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Siamak Moayedi, MD

Academic Title:

Associate Professor

Primary Appointment:

Emergency Medicine

Location:

110 S. Paca Street, 200

Phone (Primary):

(667) 214-2208

Education and Training

  • 2006-2007       Distinguished Fellow

                                  American College of Emergency Physicians Teaching Fellowship

  • 2003-2004       Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine

                                  Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 2001-2003       Resident, Emergency Medicine

                                  Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

  • 2001                M.D., University of Maryland School of Medicine
  • 1997                B.S. Biology, University of Maryland, College Park

Biosketch

Dr Moayedi has been teaching at the SOM since 2004.  His academic interests include medical student education, invasive medical procedure education and difficult intravenous access research. He has been teaching invasive medical procedures in the cadaver lab since 2004.  He has also authored 2 text book chapters about procedure education and has lectured internationally on the topic.  He is the director of four CME cadaver based courses and the medical student emergency medicine elective at Mercy Medical Center.

Dr. Moayedi works clinicaly at the Mercy Medical Center Emergency Department as well as the Department of Hyperbaric Medicine at the R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center. 

Dr. Moayedi has been serving on the Education Committee for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine since 2015.

 

CME procedure courses:

CriticalProceduresinEM.com - Lateral canthotomy, cricothyrotomy, throacotomy...

ComplexProceduresinEM.com - Transvenous pacing, blakemore, HINTs, pigtails...

EssentialProceduresinEM.com - LP, loop drain, shoulder reduction, nerve blocks...

PUGcourse.com - Percutaneous ultrasound-guided gastrostomy

Research/Clinical Keywords

Difficult intravenous access Invasive emergency medicine procedure education

Highlighted Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 

  1. Witting M., Moayedi S., Beverly S.K., Stover B.J., Miller, A.C. Incidence of advanced intravenous access in 2 urban EDs.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2015; 33(5): 705-707. 
  2. Witting M., Moayedi S., Yang Z., Mack C.B. Advanced intravenous access: Technique choices, pain scores, and failure rates in a local registry.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2016; 34(3): 553-557. 
  3. Moayedi S., Witting M., Pirotte M. Safety and efficacy of the “Easy Internal Jugular (IJ)”: An approach to difficult IV access.  Journal of Emergency Medicine2016; 51(6): 636-642. 
  4. Witting M., Moayedi S., Dunning K., Babin L.S., Cogan B.M. Power injection through ultrasound-guided IV lines:  Safety and efficacy under an institutional protocol.  Journal of Emergency Medicine2017; 5(1): 16-22. 
  5. Witting M., Moayedi S., Brown L.A., Ismail A. Predictors and Delays Associated with the need for Advanced Techniques for Intravenous Access. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017; 53(2): 172-177.
  6. Moayedi S., Witting M., Hirshon J.M., George N., Burke A., Schenkel S.  Prospective, randomized controlled comparison of a flash-tip catheter and a traditional intravenous catheter in an urban emergency department. Journal of Vascular Access. 2018; 19(4): 387-391. 
  7. McCarter R.N., Witting M., Moayedi S.  No radiographic safe margin found in the ‘Easy IJ’ internal jugular vein procedure.  Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018; 55(1): 29-33. 
  8. Witting M.Moayedi S., Hirshon J.M., George N., Schenkel S. Predicting failure of intravenous access in adults: The value of prior difficulty.  Journal of Emergency Medicine2019; 57(1): 1-5. 
  9. Bach H., Jenkins V., Aldehaim A., Moayedi S., Schenkel S., Kim H.K.  Prevalence of fentanyl exposure and knowledge regarding the risk of its use among emergency department patients with active opioid use history at an urban medical center in Baltimore, Maryland.  Clinical Toxicology. 2020; 58(6): 460-465. 
  10. Hurt B.R., Hussain A., Moayedi S., Schenkel S., Kim H.K.  Access and barriers to take-home naloxone use among emergency department patients with opioid misuse in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Substance Use and Misuse. 2020; 55(13): 2237-2242. 
  11. Menegas S., Moayedi S., Torres M.  Abscess management: An evidence based review for emergency medicine clinicians.  Journal of Emergency Medicine. In press, available on-line December 2020.    

Books 

  1. Rogers S, Moayedi S. Medical Student Educator’s Handbook; Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine / Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, 2010. 

