Taku Taira, MD

Title(s)Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
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    Dr. Taira graduated from NYU, double majoring in Neuro Science and Psychology. He attended medical school at Stony Brook University Hospital in Long Island NY. He completed his residency and served as chief resident at Bellevue/NYU in New York City followed by fellowship in Medical Education at Stony Brook University Hospital. He joined the residency team at LAC+USC after working in the residency offices at Stony Brook University and at UCLA/Olive View.
    His academic interests include Career Development and Mentorship, Residency Curriculum Development, Educational Research, and the Development of Emergency Medicine in Japan. He has spoken nationally and internationally on a variety of topics. He has authored several peer reviewed papers and book chapters in emergency medicine.

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    1. Nagel EM, Gantioque R, Taira T. Utilizing Ultrasound-Guided Femoral Nerve Blocks and Fascia Iliaca Compartment Blocks for Proximal Femur Fractures in the Emergency Department. Adv Emerg Nurs J. 2019 Apr/Jun; 41(2):135-144. PMID: 31033661.
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    2. Taira T, Santen SA, Roberts NK. Defining the "Problem Resident" and the Implications of the Unfixable Problem: The Rationale for a "Front-door" Solution. West J Emerg Med. 2019 Jan; 20(1):43-49. PMID: 30643600.
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    3. Bugg CW, Taira T, Zaurova M. Pelvic inflammatory disease: diagnosis and treatment in the emergency department [digest]. Emerg Med Pract. 2016 Dec 22; 18(12 Suppl Points & Pearls):S1-S2. PMID: 28745849.
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    4. Bugg CW, Taira T. Pelvic Inflammatory Disease: Diagnosis And Treatment In The Emergency Department. Emerg Med Pract. 2016 Dec; 18(12):1-24. PMID: 27879197.
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