Douglas M Char, MD

Professor, Emergency Medicine


  • B.S., Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts 1983
  • MA, Microbiology, Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, 1985
  • M.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa, Hawaii 1989


  • Internship, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Internal Medicine, Denver, Colorado, 1990
  • Residency, Internal Medicine, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Denver, Colorado, 1992
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, Denver Metro Health Medical Center, Denver, Colorado, 1995

Licensure and Board Certification

  • Missouri

Honors and Awards

  • Small Group Leader of the Year; SOM Distinguished Service Teaching Award, 2015
  • Small Group Leader of the Year; SOM Distinguished Service Teaching Award ,2014
  • Emergency Medicine Residents Association, Program Director of the Year, 2010
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital Quality Leadership Award, 2007
  • Golden Apple Award (Didactic Teaching), Emergency Medicine Residency, June 2003
  • Emergency Nurses Association- St Louis Emergency Physician of the Year, 2001
  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital Quality Leadership Award, 1998
  • Alpha Omega Alpha, 1988

Recent Publications (view all)

Peer reviewed manuscripts

  1. Singer AJ, Thode HC Jr, Green GB,Birkhahn R,Shapiro Nl,Cairns C,Baumann BM,Aghababian R, CharD, Hollander JE.The incremental benefit of a shortness-of-breath biomarker panel in emergency department patients with dyspnea Acad Emerg Med. 2009 Jun;16(6}:488-94. PMID:19388909
  2. Schneider SM,Gardner AF, Weiss LD, Wood JP, Ybarra M, Beck OM,Stauffer AR, Wilkerson D, Brabson T, Jennings A, Mitchell M, McGrath RB,Christopher TA, King B, Muelleman RL, Wagner MJ, Char OM, McGee DL, Pilgrim RL, Moskovitz JB, ZinkeI AR, Byers M,Briggs WT, Hobgood CD,Kupas DF,Kruger J,Stratford CJ, Jouriles N. The future of Emergency Medicine. Ann Emerg Med. 2010 Aug;56(2):178-83. PMID: 20580128
  3. Wen L,Char OM. Existing infrastructure for the delivery of emergency care in post-conflict Rwanda: An initial descriptive study. African J of Emerg Med 2011. 1:57-61
  4. 2009 EM model Review Task Force;Perina DC, Beeson MS, Char, DM, Counselman FL, Keim SM, McGee DL,Rose CL, Sokolove PE, Tantama SS., The 2007 Model of the Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine: The 2009 Update. Acad Emerg Med. 2011Mar;18(3). PMID: 21272957
  5. 2011EM Model Review Task Force, Perina DG,Brunett CP,Caro DA,Char DM,Chisholm CD, Counselman FL, Heidt J,Keim SM, Ma OJ. The 2011model of the clinical practice of emergency medicine. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Jul;19(7). PMID: 22651693
  6. Tupesis JP, Babcock C, CharD,Alagappan K, Hexom B, Kapur GB. Optimizing global health experiences in emergency medicine residency programs: a consensus statement from the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors 2011Academic Assembly. Intern Jour of Emerg Med 2012,5:43 PMID: 23148459
  7. Eric D. Katz, Deepi G. Goyal,Douglas Char,Craig M. Coopersmith, Ethan D. Fried, A Novel Concept in Residency Education: Case-based Remediation. J Emerg Med. 2013 Feb;44(2):493-8. PMID: 23237659
  8. Cedric W. Lefebvre,Brian Hiestand, Michael C. Bond,Sean M. Fox, Doug Char,DrewS. Weber, David Glenn, Leigh A. Patterson,and David E. Manthey (2013) Increa sing Faculty Attendance at Emergency Medicine Resident Conferences: Does CME Credit Make a Difference? J Grad Med Educ. 2013 March; 5(1):41-46 PMID: 24404225
  9. Peacock WF,Chandra A,CharD,Collins S,Der Sahakian G, Ding L, Dunbar L,Fermann G, Fonarow GC,Garrison N,Hu MY,Jourdain P, Laribi S,Levy P, Mackel M,Mueller C,Ray P, Singer A, Ventura H, Weiss M, Mebazaa A. Clevidipine in acute heart failure: Results of the A Study of Blood Pressure Control in Acute Heart Failure-A Pilot Study (PRONTO). Am Heart J. 2014 Apr;167(4):529-36. PMID:24655702
  10. Wilen CB, Szymanski JJ, Hung S, Rajan A,Lavigne PM,Char DM,Geltman EM, Scott MG. Impact on Patient Management and Outcome of Switching between 2 Contemporary Sensitive Cardiac Troponin Assays. Clin Chem. 2015 Apr 17. PMID: 25886769

Invited publications

  1. Chapman DM,Char DM,Aubin CD., Clinical Decision-Making,Chapter 10 in Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice 51 Ed,Marx, Hockberger, Walls Editors. 107-115,Mosby Inc. 2002
  2. Char DM. Combination Therapy for Acute Myocardial Infarction in Advances in Emergency Cardiac and Neurovascular Care. Blomkalns Editor,25-31. May 2002
  3. Char DM,Pathophysiology of Acute Coronary Syndromes in Advances in Emergency Cardiac and Neurovascular Care. Blomkalns Editor, 1-6. February 2005
  4. Chapman DM,Char DM, Aubin CD.,Clinical Decision-Making,in Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice 61 Ed,Marx, Hockberger, Walls Editors. 125-133. Mosby Inc. 2006
  5. Char, DM. Emergency Department Evaluation of the Psychiatric Patient in Adam’s Emergency Medicine 1s1 Ed, Barton, Collings,DeBiieux,Grisondi, Nadel Editors.2037-2043 Saunders. 2008
  6. Kopp, DA and Char,DM.,Clavicle Fractures,In: Essential Emergency Imaging, Lewiss, Saul, Shah Editors.,Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. 581-584, 2012
  7. Char, DM. Emergency Psychiatric Assessment in Adam’s Emergency Medicine Clinical Essentials 2nd Ed,Barton,Collings, DeBiieux, Grisondi, Nadel Editors. 1619-1626 Elsevier Saunders. 2012