Selim Suner Professor of Emergency Medicine, Professor of Engineering, Professor of Surgery

SELIM SUNER, MD, MS, FACEP, graduated from Brown Medical School, after completing a Masters degree in Bio-Medical Engineering, also at Brown University. Dr. Suner, who is on the staff at Rhode Island Hospital, was in the first graduating class of Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital Residency Program in Emergency Medicine. Dr Suner was awarded the SAEM Neuroscience Fellowship for 2003-2004 and has received the "Best Scientific Presentation" award from the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM) in 1999 and 2004. Dr. Suner is the team leader for the Rhode Island Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), and he has served during multiple disaster deployments including the World Trade Center attacks and hurricane Katrina. Dr Suner is the Director for Emergency Preparedness and Disaster Medicine at The Rhode Island Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine and also serves as Chairman of Rhode Island Hospital Emergency Preparedness Committee. Dr Suner participates in many committees working on disaster preparedness at the local, state and national level. Dr Suner is an international expert in emergency preparedness and disaster medicine and has given over 100 lectures related to disaster management, world-wide. Residency Training: Emergency Medicine, Brown University School of Medicine (1996); chief resident. Board Certified: Emergency Medicine Research Interests: Neural control of movement, disaster and mass gathering medicine, CO toxicity, hyperbaric medicine, and asthma.

Brown Affiliations

Research Areas

scholarly work

1.         Sanes JN, Suner S, Lando JF, Donoghue JP  Rapid organization of adult motor cortex somatic representation patterns after motor nerve injury (1988), Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences   85:2003-2007

 

2.         Donoghue JP, Suner S, Sanes JN Dynamic organization of cortical motor representation. II Rapid shifts in organization following motor nerve lesions (1990) Exp. Brain Res.  79:492-503

 

3.         Sanes JN, Suner S, Donoghue JP  Dynamic organization of cortical motor representation. I Long-term patterns of reorganization following nerve injury (1990) Exp. Brain Res.  79:479-491

 

4.         Suner S, Simon HK, Feit LR, Linakis J  Child with Idiopathic Ventricular Tachycardia of Prolonged Duration (1995) Annals of Emergency Medicine  25(5): 706-709

 

5.         Suner S, Jagminas L, Peipert JF, Linakis J  Fatal Spontaneous Rupture of a Gravid Uterus: Case Report and Literature Review of Uterine Rupture (1996), Journal of Emergency Medicine  14(2):177-180

 

6.         Suner S, Szlatenyi SC, Wang R.  Pediatric Gamma Hydroxybutyrate Intoxication (1997), Academic Emergency Medicine  4(11):1041-1045

 

7.         Sullivan FM, Kleinman GJ, Suner S, St.Jean J.  Development of an Equipment and Supply List for Emergency Medical Services delivery at an Annual Air Show.(1999)  Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 14(1);100-103.

 

8.         Suner S, Simmons W, Savitt D. A Porcine Model for Instruction of Lateral Canthotomy (2000), Academic Emergency Medicine 7(7):837-8

 

9.         Fisher S, Suner S Orthopedic Concerns in the Elderly.  Geriatric Emergency        Medicine Reports (2000);1(7):53-64.

 

10.       Dreitlein D, Suner S, Basler J.  Genitourinary Trauma.  Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America (2001);19(3):569-590.

 

11.       Marcozzi D and Suner S.  The Nontraumatic, Acute Scrotum.  Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America 2001;19(3):547-567.

 

12.       Suner S, Jay GD, Kleinman GJ, Woolard RH, Jagminas L and Becker BM.  Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Using the Cardio Vent Device in a Resuscitation Model. (2002). The Journal of Emergency Medicine 22(4): 335-340.

 

13.       Partridge R, Lawrence T, Suner S. Medical Counter-Bioterrorism:  Anthrax prophylaxis to United States Postal Service Employees in New York City in October 2001 (2003).  Annals of Emergency Medicine 41(4): 441-446.

 

14.       Kobayashi L, Shapiro MJ, Suner S, Williams KA. Disaster Medicine: The potential role of high fidelity medical simulation for mass casualty incident training (2003).  Medicine and Health Rhode Island 86(7):196-200.

 

15.       Williams KA, Suner S, Sullivan F, Woolard R. Rhode Island Disaster Initiative (2003).  Medicine and Health Rhode Island 86(7):207-210.

 

16.       Woolard R, Lai M, Shapiro MJ, Kobayashi L, Jay G,  Suner S, Williams KA, Sullivan S. Emergency department design after 9/11/2001 (2003).  Medicine and Health Rhode Island 86(7):204-206.

 

17.       Gutman DC, Biffl WL, Suner S, Cioffi WG. The Station Nightclub Fire and Disaster Preparedness in Rhode Island (2003). Medicine and Health Rhode Island 86(11):344-346.

