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Saadia Akhtar

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Emergency Medicine
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Specialty

Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

Education

  • MD, Aga Khan Med. Col., Aga Khan Univ.

  • Residency, Emergency Medicine
    Beth Israel Medical Center

Biography

    Dr. Saadia Akhtar is the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and the Program Director for the Emergency Medicine Residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She completed a five year, Combined Residency in Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Medical Center. Dr. Akhtar is nationally recognized for her work with several organizations and activities. She is the President for the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD), the national organization for Emergency Medicine Program Directors. Dr. Akhtar also is an Oral Board Examiner for the American Board of Emergency Medicine.

Awards

  • 2013 - 2013
    New York City Council Citation

  • 2013 - 2013
    Community Healthcare Leadership Award

  • 2009 - 2009
    Fellow- New York Academy of Medicine

  • 2006 - 2006
    American Pain Society Scholarship Program

  • 2003 - 2003
    Best Faculty Runner-Up at the Semi-Final CPC Competition
    Society for Academic Emergency Medicine – Boston

  • 2002 - 2002
    The Faculty Teacher of the Year Award
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center

  • 2001 - 2001
    Employee of the Month- March
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center

  • 2001 - 2001
    Outstanding Academic Achievement Senior Resident Award
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center

  • 2000 - 2000
    The Barbara Carroll Memorial Award for excellence in medical care,
    Department of Emergency Medicine, Beth Israel Medical Center

Research

Research Topic

Dr. Akhtar has a variety of research interests and has published on emergency ultrasound and medical education.

Publications

Nguyen T, Dulani T, Akhtar S. Reflex eye movements (doll's eyes and caloric testing). In: Atlas of Emergency Medicine Procedures. New York, 2014, Springer;.

Akhtar S, Theodoro D, Gaspari R, Tayal V, Sierzenski P, Lamantia J, Stahmer S, Raio C. Resident training in emergency ultrasound: consensus recommendations from the 2008 Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors Conference. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2009 Dec; 16 Suppl 2.

Adhikari S, Raio C, Morrison D, Tsung J, Leech S, Meer J, Lyon M, Lopez F, Akhtar S. Do emergency ultrasound fellowship programs impact emergency medicine residents' ultrasound education?. Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine 2014 Jun; 33(6).

Newgard CD, Beeson MS, Kessler CS, Kuppermann N, Linden JA, Gallahue F, Wolf S, Hatten B, Akhtar S, Dooley-Hash SL, Yarris L. Establishing an emergency medicine education research network. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2012 Dec; 19(12).

Lewiss RE, Pearl M, Nomura JT, Baty G, Bengiamin R, Duprey K, Stone M, Theodoro D, Akhtar S. CORD-AEUS: consensus document for the emergency ultrasound milestone project. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2013 Jul; 20(7).

Akhtar S, Hwang U, Dickman E, Nelson BP, Morrison RS, Todd KH. A brief educational intervention is effective in teaching the femoral nerve block procedure to first-year emergency medicine residents. The Journal of emergency medicine 2013 Nov; 45(5).

Moreno-Walton L, Brunett P, Akhtar S, DeBlieux PM. Teaching across the generation gap: a consensus from the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors 2009 academic assembly. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2009 Dec; 16 Suppl 2.

Husk G, Akhtar S. Chief complaints, emergency department clinical documentation systems, and the challenge of dealing with the patient's own words. Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 2007 Jan; 14(1).

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. Akhtar 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.

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