James Comes, MD

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    James Comes, MD, FACEP
    Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine, UCSF

    James Comes, MD is board certified in Emergency Medicine.

    Dr. Comes earned his medical degree at University of Pennsylvania before completing residency at University of California, San Francisco, Fresno.

    Dr. Comes' major clinical activity is the supervision of medical students and residents in the Emergency Department at Community Regional Medical Center in Fresno, as part of the UCSF Fresno Emergency Medicine residency program. His clinical time consists of the evaluation and treatment of emergency patients in conjunction with UCSF Fresno residents, and the main teaching activity is one-on-one bedside teaching.

    Dr. Comes has held numerous leadership roles in the department. He served as the program director of the transitional year program from 1995-2001, residency program assistant program director (1996-1999), associate program director (1999-2007), and program director (2007-2017). He also served as interim chief from 2016-2017 and chief from 2017-2022.

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    1. Teaching Methods Utilized During Medical Resuscitations in an Academic Emergency Department. West J Emerg Med. 2018 Jul; 19(4):756-761. Weichenthal LA, Ruegner R, Sawtelle S, Campagne D, Ives C, Comes J. PMID: 30013716; PMCID: PMC6040903.
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    2. Medical toxicology education in US emergency medicine residencies. Am J Emerg Med. 2018 10; 36(10):1919-1921. Darracq MA, Armenian P, Comes J, Thornton S. PMID: 29530357.
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    3. Does the Flipped Classroom Improve Learning in Graduate Medical Education? J Grad Med Educ. 2017 Aug; 9(4):491-496. Riddell J, Jhun P, Fung CC, Comes J, Sawtelle S, Tabatabai R, Joseph D, Shoenberger J, Chen E, Fee C, Swadron SP. PMID: 28824764; PMCID: PMC5559246.
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    4. Low Back Pain in the Emergency Medicine Department: A Flipped Classroom Module. MedEdPORTAL. 2016 Sep 23; 12:10458. Riddell JC, Sawtelle S, Jhun P, Comes J, Tabatabai R, Joseph D, Shoenberger J, Chen E, Fee C, Swadron S. PMID: 31008236; PMCID: PMC6464443.
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    5. A survey of handoff practices in emergency medicine. Am J Med Qual. 2014 Sep-Oct; 29(5):408-14. Kessler C, Shakeel F, Hern HG, Jones JS, Comes J, Kulstad C, Gallahue FA, Burns BD, Knapp BJ, Gang M, Davenport M, Osborne B, Velez LI. PMID: 24071713.
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    6. An algorithm for transition of care in the emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Jun; 20(6):605-10. Kessler C, Shakeel F, Hern HG, Jones JS, Comes J, Kulstad C, Gallahue FA, Burns BD, Knapp BJ, Gang M, Davenport M, Osborne B, Velez LI. PMID: 23758308.
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    7. Emergency medicine directors' perceptions on professionalism: a Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors survey. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Oct; 18 Suppl 2:S97-103. Sullivan C, Murano T, Comes J, Smith JL, Katz ED. PMID: 21999565.
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    8. Fosphenytoin in the emergency department. West J Med. 1998 Mar; 168(3):185. Comes J. PMID: 9549420; PMCID: PMC1304862.
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    9. Prepyloric antrectomy, truncal vagotomy, and front pylorotomy for the treatment of duodenal ulcer. Am J Surg. 1994 Feb; 167(2):279-80. Alonso M, Galera MJ, Reyes G, Puig La Calle J, Comes J, Rius X, Lopez-Gibert J. PMID: 8135321.
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