 

18.       Suner S. On-site Medical Care During the September 11th WTC Terrorist Attack Rescue and Recovery Effort and the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS) (2003). Medicine and Health Rhode Island 86(11):354-356.

 

19.       Jay GD, Lee P, Goldsmith H, Battat J, Maurer J and Suner S. CPR Effectiveness in Microgravity: Comparison of Three Positions and a Mechanical Device.  Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine (2003). 74(11):1183-1189.

 

20.       Shapiro MJ, Morey JC, Small SD, Langford V, Kaylor CJ, Jagminas L, Suner S, Simon R and Jay G.  Simulation based Teamwork Training for Emergency Department Staff:  Does it Improve Clinical Team Performance when Added to an Existing Didactic Teamwork Curriculum?  Quality and Safety in Healthcare (2004);13(6):417-421.

 

21.       Yanturali S, Suner S, Aksay E, Cevik AA, Sonmez Y.  To Be Vaccinated or Not? A Survey of Turkish Emergency Physicians Regarding Smallpox. (2005) Journal of Emergency Medicine 28(2):139-145.

 

  1. Yanturali S, Ersoy G, Yuruktumen A, Aksay E, Suner S, Sonmez Y, Oray D, Colak N, Cimrin AH.  A National Survey of Turkish Emergency Physicians Perspectives Regarding Family Witnessed Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation. (2005)  International Journal of Clinical Practice 59(4):441-446.

 

23.       Suner S, Fellows M, Vargas-Irwin C, Nakata K and Donoghue JP.  Reliability of signals from chronically implanted, silicon-based electrode array in non-human primate primary motor cortex. (2005) IEEE Transactions in Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering, 13(4): 524-541.

 

24.       McMurdy, JW, Jay GD, Suner S, Trespelacios F, Crawford GP.  Diffuse Reflectance Spectra of the Palpebral Conjunctiva and its Utility as a Non-Invasive Indicator of Total Hemoglobin. (2006) Journal of Biomedical Optics 11(1):14019-14027.

 

25.       Kobayashi L, Suner S, Shapiro MJ, Jay G, Sullivan F, Overly F, Seekell C, Hill A, Williams KA.  Designing multi-patient advanced medical simulation disaster scenarios for civilian pre-hospital medical response training and evaluation:  a “dirty bomb” case study.  (2006)  Simulation in Healthcare 1(2): 72-8.

 

26.       Williams KA, Sullivan F, Suner S, Shapiro M, Kobayashi L, Woolard B, Hill W and Seekell C. ‘Rhode Island disaster initiative’, (2006) Int. J. Risk Assessment and Management,.

 

27.       McMurdy, JW, Jay GD, Suner S, Crawford GP.  Anemia Detection Utilizing Diffuse Reflectance Spectra from the Palpebral Conjunctiva and Tunable Liquid Crystal Technology. (2006) Proc. of SPIE 6177:61771C1-C10.

 

28.       McMurdy JW, Crawford GP, Jay GJ, Suner S.  A novel medical diagnostic tool for non-invasively measuring hemoglobin utilizing switchable H-PDLC display technology. (2006) SID 05 Digest.

 

29.       Suner S, Crawford D, McMurdy J, Jay GD.  Noninvasive Determination of Hemoglobin by Digital Photography of Palpebral Conjunctiva.  (2007) The Journal of Emergency Medicine, 33(2):105-111.

 

30.       Suner S, Chee K, Partridge R, Sucov A, Valente J and Jay G.  Non-Invasive Carbon Monoxide Screening in the Emergency Department is Valuable. (2007) Annals of Emergency Medicine 49(5):718-719.

 

31.       Suner S, McMurdy J, Jay G, Crawford G.  Digital imaging, spectroscopy and liquid crystals in a hand-held, non-invasive device to determine hemoglobin concentration. (2007) Journal of the Society for Image Display  15(6):399407.

 

32.       Suner S. Panagos P.  Current Diagnostic and Therapeutic Advances in Neurological Emergencies (2007). Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Review.

 

33.       Chee K, Nilson D, Partridge R, Hughes A, Suner S, Sucov A, Jay G. (2007).  Finding needles in a haystack: A case series of carbon monoxide poisoning detected using new technology in the emergency department. The Journal of Clinical Toxicology.

 

34.       Jay G, Racht J, McMurdy J, Mathews Z, Hughes A, Suner S, Crawford G. Point of care non-invasive hemoglobin determination using fiberoptic reflectance spectroscopy (2007).  IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society.

 

35.       McMurdy J, Jay G, Suner S, Crawford G.  Non-invasive methods for anemia screening.  (2007). Journal of Clinical Chemistry 2008;54:2-264-272.

 

36.       Suner S and Jay G. Carbon monoxide has direct toxicity on the myocardium distinct from effects of hypoxia in an ex-vivo rat heart model. (2008). Academic Emergency Medicine 2008;15(1):59-65.

