Keck School Faculty

Saman Kashani

Saman Kashani

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine
GNH 1011, 1200 N State Street Rm 1011 Off Campus Los Angeles

More than meets the eye: Point-of-care ultrasound diagnosis of acute optic neuritis in the emergency departmentAm J Emerg Med. 2019 01; 37(1):177. e1-177. e4. . View in PubMed

Implementation of the Los Angeles Tiered Dispatch System is Associated with an Increase in Telecommunicator-Assisted CPR Resuscitation. 2020 Jul 25. . View in PubMed

Advanced Practice Providers in the Field: Implementation of the Los Angeles Fire Department Advanced Provider Response Unit Prehosp Emerg Care. 2019 Dec 11; 1-11. . View in PubMed

Safety of Tiered-Dispatch for 911 Calls for Abdominal Pain West J Emerg Med. 2019 Oct 17; 20(6):957-961. . View in PubMed

Prime the Line! A Case Report of Air Embolism from a Peripheral IV Line in the Field Prehosp Emerg Care. 2019 Oct 11; 1-4. . View in PubMed

The Critical Role of Dispatch Cardiol Clin. 2018 Aug; 36(3):343-350. . View in PubMed

More Than Just an Abscess: Ultrasound-Assisted Diagnosis of Ventriculoperitoneal Shunt Infection West J Emerg Med. 2015 Dec; 16(7):1180. . View in PubMed

Sports injuries to high school athletes with disabilities Pediatrics. 2009 Feb; 123(2):690-6. . View in PubMed

Injuries to high school football athletes in California Am J Sports Med. 2006 Jul; 34(7):1147-58. . View in PubMed

Saman Kashani, MD, MSc completed his clinical training at LAC+USC after which he stayed on as an EMS Fellow and is now a member of the EMS Division. Pursuing a career focused on pre-hospital care and emergency medical services has been a goal of Dr. Kashani’s since first working as an EMT in college. He considers the prehospital environment an integral part of the communities’ public health. His interest in public health began as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Suriname where he served for over 2 years. He formalized his public health training at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. With respect to research, his interests lie in creating robust and innovative EMS systems, both in the urban and resource poor settings. Currently, he continues to work closely with local fire departments where he has helped develop and administer novel prehospital units such as the Sobriety Emergency Response (SOBER) Unit and Advanced Practice Provider (APRU) Unit.
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