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Anne Stack, MD

Anne Stack
Department:
Medicine Research
Division
Emergency Medicine Research
Hospital Title:
Clinical Chief, Division of Emergency Medicine; Senior Associate Physician in Medicine
Academic Title:
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
Pediatric Emergency MedicineQuality improvement

Research Overview

Dr. Stack’s research interests include the evaluation of resource utilization and standardization of care in the ED. Her recent work has focused on the development and implementation of evidence based guidelines for care in the pediatric emergency department. She is an expert in quality improvement.

About Anne Stack

Dr. Stack received her MD from Harvard Medical School. She completed residency in Pediatrics and fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Stack has recently served as Co-Chair of the PEM Special Interest Group of the Academic Pediatric Association. She is currently Co-Chair of the Evidence-Based Guideline Committee of the Committee on Quality Transformation of the Section of PEM of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Stack joined the faculty of the Division of Emergency Medicine at Children’s Hospital in 1993.

Publications

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  1. Lyons TW, Stack AM, Monuteaux MC, Parver SL, Gordon CR, Gordon CD, Proctor MR, Nigrovic LE. A QI Initiative to Reduce Hospitalization for Children With Isolated Skull Fractures. Pediatrics. 2016 Jun; 137(6).
  2. Monuteaux MC, Bourgeois FT, Mannix R, Samnaliev M, Stack AM. Variation and Trends in Charges for Pediatric Care in Massachusetts Emergency Departments, 2000-2011. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Oct; 22(10):1164-71.
  3. Akenroye AT, Stack AM. The development and evaluation of an evidence-based guideline programme to improve care in a paediatric emergency department. Emerg Med J. 2016 Feb; 33(2):109-17.
  4. Nigrovic LE, Stack AM, Mannix RC, Lyons TW, Samnaliev M, Bachur RG, Proctor MR. Quality Improvement Effort to Reduce Cranial CTs for Children With Minor Blunt Head Trauma. Pediatrics. 2015 Jul; 136(1):e227-33.
  5. Akenroye AT, Thurm CW, Neuman MI, Alpern ER, Srivastava G, Spencer SP, Simon HK, Tejedor-Sojo J, Gosdin CH, Brennan E, Gottlieb LM, Gay JC, McClead RE, Shah SS, Stack AM. Prevalence and predictors of return visits to pediatric emergency departments. J Hosp Med. 2014 Dec; 9(12):779-87.
  6. Gallagher RA, Levy J, Vieira RL, Monuteaux MC, Stack AM. Ultrasound assistance for central venous catheter placement in a pediatric emergency department improves placement success rates. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Sep; 21(9):981-6.
  7. Bourgeois FT, Monuteaux MC, Stack AM, Neuman MI. Variation in emergency department admission rates in US children's hospitals. Pediatrics. 2014 Sep; 134(3):539-45.
  8. Paul R, Melendez E, Stack A, Capraro A, Monuteaux M, Neuman MI. Improving adherence to PALS septic shock guidelines. Pediatrics. 2014 May; 133(5):e1358-66.
  9. Akenroye AT, Baskin MN, Samnaliev M, Stack AM. Impact of a bronchiolitis guideline on ED resource use and cost: a segmented time-series analysis. Pediatrics. 2014 Jan; 133(1):e227-34.
  10. Vieira RL, Gallagher RA, Stack AM, Werner HC, Levy JA. Development and evaluation of a program for the use of ultrasound for central venous catheter placement in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Dec; 29(12):1245-8.
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  12. Samuels-Kalow ME, Stack AM, Porter SC. Parental language and dosing errors after discharge from the pediatric emergency department. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 Sep; 29(9):982-7.
  13. Stack AM. April 15, 2013. Ann Intern Med. 2013 Jul 16; 159(2):146-7.
  14. Gallagher RA, Porter S, Monuteaux MC, Stack AM. Unscheduled return visits to the emergency department: the impact of language. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2013 May; 29(5):579-83.
  15. Lowe DA, Monuteaux MC, Ziniel S, Stack AM. Predictors of parent satisfaction in pediatric laceration repair. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Oct; 19(10):1166-72.
  16. Needleman HL, Stucenski K, Forbes PW, Chen Q, Stack AM. Massachusetts emergency departments' resources and physicians' knowledge of management of traumatic dental injuries. Dent Traumatol. 2013 Aug; 29(4):272-9.
  17. Mannix R, Stack AM, Chiang V. Insurance status and the care of adult patients 19 to 64 years of age visiting the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Jul; 19(7):808-15.
  18. Michelson KA, Monuteaux MC, Stack AM, Bachur RG. Pediatric emergency department crowding is associated with a lower likelihood of hospital admission. Acad Emerg Med. 2012 Jul; 19(7):816-20.
  19. Volpe D, Harrison S, Damian F, Rachh P, Kahlon PS, Morrissey L, Mack J, Akenroye A, Stack AM. Improving timeliness of antibiotic delivery for patients with fever and suspected neutropenia in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatrics. 2012 Jul; 130(1):e201-10.
  20. Mannix R, Chiang V, Stack AM. Insurance status and the care of children in the emergency department. J Pediatr. 2012 Sep; 161(3):536-541.e3.
