Lillian L. Emlet, MD, MS, FACEP, FCCM

Clinical Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine

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Education & Training

BS, Life Science, Pennsylvania State University, 1995
MS, Pharmacology, Thomas Jefferson University, 1997
MD, Thomas Jefferson University, 2001
Residency, Emergency Medicine, Geisinger Medical Center, 2004
Fellowship, Internal Medicine, University of Pittsburgh, 2006

Research, Clinical & Academic Interests

  • Simulation education (airway management, inter-professional, crisis team)
  • Palliative and communication skills training
  • Mentorship and advocacy
  • Physician wellness

Grudzen CR, Emlet LL, Kuntz J, Shreves A, Zimny E, Gang M, Schaulis M, Schmidt S, Isaacs E, Arnold R. EM Talk: communication skills training for emergency medicine patients with serious illness. BMJ supportive & palliative care. 2016 Jan 12:bmjspcare-2015.

Elmer J, Lee S, Rittenberger JC, Dargin J, Winger D, Emlet L. Reintubation in critically ill patients: procedural complications and implications for care. Critical Care. 2015 Dec;19(1):12.

Arnold RM, Back AL, Barnato AE, Prendergast TJ, Emlet LL, Karpov I, White PH, Nelson JE. The critical care communication project: improving fellows' communication skills. Journal of critical care. 2015 Apr 1;30(2):250-4.

Tisherman SA, Alam HB, Chiu WC, Emlet LL, Grossman MD, Luchette FA, Marcolini EG, Mayglothling JA. Surgical critical care training for emergency physicians: curriculum recommendations. Journal of the American College of Surgeons. 2013 Nov 1;217(5):954-9.

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Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine-Critical Care Fellowship, Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program
Co-Director, Interprofessional Simulation Fellowship, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System