21891-Kline, Jeffrey

Jeffrey A. Kline, MD

Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine

Indianapolis, IN
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Dr. Jeffrey Kline is Vice Chair of Research in emergency medicine and a professor of physiology at Indiana University School of Medicine. He is the present Editor In Chief of Academic Emergency Medicine and Academic  Emergency Medicine Education and Training. His research looks at the intersection of thrombosis and emergency care. His special interest is in revealing the mechanisms of intuitive decision making that physicians use to decide whether or not to evaluate a patient for pulmonary embolism.  His long term goal is to improve how physicians acquire and process information at the bedside to make good clinical decisions and build empathy with patients.

Titles & Appointments

  • Adjunct Professor of Emergency Medicine
  • Vice Chair, Research
  • Division Chief, Research
  • Editor in Chief, Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Education
    1993 RES Residency, Emergency Medicine, Carolinas Medical Center
    1993 FEL Fellowship, Research, Carolinas Medical Center
    1990 MD Medical College of Virginia
    1986 BS Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • Research

    I chose emergency medicine in 1989 because I was (and still am) interested in everything to do with medicine. My research interest centers on the intersection of thrombosis and emergency care. But this is a very large intersection, which allows me a wide lattitude of study. The following are my areas of active interest:

    -Recognizing who has PE and who does not

    -Using empathy and facial affect to improve diagnostic hypothesis generation

    -Creating a rational approach to test for PE

    -Deciding which patients with PE and DVT can be treated at home, and implementing protocols to do this

    -Recognizing and treating acute pulmonary hypertension from PE

    -Understanding how cyclic guanosine monophosphate can treat acute PE and prevent progression of PE to CTED and CTEPH

    -Performing large clinical trials to learn whether or not fibrinolytics can provide a net benefit to patients with PE

    -Creation of controllable methods to  proteolyse fibrin



  • Professional Organizations
    American College of Emergency Physicians
    International Society for Thrombosis and Haemostasis
    Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Board Certifications
    American Board of Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medicine
  • Awards
    Desc: Trustee Teaching Award
    Scope: University
    Date: 2020-05-01
    Org: Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
    Desc: John Marx Leadership Award
    Scope: National
    Date: 2016-01-01
    Org: IUPUI
    Desc: Translating Research into Practice Faculty Award
    Scope: Campus
    Date: 2014-01-01

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