Sajid R. Khan, MD, is a board-certified Emergency Medicine physician with over 15 years of experience working in a variety of settings from inner-city level 1 trauma centers serving 100,000 patients per year to 3-bed rural Eds. Dr. Khan has served as a Medical Director, Oral Boards Examiner, and member of the Honor Council. He is ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support), ATLS (Advanced Trauma Life Support), and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support) certified. Dr. Khan is a member of AOA (the only national medical honor society in the world) and served as an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City.
A published author, Dr. Khan has written a number of books including, The Ultimate Emergency Medicine Guide, a comprehensive review book that is the highest-rated and most up-to-date text for Emergency Medicine physicians preparing to certify.
Litigation Support - Dr. Khan offers expert witness services to attorneys representing plaintiff and defendant. Licensed in Kansas, Missouri, Georgia, and Texas, he complies with the ACEP Expert Witness Guidelines and will provide an honest and unbiased opinion on Emergency Medicine Medical Malpractice and Negligence cases. Dr. Khan is available for consultation, chart review, and expert testimony.
Areas of Expertise:
- Aortic Dissection
- Myocardial Infarction
- Heart Attack
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Testicular Torsion
- Ectopic Pregnancy
Acute compartment syndrome (CS) is a true orthopedic emergency. It is a painful condition that occurs when pressure within the muscles builds to dangerous levels. It is often - but not always - the result of a traumatic injury. Management involves a fasciotomy in which the surrounding skin and fascia
We are in the midst of a global pandemic the likes of which we have never before seen in our lifetime. Every day a new record high number of cases and number of deaths is reached. While the number affected physically, emotionally, and economically spirals out of control, here is something that will serve as a gut check: these will be remembered as the good old days.
Plantar puncture wounds are common and the anatomy of the foot makes it an excellent environment for infection to rapidly spread. Puncture wounds in particular can inoculate bacteria deep into the soft tissues.
A 70 year-old woman presents to the ER with mid-sternal chest pain, shortness of breath, and diaphoresis. She's clutching her chest with her fist. There is isolated ST elevation in aVR and inferolateral ST depression. That's a STEMI! Or is it?
Fluoroquinolone antibiotics (Ciprofloxacin, Levofloxacin, Moxifloxacin, among others) are an important class of antibiotics that are used in a variety of settings. Ciprofloxacin remains one of the primary treatment options for cystitis. It is used routinely for inpatient treatment of pneumonia and many still consider it part of the first-line treatment for diverticulitis. But in the last few years, questions about its safety profile have led to growing concerns.
Managing the Emergency Department is a team sport. That means sharing information with one another, trusting your teammates to perform to the best of their ability, and working together towards a common goal. To that end, one responsibility of [most] ED physicians is supervising mid-level providers.
Cervical arterial dissections most commonly occur in the carotid arteries, followed by the vertebral arteries. Vertebral artery dissection (VAD) often presents after a trivial injury such as hyperextension of the neck while at the salon...
Myasthenic crisis is a rapidly progressive and potentially fatal condition. Early consideration and bedside confirmatory tests are essential. Have a low threshold to establish a definitive airway using higher than typical doses of paralytic medications. Involve the consultant early and be extra vigilant when caring for anyone with a history of myasthenia gravis
When evaluating a patient, we rely on a good history to help us form a differential diagnosis. We use our physical exam skills to refine that list. A bedside ultrasound or ECG can further guide our decision-making and save precious time. Beyond these, we rely on seemingly failsafe data: radiographs, blood tests, and urine samples. But sometimes these reliable tests aren't so reliable.
As disease patterns evolve, so too must we. Being aware of emerging illnesses and remaining diligent in identifying their presence ensures a safe environment for the patient and the community. Measles is a highly contagious and potentially lethal viral infectious disease.
Sajid Khan, MD
This book is a guide to the first ten years following completion of Emergency Medicine residency training. It’s a review of both the clinical and non-clinical: must-know ECG patterns, uncommon presentations of common illnesses, debunking dogma, bouncebacks, managing administrative duties, how to avoid malpractice lawsuits, tips for paying off debt, and more! With contributions from The White Coat Investor and others, there is no shortage of valuable experience to be gained.
Sajid Khan, MD
Written by clinicians in day-to-day practice of emergency medicine, this book provides a review of all topics relevant to practicing physicians. Contributions from current and recent emergency medicine residents ensures that it is the most up to date resource available for preparation for the ABEM qualifying examination, the annual in-service examination, and the maintenance of certification examination. Join the thousands of emergency medicine physicians who have successfully used the Ultimate EM Guide!
Sajid Khan, MD
Ethical Situations are almost never black or white. There are a number of legal principles (autonomy, beneficence, substituted judgment, end-of-life issues, abortion, etc) which play a significant role in the practice of medicine that can help form a basis for decision-making. This book is targeted towards medical students who are seeking to form that foundation to make sound ethical decisions in the care of patients.