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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

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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
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

Research Interests

Clinical Competence; Emergency Medicine; Learning; Surgical Procedures, Operative; Faculty, Medical
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Contact Information

Department: 336-716-9416

Email: mfitch@wakehealth.edu

Recent Publications

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

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

Puncture wounds and bites. Fitch MT. 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: .

Preclinical medical student observations associated with later professionalism concerns. Burns CA, Lambros MA, Atkinson HH, Russell G, Fitch MT.. Med Teach. 2016;():.

Reviewing descriptions of innovations. Candler CS, Fitch MT. 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.

Abdominal hernia reduction. Fitch MT, Manthey DE. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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
Office of Women in Medicine and Science

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