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Vaishal Tolia

Title(s)Associate Clinical Professor, Emergency Medical Services
SchoolHealth Sciences
Phone619-543-6217
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    Dr. Vaishal Tolia was born in Queens, NY and grew up in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. He attended the University of Illinois at Chicago and earned undergraduate degrees in both Biology and Economics. He continued graduate studies at the University of Illinois where he completed a combined MD and MPH program with an emphasis on health policy and administration in 2004. As a fourth year medical student, he earned the student research award, University Alumni Association leadership award, as well as being a James Scholar. He continued his residency training at the University of Illinois Chicago in the combined Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine program where he graduated with the Academic Scholar Award in 2009. His research interests include patient safety, observation medicine, chest pain protocols, and curriculum development.

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    1. Minns AB, Kreshak A, Dunlay R, Castillo E, Clark RF, Killeen J, Tolia V. Prevalence of Benzodiazepine and Benzodiazepine-Receptor Agonist Use in a Geriatric Emergency Department Population. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2019 Feb 25. PMID: 30802936.
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    2. Castillo EM, Chan TC, Tolia VM, Trumm NA, Powell RA, Brennan JJ, Kreshak AA. Effect of a Computerized Alert on Emergency Department Hepatitis A Vaccination in Homeless Patients During a Large Regional Outbreak. J Emerg Med. 2018 Dec; 55(6):764-768. PMID: 30316620.
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    3. Kreshak AA, Brennan JJ, Vilke GM, Tolia VM, Caccese M, Castillo EM, Chan TC. A Description of a Health System's Emergency Department Patients Who Were Part of a Large Hepatitis A Outbreak. J Emerg Med. 2018 Nov; 55(5):620-626. PMID: 30253951.
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    4. Kreshak AA, Neath SX, Tolia VM, Castillo EM, Chan TC. A Multidisciplinary Bootcamp as an Educational Launch to a Geriatric Emergency Department. J Emerg Med. 2018 06; 54(6):855-860. PMID: 29691069.
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    5. Wardi G, Wali AR, Villar J, Tolia V, Tomaszewski C, Sloane C, Fedullo P, Beitler JR, Nolan M, Lasoff D, Sell RE. Unexpected intensive care transfer of admitted patients with severe sepsis. J Intensive Care. 2017; 5:43. PMID: 28717513.
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    6. Tolia V, Castillo E, Guss D. EDTITRATE (Emergency Department Telemedicine Initiative to Rapidly Accommodate in Times of Emergency). J Telemed Telecare. 2017 May; 23(4):484-488. PMID: 27279469.
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    7. O'Connell CW, Sadler CA, Tolia VM, Ly BT, Saitman AM, Fitzgerald RL. Overdose of etizolam: the abuse and rise of a benzodiazepine analog. Ann Emerg Med. 2015 Apr; 65(4):465-6. PMID: 25805032.
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    8. Savaser DJ, Tolia VM, Witucki PJ. Cowpox: what do a dairymaid and a lab technician have in common? J Emerg Med. 2013 Jan; 44(1):189-90. PMID: 22560271.
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    9. Kessler CS, Tolia V, Singh N. Targeted Needs Assessment of Off-service Residents in Emergency Medicine. West J Emerg Med. 2010 Dec; 11(5):470-3. PMID: 21293768; PMCID: PMC3027441.
    10. Pitzele HZ, Tolia VM. Twenty per hour: altered mental state due to ethanol abuse and withdrawal. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2010 Aug; 28(3):683-705. PMID: 20709249.
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    11. Kessler C, Tolia VM, Xie X, Kasi R, Kutka B. Academic practice of emergency medicine in the nation's Veteran's Affairs Hospitals. Am J Emerg Med. 2011 Mar; 29(3):283-5. PMID: 20825799.
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