Simon A. Mahler, M.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

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Simon A. Mahler, M.D.

Associate Professor,

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Emergency Medicine

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Department: 336-716-4626


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Education & Training

  • B.A., Kenyon College, 2013
  • M.D., Michigan State University, 2013
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 2005

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine

NPI Number

  • 1124051487
Simon A. Mahler, M.D.

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Why No Ratings?

Simon A. Mahler, M.D.

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Research Interests

atherosclerosis/thrombosis, cardiac function, cross(mult/tnslat/inter)discip, education outreach, health services, research/outc, information sciences, instrument development

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2189 | Department: 336-716-4626


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Recent Publications

Mahler SA, Miller CD, Litt HI, Gatsonis CA, Snyder BS, Hollander JE. Performance of the 2-hour accelerated diagnostic protocol within the American College of Radiology Imaging Network PA 4005 Cohort. Acad Emerg Med. 2015;22(4):452-460.

Mahler SA, Riley RF, Hiestand BC, Russell GB, Hoekstra JW, Lefebvre CW, Nicks BA, Cline DM, Askew KL, Elliott SB, Herrington DM, Burke GL, Miller CD. The HEART pathway randomized trial: identifying emergency department patients with acute chest pain for early discharge. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2015;8(2):195-203.

Mahler SA. Ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous access: a reply to Dr. Stone [reply to letter]. J Emerg Med. 2014;46(2):228-229.

Nicks BA, Mahler S, Manthey D. Impact of a physician-in-triage process on resident education. West J Emerg Med. 2014;15(7):902-907.

Mahler SA, Hiestand BC, Nwanaji-Enwerem J, Goff DC, Burke GL, Douglas Case L, Nicks B, Miller CD. Reduction in observation unit length of stay with coronary computed tomography angiography depends on time of emergency department presentation. Acad Emerg Med. 2013;20(3):231-239.

Diercks DB, Mumma BE, Frank Peacock W, Hollander JE, Safdar B, Mahler SA, Miller CD, Counselman FL, Birkhahn R, Schrock J, Singer AJ, Nagurney JT. Incremental value of objective cardiac testing in addition to physician impression and serial contemporary troponin measurements in women. Acad Emerg Med. 2013;20(3):265-270.

Mahler SA, Burke GL, Goff DC Jr, Hiestand BC, Nicks BA, Hoekstra JW, Case LD, Miller CD. Avoidable utilization of the chest pain observation unit: evaluation of very-low-risk patients. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2013;12(2):59-64.

Mahler SA, Burke GL, Goff DC, Case LD, Miller CD. Potentially avoidable chest pain observation unit utilization: admission of very-low risk patients [abstract]. Acad Emerg Med. 2013;20(5 Suppl 1):S33.

Mahler SA, Miller CD. Diagnostic imaging to exclude acute coronary syndrome. Curr Emerg Hosp Med Rep. 2013;1(1):37-42.

Miller CD, Case LD, Little WC, Mahler SA, Burke GL, Harper EN, Lefebvre C, Hiestand B, Hoekstra JW, Hamilton CA, Hundley WG. Stress CMR reduces revascularization, hospital readmission, and recurrent cardiac testing in intermediate-risk patients with acute chest pain. JACC Cardiovasc Imaging. 2013;6(7):785-794.

Mahler SA, Miller CD, Hollander JE, Nagurney JT, Birkhahn R, Singer AJ, Shapiro NI, Glynn T, Nowak R, Safdar B, Peberdy M, Counselman FL, Chandra A, Kosowsky J, Neuenschwander J, Schrock JW, Plantholt S, Diercks DB, Peacock WF. Identifying patients for early discharge: performance of decision rules among patients with acute chest pain. Int J Cardiol. 2013;168(2):795-802.

Mahler SA, Riley RF, Burke GL, Hiestand BC, Miller CD. Real-time use of a chest pain risk stratification clinical decision rule: a cautionary tale [abstract]. Ann Emerg Med. 2013;62(4 Suppl):S112.

Miller CD, Hoekstra JW, Lefebvre C, Blumstein H, Hamilton CA, Harper EN, Mahler S, Diercks DB, Neiberg R, Hundley WG. Provider-directed imaging stress testing reduces health care expenditures in lower-risk chest pain patients presenting to the emergency department. Circ Cardiovasc Imaging. 2012;5(1):111-118.

Mahler SA, McCartney JR, Swoboda TK, Yorek L, Arnold TC. The impact of emergency department overcrowding on resident education. J Emerg Med. 2012;42(1):69-73.

Mahler SA, Hiestand BC, Hoekstra JW, Goff DC, Miller CD. Length of stay for observation unit chest pain patients tested with coronary computed tomography angiography compared to stress testing depends on time of emergency department presentation [abstract]. Acad Emerg Med. 2012;19(Suppl 1):S152.

