Robert Wahl, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.

Robert Wahl, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.

Clinical Associate Professor (D)

rwahl@med.wayne.edu

Robert Wahl, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.

Office Phone

313-993-2530

Office Location

4201 Saint Antoine St.
UHC - 6G
Detroit, MI 48201

Education

M.D.
Wayne State  University
June 6, 1984

Bachelor of Science, Physiology, with high honor
Michigan State University
June 1980

Postgraduate  Training 

New York Academcy of Medicine
Evidence-Based Emergency Medicine Workshop
April 8-11, 2013

American College of Emergency Physicians / Emergency Medicine Foundation
Teaching Fellowship Program
University of Texas Southwester Medical Center
October 9-19, 1989 & June 11-221, 1990

Education – Degrees, Licenses, Certifications

M.D., F.A.C.E.P.

Residency

Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center Emergency Medicine 
1987

Prior Appointments

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

Associate Professor (Clinician-Educator)
Department of Emergency Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI
August 2014 - present

Assistant Professor (Clinician-Educator)
Department of Emergency Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI
September 1990 - August 2014

Clinical Instructor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI
July - August 1990

Clinical Instructor of Emergency Medicine
Department of Surgery
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI
January 1989 - June 1990

HOSPITAL OR OTHER PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS

Residency Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center
Detroit, MI
September, 1990 - July 2012


Emergency Medicine Staff Physician
Huron Valley Hospital
Commerce Township, MI
July 1988 - September 1990

Emergency Medicine Staff Physician
Children’s Hospital of Michigan
Detroit, MI
July 1987 - September 1990

Emergency Medicine Staff Physician
Detroit Receiving Hospital
Detroit, MI
July 1987 - present

Flight Physician
Detroit Medical Center Sky Team
Detroit, MI
April 1986 - April 1987

Courses taught

 Wayne State University

Graduate students

WSU Department of Physician Assistant Studies
“Emergency Department Evaluation of Abdominal Pain”
1997 - present

Medical students

Year III Suture and Procedural Skills Laboratory
2000 - present

Year IV Clinical Rotation in Emergency Medicine
1987 - present

Year IV EM Faculty Advisor
1998 - 2012

Residents/Fellows

Residency Retreat, Faculty Instructor
2000-2012
Residency Orientation Program, Instructor-Lecturer
1995-2013

Advanced Trauma Life Support, Instructor
1998-2011

Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Instructor
1990-2010

Clinical Instruction/Supervision in emergency medicine
1987-present

Other

City of Detroit Critical Care EMT-P Course Lecturer
1997-1998

City of Detroit EMT-Paramedic Course Lecturer
1995-1998

Course or Curriculum Development
Emergency Medicine Residency Curriculum
1990-2012
 

Accomplishments

HONORS/AWARDS

Wayne State University School of Medicine Alumni Affairs Distinguished Alumni Award
2016

Wayne State University School of Medicine Dean’s Office Award Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award
October 28, 2015

Distinguished Teacher of the Year Award
Department of Emergency Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
June 1990, 1994 - 1998, 2000, 2005, 2011, 2013

Excellence in Teaching Award recipient
Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association of Michigan
April 24, 2006

Munuswamy Dayanandan Humanitarian Award recipient
Wayne State University Department of Emergency Medicine
June 21, 2001

American College of Emergency Physicians National Faculty Teaching Award
October 1, 1999

Wayne State University College Teaching Award recipient
September 30, 1997

Professional Experience

SERVICE

Wayne State University

Departmental/Divisional - Education Committee
1991 - 1997

Department of Emergency Medicine Internal Review Committee – Committee member
1999

Committee on Evaluation of Clinical Programs and Assessment of Human Performances – Committee member
1991-1997

