Dr Amy H. Kaji, MD

Amy Kaji, M.D.
Amy Kaji, MD, PhD
akaji@emedharbor.edu
Director, South Bay Disaster Resource Center
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine

Active Leadership
SAEM – Membership Committee Chair

ACEP – Research Committee
Annals of Emergency Medicine – Editorial Board

Annals of Emergency Medicine – Methodological/Statistical Reviewer

Recent Awards
ACEP – National Teaching Award 2009
Harbor-UCLA DEM – Faculty Teaching Award 2008

Annals of Emergency Medicine – Outstanding Reviewer of the Year 2003 – 2009

Academic Interests
Medical Education, Research, Disaster Medicine, Academic Writing
Hobbies
Skating
Bio
I completed the Harbor-UCLA  Emergency Medicine Residency Program in 2002, after which I stayed at Harbor-UCLA for a 2 year Disaster Medicine/Research Fellowship. During this time period, I completed my master’s in public health at the UCLA School of Public Health, and in 2007, I completed my PhD in Epidemiology, also at the School of Public Health. I serve as a methodological/statistical reviewer and am on the Editorial Board for Annals of Emergency Medicine, and I serve as the chairman of the SAEM Membership Committee. Last year, I was a faculty participant for the SAEM CPC competition. I currently serves as the medical director for the South Bay Disaster Resource Center. My interests include medical writing and editing (for journals and textbooks), research methods, EMS/disaster, and pediatric Apparent Life Threatening Events (ALTE).
Recent Publications
Kaji AH and Hockberger R. Imaging of Spinal Cord Injuries. Emerg Med Clin of N Amer 2007;25:735-751.

Kaji AH, Koenig KL, Lewis RJ. Current hospital disaster preparedness. JAMA 2007;298:2188-2190.

Kaji AH, Lewis RJ. Assessment of Johns Hopkins Hospital Disaster Drill Evaluation Tool. Ann Emerg Med 2008;52:204-210.

Kaji AH, Langford V, Lewis RJ. Assessing Hospital Disaster Preparedness: a comparison of an on-site survey, directly observed drill performance, and video analysis of teamwork. Ann Emerg Med 2008;52:195-201.

Kaji AH, Koenig W, Eckstein M, Youngquist S, Tadeo R, Niemann JT. The need for uniform definitions in the regionalized care of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Acad Emerg Med 2008;15:759-761.
Youngquist ST, Shah AP, Niemann JT,

Kaji AH, French WJ. A comparison of door-to-balloon times and false-positive activations between emergency department and out-of-hospital activation of the coronary catheterization team. Acad Emerg Med 2008;15:784-787.

Kaji AH, Bair A, Okuda Y, Kobayashi L, Khare R, Vozenilek J. Defining systems expertise: effective simulation at the organizational level – implications for patient safety, disaster surge capacity, and facilitating the systems interface. Acad Emerg Med 2008;15:1098-1103.

Kobayashi L, Overly FL, Fairbanks RJ, Patterson M, Kaji AH, Bruno EC, Kirchoff MA, Strother CG, Sucov A, Wears RL. Advanced medical simulation applications for emergency medicine Microsystems evaluation and training. Acad Emerg Med 2008;15:1058-1070.

de Virgilio C, Chan T, Miller K, Kaji AH. Weekly Assigned Reading And Examinations During Residency, ABSITE performance, and Improved Pass Rates On The American Board Of Surgery Examinations. J of Surg Educ 2008;65:499-503.

Eckstein M, Koenig W, Kaji AH, Tadeo R. Implementation of Specialty Centers for Patients with ST Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction. The Los Angeles STEMI Receiving Center Project. Prehosp Emerg Care 2009:213-215.

Kaji AH, Coates W, Fung C.  Disaster Training for Medical Students. Learning and Teaching in Medicine, in press.

Kaji AH, Coates, W, Fung C. A Disaster Medicine Curriculum for Medical Students. Learning and Teaching in Medicine, in press.

Kaji AH, Hockberger R. Spinal Column Injuries in Adults, UpToDate.

Gausche-Hill, M and Kaji AH: SIDS and ALTE in Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice, 7th edition. Marx J., Hockberger R., Walls R., ed. Mosby, Inc., St. Louis, MO, submitted.

Bontempo L and Kaji AH: Rhabdomyolysis in Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice, 7th edition. Marx J., Hockberger R., Walls R., ed. Mosby, Inc., St. Louis, MO, submitted.

Patel N and Kaji AH. Bladder Trauma in Handbook of Emergency Medicine, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, PA, 2009 submitted.

Kaji AH, Gausche-Hill M. Apparent Life Threatening Events – Case Presentation and Review. Emergency Medicine, November 2008.

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