Faculty & Residents in the News

November 2022

Dr. Ziad Faramand had two abstracts published in Circulation. Circulation is the official journal of the American Heart Association with an impact factor of 40. Read more here:

October 2022

Congrats to Emergency Medicine resident, Dr. Faramand, for his article being published in the prestigious Emergency Medicine journal, The Annals of Emergency Medicine. Read the Article.

September 2022

Emergency Medicine resident Leyanet Gonzalez, MD, who is the chair-elect for the EMRA Wellness Committee, presented at ACEP.

Congratulations to Emergency Medicine faculty, Dr. Muhamed, for his article being published in a peer-reviewed journal. Read the Article.

Congrats to Emergency Medicine resident, Dr. Shah, for his case report being accepted in a Medline-indexed journal. Read the Article.

August 2022

Congratulations to Emergency Medicine Residency program intern, Leyanet Gonzalez, MD, for her publication about the Lorna Breen Act. Read the Article.

July 2022

Emergency Medicine residents get crash course in what happens before patients reach the hospital. Read the Article.

April 2022

Dr. Ziad Faramand, newly matched Emergency Medicine Resident, won the 2022 ISCE Annual Conference Poster Presentation for his presentation on “Visualizing Activation and Recovery Pathways as a Novel Approach for Myocardial Ischemia Detection on Prehospital 12-Lead ECGs.”

The ISCE Annual Conference is organized by the biggest society for computerized Electrocardiology, focusing on reading ECGs, automated ECG interpretation and annotation, and developing novel methods to visualize ECG. 

September 2021

Dr. Josh Mugele has recently published an article in AEM Education and Training about intuition, bias, and decision-making in the emergency department. http://doi.org/10.1002/aet2.10657

Northeast Georgia toxicologist, Dr. Kartik Shah published a study on the use of high-dose NAC in patients with acetaminophen overdose in the Journal of Clinical Toxicology. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/34549670/

Dr. Mugele participated in a NEJM Resident 360 Online panel discussion titled “Do I need an online presence? Social media as a medical student, resident, and beyond”

August 2021

Welcome to our new faculty — Dr. Hersh Mathur, who is trained in med/peds and in emergency medicine, Dr. Spencer Masiewicz who just completed his EMS fellowship, and Dr. Grace Dion who just finished her ultrasound fellowship. They are all excited and eager to teach.

July 2021

Dr. Kartik Shah published a case report in the Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians in July 2021 about a child with a VP shunt that eroded into their bowel.


June 2021

In June 2021, the Northeast Georgia Medical Center Emergency Department in Gainesville became one of the first emergency departments in the region to offer Medication-Assisted Treatment (MAT) for substance use disorder. These efforts were spearheaded by Dr. Alison Ruch.

May 2021

Emergency Medicine Faculty, Dr. Antoine Leflore giving a talk on unconscious bias to the entire hospital system https://twitter.com/GMEEmergencyMed/status/1393234420178563072/photo/1

Dr. Mugele participated as a part of a virtual panel for an ACEP/EMRA Diversity Mentoring Initiative Mixer. The title of the discussion was “Transitioning to the Next Stage of Your Career: Residency & Beyond.”

Dr. Mugele interviewed by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution about his time he spent in New York at the beginning of the COVID pandemic. https://www.ajc.com/news/state–regional/almost-little-defeated-georgia-doctor-fought-covid/s5F7r3zP3sHWMcX3S12tNP/

Dr. Mugele is profiled by a local news station for volunteering to work in New York at the beginning of the COVID pandemic. https://accesswdun.com/article/2020/4/894316/ngmc-er-doctor-goes-to-nyc-join-covid-19-fight

Dr. Mugele speaks with the British Medical Journal for their podcast about healthcare disparities highlighted during the COVID pandemic. https://blogs.bmj.com/medical-humanities/2021/02/04/what-becomes-of-us-health-disparity-in-pandemic/

Dr. Mugele is profiled by CNBC in a piece about hospital volunteers during the COVID pandemic. https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/09/medical-workers-help-covid-19-fight-in-hotspots-but-might-be-needed-at-home.html

Dr. Mugele is profiled by the US News about the time he spent volunteering in New York during the COVID pandemic. https://health.usnews.com/hospital-heroes/articles/dispatched-to-the-coronavirus-epicenter-a-volunteer’s-new-york-story

April 2021

Dr. Anitha Mathew and Dr. Josh Mugele published a photo quiz article in the American Journal of Family Medicine titled ‘Multifocal Pneumonia: Fever, Cough, and Dyspnea’. https://www.aafp.org/afp/2021/0415/p503.html

January 2021

Dr. Shehzad Muhamed published a brief report in the Pain Management and Addiction section of ACEP titled ‘Low-Dose Ketamine for Pediatric Sickle Cell Pain Crisis.’ https://www.acep.org/how-we-serve/sections/pain-management/news/january-2021/low-dose-ketamine-for-pediatric-sickle-cell-pain-crisis/

December 2020

Dr. Josh Mugele collaborated with a number of authors from Twitter to publish a guide to documenting social media engagement as academic scholarship in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. https://www.jmir.org/2020/12/e25070/

April 2020

Dr. Josh Mugele and some of his previous colleagues from Indiana University School of Medicine published a study on the qualities important in the selection of chief residents. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7205358/?report=reader

March 2020

Dr. Tomo Oshimura and others at NGMC got an abstract accepted in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology looking at the association of BMI and out of hospital cardiac arrest survival and outcomes. https://www.jacc.org/doi/full/10.1016/S0735-1097%2820%2931964-1

November 2020

Dr. Tomo Oshimura and others at NGMC got an abstract accepted in the journal Circulation validating the Cardiac Arrest Hospital Prognosis (CAHP) Score. https://www.ahajournals.org/doi/10.1161/circ.142.suppl_4.310