James Quinn

Emergency medicine doctor

Professor of Surgery (Emergency Medicine) at the Stanford University Medical Center

Emergency Department

  • 900 Quarry Road Extension
  • Stanford, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-5111
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Professional Education

Internship: University of Ottawa (1990) Canada

Professional Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (2002) CA

Medical Education: University of Western Ontario (1989) Canada

Board Certification: Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine (1995)

Diplomat, Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, Sport Medicine (1994)

Residency: University of Ottawa (1992) Canada

MS, Stanford University, Health Services Research (2002)

Residency, University of Ottawa, Emergency Medicine (1992)

MD, University of Western Ontario, Medicine (1989)

Administrative Appointments

Stanford IRB, Stanford University (2006 - Present)

Medical Informatics, Stanford Hospitals and Clinics (2006 - 2008)

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Health Care patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Traumatic lacerations: what are the risks for infection and has the 'golden period' of laceration care disappeared?
Quinn, J. V., Polevoi, S. K., & Kohn, M. A. (2014). Traumatic lacerations: what are the risks for infection and has the 'golden period' of laceration care disappeared?. EMERGENCY MEDICINE JOURNAL, 31(2), 96-100.

Usefulness of N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Increase as a Marker for Cardiac Arrhythmia in Patients With Syncope
Costantino, G., Solbiati, M., Casazza, G., Bonzi, M., Vago, T., & Furlan, R. (2014). Usefulness of N-Terminal Pro-B-Type Natriuretic Peptide Increase as a Marker for Cardiac Arrhythmia in Patients With Syncope. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, 113(1), 98-102.

Water is a safe and effective alternative to sterile normal saline for wound irrigation prior to suturing: a prospective, double-blind, randomised, controlled clinical trial.
Weiss, E. A., Oldham, G., Lin, M., Foster, T., & Quinn, J. V. (2013). Water is a safe and effective alternative to sterile normal saline for wound irrigation prior to suturing: a prospective, double-blind, randomised, controlled clinical trial. BMJ open, 3(1).

Standardized Reporting Guidelines for Emergency Department Syncope Risk-stratification Research
Sun, B. C., Thiruganasambandamoorthy, V., & Dela Cruz, J. (2012). Standardized Reporting Guidelines for Emergency Department Syncope Risk-stratification Research. ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 19(6), 694-702.

Implementation of the Exception From Informed Consent Regulations in a Large Multicenter Emergency Clinical Trials Network: The RAMPART Experience
Silbergleit, R., Biros, M. H., Harney, D., Dickert, N., & Baren, J. (2012). Implementation of the Exception From Informed Consent Regulations in a Large Multicenter Emergency Clinical Trials Network: The RAMPART Experience. ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 19(4), 448-454.

Intramuscular versus Intravenous Therapy for Prehospital Status Epilepticus
Silbergleit, R., Durkalski, V., Lowenstein, D., Conwit, R., Pancioli, A., & Barsan, W. (2012). Intramuscular versus Intravenous Therapy for Prehospital Status Epilepticus. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 366(7), 591-600.

Electrocardiogram Findings in Emergency Department Patients with Syncope
Quinn, J., & McDermott, D. (2011). Electrocardiogram Findings in Emergency Department Patients with Syncope. ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 18(7), 714-718.

ECG Criteria of the San Francisco Syncope Rule
Quinn, J., & McDermott, D. (2011). ECG Criteria of the San Francisco Syncope Rule. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 57(1), 72-73.

Randomized controlled trial of prophylactic antibiotics for dog bites with refined cost model.
Quinn, J. V., McDermott, D., Rossi, J., Stein, J., & Kramer, N. (2010). Randomized controlled trial of prophylactic antibiotics for dog bites with refined cost model. The western journal of emergency medicine, 11(5), 435-441.

NIH Roundtable on Opportunities to Advance Research on Neurologic and Psychiatric Emergencies
D'Onofrio, G., Jauch, E., Jagoda, A., Allen, M. H., Anglin, D., & Zatzick, D. (2010). NIH Roundtable on Opportunities to Advance Research on Neurologic and Psychiatric Emergencies. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 56(5), 551-564.

