Dr. Richard D. Shih, M.D.

Richard Shih

Professor of Emergency Medicine

777 Glades Road

Boca Raton, FL 33431

BC 71, Room 340

p: 561-737-7733 Ext. 87410

rshih@health.fau.edu

Department: Emergency Medicine

Biography

Richard was born and raised in Wilmington, Delaware.  He completed a 5-year accelerated medical-premedical program at Pennsylvania State University-Thomas Jefferson Medical School in 1988.  He completed a surgical internship at the University of Maryland, an Emergency Medicine residency at the Medical Center of Delaware and a Medical Toxicology fellowship at the New York Poison Center, Bellevue-NYU Medical Center.  He has over 100 peer-reviewed publications with a Google Scholar h-Index of 35 and an i10-index of 63, placing him within the Top 1% of EM clinical researchers in the United States. He also has authored over 20 textbook chapters and co-authored three textbooks. His current grant funding and area of research interest involves geriatric emergency department patients with head injury and fall related injury. He has received a number of teaching awards including the American College of Emergency Physicians National Faculty Teaching Award and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine Educator of The Year Award.  He has served as an Emergency Medicine Program Director for 23 years (1996-2019). In 2015 he took over the leadership of the newly created Division of Emergency Medicine at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University where he is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and served as the founding Residency Program Director.

Education

  • 1985: B.S. Pennsylvania State University
  • 1988: M.D., Doctor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College
  • 1982-1988: Pennsylvania State University-Jefferson Medical College Combined Accelerated BS-MD Medical Program
  • 1988-1989: Internship, General Surgery, University of Maryland Medical Center, Baltimore, MD
  • 1989-1992: Residency, Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care Health System, Newark, DE 

Work History

Florida Atlantic University

  • 2022-present: Professor of Emergency Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL
  • 2015-present: Professor of Integrated Medical Science, Department of Integrated Medical Science Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, FL

Prior Employment

  • 2005-2015: Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Surgery, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
  • 1996-2015: Emergency Medicine Program Director, Morristown Medical Center, Morristown, NJ
  • 2003-2005: Clinical Assistant Professor, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
  • 1995-1996: Emergency Medicine Research Director, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ
  • 1995-1996: Emergency Medicine Research Director, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY
  • 1992-1994: Fellow, Medical Toxicology, New York Poison Center, Bellevue Hospital Center, New York, NY

