Bio

Clinical Focus


  • Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments


Honors & Awards


  • Top Faculty Presenter, Stanford Emergency Medicine Research Day (05/20/2017)
  • Teaching Award, Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency (2015)
  • Chief Resident, Stanford/Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency (2014-2015)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Co-Fellowship Director, Stanford Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship (2019 - Present)
  • Faculty, Center for Asian Health Research and Education (CARE) (2019 - Present)
  • Fellow, Center for Innovation in Global Health (2017 - Present)
  • Member, American Academy of Emergency Medicine (2012 - Present)
  • Member, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (2012 - Present)
  • Member, American College of Emergency Medicine (2012 - Present)
  • Member, Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society (2012 - Present)

Professional Education


  • Fellowship: Stanford University Emergency Medicine Residency (2016) CA
  • Board Certification: Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine (2017)
  • MD, Stanford School of Medicine, Department of Emergency Medicine, International Emergency Medicine
  • Residency: Stanford Hospital and Clinics-ER (2015) CA
  • Medical Education: Loma Linda University (2012) CA

Community and International Work


  • Spring 2016: University of Health Science International Program, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

    Topic

    Emergency Medicine

    Partnering Organization(s)

    UHS Cambodia

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Fall 2014: Bedside teaching in emergency medicine, Cambodia

    Topic

    Emergency Medicine

    Partnering Organization(s)

    URC

    Populations Served

    Emergency patented

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • Fall 2015: Post-graduate Emergency Medicine Training, Yangon, Myanmar

    Topic

    Training Physicians in Emergency Medicine

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • 2015-current Pre-hospital Emergency Care and EMT training, Hyderabad, India

    Topic

    Educate EMTs in India

    Partnering Organization(s)

    GVK EMRI

    Populations Served

    General Population

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


International emergency medicine development and education.

Publications

All Publications


  • Experiences of Workplace Violence Among Healthcare Providers in Myanmar: A Cross-sectional Survey Study CUREUS Lindquist, B., Feltes, M., Niknam, K., Koval, K. W., Ohn, H., Newberry, J., Strehlow, M., Walker, R. 2020; 12 (4)
  • A Body Bag Can Save Your Life: A Novel Method of Cold Water Immersion for Heat Stroke Treatment A Body Bag Can Save Your Life: A Novel Method of Cold Water Immersion for Heat Stroke Treatment Kim, D. A., Lindquist, B. D., Shen, S. H., Wagner, A. M., Lipman, G. S. 2020: 4

    View details for DOI 10.1002/emp2.12007

  • First look at emergency medical technician wellness in India: Application of the Maslach Burnout Inventory in an unstudied population. PloS one Koval, K. W., Lindquist, B., Gennosa, C., Mahadevan, A., Niknam, K., Patil, S., Rao, G. V., Strehlow, M. C., Newberry, J. A. 2020; 15 (3): e0229954

    Abstract

    Professional wellness is critical to developing and maintaining a health care workforce. Previous work has identified burnout as a significant challenge to professional wellness facing emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in many countries worldwide. Our study fills a critical gap by assessing the prevalence of burnout among emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in India.This was a cross-sectional survey of EMTs within the largest prehospital care organization in India. We used the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) to measure wellness. All EMTs presenting for continuing medical education between July-November 2017 from the states of Gujarat, Karnataka, and Telangana were eligible. Trained, independent staff administered anonymous MBI-Medical Personnel Surveys in local languages.Of the 327 EMTs eligible, 314 (96%) consented to participate, and 296 (94%) surveys were scorable. The prevalence of burnout was 28.7%. Compared to EMTs in other countries, Indian EMTs had higher levels of personal accomplishment but also higher levels of emotional exhaustion and moderate levels of depersonalization. In multivariate regression, determinants of burnout included younger age, perceived lack of respect from colleagues and administrators, and a sense of physical risk. EMTs who experienced burnout were four times as likely to plan to quit their jobs within one year.This is the first assessment of burnout in EMTs in India and adds to the limited body of literature among low- and middle-income country (LMIC) prehospital providers worldwide. Burnout was strongly associated with an EMT's intention to quit within a year, with potential implications for employee turnover and healthcare workforce shortages. Burnout should be a key focus of further study and possible intervention to achieve internationally recognized targets, including Sustainable Development Goal 3C and WHO's 2030 Milestone for Human Resources.

    View details for DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0229954

    View details for PubMedID 32155192

  • Workplace violence among prehospital care providers in India: a cross-sectional study. BMJ open Lindquist, B., Koval, K., Mahadevan, A., Gennosa, C., Leggio, W., Niknam, K., Rao, G. V., Newberry, J. A., Strehlow, M. 2019; 9 (11): e033404

    Abstract

    OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was twofold: (1) establish the prevalence of safety threats and workplace violence (WPV) experienced by emergency medical technicians (EMTs) in a low/middle-income country with a new prehospital care system, India and (2) understand which EMTs are at particularly high risk for these experiences.SETTING: EMTs from four Indian states (Gujarat, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Telangana) were eligible to participate during the study period from July through November 2017.METHODS: Cross-sectional survey study.PARTICIPANTS: 386 practicing EMTs from four Indian states.RESULTS: The overall prevalence of any WPV was 67.9% (95%CI 63.0% to 72.5%). The prevalence of physical assault was 58% (95% CI 52.5% to 63.4%) and verbal assault was 59.8% (95% CI 54.5% to 65%). Of physical assault victims, 21.7% were injured and 30.2% sought medical attention after the incident. Further, 57.3% (n=216) of respondents reported they were 'somewhat worried' and 28.4% (n=107) reported they were 'very worried' about their safety at work.CONCLUSION: WPV and safety fears were found to be common among EMTs in India. Focused initiatives to counter WPV in countries developing prehospital care systems are necessary to build a healthy and sustainable prehospital healthcare workforce.