 

37.       Suner S, Partridge R, Sucov J, Valente J, Chee K, and Jay G.  Non-invasive Pulse CO-oximetry for Carboxyhemoglobin Screening in the Emergency Department:  Identifying Occult Carbon Monoxide Toxicity. (2008).  The Journal of Emergency Medicine  2008;34(4):441-450.

 

38.       Suner S, Sucov A, Valente J, Partridge R, Jay G.  SpCO screening at triage continues to identify occult CO toxicity (Letter).  (2009).  The Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009. 2009;37(3):310-312.

 

39.       Suner S. Reply: Elevated SpCO is most commonly from an exogenous source of carbon monoxide (Letter). (2009).  The Journal of Emergency Medicine.  2009;37(3):310-312.

 

40.       Suner S. Response: Bland-Altman Analysis (Letter). (2009).  The Journal of Emergency Medicine.  2009;36(3):307-310.

 

41.       Sisson C, Nagdev A, Tirado A, Suner S. Ultrasound diagnosis of intratendoinous triceps tendon tear. The Journal of Emergency Medicine 2009.

 

42.       Suner S, McMurdy J.  The Masimo Rad-57 Pulse CO-oximeter device for noninvasive carboxyhemoglobin monitoring.  Expert Reviews Medical Devices.  2009;6(2):125-130.

 

43.       McMurdy J., Jay G, Suner S, Crawford G.  Photonics-based in vivo total hemoglobin monitoring and clinical relevance.  Journal of Photonics.  2009;2(5):277-287. (Cover Article)

 

44.       Ersoy G, Yanturali S, Atilla R, Aksay E, Karakus NE, Suner S.  Relative’s Perspectives Regarding Family Witnessed Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.  European Journal of Emergency Medicine.   2009; electronic publication                                    DOI: 10.1097/MEJ.0b013e328311a8dc.

 

45.       Wermeling DP, Clinch T, Rudy AC, Dreitlein D, Suner S, LaCouture P.  A multicenter, open-label, dose-ranging trial of intranasal hydromorphone for managing acute pain from traumatic injury. The Journal of Pain. 2010;11(1):24-31.

 

46.       Oray NC, Basak, B, Yanturali Sedat, Onder L, Suner S.  A potential pitfall in the diagnosis of Renal Colic: Renal Infarction.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine.  2009; 27(6):750-e7-750e9.

 

47.       Nilson D, Partridge R, Suner S, Jay GD.  Noninvasive Carboxyhemoglobin monitoring: Screening Emergency Medical Services Patients for Carbon Monoxide Exposure.  Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 2010;25(3)253-256

 

48.       Haran JP, Beaudoin FL, Suner S, Lu S. C-reactive protein as a predictor of bacterial infection among patients with an influenza like illness.  Am J Emerg Med. 2012 Aug 31. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 22944552 

 

49.       Haran JP, Suner S, Gardiner F. Correlation of C-reactive protein to severity of symptoms in acute influenza A infection.  J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2012 Apr;5(2):149-52.

 

50.       Eryilmaz M, Arziman I, Suner S.  Surgery and Disaster.  European Journal of Surgical Sciences.  2012;3(2):39-45.

 

51.       Mason RC, Suner S, Williams KA.  An analysis of hiker preparedness:  A survey of hiker habits in New Hapmshire. Wilderness and Environmental Medicine 2013 (electronic publication in advance of print).

 

52.     Suner S.  Rapid reorganization of motor cortical topographic representation of musculature in adult rats (1986) Master of Science Thesis, Brown University, Providence

 

53.     Tai R, Suner S. Risk of aerosolized dissemination of CDC Category A agents and H1N1 virus in New England based on seasonal variations in meterologic factors.  Submitted.

 

54.         Eryilmaz M, Suner S.  Mass Casualty Response to a Car Bomb: The anatomy of a critical incident.  In preparation.

 

55.         Hua A, Suner S.  Illness and Injury Among Rescuers during the Rescue and Recovery mission following 9/11/2001 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center in New York City.  In preparation.

 

56.         Luo, J, Jay G, Suner S. Editors.  From Across the Table:  A Guide for Academic Entrepreneurs.  In preparation.

 

57.         Choi B, Williams K, Suner S, Kobayashi L.  Measurement and Characterization of Hazardous Aerosolized Particulate Matter Associated with Ambulance Exhaust in an Emergency Department Environment.  In Preparation.

 

58.         Suner S. Associate Editor: Ciattone’s Disaster Medicine. Second Edition  Ed: Ciattone G.   Mosby.  In preparation.

 

59.         Yousif S, Machan JT, Suner S.  Airway Management in Disaster Response: A Manikin Study Comparing Direct and Video Laryngoscopy for Endotracheal intubation by Pre-hospital Providers in Level C Personal Protective Equipment.  Submitted to Recussitation.

