Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine

Edward Fieg, D.O., Director

Edward Fieg, M.D.

Edward L. Fieg, D.O.

Assistant Professor
Residency Program Director

edward.fieg@wright.edu


Education

B.S.: State University of New York, Cortland, N.Y., Health Education/SportsMedicine, 1979
B.H.S.: Duke University, Durham, N.C., Physician Assistant, 1981
Medical School: Des Moines University/College of Osteopathic Medicine, Des Moines, Iowa, 1995
Internship: Family Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center/Ehrling Bergquist USAF Hospital, Omaha/Offutt AFB, Neb., 1995-96
Residency: Family Medicine, University of Nebraska Medical Center/Ehrling Bergquist USAF Hospital, Omaha/Offutt AFB, Neb., 1996-98
Residency: Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine/Barnes-Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., 2001-03

Professional Military Education

2008: Air War College
1999: Air Command and Staff College
1986: Squadron Officers School

Work History/Military Assignment History

Associate Program Director, Integrated Residency in Emergency Medicine, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, Sept. 2012–present
Commander, Emergency Services, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, Calif., November 2011–July 2012
Senior Researcher, Joint Combat Casualty Research Team, U.S. Central Command, Forward Operating Base Bastion, Helmand Province, Afghanistan, January–August 2011
Deputy Chief of the Medical Staff, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, Calif., June 2009–present
Staff Emergency Physician (Master Clinician), David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis AFB, Calif., June 2009–present
Senior Staff Attending Physician, Emergency Services Flight, Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, January–June 2009
Senior Mentor, Medical Embedded Training Team, Afghan National Army 205th Corps, Kandahar Regional Military Hospital, Camp Hero, Kandahar, Afghanistan, October 2007–January 2009
Commander, Emergency Services Flight, Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, May 2006–October 2007
Chief, Emergency Services, Wright-Patterson Medical Center, Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, June 2004-May 2006
Resident, Division of Emergency Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, St. Louis, Mo., May 2001-Jun 2003
Director/Element Chief, Emergency Services, 55 MDOS/SGOPE, Offutt AFB, Nebraska, June 1999–May 2001
Director, Emergency Services, 51 Fighter Wing Hospital, Osan Air Base, Korea, July1998–June 1999

Licensure and Specialty Certification

Current Unrestricted State License: Iowa
Current Unrestricted State License: Missouri
Current Unrestricted State License: Ohio
Current Unrestricted State License: California
Board Certified: Diplomat, American Board of Family Practice, 1998, 2006, 2012
Board Certified: Diplomat, American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2006

Honors and Recognitions

Fellow, American Academy of Emergency Physicians, 2007–present
Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians, 2008–present
Outstanding Service Award, Division of Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, 2004
Diplomat, American Board of Family Practice, Lexington, Kentucky, 1998
Chairman’s Honor Roll for Academic Excellence, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1998
Resident Teacher of the Year, Society of Teachers in Family Medicine/University of
Nebraska Medical Center, 1998
Lee J. Rettlesdorf Award for Academic Achievement, University of Nebraska Medical Center, 1998
Scaife Family Fellow, National Rural Institute on Alcohol and Drug Abuse, University of Wisconsin, 1992
Lee C. VanWagner Scholar, 1991–95
Armed Forces Health Professions Scholar, 1991–95
Distinguished Graduate, Health Services Administration, 1989
Air Force Director of Medical Support “What if…” Award, 1988
Outstanding Contributor Award, Squadron Officers’ School, 1986
Commandant’s Letter of Excellence, Squadron Officer School, 1986
Publications Award, Society of Air Force Physician Assistants,1984
Academic Award, Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, 1983
Summa Cum Laude Baccalaureate, Duke University, 1981
Cum Laude Baccalaureate, State University of New York, College at Cortland, 1979
Chancellor’s Award, State University of New York, College at Cortland, 1979

U.S. Air Force Citations

Bronze Star Medal, 2009
Meritorious Service Medal, 1991 (First Oak Leaf Cluster, 2001; Second Oak Leaf Cluster, 2007)
Joint Service Commendation Medal, 2006 (First Oak Leaf Cluster, 2011)
Air Force Commendation Medal, 1987 (First Oak Leaf Cluster, 1988; Second Oak Leaf Cluster, 1999)
Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, 1987 (Oak Leaf Clusters 1988, 1991, 1995, 2001)
National Defense Service Medal, 1991 (Oak Leaf Cluster, 2002)
NATO Service Medal
Iraq Campaign Medal
Afghanistan Campaign Medal
Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
Korean Defense Service Medal
Overseas Ribbon (Short Tour), 1988 (Oak Leaf Cluster, 1999)
Air Force Expeditionary Service Ribbon with Gold Border
Air Force Longevity Service Ribbon (3 Oak Leaf devices)
Expert Field Medical Badge, 1985
Small Arms Expert Ribbon, 1985 (Star Device, 1989)
Air Force Training Ribbon, 1983

Academic/Scholarly Appointments

2012–present: Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University
2011–present: Peer Reviewer, Editorial Board, Military Medicine
2004–2009: Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Boonshoft School of Medicine, Wright State University
1984–1987: Clinical Instructor, Physician Assistant Program, School of Allied Health Professions, St. Louis University Medical Center, St. Louis, Mo.

