Jonathan Elmer, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine, and Neurology

Contact Information

elmerjp[at]upmc.edu
412-647-3078

Education & Training

BA, Biochemistry, Swarthmore College, 2004
MD, Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, 2008
Residency, Emergency Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women's Hospital, 2012
Fellowship, Critical Care Medicine, Neurocritical Care, University of Pittsburgh, 2014
MS, Clinical Research, University of Pittsburgh, 2015
K12 Career Development Award, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute, 2014-2017
K23 Career Development Award, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, 2017-present

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Acute brain injury
  • Post-cardiac arrest care
  • Neurological prognostication
  • Longitudinal big data methods


Elmer J, Torres C, Aufderheide TP, Austin MA, Callaway CW, Golan E, Herren H, Jasti J, Kudenchuk PJ, Scales DC, Stub D, Richardson DK, Zive DM; Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium. Association of early withdrawal of life-sustaining therapy for perceived neurological prognosis with mortality after cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2016 May;102:127-35.

Elmer J, Rittenberger JC, Faro J, Molyneaux BJ, Popescu A, Callaway CW, and Baldwin ME for the Pittsburgh Post-Cardiac Arrest Service. Clinically distinct electroencephalographic phenotypes of early myoclonus after cardiac arrest. Annals Neurol. 2016. Aug;80(2):175-84.

Elmer J, Flickinger KL, Anderson MW, Koller A, Sundermann M, Dezfulian C, Okonkwo DO, Shutter LA, Salcido DD, Callaway CW and Menegazzi JJ. Effect of neuromonitor-guided titrated post-arrest care on brain tissue hypoxia after opioid overdose cardiac arrest. Resuscitation. 2018 Aug;129:121-126.

Elmer J, Callaway CW, Chang CC, Madaras J, Martin-Gill C, Nawrocki P, Seaman KAC, Sequeira D, Traynor OT, Venkat A, Walker H, Wallace DJ and Guyette FX. Long-term outcomes of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest at regionalized centers. Ann Emerg Med. 2018. In press.

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Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine (primary)
Assistant Professor, Department of Critical Care Medicine (secondary)
Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology (secondary)
Co-director, UPMC Organ Donor Support Service

Recognition for Outstanding Service and Leadership, Center for Organ Recovery and Education, 2017
Young Investigator Award, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, 2016
Best Abstract, American Heart Association Scientific Sessions, Resuscitation Science Symposium, 2015