EMRA Case-Con 2019

Case-Con 2019 - Winners

A huge success! Thank you to the 30 participants.  This year we expanded to include 2 groups of competitors of medical students residents that came out to present this year at our second annual case study presentation contest. Congratulations to our 2019 winners, who we hope to feature in an upcoming edition of EM Resident.

Medical Students:


Case-Con 2019 Cases

Congratulations to the winners and all the participants for such great work!  Thanks to our Judges for taking their time and making the tough decisions and providing fantastic feedback to the presenters.

Medical Student Cases

Bradley Upchurch
Wait, Isn’t That Extinct?: Diagnoses to Consider for a Rash in SLE Patients
UT Southwestern Medical School

Erik Kramer
Red Rashes and Red Herrings: an Overlooked Cause of Erythema Multiforme
Yale School of Medicine

Fraser Kegel
Oh Baby! A Case of Unusual Pediatric Headache
McGill University Medical School

William Provosty
To Bleed or Not to Bleed? The Case of the Quadrate Lobe Hot Spot Sign
Tulane University School of Medicine

Christiana Prucnal
Amyloid Spell
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Jerry Oommen
Hoofbeats Are Not Always Horses: Cerebral Venous Thrombosis with Skull Base Osteomyelitis and Retropharyngeal Abscess
Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine

Frederick Williams
Blood in the Diaper
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Hayley Musial
Atypical Presentation of Myocardial Infarction in a patient with Chronic Back Pain: The Importance of Reducing Bias and Maintaining Broad Differentials in the Emergency Department
Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Rana Prathap Padappayil
It’s Just a Bump on her Forehead
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Hillary Ohlsson
A Snake in the Grass: Post-Envenomation Anaphylaxis Versus Systemic Envenomation
University of South Carolina/Prisma Health

Charlene Gaw
Don’t be Vulgar: Identification and Treatment of Pemphigus Vulgaris
Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine

Emily Ollmann
The Other Silent Killer: Presentation and Management of Silent Myocardial Infarctions
University of Illinois at Chicago

Schyla Wante
Fever of Unknown Origin? Think Small! A Case of Anaplasmosis
University of Massachusetts Medical School

Eriny Hanna
Eye Can't See: STEMI Embolus
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Leyla Farshidpour
The Diagnostic Dilemma of Dysarthria: A Rare Case of Botulism
UC Davis Medical School

Resident Cases

Roli Kushwaha, MD
Identification of Pneumoperitoneum and Perforated Viscous: A Case Report
Brandon Regional Hospital

John Joseph, MD
Why is ARDS in all CAPS?
University of Michigan

Janina Gregorski, MD, CPT
Help! My Child Can’t Walk! Approach to the Non-Ambulatory Child in the Emergency Department
Carl R Darnall Army Medical Center

Ryan McCreery, MD
Pure Sensory Stroke Due to Brainstem Lesion
Orange Regional Medical Center

Lindsay McHale, MD, CPT
ST-Segment Myocardial Infarction Secondary to Likely Traumatic Dissection of LAD in the Setting of Polytrauma: A Case Report
Madigan Army Medical Center

Jennifer Wolff, MD
Necrotizing Fasciitis of the Thigh… or is the Source More High?
Northwell Health Emergency & Internal Medicine

Tai-An Lee
Pitfalls in Seizure: May Be a Lethal Arrhythmia
Show Chwan Memorial Hospital

Tiffany Proffitt, DO
Post-operative Appendix Specimen Retention Presenting as Small Bowel Obstruction: A Case Report
Spectrum Health Lakeland

Morgan Ritz, MD
Pressure! Pushing Down on Me, Pressing Down on You. The Underlying Danger of Water Pressure Injuries
Crozer Chester Medical Center

Andrew Bellino, MD
Precipitous Painless Paraplegia: an Atypical Vascular Etiology for a Stroke Code
Stanford University

Stephanie DeMasi, MD
Positive FAST: Negative Hemoperitoneum
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Brianna Stroup, MD
Pregnancy of Unknown Location Plus Abdominal Pain Does Not Always Equal Ectopic Pregnancy
University of Alabama at Birmingham

Mollie Powell, DO
Listen to you Heart, or at Least Theirs
University of Central Florida/HCA GME Consortium

Brittany Perry, DO
A Sheltered Parasite: An Emergent Case of Babesiosis
Atlantic Health System - Morristown Medical Center

Dorjan Pantic, MD
Mind over matter: the importance of utilizing clinical reasoning in the era of patient serology
Zucker school of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell EM/IM/CC

Case-Con 2019 Judges

Thanks to all of the judges for volunteering their time, experience, and desire to teach / mentor.


Sylvia Alden, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of New Mexico

Gillian Baty, MD, MPH, FACEP
Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of New Mexico

Barabara Blok, MD, FACEP
Associate Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado

Ryan Bodkin, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center

Laurie Boge, DO
Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Mount Sinai Medical Center Miami

Brian Levine, MD, FACEP
Associate Chief Academic Officer and Designated Institutional Officer
Department of Emergency Medicine
Christiana Care

Shawn London, MD, FACEP
Residency Program Director
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Connecticut

Sarah Schlein, MD
Emergency Medicine Physician
Assistant Professor
University of Vermont Medical Center

Samantha Strickler, DO, FACEP
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Justin Stowens, MD, FACEP

Associate Program Director
Emergency Medicine Residency
Christiana Care

Gannon Sungar, DO
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Denver Health

Melissa White, MD, MPH
Program Director
Department of Emergency Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine

Anna Quay Yaffee, MD
Assistant Professor
Department of Emergency Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine


Blake Briggs, MD
Resident - PGY3
Wake Forest University

Marc Cassone, DO
Resident - PGY3
Geisinger Medical Center

Pamela Chin, MD
Resident - PGY3
Crozer Chester Medical Center

Adam Johnson, MD
Resident - PGY4
Kern Medical Center

Samantha Margaritis, DO
Resident - PGY4
Swedish Covenant Health