San Diego and directs the Residency Transition Course for the School of Medicine. Outside the hospital he enjoys international travel, cooking, running and reading.

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    SEP1+: A composite measure to accurately assess early sepsis management
    Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation Jan 1, 2020 - Mar 31, 2021
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Applying machine-learning algorithms to reduce sepsis readmissions.
    Academy of Clinician Scholars Oct 1, 2019 - Sep 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Artificial intelligence sepsis prediction algorithm learns to say "I don't know". NPJ Digit Med. 2021 Sep 09; 4(1):134. Shashikumar SP, Wardi G, Malhotra A, Nemati S. PMID: 34504260.
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    2. A Locally Optimized Data-Driven Tool to Predict Sepsis-Associated Vasopressor Use in the ICU. Crit Care Med. 2021 Jul 01. Holder AL, Shashikumar SP, Wardi G, Buchman TG, Nemati S. PMID: 34259450.
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    3. Decision support tool for hospital resource allocation during the COVID-19 pandemic. Inform Med Unlocked. 2021; 24:100618. Brüggemann S, Chan T, Wardi G, Mandel J, Fontanesi J, Bitmead RR. PMID: 34095453.
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    4. 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.
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    5. A BERIBERI UNHEALTHY LATTE: ENCEPHALOPATHY AND SHOCK FROM SEVERE NUTRITIONAL DEFICIENCY. J Emerg Med. 2021 Apr 06. Self M, Signorelli J, Lasoff D, Lafree A, Coyne C, Hayden SR, Wardi G. PMID: 33836911.
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    6. Predicting Progression to Septic Shock in the Emergency Department Using an Externally Generalizable Machine-Learning Algorithm. Ann Emerg Med. 2021 04; 77(4):395-406. Wardi G, Carlile M, Holder A, Shashikumar S, Hayden SR, Nemati S. PMID: 33455840.
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    7. Age-related incidence and outcomes of sepsis in California, 2008-2015. J Crit Care. 2021 04; 62:212-217. Wardi G, Tainter CR, Ramnath VR, Brennan JJ, Tolia V, Castillo EM, Hsia RY, Malhotra A, Schmidt U, Meier A. PMID: 33429114.
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    8. Development and Prospective Validation of a Deep Learning Algorithm for Predicting Need for Mechanical Ventilation. Chest. 2021 06; 159(6):2264-2273. Shashikumar SP, Wardi G, Paul P, Carlile M, Brenner LN, Hibbert KA, North CM, Mukerji SS, Robbins GK, Shao YP, Westover MB, Nemati S, Malhotra A. PMID: 33345948.
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    9. Resuscitating Resuscitation: Advanced Therapies for Resistant Ventricular Dysrhythmias. J Emerg Med. 2021 Mar; 60(3):331-341. Roach C, Tainter CR, Sell RE, Wardi G. PMID: 33339645.
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    10. The Impact of an Inpatient Nurse-Triggered Sepsis Alert on Antimicrobial Utilization. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2021 03; 47(3):157-164. Kang M, Torriani FJ, Sell RE, Wardi G, Abeles SR. PMID: 33454234.
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    11. Predicting progression to septic shock in the emergency department using an externally generalizable machine learning algorithm. medRxiv. 2020 Nov 04. Wardi G, Carlile M, Holder A, Shashikumar S, Hayden SR, Nemati S. PMID: 33173889.
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    12. Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C) in an Adolescent that Developed Coronary Aneurysms: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Emerg Med. 2020 11; 59(5):699-704. Nelson C, Ishimine P, Hayden SR, Correia M, Wardi G. PMID: 33011038.
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    13. Assessment of stress markers in restrained individuals following physical stress with and without sham CED activation. J Forensic Leg Med. 2020 Aug; 74:101982. Sloane C, Mash DC, Chan TC, Kolkhorst F, Neuman T, Castillo EM, Lasoff D, Wardi G, Xie X, Vilke GM. PMID: 32658765.
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    14. A Pain in the Neck: Pharyngeal Wall Erosion and Extrusion of Endovascular Coils After Endovascular Internal Carotid Artery Pseudoaneurysm Coiling Post-Tonsillectomy. J Emerg Med. 2020 Jul; 59(1):135-136. Derksen B, Wardi G. PMID: 32593581.
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    15. Development and Prospective Validation of a Transparent Deep Learning Algorithm for Predicting Need for Mechanical Ventilation. medRxiv. 2020 Jun 03. Shashikumar SP, Wardi G, Paul P, Carlile M, Brenner LN, Hibbert KA, North CM, Mukerji S, Robbins G, Shao YP, Malhotra A, Westover B, Nemati S. PMID: 32577682.
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    16. Mount Fuji Sign: Tension Pneumocephalus in the Emergency Department. J Emerg Med. 2019 Oct; 57(4):569-570. Lasoff DR, Wardi G, Sloane C. PMID: 31561929.
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    17. Demystifying Lactate in the Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2020 02; 75(2):287-298. Wardi G, Brice J, Correia M, Liu D, Self M, Tainter C. PMID: 31474479.
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    18. Equipoise in Appropriate Initial Volume Resuscitation for Patients in Septic Shock With Heart Failure: Results of a Multicenter Clinician Survey. J Intensive Care Med. 2020 Nov; 35(11):1338-1345. Wardi G, Joel I, Villar J, Lava M, Gross E, Tolia V, Seethala RR, Owens RL, Sell RE, Montesi SB, Rahaghi FN, Bose S, Rai A, Stevenson EK, McSparron J, Tolia V, Beitler JR. PMID: 31446829.
