Stephanie B. Abbuhl

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Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Attending Physician, Emergency Services, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Executive Director, FOCUS on Health & Leadership for Women; Dean-funded program; budget of $331,094 for FY17; add'l $80K extramural grants; see for initiatives, research and publications, Perelman School of Medicine
Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine , Perelman School of Medicine
Director, Penn Pathways Leadership Program for Assistant Professors in STEM fields; funded by the Provost's Office, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Emergency Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Emergency Medicine
Ground Floor Ravdin Building
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215.662.6963
Fax: 215.662.3953
Hobart and William Smith Colleges, Summa Cum Laude, 1975.
University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry , 1980.
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Description of Research Expertise

Emergency department operations, administration and access;
Women Faculty Development; Women's careers in medicine and biomedical research

Description of Other Expertise

Women in Medicine professional development and program leadership

Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Abbuhl is studying operational and administrative issues in emergency medicine and faculty development, particularly as it pertains to women in medicine and biomedical research.

Selected Publications

Grisso JA, Sammel MD, Rubenstein AH, Speck RM, Conant EF, Scott P, Tuton LW, Westring AF, Friedman S, Abbuhl SB.: A Randomized Controlled Trial to Improve the Success of Women Assistant Professors. Journal of Women's Health Feb 28 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1089/jwh 2016.6025. [Epub ahead of print]

Choo EK, Kass D, Westergaard M, Watts SH, Berwald N, Regan L, Promes SB, Clem KJ, Schneider SM, Kuhn GJ, Abbuhl S, Nobay F: The development of best practice recommendations to support the hiring, recruitment and advancement of women physicians in emergency medicine. Academic Emergency Medicine Epub ahead of print (doi:10.1111/acem.13028), June 2016.

Westring AF, Speck RM, Sammel MD, Scott P, Conant EF, Tuton LW, Abbuhl SB, Grisso JA.: Culture matters: the pivotal role of culture for women’s careers in academic medicine. Academic Medicine 89(4): 658-663, April 2014.

Pati S, Reum J, Conant EF, Tuton, LW, Scott P, Abbuhl S, Grisso JA: Tradition meets innovation: transforming academic medical culture at the University of Pennsylvania's Perelman School of Medicine. Academic Medicine 88(4), April 2013.

Westring A, Speck RM, Sammel MD; Scott P, Tuton LW, Grisso JA, Abbuhl S.: "A culture conducive to women's academic success: development of a measure" Academic Medicine 87(11): 1622-31, Nov 2012.

Speck R, Sammel MD, Troxel AB, Cappola AR, Williams-Smith CT, Chittams J, Scott P, Tuton LW, Abbuhl SB: Factors impacting the departure rate of junior medical school faculty: evidence from a longitudinal analysis at a research-intensive medical school. Journal of Women's Health 21(10): 1059-65, Oct 2012.

Mills AM, Shofer FS, Boulis AK, Holena DN, Abbuhl SB: Racial disparity in analgesic treatment for emergency department patients with abdominal and back pain. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 29(7): 752-756, Sept 2011.

Mills AM, Edwards JM, Shofer FS, Holena DN, Abbuhl SB: Analgesia for older adults with abdominal or back pain in the Emergency Department. West J Emerg Med 12(1): 43-50, February 2011.

Pines J, Shofer F, Isserman J, Abbuhl SB, Mills AM : The effect of emergency department crowding on analgesia in patients with back pain in two hospitals. Academic Emergency Medicine 17(3): 276 - 283, Mar 2010.

Shah D, Volpe NJ, Abbuhl SB, Pietrobon R, Shah A: Gender characteristics among academic ophthalmology leadership, faculty, and residents: results from a cross-sectional survey. Ophthalmic Epidemiology 17(1): 1-6, Jan-Feb 2010.

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Last updated: 09/02/2017
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