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications

  • Shih RD, Carpenter CR, Tolia V, Binder EF, Ouslander JG. Balancing vision with pragmatism: The geriatric emergency department guidelines-realistic expectations from emergency medicine and geriatric medicine. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2022;70(5):1368-1373
  • Maki DG, Solano JJ, Shih RD, Levine RS, Alter SM. Covid-19 in the United States: A Tale of One Country and Two Large States. Intern Med 2021; Iss.S5 No:003.
  • Fiesseler F, Riggs R, Salo D, Feldman D, Shih RD: A Promising Step in Fighting the Opioid Epidemic, Care Plans Implementation for those Presenting to the Emergency Department.  Eur J Med Health Sci 2020; 2(6).
  • Expert Panel on Musculoskeletal Imaging, Smith SE, Chang EY, Ha AS, Bartolotta RJ, Matthew Bucknor M, Chandra T, Chen KC, Gorbachova T, Khurana B, Klitzke A, Lee KS, Mooar PA, Ross AB, Shih RD, Singer AD, Taljanovic MS, Thomas JM, Tynus KM, Yost W, Kransdorf MK: American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria-Acute trauma to the ankle. J Am Coll Radiol 2020; 17: S355-S366.
  • Shih RD, Maki DG, Hennekens CH. Remdesivir for coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19): More promising but still unproven. Contemp Clin Trials Commun. 2020 Oct 7:100663.
  • Parks DJ, Alter SM, Shih RD, Solano JJ, Hughes PG, Clayton LM. Rescue Intubation in the Emergency Department After Prehospital Ketamine Administration for Agitation. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2020 Sep 14:1-5.
  • Shih RD, Johnson HM, Maki DG, Hennekens CH. Hydroxychloroquine for Coronavirus: The Urgent Need for a Moratorium on Prescriptions. Am J Med. 2020 Sep;133(9):1007-1008.
  • Shih RD, Ouslander J: Intracranial hemorrhage in older adults: Implications for fall risk assessment and prevention (Editorial). J Am Geriatr Soc. 2020 May;68(5):953-955.
  • Godwin SA, Cherkas DS, Panagos PD, Shih RD, Byyny R, Brown MD  and the American College of Emergency Physicians Clinical Policies Committee Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Evaluation and Management of Adult Patients Presenting to the Emergency Department With Acute Headache. Ann Emerg Med 2019;74:e41-e74.
  • Shih RD, Walsh B, Eskin B, Allegra J, Fiesseler FW, Salo D, Silverman M.  Diazepam and Meclizine Are Equally Effective in the Treatment of Vertigo: An Emergency Department Randomized Double-Blind Placebo-Controlled Trial. J Emerg Med 2017;52: 23-27. PMID: 27789115.
  • Eskin B, Shih RD, Fiesseler FW, Walsh BW, Allegra JR, Silverman ME, Cochrane DG, Stuhlmiller DF, Hung OL, Troncoso A, Calello DP: Prednisone for emergency department low back pain: a randomized controlled trial. J Emerg Med. 2014;47:65-70.
  • Wolf SJ, Lo B, Shih RD, Smith MD, Fesmire FM and the American College of Emergency Physicians Clinical Policies Committee: Clinical Policy: Critical Issues in the Evaluation and Management of Adult Patients in the Emergency Department With Asymptomatic Elevated Blood Pressure Ann Emerg Med 2013;62:59-68.
  • Demers G, Meurer WJ, Shih R, Rosenbaum S, Vilke GM: Tissue plasminogen activator and stroke: Review of the literature for the clinician. Am J Emerg Med 2012;43:1149-1154.
  • Fiesseler FW, Shih RD, Szucs P, Silverman ME, Eskin B, Clement M, Saxena R, Allegra J, Riggs RL, Majlesi N: Steroids for migraine headaches: a randomized double-blind, two-armed, placebo-controlled trial. Journal Emerg Med 2011;40:463-468.
  • Vanden Hoek TL. Morrison LJ. Shuster M. Donnino M. Sinz E. Lavonas EJ. Jeejeebhoy FM. Gabrielli A. Cardiac arrest in special situations: 2010 American Heart Association Guidelines for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care (Lavonas EJ, Picard JJ, Shih RD: ALS-SC-073–01A: Local Anesthesia Toxicity;Shih RD: ALS-SC-073–09A: Digoxin Toxicity). Circulation. 2010;122(18 Suppl 3):S829-61.

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Awards

  • 2021, Florida Atlantic University Emergency Medicine Residency Program Teaching Award.
  • 2021, Florida Atlantic University Schmidt College of Medicine Service Award
  • 2020, Florida Atlantic University Emergency Medicine Residency Program Distinguished Educator Award.
  • 2020, FAU Graduate Research Day; April 17, 2020. Second place, Best Research Presentation, Health and Life Science Division. Co-Investigator. “Association Between Acute Intracranial Hemorrhage and Ground-Level Falls in Geriatric Patients Taking Aspirin.
  • 2019, Top Speaker Award of the Written Board Review Course, American Academy of Emergency Medicine.
  • 2018, Top Speaker Award of the Written Board Review Course, American Academy of Emergency Medicine.
  • 2016, Council of Residency Directors, 20-year Program Director Award.
  • 2015, Morristown Medical Center, Award for Largest Contribution to Emergency Medicine Residency.
  • 2015, Best Research Presentation Award, Florida American Academy of Emergency Medicine Scientific Assembly.
  • 2015 Morristown Medical Center, Department of Emergency Medicine Academic Excellence Award.
  • 2013 Service Award, American Academy of Emergency Medicine
  • 2010 American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Service Award.
  • 2010 American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Joe Lex Educator of the Year Award.
  • 2008 American Academy of Emergency Medicine Written Board Review Course, Best Speaker Award.
  • 2007 American Academy of Emergency Medicine Recognition Award.
  • 2005  Morristown Medical Center, Award for Largest Contribution to Emergency Medicine Residency.
  • 2002 American College of Emergency Physicians, National Faculty Teaching Award.
  • 2002 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Parker J. Palmer “Courage to Teach” Award Finalist.
  • 2002 New Jersey Medical School Teaching Award, Golden Apple Award Nomination.
  • 2000 New Jersey Medical School Teaching Award, Golden Apple Award Nomination.

