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Sara Schutzman, MD

Department:
Medicine Research
Division
Emergency Medicine Research
Hospital Title:
Senior Physician in Medicine
Academic Title:
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Research Focus Area:
Head Trauma

About Sara Schutzman

Sara Schutzman received her MD from Yale Medical School. She completed a residency in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. 

Research Overview

Dr. Schutzman’s research interest is identifying clinical predictors for complications of head trauma and determining indications for diagnostic testing, with a focus on children younger than two years.

Publications

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  1. Lee LK, Monuteaux MC, Burghardt LC, Fleegler EW, Nigrovic LE, Meehan WP, Schutzman SA, Mannix R. Motor Vehicle Crash Fatalities in States With Primary Versus Secondary Seat Belt Laws: A Time-Series Analysis. Ann Intern Med. 2015 Aug 4; 163(3):184-90.
  2. Mannix R, Fleegler E, Meehan WP, Schutzman SA, Hennelly K, Nigrovic L, Lee LK. Booster seat laws and fatalities in children 4 to 7 years of age. Pediatrics. 2012 Dec; 130(6):996-1002.
  3. Schunk JE, Schutzman SA. Pediatric head injury. Pediatr Rev. 2012 Sep; 33(9):398-410; quiz 410-1.
  4. Isaacman DJ, Poirier MP, Loiselle JM, Poirier MP, Schutzman S. Closed head injury in children. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2002 Feb; 18(1):48-52.
  5. Greenes DS, Wigotsky M, Schutzman SA. Gender differences in rates of unintentional head injury in the first 3 months of life. Ambul Pediatr. 2001 May-Jun; 1(3):178-80.
  6. Schutzman SA, Greenes DS. Pediatric minor head trauma. Ann Emerg Med. 2001 Jan; 37(1):65-74.
  7. Greenes DS, Schutzman SA. Occult intracranial injury in infants. Ann Emerg Med. 1998 Dec; 32(6):680-6.
  8. Greenes DS, Schutzman SA. Infants with isolated skull fracture: what are their clinical characteristics, and do they require hospitalization? Ann Emerg Med. 1997 Sep; 30(3):253-9.
  9. Schutzman SA, Liebelt E, Wisk M, Burg J. Comparison of oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate and intramuscular meperidine, promethazine, and chlorpromazine for conscious sedation of children undergoing laceration repair. Ann Emerg Med. 1996 Oct; 28(4):385-90.
  10. Schutzman SA, Burg J, Liebelt E, Strafford M, Schechter N, Wisk M, Fleisher G. Oral transmucosal fentanyl citrate for premedication of children undergoing laceration repair. Ann Emerg Med. 1994 Dec; 24(6):1059-64.
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  12. Bates BA, Schutzman SA, Fleisher GR. A comparison of intranasal sufentanil and midazolam to intramuscular meperidine, promethazine, and chlorpromazine for conscious sedation in children. Ann Emerg Med. 1994 Oct; 24(4):646-51.
  13. Schutzman SA, Barnes PD, Mantello M, Scott RM. Epidural hematomas in children. Ann Emerg Med. 1993 Mar; 22(3):535-41.
  14. Schutzman SA, Petrycki S, Fleisher GR. Bacteremia with otitis media. Pediatrics. 1991 Jan; 87(1):48-53.
  15. Chung S, Schamban N, Wypij D, Cleveland R, Schutzman SA. Skull radiograph interpretation of children younger than two years: how good are pediatric emergency physicians? Ann Emerg Med. 2004 Jun; 43(6):718-22.
  16. Teach SJ, Schutzman SA. Prospective study of recurrent radial head subluxation. Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1996 Feb; 150(2):164-6.
  17. Mannix R, Bourgeois FT, Schutzman SA, Bernstein A, Lee LK. Neuroimaging for pediatric head trauma: do patient and hospital characteristics influence who gets imaged? Acad Emerg Med. 2010 Jul; 17(7):694-700.
  18. Ralston ME, Chung K, Barnes PD, Emans JB, Schutzman SA. Role of flexion-extension radiographs in blunt pediatric cervical spine injury. Acad Emerg Med. 2001 Mar; 8(3):237-45.
  19. Gruskin KD, Schutzman SA. Head trauma in children younger than 2 years: are there predictors for complications? Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 1999 Jan; 153(1):15-20.
  20. Mannix R, Nigrovic LE, Schutzman SA, Hennelly K, Bourgeois FT, Meehan WP, Fleisher G, Monuteaux M, Lee LK. Factors associated with the use of cervical spine computed tomography imaging in pediatric trauma patients. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Sep; 18(9):905-11.
  21. Greenes DS, Schutzman SA. Clinical indicators of intracranial injury in head-injured infants. Pediatrics. 1999 Oct; 104(4 Pt 1):861-7.
  22. Bin SS, Schutzman SA, Greenes DS. Validation of a clinical score to predict skull fracture in head-injured infants. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2010 Sep; 26(9):633-9.
  23. Greenes DS, Schutzman SA. Clinical significance of scalp abnormalities in asymptomatic head-injured infants. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2001 Apr; 17(2):88-92.
  24. Schutzman SA, Barnes P, Duhaime AC, Greenes D, Homer C, Jaffe D, Lewis RJ, Luerssen TG, Schunk J. Evaluation and management of children younger than two years old with apparently minor head trauma: proposed guidelines. Pediatrics. 2001 May; 107(5):983-93.
  25. Ralston ME, Ecklund K, Emans JB, Torrey SB, Bailey MC, Schutzman SA. Role of oblique radiographs in blunt pediatric cervical spine injury. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2003 Apr; 19(2):68-72.
  26. Schutzman SA, Teach S. Upper-extremity impairment in young children. Ann Emerg Med. 1995 Oct; 26(4):474-9.
  27. Rudloe TF, Schutzman S, Lee LK, Kimia AA. No longer a "nursemaid's" elbow: mechanisms, caregivers, and prevention. Pediatr Emerg Care. 2012 Aug; 28(8):771-4.
  28. Hennelly KE, Mannix R, Nigrovic LE, Lee LK, Thompson KM, Monuteaux MC, Proctor M, Schutzman S. Pediatric traumatic brain injury and radiation risks: a clinical decision analysis. J Pediatr. 2013 Feb; 162(2):392-7.
  29. Mannix R, Monuteaux MC, Schutzman SA, Meehan WP, Nigrovic LE, Neuman MI. Isolated skull fractures: trends in management in US pediatric emergency departments. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Oct; 62(4):327-31.
  30. Dayan PS, Holmes JF, Schutzman S, Schunk J, Lichenstein R, Foerster LA, Hoyle J, Atabaki S, Miskin M, Wisner D, Zuspan S, Kuppermann N. Risk of traumatic brain injuries in children younger than 24 months with isolated scalp hematomas. Ann Emerg Med. 2014 Aug; 64(2):153-62.
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