Book chapters 

  1. Moayedi S., Torres M. Teaching Invasive Medical Procedures. In:  Rogers R, et al. Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine 2nd edition. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2012.  
  2. Moayedi S., Torres M. Cardiac Disease in Special Populations: HIV, Pregnancy, and Cancer. In: Mattu A, Brady WJ, Bresler MJ, Silvers SM, Stahmer SA, Tabas JA, editors.  Cardiovascular Emergencies. Dallas, American College of Emergency Physicians, October 2014. 
  3. Torres M., Moayedi S.  Dyspnea in the Elderly. In: Mattu A, Grossman S, Rosen P, editors.  Geriatric Emergencies: A Discussion-based Review.  Wiley-Blackwell, July 2016. 
  4. Moayedi S., Torres M. Systemic Infectious Disorders. In: Rivers C. Preparing for the Written Board Exam in Emergency Medicine, Eighth Edition. Columbus, Ohio American College of Emergency Physicians, 2017. 
  5. Brown, R., Moayedi S.  Postoperative infections. In: Chin R, Frazee B, editors. Emergency Management of Infectious Disease, 2nd Edition.  Cambridge University Press, June 2018 
  6. Moayedi S., Torres M. Cardiac Pacing. In: Mattu A and Swadron S, ed. CorePendium. Burbank, CA: CorePendium, LLC. https://www.emrap.org/corependium/chapter/recMOAnz71cN3N0OF/Cardiac-Pacing. Updated November 27, 2019. Accessed Jan 21, 2020. 
  7. Torres M.Moayedi S. HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis. In: Mattu A and Swadron S, ed. CorePendium. Burbank, CA: CorePendium, LLC. https://www.emrap.org/corependium/chapter/rech6mbrZTyKtAIqw/HIV-Post-Exposure-Prophylaxis. Updated November 27, 2019. Accessed Jan 21, 2020. 