Service

  • 2010-present, American College of Emergency Physicians, Clinical Policies Committee.
  • 2020-present, American College of Emergency Physicians, Clinical Policies Committee, Methodology Subcommittee.
  • 2022, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Geriatric Committee Chairperson.
  • 2022 American College of Radiology Appropriateness Diagnosis and management of CSF hypotension Guidelines Committee.
  • 2022 American College of Radiology Appropriateness Ataxia Guidelines Committee.
  • 2021 The American Society of Hematology Sickle Cell Disease Technical Expert Panel
  • 2021, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Geriatric Committee Co-Chairperson.
  • 2021 American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Right Upper Quadrant Abdomen Guidelines Committee.
  • 2021 Medical Toxicology Cognitive Expertise Examination Standard Setting Advisory Panel.
  • 2021 American College of Emergency Physicians Excited Delirium Task Force Member.
  • 2021 American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Shoulder Guidelines Committee.
  • 2021 American College of Emergency Physicians, Clinical Policies Committee Naloxone Policy Statement Working Group.
  • 2021 American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Headache Guidelines Committee.
  • 2021 American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Clinical Practice Guideline Committee for the Management of Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injuries.
  • 2020 American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Ankle Guidelines Committee.
  • 2020 American College of Emergency Physicians, Clinical Policies Committee Droperidol Policy Statement Working Group.
  • 2019 American College of Radiology Appropriateness Criteria Knee Guidelines Committee.
  • 2019 Association of American Medical College Standardized Video Interview Ad Hoc Working Group.
  • 2015-2016, Fulbright Scholar Program Discipline Peer Reviewer.
  • 2011-2013, The Seventh Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress, Marseilles, France, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Scientific Chairman.
  • 2010-present, American College of Emergency Physicians, Clinical Policies Committee
  • 2009-2010, International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation (ILCOR), Toxicology Committee
  • 2009-2011, The Sixth Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress, Kos, Greece, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Scientific Chairman.
  • 2007-2009, The Fifth Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress, Valencia, Spain, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Scientific Chairman.
  • 2003-2013, American Board of Emergency Medicine, Oral Examiner.
  • 2003-2005, National Board of Medical Examiners, Test Materials Development Committee.
  • 2001-present, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Education Committee.
  • 2004-2007, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Board of Directors.
  • 1999-2002, American College of Emergency Physicians, Continuing Education Committee.
  • 1996-2006, American College of Emergency Physicians, Scientific Review Committee.
  • 2010-present, American College of Emergency Physicians, Clinical Policies Committee.
  • 2001-2003 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Program Committee.
  • 1994-1997 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Research Committee
  • 2004-2007 Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Faculty Development Committee.
  • 1999-2002 New Jersey American College of Emergency Physicians, Board of Directors.

Grants

  • American Academy of Clinical Research Award, 1993. Surfactant For Hydrocarbon Induced Pulmonary Toxicity ($1,500).
  • Saint Barnabas Medical Center Foundation Research Award, 1994. Surfactant For Hydrocarbon Induced Pulmonary Toxicity ($10,000).
  • Emergency Medicine Associates Research Foundation, 1998-2015. Various projects ($383,875)
  • The Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association’s Dr. Alvin E. Smith Safety of Health Care Services Grant (RFA #2018-01; $959,750). The Geriatric Head Trauma Short Term Outcomes Project (The GREAT STOP).
  • The Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association’s Dr. Alvin E. Smith Safety of Health Care Services Grant (RFA #2021-01; $1,000,000). The Geriatric Emergency Department Fall Injury Prevention (The GREAT FALL).

Additional Information
The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine offers students a variety of educational programs and degrees.
Address
Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine
Florida Atlantic University
777 Glades Road, BC-71
Boca Raton, FL 33431
(561) 297-4828