School of Medicine

Wayne State University / Detroit Medical Center Graduate Medical Education

EM Residency Clinical Competency Committee
2013 - present

Dean’s Council for Graduate Medical Education Committee
2003 - 2012

Neurological Surgery Residency Internal Review – Reviewer
2005

Appeals Committee / Corrective Action Hearing – Chairman
February 24, 2004

Appeals Committee / Corrective Action Hearing – Member
July 14, 2003

Otolaryngology Residency Internal Review – Reviewer
2002

Obstetrics and Gynecology Internal Review – Reviewer
2001

Appeals Committee / Corrective Actions Hearing – Chairman
June 20, 2000

Appeals Committee / Corrective Actions Hearing – Member
1999

Neurological Surgery Residency Internal Review – Reviewer
1998

Wayne State University School of Medicine

Medical Student Mentoring Program – student mentor
2003 - 2012

Objective Structured Clinical Examination – examiner
1998-2002

Med CAREERS medical student mentoring program – Student Mentor
2000

Other

Detroit Receiving Hospital

Special Care Committee, member
1994-present

Emergency Preparedness Committee, Co-Chair
1995-97

Code-99 Subcommittee, Chair
1995-97

CPR Committee
1991-94

Medical Center Emergency Services, PC

Elected Special Director, member Board of Directors
1997-2013

Professional

American Board of Medical Specialties
External Assessment Core Purpose Workgroup-member
July 2014 - present

American Board of Emergency Medicine
Board of Directors

  • Academic Affairs Committee – member
    • July 2012 - June 2020
  • LLSA Modifications Task Force – member
    • July 2016 - present
  • Finance Committee – member
    • July 2016 - present
  • Co-Editor ConCert Examination
    • July  2012 - present
  • Credentials Committee – Co-Chair
    • July 2015 - present
  • Credentials Committee – member
    • July 2012 - present
  • Communications Committee – Chair
    • July 2015 - present
  • Research Committee – member
    • July 2012 - June 2016
  • Test Administration Committee – member
    • July 2012 - present
  • Test Development Committee – member
    • July 2012 - present
  • Maintenance of Certification Committee –member
    • July 2015 - present
  • Americans with Disabilities Act Subcomittee –member
    • July 2012 - June 2015

Oral Examiner
December 20, 2007 - present

Item Writer – In-Training examination
July 1, 2001 - June 30, 2010

American College of Emergency Physicians

Quality Measures Technical Expert Panel member
May 16, 2013 - present

Academic Affairs Committee, member
1994 - 1996

Graduate Medical Education Committee, member
1993 - 1994

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services

Medicare Grouper Clinical Work Group – Ophthalmology
July 25, 2013 - present

Medicare Grouper Clinical Work Group – Musculoskeletal
April 25, 2013 - present

American Academy of Neurology

Headache Measure Development Workgroup - member
April 30, 2013 - present

Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors

Clinical Pathological Conference - case reviewer & judge
2002 - 2005

Clinical Pathological Conference - judge
2001

Publications

 Peer-Reviewed Publications

1. Marco CA, Wahl RP, Counselman FL, Heller BN, Harvey AL, Joldersma KB, Kowalenko T, Coombs AB, Reisdorff EJ. The American Board of Emergency Medicine ConCert Examination: Emergency Physicians' Perceptions of Learning and Career Benefits. Acad Emer Med 2016; 23(9), 1082-85.

2. Marco CA, Wahl RP, Counselman FL, Heller BN, Kowalenko T, Harvey AL, Joldersma KB, Reisdorff EJ. Physician Preparation for the American Board of Emergency Medicine ConCert Examination. Acad Emer Med 2016; 23(2), 191-96.

3. Marco CA, Baren JM, Beeson MS, Carius ML, Counselman FL, Gausche-Hill M, Goyal DG, Kowalenko T, Muelleman RL, Nelson LS, Wahl RP, Korte RC, Joldersma KB. American Board of Emergency Medicine Report on Residency Training Information (2015-2016), American Board of Emergency Medicine. Ann Emer Med 2016; 67: 5, 654-666.

4. Smith-Coggins R, Marco CA, Baren JM, Beeson MS, Carius ML, Counselman FL, Heller BN, Kowalenko T, Muelleman RL, Nelson LS, Wahl RP, Korte RC, Joldersma KB. American Board of Emergency Medicine Report on Residency Training Information (2014-2015), American Board of Emergency Medicine. Ann Emer Med 2015; 65: 5, 584-594.

