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Nicholas Genes

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Emergency Medicine
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Genetics and Genomic Sciences
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  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Arthritis Emergencies


  • MD/PHD, Univ. of Mass Medical School

  • Residency, Emergency Medicine
    Mount Sinai Hospital


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    Biography Short:

    Nicholas Genes, MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. Dr. Genes graduated from Brown University, received his MD and PhD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and completed Emergency Medicine residency training, chief residency, and a fellowship in informatics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.

    Dr. Genes has distinguished himself in informatics research during his residency training, as informatics fellow, and now as departmental faculty. As resident, he developed an online adjunct to his program's journal club, which helped bring relevant articles, summaries, and evidence-based medicine calculators to the bedside and was presented as an Innovation in Medical Education at SAEM. He as also worked to incorporate clinical decision support tools based on ACEP Clinical Policy into his department's charting templates. As fellow,  Dr. Genes studied the impact of health information exchange (HIE) among ED providers, and helped develop a novel method of using patient registrations captured via HIE to measure the impact of H1N1 on New York City Emergency Departments.

    After his fellowship, taking on an increased role in ED operations, Dr. Genes researched ED throughput and publishing several manuscripts on factors that influence crowding and ambulance diversion, as part of a multisite study. He has also implemented EHR innovations to help marshall resources toward at-risk elders in the emergency department through trackboard signals, structured data entry, and clinical event notification. He has spoken nationally on these innovative tools that are reducing admissions and costs among the most vulnerable patients. As part of a grant to study the impact of iteratively tested alerts to prompt physicians to consider age-appropriate pain medication among geriatric ED patients, Dr. Genes has taken the lead in implementing a randomized trial of adaptive decision support prompts in the EHR.

    An early leader in physician use of social media, Dr. Genes has spoken at national and international conferences on the utility (and risks) of social media in physician career development. He is researching social media’s capabilities for biosurveillance and toxicovigilance, and its potential for emergency preparedness and response.

    Dr. Genes also serves on several hospital committees to evaluate health IT innovations and distance learning technology for patients, providers and students.

    Regional / National Committees / Advisory Boards:

    SAEM Social Media Committee

    SAEM Web Committee

    Editor-in-Chief / Editorial Boards:

    Editorial Board, Emergency Medicine Practice


Health Information Exchange; Clinical Decision Support; Social Meia to Inform Emergency Preparedness and Response

Dr. Genes's areas of research include health information exchange, clinical decision support, and using social media to inform emergency preparedness and response.


Chary M, Genes N, McKenzie A, Manini A. Signs and Symptoms of Destromethorphan Exposure from YuTube.. PLOS One 2014 February; 12(9(2)).

Genes N, Chary M, Chason K. Analysis of Twitter Users' Sharing of Official New York Storm Response Messages. JMIR Medicine 2.0. 2014 March; 20(3(1):e1).

Genes N, Appel J. Ethics of Health Data Sequestration. Cambridge Quarterly Healthcare Ethics 2013 August; 6: 1-8.

Genes N, Chary M, Chason K. An Academic Medical Center's Response to Widepsread Computer Failure. Amercian Journal of Diaster Medicine 2013 Spring; 8(2): 145-50.

Genes N, Chisolm-Straker M. Monoarticular Arthritis Update: Current Evidence for Diagnosis and Treatment in the Emergency Department. Emerg Med Pract 2012; 14(4): 1-23.

Nomura JT, Genes N, Bollinger HR, Bollinger M, Reed JF 3rd. Twitter Use During Emergency Medicine Conference. Am J Emerg Med 2012 June; 30(5): 819-820.

Adoption of Health Information Exchange by Emergeny Physicians at Three Urban Academic Medical Centers. Appl Clin Inf 2011; 2: 263-269.

Baumlin KM, Genes N, Landman A, Shapiro JS, Taylor T, Janiak B. Electronic collaboration: using technology to solve old problems of quality care. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2010 Dec; 17(12).

Close MD, Genes N. An Unusual Presentation of Twiddler's Syndrome. The Journal of emergency medicine 2010 Sep;.

Melnick ER, Genes NG, Chawla NK, Akerman M, Baumlin KM, Jagoda A. Knowledge translation of the American College of Emergency Physicians' clinical policy on syncope using computerized clinical decision support. International journal of emergency medicine 2010; 3(2).

Shapiro JS, Baumlin KM, Chawla N, Genes N, Godbold J, Ye F, Richardson LD. Emergency department information system implementation and process redesign result in rapid and sustained financial enhancement at a large academic center. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2010 May; 17(5).

Shapiro JS, Genes N, Kuperman G, Chason K, Richardson LD. Health information exchange, biosurveillance efforts, and emergency department crowding during the spring 2009 H1N1 outbreak in New York City. Annals of emergency medicine 2010 Mar; 55(3).

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).

Genes N, Lupow J. Images in emergency medicine. Hair artifact. Annals of emergency medicine 2009 Apr; 53(4).

Genes NG, Rowley JA, Mooney DJ, Bonassar LJ. Effect of substrate mechanics on chondrocyte adhesion to modified alginate surfaces. Archives of biochemistry and biophysics 2004 Feb; 422(2).

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Genes 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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