Professional Associations

American College of Emergency Physicians (Fellow)
American Academy of Emergency Medicine (Fellow)
American Board of Family Practice
American Board of Emergency Medicine
Government Services Chapter, American College of Emergency Physicians

Research Activities

Fieg EL: “Ballistic underwear garment protects external genitals in the setting of traumatic amputation from improvised explosive device mine strike,” Joint Combat Casualty Research Team, U.S. Central Command, Helmand Province, Forward Operating Base Bastion, Afghanistan, 2011.

Gates KS, Fieg EL: “Application and utility of the Combat Ready Clamp (CoRC) in the combat zone,” Joint Combat Casualty Research Team, U.S. Central Command, Helmand Province, Forward Operating Base Bastion, Afghanistan, 2011.

Fieg EL: “Cooling vests for combat surgeons in Afghanistan improves surgical performance, enhances morale, and well-being while reducing heat-induced fatigue,” Joint Combat Casualty Research Team, U.S. Central Command, Helmand Province, Forward Operating Base Bastion, Afghanistan, 2011.

Fieg EL: “Hypothermia in combat casualties in the prehospital setting,” Joint Combat Casualty Research Team, U.S. Central Command, Helmand Province, Forward Operating Base Bastion, Afghanistan, 2011.

Fieg EL: “Ketamine safety in emergency endotracheal intubation by rapid sequence intubation in a combat environment,” Joint Combat Casualty Research Team, U.S. Central Command, Helmand Province, Forward Operating Base Bastion, Afghanistan, 2011.

Fieg EL: “Does high platelet-to-RBC ratio increase survival after massive transfusion,” Joint Combat Casualty Research Team, U.S. Central Command, Helmand Province, Forward Operating Base Bastion, Afghanistan, 2011.

Fieg EL: “Mild traumatic train injury (mTBI) and the Advanced Combat Helmet ACH): An opportunity for new design?” Joint Combat Casualty Research Team, U.S. Central Command, Helmand Province, Forward Operating Base Bastion, Afghanistan, 2011.

Fieg EL: “Is prehospital hypotension a predictor of the need for emergent surgery in a combat trauma casualties with normal systolic blood pressure in the Emergency Department?” Joint Combat Casualty Research Team, U.S. Central Command, Helmand Province, Forward Operating Base Bastion, Afghanistan, 2011.

Dutton WR and Fieg EL: “Proximal vascular control for high bilateral lower extremity traumatic amputations with or without pelvic fracture due to improvised explosive device minestrike with extensive thigh and buttock soft tissue injury: an observational study,” Joint Combat Casualty Research Team, U.S. Central Command, Helmand Province, Forward Operating Base Bastion, Afghanistan, 2011.

Bibby CK and Fieg EL: “Routine performance of a rectal exam has limited, if any, utility in the combat trauma setting,” Joint Combat Casualty Research Team, U.S. Central Command, Helmand Province, Forward Operating Base Bastion, Afghanistan, 2011.

Fieg EL: “Prehospital endotracheal intubation of combat casualties by nonphysicians,” Joint Combat Casualty Research Team, U.S. Central Command, Helmand Province, Forward Operating Base Bastion, Afghanistan, 2011.

Fieg EL: “Comparison and contrast of various tactical aeromedical evacuation platforms in Regional Command (Southwest) Afghanistan: Right Patient…Right Place…Right Time…Right Capability,” Joint Combat Casualty Research Team, U.S. Central Command, Helmand Province, Forward Operating Base Bastion, Afghanistan, 2011.

Fieg EL: “Early venous thromboembolism in traumatic lower extremity amputations,” Joint Combat Casualty Research Team, U.S. Central Command, Helmand Province, Forward Operating Base Bastion, Afghanistan, 2011.

Fieg EL: “Analgesia prescribing variation by patient race/ethnicity and gender discordances in the combat zone,” Joint Combat Casualty Research Team, U.S. Central Command, Helmand Province, Forward Operating Base Bastion, Afghanistan, 2011.

