Daniel Dworkis

Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine (Clinician Educator) (Part-Time)

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Dan Dworkis, MD PhD FACEP is a board-certified emergency physician, an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the founder of The Emergency Mind Project, and the Chief Medical Officer at the Mission Critical Team Institute. He performed his emergency medicine residency with Harvard Medical School at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency at Massachusetts General Hospital / Brigham Health, and holds an MD and PhD in molecular medicine from the Boston University School of Medicine. Dr. Dworkis is the author of The Emergency Mind: Wiring Your Brain for Performance Under Pressure.


  • Characteristics and Outcomes of 360 Consecutive COVID-19 Patients Discharged From the Emergency Department With Supplemental Oxygen Ann Emerg Med. 2023 01; 81(1):14-19. . View in PubMed
  • Cognitive load during training for out-of-department emergency responses AEM Educ Train. 2022 Jun; 6(3):e10742. . View in PubMed
  • Blue light phones as potential locations for deploying public access naloxone kits on a college campus J Am Coll Health. 2022 01; 70(1):18-21. . View in PubMed
  • West J Emerg Med. 2021 Feb 08; 22(2):234-243. . View in PubMed
  • Location of Violent Crime Relative to Trauma Resources in Detroit: Implications for Community Interventions West J Emerg Med. 2020 Jan 27; 21(2):291-294. . View in PubMed
  • Rubber Meeting the Road: Access to Comprehensive Stroke Care in the Face of Traffic Acad Emerg Med. 2020 06; 27(6):457-460. . View in PubMed
  • Neighborhood-level stroke hot spots within major United States cities Am J Emerg Med. 2020 04; 38(4):794-798. . View in PubMed
  • Impact of Urgent Care Openings on Emergency Department Visits to Two Academic Medical Centers Within an Integrated Health Care System Ann Emerg Med. 2020 03; 75(3):382-391. . View in PubMed
  • Closing the gap: Improving access to trauma care in New Mexico (2007-2017) Am J Emerg Med. 2019 11; 37(11):2028-2034. . View in PubMed
  • Nontargeted Diabetes Screening in a Navajo Nation Emergency Department Am J Public Health. 2019 02; 109(2):270-272. . View in PubMed
  • Feasibility of Bystander Administration of Public-Access Naloxone for Opioid Overdose Prehosp Emerg Care. 2018 Nov-Dec; 22(6):788-794. . View in PubMed
  • Geospatial Clustering of Opioid-Related Emergency Medical Services Runs for Public Deployment of Naloxone West J Emerg Med. 2018 Jul; 19(4):641-648. . View in PubMed
  • Geospatial analysis of emergency department visits for targeting community-based responses to the opioid epidemic PLoS One. 2017; 12(3):e0175115. . View in PubMed
  • Reaching Out of the Box: Effective Emergency Care Requires Looking Outside the Emergency Department West J Emerg Med. 2016 Jul; 17(4):484-6. . View in PubMed
  • Accuracy of Inferior Vena Cava Ultrasound for Predicting Dehydration in Children with Acute Diarrhea in Resource-Limited Settings PLoS One. 2016; 11(1):e0146859. . View in PubMed
  • Making recording and analysis of chief complaint a priority for global emergency care research in low-income countries Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Dec; 20(12):1241-5. . View in PubMed
  • Research priorities for data collection and management within global acute and emergency care systems Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Dec; 20(12):1246-50. . View in PubMed
  • Empowering medical students to design and execute advocacy projects Acad Med. 2013 Jul; 88(7):910. . View in PubMed
  • Barriers to outpatient respiratory therapy among adult residents of emergency shelters Ann Intern Med. 2012 Nov 06; 157(9):679-80. . View in PubMed
  • Health span approximates life span among many supercentenarians: compression of morbidity at the approximate limit of life span J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2012 Apr; 67(4):395-405. . View in PubMed
  • Genetic signatures of exceptional longevity in humans PLoS One. 2012; 7(1):e29848. . View in PubMed
  • A genome-wide association study of total bilirubin and cholelithiasis risk in sickle cell anemia PLoS One. 2012; 7(4):e34741. . View in PubMed
  • Retraction Science. 2011 Jul 22; 333(6041):404. . View in PubMed
  • Severe sickle cell anemia is associated with increased plasma levels of TNF-R1 and VCAM-1 Am J Hematol. 2011 Feb; 86(2):220-3. . View in PubMed
  • A framework for designing training in medical advocacy Acad Med. 2010 Oct; 85(10):1549-50; author reply 1550. . View in PubMed
  • Genetic signatures of exceptional longevity in humans Science. 2010 Jul 01; 2010. . View in PubMed
  • Fetal hemoglobin in sickle cell anemia: genome-wide association studies suggest a regulatory region in the 5′ olfactory receptor gene cluster Blood. 2010 Mar 04; 115(9):1815-22. . View in PubMed
  • Genetic modifiers of the severity of sickle cell anemia identified through a genome-wide association study Am J Hematol. 2010 Jan; 85(1):29-35. . View in PubMed
  • Genome-wide association studies and the genetic dissection of complex traits Am J Hematol. 2009 Aug; 84(8):504-15. . View in PubMed