Program Leadership

After six years of dedicated service to the Thomas Jefferson University Emergency Medicine Residency Program, I am sad to share that Dr. Ronald Hall will be stepping down as Residency Program Director. During his tenure as Program Director, Dr. Hall was instrumental in advancing the educational mission of our residency. He has served as the […]

Bronchiolitis

Bronchiolitis is an acute respiratory illness caused by several viruses, most commonly respiratory syncytial virus. Other pathogens implicated include parainfluenza viruses, rhinoviruses, influenza viruses, and metapneumoviruses. These viral infections inflame the smaller airways, causing increased mucous secretion, cell sloughing, submucosal edema, small airway narrowing and obstruction. Hypoxia is due to an obstructive shunt, causing ventilation/perfusion […]