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Michael Thomas Fitch, M.D., Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Michael Thomas Fitch, M.D., Ph.D.

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Clinical Interests

Spine Fractures, Herniated Discs, Neurologic Emergencies, Meningitis, Spinal Compressive Disorders, Neurotrauma, Emergency Medicine

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-9416

Email: mfitch@wakehealth.edu

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Education & Training

  • B.S., College of William & Mary, 1993
  • Ph.D., Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, 1999
  • M.D., Case Western Reserve School of Medicine, 2001
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center, 2004

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine

Memberships

  • N.C. Chapter of A.C.E.P.
  • Soc Of Academic Emergency Medi
  • Soc for Simulation in Hlthcare
  • Am Coll Emergency Physicians
  • Am Acad of Emergency Medicine
  • Am Medical Assn
  • Int'l Assn of Med Science Educ

NPI Number

  • 1215911615
Michael Thomas Fitch, M.D., Ph.D.

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Michael Thomas Fitch, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Emergency Medicine

Contact Information

Department: 336-716-9416

Email: mfitch@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

Kelly EW, Fitch MT. Meningitis and encephalitis [CDEM]. CDEM Curriculum. 2016;():.

Stopyra J, Beaver B, Fitch M, Nelson R. Prehospital rapid sequence intubation in a blunt trauma patient: a case for high-fidelity simulation in prehospital medicine. MedEdPORTAL. 2016;12():10358.

Fitch MT. Puncture wounds and bites In: Cydulka RK, Cline DM, Ma OJ, Fitch MT, Joing S, Wang VJ, eds. Tintinalli's emergency medicine manual. 8th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill Education;2016: .

Candler CS, Fitch MT. Reviewing descriptions of innovations In: Durning SJ, Carline JD, eds. Review criteria for research manuscripts: a joint project of Academic Medicine and the Group on Educational Affairs--Medical Education Scholarship Research and Evaluation Section. 2nd ed. Washington (DC): Association of American Medical Colleges;2015: 164-174.

Fitch MT, Manthey DE. Abdominal hernia reduction In: Roberts JR, Custalow CB, Thomsen TW, Hedges JR, eds. Roberts and Hedges' clinical procedures in emergency medicine. 6th ed. Philadelphia: Elsevier/Saunders;2014: 873-879.

Kelly EW, Fitch MT. Meningitis and encephalitis In: Sherman SC, Weber JM, Schindlbeck MA, Patwari RG, eds. Clinical emergency medicine. New York: McGraw-Hill;2014: 147-150.

Fitch MT, Edmunds S, Bruggen J, Askew K, Jackson J, Manthey DE. Designing and implementing a medical student procedures curriculum. Med Sci Educ. 2014;24(3):325-332.

O'Neill J, Docherty M, Fitch M. Cystic fibrosis: respiratory failure with pneumothorax [video]. MedEdPORTAL. 2014;ID9851():.

Kelly EW, Fitch MT. Recurrent spontaneous globe subluxation: a case report and review of manual reduction techniques. J Emerg Med. 2013;44(1):e17-e20.

Rosenbaum DA, Thornton HC, Johnson JE, Saunders I, Fitch MT. Effects of simulation-based training for high school sports medicine personnel on emergency response confidence and teamwork behaviors. Athl Train Sports Health Care. 2012;4(3):126-132.

Fitch MT, Nicks BA, Pariyadath M, McGinnis HD, Manthey DE. Emergency pericardiocentesis [video available]. N Engl J Med. 2012;366(12):e17.

Manthey D, Fitch M. Stages of competency for medical procedures. Clin Teach. 2012;9(5):317-319.

Deiorio NM, Fitch MT, Jung J, Promes SB, Thibodeau LG, Woolley WL, Gisondi MA, Gruppen LD. Evaluating educational interventions in emergency medicine. Acad Emerg Med. 2012;19(12):1442-1453.

Fitch MT. Creating scholarship from your teaching: find opportunities to create academic products in activities you are already doing [video]. Acad Emerg Med PRO. 2012;():.

Kelly EW, Fitch MT. Diagnosis and treatment of meningitis In: Singh MB, Bhatia R, eds. Emergencies in neurology. Delhi (India): Byword Books;2011: 229-243.

O'Neill J, Fitch M. Duodenal atresia / hypovolemic shock: a case for high-fidelity simulation in emergency medicine [case]. MedEdPORTAL. 2011;():ID8508.

Heitz C, Eyck RT, Smith M, Fitch MT. Simulation in medical student education: survey of clerkship directors in emergency medicine. West J Emerg Med. 2011;12(4):455-460.

Fitch M. Animal bites and rabies [video, presentation]. MedEdPORTAL. 2011;ID9040():.

Fitch M. Bacterial meningitis in adults [video]. MedEdPORTAL. 2011;ID9032():.

Fitch MT, Heitz C, Williams G, Hannum J, Freeborn E. Beta blocker overdose: a case for high-fidelity simulation in emergency medicine [simulation]. MedEdPORTAL. 2010;():ID7739.

Fitch MT, O'Neill J, Nicks B. Unstable atrial tachycardia: a case for high-fidelity simulation in emergency medicine [simulation]. MedEdPORTAL. 2010;():ID7748.

Fitch MT, Manthey DE. Abdominal hernia reduction In: Roberts JR, Hedges JR, eds. Clinical procedures in emergency medicine. 5th ed. Philadelphia: Saunders/Elsevier;2010: 790-797.

Fitch MT, Atkinson HH, Burns CA, Lambros MA. Association of institutional financial support of a core teaching faculty with educational productivity [research letter]. JAMA. 2010;304(11):1169-1170.