5. Smith-Coggins R, Baren JM, Beeson MS, Counselman FL, Kowalenko T, Marco CA, Muelleman RL, Nelson LS, Wahl RP, Korte RC. American Board of Emergency Medicine Report on Residency Training Information (2013-2014), American Board of Emergency Medicine. Ann Emer Med 2014; 63: 5, 637-645.

6. Smith-Coggins R, Baren JM, Counselman FL, Kowalenko T, Marco CA, Muelleman RL, Wahl RP, Korte RC. American Board of Emergency Medicine Report on Residency Training Information (2012-2013), American Board of Emergency Medicine. Ann Emer Med 2013; 61: 5, 584-592.

7. Pitta SR, Gryzbowski M, Welch RD, Frederick PD, Wahl RP, Zalenski RJ. ST-segment depression on the initial ECG in acute MI-prognostic significance and its effect on short term mortality: A report from the national registry of myocardial infarction (NRMI-2,3,4). Am J Cardiol. Apr 1 2005;95(7):843-848.
One of four faculty involved in this publication. My role was minor, limited to editing and proof reading the entire manuscript.

8. Todd IK, Berk WA, Welch RD, Williams J, Fisher J, Farrell WR, Wahl RP, Claps PJ, Huang R, Bock BF. A prospective analysis of mental status progression in ethanol intoxicated patients. Am J Em Med 10:271-273, 1992.
One of several faculty involved in this publication. My role was minor, limited to identifying suitable patients for study and proof reading the entire manuscript.

Editorials/Commentaries

1. Wahl RP. Manpower issues in emergency medicine. ACEP Academic News and Views, pp 3-5, January, 1995. (Commentary)

2. Wahl RP. Advances in Treating Acute Myocardial Infarction. Lesson 14, Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine (home study continuing medical education), American College of Emergency Physicians, 1993. (Educational)

 

Book Authorships, Editorships, and Chapters

1. Kuhn G and Wahl R. Vulvovaginitis. In: Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide. 7th Ed., (Tintinalli JE, Stapczynski JS, Ma OJ, Cline DM, Cydulka RK, Meckler GD., eds), McGraw Hill, New York; 2011, pp 711-16.

2. Wahl RP, Pitta SR, Zalenski RJ: Pacemakers and Automatic Implantable Cardiac Defibrillators in the Emergency Department. In Peacock WF, Tiffany BR, eds: Cardiac Emergencies, 1st ed., McGraw Hill Professional, New York; 2006, pp 269-89. ISBN 0071431314 (pbk.).

3. Wahl RP, Pitta SR, Zalenski RJ: Additional Lead Electrocardiograms. In Chan TC, Brady W, Harrigan R, Ornato J, Rosen P, eds: ECG in Emergency Medicine and Acute Care, 1st ed., Elsevier Inc., Philadelphia; 2005, pp 335-41.

4. Hitch C, Wahl R (section editors). Drugs in Pregnancy. In: Detroit Receiving Hospital Emergency Medicine Handbook (Berk WA, ed), 4th ed., Plymouth press, 2001.

5. Wahl R, Eggleston J, Edlich RF. Puncture Wounds and Animal Bites. In: Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide, 4th ed., (Tintinalli JE, Ruiz E, Krome RL, eds), McGraw Hill, New York; 1996, pp 317-22.

6. Wahl R, Welch R, Malinowski R, Levy D (section editors). Drug Therapy. In: Detroit Receiving Hospital Emergency Medicine Handbook (Berk WA, ed), 3rd ed., Plymouth press, 1995, pp 1-110.

7. Wahl R, Freeman S, Malinowski R, Welch R (section editors). Drug Therapy. In: Detroit Receiving Hospital Emergency Medicine Handbook (Berk WA, ed), 2nd ed., Plymouth press, 1992, pp 1-56.

 

Other Information

 MAJOR PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES

American Medical Association
1983, 2012 - present

Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors
1990 - 2012

American College of Emergency Medicine, Fellow
1990 - present

Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
1988 - present