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Penelope                       Lema

Penelope C. Lema MD

Department of Emergency Medicine

Assistant Professor

Specialty/Research Focus

Emergency Medicine

 

Education and Training:
  • Fellowship, Emergency Ultrasound, North Shore University Hospital (2007)
  • Residency, Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital, Chief Resident, 2005 - 2006 (2006)
  • MD, State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine (2003)
  • BS, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, State University of New York at Albany, Magna Cum Laude (1997)
  • BA, Spanish, concentration in Language and Civilization, State University of New York at Albany, Magna Cum Laude (1997)
Employment:
  • Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, University at Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences (2013-present)
  • Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, Emergency Medicine, University Emergency Medical Services (2013-present)
  • Contractor, Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Buffalo VA Medical Center (2013-present)
  • Per Diem, Emergency Ultrasound Faculty, Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital (2013–2014)
  • Director, Emergency Ultrasound, Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital (2012–2013)
  • Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (2011–2013)
  • Director, Emergency Ultrasound Education, Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital (2011–2012)
  • Associate Director, Emergency Ultrasound, Emergency Medicine, University of Rochester Strong Memorial Hospital (2011)
  • Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College (2009–2011)
  • Director, Emergency Ultrasound Division, Emergency Medicine, New York Hospital Queens - Weill Cornell Medical College (2009–2011)
  • Per Diem, Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, Buffalo General Hospital (2009–2011)
  • Director, Emergency Ultrasound Fellowship, Emergency Medicine, New York Hospital Queens - Weill Cornell Medical College (2007–2011)
  • Associate Director, Emergency Ultrasound, Emergency Medicine, New York Hospital Queens - Weill Cornell Medical College (2007–2009)
  • Attending Physician, Emergency Medicine, North Shore University Hospital (2006–2007)
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Awards and Honors:
  • Emergency Medicine Chairman‘s Lightning Award, UEMS (2014)
  • University of Rochester Emergency Medicine Clinical Teaching Attending of the Year (2012)
  • University of Rochester Strong Stars for Patient Satisfaction (2012)
  • University of Rochester Strong Stars for Patient Satisfaction (2011)
  • New York Hospital Queens Teaching and Dedication Award (2011)
  • Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians (2009)
  • New York State Regents Physician Loan Forgiveness Scholarship (2009)
  • Chief Resident, North Shore University Hospital Residency in Emergency Medicine (2005)
  • North Shore ED Patient Satisfaction Service Excellence Leader (2004)
  • Intern of the Year, North Shore University Hospital Residency in Emergency Medicine (2004)
  • Citizenship Award, SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine (2003)
  • Stony Brook School of Medicine Alumni Association Scholarship (2002)
  • Spellman Achievement Award, SUNY Albany (1997)
  • Phi Beta Kappa National Honor Society, SUNY Albany (1997)
  • Golden Key National Honor Society, SUNY Albany (1996)
  • Presidential Scholar, SUNY Albany (1993)

Research Expertise:
  • Emergency Ultrasound
Grants and Sponsored Research:
  • July 2016–June 2017
    SUNY Explorations in Diversity and Academic Excellence Award
    SUNY
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $10,000
  • January 2011–January 2015
    STAVROS NIARCHOS FOUNDATION
    Stavros Niarchos Foundation
    Role: Co-Investigator
  • March 2011–March 2012
    Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) Education Grant
    Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors
    Role: Co-Investigator
    $10,050

