Research Learning Series (RLS): Retrospective Chart Reviews

This episode of the SAEM Research Learning Series will explore into examples of published retrospective chart reviews in emergency medicine, giving experts a chance to discuss pearls and pitfalls in retrospective chart review study designs.


  1. To review examples of published retrospective chart reviews in emergency medicine

  2. To discuss pearls and pitfalls in retrospective chart review study designs

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    Joseph Pare, MD

    Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

    Dr. Joseph R. Pare, MD, MHS, is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University and serves as the director of ultrasound research for his department. Dr. Pare received his medical degree in emergency medicine from the University of Vermont College of Medicine and a Master of Health Science degree from Yale University. Dr. Pare completed residency at Boston University Medical Center followed by a two-year combined research and ultrasound fellowship at Yale University. 

    Dr. Pare has been awarded several institutional and foundation grants to conduct research on point-of-care ultrasound and has published numerous original research manuscripts in his field of expertise. He is a previous recipient of the Academy of Emergency Ultrasound (AEUS) Rising Star in Research Award and is the co-chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) EUS Research Subcommittee.

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    Peter Pruitt, MD, MS

    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

    Dr. Pruitt is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He received his medical degree from the University of Maryland, a Master of Science from Northwestern University, and completed residency training at the Brigham and Women's/Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR). This was followed by an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)-sponsored T32 fellowship in health services and outcomes research at Northwestern University.

    Dr. Pruitt’s research focuses on improving processes of care for emergency department patients, especially those with neurologic emergencies. He has a related area of interest in patient risk stratification, especially the creation and validation of clinical decision tools. In 2018 Dr. Pruitt received the SAEM Foundation Research Training Grant for his work to create a clinical decision tool for patients with subdural hematoma and preserved consciousness. He currently studies the interhospital transfer process with support from AHRQ.

  • Bryn E. Mumma, MD, MAS

    Grants Committee Chair

    University of California, Davis, School of Medicine

    Dr. Mumma, is an associate professor in the department of emergency medicine at the University of California at Davis. She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and the University of Pittsburgh Affiliated Residency Program. Prior to joining the UC Davis faculty, she completed a research fellowship (which included completion of the Mentored Clinical Research Training Program) and earned her Master of Applied Science degree in clinical research. This was followed by completion of the NHLBI K12 Research Career Development Program in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Mumma's research focuses broadly on outcomes and systems of care in cardiovascular emergencies, with particular interest in high-sensitivity troponin, myocardial injury and infarction, and out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. 

    An active SAEM member, Dr. Mumma has chaired the SAEM Bylaws Committee and the SAEM Grants Committee. As chair of the Grants Committee, she also served on the SAEM Foundation Board of Trustees. In addition, she has participated as faculty for SAEM’s Grant Writing Workshop, Research Learning Series, and ARMED Course. Dr. Mumma is the recipient of numerous awards, including both the Early Investigator Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and the American Heart Association Resuscitation Science Symposium Young Investigator Award.

Event Information

February 8, 2023 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM (Central Standard Time)