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Siamak Moayedi, MD

Associate Professor and Director of Medical Student Education, University of Maryland and Course Director, Essential and Critical Procedures, Emergency Medicine.
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University of Maryland

Why I love to teach


I’m an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of Medical Student Education at the University of Maryland. I write and speak internationally about medical student education, difficult IV access research, and invasive medical procedure education. I direct two CME procedure courses and serve on the Education Committee for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

Latest articles with Siamak

Splinting with fiberglass versus plaster

Do you have a preference? Learn the important differences between the application of fiberglass and plaster splints.
14th Mar 2023 • 1m read

How to manage a boxer’s fracture, scaphoid fracture, and de Quervain’s tenosynovitis

Recognize and manage the three most common hand fractures.
14th Mar 2023 • 1m read

How to build a thumb spica splint

Thumb spica splints are used to treat many common hand injuries. Learn how to build and apply one.
14th Mar 2023 • 1m read

Initial emergency management of fractures

Recognize and treat life-threatening injuries in the emergency department.
14th Mar 2023 • 1m read

Performing cricothyrotomy

In this video from our Emergency Procedures Masterclass (Part 2), we'll review the steps for this life-saving procedure and teach you how to make the correct incisions (with the right scalpels), how to safely hold the cricothyroid complex while you're cutting, and how to check that you've properly placed the tube.
25th Oct 2020 • 1m read

Reducing a shoulder dislocation with the Cunningham technique

In this video, from our Emergency Procedures Masterclass (Part 2), we take a look at how the Cunningham technique works, why it won't work on every patient, and a step-by-step account of how to perform this procedure.
25th Sep 2020 • 3m read

Diagnosing priapism

In this video, we discuss the details of priapism, starting with the anatomy of the penis and the causes of ischemic priapism.
25th Aug 2020 • 3m read

Draining a Bartholin's abscess

In this video, you'll learn the procedure and tools required for draining a Bartholin’s gland abscess, when to prescribe antibiotics, and what technique to use when the abscess is too large. 
25th Aug 2020 • 3m read

Diagnosing a shoulder dislocation

In this video, we'll review the mechanism behind a shoulder dislocation, the features that will help you to identify it during a physical exam, and how to use an x-ray to both confirm your diagnosis and document any pre-reduction fractures.
25th Aug 2020 • 4m read

Tapping the knee

In this video, we'll cover the anatomy of the knee, the ideal positioning of a patient's leg to avoid discomfort, and the needle approach for knee arthrocentesis.
25th Aug 2020 • 3m read

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