Additional Publication Citations

  • Publications 

    Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 

    1. Singh A.Moayedi S.  Fever, productive cough, and tachycardia in a 22-year-old Asian male.  Academic Emergency Medicine2004; 11(2): 169-176. 
    2. Torres M.Moayedi S. Evaluation of the acutely dyspneic patient. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. 2007; 23(2): 307-326. 
    3. Moayedi S., Torres M. Approach to dyspnea among older adults. Geriatrics and Aging2008, 11(6): 347-350. 
    4. Moayedi S. Head, neck and ophthalmologic manifestations of HIV in the emergency departmentEmergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 2010; 28(2): 265-271. 
    5. Torres M., Moayedi S. Gynecologic and other important infections in pregnancy. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 2012; 30(4): 869-884. 
    6. Witting M., Moayedi S., Beverly S.K., Stover B.J., Miller, A.C. Incidence of advanced intravenous access in 2 urban EDs.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2015; 33(5): 705-707. 
    7. Moayedi S.Babin L.  Pneumorrhachis secondary to a sacral decubitus ulcer.  Western Journal of Emergency Medicine2016; 17(4): 466-468. 
    8. Witting M., Moayedi S., Yang Z., Mack C.B. Advanced intravenous access: Technique choices, pain scores, and failure rates in a local registry.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2016; 34(3): 553-557. 
    9. Moayedi S., Witting M., Pirotte M. Safety and efficacy of the “Easy Internal Jugular (IJ)”: An approach to difficult IV access.  Journal of Emergency Medicine2016; 51(6): 636-642. 
    10. Witting M., Moayedi S., Dunning K., Babin L.S., Cogan B.M. Power injection through ultrasound-guided IV lines:  Safety and efficacy under an institutional protocol.  Journal of Emergency Medicine2017; 5(1): 16-22. 
    11. Moayedi S. Toasted Skin Syndrome.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017; 8: 60. 
    12. Witting M., Moayedi S., Brown L.A., Ismail A. Predictors and Delays Associated with the need for Advanced Techniques for Intravenous Access. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017; 53(2): 172-177. 
    13. Moayedi S. Situs ambiguous.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017; 9: 11-12. 
    14. Moayedi S. Methadone induced prolonged Q-T interval.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017; 9: 9-10.  
    15. Moayedi S. Adult intussusception.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017; 9: 25-26. 
    16. Moayedi S. Calcaneal fracture.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017; 9: 41-42. 
    17. Moayedi S. Pneumoretroperitoneum.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017; 9: 59-60. \
    18. Moayedi S. Emphysematous pyelonephritis.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2017; 9: 27-28.  
    19. Moayedi S., Witting M., Hirshon J.M., George N., Burke A., Schenkel S.  Prospective, randomized controlled comparison of a flash-tip catheter and a traditional intravenous catheter in an urban emergency department. Journal of Vascular Access. 2018; 19(4): 387-391. 
    20. McCarter R.N., Witting M., Moayedi S.  No radiographic safe margin found in the ‘Easy IJ’ internal jugular vein procedure.  Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018; 55(1): 29-33. 
    21. Moayedi S. Chronic bullous pemphigoid.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018; 13: 87-88. 
    22. Moayedi S. Ludwig’s angina.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018; 13: 133-134. 
    23. Torres M., Moayedi S.  Management of human immunodeficiency virus in the emergency department.  Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 2018; 36(4): 777-794. 
    24. Witting M.Moayedi S., Hirshon J.M., George N., Schenkel S. Predicting failure of intravenous access in adults: The value of prior difficulty.  Journal of Emergency Medicine2019; 57(1): 1-5. 
    25. Moayedi S. Simultaneous retrobulbar hematoma and globe rupture.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2019; 17, available on-line 100669. 
    26. Moayedi S. Achalasia.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2020; 18 available on-line 100704. 
    27. Sahebi A., Yousefi K., Moayedi S., Golitaleb N., Vardanjani A., Golitaleb M.  Prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder among firefighters in Iran: A systematic review and meta-analysis.  Iranian Journal of Psychiatry.  2020; 15(4):347-354. 
    28. Dubbs S., Moayedi S., Galbraith J., Lubavin, B., Mattu A., Haydel M., Cheaito M., Bond M., Kazzi A.  Emergency medicine interest groups.  Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2020. In press, available online October 2020 
    29. Bach H., Jenkins V., Aldehaim A., Moayedi S., Schenkel S., Kim H.K.  Prevalence of fentanyl exposure and knowledge regarding the risk of its use among emergency department patients with active opioid use history at an urban medical center in Baltimore, Maryland.  Clinical Toxicology. 2020; 58(6): 460-465. 
    30. Jafarimanesh H., Abdi K. Kia M.K., Moayedi S.Sahebi A., Golitaleb M. Adherence to professional code of ethics from emergency medical technicians and their patient’s perspective: A cross-sectional study. Trauma Monthly. 2020; 25(4): 160-166. 
    31. Moayedi S., Torres M.  Left superior vena cava.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2020; 21, available on-line 100858. 
    32. Moayedi S., Torres, M.  Testicular torsion.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2020; 21, available on-line 100872. 
    33. Moayedi S., Torres M.  Ruptured renal calyx.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2020; 21, available on-line 100875. 
    34. Hurt B.R., Hussain A., Moayedi S., Schenkel S., Kim H.K.  Access and barriers to take-home naloxone use among emergency department patients with opioid misuse in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Substance Use and Misuse. 2020; 55(13): 2237-2242. 
    35. George N., Baldi C., Tonascia J., Moayedi S. Delayed presentation of bowel obstruction caused by blunt abdominal trauma.  Clinical Practice and Cases in Emergency Medicine. 2020; 4(4): 620-622. 
    36. Menegas S., Moayedi S., Torres M.  Abscess management: An evidence based review for emergency medicine clinicians.  Journal of Emergency Medicine. In press, available on-line December 2020.  
    37. Moayedi S. Anterior approach cervical fusion wound hematoma.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2021; 23: 100565. 
    38. Sahebi A., Nejati-Zarnaqi B., Moayedi S., Yousefi K., Torres M., Golitaleb M. The prevalence of anxiety and depression among healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic: An umbrella review of meta-analyses.  Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry. In press, available online January 2021.  
    39. Khademi F., Rassouli M., Rafiei F., Moayedi S., Torres M., Marzban N., Haji E., Goitaleb M.  The effect of Mandala colouring on anxiety in hospitalized COVID-19 patients: A randomized controlled clinical trial.  International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. In press, available online June 2021. https://doi.org/10.1111/inm.12901 
    40. Vardanjani A., Golitaleb M., Abdi K., Kia M.K., Moayedi S., Torres M., Dehghan-Nayeri N.  The effect of family presence during resuscitation and invasive procedures on patients and families: An umbrella review.  Journal of Emergency Nursing. In press, available online June 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jen.2021.04.007 

    Non-Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles 

    1. Alves D., Moayedi S.  A sane sauna solution saves service safely.  ACEP Section of Disaster Medicine Newsletter. 2005; 14(3): 10. 
    2. Moayedi S. Acute management of cardiac complications in pregnancy. Gynecology and Obstetrics (Sunnyvale). 2014; 4(9): 245.  

    Books 

    1. Rogers S, Moayedi S. Medical Student Educator’s Handbook; Clerkship Directors in Emergency Medicine / Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, 2010. 

