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Richard  Bachur, MD

Richard Bachur MD
Medicine Research
Emergency Medicine Research
Hospital Title:
Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine; Senior Physician in Medicine
Academic Title:
Professor, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
AppendicitisInfectious Disease Emergencies
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Research Overview

Dr. Bachur’s major research interests include the diagnostic evaluation of common presenting conditions including urinary tract infection, pneumonia, bacteremia, and appendicitis.

About Richard Bachur

Rich Bachur obtained his medical degree from UCLA before his clinical training in pediatrics and pediatric emergency medicine (Boston Children’s Hospital). He joined the faculty in 1994, was the fellowship director from 2003-2010, became chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine in 2009, and was promoted to Professor in 2015.

Key Publications

Bachur R, Perry H, Harper MB. Occult pneumonias: empiric chest radiographs in febrile children with leukocytosis. Ann Emerg Med. Feb 1999;33(2):166-173.
Bachur R, Harper MB. Reevaluation of outpatients with Streptococcus pneumoniae bacteremia. Pediatrics. Mar 2000;105(3 Pt 1):502-509.
• Kentsis A, Lin YY, Kurek K, Calicchio M, Wang L, Monigatti F, Campagne F, Lee R, Horwitz B, Steen H, Bachur R. Discovery and validation of urine markers of acute pediatric appendicitis using high-accuracy mass spectrometry. Ann Emerg Med. Jan 2010;55(1):62-70 e64.
• Neuman MI, Monuteaux MC, Scully KJ, Bachur RG. Prediction of pneumonia in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatrics. Aug 2011;128(2):246-253.
Bachur RG, Dayan PS, Bajaj L, et al. The effect of abdominal pain duration on the accuracy of diagnostic imaging for pediatric appendicitis. Ann Emerg Med. Nov 2012;60(5):582-590 e583.
Bachur RG, Callahan MJ, Monuteaux MC, Rangel S. Integration of Ultrasound Findings and A Clinical Score in the Diagnostic Evaluation of Pediatric Appendicitis. Journal of Pediatrics May 2015, 166(5):1134-9. 
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