 

60.         Suner S, Donoghue JP, Schlaggar BL, Sanes JN  Peripheral injury induces motor cortex reorganization in adult rats (1986)  Neurosci. Abstr. 12:1285

 

61.         Donoghue JP, Suner S, Lando JF, Sanes JN   Motor cortical representation patterns shift rapidly following motor nerve section (1987) Neurosci. Abstr.  13: 242.

 

62.         Suner S, Gutman DC, Gaal G, Sanes JN and Donoghue JP   Reorganization of monkey motor cortex related to motor skill learning (1993) Neurosci. Abstr. 19:775

 

63.         Suner S, Jagminas L, Woolard RH, Jay GD, Kleinman GJ and Becker BM Comparison of Two-Person CPR with Bag-Valve-Mask Device (BVM) to One-Person CPR Using the Kendall Cardiovent® (KCV®) Device in an Intubated CPR Mannequin (1995)  Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 10(1): S34.

 

64.         Jagminas L, Suner S, Jay GD  The second derivative of the end tidal CO2 waveform is associated with admission in acute exacerbation of asthma. (1996) Academic Emergency Medicine 1996 3(5):455-456.

 

65.         Suner S, Jagminas L, Piepert JF, Linakis J. Rupture Spontanee Fatale De L’uterus Gravide: Observation Et Revue De La Literature De La Rupture Uterine.  Journal of Emergency Medicine 1996; 14(2):284

 

66.         Suner S, Szlatenyi S, Wang R  Gamma Hydroxybutyrate Toxicity in Children (1996) Journal of Toxicology, Clinical Toxicology 1996;34(5):596

 

67.         Daddario DM, Kleinman GJ, Suner S: An Emergency Physician-Staffed On-Site Facility Reduces the Number of Patients Transported to Hospitals at Air Shows. Academic Emergency Medicine 1997;4(5):416

 

68.         Daddario DM, Kleinman GJ, Suner S: Emergency Physician-Staffed On-Site Facility at Air Shows Reduces the Number of Patients Transported to Hospitals.The Journal of Emergency Medicine 1998;16(2S):30S

 

69.       Suner S, Daddario DM, Kleinman GJ  Emergency Physicians Can Safely Evaluate, Treat, and Discharge Patients at On-Site Emergency Facilities at Air Shows.The Journal of Emergency Medicine 1998;16(2S):92S

 

70.       Suner S, Jay G, Raymond R  Myocardial Depression in Rat Hearts Perfused Ex-Vivo with Carbon Monoxide. Academic Emergency Medicine 1999;6(5):394.

 

71.       Suner S, Simmons W, Savitt D  A Porcine Model for Instruction of Lateral Canthotomy. Academic Emergency Medicine 1999;6(5):486.

 

            72.       Suner S. Injuries During Competitive Youth Soccer.  Presented at the 5th Annual New England Regional Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Conference.  Hoagland Pincus Conference Center, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, April 6, 2001.

Academic Emergency Medicine 2001;8(5):457.

 

73.       Ernsting K, Suner S, Jay GD.  Use of Digital Imaging of Conjunctiva to Predict Hemoglobin Concentration. Academic Emergency Medicine 2001;8(5):528.

 

74.       Ernsting, K, Suner, S, Jay, GD: Noninvasive determination of hemoglobin by digital photography of palpebral conjunctiva. British Society for Haematology 41st Annual Meeting, London, UK, April 2001. NOMINATED FOR BEST POSTER PRESENTATION BY A YOUNG INVESTIGATOR.

 

             75.      Sucov A, Shapiro MJ, Jay GD, Suner S, Simon R and Kaylor C. Anonymous Error reporting As An Adjunct to Traditional Incident Reporting Improves Error Detection. Academic Emergency Medicine 2001;8(5):498.

 

             76.       Anonymous Error Reporting in the Emergency Department: Demographics and Factors Contributing to Medical Error. 5th Annual New England Regional Society of Academic Emergency Medicine Conference.  Hoagland Pincus Conference Center, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, April 6, 2001.

 

77.       Suner S, Jay G, Gum R, Ciottone G. Injuries Among Workers During the 2001 World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Mission. Academic Emergency Medicine.

 

78.       Sidman R, Lubin J, Suner S. Cricoid Pressure: How good are emergency medicine residents when asked and observed? Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2002; St. Louis, MO.

79.       Lubin J, Suner S, Sidman R. Outcome of patients undergoing endotracheal intubation by emergency physicians in a tertiary care center. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine New England Regional Meeting, April 2002; Shrewsbury, MA.

 

80.       Partridge R, Suner S.  Medical Counter-Bioterrorism:  Anthrax prophylaxis to United States Postal Service Employees in New York City in October 2001.  Public Health Research Day, Brown Medical School, Sayles Hall, March 12, 2002 and National American College of Emergency Medicine  meeting in Seattle, 2002; Brown Department of Medicine Eighth Annual Research Forum.  Smith-Buonanno Hall, Brown University, Providence, RI, June 13, 2002.

