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Authors > Joshua Broder, MD, FACEP

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 (CORD) National Faculty Teaching Award.  He was also selected as a CORD Academy for Scholarship in Education in Emergency Medicine “Distinguished Educator” for Enduring Educational Materials in 2013.

Dr. Broder has been an invited educational speaker at the national meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians since 2005, and has delivered over 80 national and regional presentations.  He 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

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.  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 and improved imaging methods that balance radiation exposures against the imperative of diagnostic accuracy.