Kara Geren

Kara Iskyan Geren, MD, MPH

Attending Physician
Display Type
  • Academic Appointment
  • Department

    • Emergency Medicine

    Academic Appointment

    • Clinical Faculty
  • Publications and Presentations
  • Publications

    Accera JR, Iskyan K, Qureshi ZA, Sharma RK. Rebuilding the health care system in Afghanistan: an overview of primary care and emergency services. Int J Emerg Med. 2009 Jun 5;2(2):77-82. (Electronic Publication)

    Rempe B, Aloi M, Iskyan K. Management of Mammalian Bite Wounds. Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. September 2009. (Peer-reviewed)

    Rempe B, Iskyan K, Aloi M. An Evidence-Based Review of Pediatric Retained Foreign Bodies.  Pediatric Emergency Medicine Practice. December 2009. (Peer-reviewed)

    Aronson A, Iskyan K. Ankle, Fracture. eMedicine. 2010. Available at http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/824224-overview. (Electronic Publication)

    Doshi AA, O’Neil JM, Iskyan K, Sawyer KN. Evaluation and Management of the Non-ST Elevation Acute Coronary Syndrome in the Emergency Department. Emergency Medicine Practice.  January 2010.  (Peer-reviewed)

    Nesbit C, Iskyan K. Considerations in Pediatric Thoracic and Abdominal Trauma. Trauma Reports. May/June 2010. (Peer-reviewed)

    Iskyan K, Cohen C. Adults with Congenital Heart Disease. Chapter 3 in Challenging and Emerging Conditions in Emergency Medicine. Wiley-Blackwell. 2011: 26-50. (Textbook Chapter)

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Detection of acute HIV infection in two evaluations of new HIV diagnostic testing algorithm – United States, 2011-2013. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2013 Jun 21;62(24):489-94. (Contributor)

    Geren KI. Chapter 17: Geriatric Eye, Ear, Nose and Throat Emergencies.  Geriatric Emergencies. Cambridge University Press. 2014. (Textbook Chapter)

    Geren KI, Lovecchio F, Knight J, Fromm R, Moore E, Tomlinson C, Valdez A, Hobohm D, Stapczynski JS. Identification of Acute HIV Infection Using Fourth-Generation Testing in an Opt-Out Emergency Department Screening Program. Ann Emerg Med. 2014: (doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.05.021). (Peer-reviewed)

    Scholarly Presentations

    Parkview EMS Quarterly Education. (Invited, Lecture) Capnography. 12/2006.

    Combined Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine Morbidity and Mortality Conference. Allegheny General Hospital. (Submitted, Lecture) Arterial Extremity Clots and the Importance of Review of Symptoms. 11/2007.

    Parkview EMS Quarterly Education (Invited, Lecture) Transportation and Continuous Positive Airway Pressure Ventilation. 3/2008.

    Parkview EMS Quarterly Education. (Invited, Lecture) TASERs and Excited Delirium. 6/2008.

    Parkview EMS Quarterly Education. (Invited, Lecture) Resuscitation and Induced Therapeutic Hypothermia. 11/2008.

    Combined Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine Morbidity and Mortality Conference. Allegheny General Hospital. (Submitted, Lecture) Inpatient Admission vs Observation, Syncope and Chronic Subdural.  2/2009.

    Combined Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine Morbidity and Mortality Conference. Allegheny General Hospital. (Submitted, Lecture) Communication between the Emergency Department and the Internal Medicine Team. 8/2009.

    Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds. Maricopa Medical Center. (Invited, Lecture) Public Health in Emergency Medicine. 11/2010.

    St. Luke’s Health Initiatives Conference. (Invited, Lecture) Preventive Medicine Joins Emergency Medicine in Promoting HIV Screening. Co-Presenter. 8/2012.

    Western Region Ryan White Conference. (Invited, Lecture) HIV Screening Matters…Preventive Medicine Joins Emergency Medicine in Promoting HIV Screening. Co-Presenter. 10/2012.

    Preventive Medicine Joins Emergency Medicine in Promoting HIV Screening:

    Better Health Care, Better Health and Reduced Cost Symposium. (Invited) Panel Discussion: Better Health Care: Paradigm Shift in Providing Preventive Medicine in the ED. 11/2012.

    Phoenix Children’s Hospital Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program. (Invited, Lecture) Adult Chest Pain: Assessment and Management. 4/2013.

    Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. (Invited, Poster Presentation) Algorithms and Acute Infections: Innovations in Routine HIV Screening. Co-Presenter. 3/2014.

    Society of Emergency Medicine Physician Assistants 360 Conference. (Invited, Workshop) The “Aye’s” Have It – Comprehensive Eye Exam and Slit Lamp. Assistant Presenter. 3/2014.

    2014 Texas HIV-STD Conference. (Invited, Lecture and Panel) Strategies for Effective HIV Testing and Finding Acute Infection. Co-Presenter. 8/2014.

    Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds.  (Invited, Lecture) Tale of HIV and Hepatitis C Testing. Allegheny General Hospital. 10/2016.

    Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds. (Invited, Lecture) Tale of HIV and Hepatitis C Testing.  Thomas Jefferson University. 10/2016.

    Northwest Seminars. (Invited, Lecture).  Included: Controversies Related to Emergency Medicine Dizziness; HIV: New Frontiers and Post-Exposure Prophylaxis; Harm Reduction for Opioid-Related Disorders; Infectious Problems at the End of the GI System; Sexually Transmitted Infections: Beyond Gonorrhea and Chlamydia; SRC? cAPS? Emergencies in Rheumatology. 6/2018.

  • Honors and Awards
    • Visiting Registrar, Department of Emergency Medicine, Royal Melbourne Hospital, Australia, 2007
    • Chief Resident, Department of Emergency Medicine, Allegheny General Hospital, 2009-10
    • Teaching Fellowship, American College of Emergency Medicine, 2010-11
    • Pillar Award, Maricopa Integrated Health System, 2013
    • Excellent in Teaching, Maricopa Emergency Medicine Residency Program, 2013
    • Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians, 2014
    • Early Career Women Faculty Career Development Seminar, Association of American Medical Colleges, 2016
    • Joint Arizona Medical Association and Arizona Department of Health Services Public Health Service Award, 2018