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Courtney Smalley, MD


​​​University of Colorado School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Contact information

Anschutz Medical Campus
Leprino Building, Campus Box B215
12401 East 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045
720-848-6777
Courtney.Smalley@ucdenver.edu​

 

Dr. Smalley’s primary focus is in Emergency Bedside Ultrasound. She is very interested in the educational practices of medical students, residents, and attendings in the area of emergency ultrasound. Her fellowship project examined the Emergency Medicine Ultrasound Milestones in relation to resident education. Dr. Smalley also has an interest in education and transition of care issues, specifically consults and hand-offs. 
Institution
Degree Year ​Focus
Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH B.A. 2001 Environmental Studies
University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson, AZ M.D. 2009 ​Doctor of Medicine
Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO 2013 Emergency Medicine Residency
​Denver Health Medical Center, Denver, CO ​2014 ​Ultrasound Fellowship

Funded Projects

Other Projects

  • Number of Weeks Spent Rotating in the ED Has a Greater Effect on Achievement of Ultrasound Milestone Competency than a Dedicated Ultrasound Rotation
  • 4 C's and an A – A Standardized Approach to Admissions between Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine
  • Smalley, CM, Thiessen M, Kendall J, Byyny R, Dorey A, McNair B.  Number of Weeks Spent Rotating in the ED Has a Greater Effect on Achievement of Ultrasound Milestone Competency than a Dedicated Ultrasound Rotation.”  Poster presented at:  ACEP Research Symposium, Chicago, IL, Oct 2014.
  • Smalley CM, Jacquet GA, Sande MK, Heard K, Druck J. Impact of a teaching service on emergency department throughput. West J Emerg Med. 2014 Mar; 15(2):165-9.
  • Vogel JA,  Arens A, Johnston C, Ruygrok M, Smalley CM, Byyny R, Colwell C, Haukoos JS.  Prehospital and emergency department intubation is associated with increased mortality in patients with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury.  Acad Emerg Med. 2012;19:S273--274.
  • Smalley, CM., Guth, T.  “Assessment Framework,” Chapter in “Resident as Educators Handbook,” EMRA publication, 2012.
  • Smalley, CM., Druck, J., Jacquet, G., Sande, MK.  “Does A Dedicated Teaching Service In The Emergency Department Impact Length Of Stay?” Poster presented at:  SAEM Western Regional Research Forum, Keystone, CO 2011.
  • Smalley, CM., Pryor, P.  “Brachial Plexus Block: Interscalene Block,” Emergency Physicians Monthly; August 2011.
  • Smalley, CM., Goldberg SJ.  “A Pilot Study in the Efficacy and Safety of Gemfibrozil in a Pediatric Population,”  Journal of Clinical Lipidology.  2008 Apr; 2(2): 206-111.
  • Smalley, CM., Goldberg SJ. (2007, March).  “Treatment of Severe Metabolic Syndrome with Gemfibrozil in a Pediatric Population,” Poster presented at: American College of Cardiology National Meeting; New Orleans, LA.
  • Best Senior Resident Teaching Award, Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine, June 2013
  • Outstanding Third Year Emergency Medicine Resident, Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine, June 2012
  • Excellence in Research Award, University of Arizona School of Medicine, June 2009
  • Vance Reid Medical Research Scholarship, University of Arizona School of Medicine, June 2007