  21. Capraro A, Stack A, Harper MB, Kimia A. Detecting unapproved abbreviations in the electronic medical record. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2012 Apr; 38(4):178-83.
  22. Samuels-Kalow ME, Stack AM, Porter SC. Effective discharge communication in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Aug; 60(2):152-9.
  23. Chung S, Monteiro S, Hogencamp T, Damian FJ, Stack A. Pediatric alternate site of care during the 2009 H1N1 pandemic. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Jun; 27(6):519-26.
  24. Porter SC, Johnston P, Parry G, Damian F, Hoppa EC, Stack AM. Improving parent-provider communication in the pediatric emergency department: results from the clear and concise communication campaign. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2011 Feb; 27(2):75-80.
  25. Hillier DF, Parry GJ, Shannon MW, Stack AM. The effect of hospital bed occupancy on throughput in the pediatric emergency department. Ann Emerg Med. 2009 Jun; 53(6):767-76.e3.
  26. Bourgeois FT, Shannon MW, Stack AM. "Left without being seen": a national profile of children who leave the emergency department before evaluation. Ann Emerg Med. 2008 Dec; 52(6):599-605.
  27. Babcock GJ, Broering TJ, Hernandez HJ, Mandell RB, Donahue K, Boatright N, Stack AM, Lowy I, Graziano R, Molrine D, Ambrosino DM, Thomas WD. Human monoclonal antibodies directed against toxins A and B prevent Clostridium difficile-induced mortality in hamsters. Infect Immun. 2006 Nov; 74(11):6339-47.
  28. Porter SC, Manzi SF, Volpe D, Stack AM. Getting the data right: information accuracy in pediatric emergency medicine. Qual Saf Health Care. 2006 Aug; 15(4):296-301.
  29. Malley R, Stack AM, Husson RN, Thompson CM, Fleisher GR, Saladino RA. Development of a model of focal pneumococcal pneumonia in young rats. J Immune Based Ther Vaccines. 2004 Jan 23; 2(1):2.
  30. Malley R, Lipsitch M, Stack A, Saladino R, Fleisher G, Pelton S, Thompson C, Briles D, Anderson P. Intranasal immunization with killed unencapsulated whole cells prevents colonization and invasive disease by capsulated pneumococci. Infect Immun. 2001 Aug; 69(8):4870-3.
  31. van Schaik SM, Obot N, Enhorning G, Hintz K, Gross K, Hancock GE, Stack AM, Welliver RC. Role of interferon gamma in the pathogenesis of primary respiratory syncytial virus infection in BALB/c mice. J Med Virol. 2000 Oct; 62(2):257-66.
  32. Stack AM, Malley R, Saladino RA, Montana JB, MacDonald KL, Molrine DC. Primary respiratory syncytial virus infection: pathology, immune response, and evaluation of vaccine challenge strains in a new mouse model. Vaccine. 2000 Jan 31; 18(14):1412-8.
  33. Solomon KR, Kurt-Jones EA, Saladino RA, Stack AM, Dunn IF, Ferretti M, Golenbock D, Fleisher GR, Finberg RW. Heterotrimeric G proteins physically associated with the lipopolysaccharide receptor CD14 modulate both in vivo and in vitro responses to lipopolysaccharide. J Clin Invest. 1998 Dec 1; 102(11):2019-27.
  34. Malley R, Stack AM, Ferretti ML, Thompson CM, Saladino RA. Anticapsular polysaccharide antibodies and nasopharyngeal colonization with Streptococcus pneumoniae in infant rats. J Infect Dis. 1998 Sep; 178(3):878-82.
  35. Stack AM, Malley R, Thompson CM, Kobzik L, Siber GR, Saladino RA. Minimum protective serum concentrations of pneumococcal anti-capsular antibodies in infant rats. J Infect Dis. 1998 Apr; 177(4):986-90.
  36. Roback MG, Stack AM, Thompson C, Brugnara C, Schwarz HP, Saladino RA. Activated protein C concentrate for the treatment of meningococcal endotoxin shock in rabbits. Shock. 1998 Feb; 9(2):138-42.
  37. Saladino RA, Stack AM, Fleisher GR, Thompson CM, Briles DE, Kobzik L, Siber GR. Development of a model of low-inoculum Streptococcus pneumoniae intrapulmonary infection in infant rats. Infect Immun. 1997 Nov; 65(11):4701-4.
  38. Mandl KD, Stack AM, Fleisher GR. Incidence of bacteremia in infants and children with fever and petechiae. J Pediatr. 1997 Sep; 131(3):398-404.
  39. Stack AM, Saladino RA, Siber GR, Thompson C, Marra MN, Novitsky TJ, Fleisher GR. A comparison of bactericidal/permeability-increasing protein variant versus recombinant endotoxin-neutralizing protein for the treatment of Escherichia coli sepsis in rats . Crit Care Med. 1997 Jan; 25(1):101-5.
  40. Saladino RA, Stack AM, Thompson C, Sattler F, Novitsky TJ, Siber GR, Fleisher GR. High-dose recombinant endotoxin neutralizing protein improves survival in rabbits, with Escherichia coli sepsis. Crit Care Med. 1996 Jul; 24(7):1203-7.
  41. Kinnane JM, Stack AM. Radiological case of the month. Penetrating chest trauma in children. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1996 Jul; 150(7):759-60.
  42. Stack AM, Caputo GL. Pneumomediastinum in childhood asthma. Pediatr Emerg Care. 1996 Apr; 12(2):98-101.
  43. Stack AM, Saladino RA, Thompson C, Sattler F, Weiner DL, Parsonnet J, Nariuchi H, Siber GR, Fleisher GR. Failure of prophylactic and therapeutic use of a murine anti-tumor necrosis factor monoclonal antibody in Escherichia coli sepsis in the rabbit. Crit Care Med. 1995 Sep; 23(9):1512-8.
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