Size: 6 residents per year

Program length: 3 years

Institution bed size: 425

ED Visits per year: 69,000

ACGME accreditation status: Initial Accreditation

Away rotations: One month of pediatric emergency medicine at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Two months of Level 1 Trauma at UPMC Presbyterian in Pittsburgh.

Hospital Location: Erie, PA

Available Fellowships: Sports Medicine

What is unique about your program?  

  • Procedurally unopposed
  • High volume and acuity
  • Extensive critical care experience: 6 months of Medical ICU and 1 month in the Cardiovascular-Neuro ICU
  • Strong record of research and publications (See below for list of publications from the last year)

What do you do outside of the hospital?  

What are three words that describe your residency?

  • Mentorship
  • Teamwork
  • Autonomy


Michelle.Sturtevant, Program Coordinator

Publications by residents and faculty in the last year:

  • Minju H, Nikolla DA, Havko F, Carlson JN. Elderly Woman With Abdominal Pain. Ann Emerg Med 2018;71(3):431,438.
  • Duong HV, Herrera LN, Moore JX, Donnelly J, Jacobson KE, Carlson JN, Mann NC, Wang HE.  National Characteristics of Emergency Medical Services Responses for Older Adults in the United States.  Prehosp Emerg Care. 2018 Jan-Feb;22(1):7-14. doi: 10.1080/10903127.2017.1347223.
  • Carlson JN, Foster KM, Pines JM, Corbit C, Ward MJ, Hydari MZ, Venkat A, Provider and Practice Factors Associated with Emergency Physicians Being Named in a Malpractice Claim.  Ann Emerg Med. 2018 Feb;71(2):157-164.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.06.023.
  • Nikolla DA. Carlson JN. Which compression-to-ventilation ratio yields better cardiac arrest outcomes? Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Nov 14. pii: S0196-0644(17)31792-4. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.10.009. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Fouche PF, Stein C, Simpson P, Carlson JN, Doi SA. Nonphysician Out-of-Hospital Rapid Sequence Intubation Success and Adverse Events: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Oct;70(4):449-459.e20. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.03.026.
  • Baker VOT, Amann C, McElhaney SN, McCarthy M, Carlson JN.  Implementing an Undergraduate, Team-Based, First Aid Education Course. International Journal of First Aid Education. 2017;1(1):12-28. DOI: 10.21038/ijfa.2017.0006
  • Carlson JN, Wang HE.  Paramedic Intubation – Does Practice Make Perfect?  Ann Emerg Med. Ann Emerg Med. 2017 Sep;70(3):391-393. doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.03.024.
  • Nikolla DA. The Case Files: A Rare Gas-Producing Infection of the Renal Pelvis. Emergency Medicine News 2017;39(7C). doi: 10.1097/01.EEM.0000521544.96582.9c.
  • Nikolla DA, Carlson JN. An Unexpected Cause of Infantile Dyspnea. CJEM 2017;19(3):230-234. doi: 10.1017/cem.2016.379
  • Mirarchi FL, Cooney TE, Venkat A, Wang D, Pope TM, Fant AL, Terman SA, Klauer KM, Williams-Murphy M, Gisondi MA, Clemency B, Doshi AA, Siegel M, Kraemer MS, Aberger K, Harman S, Ahuja N, Carlson JN, Milliron ML, Hart KK, Gilbertson CD, Wilson JW, Mueller L, Brown L, Gordon BD.  TRIAD VIII: Nationwide Multicenter Evaluation to Determine Whether Patient Video Testimonials Can Safely Help Ensure Appropriate Critical Versus End-of-Life Care.  J Patient Saf. 2017 Jun;13(2):51-61. doi: 10.1097/PTS.0000000000000357.
  • Yiadom MY, Liu X, McWade CM, Liu D, Storrow AB, ED Operations Study Group 2015.  Acute Coronary Syndrome Screening and Diagnostic Practice Variation.  Acad Emerg Med. 2017 Jun;24(6):701-709. doi: 10.1111/acem.13184
  • Carlson JN, Hostler D, Guyette FX, Pinchalk M, Martin-Gill C.  Derivation and Validation of a Predictive Model of Difficult Intubation in the Prehospital Setting: The Prehospital Difficult Airway Identification Tool (PreDAIT).  West J Emerg Med. 2017 Jun;18(4):662-672. doi: 10.5811/westjem.2017.1.32938.
  • Ducharme S, Kramer B, Gelbart D, Colleran C, Risavi B, Carlson JN.  A Pilot, Prospective, Randomized Trial of Video Versus Direct Laryngoscopy for Paramedic Endotracheal Intubation.  Resuscitation. 2017 Mar 20;114:121-126. doi: 10.1016/j.resuscitation.2017.03.022.
  • Carlson JN, Schunder-Tatzber S, Neilson CJ, Hood N. Dietary sugars versus glucose tablets for first-aid treatment of symptomatic hypoglycaemia in awake patients with diabetes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Emerg Med J. 2017 Feb;34(2):100-106. doi: 10.1136/emermed-2015-205637.