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    19. The DAGMAR Score: D-dimer assay-guided moderation of adjusted risk. Improving specificity of the D-dimer for pulmonary embolism. Am J Emerg Med. 2019 05; 37(5):895-901. Glober N, Tainter CR, Brennan J, Darocki M, Klingfus M, Choi M, Derksen B, Rudolf F, Wardi G, Castillo E, Chan T. PMID: 30104092.
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    20. Stenotrophomonas maltophilia Necrotizing Soft Tissue Infection in an Immunocompromised Patient. Case Rep Crit Care. 2018; 2018:1475730. Stens O, Wardi G, Kinney M, Shin S, Papamatheakis D. PMID: 29805813.
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    21. Use of the d-dimer for Detecting Pulmonary Embolism in the Emergency Department. J Emerg Med. 2018 05; 54(5):585-592. Glober N, Tainter CR, Brennan J, Darocki M, Klingfus M, Choi M, Derksen B, Rudolf F, Wardi G, Castillo E, Chan T. PMID: 29502865.
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    22. Reply. J Emerg Med. 2018 02; 54(2):245-246. Winters ME, Sherwin R, Vilke GM, Wardi G. PMID: 29428054.
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    23. Evaluating vancomycin and piperacillin-tazobactam in ED patients with severe sepsis and septic shock. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 08; 36(8):1380-1385. Le C, Chu F, Dunlay R, Villar J, Fedullo P, Wardi G. PMID: 29321120.
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    24. What is the Preferred Resuscitation Fluid for Patients with Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock? J Emerg Med. 2017 Dec; 53(6):928-939. Winters ME, Sherwin R, Vilke GM, Wardi G. PMID: 29079487.
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    25. Factors and outcomes associated with inpatient cardiac arrest following emergent endotracheal intubation. Resuscitation. 2017 12; 121:76-80. Wardi G, Villar J, Nguyen T, Vyas A, Pokrajac N, Minokadeh A, Lasoff D, Tainter C, Beitler JR, Sell RE. PMID: 29032298.
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    26. Does Early and Appropriate Antibiotic Administration Improve Mortality in Emergency Department Patients with Severe Sepsis or Septic Shock? J Emerg Med. 2017 Oct; 53(4):588-595. Sherwin R, Winters ME, Vilke GM, Wardi G. PMID: 28916120.
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    27. Unexpected intensive care transfer of admitted patients with severe sepsis. J Intensive Care. 2017; 5:43. Wardi G, Wali AR, Villar J, Tolia V, Tomaszewski C, Sloane C, Fedullo P, Beitler JR, Nolan M, Lasoff D, Sell RE. PMID: 28717513.
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    28. Increased Risk of Death, in the Hospital and Outside the Intensive Care Unit, for Patients With Cirrhosis After Cardiac Arrest. Clin Gastroenterol Hepatol. 2017 11; 15(11):1808-1810. Reinders ME, Wardi G, Bettencourt R, Bouland D, Bazick J, Mendler M, Vodkin I, Kalmaz D, Savides T, Brenner D, Sell RE, Loomba R. PMID: 28602970.
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    29. A Patient With a Subarachnoid Hemorrhage After Endovascular Coiling and a Malfunctioning Ventriculostomy. Chest. 2017 04; 151(4):e81-e84. Wardi G, Wouden J, Thomas JE, Sweeney DA. PMID: 28390641.
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    30. Does Early Goal-Directed Therapy Decrease Mortality Compared with Standard Care in Patients with Septic Shock? J Emerg Med. 2017 Mar; 52(3):379-384. Winters ME, Sherwin R, Vilke GM, Wardi G. PMID: 27876325.
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    31. Critical care medicine: insights from the American Thoracic Society 2016 Annual Meeting. J Thorac Dis. 2016 Jul; 8(Suppl 7):S530-2. Wali A, Wardi G, Crouch D. PMID: 27606084.
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    32. Propofol Use for Toxin-Related Seizures. Pharmacotherapy. 2016 06; 36(6):702-4. Cantrell FL, Wardi G, O'Connell C. PMID: 27150258.
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    33. Anti-N-Methyl-D-Aspartate Receptor Encephalitis, an Underappreciated Disease in the Emergency Department. West J Emerg Med. 2016 May; 17(3):280-2. Lasoff DR, Corbett-Detig J, Sell R, Nolan M, Wardi G. PMID: 27330659.
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    34. Right ventricle dysfunction and echocardiographic parameters in the first 24h following resuscitation in the post-cardiac arrest patient: A retrospective cohort study. Resuscitation. 2016 06; 103:71-74. Wardi G, Blanchard D, Dittrich T, Kaushal K, Sell R. PMID: 27079665.
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    35. An Unusual Case of Dysphagia. J Emerg Med. 2015 Sep; 49(3):335-7. Lasoff D, Wardi G. PMID: 26116338.
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    36. 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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    37. The accuracy of emergency department medication history as determined by mass spectrometry analysis of urine: a pilot study. J Emerg Med. 2015 Mar; 48(3):382-6. Kreshak AA, Wardi G, Tomaszewski CA. PMID: 25533879.
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    38. An unusual case of an icteric infant with abdominal distention. J Emerg Med. 2014 Jul; 47(1):18-20. Wardi G, Ishimine P, Lasoff D, Yuan C, Campbell C. PMID: 24657256.
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    39. A case of delayed presentation of thigh compartment syndrome. J Emerg Med. 2014 May; 46(5):e145-8. Wardi G, Görtz S, Snyder B. PMID: 24560014.
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    40. Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia. J Emerg Med. 2014 Jan; 46(1):80-2. Wardi G, Lasoff D, Cobb A, Hayden S. PMID: 24113484.
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