Tiffany Abramson

Assistant Professor Of Clinical Emergency Medicine

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Tiffany Abramson, MD is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California and a member of the EMS division. She is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services.

Following undergraduate studies at Harvard University, she obtained her medical degree at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. She completed her emergency medicine training at LAC+USC, during which she served as chief resident, and remained on to complete the ACGME-accredited EMS fellowship.

Dr. Abramson’s prehospital experiences have contributed to her current research interests and her involvement in event medicine, including being a member of the medical committees for the Special Olympic World Games, the Los Angeles Marathon, and the Pasadena Half Marathon. In addition to her clinical roles, she has authored multiple emergency medicine book chapters and peer reviewed publications. With respect to her research, her interests involve the intersection of resource utilization, health care disparities, and mobile integrated health.


  • Protocol for a scoping review of factors associated with disparities in clinical provision of deep brain stimulation BMJ Open. 2024 Mar 21; 14(3):e079601. . View in PubMed
  • Association between a Post-Resuscitation Care Bundle and the Odds of Field Rearrest after Successful Resuscitation from Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: A Pre/Post Study Prehosp Emerg Care. 2024; 28(1):98-106. . View in PubMed
  • Prehospital Care of Trauma Patients in Los Angeles County During the Early COVID-19 Pandemic Am Surg. 2023 Dec; 89(12):6342-6344. . View in PubMed
  • West J Emerg Med. 2023 09; 24(5):831-838. . View in PubMed
  • Implementation of a regional extracorporeal membrane oxygenation program for refractory ventricular fibrillation out-of-hospital cardiac arrest Resuscitation. 2023 06; 187:109711. . View in PubMed
  • Utility of Glucose Testing and Treatment of Hypoglycemia in Patients with Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest Prehosp Emerg Care. 2022 Mar-Apr; 26(2):173-178. . View in PubMed
  • Elevated prehospital point-of-care glucose is associated with worse neurologic outcome after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest Resusc Plus. 2022 Mar; 9:100204. . View in PubMed
  • Paramedic Identification of Pediatric Seizures: A Prospective Cohort Study Prehosp Emerg Care. 2021 Sep-Oct; 25(5):682-688. . View in PubMed
  • Emergency Medical Services Utilization by Homeless Patients Prehosp Emerg Care. 2021 May-Jun; 25(3):333-340. . View in PubMed
  • Increased Use of Prehospital Tourniquet and Patient Survival: Los Angeles Countywide StudyJ Am Coll Surg. 2021 08; 233(2):233-239. e2. . View in PubMed
  • Prime the Line! A Case Report of Air Embolism from a Peripheral IV Line in the Field Prehosp Emerg Care. 2020 Jul-Aug; 24(4):576-579. . 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
  • Active Seizures in Children Are Often Subtle and Unrecognized by Prehospital Providers Pediatr Emerg Care. 2019 Oct; 35(10):e177-e180. . View in PubMed
  • A simple decision rule predicts futile resuscitation of out-of-hospital cardiac arrest Resuscitation. 2019 09; 142:8-13. . View in PubMed
  • FascIOtomy: Ultrasound Evaluation of an Intraosseous Needle Causing Compartment Syndrome Clin Pract Cases Emerg Med. 2018 Nov; 2(4):323-325. . View in PubMed
  • Describing the evolution of mobile technology usage for Latino patients and comparing findings to national mHealth estimates J Am Med Inform Assoc. 2016 09; 23(5):979-83. . View in PubMed