Dartmouth Events

Medicine Grand Rounds - Friday, November 8

Stephen H. Thomas, MD, MPH George Kaiser Family Foundation Professor and Chair The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine Presenting: "Helicopter EMS: Beyond Trama"

Friday, November 8, 2013
Auditorium E, DHMC
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Please join us for Medicine Grand Rounds on Friday, November 8, 2013 for the presentation titled:


Helicopter EMS: Beyond trauma (Outcomes, evidence, and cost-effectiveness)


Stephen H. Thomas, MD, MPH

George Kaiser Family Foundation Professor and Chair

Department of Emergency Medicine

The University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Auditorium E, Rubin Building, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


Co-sponsored by the Section of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


Objectives – Participants will be able to:

  1. Understand principles of research approaches to studying helicopter EMS (HEMS) outcomes benefits
  2. Describe trends in HEMS use for nontrauma patient populations
  3. Review current evidence basis, and review directions for new evidence development, regarding HEMS use in nontrauma


Stephen H. Thomas, MD, MPH

After finishing the six-year MD program at Louisiana State University, Dr. Thomas moved to the University Medical Center of Eastern Carolina where he served as an Emergency Medicine resident and then an air medical fellow. After completing training in North Carolina, he moved to Boston where he joined the faculty at Harvard Medical School, working clinically at the Massachusetts General Hospital and assisting with medical direction at Boston MedFlight. He obtained a Master’s degree in Quantitative Methods at the Harvard School of Public Health, focusing his graduate studies in the realm of outcomes research in helicopter EMS (HEMS). During his time in Boston he became Associate Professor of Surgery at Harvard, and Director of Academic Affairs for the MGH Department of Emergency Services.

In addition to his research and helicopter EMS activities he has been active in medical student and resident education. He has chaired the medical student education committee of the largest academic society in EM (Society for Academic Emergency Medicine), and was selected to membership in the Academy at Harvard Medical School (which membership is limited to the top 3-5% of educators at HMS). He was the first EM faculty member to receive the Wyman Teaching Award for Non-Medicine faculty from the MGH Residency in Internal Medicine. In 2000, he became the first chairman of the newly constituted Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma; he is the Kaiser Foundation Professor & Chair of EM at OU.

Stephen H. Thomas, MD has stated that he has no financial interests or arrangements in association with this presentation.

Please join the Department of Medicine in welcoming Dr. Stephen H. Thomas to Medicine Grand Rounds.

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*PLEASE NOTE:  Credit will only be awarded for written evaluations submitted within 1 week of conference date.

** The Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. **

For more information, contact:
Lara Judd

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.