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Siamak Moayedi, MD

Academic Title:

Assistant 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

Journals:

  • Moayedi S, et al. Safety and Efficacy of the “Easy IJ”: An approach to Difficult IV access.  Journal of Emerg Med.  Dec 2016; vol 51, no6: 636-42
  • Witting M, Moayedi S, Predicting Failure of Intravenous Access in Adults: The Value of Prior Difficulty.  Journal of Emergency Medicine.  Jul 2019; vol 57, no 1: 1-5.
  • Witting M, Moayedi S, et al. Power injection through ultrasound-guided IV lines:  Safety and efficacy under an institutional policy.  Journal of Emeg Med.  In Press for e-publication
  • Witting M, Moayedi S, et al. Advanced intravenous access: technique choices, pain scores, and failure rates in a local registry.  Am J Emerg Med. Mar 2016; vlol 34, no 3: 553-7.
  • Witting M, Moayedi S, et al. Incidence of Advanced Intravenous Access in 2 Urban EDs.  Am J Emerg Med. May 2015; vol 33, no 5: 705-7.
  • Moayedi S. Ultrasound-Guided Venous Access with a Single Lumen Catheter into the Internal Jugular Vein [letter]. Journal of Emergency Medicine. Nov 2009; vol 37, no 4: 419.

Chapter:

  • Moayedi S and Torres M. Teaching Invasive Medical Procedures. In:  Rogers R, et al. Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine 2nd edition. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2013.

Books:

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

Additional Publication Citations

  • Bach H, Jenkins V, Aldeheim A, Moayedi S, et al.  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.  Sep 2019; no 1: 1-6.
  • Witting M, Moayedi S, Predicting Failure of Intravenous Access in Adults: The Value of Prior Difficulty.  Journal of Emergency Medicine.  Jul 2019; vol 57, no 1: 1-5.
  • Torres M, Moayedi S.  Management of HIV in the ED.  Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America.  Nov 2018; vol 36, no 4: 777-794.
  • McCarter R, Witting M, Moayedi S.  No Radiographic Safe Margin Found in the ‘Easy IJ’ Internal Jugular Vein Procedure.  Journal of Emergency Medicine.  Published online May 2018; vol 55, no 1: 29-33.
  • Moayedi S, Witting M.  Converting the Easy IJ to a central line [letter].  Journal of Emergency Medicine.  January 2018; vol 54, no 1: 132-3.
  • Moayedi S, et al.  Prospective, Randomized Controlled Comparison of a Flash-Tip Catheter and a Traditional IV Catheter in an Urban Emergency Department. Journal of Vascular Access.  Published online March 2018; vol 19, no 4: 387-91.
  • Witting M, Moayedi S, et al.  Predictors and Delays Associated with the need for Advanced Techniques for Intravenous Access. Journal of Emergency Medicine. Published online May 2017; vol 53, no 2: 172-7.
  • Witting M, Moayedi S, et al. Power injection through ultrasound-guided IV lines:  Safety and efficacy under an institutional policy.  Journal of Emergency Medicine.  Jan 2017; vol 5, no 1: 16-22.
  • Moayedi S, et al. Safety and Efficacy of the “Easy IJ”: An approach to Difficult IV access.  Journal of Emergency Medicine.  Published online September 2016; vol 51, no 6: 636-42.
  • Moayedi S, Babin L.  Pneumorrhachis secondary to a sacra decubitus ulcer.  West J Emerg Med. July 2016; vol 17, no 4: 466-8.
  • Witting M, Moayedi S, et al. Advanced intravenous access: technique choices, pain scores, and failure rates in a local registry.  Am J Emerg Med. Mar 2016; vol 34, no 3: 553-7.
  • Witting M, Moayedi S, et al. Incidence of Advanced Intravenous Access in 2 Urban EDs.  Am J Emerg Med. May 2015; vol 33, no 5: 705-7.
  • Torres M and Moayedi S. Gynecologic and other important infections in pregnancy. EM Clinics of North America. Nov 2012; vol 30, no 4: 869-884.
  • Rackoff A, Moayedi S. (PI), et al. Effectiveness of Face-to-Face Lecture versus Computer Based Video Lecture in Emergency Medicine Clerkship [Abstract].  Annals of EM. November 2012; vol 60, Issue 5: S178.
  • Moayedi S. Head, Neck and Ophthalmologic Manifestations of HIV in the Emergency Department. Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. May 2010; vol 28, no 2: 265-271.
  • Moayedi S. Ultrasound-Guided Venous Access with a Single Lumen Catheter into the Internal Jugular Vein [letter]. Journal of Emergency Medicine. Nov 2009; vol 37, no 4: 419.
  • Torres M, Moayedi S. Evaluation of the Acutely Dyspneic Patient. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine. May 2007; vol 23, no 2: 307-326.
  • Singh A, Moayedi S. Tachycardia in a 22-year-old Asian Male.  Academic Emergency Medicine.  Feb 2004; vol 11, no 2: 169-176.