 

81.       Suner S.  Injuries Among Workers During the 2001 World Trade Center Rescue and Recovery Mission.  6th Annual New England Regional Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Conference.  Hoagland-Pincus Conference Center, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, April 3, 2002.

 

82.       Lubin J, Skarbek-Borowski G, Brown J, Trespalacios F, Suner S.  The impact of physician presence on patient triage and transport at an annual mass gathering event. National Association of EMS Physicians Annual Meeting, January 2003; Panama City Beach, FL.

83.       Yanturali S, Suner S, Sonmez Y. To be Vaccinated or Not? Turkish Emergency Physicians’ Smallpox Survey.  The Second Mediterranian Emergency Medicine Congress.  September 13-17, 2003, Barcelona, Spain.

 

84.       Suner S, Fellows MC, Vargas-Irwin C, Donoghue JP. Stability of single unit recording from bionic 100 - electrode array implanted in primate motor cortex.. Program No. 607.12. 2003 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. Washington, DC: Society for Neuroscience

 

85.       Shapiro M, Kobayashi L, Williams K, Sullivan F, Sekell C, Suner S.  Use Of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Does Not Impede Airway Management In An Environment Simulating A Chemical Weapons Of Mass Destruction (WMD) Attack.  4th International Meeting on Medical Simulation.  Society for Technology in Anesthesia.  January 16-18, 2004, Albuquerque/Santa Fe, NM.

 

86.       Suner S, Williams K, Shapiro M, Kobayashi L, Woolard R and Sullivan F.  Effect of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on Rapid Patient Assessment and Treatment During a Simulated Chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Attack. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine New England Regional Meeting, April 2004; Shrewsbury, MA.

 

87.      Suner S, M.R. Fellows, C. Vargas-Irwin, J.P. Donoghue.  Defining Long-term Signal Stability For a 100-electrode Chronically Implanted Array To Develop a Primate Model For Studying The Effect Of Near-by Injury To Individual Neurons In Motor Cortex (M1). Society for Academic Emergency Medicine New England Regional Meeting, April 2004; Shrewsbury, MA.

 

88.      Suner S, M.R. Fellows, C. Vargas-Irwin, J.P. Donoghue.  Determination of Physiological Variables to Assess Changes in Neuronal Function Following Injury to Near-by Neurons. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine New England Regional Meeting, April 2004; Shrewsbury, MA.

 

89.       Williams K, Sullivan F, Suner S, Shapiro M, Kobayashi L, Woolard R, Seekell C, Trespalacios F.  Triage Behaviors of First Responders. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine New England Regional Meeting, April 2004; Shrewsbury, MA.

 

            90.  Williams K, Sullivan F, Suner S, Kobayashi L, Woolard R, Seekell C.  Do First  Responders enter unsafe environments? Society                     for Academic Emergency Medicine New England Regional Meeting, April 2004; Shrewsbury, MA.

 

91.       Suner S, Williams K, Shapiro M, Kobayashi L, Woolard R and Sullivan F.  Effect of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) on Rapid Patient Assessment and Treatment During a Simulated Chemical Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Attack.  Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2004; Orland, FL.

92.       Suner S, M.R. Fellows, C. Vargas-Irwin, J.P. Donoghue.  Defining Long-term Signal Stability For a 100-electrode Chronically Implanted Array To Develop a Primate Model For Studying The Effect Of Near-by Injury To Individual Neurons In Motor Cortex (M1). Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2004; Orland, FL.

93.      Suner S, M.R. Fellows, C. Vargas-Irwin, J.P. Donoghue.  Determination of Physiological Variables to Assess Changes in Neuronal Function Following Injury to Near-by Neurons. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2004; Orland, FL.

 

94.       Kobayashi L, Shapiro MJ, Hill A, Suner S, Jay G.  Creating a MESS (Multiple Encounter Simulation Scenario) for Medical Error Reduction and Enhanced Medical Education. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2004; Orland, FL.

 

95.       Williams K, Sullivan F, Suner S, Shapiro M, Kobayashi L, Woolard R, Seekell C, Trespalacios F.  Triage Behaviors of First Responders. Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2004; Orland, FL.

 

            96.       Williams K, Sullivan F, Suner S, Kobayashi L, Woolard R, Seekell C.  Do First

Responders enter unsafe environments? Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2004; Orland, FL.

 

97.       Suner S, Shaikhouni A, Vargas-Irwin C, Fellows MC, Donoghue JP. Spatial-Temporal Propagation Of Leaned Movement Related Neuronal Activity In The Arm Area Of Motor Cortex In Non-Human Primates.  Program No. 2004 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. San Diego CA: Society for Neuroscience  

 

98.       Donoghue JP, Fellows MC, Vargas-Irwin C, Travers BA, Suner S. Long Term Intracortical Recording With Multielectrode Arrays In Primates: Histological Responses And Recording.  Program No. . 2004 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner. San Diego CA: Society for Neuroscience

 

99.       Hochberg LR, Suner S, Fellows MC., Friehs GM, Donoghue JP.  Intracortical Recordings from a 100-Microelectrode Array: Potential Applications in Human Neurophysiology.  American Epilepsy Society abstract, Washington, DC, Dec 2-6, 2005

 

100.       Ersoy G, Yanturali S, Suner S, Karakus NE, Aksy E, Atilla R.  Relative’s Perspectives Regarding Family Witnessed Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.  3rd Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress, September 1-5, 2005, Nice, France.