Askew K, Manthey D, Mahler S. Clinical reasoning: are we testing what we are teaching? [commentary]. Med Educ. 2012;46(6):540-542.

Mahler SA, Swoboda TK, Wang H, Arnold TC. Dedicated emergency department ultrasound rotation improves residents' ultrasound knowledge and interpretation skills. J Emerg Med. 2012;43(1):129-133.

Mahler SA, Wolcott CJ, Swoboda TK, Wang H, Arnold TC. Techniques for teaching electrocardiogram interpretation: self-directed learning is less effective than a workshop or lecture. Med Educ. 2011;45(4):347-353.

Wang H, Zhou H, Mahler S, Chervenak R, Wolcott M. Alcohol affects the late differentiation of progenitor B cells. Alcohol Alcohol. 2011;46(1):26-32.

Miller CD, Hoekstra JW, Lefevbre C [sic] [Lefebvre C], Blumstein H, Hamilton CA, Harper EN, Mahler S, Diercks DB, Neiberg RH, Hundley WG. A randomized trial comparing stress cardiac MRI to conventional testing among observation unit patients with chest pain [abstract]. Acad Emerg Med. 2011;18(Suppl 1):S12.

Mahler SA, Nawanaji-Enwerem J, Miller CD, Hoekstra JW, Goff DC. Coronary computed tomography angiography decreases length of stay in patients with acute chest pain compared to stress testing: does time of patient presentation affect this relationship? [abstract]. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2011;57(14 Suppl 1):E666.

Mahler SA. Valvular emergencies In: Tintinalli JE, Stapczynski JS, Ma OJ, Cline DM, Cydulka RK, Meckler GD, eds. Tintinalli's emergency medicine: a comprehensive study guide. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill;2011: 415-423.

McGauly PL, Mahler SA. Foodborne and waterborne diseases In: Tintinalli JE, Stapczynski JS, Ma OJ, Cline DM, Cydulka RK, Meckler GD, eds. Tintinalli's emergency medicine: a comprehensive study guide. 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill;2011: 1062-1070.

Mahler SA, Goff DC, Hoekstra JW, Miller CD. Is the HEART score predictive of major adverse cardiac events in a cohort of emergency department patients with low-risk chest pain? [abstract]. Acad Emerg Med. 2011;18(5 Suppl 1):S17.

Mahler SA, Massey G, Meskill L, Wang H, Arnold TC. Can we make the basilic vein larger? maneuvers to facilitate ultrasound guided peripheral intravenous access: a prospective cross-sectional study. Int J Emerg Med. 2011;4():article 53.

Mahler SA, Hiestand BC, Goff DC Jr, Hoekstra JW, Miller CD. Can the HEART score safely reduce stress testing and cardiac imaging in patients at low risk for major adverse cardiac events?. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2011;10(3):128-133.

Mahler SA, Goff DC, Hoekstra JW, Miller CD. Variability of emergency physicians' utilization of chest pain units for 'very low risk' chest pain patients [abstract]. Ann Emerg Med. 2011;58(4 Suppl):S190.

Mahler SA, Conrad SA, Wang H, Arnold TC. Resuscitation with balanced electrolyte solution prevents hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis in patients with diabetic ketoacidosis. Am J Emerg Med. 2011;29(6):670-674.

Mahler SA, Wang H, Lester C, Skinner J, Arnold TC, Conrad SA. Short- vs long-axis approach to ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous access: a prospective randomized study. Am J Emerg Med. 2011;29(9):1194-1197.

Wang H, Shi R, Mahler S, Gaspard J, Gorchynski J, D'Etienne J, Arnold T. Vascular pedicle width on chest radiograph as a measure of volume overload: meta-analysis. West J Emerg Med. 2011;12(4):426-432.

Wang H, Hollingsworth J, Mahler S, Arnold T. Diffuse ST segment depression from hypothermia. Int J Emerg Med. 2010;3(4):451-454.

Mahler SA, Chan HY, Carden DL, Wolcott C, Conrad SA. Emergency department activation of interventional cardiology to reduce door-to-balloon time. West J Emerg Med. 2010;11(4):363-366.

LoCascio EJ, Mahler SA, Arnold TC. Intestinal angioedema misdiagnosed as recurrent episodes of gastroenteritis. West J Emerg Med. 2010;11(4):391-394.

Mahler SA, Pattani S, Standifer J, Caldito G, Conrad SA, Arnold TC. Clinical sobriety assessment by emergency physicians in blunt trauma patients with acute alcohol exposure. J Emerg Med. 2010;39(5):685-690.

Mahler SA, Wang H, Lester C, Conrad SA. Ultrasound-guided peripheral intravenous access in the emergency department using a modified Seldinger technique. J Emerg Med. 2010;39(3):325-329.

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Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

Clinical Interests

Emergency Medicine
Simon A. Mahler, M.D.

Simon A. Mahler, M.D.

Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

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