Faculty Profile: David Portelli

David Portelli
Clinical Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Work: +1 401-444-1621


Director of Quality and Safety for University Emergency Medicine Foundation. Specific interest in the identification and management of patients with severe sepsis and septic shock

Grants and Awards

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Teaching Recognition Award May 2009

"Outstanding Physican" Award, University Emergency Medicine Foundation, 12/2010

Lifespan-Wide, Barnet Fain Quality Award for "Improving Survival in Patients with Severe Sepsis and Septic Shock: Using Nurse-Physician dyads, evidence based education, positive feedback and "the narrative" to impact compliance with early antibiotic administration" 12/2011

Teaching Experience

Morbidity and Mortality Conference Coordinator, Anderson Emergency Center, Rhode Island Hospital

Selected Publications

  • 2. Reisdorff E, Hayes O, Reynolds B, Wilkinson K, Overton D, Wagner M, Kowalenko T, Portelli D, Walker G, Carlson D. General competencies are an intrinsic part of Emergency medicine training: a multicenter study. Acad Emerg Med 10: 1049-1053, 2003 (2003)
  • 1. Kline J, Israel E, Michelson E, O'Neal B, Plewa M, Portelli D: Diagnostic accuracy of a bedside D-dimer assay and alveolar dead space measurement for rapid exclusion of embolism. JAMA 285: 761-768; 2001 (2001)