Although we are new to research and scholarly activity, our department has been very active over the past 36 months. We have created an environment to promote the advancement of emergency medicine and critical care. Since becoming approved for our Residency program, we created a Director of Research and just this year brought on board a research coordinator. Because conducting research can seem daunting, most residents have joined existing projects developed by the research section. Residents have presented their work at regional and national conferences as well as becoming published authors on manuscripts.

In addition to academic research, scholarly activity includes writing case reports, including interesting cases or images from the clinical experience. We also conduct interdepartmental projects with our Trauma Service and Internal Medicine department. Our department has taken the lead in working with all Reading Hospital GME programs in developing Core Curriculum in Research with interdisciplinary lectures held once a month.


October 2019

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July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

  • Sadoma D, Sigal A, Valente C. Berks County Medical Society Poster Presentation, “A 6-Month Old with Respiratory Distress and Feeding Difficulty”.

  • Harvey K, Musso J, Sigal A. Berks County Medical Society Poster Presentation. “Cardiac Tamponade in an Intravenous Drug Abuser”.

November 2018

October 2018

  • A. Sigal, C. Barbera, A. Shah. Annals of Emergency Medicine. “333 Mandatory Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Review and Alternative to Opiate Support Reduces Emergency Department Opiate Prescriptions Upon Discharge”

  • Bindra M, Swierczynski S, Sigal A. 17-year old with abdominal pain: A case of perforated Meckel’s diverticulum. Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 13 (2018) 104-105

 June 2018

  • Adam Sigal, MD, Priya Rajagopalan, MD, Opeyemi Fadahunsi, MD, Michael Koslow, MD, Tom Wasser, PhD, Vanessa Cambria Mengel, RN, Charles Barbera, MD, Journal of Medical Biomedical and Applied Sciences,” Total Ischemic Time Versus Door-To-Balloon Time As An Outcome Predictor In St-Elevation Myocardial Infarction”.

  • Sigal A and Mahendru N, Young Woman With A Sore Throat And Neck Mass. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2018; 71:793, 801.

March 2018

  • Charles Barbera, MD, MBA, FACEP Presents at PACEP18 “Developing Discharge Pathways”

October 2017

July 2017

April 2017

March 2017

  • Trauma surgeon utilization of computerized tomography scanning: Room for improvement? The American Journal of Surgery

    • - Adrian W. Ong, Jeffery Moyer, Fikir D. Wordofa, Adam Sigal, Kristen Sandel, Forrest B. Fernandez

October 2016