Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine

Edward Fieg, D.O., Director

Dr. Wightman Dr. Wightman

John Wightman, M.D., M.A.

Professor and Education Director

John.Wightman@Wright.edu


Education

EMT School: Aims Community College - Greeley, CO
Paramedic School: Institute of Health Management - St. Louis, MO
Graduate and Medical School: University of Missouri - Columbia, MO
Emergency Medicine Residency: University of Illinois - Chicago, IL

Research

Emergency, disaster, military, and tactical medicine education, training, and retention of knowledge and skills for all healthcare providers regardless of specialty or level of training.

Selected Bibliography

Articles

Wightman JM, Schadt JC, Gaddis RR: Decreased vascular resistance after intra-arterial injection of [met]enkephalin in the hindquarters of conscious rabbits. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 1987; 241(1): 314-320.

Wightman JM, Gordon S: Acute management of glycogen storage disease type Ia. J Emerg Med 1993; 11(3):265-269 with errata 11(6):809.

Wightman JM, Manuel TS, Hamilton GC: Objectives to direct the training of emergency medicine residents on off-service rotations: traumatology. J Emerg Med 1995; 13(1): 99-104; 13(2):247-252; 13(3):407-414.

Rakowski RT, Wagner MJ, Wightman JM, Hamilton GC: Objectives to direct the training of emergency medicine residents on off-service rotations: surgery. J Emerg Med 1995-96; 13(5):687-695; 13(6):823-829; 14(1):99-104.

Wightman JM, Hurley LD: Emergency department management of eye injuries. Crit Decis Emerg Med 1998; 12(7):1-11.

Keim SM, Rein JA, Chisholm C, Dyne PL, Hendey GW, Jouriles NJ, King RW, Schrading W, Salomone J, Swart G, Wightman JM: A standardized letter of recommendation for residency application. Acad Emerg Med 1999; 6(11):1141-1146.

Dursteler BB, Wightman JM: Etomidate facilitated hip reduction in the emergency department. Am J Emerg Med 2000; 18(2):204-208.

Wightman JM, Gladish SL: Explosions and blast injuries. Ann Emerg Med 2001; 37(6):664-678.

Sharp TW, Wightman JM, Davis MJ, Sherman SS, Burkle FM: Military assistance in complex humanitarian emergencies: what have we learned since the Kurdish relief effort? Prehosp Disas Med 2001; 16(4):197-208.

Wightman JM, Ellemberger HR: US medical school expectations of their graduates' abilities relevant to emergency medicine [abstract]. Acad Emerg Med 2002; 9(5):478-479.

Mucciarone JJ, Llewellyn CH, Wightman JM: Tactical combat casualty care in the assault on Punta Paitilla Airfield. Milit Med 2006; 171(8):687-690.

Letters/Editorials

Wightman JM: Outcome measures of resident education [letter]. J Emerg Med 1999; 17(6):1067-1068.

Wightman JM: Humanitarian SOF rescue in Afghanistan [letter]. J Spec Ops Med 2004; 4(1): 96-97.

Wightman JM: The impact of concussions [editorial]. J Spec Ops Med 2004; 4(2):68.

Wightman JM: Humanitarian SOF rescue in Afghanistan [letter]. J Spec Ops Med 2004; 4(1): 96-97.

Wightman JM: Another technique for reduction of anterior shoulder dislocations [letter]. J of Special Ops Med 2012; 12(3):3-4.

Textbooks/Manuals

Gilliam PE, Powell AW, Waller SG, Wightman JM: Thermal stress and injuries. In Rives RM, Dodd LE [eds]: Combat Medicine Training Handbook [ed 3] (United States Air Force: Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; 1993), pp 11.1-11.9.

