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Bret Nelson

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Emergency Medicine
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Specialty

Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Emergency Ultrasound

Education

  • MD, SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine

  • Residency, Emergency Medicine
    Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School

Biography

    To view Dr. Nelson's curriculum vitae click on hyperlink.

     

    Dr. Nelson is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and the Director of the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Division. He is chief editor of the ultrasound education website, www.SinaiEM.us. He is coauthor of the Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound as well as the Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review Illustrated (Cambridge University Press). He serves on the Board of Directors of the World Interactive Network Focused on Critical Ultrasound (WINFOCUS) and as vice-chair of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine’s Emergency and Critical Care Community of Practice. He is a member of the national faculty of the American College of Chest Physicians’ ultrasonography course, as well as The Difficulty Airway Course. He is active in the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)'s Ultrasound Section and was among the authors of ACEP's 2008 Emergency Ultrasound Guidelines.

    Dr. Nelson has lectured throughout the world on the use of point-of-care ultrasound to aid medical decision-making and improve patient safety. His research interests include ultrasound and medical education. He is a recipient of the American College of Emergency Physicians’ National Faculty Teaching Award, and is a Master Educator level member of Mount Sinai’s Institute for Medical Education.

     

Awards

  • 2008 -
    Excellence in Teaching
    Mount Sinai Institute for Medical Education

  • 2007 -
    Attending of the Year Award
    Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine Residency

  • 2005 -
    Exellence in Teach Award
    Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine Residency

  • 2004 -
    Resident Teach Award
    Harvard Medical School

  • 2004 -
    Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award
    Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Research

Emergency Ultrasound

Dr. Nelson has studied the use of portable ultrasound in out-of-hospital and resource poor environments as well as multimodal approaches to ultrasound education. In addition, Dr. Nelson is evaluating the use of ultrasound in medical school curriculum and the value to residents when used on the wards.

Publications

Nelson BP, Melnick ER, Li J. Portable ultrasound for remote environments, part II: current indications. The Journal of emergency medicine 2011 Mar; 40(3).

Nelson BP, Melnick ER, Li J. Portable ultrasound for remote environments, Part I: Feasibility of field deployment. The Journal of emergency medicine 2011 Feb; 40(2).

Melnick ER, Melnick JR, Nelson BP. Pelvic ultrasound in acute appendicitis. The Journal of emergency medicine 2010 Feb; 38(2).

Regan L, Stahmer S, Nyce A, Nelson BP, Moscati R, Gisondi MA, Hopson LR. Scholarly tracks in emergency medicine. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2010 Oct; 17 Suppl 2.

Heegaard W, Hildebrandt D, Spear D, Chason K, Nelson B, Ho J. Prehospital ultrasound by paramedics: results of field trial. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2010 Jun; 17(6).

Hermann LK, Weingart SD, Yoon YM, Genes NG, Nelson BP, Shearer PL, Duvall WL, Henzlova MJ. Comparison of frequency of inducible myocardial ischemia in patients presenting to emergency department with typical versus atypical or nonanginal chest pain. The American journal of cardiology 2010 Jun; 105(11).

Noble VE, Liteplo AS, Nelson BP, Thomas SH. The impact of analgesia on the diagnostic accuracy of the sonographic Murphy's sign. European journal of emergency medicine : official journal of the European Society for Emergency Medicine 2010 Apr; 17(2).

Noble VE, Nelson BP, Sutingco AN. Manual of Emergency and Critical Care Ultrasound. New York, NY, Cambridge University Press;.

Nelson BP, Chason K. Use of ultrasound by emergency medical services: a review. International journal of emergency medicine 2008 Dec; 1(4).

Nelson BP, Patel VR, Norris MM, Richardson BK. The utility of cardiac sonography and capnography in predicting outcome in cardiac arrest. International journal of emergency medicine 2008 Sep; 1(3).

Nelson BP. Making straight suture needles a little safer: a technique to keep fingers from harm's way. The Journal of emergency medicine 2008 Feb; 34(2).

Okuda Y, Nelson BP. Emergency Medicine Oral Board Review Illustrated. New York, NY, Cambridge University Press; 2006.

Noble VE, Nelson BP, Sutingco AN, Marill KA, Cranmer H. Assessment of knowledge retention and the value of proctored ultrasound exams after the introduction of an emergency ultrasound curriculum. BMC medical education 2007; 7.

Nelson BP, Meyers CM, Hermann LK. Images in emergency medicine. Hemorrhagic pancreatitis. Annals of emergency medicine 2007 Jun; 49(6).

Nelson BP, Basavaraju SV, Baumlin K. Sonographic diagnosis of axillary artery aneurysm presenting as painful axillary mass. Annals of emergency medicine 2006 Sep; 48(3).

Andrews M, Nelson BP. Atrial fibrillation. The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York 2006 Jan; 73(1).

Nelson BP, Senecal EL, Hong C, Ptak T, Thomas SH. Opioid analgesia and assessment of the sonographic Murphy sign. The Journal of emergency medicine 2005 May; 28(4).

Nelson BP, Cohen D, Lander O, Crawford N, Viccellio AW, Singer AJ. Mandated pain scales improve frequency of ED analgesic administration. The American journal of emergency medicine 2004 Nov; 22(7).

Industry Relationships

Physicians and scientists on the faculty of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai often interact with pharmaceutical, device and biotechnology companies to improve patient care, develop new therapies and achieve scientific breakthroughs. In order to promote an ethical and transparent environment for conducting research, providing clinical care and teaching, Mount Sinai requires that salaried faculty inform the School of their relationships with such companies.

Below are financial relationships with industry reported by Dr. Nelson during 2012 and/or 2013. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

Consulting:

  • Simulab Corporation

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at http://icahn.mssm.edu/about-us/services-and-resources/faculty-resources/handbooks-and-policies/faculty-handbook. Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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