 

101.       Ersoy G, Yanturali S, Suner S, Karakus NE, , Aksy E, Atilla R.   Hasta Yakınlarının Kardiyo Pulmoner Resüsitasyon Girişimine Tanıklık Etme Arzuları.  Second National Turkish Emergency Medicine Congress, Cesme, Turkey.

 

102.       Ersoy G, Yanturali S, Suner S, Karakus NE, , Aksy E, Atilla R Hasta yakinlarinin hastalarina yapilan kardiyopulmoner resusitasyon girisimine taniklik etme arzulari ve isteklerini etkileyen sosyoekonomik faktorler.  Fifth National Trauma and Emergency Surgery Congress.  November 16-20, Side, Turkey.

 

103.       Hochberg LR, Suner S, Fellows M, Friehs GM, Donoghue JP.  Intracortical Recordings from a 100-Microelectrode Array: Potential Applications in Human Neurophysiology.  Epilepsia (2005) 46(suppl 8): 256.

 

104.       Chee K, Suner S, Partridge RA, Sucov A, Jay GD.  Noninvasive Carboxyhemoglobin Monitoring: Screening Emergency Department Patients for Carbon Monoxide ExposurePresented at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2006; San Francisco, CA.   Acad Emerg Med Volume 13, Number 5_suppl_1 179.

 

105.       Sucov A , Suner S, Partridge RA, Chee K, Valente J, Jay GD. Role of Non-invasive Carboxyhemoglobin Monitoring: Screening Emergency Department Patients for Carbon Monoxide Exposure. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine.  November 1, 2006.  Hiroshima, Japan.

 

106.       Partridge RA, Chee K, Suner S, Valente J, Sucov A, Jay GD. Non-invasive Carboxyhemoglobin Monitoring: Screening Emergency Department Patients for Carbon Monoxide Exposure. Presented at the 52nd International Congress of Respiratory Care, Las Vegas, Nevada, December, 2006.

 

107.       Partridge RA, Chee K, Suner S, Valente J, Sucov A, Jay GD. Unsuspected Carbon Monoxide Toxicity Detected by Non-invasive Monitoring: A Case Report. Presented at the 52nd International Congress of Respiratory Care, Las Vegas, Nevada, December, 2006.

 

108.       Cottam M and Suner S.  The Next Generation PPE: Industrial Design meets Disaster Medicine.  Biennale Internationale Design 2006 Saint-Etienne.  November 22-December 3, 2006, Saint-Etienne, France.

 

109.       Chee K, Suner S, Partridge RA, Sucov A, Jay GD.  Noninvasive Carboxyhemoglobin Monitoring: Screening Emergency Department Patients for Carbon Monoxide ExposurePresented at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2006; San Francisco, CA.   Acad Emerg Med 2006;13( 5_suppl_1):179.

 

110.       Racht J, McMurdy J, Jay G, Crawford G, Suner S.  Noninvasive measurement of hemoglobin concentration in emergency department patients using fiber optic spectral analysis of the tarsal plate.  Presented at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2007; Chicago, Ill.   Acad Emerg Med 2007;(_suppl_):.  Also presented at the New England Regional SAEM meeting as an oral presentation and at the Rhode Island Hospital 15th Annual Research Celebration where it was selected as a nominee for the best clinical research project.

 

111.       D Dreitlein, Hefti F, Clinch T, Lacotoure PG, Suner S.  Acute Pain from trauma in the emergency department. American Pain Society 2008 Annual Meeting. 

 

112.       Nilson D, Partridge R, Jay G and Suner S. Non-Invasive Carboxyhemoglobin Monitoring: Screening Emergency Medical Services Patients For Carbon Monoxide Exposure. Presented at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2008; Washington DC.   Acad Emerg Med 2008.

 

113.       Suner S, Dreitlein D, Lacotour PG. Intranasal Hydromorphone For Pain In Patients Presenting With Trauma To The Emergency Department, Oral Presentation at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May 2008; Washington DC.   Acad Emerg Med 2008.

 

114.       Kobayashi L, Jernigan E, Suner S, Marcotte S, Jones M.  Use of Medical Simulation to Satisfy National Registry Paramedic Student Endotracheal Intubation Training Requirement Elements.  Lifespan Research Celebration, November 20, 2008.