Kelly EW, Fitch MT. Meningitis & encephalitis [CDEM]. CDEM Curriculum. 2010;():.

Nicks BA, Manthey DE, Fitch MT. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) community-acquired pneumonia core measures lead to unnecessary antibiotic administration by emergency physicians. Acad Emerg Med. 2009;16(2):184-187.

Nicks BA, Fitch MT, Manthey DE. A case of intrauterine molar pregnancy with coexistent ectopic pregnancy. J Emerg Med. 2009;36(3):246-249.

Nicks BA, Fitch MT. How can I best diagnose and treat acute rhinosinusitis in adult patients? [newsletter article]. Pract Summ Acute Care. 2009;4(3):17-24.

Fitch MT, Kearns S, Manthey DE. Faculty physicians and new physicians disagree about which procedures are essential to learn in medical school. Med Teach. 2009;31(4):342-347.

Fitch MT, Fisher C. Ectopic pregnancy: a case for high-fidelity simulation in emergency medicine [simulation]. MedEdPORTAL. 2009;():ID1673.

Fitch MT. Antibiotics and upper respiratory infections [audio CD, audiocassette, or MP3cast]. Audio-Digest Fam Pract. 2009;57(21):.

Heitz C, Brown A, Johnson JE, Fitch MT. Large group high-fidelity simulation enhances medical student learning. Med Teach. 2009;31(5):e206-e210.

Fitch MT, Manthey DE. A procedures curriculum for medical students. Med Educ. 2009;43(11):1100.

Fitch MT, Silver J. CNS injury, glial scars, and inflammation: inhibitory extracellular matrices and regeneration failure. Exp Neurol. 2008;209(2):294-301.

Fitch MT, Abrahamian FM, Moran GJ, Talan DA. Emergency department management of meningitis and encephalitis. Infect Dis Clin North Am. 2008;22(1):33-52.

Fitch MT, van de Beek D. Drug insight: steroids in CNS infectious diseases--new indications for an old therapy. Nat Clin Pract Neurol. 2008;4(2):97-104.

Fitch MT. Utility and limitations of laboratory studies In: Cline D, Stead LG, eds. Abdominal emergencies. New York: McGraw-Hill Medical;2008: 18-22.

Fitch MT, Silver J. Glial cells, inflammation, and CNS trauma: modulation of the inflammatory environment after injury can lead to long-distance regeneration beyond the glial scar In: Kordower JH, Tuszynski MH, eds. CNS regeneration: basic science and clinical advances. 2nd ed. Boston: ElsevierAcademic;2008: 59-94.

Fitch M, Brown A, Heitz C. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: a case for high-fidelity simulation in emergency medicine [simulation]. MedEdPORTAL. 2008;():ID765.

Fitch MT, Manthey DE, McGinnis HD, Nicks BA, Pariyadath M. A skin abscess model for teaching incision and drainage procedures.. BMC Med Educ. 2008;8():article 38.

Fitch MT, Barnett HM. Treating bacterial meningitis in adults: should adjunctive steroids be used? [newsletter article]. Pract Summ Acute Care. 2008;3(6):41-48.

Fitch MT, Nicks BA, Pariyadath M, McGinnis HD, Manthey DE. Basic splinting techniques. N Engl J Med. 2008;359(26):e32.

Fitch MT, Jones AE. Adjunctive therapy for migraine headaches: can we teach an old dog a new trick? [commentary]. Acad Emerg Med. 2008;15(12):1310-1311.

Lammers RL, Davenport M, Korley F, Griswold-Theodorson S, Fitch MT, Narang AT, Evans LV, Gross A, Rodriguez E, Dodge KL, et al. Teaching and assessing procedural skills using simulation: metrics and methodology. Acad Emerg Med. 2008;15(11):1079-1087.

McLaughlin S, Fitch MT, Goyal DG, Hayden E, Kauh CY, Laack TA, Nowicki T, Okuda Y, Palm K, Pozner CN, et al. Simulation in graduate medical education 2008: a review for emergency medicine. Acad Emerg Med. 2008;15(11):1117-1129.

Wang EE, Quinones J, Fitch MT, Dooley-Hash S, Griswold-Theodorson S, Medzon R, Korley F, Laack T, Robinett A, Clay L. Developing technical expertise in emergency medicine--the role of simulation in procedural skill acquisition. Acad Emerg Med. 2008;15(11):1046-1057.

Nicks BA, Manthey D, Fitch M. CMS community-acquired pneumonia core measures leads to unnecessary antibiotic administration by emergency physicians [abstract]. Ann Emerg Med. 2008;52(4 Suppl):S119.

Fitch MT, van de Beek D. Emergency diagnosis and treatment of adult meningitis. Lancet Infect Dis. 2007;7(3):191-200.

Fitch MT. Using high-fidelity emergency simulation with large groups of preclinical medical students in a basic science course. Med Teach. 2007;29(2-3):261-263.

Fitch MT, Manthey DE, McGinnis HD, Nicks BA, Pariyadath M. Abscess incision and drainage [video available]. N Engl J Med. 2007;357(19):e20.

Fitch MT. Central nervous system trauma: should we always use steroids? [audio CD, audiocassette, or MP3cast]. Audio-Digest Emerg Med. 2007;24(9):.

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Professor, Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests

Spine Fractures, Herniated Discs, Neurologic Emergencies, Meningitis, Spinal Compressive Disorders, Neurotrauma, Emergency Medicine
Michael Thomas Fitch, M.D., Ph.D.

Michael Thomas Fitch, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Emergency Medicine

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