     

    Book chapters 

    1. Moayedi S., Torres M.  Avoiding Pitfalls and Improving Outcomes in Wound Care.  Emergency Medicine: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Improving Outcomes; BMJ Blackwell Publishing, 2007. 
    2. Torres M., Moayedi S. Teaching Procedures: Beyond “See one, do one, teach one.”  Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine; BMJ Blackwell Publishing, 2009. 
    3. Moayedi S., and Torres M. Management of infectious diseases in acute care practice. In: Mattu A and Goyal. Urgent Care Emergencies: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Improving the Outcomes. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, West Sussex, UK. 2012. 
    4. Moayedi S., Torres M. Teaching Invasive Medical Procedures. In:  Rogers R, et al. Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine 2nd edition. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2012.  
    5. Moayedi S., Torres M. Systemic Infectious Disorders. In: Rivers C. Preparing for the Written Board Exam in Emergency Medicine, Seventh Edition. Columbus, Ohio American College of Emergency Physicians, 2014. 
    6. Moayedi S., Dubbs S. Emergency Medicine Interest Groups. In: Rules of the Road for Students 2nd edition.  AAEM/RSA 2014. 
    7. Moayedi S., Torres M. Cardiac Disease in Special Populations: HIV, Pregnancy, and Cancer. In: Mattu A, Brady WJ, Bresler MJ, Silvers SM, Stahmer SA, Tabas JA, editors.  Cardiovascular Emergencies. Dallas, American College of Emergency Physicians, October 2014. 
    8. Torres M., Moayedi S.  Dyspnea in the Elderly. In: Mattu A, Grossman S, Rosen P, editors.  Geriatric Emergencies: A Discussion-based Review.  Wiley-Blackwell, July 2016. 
    9. Moayedi S., Torres M. Systemic Infectious Disorders. In: Rivers C. Preparing for the Written Board Exam in Emergency Medicine, Eighth Edition. Columbus, Ohio American College of Emergency Physicians, 2017. 
    10. Brown, R., Moayedi S.  Postoperative infections. In: Chin R, Frazee B, editors. Emergency Management of Infectious Disease, 2nd Edition.  Cambridge University Press, June 2018 
    11. Moayedi S., Torres M. Cardiac Pacing. In: Mattu A and Swadron S, ed. CorePendium. Burbank, CA: CorePendium, LLC. https://www.emrap.org/corependium/chapter/recMOAnz71cN3N0OF/Cardiac-Pacing. Updated November 27, 2019. Accessed Jan 21, 2020. 
    12. Torres M.Moayedi S. HIV Post-Exposure Prophylaxis. In: Mattu A and Swadron S, ed. CorePendium. Burbank, CA: CorePendium, LLC. https://www.emrap.org/corependium/chapter/rech6mbrZTyKtAIqw/HIV-Post-Exposure-Prophylaxis. Updated November 27, 2019. Accessed Jan 21, 2020. 

     

    Letters to the Editor 

    1. Moayedi S. Ultrasound-guided venous access with a single lumen catheter into the internal jugular vein. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2009; 37(4): 419.  
    2. Moayedi S., Witting M.  Converting the Easy IJ to a central line.  Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2018; 54(1): 132-133. 
    3. Vardanjani A.E., Moayedi S.Golitaleb M. COVID-19 pandemic hemoperfusion therapy versus plasma exchange therapy in intensive care. Iranian Journal of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology.  2020; 19(supplement 1): 7-9. 
    4. Yousefi H., Moayedi S.Harorani M., Sahebi A., Gotalitaleb M.  Anaphylaxis as a side effect of pantoprazole.  Shiraz E-Medical Journal.  2020; 21(6): 1-2, e97458. 
    5. Mokhtari R., Moayedi S.Golitaleb M. COVID-19 pandemic and health anxiety among nurses of intensive care units. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 2020; 29(6): 1275-1277. 
    6. Khademi F., Moayedi S.Golitaleb M.Karbalaie N. The COVID-19 pandemic and death anxiety in the elderlyInternational Journal of Mental Health Nursing. 2021; 30(1): 346-349. 

     

    Abstracts 

    1. Rackoff A, Moayedi S.  Effectiveness of Face-to-Face Lecture versus Computer Based Video Lecture in Emergency Medicine Clerkship.  Annals of EM. November 2012; vol 60, Issue 5: S178. 

Professional Activity

Course Director for Critical ProceduresComplex ProceduresEssential Procedures, and PUG (Percutaneous Ultrasound-guided Gastrostomy) CME courses

Director, Medical Student Emergency Medicine Rotation (Mercy Medical Center)

Director, Procedure Lab, Emergency Medicine Medial Student Rotation

Lead Preceptor for Introduction to Clinical Medicine