Susanne Spano, MD

Title(s)Professor, Emergency Medicine - Fresno
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address155 N Fresno Street, #206
Fresno CA 93701
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    University of California, San Francisco Fresno, Fresno, CAFellowship07/2010Wilderness Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco Fresno, Fresno, CAResidency07/2009Emergency Medicine
    Temple University, Philadelphia, PAM.D.06/2005Medicine
    University of California, Irvine, Irvine, CAB.S.06/2001Neurobiology
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    Wilderness Medical Society (WMS)2021  - 2022Paul S. Auerbach Award
    American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)2020  - 2021Speaker's Award for Outstanding Service
    Wilderness Medical Society (WMS)2018  - 2019Excellence in Peer Reviews for Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
    Wilderness Medical Society (WMS)2015  - 2016Excellence in Peer Reviews for Wilderness & Environmental Medicine
    American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)2013  - 2014Speaker's Award for Outstanding Service
    American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)2013  - 2014National Junior Faculty Teaching Award
    University of California, San Francisco Fresno2013  - 2014Medical Student Teaching Award
    University of California San Francisco Fresno2010  - 2011Borba Fellow Excellence in Research Award

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    Susanne Spano, MD, FACEP, FAWM
    Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, UCSF
    Program Co-Director, Wilderness Medicine Fellowship, UCSF Fresno
    Associate Editor, Wilderness & Environmental Medicine

    Susanne J. Spano, MD, FACEP, FAWM is board certified in Emergency Medicine.

    She earned her medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine. Her residency in Emergency Medicine and her fellowship in Wilderness Medicine were completed at University of California, San Francisco, Fresno.

    Dr. Spano’s professional interests are Wilderness Medicine, Search and Rescue, Disaster Medicine, Medical Education, and Public Speaking.

    She volunteers her time as a member of the Fresno County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team.

