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Luke Hermann

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Emergency Medicine
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  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Observation Medicine


  • MD, Creighton University

  • Internship, Transitional Program
    Presbyterian St. Luke's Hospital

  • Residency, Emergency Medicine
    Cook County Hospital


    Dr. Hermann is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at ICAHN School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. His research and scholarly interests are focused on emergency cardiology and in this area he has published multiple articles (both review and original research) and acted as guest editor of both the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine and Current Cardiology Reviews for theme issues that focused on emergency cardiology.  Additionally, for the past four years he has been the emergency medicine representative on an American College of Cardiology guideline writing committee.

    Dr. Hermann’s administrative roles focus primarily on issues of quality assurance and performance improvement, both at a departmental and institutional level. He has completed a competitive Greater New York Hospital Association / United Hospital Fund Clinical Quality Fellowship and as director of performance improvement and patient safety for the department of emergency medicine oversees all departmental quality assurance and performance improvement activity. Additionally, he sits on multiple institutional quality, safety, and risk committees.

    Regional / National Committees / Advisory Boards:

    Steering Committee Thoracic Aortic Dissection Coalition

    ACC Thoracic Aortic Disease Writing Committee Member




  • 2010 -
    Attending of the Year
    Mount Sinai Department of Emergency Medicine

  • 2009 -
    Customer Service Red Carpet Team Member
    Mount Sinai Department of Emergency Medicine

  • 2007 -
    Mount Sinai Medical Center Recognition of Excellence Team Award

  • 2005 -
    Attending of the Year
    Mount Sinai Department of Emergency Medicine

  • 2005 -
    Customer Service Red Carpet Team Member
    Mount Sinai Department of Emergency Medicine


BASICS (Biomarker Assessment to Stratify Ischemic Coronary Syndromes): Compare clinical risk tools, standard and novel biomarkers for the identification of inducible ischemia by stress imaging and 30 day and 6 month outcomes for major cardiac events in ED chest pain patients.

Coronary Artery Calcium (CAC) Score as predictor of stress test results: Evaluate the positive and negative predictive value of CAC score for identification of inducible cardiac ischemia in ED chest pain patients.

Bedside ultrasound assessment of acute dyspnea: evaluate utility of bedside ultrasound to identify acute decompensated heart failure in patients presenting to the ED with a chief complaint of shortness of breath.


Rogers AM, Hermann LK, Booher AM, Nienaber CA, Williams DM, Kazerooni EA, Froehlich JB, O'Gara PT, Montgomery DG, Cooper JV, Harris KM, Hutchison S, Evangelista A, Isselbacher EM, Eagle KA. Sensitivity of the aortic dissection detection risk score, a novel guideline-based tool for identification of acute aortic dissection at initial presentation: results from the international registry of acute aortic dissection. Circulation 2011 May; 123(20).

Fernandez-Friera L, Garcia-Alvarez A, Bagheriannejad-Esfahani F, Malick W, Mirelis JG, Sawit ST, Fuster V, Sanz J, Garcia MJ, Hermann LK. Diagnostic value of coronary artery calcium scoring in low-intermediate risk patients evaluated in the emergency department for acute coronary syndrome. The American journal of cardiology 2011 Jan; 107(1).

Hermann L, Chow E, Duvall WL. Iatrogenic claudication from a vascular closure device after cardiac catheterization. The western journal of emergency medicine 2010 Dec; 11(5).

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).

Hiratzka LF, Bakris GL, Beckman JA, Bersin RM, Carr VF, Casey DE, Eagle KA, Hermann LK, Isselbacher EM, Kazerooni EA, Kouchoukos NT, Lytle BW, Milewicz DM, Reich DL, Sen S, Shinn JA, Svensson LG, Williams DM. 2010 ACCF/AHA/AATS/ACR/ASA/SCA/SCAI/SIR/STS/SVM Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of patients with thoracic aortic disease. . Journal of the American College of Cardiology 2010 Apr; 55(14).

Hermann LK, Weingart SD, Duvall WL, Henzlova MJ. The limited utility of routine cardiac stress testing in emergency department chest pain patients younger than 40 years. Annals of emergency medicine 2009 Jul; 54(1).

Hermann L, Jagoda A. Opiates and acute pulmonary oedema: addicted to the wrong therapy. Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA 2008 Oct; 20(5).

Buccelletti F, Hermann L. Acute decompensated heart failure: formulating an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and treatment (part II). The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York 2006 Mar; 73(2).

Chung P, Hermann L. Acute decompensated heart failure: formulating an evidence-based approach to diagnosis and treatment (part I). The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York 2006 Mar; 73(2).

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Hermann did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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