Emergency Medicine Residency Program Awards and Achievements


First Place for Oral Presentation of Original Research: Zachary E. Dewar, MD
A comparison of hand-held ultrasound versus traditional ultrasound for acquisition of RUSH views in healthy volunteers
Joseph Wu, BA; Hunter Hughes, Anis Adnani, BA; Gregory Christiansen, DO; Lon Ovedovitz, MD; Jon C. Rittenberger, MD, MS
Stanley Conklin Annual Research Day 2020


Guthrie EM Resident Awarded at PACEP Scientific Assembly

Congratulations to Zachary E. Dewar, MD, emergency medicine resident, and Christopher Berry, MD, Director of Emergency Medical Services, for their presentation success at the Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physician (PACEP) Scientific Assembly in Pocono Manor, Pa.

Dr. Dewar presented his research work titled, “Prehospital Portable Ultrasound for Safe and Accurate Prehospital Needle Thoracostomy: A Pilot Educational Study” and was awarded Runner Up in the Abstract Oral Presentation category.

Dr. Zachary Dewar, PGY-3 EM Resident

Dr. Zachary Dewar, PGY-3 EM Resident, presented a poster at the NAEMSP conference in San Diego this past January on Prehospital Portable Thoracic Ultrasound for Safe and Accurate Needle Thoracostomy: A Pilot Educational Study. He was also chosen for the Spivey Best of the Best Oral Research Presentation and will be presenting April 1st at PACEP in the Poconos. 

Emergency Department Utilization within a Rural Health Network in Northeastern Pennsylvania and Upstate New York during the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic
Clinton J. Hobson, MD; Laura Walker, DO; Morgan Perry, BS; Jon C. Rittenberger, MD
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Conference- May 2021

ED Utilization within Guthrie Health System during Early COVID-19 Pandemic​
Laura Walker, DO; Clinton J. Hobson, MD; Morgan Perry; Jon C. Rittenberger, MD
Stanley Conkin Annual Research Day April 23, 2021

Risk factors for unplanned ICU admission after emergency department holding orders
Dewar, Z. E., Kirchner, H. L., & Rittenberger, J. C.
Stanley Conkin Annual Research Day April 23, 2021


Sonnier MS, Walker LJ, Berry CL. Geriatric man with a mass in the chest. JACEP Open. 2022;3:e12635. https://doi.org/10.1002/emp2.12635

Berry C, Olaf MF, Kupas DF, Berger A, Knorr A; CARES Surveillance Group. EMS Agencies with High Rates of Field Termination of Resuscitation and Longer Scene Times Also Have High Rates of Survival. Resuscitation. 2021 Oct 16:S0300-9572(21)00398-1. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2021.09.039. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34666123.

Horowitz JM, Owyang C, Perman SM, Mitchell OJL, Sawyer KN, Blewer AL, Rittenberger JC, Ciullo A, Hsu CH, Kotini-Shah P, Johnson N, Morgan RW, Moskowitz A, Dainty KN, Fleitman J, Uzendu AI, Abella BS, Teran F. The Latest in Resuscitation Research: Highlights from the 2020 American Heart Association’s Resuscitation Science Symposium. J Am Heart Assoc. 2021 Aug 17;10(16):e021575. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.121.021575. Epub 2021 Aug 7. PMID: 34369175

Rittenberger JC, Weissman A, Flickinger KL, Guyette FX, Repine M, Dezfulian C, Doshi AA, Elmer JE, Sawyer K, Callaway CW. Glycopyrrolate does not ameliorate hypothermia associated bradycardia in healthy individuals: a randomized crossover trial. 2021. Resuscitation. 2021 Jul;164:79-83. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2021.05.020. Epub 2021 Jun 1. PMID: 34087418

Dewar, ZE, Wu, J, Hughes, H, Adnani, A, Christiansen, G, Ovedovitz, L, Rittenberger, JC
A Comparison of Handheld Ultrasound versus Traditional Ultrasound for Acquisition of RUSH Views in Healthy Volunteers
Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open
2020 Nov https://doi.org/10.1002/emp2.12322

Yeung E, Kumar V, Dewar Z, Behm R.
Rare aetiology of abdominal pain: contained abscess secondary to perforated jejunal diverticulitis.
BMJ Case Rep. 2020 Sep 2;13(9):e235974. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2020-235974.PMID: 32878834

Panchal AR, Bartos JA, Cabanas JG, Donnino MW, Drennan IR, Hirsch KG, Kudenchuk PJ, Kurz MC, Lavonas EJ, Morley PT, O’Neil BJ, Peberdy MA, Rittenberger JC, Rodriguez AJ, Sawyer KN, Berg KM. 2020 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care. Part 3: Adult and Basic and Advanced Life Support. Circulation 2020;142:S366-S468.

Moskowitz A, Andersen LW, Rittenberger JC, Swor R, Seethala RR, Kurz MC, Berg KM, Chase M, Cocchi MN, Grossestreuer AV, Liu X, Holmberg MJ, Callaway CW, Donnino MW.
Continuous Neuromuscular Blockade Following Successful Resuscitation From Cardiac Arrest: A Randomized Trial.
J Am Heart Assoc. 2020 Sep;9(17):e017171. doi: 10.1161/JAHA.120.017171. Epub 2020 Aug 27.PMID: 32851921

Lee BK, Callaway CW, Coppler PJ, Rittenberger JC; Pittsburgh Post-Cardiac Arrest Service.
The prognostic performance of brain ventricular characteristic differ according to sex, age, and time after cardiac arrest in comatose out-of-hospital cardiac arrest survivors.
Resuscitation. 2020 Sep;154:69-76. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.05.031. Epub 2020 Jun 3.PMID: 32504766

Elmer J, Coppler PJ, May TL, Hirsch K, Faro J, Solanki P, Brown M, Puyana JS, Rittenberger JC, Callaway CW.
Unsupervised learning of early post-arrest brain injury phenotypes.
Resuscitation. 2020 Aug;153:154-160. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2020.05.051. Epub 2020 Jun 9.PMID: 32531403

Dewar, Z. E., Kirchner, H. L., & Rittenberger, J. C.
Risk factors for unplanned ICU admission after emergency department holding orders
Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians Open
2020 July, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1002/emp2.12203

Dewar ZE, Christiansen G.
Contact chemical burn of the hand caused by xylene: A case report.
J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2020 May 8;1(3):289-291. doi: 10.1002/emp2.12079. eCollection 2020 Jun.PMID: 33000046

Sonnier M, Rittenberger JC.
State-of-the-art considerations in post-arrest care.
J Am Coll Emerg Physicians Open. 2020 Mar 8;1(2):107-116. doi: 10.1002/emp2.12022. eCollection 2020 Apr.PMID: 33000021 .