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    1. Broadening Perspectives on Analgesia in Mass Casualty Incidents: A Response to Reader Feedback. Wilderness Environ Med. 2024 Mar 27; 10806032241242224. Binder WD, Spano SJ. PMID: 38533541.
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    2. Changing Times and Shifting Priorities: Promoting Gender Equity at Wilderness & Environmental Medicine. Wilderness Environ Med. 2023 Mar; 34(1):3-4. Binder WD, Kenefick RW, Rodway GW, Spano SJ. PMID: 36931738.
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    3. Implementation of a Specialty Society‒Sponsored Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Match. Wilderness Environ Med. 2023 Mar; 34(1):72-76. Davis CA, Lareau S, Haston T, Ganti A, Spano SJ. PMID: 36526517.
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    4. In Response to "The Associations Between Visitation, Social Media Use, and Search and Rescue in United States National Parks". Wilderness Environ Med. 2022 Dec; 33(4):489-490. Bunzel W, Spano S, Filiberti A, Ioannides K. PMID: 36243541.
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    5. Professional Outcomes and Satisfaction Among Graduate Medical Education Wilderness Medicine Fellowship Alumni in the United States. Wilderness Environ Med. 2022 06; 33(2):154-161. Dove AJ, Castaneda R, Spano SJ. PMID: 35314106.
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    6. Search and Rescue in the Pacific West States. Wilderness Environ Med. 2022 03; 33(1):43-49. Ettinger S, Long A, Ganti A, Mortimer RB, Chiang W, Spano S. PMID: 34955362.
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    7. Epidemiology of Ice Climbing Injuries Among Recreational Ice Climbers at the 2019 Ouray Ice Climbing Festival. Wilderness Environ Med. 2021 Jun; 32(2):181-186. Ganti A, Davis HE, Musi ME, Spano SJ. PMID: 33972162.
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    8. Prehospital Traction Splint Use in Midthigh Trauma Patients. J Emerg Trauma Shock. 2020 Oct-Dec; 13(4):296-300. Campagne D, Cagle K, Castaneda J, Weichenthal L, Young M, Anastopoulos P, Spano S. PMID: 33897147; PMCID: PMC8047953.
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    9. Is it Time for Wilderness Medicine Fellowships to Join the National Resident Matching Program Specialties Matching Service? Wilderness Environ Med. 2021 Mar; 32(1):12-18. Spano SJ. PMID: 33298355.
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    10. In Reply to Drs Lawson and Newman. Wilderness Environ Med. 2020 03; 31(1):123-125. Spano SJ, Seymer JA, Crane DH, Auerbach PS. PMID: 32001128.
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    11. Impact of a Half Dome Cable Permitting Process on Search and Rescue Activity, Hiker Mortality Rates, and Operational Costs Above Little Yosemite Valley. Wilderness Environ Med. 2019 Jun; 30(2):113-120. Spano SJ, Seymer JA, Crane DH, Auerbach PS. PMID: 30846401.
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    12. Emergency Medical Services and Remote Medical Oversight in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks, 2011-2013. Wilderness Environ Med. 2018 Dec; 29(4):453-462. Young M, Kim T, Lessard E, Campagne D, Spano S, Farshidpour L, Stroh G. PMID: 30309823.
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    13. Death on the Dome: Epidemiology of Recreational Deaths on Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. Wilderness Environ Med. 2018 09; 29(3):338-342. Richardson GD, Spano SJ. PMID: 29887349.
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    14. The Epidemiology and Medical Morbidity of Long-Distance Backpackers on the John Muir Trail in the Sierra Nevada. Wilderness Environ Med. 2018 06; 29(2):203-210. Spano SJ, Hile AG, Jain R, Stalcup PR. PMID: 29804621.
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    15. An Assessment of Diarrhea Among Long-Distance Backpackers in the Sierra Nevada. Wilderness Environ Med. 2017 Mar; 28(1):4-9. Meyer DJ, Costantino A, Spano S. PMID: 28257715.
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    16. Pressures of Wilderness Improvised Wound Irrigation Techniques: How Do They Compare? Wilderness Environ Med. 2016 Dec; 27(4):476-481. Luck JB, Campagne D, Falcón Banchs R, Montoya J, Spano SJ. PMID: 27793443.
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    17. A lightning multiple casualty incident in Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks. Wilderness Environ Med. 2015 Mar; 26(1):43-53. Spano SJ, Campagne D, Stroh G, Shalit M. PMID: 25281586.
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    18. In reply to 'Symptomatic hypotonic hyponatremia presenting at high altitude'. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Sep; 25(3):363-4. Spano SJ, Reagle Z, Evans T. PMID: 24882657.
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    19. Long-term complications of rattlesnake bites: a telephone survey from Central California. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Jun; 25(2):210-3. Spano SJ, Vohra R, Macias F. PMID: 24507436.
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    20. Core content for wilderness medicine fellowship training of emergency medicine graduates. Acad Emerg Med. 2014 Feb; 21(2):204-7. Lipman GS, Weichenthal L, Stuart Harris N, McIntosh SE, Cushing T, Caudell MJ, Macias DJ, Weiss EA, Lemery J, Ellis MA, Spano S, McDevitt M, Tedeschi C, Dow J, Mazzorana V, McGinnis H, Gardner AF, Auerbach PS. PMID: 24438590.
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    21. They had me in stitches: a Grand Canyon river guide's case report and a review of wilderness wound management literature. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Jun; 25(2):182-9. Spano SJ, Dimock B. PMID: 24418453.
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    22. Symptomatic hypotonic hyponatremia presenting at high altitude. Wilderness Environ Med. 2014 Mar; 25(1):69-74. Spano SJ, Reagle Z, Evans T. PMID: 24411978.
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    23. Circus Venomous: an interactive tool for toxinology education. Toxicon. 2013 Jul; 69:126-30. Vohra R, Spano S. PMID: 23201504.
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    24. Snakebite Survivors Club: retrospective review of rattlesnake bites in Central California. Toxicon. 2013 Jul; 69:38-41. Spano S, Macias F, Snowden B, Vohra R. PMID: 23200707.
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    25. Improvised traction splints: a wilderness medicine tool or hindrance? Wilderness Environ Med. 2012 Mar; 23(1):61-4. Weichenthal L, Spano S, Horan B, Miss J. PMID: 22441092.
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    26. An unusual case of otorrhagia. J Emerg Med. 2012 Jun; 42(6):e149-50. Spano SJ, Burg MD. PMID: 20619574.
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