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Peter Shearer

  • ASSISTANT PROFESSOR Emergency Medicine
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  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

Clinical Focus


  • MD, Univ. of Mass Medical School

  • Internship, Internal Medicine
    Boston University Medical Center

  • Residency, Emergency Medicine
    Boston University Medical Center


    Dr. Peter Shearer has been in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine for 10 years: first at Elmhurst Hospital Center and now at the Mount Sinai Medical Center as the Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program since 2006.  Under Dr. Shearer the program has expanded to a four year training program with 48 residents.  He has brought change to the program by adding more critical care focus, progressive responsibility and a focus on education through participation with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education on their Learning Portfolio.


  • 2004 -
    Teacher Award
    Mount. Sinai School of Medicine, Institute of Medical Education

  • 2003 -
    Best Teacher of the Year Award
    Mount Sinai Emergency Medicine Residents


Quality and Performance Improvement

Dr. Shearer's research interests include medical education and how gender and racial bias factors into the process of becoming a doctor.


Shearer P. Status Epilepticus. Annals of Emergency Medicine 2008;.

Abelson B, Shearer P. Gender Differences in EM Applicant Letters of Recommendation. Acad Emerg Med 2008; 15(5).

Shearer P, Jagoda A. Neuromuscular Disorders and Weakness. In: Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice, 7th ed. Mosby;.

Shearer P, Jagoda A. Seizures. In: Wolfson / Harwood-Nuss Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine. Lippincott;.

Shearer P, Park D. Seizure diagnosis and management in the Emergency Department. Emerg Med Practice 2006; 8(7): 1-26.

Fraenkel L, Shearer P, Mitchell P, LaValley M, Feldman J, Felson DT. Improving the selective use of plain radiographs in the initial evaluation of shoulder pain. J Rheumatol 2000 Jan; 27(1): 200-204.

Shearer P, Jagoda A. Neuromuscular Disorders and Weakness,. In: Rosen's Emergency Medicine Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice. Mosby. 8th Ed, 2013;.

Bell D, Shearer P. Current Guidelines on HIV Postexposure Prophylaxis for Nonoccupational Exposures, Including Sexual Assault.;.

Chisolm-Straker M, Jardine L, Shearer P. It Matters More Than You Think It Does. AEM 2013 May; 20(s1:S178).

Shearer P, Riviello J. Generalized Convulsive Status Epilepticus in Adults and Children: Treatment Guidelines and Protocols. Emerg Med Clin N Am 2011; 29: 51-64.

Greene T, Cho E, Shearer P. Typical angina is not predictive of the presence of inducible cardiac ischemia in emergency department chest pain patients. Ann Emerg Med 2009 Sept; 54(3:S33).

Shearer P. Do attitudes about homosexuality affect emergency medicine practice? Results of a survey. Ann Emerg Med 2009 Sept; 54(3:S47).

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.

Dr. Shearer did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: 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.

Mount Sinai's faculty policies relating to faculty collaboration with industry are posted on our website at Patients may wish to ask their physician about the activities they perform for companies.

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