Kennebeck G, Fieg EL: "Utilization of alfuzosin to facilitate passage of small pelvic ureteroliths", Emergency Services Flight, Wright-Patterson USAF Medical Center/Boonshoft School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, 2007

Fieg EL, Wagner JC, Bhalla, S, Levine, M: “Location of the Endotracheal Tube by Cuff-Pilot Balloon Counter-Ballottement,” Division of Emergency Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Mo., 2002

Fieg EL: “Newborn Infants Do Not Receive Adequate Hearing Screening Examinations,” Ehrling Bergquist USAF Hospital, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska, 1998

Fieg EL, Weigand JM, Rompf R: “Patients Treated Empirically With Ranitidine Do Not Receive Adequate Work-Up or Follow-up,” Ehrling Bergquist USAF Hospital, Offutt Air Force Base, Nebraska. 1995

Fieg EL, Keller JW: “Intraoperative Wound Closure Using Staples Versus Suture: Importance of Cost Efficiency or Surgical Expediency,” USAF Hospital Whiteman, Whiteman Air Force Base, Missouri, 1985

Fieg EL, Copeland RL, Neis MD, Statti TF: “The Diagnosis of Acalculous Gall Bladder Disease by Cholecystokinin Enhanced Oral Cholecystography,” USAF Hospital Whiteman, Air Force Base, Missouri, 1984

Fieg EL, Tilson MD: “Prevalence of Malignant Neoplasia in Patients with Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm,” Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, 1983

Fieg EL, Madri JE, Tilson MD: “Technique for Induction of Aortic Intimal Trauma in the Sprague-Dawley Rat, A Model for the Observation of Intimal Hyperplasia in Vascular Surgery,” Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut, 1983

Fieg EL, Bergant JA, Grimes JE: “Applicability and Use of Surgical Physician Assistants in a Community Hospital,” Durham County General Hospital, Durham, North Carolina, 1982

Publications

Fieg EL, Wagner JC, Levine ME: Location of the Endotracheal Tube by Pilot Balloon-Cuff Counter-Ballottement. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2004 Oct; 44(4):S119-120 (Presented at Research Forum, 2004 Scientific Assembly, American College of Emergency Physicians, San Francisco, CA).

Fieg, EL: “Management of Acute Migraine Headache (Letter). American Family Physician, submitted for publication.

Fieg, EL: “Fingertip Injuries” (Letter). American Family Physician, 2002; 65(10):1997-1998.

Fieg, EL: “Clinical Criteria as a Preliminary Screen for Cervical Spine Injury” (Letter). American Family Physician,1999; 60(5):1318-1322.

Fieg, EL: “Prophylaxis for Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs) After Sexual Assault” (Letter). American Family Physician, 1999 1 Oct; 59(11), 2983-2984.

Fieg EL: “CODE BLUE: A New Therapy for End-Stage Heart Failure? Hospital Physician, 1998 Apr; 34(4):55.

Fieg EL, Williams PR: “Case Report: Urokinase Thrombolysis for Ileofemoral Deep Vein Thrombosis,” 24th Annual Scientific Assembly, Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians, 1998.

Fieg EL, Williams PR: “Case Report: Life-Threatening Electrocardiographic Findings in Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose,” 24th Annual Scientific Assembly, Uniformed Services Academy of Family Physicians, 1998.

Fieg EL, Baker TN, Bishop EC: “Army Expert Field Medical Badge Enhances Air Force Medical Readiness,” Military Medicine, 1987 July; 152(7):351-4.

Fieg EL, Barese SA, Cohen JC, Heinrich JJ: “Physician Assistant Forum: Open Soft Tissue Wounds,” Physician Assistant, 1987 March; 11(3):21.

Fieg EL, Copeland RL, Statti TF: “Appendiceal Stump Ligation and Inversion: The Artifact Cecal Tumor,” Military Medicine, 1984 December; 149:686.

Fieg EL, Copeland RL: “Meckel’s Diverticulum,” Physician Assistant, 1984 August; 8(8):73.

Tilson MD, Fieg EL, Harvey M: “Malignant Neoplasia in Patients With Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm,” Archives of Surgery, 1984 Jul; 119(7):792 (Presented to the New England Society for Vascular Surgery, Tenth Annual Meeting, Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, 30 September 1983)

Fieg EL: “Against Neonatal Circumcision,” Shaffer-Towner Report, Society of Air Force Physician Assistants, 1984 March; 6(1):4.

Personal Information

Greetings all. Thank you for your interest. Hailing from a small town in Upstate New York, I have been a Midwesterner for the past 30 years, almost all exclusively in a wide variety of assignments on active duty service in the U.S. Air Force, including four nonconsecutive years overseas and several deployments to both Iraq and Afghanistan. I retired from the Air Force in 2012 with an express interest in starting a new career, a new meaningful mission, entering emergency medicine academia. Emergency medicine, particularly teaching, has been my passion and avocation for the better part of my adult life. I am never bored in the Emergency Department and I continue to be fascinated and amazed by the phenomenon of continuing to find ways to modify and improve my clinical acumen and practice. It is a privilege and an honor, in my view, to be at the bedside of a sick or injured patient, with a trainee, in a sacrosanct physician-patient relationship. No other profession can boast similarly.

My keen clinical interests include, but are not limited to, evidence-based emergency medicine, clinical quality and customer service, Six Sigma Lean Initiatives to enhance flow and Emergency Department patient through-put, combat trauma, medicolegal issues and toxicology.

My wife Barb and I share six highly successful grown children who are fortunate to be blessed with eight absolutely wonderful children – our terrific grandchildren. We enjoy various outdoor activities, music and the theater and are floridly rabid Major League Baseball fanatics.