Recruitment and Retention of Patients into Emergency Medicine Clinical Trials
Cofield, S. S., Conwit, R., Barsan, W., & Quinn, J. (2010). Recruitment and Retention of Patients into Emergency Medicine Clinical Trials. ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 17(10), 1104-1112.

Diagnosis and Evaluation of Syncope in the Emergency Department
Ouyang, H., & Quinn, J. (2010). Diagnosis and Evaluation of Syncope in the Emergency Department. EMERGENCY MEDICINE CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 28(3), 471-?.

Drive-Through Medicine: A Novel Proposal for Rapid Evaluation of Patients During an Influenza Pandemic
Weiss, E. A., Ngo, J., Gilbert, G. H., & Quinn, J. V. (2010). Drive-Through Medicine: A Novel Proposal for Rapid Evaluation of Patients During an Influenza Pandemic. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 55(3), 268-273.

Implementing a Real-time Complex Event Stream Processing System to Help Identify Potential Participants in Clinical and Translational Research Studies.
Weber, S., Lowe, H. J., Malunjkar, S., & Quinn, J. (2010). Implementing a Real-time Complex Event Stream Processing System to Help Identify Potential Participants in Clinical and Translational Research Studies. AMIA ... Annual Symposium proceedings / AMIA Symposium. AMIA Symposium, 2010, 472-476.

A better way to estimate adult patients' weights
Lin, B. W., Yoshida, D., Quinn, J., & Strehlow, M. (2009). A better way to estimate adult patients' weights. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 27(9), 1060-1064.

Correlation of sonographic measurements of the internal jugular vein with central venous pressure
Donahue, S. P., Wood, J. P., Patel, B. M., & Quinn, J. V. (2009). Correlation of sonographic measurements of the internal jugular vein with central venous pressure. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 27(7), 851-855.

Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections The Challenge to Do Better
Quinn, J. (2009). Catheter-Related Bloodstream Infections The Challenge to Do Better. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 169(15), 1353-1354.

Yield of Diagnostic Tests in Evaluating Syncopal Episodes in Older Patients INVITED COMMENTARY
Quinn, J. V. (2009). Yield of Diagnostic Tests in Evaluating Syncopal Episodes in Older Patients INVITED COMMENTARY. ARCHIVES OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 169(14), 1305-1306.

A prospective, randomized comparison of skin adhesive and subcuticular suture for closure of pediatric hernia incisions: cost and cosmetic considerations
Brown, J. K., Campbell, B. T., Drongowski, R. A., Alderman, A. K., Geiger, J. D., & Hirschl, R. B. (2009). A prospective, randomized comparison of skin adhesive and subcuticular suture for closure of pediatric hernia incisions: cost and cosmetic considerations. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC SURGERY, 44(7), 1418-1422.

Acute myocardial infarction in patients with syncope
McDermott, D., Quinn, J. V., & Murphy, C. E. (2009). Acute myocardial infarction in patients with syncope. CANADIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 11(2), 156-160.

Death after emergency department visits for syncope: How common and can it be predicted?
Quinn, J., McDermott, D., Kramer, N., Yeh, C., Kohn, M. A., & Wells, G. (2008). Death after emergency department visits for syncope: How common and can it be predicted?. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 51(5), 585-590.

The cyanoacrylate topical skin adhesives
Singer, A. J., Quinn, J. V., & Hollander, J. E. (2008). The cyanoacrylate topical skin adhesives. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 26(4), 490-496.

Internationalizing the Broselow tape: How reliable is weight estimation in Indian children
Ramarajan, N., Krishnamoorthi, R., Strehlow, M., Quinn, J., & Mahadevan, S. V. (2008). Internationalizing the Broselow tape: How reliable is weight estimation in Indian children. ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 15(5), 431-436.

Internationalizing the broselow tape: How reliable is weight estimation in Indian children?
Ramaralan, N., Krishnamoorthi, R., Strehlow, M., Quinn, J., & Mahadevan, S. (2008). Internationalizing the broselow tape: How reliable is weight estimation in Indian children?. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 51(4), 512-513.