 

115.       Haran JP, Gardner F, Suner S.  Correlation of C Reactive Protein to Severity of Symptoms in Acute Influenza Infection.  Presented at The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, May, 2010.

 

116.       Haran JP, Gardner F, Suner S.  C-reactive Protein As A Predictor Of Bacterial Infection Among Patients Presenting With Influenza-like Illness During The Influenza Season. Presented at The Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, June, 2011, Boston MA.

 

117.       Choi B, Williams K, Suner S, Kobayashi L.  Measurement and Characterization of Hazardous Aerosolized Particulate Matter Associated with Ambulance Exhaust in an Emergency Department Environment.  Presented at the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting in Chicago, Illinois, May 9-12, 2012.

 

118.       Mason R, Williams K, Suner S.  A description of hiker preparedness in New Hampshire.  Wilderness Medical Society Medical Conference, Park City Utah, February 6-7, 2012.

 

119.       Yousif S,  Machan JT, Suner S.  Airway Management in Disaster Response: A Manikin Study Comparing Direct Nad Video Laryngoscopy for Endotracheal intubation by Pre-hospital Providers in Level C Personal Protective Equipment.  VIIth Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress.  Marseille, France September 8-11, 2013

 

120.       Suner S. Carbon monoxide toxicity for the emergency physician practicing in the third millennium. http://www.eMedHome.com; Feature Article, April 24, 2000.

 

121.       Suner S and Gaffney J.  Medicine at Mass Gathering Events. http://www.eMedHome.com; Feature Article, December 25, 2000.

 

122.      Suner S, Savitt D.  Atlas of Emergency Medicine Second Edition (2002), Chapter 12: Extremity Conditions pages: 347-375,  KJ Knoop, LB Stack, AB Storrow Eds., McGraw-Hill, New York.

 

123.         Suner S, Savitt D.  Atlas of Emergency Medicine (1997), Chapter 12: Extremity Conditions pages: 316-340,  KJ Knoop, LB Stack, AB Storrow Eds., McGraw-Hill, New York.

 

124.         Suner S.  Musculoskeletal Trauma. Pre-Hospital Care of the Elder Patient Chapter 14, Eds. Partridge and Becker Brady/Prentice Hall 2004, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

 

125.         Suner S. Abdominal and Pelvic Trauma.  Pre-Hospital Care of the Elder Patient Chapter 14, Eds. Partridge and Becker Brady/Prentice Hall 2004, Upper Saddle River, NJ.

 

126.         Suner S. Associate Editor: Disaster Medicine.  Ed: Ciattone G.   2006 Mosby

 

127.         Suner S, Chee K, Partridge R, Sucov J, Valente J and Jay G.  Non-Invasive Carboxyhemoglobin Monitoring: Carbon Monoxide Toxicity Screening in the Emergency Department and Implications for Disaster Medical Care.  International Disaster Reduction Conference Extended Abstracts, Volume 3, pages 578-581.  Eds. Walter Ammann, Jordahna Haig, Christine Houvinen and Martina Stocker.  Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL, Birmensdorf and Davos, Switzerland, 2006.

 

128.         McMurdy J, Crawford G, Suner S.  Liquid crystals in spectroscopy, microscopy and hyperspectral imaging. Chapter 3, pp 149-217.  In Liquid Cystals: Frontiers in Biomedical Applications, 2007, Eds Woltman S, Jay G. and Crawford G. World Scientific Book.

 

129.         Tubbs R, Savitt D., Suner S.  Atlas of Emergency Medicine Third Edition (2009), Chapter: Extremity Conditions pages:,  KJ Knoop, LB Stack, AB Storrow Eds., McGraw-Hill, New York.

 

130.         Suner S.  Carbon monoxide poisoning.  World Book Encyclopedia Online Edition (2009), World Book Inc. Chicago Ill.  www.worldbook.com.

 

131.       Tai R, Suner S. Risk of aerosolized dissemination of CDC Category A agents based on seasonal variations in meterologic factors. In, Handbook of Disaster Medicine. EDs Partridge R and Proano L.  Feb 2012.

 

132.       Eryilmaz M, Suner S.  Afetlerde Cerrahi (Surgery in Disasters).  In Temel Cerrahi.  Ed.  Prof. Dr. Iskender Sayek.  Publication Date 2012.

 

133.       Suner S. Agencies involved in Disaster Care in the US. In, Handbook of Disaster Medicine. EDs Partridge R and Proano L.  2012.

research overview

Selim Suner studies neural control of movement,applications of biomedical enginnering to diagnostic and therapetic advances in medicine, disaster and mass gathering medicine, CO toxicity, cortical injury, disaster medicine.

funded research

1.         Co-Investigator.  A Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind Placebo Controlled Trial of Zafirlukast (ACCOLATE) in Subjects Admitted to the Emergency Department with Asthma Exacerbations.  $248,440, 20% effort.  August 1997-1998.  Funded by Zeneca, Inc.         

