Associate Professor and Director of Medical Student Education, University of Maryland and Course Director, Essential and Critical Procedures, Emergency Medicine.
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.
How to manage a boxer’s fracture, scaphoid fracture, and de Quervain’s tenosynovitis
Recognize and manage the three most common hand fractures.
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.
Initial emergency management of fractures
Recognize and treat life-threatening injuries in the emergency department.
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.
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.
In this video, we discuss the details of priapism, starting with the anatomy of the penis and the causes of ischemic priapism.
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.
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.
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.
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