Validation of the Social Security Death Index (SSDI): An Important Readily-Available Outcomes Database for Researchers.
Quinn, J., Kramer, N., & McDermott, D. (2008). Validation of the Social Security Death Index (SSDI): An Important Readily-Available Outcomes Database for Researchers. The western journal of emergency medicine, 9(1), 6-8.

Clinical policy: critical issues in the evaluation and management of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with syncope.
Huff, J. S., Decker, W. W., Quinn, J. V., Perron, A. D., Napoli, A. M., & Jagoda, A. S. (2007). Clinical policy: critical issues in the evaluation and management of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with syncope. Journal of emergency nursing, 33(6), e1-e17.

External validation of the San Francisco Syncope Rule
Quinn, J., & McDermott, D. (2007). External validation of the San Francisco Syncope Rule. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 50(6), 742-743.

Effects of implementing a rapid admission policy in the ED
Quinn, J. V., Mahadevan, S. V., Eggers, G., Ouyang, H., & Norris, R. (2007). Effects of implementing a rapid admission policy in the ED. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 25(5), 559-563.

Risk stratification of patients with syncope.
Quinn, J. (2007). Risk stratification of patients with syncope. CJEM, 9(3), 174-175.

Clinical policy: Dritical issues in the evaluation and management of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with syncope
Huff, J. S., Decker, W. W., Quinn, J. V., Perron, A. D., Napoli, A. M., & Jagoda, A. S. (2007). Clinical policy: Dritical issues in the evaluation and management of adult patients presenting to the emergency department with syncope. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 49(4), 431-444.

Medical decisionmaking and the San Francisco syncope rule
Quinn, J. V., & McDermott, D. (2006). Medical decisionmaking and the San Francisco syncope rule. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 48(6), 762-763.

Prospective validation of the San Francisco syncope rule to predict patients with serious outcomes
Quinn, J., McDermott, D., Stiell, I., Kohn, M., & Wells, G. (2006). Prospective validation of the San Francisco syncope rule to predict patients with serious outcomes. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 47(5), 448-454.

The San Francisco Syncope Rule vs physician judgment and decision making
Quinn, J. V., Stiell, I. G., McDermott, D. A., Kohn, M. A., & Wells, G. A. (2005). The San Francisco Syncope Rule vs physician judgment and decision making. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 23(6), 782-786.

Heat stress from enclosed vehicles: Moderate ambient temperatures cause significant temperature rise in enclosed vehicles
McLaren, C., Null, J., & Quinn, J. (2005). Heat stress from enclosed vehicles: Moderate ambient temperatures cause significant temperature rise in enclosed vehicles. PEDIATRICS, 116(1), E109-E112.

Factors associated with patients who leave without being seen
Polevoi, S. K., Quinn, J. V., & Kramer, N. R. (2005). Factors associated with patients who leave without being seen. ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 12(3), 232-236.

A real-time tracking, notification, and web-based enrollment system for emergency department research
Quinn, J., & Durski, K. (2004). A real-time tracking, notification, and web-based enrollment system for emergency department research. ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 11(11), 1245-1248.

Patterns of complementary and alternative medicine use in ED patients and its association with health care utilization
Li, J. Z., Quinn, J. V., McCulloch, C. E., Jacobs, B. P., & Chan, P. V. (2004). Patterns of complementary and alternative medicine use in ED patients and its association with health care utilization. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 22(3), 187-191.

Derivation of the San Francisco syncope rule to predict patients with short-term serious outcomes
Quinn, J. V., Stiell, I. G., McDermott, D. A., Sellers, K. L., Kohn, M. A., & Wells, G. A. (2004). Derivation of the San Francisco syncope rule to predict patients with short-term serious outcomes. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 43(2), 224-232.

Suturing versus conservative management of lacerations of the hand: randomised controlled trial
Quinn, J., Cummings, S., Callaham, M., & Sellers, K. (2002). Suturing versus conservative management of lacerations of the hand: randomised controlled trial. BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL, 325(7359), 299-300A.

Determinants of poor outcome after laceration and surgical incision repair
Singer, A. J., Quinn, J. V., Thode, H. C., & Hollander, J. E. (2002). Determinants of poor outcome after laceration and surgical incision repair. PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, 110(2), 429-435.

