Jeffrey C. Riddell

Assistant Professor of Clinical Medical Education and Emergency Medicine

Assistant Dean for Medical Student Research

Education Fellowship Director

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Dr. Riddell is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine where he teaches in the residency program at LA County+USC Medical Center. He completed his Medical Education Research Fellowship at the University of Washington, his emergency medicine residency at UCSF-Fresno, and medical school at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. He spends his time teaching, tweeting, researching, blogging, and speaking about digital media and active learning in medical education.


  • Bilateral Infectious Extensor Tenosynovitis: A Case Report Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2023 May; 7(2):73-76. . View in PubMed
  • An Evaluation of Emergency Medicine Core Content Covered by Podcasts West J Emerg Med. 2023 Jan 11; 24(1):15-22. . View in PubMed
  • “Everybody in this room can understand”: A qualitative exploration of peer support during residency training AEM Educ Train. 2022 Apr; 6(2):e10728. . View in PubMed
  • Training Leaders in Trauma Resuscitation: Teacher and Learner Perspectives on Ideal Methods West J Emerg Med. 2022 Feb 13; 23(2):192-199. . View in PubMed
  • The Impact of an Experiential Social Medicine Curriculum in an Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program: Mixed-methods Curricular Evaluation West J Emerg Med. 2022 12 29; 24(1):83-88. . View in PubMed
  • Medical Students’ Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Justice-Involved Health Healthcare (Basel). 2021 Sep 30; 9(10). . View in PubMed
  • “I Have Nothing Else to Give”: A Qualitative Exploration of Emergency Medicine Residents’ Perceptions of Burnout Teach Learn Med. 2021 Aug-Sep; 33(4):407-415. . View in PubMed
  • The Challenging Case Conference: A Gamified Approach to Clinical Reasoning in the Video Conference Era West J Emerg Med. 2020 Dec 23; 22(1):136-138. . View in PubMed
  • Residents’ Perceptions of Effective Features of Educational Podcasts West J Emerg Med. 2020 Dec 10; 22(1):26-32. . View in PubMed
  • Independent and Interwoven: A Qualitative Exploration of Residents’ Experiences With Educational Podcasts Acad Med. 2020 01; 95(1):89-96. . View in PubMed
  • Which Emergency Medicine Milestone Sub-competencies are Identified Through Narrative Assessments? West J Emerg Med. 2019 Dec 20; 21(1):173-179.. View in PubMed
  • West J Emerg Med. 2019 Dec 09; 21(1):26-32. . View in PubMed
  • Blockchain Technology: A Data Framework to Improve Validity, Trust, and Accountability of Information Exchange in Health Professions Education Acad Med. 2018 12; 93(12):1791-1794. . View in PubMed
  • Does the Flipped Classroom Improve Learning in Graduate Medical Education? J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Aug; 9(4):491-496.. View in PubMed
  • Ketamine as a first-line treatment for severely agitated emergency department patients Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Jul; 35(7):1000-1004. . View in PubMed
  • Appropriateness of Facebook Friending Between Residents and Attending Physicians J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Apr; 9(2):259-260. . View in PubMed
  • JGME-ALiEM Hot Topics in Medical Education: Analysis of a Multimodal Online Discussion About Team-Based Learning J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Feb; 9(1):102-108. . View in PubMed
  • Who Are the Most Influential Emergency Physicians on Twitter? West J Emerg Med. 2017 Feb; 18(2):281-287.. View in PubMed
  • A Survey of Emergency Medicine Residents’ Use of Educational Podcasts West J Emerg Med. 2017 Feb; 18(2):229-234. . View in PubMed
  • Trends in National Emergency Medicine Conference Didactic Lectures Over a 6-Year Period J Contin Educ Health Prof. 2017; 37(1):46-49. . View in PubMed
  • Alternatives to the Conference Status Quo: Addressing the Learning Needs of Emergency Medicine Residents Ann Emerg Med. 2016 Oct; 68(4):423-30. . View in PubMed
  • A Clinical Decision Rule for Thoracolumbar Spine Imaging in Blunt Trauma? Ann Emerg Med. 2016 12; 68(6):781-783.. View in PubMed
  • Regarding: Emergency Physicians May See Corneal Clouding Complicating a Corneal Transplant J Emerg Med. 2015 Nov; 49(5):710. . View in PubMed
  • Corneal clouding complicating a corneal transplant J Emerg Med. 2014 Dec; 47(6):e151-2. . View in PubMed
  • In reply West J Emerg Med. 2014 Nov; 15(7):945-6. . View in PubMed
  • Sensitivity of emergency bedside ultrasound to detect hydronephrosis in patients with computed tomography-proven stones West J Emerg Med. 2014 Feb; 15(1):96-100. . View in PubMed
  • Improving telephone follow-up for patients discharged from the emergency department: results of a randomized controlled trial Acad Emerg Med. 2013 May; 20(5):456-62. . View in PubMed