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Richard Wolfe, MD

Residency and Training

Faculte de Medecine Necker-Enfants Malades, France 1984
Trained for one year in internal medicine at Saint Joseph's Hospital
Trained for three years in emergency medicine at Denver General Hospital

Academic Rank


Associate Professor

About Dr. Wolfe


Dr. Wolfe is interested in ultrasound applications in emergency medicine, notably in the evaluation of trauma, abdominal pain, and cardiac disorders. He is also interested in the use of the laboratory in the evaluation of sepsis and the technique for managing the airway in emergency medicine.

Major Publications


Rosen P, Barkin RM, Hayden SR, Schaider J, Wolfe RE, Barkin A, and Shayne (editors). The Five-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult. In: 4th Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins. Published November 2010

Markovchick, Pons, & Bakes: Emergency Medicine Secrets. In: 5 th ed., Phildelphia: Elsevier. {In press}

Rosen, Peter, Adams, James, Derse, Arthur R.Grossman, Shamai A, Wolfe, Richard (editors).  Ethical Problems in Emergency Medicine.  A discussion based review.  Wiley-Blackwell, July 2012.


Shapiro NI, Fisher C, Donnino M, Cataldo L, Tang A, Trzeciak S, Horowitz G; Wolfe RE.  The feasibility and accuracy of point-of-care lactate measurement in emergency department patients with suspected infection.  J Emerg Med. 2010; 39(1): p. 89-94.

Volz KA, McGillicuddy DC, Horowitz GL, Wolfe RE, Joyce N, Sanchez LD.  Eliminating amylase testing from the evaluation of pancreatitis in the emergency department.  West J Emerg Med. 2010; 11(4): p. 344-7.

Birmingham C, Ban K, Rosen P, Wolfe R, Davis D, Sakles J, Bramwell K, Sanchez LD.  An intoxicated man with facial trauma. Intern Emerg Med. 2010; 5(2): 145-9.

O'Connell, F., Sanchez LD, Rosen P. Bramwell K, Davis D, Sakles J, Wolfe R, Ban K, Mcgillicuddy D.  A 50-year-old woman presenting after a motor vehicle collision. Intern Emerg Med. 2010; 5(3): p. 245-9.

Grossman SA, Shapiro NI, Mottley JL, Sanchez L, Ullman E, Wolfe RE.  Is telemetry useful in evaluating chest pain patients in an observation unit?  Intern Emerg Med.  2011;6(60):543-

Straszewski SM, Sanchez L, McGillicuddy D, Boyd K, Dufresne J, Joyce N, Wolfe R, Lee AW, Fisher J. Mottley JL.  Use of separate vennipunctures for IV access and laboratory studies decreases hemolysis rates.  Intern Emerg Med.  2011;6(4):357-9.

Jesus, J.E., Schrupp Berg H, Tibbles C, Wolfe R.  Necrotizing Fasciitis in the Setting of Marine Injury. J Emerg Med.  2011;40(5):539-42.

An intoxicated man with facial trauma. Birmingham C, Ban K, Rosen P, Wolfe R, Davis D, Sakles J, Bramwell K, Sanchez LD. Intern Emerg Med. 2010 Apr;5(2):145-9. Epub 2010 Mar 13.

The feasibility and accuracy of point-of-care lactate measurement in emergency department patients with suspected infection. Shapiro NI, Fisher C, Donnino M, Cataldo L, Tang A, Trzeciak S, Horowitz G, Wolfe RE. J Emerg Med. 2010 Jul;39(1):89-94. Epub 2009 Aug 31.

The feasibility and accuracy of point-of-care lactate measurement in emergency department patients with suspected infection. Shapiro NI, Fisher C, Donnino M, Cataldo L, Tang A, Trzeciak S, Horowitz G, Wolfe RE J Emerg Med. 2010 Jul;39(1):89-94. Epub 2009 Aug 31.

Risk factors for death in elderly emergency department patients with suspected infection. Caterino JM, Kulchycki LK, Fischer CM, Wolfe RE, Shapiro NI. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Jul;57(7):1184-90. Epub 2009 Jun 3.

Prevalence and characteristics of traumatic intracranial hemorrhage in elderly fallers presenting to the emergency department without focal findings. Gangavati AS, Kiely DK, Kulchycki LK, Wolfe RE, Mottley JL, Kelly SP, Nathanson LA, Abrams AP, Lipsitz LA. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009 Aug;57(8):1470-4. Epub 2009 Jun 3

A 67-year-old man with anterior neck swelling. Volz K, Rosen C, Wolfe R, Ban K, Sakles J, Bramwell K, Davis D, Rosen P, Sanchez L. Intern Emerg Med. 2009 Aug;4(4):333-8. Epub 2009 Jun 17.

Who needs a blood culture? A prospectively derived and validated prediction rule. Shapiro NI, Wolfe RE, Wright SB, Moore R, Bates DW. J Emerg Med. 2008 Oct;35(3):255-64. Epub 2008 May 16.

Becoming a specialist in emergency medicine. Rosen P, Edlich RF, Rosen CL, Wolfe RE. J Emerg Med. 2008 May;34(4):471-6. Epub 2008 Jan 18.

Geriatric trauma. Callaway DW, Wolfe R. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2007

The Tuscan Emergency Medicine Initiative. Ban KM, Pini R, Sanchez LD, Weiner SG, Anderson PD, Grifoni S, Ciottone GR, Edlow JA, Kelly SP, Galli L, Freitas R, Rosen P, Berni GC, Wolfe RE, Gensini G. Ann Emerg Med. 2007 Dec;50(6):726-32. Epub 2007 Sep 4.

The effects of clinical workload on teaching in the emergency department. Kelly SP, Shapiro N, Woodruff M, Corrigan K, Sanchez LD, Wolfe RE. Acad Emerg Med. 2007 Jun;14(6):526-31. Epub 2007 May 4.

A 2.5-year-old child with a history of a foreign body aspiration. Sanchez LD, Ban KM, Bramwell K, Davis D, Wolfe R, Rosen P. Intern Emerg Med. 2006;1(4):305-9.

A 46-year-old man with difficulty breathing and the sensation of choking. Ban KM, Bramwell K, Sakles JC, Davis D, Wolfe R, Rosen P. Intern Emerg Med. 2006;1(3):234-8. No abstract available.

Airway forum. Ban KM, Bramwell K, Sakles JC, Davis D, Wolfe R, Rosen P. Intern Emerg Med. 2006;1(2):151-4.

Difficult airway management. Rosen P, Sloane C, Ban KM, Lanigra M, Wolfe R. Intern Emerg Med. 2006;1(2):139-47.

Implementation and outcomes of the Multiple Urgent Sepsis Therapies (MUST) protocol. Shapiro NI, Howell MD, Talmor D, Lahey D, Ngo L, Buras J, Wolfe RE, Weiss JW, Lisbon A. Crit Care Med. 2006 Apr;34(4):1025-32.

E-mail

rwolfe @ bidmc.harvard.edu
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