Closure of lacerations and incisions with octylcyanoacrylate: A multicenter randomized controlled trial
Singer, A. J., Quinn, J. V., Clark, R. E., & Hollander, J. E. (2002). Closure of lacerations and incisions with octylcyanoacrylate: A multicenter randomized controlled trial. SURGERY, 131(3), 270-276.

The effect of a new tissue-adhesive wound dressing on the healing of traumatic abrasions
Quinn, J., Lowe, L., & Mertz, M. (2000). The effect of a new tissue-adhesive wound dressing on the healing of traumatic abrasions. DERMATOLOGY, 201(4), 343-346.

A randomized, clinical trial comparing butylcyanoacrylate with octylcyanoacrylate in the management of selected pediatric facial lacerations
Osmond, M. H., Quinn, J. V., Sutcliffe, T., Jarmuske, M., & Klassen, T. P. (1999). A randomized, clinical trial comparing butylcyanoacrylate with octylcyanoacrylate in the management of selected pediatric facial lacerations. ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 6(3), 171-177.

Tissue adhesive versus suture wound repair at 1 year: Randomized clinical trial correlating early, 3-month, and 1-year cosmetic outcome
Quinn, J., Wells, G., Sutcliffe, T., Jarmuske, M., Maw, J., & Stiell, I. (1998). Tissue adhesive versus suture wound repair at 1 year: Randomized clinical trial correlating early, 3-month, and 1-year cosmetic outcome. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 32(6), 645-649.

Diagnosis of spontaneous splenic rupture with emergency ultrasonography
Blaivas, M., & Quinn, J. (1998). Diagnosis of spontaneous splenic rupture with emergency ultrasonography. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 32(5), 627-630.

Tissue adhesives
Quinn, J. (1998). Tissue adhesives. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 32(2), 274-274.

A new tissue adhesive for laceration repair in children
Bruns, T. B., Robinson, B. S., Smith, R. J., Kile, D. L., DAVIS, T. P., & Quinn, J. V. (1998). A new tissue adhesive for laceration repair in children. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 132(6), 1067-1070.

An assessment of clinical wound evaluation scales
Quinn, J. V., & Wells, G. A. (1998). An assessment of clinical wound evaluation scales. ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 5(6), 583-586.

Prospective, randomized, controlled trial of tissue adhesive (2-octylcyanoacrylate) vs standard wound closure techniques for laceration repair
Singer, A. J., Hollander, J. E., Valentine, S. M., Turque, T. W., McCuskey, C. F., & Quinn, J. V. (1998). Prospective, randomized, controlled trial of tissue adhesive (2-octylcyanoacrylate) vs standard wound closure techniques for laceration repair. ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 5(2), 94-99.

Evaluation and management of traumatic lacerations
Singer, A. J., Hollander, J. E., & Quinn, J. V. (1997). Evaluation and management of traumatic lacerations. NEW ENGLAND JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 337(16), 1142-1148.

Octylcyanoacrylate tissue adhesive versus suture wound repair in a contaminated wound model
Quinn, J., Maw, J., Ramotar, K., Wenckebach, G., & Wells, G. (1997). Octylcyanoacrylate tissue adhesive versus suture wound repair in a contaminated wound model. SURGERY, 122(1), 69-72.

A randomized trial comparing octylcyanoacrylate tissue adhesive and sutures in the management of lacerations
Quinn, J., Wells, G., Sutcliffe, T., Jarmuske, M., Maw, J., & Johns, P. (1997). A randomized trial comparing octylcyanoacrylate tissue adhesive and sutures in the management of lacerations. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 277(19), 1527-1530.

A prospective comparison of octylcyanoacrylate tissue adhesive and suture for the closure of head and neck incisions
Maw, J. L., Quinn, J. V., Wells, G. A., Ducic, Y., Odell, P. F., & Sutcliffe, T. (1997). A prospective comparison of octylcyanoacrylate tissue adhesive and suture for the closure of head and neck incisions. JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, 26(1), 26-30.

