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Fred Severyn, MD

​​​​University of Colorado School of Medicine

Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

Contact information

Anschutz Medical Campus
Leprino Building, Campus Box B215
12401 East 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045


Dr. Severyn’s academic interests focus on EMS and acute resuscitation in the field and in the Emergency department, including any needed critical care transport to tertiary care.  He has additional expertise in areas of disaster medicine and STEMI systems of care.

Degree Year ​Focus
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI B.S. 1981 Microbiology
Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL M.D. 1986 ​Doctor of Medicine
St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo OH 1989 Emergency Medicine Residency
Dallas, Texas 1996 ​EMF/ACEP Teaching Fellowhip

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Selected Publications (5 out of 11)

  • Scott RA, Oman KS, Makic MB, Fink RM, Hulett TM, Braaten JS, Severyn F, Wald HL.  Reducting Indwelling Urinary Catheter Use in the Emergency Department; A Successful Quality Improvement Initiative.  Journal of Emergency Nursing 2014; 40: 237-244
  • Severyn FA.  Complication after intraosseous needle removal following successful systemic thrombolysis for a massive pulmonary embolism.  Resuscitation 2012; 83: e207
  • Larabee TM, Campbell J, Severyn F, Little C. Intraosseous infusion of ice cold saline is less efficacious than intravenous infusion for induction of mild therapeutic hypothermia in a swine model of cardiac arrest. Resuscitation 2011:603-606  
  • Part 8: Advanced life support: 2010 International Consensus on Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and Emergency Cardiovascular Care Science with Treatment Recommendations.  Morrison LJ, Deakin CD, Morley PT, Callaway CW, Kerber RE, Kronick SL, Lavonas EJ, Link MS, Neumar RW, Otto CW, Parr M, Shuster M, Sunde K, Peberdy MA, Tang W, Hoek TL, Bottiger BW, Drajer S, Lim SH, Nolan JP, Advanced Life Support Chapter Collaborators.  Circulation 2010; 122 (Supplement 2): S345-421
  • Denver metro Airway Study Group.  A prospective multicenter evaluation of prehospital airway management performance in a large metropolitan region.  Prehospital emergency Care 2009; 13: 304-310