Nicholas Genes, MD, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Genes graduated from Brown University, received his MD and PhD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and completed Emergency Medicine residency training, chief residency, and a fellowship in informatics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.
Dr. Genes has distinguished himself in informatics research during his residency training, as informatics fellow, and now as departmental faculty. As resident, he developed an online adjunct to his program's journal club, which helped bring relevant articles, summaries, and evidence-based medicine calculators to the bedside and was presented as an Innovation in Medical Education at SAEM in 2007. He as also worked to incorporate clinical decision support tools based on ACEP Clinical Policy into his department's charting templates, and championed the adoption of an enterprise-wide electronic health record in the ED.
As part of his ECRIP fellowship grant, Dr. Genes developed tools for evaluating the utility of health information exchanges (HIE). He co-authored a piece in Annals of Emergency Medicine on the biosurveillance use of HIE to document emergency department crowding during the Spring 2009 H1N1 outbreak in New York City, and authored a manuscript on HIE ultilization by emergency physicians.
Dr. Genes has since studied the effect of computer failures on hospital operations, and his current research is geared toward improving ED information systems usability for patient pain management and importing unstructred EDIS data into data warehouses.
Additionally, Dr. Genes has spoken at regional and national conferences on the utility of social media for physicians career development and emergency departments community relations, and is researching emergency medicine applications of physicians' and patients' usage of social media tools.