Clinical wound evaluation
Quinn, J. V. (1996). Clinical wound evaluation. ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 3(4), 298-299.

RANDOMIZED DOUBLE-BLIND CONTROLLED TRIAL COMPARING ROOM-TEMPERATURE AND HEATED LIDOCAINE FOR DIGITAL NERVE BLOCK
Waldbillig, D. K., Quinn, J. V., Stiell, I. G., & Wells, G. A. (1995). RANDOMIZED DOUBLE-BLIND CONTROLLED TRIAL COMPARING ROOM-TEMPERATURE AND HEATED LIDOCAINE FOR DIGITAL NERVE BLOCK. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 26(6), 677-681.

USE OF RADIOGRAPHY IN ACUTE KNEE INJURIES - NEED FOR CLINICAL DECISION RULES
Stiell, I. G., Wells, G. A., McDowell, I., Greenberg, G. H., McKnight, R. D., & YEATS, A. (1995). USE OF RADIOGRAPHY IN ACUTE KNEE INJURIES - NEED FOR CLINICAL DECISION RULES. ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 2(11), 966-973.

VISUALIZATION OF C-7-T-1 ON PORTABLE LATERAL CERVICAL-SPINE RADIOGRAPHS USING A LEAD-LINED ACRYLIC FILTER
QUINN, D. V., Cwinn, A., Carr, B., Grahovac, S., Stiell, I., & PELLAND, P. (1995). VISUALIZATION OF C-7-T-1 ON PORTABLE LATERAL CERVICAL-SPINE RADIOGRAPHS USING A LEAD-LINED ACRYLIC FILTER. ACADEMIC EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 2(7), 610-614.

N-2-butylcyanoacrylate: risk of bacterial contamination with an appraisal of its antimicrobial effects.
Quinn, J. V., Osmond, M. H., Yurack, J. A., & MOIR, P. J. (1995). N-2-butylcyanoacrylate: risk of bacterial contamination with an appraisal of its antimicrobial effects. journal of emergency medicine, 13(4), 581-585.

ECONOMIC COMPARISON OF A TISSUE ADHESIVE AND SUTURING IN THE REPAIR OF PEDIATRIC FACIAL LACERATIONS
Osmond, M. H., Klassen, T. P., & Quinn, J. V. (1995). ECONOMIC COMPARISON OF A TISSUE ADHESIVE AND SUTURING IN THE REPAIR OF PEDIATRIC FACIAL LACERATIONS. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRICS, 126(6), 892-895.

APPEARANCE SCALES TO MEASURE COSMETIC OUTCOMES OF HEALED LACERATIONS
Quinn, J. V., DRZEWIECKI, A. E., Stiell, I. G., & ELMSLIE, T. J. (1995). APPEARANCE SCALES TO MEASURE COSMETIC OUTCOMES OF HEALED LACERATIONS. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 13(2), 229-231.

DEBUNKING THE MYTHS ABOUT ANALGESIA
Quinn, J. (1994). DEBUNKING THE MYTHS ABOUT ANALGESIA. CANADIAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL, 151(7), 914-915.

Need for sedation in a patient undergoing active compression--decompression cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Quinn, J. V., Hebert, P. C., & Stiell, I. G. (1994). Need for sedation in a patient undergoing active compression--decompression cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Academic emergency medicine , 1(5), 463-?.

Tissue adhesive wound repair revisited.
Noordzij, J. P., Foresman, P. A., Rodeheaver, G. T., Quinn, J. V., & Edlich, R. F. (1994). Tissue adhesive wound repair revisited. journal of emergency medicine, 12(5), 645-649.

A RANDOMIZED, CONTROLLED TRIAL COMPARING A TISSUE ADHESIVE WITH SUTURING IN THE REPAIR OF PEDIATRIC FACIAL LACERATIONS
Quinn, J. V., Drzewiecki, A., Li, M. M., Stiell, I. G., Sutcliffe, T., & Wood, W. E. (1993). A RANDOMIZED, CONTROLLED TRIAL COMPARING A TISSUE ADHESIVE WITH SUTURING IN THE REPAIR OF PEDIATRIC FACIAL LACERATIONS. ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, 22(7), 1130-1135.