Department of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine Leadership & Faculty


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Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Department: Emergency Medicine

Contact information
Ground Floor Ravdin
Department of Emergency Medicine
3400 Spruce St
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-662-6698
MBBS (Medicine and Surgery)
Baqai Medical and Dental College (University of Karachi), 2001.
Post-Graduate Training
Intern in Medicine, Aga Khan University Hospital, 2001-2002.
Senior House Officer in Basic Surgical Training Rotation, Mersey Deanery, 2005-2007.
Senior House Officer in Critical Care Medicine, Whiston Hospital, 2007-2007.
Specialty Registrar in Emergency Medicine, North Western Deanery, 2007-2012.
Fellow in Trauma/Surgical Critical Care, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center University of Maryland, 2013-2014.
Residency in Emergency Medicine, Christiana Care health System, 2014-2017.
Advanced Life Support, 2008.
Advanced Pediatric Life Support, 2011.
Fellowship of the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (FRCEM) - Board Certification, 2012.
Advanced Cardiac Life Support, 2013.
Advanced Trauma Life Support, 2014.
Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in Emergency Medicine (FRCPC-EM)- Board Certification, 2015.
European Society for Intensive Care Medicine - Board Certification, 2016.
American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2018.
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Selected Publications

Qasim Z, Shinar Z: You Can’t Spell REBOA without the ER – Endovascular Resuscitation of the Trauma Patient – Zaf Qasim. ED-ECMO podcast October 2018.

Qasim Z, DuBose J, Rasmussen TE, Teeter WA: Breaking Down Silos: The Joint Statement About the Clinical Use of Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta (REBOA) Warrants Revision. Annals of Emergency Medicine 72(2): 225-226, August 2018.

Lamhaut L, Qasim Z, Hutin A, Dagron C, Orsini JP, Haegel A, Perkins Z, Pirrachio R, Carli P: First Description of Successful Use of Zone 1 Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta in the Prehospital Setting. Resuscitation July 2018.

Zaffer Qasim: EMCrit Guest Post – The good, the bad, and the ugly of the Joint Statement on REBOA. May 2018.

Zaffer Qasim: “To Protect and Serve…and Drop Off”. Penetrating Trauma in Philadelphia." St Emlyns Blog: April 2018.

Qasim Z, Bradley K, Panichelli H, Robinson J, Zern SC: Successful Interprofessional Approach to Development of a Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta Program at a Community Trauma Center. Journal of Emergency Medicine 54(4): 419-426, April 2018.

Qasim Z, Sikorski R: Physiologic Considerations in Trauma Patients Undergoing Resuscitative Endovascular Balloon Occlusion of the Aorta. Anesthesia and Analgesia 125(3): 891-894, September 2017.

Qasim Z, Sadek S, Laing S: REBOA: How to set up a service. Apr 2016 Notes: In Laing S. HEFTEMCast podcast.

Qasim Z, Orman R: REBOA 101. Mar 2016 Notes: In: Orman R. ERCast podcast.

Qasim Z: REBOA. 2016 Notes: In Bauer E. Flightbridge ED podcast.

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