Journal Articles:
Abstracts:
  • Lema PC, Wilson J, O‘Brien M, Lindstrom H, Tanski C, Consiglio J, Clemency B. Ultrasound Identification of Successful Endotracheal Tube Placement by Paramedics and Residents [Abstract]. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2014; 64(4).
  • Corujo O, Romney M, Lema PC, Brown C, Radeos M, Benedetto G, Tran E and Datta AR. Use of a Simulation Model as an Adjunct for Transvaginal Emergency Ultrasound Teaching and a Novel Evaluation Tool to Assess Competency. Ann Emerg Med. 2013; 62(4S).
  • Lema PC, Radeos M, Kovach C, Corujo O, Ali Z, Franklin J, Ladkany D, Lester T, Romney M, Datta AR. Multicenter Analysis of Factors Associated With Delayed Analgesia and Response to Pain Medication in Pediatric Renal Colic Patients. Ann Emerg Med. 2013; 62(4).
  • Lema PC, Corujo O, Apterbach W, Rusczyk G, Gupta S, Romney M, Radeos M, Joshi K, Datta A. Renal Colic in Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Ann Emerg Med. 2012; 60(4).
  • A. Datta, P.c. Lema, A. Bharati, P. Bluvas, J. Ryan. Resident Education in Ultrasonography: Improving Identification of Abdominal Anatomy and Pathology after a Multimedia Tutorial. Ann Emerg Med. 2012; 60(4).
  • A. Bharati, A. Datta, S. Gupta, P. Chun-Lema, J. Ryan. Resident Education in Ultrasonography: Assessment of Identification of Basic Cardiac Anatomy and Pathology After a Multimedia Tutorial. Ann Emerg Med. 2012; 60(4).
  • Datta A, Bharati A, Pearl-Davis M, Perry K, Gupta S, Garg N, Sison C, Lema PC. Bedside Carotid Ultrasonography to Risk Stratify Patients With Chest Pain in the Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2011; 58(4).
  • Bharati A, Datta A, Gupta S, Ryan J, Garg N and Lema PC.. Resident Education in Ultrasonography: Improved Identification of Basic Cardiac Anatomy and Pathology After a Multimedia Tutorial. Ann Emerg Med. 2010; 56(3).
  • Datta A, Kapoor M, Conry S, Gupta S, Garg N and Lema PC.. Does the Presence of a Baker‘s Cyst of the Lower Extremity of Initial Ultrasound Increase the Incidence of a Deep Vein Thrombosis?. Ann Emerg Med. 2010; 56(3).
  • Singla A, Bharati A, Gupta 5, Garg N and Chun P.. The Significance of the WES (Wall Echo Shadow) Sign on Ultrasound. Ann Emerg Med. 2009; 54(3).
  • Gupta S, Berger T, Wright 5, Chun P.. The Reliability of Abscess Detection by Bedside Ultrasound in the Emergency Department. Ann Emerg Med. 2008; 52.
  • Barata I, Suppiah A, Raio C, Song C, Johnson AB, Chen J, Kapoor M, Chun P, A. Sama.. Can Emergency Medicine Physicians Identify Fractures in an Animal Model?. Ann Emerg Med. 2007; 50(3).
  • Nelson MJ, Raio CC, Chiricolo GC, Theodoro DL, Chun P.. Can Emergency Physicians Utilize the S.I.N. (Stone Impacted in Gallbladder Neck) Phenomenon to Accurately Diagnose Cholecystitis?. Ann Emerg Med. 2005; 46(3).
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Evaluative Studies and Case Reports:

Professional Memberships:
  • American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine (AIUM) (2006–present)
  • NY Chapter of ACEP (1999–present)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) (1999–present)
Presentations:
  • "Imaging Case Conference: Ultrasound Evaluation of Peritonsillar Abscess and Ovarian Cysts" DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESIDENT CONFERENCE, UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER (2012)
  • "Renal Colic in Pediatric Emergency Medicine" ACEP Scientific Assembly (2012)
  • "Resident Education in Ultrasound- Improving identification of abdominal anatomy and pathology after a multimedia tutorial" ACEP Scientific Assembly (2012)
  • "Resident Education in Ultrasound: Improving Identification of Basic Cardiac Anatomy and Pathology after a Multimedia Tutorial" ACEP Scientific Assembly (2012)
  • "Assessment of Emergency Medicine Residents' Competency in the Use of Bedside Emergency Ultrasound" SAEM Scientific Assembly (2012)
  • "Assessment of point-of-care ultrasound in Tanzania" SAEM Scientific Assembly (2012)
  • "Measurement of intima media thickness on carotid ultrasonography to risk stratify patients with chest pain in the emergency department" SAEM Scientific Assembly (2012)
  • "A Randomized Study of Computer-Based Emergency Abdominal Ultrasound Training" Abstract presented at St. Luke's Roosevelt Annual Regional Ultrasound Symposium Research Forum (2012)
  • "Simulation Model as an Adjunct Method for Transvaginal Emergency" St. Luke's Roosevelt Annual Regional Ultrasound Symposium Research Forum (2012)
  • "Assessment of Emergency Medicine Resident Competency in the Use of Bedside Ultrasound" NY ACEP Scientific Assembly (2011)
  • "Bedside Carotid Ultrasonography to Risk Stratify Patients with Chest Pain in the Emergency Department" NY ACEP Scientific Assembly (2011)
  • "Assessment of Point-of-Care Ultrasound in Tanzania" Residents and Fellows Lang Research Day (2011)
  • "Impact of a Point-of-Care Ultrasound Introductory Course in Tanzania" Residents and Fellows Lang Research Day (2011)
  • "Resident Evaluation Methods for the Integral Components of Bedside Emergency Ultrasound" Residents and Fellows Lang Research Day (2011)
  • "Ultrasound Measurement of the Inferior Vena Cava with Position Changes in Healthy Volunteers" Residents and Fellows Lang Research Day (2011)
  • "Assessment of an Objective Structured Clinical Examination to Evaluate Resident ULtrasound Competency" St. Luke's Roosevelt Annual Regional Ultrasound Symposium Research Forum (2011)
  • "Does the Presence of a Baker's Cyst of the Lower Extremity of Initial Ultrasound Increase the Incidence of a Deep Vein Thrombosis?" ACEP Scientific Assembly Research Forum (2010)
  • "Resident Education in Ultrasonography: Improved Identification of Basic Cardiac Anatomy and Pathology After a Multimedia Tutorial" ACEP Scientific Assembly Research Forum (2010)
  • "Is the Wall Echo Shadow Triad on Ultrasonography Really Cholecystitis?" NY ACEP Scientific Assembly (2010)
  • "Lecture: Ultrasound and Infection Control" NYC ULTRASOUND CITY-WIDE GRAND ROUNDS, ST. LUKE'S ROOSEVELT DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE (2010)
  • "Lecture: Focused Cardiac Ultrasound in the Critical Patient" EMERGENCY MEDICINE CONFERENCE, SUNY STONY BROOK DEPT OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE (2010)
  • "The Significance of the WES (Wall Echo Shadow) Sign on Ultrasound" ACEP Scientific Assembly (2009)
  • "Carotid IMT (Intima Media Thickness) Measurements of Patients Presenting to the ED with Chest Pain" St. Luke's Roosevelt Annual Regional Ultrasound Symposium Research Forum (2009)
  • "Resident Education in Cardiac Ultrasound" St. Luke's Roosevelt Annual Regional Ultrasound Symposium Research Forum (2009)
  • "Ultrasound Diagnosis of Hemopneumothorax" AIUM Annual Convention (2009)
  • "Resident Ultrasound Productivity With The Establishment Of A Dedicated Ultrasound Division and Expansion of Resident Ultrasound Rotations" CORD (Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors) Academic Assembly Research Form (2009)
  • "Speaker for the Residency Track on EM Fellowships" 2009 ANNUAL ACADEMIC ASSEMBLY, CORD (Council of EM Residency Directors) (2009)