Wightman JM: Nuclear casualty management. In Rives RM, Dodd LE [eds]: Combat Medicine Training Handbook [ed 3] (United States Air Force: Wright-Patterson AFB, OH; 1993), pp 13.1-13.8

Wightman JM: Pelvic trauma. In Howell JM, Altieri M, Jagoda AS, Prescott JE, Scott JL, Stair TO [eds]: Emergency Medicine (Saunders: Philadelphia, PA; 1998), pp 1051-1061.

Wightman J: Operational issues: care under fire. In Yevich S, Whitlock W, Broadhurst R, Thompson GD [eds]: Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook [ed 1] (Center for Total Access: Ft. Gordon, GA; 2001), pp 1.1-1.2.

Wightman J: Blast injuries. In Yevich S, Whitlock W, Broadhurst R, Thompson GD [eds]: Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook [ed 1] (Center for Total Access: Ft. Gordon, GA; 2001), pp 7.23-7.26.

Wightman JM: Multiple blunt trauma. In Hamilton GC, Sanders AB, Strange GR, Trott AT [eds]: Emergency Medicine: An Approach To Clinical Problem-Solving [ed 2] (Saunders: Philadelphia, PA; 2002), pp 693-722.

Kulow KW, Wightman JM: Penetrating trauma. In Hamilton GC, Sanders AB, Strange GR, Trott AT [eds]: Emergency Medicine: An Approach To Clinical Problem-Solving [ed 2] (Saunders: Philadelphia, PA; 2002), pp 723-740.

Wightman JM, Wayne BA: Blast and crushing injuries. In Tintinalli JE, Kelen GD, Stapczinski JS [eds]: Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide [ed 6] (McGraw-Hill: New York, NY; 2004), pp 46-50.

Wightman JM, Wayne BA: Explosives. In Roy MJ [ed]: A Physician's Guide to Terrorist Attack (Humana: Totowa, NJ; 2004), pp 363-377.

King KE, Wightman JM: Abdominal pain. In Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, Adams JG, Barsan WG, Biros MH, Danzl DF, Gaushe-Hill M, Hamilton GC, Ling LJ, Newton EJ [eds]: Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice [ed 6] (Mosby-Elsevier: Philadelphia, PA; 2006), pp 209-220.

Wightman JM, Hamilton GC: Red and painful eye. In Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, Adams JG, Barsan WG, Biros MH, Danzl DF, Gaushe-Hill M, Hamilton GC, Ling LJ, Newton EJ [eds]: Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice [ed 6] (Mosby-Elsevier: Philadelphia, PA; 2006), pp 283-298.

Springer BL, Kleiner DM, Wightman JM: Medical support of the tactical athlete. In Schwartz RB, McManus JG, Swienton RE [eds]: Tactical Emergency Medicine (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia, PA; 2008), pp 32-43.

Wightman JM, Gibbons ME, Gebhart ME, Brown JB: Critical casualty evacuation from tactical settings. In Schwartz RB, McManus JG, Swienton RE [eds]: Tactical Emergency Medicine (Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins: Philadelphia, PA; 2008), pp 109-122.

Wightman JM: Blast injuries. In Farr WD, Fenton LH, Thompson GD [eds]: Special Operations Forces Medical Handbook [ed 2] (Center for Total Access: Ft Gordon, GA; 2008), pp 7.22-7.25.

Bengiamin RN, Budhram GR, King KE, Wightman JM: Abdominal pain. In Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, Adams JG, Barsan WG, Biros MH, Danzl DF, Gaushe-Hill M, Ling LJ, Newton EJ [eds]: Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice [ed 7] (Mosby-Elsevier: Philadelphia, PA; 2009), pp 159-169.

Wright JL, Wightman JM: Red and painful eye. In Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, Adams JG, Barsan WG, Biros MH, Danzl DF, Gaushe-Hill M, Ling LJ, Newton EJ [eds]: Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice [ed 7] (Mosby-Elsevier: Philadelphia, PA; 2009), pp 226-239.

