Gary Gaddis

Gary Gaddis

Dr. Gary Gaddis currently serves as a Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Washington University in Saint Louis School of Medicine, in St. Louis, Missouri, USA.  St. Louis is located about 400 km southwest of Chicago, on America’s largest river, the Mississippi River.  At Washington University, he serves as the Director for Resident Research. 

Previously, he had served for more than 15 years as the St. Luke’s/Missouri Endowed Chair for Emergency Medicine, at the St. Luke’s Hospital of Kansas City. St. Luke’s is an important clinical teaching site for various residencies of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. 

Among his interests and responsibilities have been:

  • To serve as the Course Director (since 2017) of the Emergency Medicine Basic Research Skills (“EMBRS”) course, offered by the American College of Emergency Physicians at its national headquarters in Irving, Texas, USA. EMBRS serves as a “mini-fellowship” to teach research and statistical methodology in an overview fashion during 10 class days.  EMBRS is open to any interested emergency physician, and it has had international attendees, but most attendees are American emergency physicians
  • To serve in various leadership roles at international emergency medicine congresses sponsored or co-sponsored by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine
  • To perform various clinical studies, including collaborations with hospital pharmacists, hospital pharmacy residents, and emergency medicine residents

Dr. Gaddis is a strong advocate for efficient and effective clinical care, and for the liberal offering of procedural sedation to patients who will need to undergo painful or disagreeable medical procedures.

Dr. Gaddis has received the Peter Rosen Award from the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM), an award named for one of the founders of the specialty in the United States, for his academic contributions to the AAEM.

2018 will mark Dr. Gaddis’ first visit to Lithuania