 

Additional Scopus listed Peer Reviewed Journal Publications:

  • Moayedi S. Achalasia.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. (accepted for publication Nov 2019)
  • Moayedi S. Simultaneous Retrobulbar hematoma and Globe Rupture.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. (accepted for publication Oct 2019)
  • Moayedi S. Anterior Approach Cervical Fusion Wound Hematoma.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. (in press) Available online Feb 2019.
  • Moayedi S. Ludwig’s Angina.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. October 2018; 13: 133-134.
  • Moayedi S. Chronic Bullous Pemphigoid.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. October 2018; 13: 87-88.
  • Moayedi S. Pneumoretroperitoneum.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. October 2017; 9: 59-60.
  • Moayedi S. Calcaneal fracture.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. October 2017; 9: 41-42.
  • Moayedi S. Emphysematous pyelonephritis.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. October 2017; 9: 27-28.
  • Moayedi S. Adult intussusception.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. October 2017; 9: 25-26.
  • Moayedi S. Situs ambiguous.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. October 2017; 9:11-12.
  • Moayedi S. Methadone induced prolonged Q-T interval.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. October 2017; 9:9-10.
  • Moayedi S. Toasted Skin Syndrome.  Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. July 2017; 8:60.
  • Moayedi S. Acute Management of Cardiac Complications in Pregnancy. Gynecol Obstet (Sunnyvale).  Sept 2014; 4:245. doi: 10.4172/2161-0932.1000245
  • Moayedi S, Torres M. Approach to Dyspnea among Older Adults. Geriatrics & Aging, July 2008, 11(6): 347-350.

 

Book Chapters:

  • Moayedi Siamak, Torres Mercedes. 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 November 27, 2019.
  • Torres Mercedes, Moayedi Siamak. 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 November 27, 2019.
  • Brown R and Moayedi S.  Postoperative infections. In: Chin R, Frazee B, editors. Emergency Management of Infectious Disease, 2nd Edition.  Cambridge University Press, June 2018
  • Moayedi S and 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.
  • Torres M and Moayedi S.  Dyspnea in the Elderly. In: Mattu A, Grossman S, Rosen P, editors.  Geriatric Emergencies: A Discussion-based Review.  Wiley-Blackwell, July 2016.
  • Moayedi S and 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.
  • Moayedi S and 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.
  • Moayedi S and Dubbs S. Emergency Medicine Interest Groups. In: Rules of the Road for Students 2nd edition.  AAEM/RSA 2014.
  • Moayedi S and Torres M. Teaching Invasive Medical Procedures. In:  Rogers R, et al. Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine 2nd edition. John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. 2013.
  • Moayedi S and Torres M. Pearls and pitfalls in the 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.
  • Moayedi S, Torres M. Avoiding Pitfalls and Improving Outcomes in Wound Care.  Emergency Medicine: Avoiding the Pitfalls and Improving Outcomes; BMJ Blackwell Publishing, 2007.
  • Torres M, Moayedi S. Teaching Procedures: Beyond “See one, do one, teach one.”  Practical Teaching in Emergency Medicine; BMJ Blackwell Publishing, 2009.

 

Digital Media:

  • Pirotte MJ, Lovett S, Trueger NS, Moayedi S. “Ultrasound Guided Cannulation of Jugular Vein with Peripheral IV Catheters in Patient without Vascular Access.” Illinois College of Emergency Physicians Spring Symposium 2014, May 1 2014. Annual Meeting Research Showcase Ebook. Chicago, IL
  • Moayedi S. 2013 Emergency Medicine/Infectious Disease Literature Update.  Digital Podcast on EMedHome at http://emedhome.com/cme_emcast_detail.cfm, February 2014.
  • Moayedi S. The dizzy patient.  Digital Podcast on EMedHome at http://emedhome.com/cme_emcast_detail.cfm, December 2013.
  • Moayedi S. Atrial Fibrillation.  Digital Podcast on EMedHome at http://www.emedhome.com/cme/emcast_list.cfm, October 2013.
  • Moayedi S. Trick of the Trade: no pelvic bed, no problem.  Blog contribution on Academic Life in EM at http://academiclifeinem.com/trick-of-the-trade-no-pelvic-bed-no-problem/, March 2013.
  • Moayedi S and Torres M. HIV and Coronary Artery Disease.  Digital Podcast on EMedHome at http://www.emedhome.com/cme/emcast_list.cfm, February 2013.
  • Moayedi S. Respiratory Distress.  Digital Podcast on EMedHome at http://www.emedhome.com/cme/emcast_list.cfm, June 2012.
  • Moayedi S. Teaching Procedures – the Moayedi Way.  Blog contribution on iTeach em at http://iteachem.net/2014/02/teaching-procedures/ , February 2014.
  • Torres M and Moayedi S. Rocky mountain spotted fever. GEMSoft. 2012
  • Moayedi S and Torres M.  Lyme disease. GEMSoft. 2012
  • Moayedi S. Trick of the Trade: finger tip injury anesthesia.  Blog contribution on Academic Life in EM at http://academiclifeinem.blogspot.com/2011/06/trick-of-trade-fingertip-injuries.html, June 2011.
  • Moayedi S.   Digital Podcast on EMedHome at http://www.emedhome.com/cme/emcast_list.cfm, April 2011.
  • Moayedi S. Is Kayexalate Useless?  Digital Podcast on EMCrit Blog at http://emcrit.org/misc/is-kayexalate-useless, March 2011.
  • Moayedi S. Treatment of Hyperkalemia.  Digital Podcast on EMedHome at http://www.emedhome.com/cme/emcast_list.cfm, February 2011.
  • Moayedi S. Pulmonary Embolism in Pregnancy.  Digital Podcast on EMedHome at http://www.emedhome.com/cme/emcast_list.cfm, July 2010.
  • Moayedi S. How to Teach Procedures in Emergency Medicine.  Digital Podcast on EMRAP: Educator’s Edition at http://www.emrapee.com/episodes/, March 2010.
  • Moayedi S. Lumbar Punctures.  Digital Podcast on EMedHome at http://www.emedhome.com/cme/emcast_list.cfm, 2008.
  • Moayedi S. Transient Ischemic Attacks.  Digital Podcast on EMedHome at http://www.emedhome.com/cme/emcast_list.cfm, 2008.
  • Moayedi S, Torres M. Wound Care in the ED.  Digital Podcast on EMedHome at http://www.emedhome.com/cme/emcast_list.cfm, 2008.

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