Wightman JM, Kharod CU: Explosive events. In Koenig KA, Schultz CH [eds]: Koenig & Schultz's Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom; 2010), pp 393-422.

Wightman JM, Fenno JA, Dice WH: Winter storms. In Koenig KA, Schultz CH [eds]: Koenig & Schultz's Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom; 2010), pp 586-608.

Wright JL, Wightman JM: Red and painful eye. In Marx JA, Hockberger RS, Walls RM, Biros MH, Danzl DF, Gausche-Hill M, Jagoda A, Ling LJ, Newton EJ, Zink BJ [eds]: Rosen’s Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice [ed 8, vol 1, pt 1, sect 2] (Mosby-Elsevier: Philadelphia, PA; 2014), pp 184-197.

Burns GD, Wightman JM: Explosive events. In Koenig KA, Schultz CH [eds]: Koenig & Schultz’s Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices [ed 2] (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom; 2014), in press.

Wightman JM, Dice WH: Winter storms and hazards. In Koenig KA, Schultz CH [eds]: Koenig & Schultz’s Disaster Medicine: Comprehensive Principles and Practices [ed 2] (Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, United Kingdom; 2014), in press.

Contributor

Specialized Tactics for Operational and Rescue Medicine(Georgia Health Sciences University: Augusta, GA; 2011).

Tactical Medicine Essentials(Jones & Bartlett: Sudbury, MA; 2011).

Multimedia

Wightman JM: Care of blast injuries under fire. In Hughey MJ [ed]: Operational Medicine 2001: Health Care in Military Settings [NAVMEDPUB 5139] (United States Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery: Washington, DC; 2001).

Wightman JM: Blast injuries: recognition and management. In Hughey MJ [ed]: Operational Medicine 2001: Health Care in Military Settings [NAVMEDPUB 5139] (United States Navy Bureau of Medicine and Surgery: Washington, DC; 2001).

Veterans Benefit Administration. "Blast Injuries: Real Wounds, Real Injuries, Real Recovery," (Department of Veterans Affairs: Washington, DC; 2006).

Academic Service

Editorial Boards

Journal of Special Operations Medicine (Breakaway Media; St. Petersburg, FL)

Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine (American College of Emergency Physicians: Dallas, TX)

Peer Reviewer

Academic Emergency Medicine (Blackwell: Boston, MA)

Annals of Emergency Medicine (Elsevier: New York, NY)

Committees

Disaster Medicine and Tactical Medicine Sections (American College of Emergency Physicians: Dallas, TX)

Disaster Medicine, Evidence-Based Medicine, and Trauma Interest Groups (Society for Academic Emergency Medicine: East Lansing, MI)

Chairperson of the Education & Training Committee of the National Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS) Council (Center for Operational Medicine: Augusta, GA).

Presentations

"Selected Problems with Permanent Pacemakers," Emergency Medicine on the Riverwalk: Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX; 19 March 1998.

"Tactical Emergency Medical Support for the 1999 Papal Visit to St Louis, Missouri," 3rd International Conference on Tactical Emergency Medical Support: Pook's Hill Marriott Hotel, Bethesda, MD; 12 June 1999.

"Recognition and Management of Blast Injuries in the Field," Annual Conference of the Special Operations Medical Association: Hyatt Regency City Center, Tampa, FL; 8 December 1999.

"Blast Injuries: Putting the Pieces Together," 4th International Conference on Tactical Emergency Medical Support: Key Bridge Marriott Hotel, Arlington, VA; 10 June 2000.

"Evaluation and Management of Blast-Injured Casualties," and "Tactical Combat Casualty Care in the Deployed Setting," Society of Air Force Clinical Surgeons: Circus Circus Hotel, Las Vegas, NV; 17 April 2002.

"Intentional Bombings and the Management of Blast Injuries," Key Note Address at the 13th Annual Regional Trauma Symposium: Holiday Inn North, Lexington, KY; 6 November 2002.