 

2.         Principle Investigator.  Disaster Medical Assistance Team Development.  Health and Human Services, Office of Emergency Preparedness. $8,000, January 2000- January 2001.

 

3.         Principle Investigator.  Disaster Medical Assistance Team Development.  Health and Human Services, Office of Emergency Preparedness. $10,000, January 2001- January 2002.

 

4.         Principle Investigator.  Rhode Island Disaster Initiative- Phase I.  Health and Human Services, Office of Emergency Preparedness.  Through Chemical and Biological Defense Information Analysis Center (CBIAC) CBIAC Task # 128; PO# 171284 $393,750, 9-20-2001 through 9-30-2002.

 

5.         Principle Investigator.  Disaster Medical Assistance Team Readiness.  Health and Human Services, Office of Emergency Preparedness. $10,000, May 2001- May, 2002.

 

6.         Principle Investigator.  Disaster Medical Assistance Team Development.  Health and Human Services, Office of Emergency Preparedness. $10,000, January 2002- January 2003.

 

7.         Principle Investigator.  Rhode Island Disaster Initiative Pahse 2.  Office of Naval Research.  Through Chemical and Biological Defense Information Analysis Center (CBIAC)  $1,500,000, August 2002-August 2003.

 

8.         Principle Investigator.  Disaster Medical Assistance Team Development.  Health and Human Services, Office of Emergency Preparedness. $125,000, January 2003- January 2004.

 

9.         Principal Investigator:  Changes in neuronal activity as a result of injury to nearby cells. Neuroscience Fellowship Award, SAEM $60,000 July 2003-June 2004.

 

10.       Principle Investigator.  Rhode Island Disaster Initiative Phase 3.  Office of Naval Research.  Through Chemical and Biological Defense Information Analysis Center (CBIAC) $600,000, February 2004-February 2005.

 

11.       Principle Investigator. Center for Biodefense and Emerging Pathogens.  $20,500, October 1, 2005-August 31, 2006.

 

12.       Principle Investigator.  An open-label, dose-ranging evaluation of the safety and efficacy of intranasal hydromorphone hydrochloride in acute trauma subjects: Pain control in disasters.  $250,000, December 2006- September, 2007.

 

13.       Principle Investigator.  A randomized, double blind, parallel group multi-center study of intranasal hydromorphone hydrochloride in a subjects with moderate to severe pain secondary to acute trauma.  $250,000, December 2007- September, 2008.

 

14.       Principle Investigator: Non-invasive, real-time total hemoglobin measurement utilizing inexpensive liquid crystal technology.  1R43HL090115-01Phase I SBIR, National Institutes of Health.  $127,648, September 28, 2007- September 27, 2009.

 

15.       Principle Investigator.  Non-invasive, real-time total hemoglobin measurement utilizing inexpensive liquid crystal technology.  IIP-0740760 Phase I SBIR, National Science Foundation.  $99,590, January 1, 2008- June 30, 2008.

 

16.       Principle Investigator.  Rapid and non-invasive, hemoglobin determination using compact liquid crystal optical sensors.  Rhode Island Science and Technology Counsel.  $180,000, September 28, 2007- September 27, 2009.

 

17.       Co-Investigator (PI: Deborah Gutman).  A Longitudinal Curriculum in Public Health for Emergency Medicine. AAMC CDC, $25,000. 

 

18.       Principle Investigator.  Open Cavity Terahertz Laser Spectroscopy for Human Breath Testing in Sepsis.  R21 NIBIB ISD National Institutes for Health.  Submitted, 2008.

 

19.     Reflectance Spectroscopy (SrHgb) Measurement of Hemoglobin Concentration from the Conjunctiva NIH 2 R44 HL090115-02.  PI Suner. 2010-2012, $749,824.  Submitted August 2009.

 

20.       Non-invasive Assessment of Children and Adults with Anemia.  Gates Foundation.  PI Suner. 2010-2011. $100,000.

 

21.     Protocol Number MI-CP186 MEDI-563 “A Phase 2, Multicenter, Randomized, Double-blind, Placebo controlled Study to Evaluate the Safety and Efficacy of Intravenously Administered MEDI-563, A Humanized Antiinterleukin-5 Receptor Alpha Monoclonal Antibody, on Asthma Control Following Acute Exacerbations in Adults”. Site Co-PI Suner; 2009-2010, $90,000.

 

22.     Topcoat.  “Randomized trial of Tenecteplace to treat Severe Submassive Pulmonary Embolism”.  Site Co-PI.  2009-2010. $70,000.

 

            23.  Protocol 087-CL-301  “A Phase 3b, Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled, Multi-Center Study to Assess the Safety and                    Efficacy of Conivaptan in Symptomatic Acute Decompensated Heart Failure (ADHF) Subjects with Hyponatremia”. Astellas. Site                      PI Suner. 2009-2010. $71,692.  Funded. Study Terminated.

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