Emergency Medicine PSTP Scholars
BS: University of Washington
MS: Drexel University College of Medicine
MD: Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine
Specialty: Emergency Medicine
I am interested in health services research. My current projects focus on reduction of provider variation with use of costly resources in the emergency department and patient interactions with the health care system following the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
Peter matriculated to Northwestern from the University of Washington School of Medicine, where he also received his master’s in public health and served as a Post Bachelor Fellow at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. In addition to successful research in medical school, in residency Peter has led a qualitative research project analyzing patient perspectives of addiction in the ED, which he presented at the 2019 SAEM Annual Meeting. In addition, he is co-leader for an Academy for Quality and Safety Improvement (AQSI) initiative focused on decreasing CT utilization in the ED. Over the past year our PSTP scholar, Pete Serina, has been busy! He was able to publish articles in JAGS, AJEM, and Journal of Addiction Medicine (2 as first author!) and present at multiple national conferences virtually. This has been a culmination of work examining perspectives of addiction in the ED, the effect of COVID-19 on ED volumes, and identification of high-risk older adults in the ED. He also received the Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine Scholarship to SAEM this year in recognition of contributions to geriatric EM.