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James E. Svenson, MD, MS Print Friendly Page

Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Svenson has a number of research interests including pain control and sedation, outcomes and prehospital medicine.


Emergency Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

UW Health Clinics

University Hospital
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American Family Children's Hospital
(608) 262-2398 | (800) 323-8942 | Map

Hospital Affiliation(s)

University Hospital (primary)
Veterans Hospital - Wm. S. Middleton Memorial (secondary)

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Emergency Medicine

Department of Pediatrics

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Pediatrics
Emergency Medicine
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Fellowship Montreal Children's Hospital
Residency Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
Internship Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME
Medical School University of Chicago Medical School, Chicago, IL, 1980

Medical interpreters are available to help patients communicate with hospital and clinic staff. For more information, please contact interpreter services at (608) 262-9000.
PubMed Articles
Patterson BW Smith MA Repplinger MD Pulia MS Svenson JE Kim MK Shah MN . Using Chief Complaint in Addition to Diagnosis Codes to Identify Falls in the Emergency Department. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2017 Jun 21;
[PubMed ID: 28636072]
Harringa JB Bracken RL Nagle SK Schiebler ML Pulia MS Svenson JE Repplinger MD . Negative D-dimer testing excludes pulmonary embolism in non-high risk patients in the emergency department. Emerg Radiol. 2017 Jun;24(3):273-280
[PubMed ID: 28116533]
Walker JL Conway JH Svenson JE . Zika: information in the nick of time. J Glob Health. 2017 Jun;7(1):010305
[PubMed ID: 28400948]
Harringa JB Bracken RL Nagle SK Schiebler ML Patterson BW Svenson JE Repplinger MD . Anemia is not a risk factor for developing pulmonary embolism. Am J Emerg Med. 2017 Jan;35(1):146-149
[PubMed ID: 27836322]
Repplinger MD Weber AC Pickhardt PJ Rajamanickam VP Svenson JE Ehlenbach WJ Westergaard RP Reeder SB Jacobs EA . Trends in the Use of Medical Imaging to Diagnose Appendicitis at an Academic Medical Center. J Am Coll Radiol. 2016 Sep;13(9):1050-6
[PubMed ID: 27053160]
Golden SK Harringa JB Pickhardt PJ Ebinger A Svenson JE Zhao YQ Li Z Westergaard RP Ehlenbach WJ Repplinger MD . Prospective evaluation of the ability of clinical scoring systems and physician-determined likelihood of appendicitis to obviate the need for CT. Emerg Med J. 2016 Jul;33(7):458-64
[PubMed ID: 26935714]
Repplinger MD Levy JF Peethumnongsin E Gussick ME Svenson JE Golden SK Ehlenbach WJ Westergaard RP Reeder SB Vanness DJ . Systematic review and meta-analysis of the accuracy of MRI to diagnose appendicitis in the general population. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2016 Jun;43(6):1346-54
[PubMed ID: 26691590]
Soremekun OA Hamedani A Shofer FS O'Conor KJ Svenson J Hollander JE . Safety of a rapid diagnostic protocol with accelerated stress testing. Am J Emerg Med. 2014 Feb;32(2):124-8
[PubMed ID: 24211281]
Cesarz JL Steffenhagen AL Svenson J Hamedani AG . Emergency department discharge prescription interventions by emergency medicine pharmacists. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Feb;61(2):209-14.e1
[PubMed ID: 22633338]
Mottram AR Svenson JE . Rhythm disturbances. Emerg Med Clin North Am. 2011 Nov;29(4):729-46, vi
[PubMed ID: 22040704]
Svenson JE Repplinger M . Hypertension in the ED: still an unrecognized problem. Am J Emerg Med. 2008 Oct;26(8):913-7
[PubMed ID: 18926352]
Svenson J . Trauma systems and timing of patient transfer: are we improving? Am J Emerg Med. 2008 May;26(4):465-8
[PubMed ID: 18410817]
Svenson J . Neurologic disease and vitamin B12 deficiency. Am J Emerg Med. 2007 Oct;25(8):987.e3-4
[PubMed ID: 17920997]
Svenson JE Abernathy MK . Ketamine for prehospital use: new look at an old drug. Am J Emerg Med. 2007 Oct;25(8):977-80
[PubMed ID: 17920984]
Svenson JE Meyer TD . Effectiveness of nonnarcotic protocol for the treatment of acute exacerbations of chronic nonmalignant pain. Am J Emerg Med. 2007 May;25(4):445-9
[PubMed ID: 17499665]
Svenson JE O'Connor JE Lindsay MB . Lack of correlation in welfare check distribution and transport patterns in a rural critical care transport service. Am J Emerg Med. 2007 Mar;25(3):345-7
[PubMed ID: 17349912]
Svenson JE Lindsay MB O'Connor JE . Endotracheal intracuff pressures in the ED and prehospital setting: is there a problem? Am J Emerg Med. 2007 Jan;25(1):53-6
[PubMed ID: 17157683]
Svenson JE O'Connor JE Lindsay MB . Is air transport faster? A comparison of air versus ground transport times for interfacility transfers in a regional referral system. Air Med J. 2006 Jul-Aug;25(4):170-2
[PubMed ID: 16818167]
Svenson JE . Emergency department visits in Wisconsin 1998-2002: trends in usage and accuracy of reported data. WMJ. 2005 Nov;104(8):56-8
[PubMed ID: 16425923]
Svenson JE Pollack SH Fallat ME Drapeau JL . Limitations of electronic databases: a caution. J Ky Med Assoc. 2003 Mar;101(3):109-12
[PubMed ID: 12674902]