    View details for DOI 10.1136/bmjopen-2019-033404

    View details for PubMedID 31772106

  • A Posterior Circulation Stroke Presenting with Isolated Truncal Ataxia. Cureus Migliaccio, D., Lindquist, B. 2017; 9 (9): e1709

    Abstract

    Vertebral artery dissection is an infrequent and often misdiagnosed cause of stroke. In this case report, we describe a patient with aáposterior circulation strokeácaused by a vertebral artery dissection, who presented to the emergency department with isolated truncal ataxia. This case emphasizes the importance of obtaining a thorough history and physical exam for all neurologic complaints, including a careful ambulation assessment.

    View details for PubMedID 29188153

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC5703583

  • Adult Epiglottitis: A Case Series. The Permanente journal Lindquist, B., Zachariah, S., Kulkarni, A. 2017; 21

    Abstract

    Emergency Departments are inundated by patients with respiratory illness during the winter months. Emergency physicians are required to quickly identify critically ill patients among the large volume of patients with mild upper respiratory illness. Among these life-threatening conditions is acute epiglottitis.We report a rare series of four adult patients who presented to our Emergency Department during a period of only one week in April 2015 and were ultimately diagnosed with acute epiglottitis. Three of the patients improved with conservative measures and were observed in the intensive care unit. One patient required an emergent tracheostomy.This series of patients is unique in that all four patients presented to a single Emergency Department within a few days of each other and, despite a myriad of presenting chief complaints, the patients were eventually found to have the same potentially life-threatening diagnosis.These cases reinforce the variability of presenting symptoms and physical examination findings that can occur in patients with epiglottitis. They also highlight clinical findings and adjunctive testing that can help identify patients who would most benefit from intervention.

    View details for DOI 10.7812/TPP/16-089

    View details for PubMedID 28241903

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC5283781

  • Barriers to Real-Time Medical Direction via Cellular Communication for Prehospital Emergency Care Providers in Gujarat, India. Cure»us Lindquist, B., Strehlow, M. C., Rao, G. V., Newberry, J. A. 2016; 8 (7)

    Abstract

    Many low- and middle-income countriesádepend on emergency medical technicians (EMTs), nurses, midwives, and layperson community health workers with limited training to provide a majority of emergency medical, trauma, and obstetric care in the prehospital setting. To improve timely patient care and expand provider scope of practice, nations leverage cellular phones and call centers for real-time online medical direction. However, there exist several barriers to adequate communication that impact the provision of emergency care. We sought to identify obstacles in the cellular communication process among GVK Emergency Management and Research Institute (GVK EMRI) EMTs in Gujarat, India.A convenience sample of practicing EMTs in Gujarat, India were surveyed regarding the barriers to call initiation and completion.108 EMTs completed the survey. Overall, ninety-seven (89.8%) EMTs responded that the most common reason they did not initiate a call with the callácenter physician was insufficient time. Forty-six (42%) EMTs reported that they were unable to call the physician one or more times during a typical workweek (approximately 5-6 twelve-hour shifts/week) due to their hands being occupied performing direct patient care. Fifty-eight (54%) EMTs reported that they were unable to reach the callácenter physician, despite attempts, at least once a week.This study identified multiple barriers to communication, including insufficient time to call for advice and inability to reach callácenter physicians. Identification of simple interventions and best practices may improve communication and ensure timely and appropriate prehospital care.

    View details for DOI 10.7759/cureus.676

    View details for PubMedID 27551654

    View details for PubMedCentralID PMC4977222

  • Hemorrhagic Contents Within Uterine Sac Mimicking Intrauterine Pregnancy on Point-of-Care Ultrasound: A Case Report of a Ruptured Ectopic Pregnancy Emerg Med Open J Lindquist, B., Perera, P., Chao, A., Lobo, V., Gharahbaghian 2016; 2 (1): 11-14

    View details for DOI 10.17140/EMOJ-2-121

  • Maisonneuve Fracture - A can?t miss diagnosis! Lindquist, B. American Academy of Emergency Medicine:Resident and Student Association. 2015
  • Scrotal Swelling in the Neonate Lindquist, B., Chang, J., McClure, C. American Academy of Emergency Medicine:Resident and Student Association. 2015
  • Diagnosis and Treatment of Skin and Soft Tissue Infections in the Pediatric Emergency Department Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reports Lindquist, B., Wang, N. 2015; 20 (7)
  • Interstitial Neuritis Masquerading as Acute Appendicitis: A Case Report Emergency Medicine-Open Access Lindquist, B., Gharahbaghian, L. 2014; 4 (4)
  • VACTERL Association Lindquist, B. PEMSoft v12. 2013
  • Prader-Willi Syndrome Lindquist, B. PEMSoft v12. 2013
  • Charge Association Lindquist, B. PEMSoft v12. 2013

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