"Blunt and Blast-Wave Thoracic Trauma: Alterations to Standard Resuscitation," International Symposium on Anaesthesia and Intensive Care: Landcommanderij Alden Biesen, Bilzen-Rijkhoven, Belgium; 17 May 2003.

Expert panelist on tactical combat casualty care, Annual Conference of the Special Operations Medical Association: Hyatt Regency City Center, Tampa, FL; 9 December 2003.

"Wilderness Orthopedics Without X-Rays," Rocky Mountain Winter Conference on Emergency Medicine: Copper Mountain Conference Center, Copper Mountain, CO; 9 February 2004.

"Injury Patterns from Explosions: Classical and Practical Categorizations," "Pathophysiology of Blast Injuries and Initial Management," and "Out-of-Hospital Management of Crushing Injuries," Pan-American Health Organization Second Regional Conference Meeting of Experts-Reaching People's Needs by Building Partnerships in Disability Technology and Integrated Rehabilitation: Centro Nacional de Rehabilitacion, Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico; 13-14 October 2004.

“Evaluation and Management of Airway Blast Injuries” and “Critical Decisions in Critical Care Air Transport,” Combined EM/EMS Ground Rounds: Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI; 11 November 2004.

"Evaluation and Management of Primary Blast Injuries in the Field," Department of Veterans Affairs First Annual Conference on Blast Injuries: Hyatt Regency City Center, Tampa, FL; 12 December 2004.

“Unique Injuries Caused by High-Explosive Blast” and “Serving Unique Patent Populations,” Emergency Medicine Ground Rounds: University of Illinois, Chicago, IL; 14 September 2006.

"Blast Injury: A Unique Clinical Entity," 36th Critical Care Congress: Gaylord Palms Resort, Orlando, FL; 20 February 2007.

"Blast Injury Research Agenda," Air Force Institute of Technology and Wright State University 2nd Annual Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and High-Yield Explosive Symposium: NCR Country Club, Kettering, OH; 16 September 2008.

“High-Velocity Ballistic Injuries,” Trauma and Critical Care Updates. David Ponitz Center, Dayton, OH; 21 May 2010.

“Managing Multiple Casualties with Ballistic and Blast Injuries.” Emergency Medicine Ground Rounds: San Antonio Military Medical Center, San Antonio, TX; 17 September 2010. 

“Blast-Unique Considerations in Mass Casualty Response” and “Initial Resuscitation and Stablilization: a Team Response,” Comprehensive Blast Injury Symposium: Grand Hyatt Erawan, Bangkok, Thailand; 6-10 June 2011.

“Ballistic and Blast Injuries,” Military & Emergency Medicine Ground Rounds: Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD; 15 March 2012.

Military Service

Dr. Wightman has been a medical officer in the United States Air Force since 1990. During his military career, he has served in a variety of positions directing major academic and operational programs, including:

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Master Emergency Physician: 88th Medical Operations Squadron, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH 2009-present.

Program Director [Military Component], Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine: 88th Medical Group, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, 2002-2006.

Director, Critical Care Air Transport Teams: 88th Medical Operations Squadron, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, 2004-2006.

Director, Education Division, Department of Military & Emergency Medicine: Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD, 2000-2002.

Medical Director, Center for Disaster and Humanitarian Assistance Medicine: Uniformed Services University, Bethesda, MD, 2000-2002.

Medical Director, Emergency Services: Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, OH, 1994-1998.

Colonel Wightman has deployed overseas supporting numerous military operations ranging from humanitarian to peacekeeping to counter-terrorism.

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Personal Information

Dr. Wightman has more than 30 years of emergency medicine experience, having been an EMT and paramedic for both rural and urban EMS systems before medical school. He holds a second-degree black belt, and is a private helicopter pilot working on his commercial and instrument ratings. 

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Preparing to takeoff in a R-22.

Dr. Wightman flying in a R-44.
Flying cross-country in a R-44.