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Michael D. Repplinger, MD, MS Print Friendly Page

Faculty, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Dr. Repplinger joined the Division of Emergency Medicine after graduating from the inaugural class of the UW Emergency Medicine Residency Program in June 2010, where he served as Chief Resident. His research interests include reducing medical radiation exposure for emergency department patients as well as novel uses of magnetic resonance imaging in the emergency department setting. Dr. Repplinger continues to investigate the use of MR-Pulmonary Angiography as a means for detecting pulmonary embolism. Current and future projects include collaborative efforts to reduce radiation from CT scanning in the community, patient perceptions of medical radiation, and direct comparison of contrast-enhanced abdominal CT with contrast-enhanced MRI for the evaluation of appendicitis.


Emergency Medicine

UW Health Clinics

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Hospital Affiliation(s)

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

UW School of Medicine and Public Health

Department of Emergency Medicine

Professional Certifications and Education

Board Certification Emergency Medicine
Residency University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, Madison, WI
Medical School University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, 2007

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Dr. Repplinger’s research interests focus on the cost-effective and time-efficient use of magnetic resonance imaging as a means of reducing the burden of radiation exposure from diagnostic imaging for emergency department patients. Having presented preliminary data at the annual meeting of SAEM, Dr. Repplinger continues to investigate the use of MR-pulmonary angiography as a means of detecting pulmonary embolism. Current and future projects include collaborative efforts to reduce radiation from CT scanning in the community, patient perceptions of radiation exposure from medical imaging, cost-effective imaging strategies from the emergency department, and a direct comparison of contrast-enhanced CT with contrast-enhanced MRI for the evaluation of appendicitis.

PubMed Articles
Kemnitz R Kuehl TC Hochstatter KR Barker E Corey A Jacobs EA Repplinger MD Ehlenbach WJ Seal DW Sosman JM Westergaard RP . Manifestations of HIV stigma and their impact on retention in care for people transitioning from prisons to communities. Health Justice. 2017 Dec;5(1):7
[PubMed ID: 28589252]
Kinner S Pickhardt PJ Riedesel EL Gill KG Robbins JB Kitchin DR Ziemlewicz TJ Harringa JB Reeder SB Repplinger MD . Diagnostic Accuracy of MRI Versus CT for the Evaluation of Acute Appendicitis in Children and Young Adults. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2017 Aug 10;:1-9
[PubMed ID: 28796552]
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]
Benson DG Schiebler ML Repplinger MD François CJ Grist TM Reeder SB Nagle SK . Contrast-enhanced pulmonary MRA for the primary diagnosis of pulmonary embolism: current state of the art and future directions. Br J Radiol. 2017 Jun;90(1074):20160901
[PubMed ID: 28306332]
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]
Hochstatter KR Hull SJ Stockman LJ Stephens LK Olson-Streed HK Ehlenbach WJ Repplinger MD Jacobs EA Westergaard RP . Using database linkages to monitor the continuum of care for hepatitis C virus among syringe exchange clients: Experience from a pilot intervention. Int J Drug Policy. 2017 Apr;42:22-25
[PubMed ID: 28126684]
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]
Schiebler ML Ahuja J Repplinger MD François CJ Vigen KK Grist TM Hamedani AG Reeder SB Nagle SK . Incidence of actionable findings on contrast enhanced magnetic resonance angiography ordered for pulmonary embolism evaluation. Eur J Radiol. 2016 Aug;85(8):1383-9
[PubMed ID: 27423676]
Kinner S Repplinger MD Pickhardt PJ Reeder SB . Contrast-Enhanced Abdominal MRI for Suspected Appendicitis: How We Do It. AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016 Jul;207(1):49-57
[PubMed ID: 27065072]
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]
Broder JS Bhat R Boyd JP Ogloblin IA Limkakeng A Hocker MB Drake WG Miller T Harringa JB Repplinger MD . Who explicitly requests the ordering of computed tomography for emergency department patients? A multicenter prospective study. Emerg Radiol. 2016 Jun;23(3):221-7
[PubMed ID: 26873604]
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]
Greenberg MR Totten VY Repplinger MD Menchine MD . Re: "A National Evaluation of the Scholarly Activity Requirement in Residency Programs: A Survey of Emergency Medicine Program Directors". Acad Emerg Med. 2016 Apr;23(4):511-2
[PubMed ID: 26824450]
Nagle SK Schiebler ML Repplinger MD François CJ Vigen KK Yarlagadda R Grist TM Reeder SB . Contrast enhanced pulmonary magnetic resonance angiography for pulmonary embolism: Building a successful program. Eur J Radiol. 2016 Mar;85(3):553-63
[PubMed ID: 26860667]
Braus N Campbell TC Kwekkeboom KL Ferguson S Harvey C Krupp AE Lohmeier T Repplinger MD Westergaard RP Jacobs EA Roberts KF Ehlenbach WJ . Prospective study of a proactive palliative care rounding intervention in a medical ICU. Intensive Care Med. 2016 Jan;42(1):54-62
[PubMed ID: 26556622]
Moore CL Broder J Gunn ML Bhargavan-Chatfield M Cody D Cullison K Daniels B Gans B Kennedy Hall M Gaines BA Goldman S Heil J Liu R Marin JR Melnick ER Novelline RA Pare J Repplinger MD Taylor RA Sodickson AD . Comparative Effectiveness Research: Alternatives to "Traditional" Computed Tomography Use in the Acute Care Setting. Acad Emerg Med. 2015 Dec;22(12):1465-73
[PubMed ID: 26576033]
McGrath J LeGare A Hermanson L Repplinger MD . The Impact of a Flexible Care Area on Throughput Measures in an Academic Emergency Department. J Emerg Nurs. 2015 Nov;41(6):503-9
[PubMed ID: 26296717]
Golden SK Reiff CJ Painter CJ Repplinger MD . Myasthenia Gravis Presenting as Persistent Unilateral Ptosis with Facial Droop. J Emerg Med. 2015 Jul;49(1):e23-5
[PubMed ID: 25797936]
Schiebler ML Nagle SK François CJ Repplinger MD Hamedani AG Vigen KK Yarlagadda R Grist TM Reeder SB . Effectiveness of MR angiography for the primary diagnosis of acute pulmonary embolism: clinical outcomes at 3 months and 1 year. J Magn Reson Imaging. 2013 Oct;38(4):914-25
[PubMed ID: 23553735]