Welcome to Save of the Month! where each month we recognize a resident who went above and beyond to make a great save in the ED. Nominations are solicited from the faculty each block and we pick one (or two!) resident for recognition and embarrassment on this blog.
This month’s edition goes to . . . Drs. Vikas Goswamy and Adam Blumenberg!
Here’s the story . . .
Vikas saw a chest pain patient. He thought the story was weird so asked Blumenberg to do an aorta TA US on the patient and Adam came back saying he thought the guy had a dissecting flap. Vikas and I both agreed with Adam after we did our own ultrasounds. The patient got a confirming contrast CT that showed a type A dissection and the pt was transferred for further management. It was a really great pick up as I thought the diagnosis came out of left field!
Jay Khadpe MD
- Editor in Chief of "The Original Kings of County"
- Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
- Assistant Residency Director
- SUNY Downstate / Kings County Hospital