  • "The Reliability of Abscess Detection by Bedside Ultrasound in the Emergency Department" ACEP Scientific Assembly Research Forum (2008)
  • "Teaching the FAST exam to groups of Emergency Medicine and Surgery residents using simulated patients: A preliminary report" Annual Conference of the Association of Standardized Patient Educators (ASPE) (2008)
  • "The Potentially Dangerous Headache and Ultrasound Evaluation of Lower Extremity DVT and PE" Congreso Brasileiro de Medicina de Emergencia, FIRST EMERGENCY MEDICINE CONGRESS OF BRAZIL (2007)
  • "Can Emergency Medicine Physicians Identify Fractures in an Animal Model?" NY Chapter of ACEP Scientific Assembly (2007)
  • "Focused Emergency Ocular Ultrasonography and Emergency Ultrasound Cardiology" EMERGENCY MEDICINE RESIDENCY CONFERENCE, GOOD SAMARITAN HOSPITAL (2007)
  • "Can Emergency Physicians Utilize the S.I.N. (Stone Impacted in Gallbladder Neck) Phenomenon to Accurately Diagnose Cholecystitis?" ACEP Scientific Assembly (2005)
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Service Activities:
  • ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Section; Resident Education Committee; Committee Member (2015–present)
  • UB Department of Anesthesia Regional Anesthesia and Acute Pain Management Workshop Planning Committee; Collaborate with Dr. Rose Berkun to plan annual workshop; Committee Member (2014–present)
  • NY Chapter of American College of Emergency Physicians (NY ACEP); Re-elected member, Board of Directors Represent approximately 2,400 Emergency Physicians in NYS; Board of Directors (2014–present)
  • ACEP American Association of Women Emergency Physicians Section; Member (2013–present)
  • UB Emergency Medicine Residency Clinical Competency Committee (CCC); Core Faculty, oversight for graduating PGY3 Emergency Medicine Residents; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • UB Emergency Medicine Residency Program Evaluation Committee (PEM); Education Committee Core Faculty Monthly meeting; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • ACEP State Legislative and Regulatory Committee; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • NY ACEP Government Affairs Committee; Committee Member (2013–present)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP); Elected Councillor, New York Chapter; Councilor (2012–2014)
  • NY ACEP Education Committee Scientific Assembly; Chair (2012–present)
  • NY Chapter of American College of Emergency Physicians (NY ACEP); Elected Member, Board of Directors Represent approximately 2,400 Emergency Physicians in NYS; Board of Directors (2011–2014)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP); Alternate Councillor, New York Chapter; Councilor (2011–2012)
  • NY ACEP EPIC publication Ultrasound Sound Rounds Column; Editor (2011–present)
  • EMERGENCY ULTRASOUND CONSULTANTS; Faculty; Teacher (2010–present)
  • NY ACEP Education Committee: CME Subcommittee; Chair (2009–present)
  • NY ACEP Education Committee; Member (2009–present)
  • ACEP Emergency Ultrasound Section; Member (2006–present)
  • Emergency Medicine Residents' Association, EMRAmatch.org; EMRAmatch.org, moderator; Moderator (2005–2006)
  • NY ACEP Board of Directors, Resident representative; Board Member (2005–2006)
  • NY ACEP Emergency Medicine Resident Committee (NY ACEP EMRC); Chair (2005–2006)
  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM); ULTRASOUND INTEREST GROUP Fellowship Committee, Active Member; Member (2003–2013)
  • NY ACEP Emergency Medicine Residency Committee (NY ACEP EMRC); Member (2003–2006)
  • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP); Member (2002–present)
  • Korean Presbyterian Church of NY Medical Missionary; Medical Missionary Volunteer 7/2000 Nicaragua Summer 1998 Mexicali, Mexico Summer 1997 Amazon Jungle in Brazil; Volunteer (1997–2000)
  • Agape Special Education Center; Special Education Assistant and Translator Summer 1994; Volunteer (1994)

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Buffalo General Hospital
100 High Street, D-6
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: 716-859-2460
Fax: 716-859-1555
Email: pclema@buffalo.edu

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