Shahriar Zehtabchi

Shahriar Zehtabchi

Professor & Vice Chairman for Scientific Affairs

Medical School:

Mashad University

Graduation Date:


Residency Training:

SUNY Downstate Medical center/Kings County Hospital

Areas of Professional Interest:

Research (Trauma, Hemorrhagic Shock, and evidence-based medicine)

Outside Interests:

Tennis, Soccer, Long distance running

  • Search Dr. Zehtabchi's Publications on PubMed.
  • Secko M, Zehtabchi S. Complicated Diffuse Lipomatosis Mimiking Ascites. Am J Emerg Med. 2008;26(3):379
  • Zehtabchi S, Wright B. Does this emergency department patient with headache require neuroimaging? Ann Emerg Med . 2008;51(3):324-7.
  • Zehtabchi S, Soghoian S, Liu Y, et al. The association of coagulopathy and traumatic brain injury in patients with isolated head injury. Resuscitation. 2008;76(1):52-56.
  • Zehtabchi S, Rios CL. Management of emergency department patients with primary spontaneous pneumothorax: needle aspiration or tube thoracostomy? Ann Emerg Med. 2008;51(1):91-100, 100 e101.
  • Zehtabchi S, Brandler ES. Does this patient have congestive heart failure? Ann Emerg Med. 2008;51(1):87-90.
  • Zehtabchi S, Sajed D. Fluid administration in Emergency Department Patients with Uncontrolled Hemorrhage: How Much and When? Ann Emerg Med. 2007;50(5):608-611
  • Zehtabchi S, Soghoian S, Sinert R. Utility of Stewart's strong ion difference as a predictor of major injury after trauma in the ED. Am J Emerg Med. 2007 ;25(8):938-41.
  • Zehtabchi S, Baron BJ. Utility of base deficit for identifying major injury in elder trauma patients. Acad Emerg Med. 2007;14(9):829-31
  • Nishijima D, Zehtabchi S, Austin RB. Acute posttraumatic tension gastrothorax mimicking acute tension pneumothorax. Am J Emerg Med. 2007;25(6):734.
  • Goldman M, Anderson T, Zehtabchi S, Arquilla B. Testing hospital disaster communication plan has immense value. Disaster Manag Response. 2007;5(2):27
  • Zehtabchi S. The Role of Antibiotic Prophylaxis for Prevention of Infection in Simple Hand Lacerations. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2007;49(5): 682-689
  • Zehtabchi S, Sinert R, Soghoian S, et al. Identifying Traumatic Brain Injury in Patients with Isolated Head Trauma: Are Arterial Lactate and Base Deficit As Helpful As in Polytrauma? Emergency Medicine Journal. 2007; 24: 333 - 335.
  • Zehtabchi S, Sinert R, Wallace D, et al. Is routine electrolyte testing necessary for diabetic patients who present to the emergency department with moderate hyperglycemia? European Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2007; 14(2): 82-86
  • Sinert R, Zehtabchi S, Desai S, et al. Serum ionized magnesium and calcium levels in adult patients with seizures. Scandinavian Journal of Clinical and Laboratory Investigation. 2007;67(3):317-326.
  • Baron BJ, Dutton RP, Zehtabchi S, et al. Sublingual Capnometry for Rapid Determination of the Severity of Hemorrhagic Shock. Journal of Trauma.2007;62:120-24
  • Sinert, R, Zehtabchi S, Bloem C, Lucchesi M. Effect of Normal Saline Infusion on the Diagnostic Utility of Base Deficit in Identifying Major Injury in Trauma Patients. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2006;13(12):1269-74
  • Zehtabchi S, Sinert R, Goldman M, Kapitanyan R, Ballas J. Diagnostic performance of serial haematocrit measurements in identifying major injury in adult trauma patients. Injury 2006;37(1):46-52.
  • Yadav K, Zehtabchi S, Johnson N, et al. Predictors of inner-city recurrent violence-related injuries. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 2005;23(7):922-4.
  • Sinert R, Tillotson RD, Zehtabchi S, et al. The effect of ethanol on uncontrolled hemorrhage in a rodent model. Academic Emergency Medicine 2005;12(12):1141-7.
  • Zehtabchi S, Rinnert S, Manoach S, Lightfine MB. International Emergency Medicine: our waiting room spans the globe. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2005;23(3):404-6.
  • Zehtabchi S, Sinert R, Baron BJ, Paladino L, Yadav K. Does Ethanol Explain the Acidosis Commonly Seen in Ethanol Intoxicated Patients? Clinical Toxicology 2005;43(3): 161-6
  • Zehtabchi S, Sinert R, Rinnert S, Chang B, Heines C. Serum Ionized Magnesium Levels and Ionized Calcium to Magnesium Ratios in Adult Patients with Sickle Cell Anemia. American Journal of Hematology. 2004;77(3):215-22
  • Zehtabchi S, Baron BJ, Sinert R, Yadav K, Lucchesi M. Ethanol and Illicit Drugs Do Not Affect the Diagnostic Performance of Base Deficit in Trauma Patients. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2004; 11(10):1014-20
  • Baron BJ, Sinert R, Zehtabchi S, Scalea T. Diagnostic Utility of Sublingual PCO2 for Detecting Hemorrhage in Penetrating Trauma Patients. Journal of Trauma. 2004. 57(1):69-74.
  • Sinert R, Zehtabchi S, et al.: The effect of pregnancy on the response to blood loss in a rat model. Resuscitation. 2001; 50:217-226.
  • Sinert R, Zehtabchi S, et al.: The effect of hypertension on the response to blood loss in a rodent model. Academic Emergency Medicine. April 2000;7(4):317-26.
  • McFarlin S, Zehtabchi S. Generalized seizure in a 30-year-old man with presumed intracranial hemorrhage. Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2000;19(2): 135-138.
  • Sharifi D, Zehtabchi S. AIDS and Hepatitis B antigenic markers in medical personnel of Mashad in comparison to general population. Journal of Medical Council of Iran. 1996;13(3):45-53
  • Saadatnia H, Zehtabchi S. Eosinophilic Gastroenteritis: Report of two cases and review of English literature. Med J Islamic Republic of Iran. 1993;7(1):342-45.
  • Haghi Z; Zehtabchi S. Immunodiagnostic Tests in Diagnosis of Hydatidosis of Lung. Med J Islamic Republic of Iran. 1992; 6(2):761-69.
  • Salehi M, Zehtabchi S. Esophageal Carcinoma in the Northeast of Iran. A retrospective study on 1515 cases. Journal of Otorinnolaryngology. 1992;3(182).
  • Zehtabchi S. Autologus Blood Transfusion. Journal of Drug and Therapy. 1989; 6(45):47-52

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