Joshua Broder, MD, FACEP

Associate Professor and Residency Director, Duke University Medical Center

Joshua Broder, MD, FACEP is Associate Professor and Residency Director at the Duke University Medical Center Division of Emergency Medicine. He earned a bachelor's degree in biological sciences from Duke University in 1994 and is a 1999 graduate of Yale Medical School. He completed emergency medicine residency training at the University of Maryland in Baltimore in 2002, serving as chief resident during his final year. In 2002 he joined the faculty at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, rapidly becoming the assistant residency program director in emergency medicine. He joined the Duke University faculty in November 2005.

Dr. Broder is recognized nationally for his teaching excellence, receiving the 2007 American College of Emergency Physicians national emergency medicine faculty teaching award and the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors national faculty teaching award. He has been an invited educational speaker at the national meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians since 2005. Dr. Broder is a reviewer for Annals of Emergency Medicine, Journal of Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine, and Emergency Radiology, and was recognized as a top reviewer for Annals of Emergency Medicine in 2010. He edits a monthly column, "The Critical Image," for ACEP's Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine. He wrote and edited Diagnostic Imaging for the Emergency Physician (Elsevier 2011), which won the PROSE Award for Clinical Medicine 2011 (The American Publishers Awards for Professional and Scholarly Excellence).

Dr. Broder's research focus is emergency diagnostic imaging. He has published multiple peer-reviewed original research manuscripts documenting a pattern of increasing utilization of computed tomography in the emergency department, with associated significant radiation exposures to patients. Two of these studies were selected for oral presentations at the Radiological Society of North America meeting in Chicago in 2006 and 2007, providing international exposure for his work. He was an invited speaker at a consensus conference on the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably Achievable) concept in pediatric imaging, and wrote an editorial on the subject for the journal Pediatric Radiology. He designed a prospective blinded clinical trial of a method for reducing radiation exposures in emergency department patients undergoing abdominal CT, published in Annals of Emergency Medicine. He continues to conduct research on efficient use of diagnostic imaging through the development and application of clinical decision rules to identify patients in need of emergency imaging, improved methods of diagnostic imaging which balance radiation exposures against the imperative of diagnostic accuracy, and rapid and accurate interpretation of diagnostic imaging studies by emergency physicians for time-critical diagnoses.

Dr. Broder's Lectures

An Emergency Medicine Perspective on Radiation Risks of CT: Facts, Fictions, and Practical Solutions