Alan B. Storrow, M.D.

Associate Professor

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Faculty Appointments
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
M.D., Medicine, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OhioB.A., Mathematics & Chemistry, Transylvania University, Lexington, Kentucky
Office Address
703 Oxford House
TN 4700
Research Keywords
Current research interests include the early diagnosis, risk stratification, and treatment of acute heart failure and acute coronary syndrome.
Clinical Research Keywords
Acute Heart Failure, Acute Coronary Syndrome, Cardiac Biomarkers, Emergency Medicine, Cardiac Risk Stratification
McNaughton CD, Collins SP, Kripalani S, Rothman R, Self WH, Jenkins C, Miller K, Arbogast P, Naftilan A, Dittus RS, Storrow AB. Low numeracy is associated with increased odds of 30-day emergency department or hospital recidivism for patients with acute heart failure. Circ Heart Fail [print-electronic]. 2013 Jan; 6(1): 40-6. PMID: 23230305, PMCID: PMC3663074, PII: CIRCHEARTFAILURE.112.969477, DOI: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.112.969477, ISSN: 1941-3297.

Fermann GJ, Lindsell CJ, Storrow AB, Hart K, Sperling M, Roll S, Weintraub NL, Miller KF, Maron DJ, Naftilan AJ, McPherson JA, Sawyer DB, Christenson R, Collins SP. Galectin 3 complements BNP in risk stratification in acute heart failure. Biomarkers [print-electronic]. 2012 Dec; 17(8): 706-13. PMID: 22998064, PMCID: PMC3678263, DOI: 10.3109/1354750X.2012.719037, ISSN: 1366-5804.

Collins SP, Lindsell CJ, Jenkins CA, Harrell FE, Fermann GJ, Miller KF, Roll SN, Sperling MI, Maron DJ, Naftilan AJ, McPherson JA, Weintraub NL, Sawyer DB, Storrow AB. Risk stratification in acute heart failure: rationale and design of the STRATIFY and DECIDE studies. Am. Heart J [print-electronic]. 2012 Dec; 164(6): 825-34. PMID: 23194482, PMCID: PMC3511776, PII: S0002-8703(12)00663-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.ahj.2012.07.033, ISSN: 1097-6744.

Barrett TW, Abraham RL, Jenkins CA, Russ S, Storrow AB, Darbar D. Risk factors for bradycardia requiring pacemaker implantation in patients with atrial fibrillation. Am. J. Cardiol [print-electronic]. 2012 Nov 11/1/2012; 110(9): 1315-21. PMID: 22840846, PMCID: PMC3470776, PII: S0002-9149(12)01631-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2012.06.037, ISSN: 1879-1913.

Barrett TW, Couch SA, Jenkins CA, Storrow AB. Prevalence of validated risk factors for developing atrial fibrillation--can we identify high-risk ED patients?. Am J Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2012 Oct; 30(8): 1581-7. PMID: 22100470, PMCID: PMC3288846, PII: S0735-6757(11)00435-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2011.09.019, ISSN: 1532-8171.

Collins SP, Lindsell CJ, Yealy DM, Maron DJ, Naftilan AJ, McPherson JA, Storrow AB. A comparison of criterion standard methods to diagnose acute heart failure. Congest Heart Fail [print-electronic]. 2012 Sep; 18(5): 262-71. PMID: 22994440, PMCID: PMC3458712, DOI: 10.1111/j.1751-7133.2012.00288.x, ISSN: 1751-7133.

Collins SP, Hart KW, Lindsell CJ, Fermann GJ, Weintraub NL, Miller KF, Roll SN, Sperling MI, Sawyer DB, Storrow AB. Elevated urinary neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalcin after acute heart failure treatment is associated with worsening renal function and adverse events. Eur. J. Heart Fail [print-electronic]. 2012 Sep; 14(9): 1020-9. PMID: 22733980, PMCID: PMC3423948, PII: hfs087, DOI: 10.1093/eurjhf/hfs087, ISSN: 1879-0844.

Storrow AB, Lindsell CJ, Collins SP, Diercks DB, Filippatos GS, Hiestand BC, Hollander JE, Kirk JD, Levy PD, Miller CD, Naftilan AJ, Nowak RM, Pang PS, Peacock WF, Gheorghiade M, Cleland JG, Gheorghiade M, Abraham WT, Amsterdam EA, Cleland JG, Diercks DB, Dunlap S, Ghali J, Hobbs R, Hiestand BC, Hollander JE, Douglas Kirk J, Kremastinos D, Levy PD, Lindsell CJ, McCord J, Miller CD, Naftilan AJ, Pang PS, Frank Peacock W, Storrow AB, Thohan V. Standardized reporting criteria for studies evaluating suspected acute heart failure syndromes in the emergency department. J. Am. Coll. Cardiol. 2012 Aug 8/28/2012; 60(9): 822-32. PMID: 22917006, PII: S0735-1097(12)02017-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.jacc.2012.03.072, ISSN: 1558-3597.

Collins SP, Lindsell CJ, Pang PS, Storrow AB, Peacock WF, Levy P, Rahbar MH, Del Junco D, Gheorghiade M, Berry DA. Bayesian adaptive trial design in acute heart failure syndromes: moving beyond the mega trial. Am. Heart J [print-electronic]. 2012 Aug; 164(2): 138-45. PMID: 22877798, PMCID: PMC3417230, PII: S0002-8703(12)00322-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.ahj.2011.11.023, ISSN: 1097-6744.

Collins SP, Lindsell CJ, Storrow AB, Fermann GJ, Levy PD, Pang PS, Weintraub N, Frank Peacock W, Sawyer DB, Gheorghiade M. Early changes in clinical characteristics after emergency department therapy for acute heart failure syndromes: identifying patients who do not respond to standard therapy. Heart Fail Rev. 2012 May; 17(3): 387-94. PMID: 22160814, PMCID: PMC3335975, DOI: 10.1007/s10741-011-9294-7, ISSN: 1573-7322.

Barrett TW, Storrow AB, Jenkins CA, Harrell FE, Amdahl J, Russ S, Slovis CM, Darbar D. Assessment of the Framingham risk factors among ED patients with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation. Am J Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2012 Jan; 30(1): 151-7. PMID: 21208770, PMCID: PMC3084346, PII: S0735-6757(10)00560-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2010.11.018, ISSN: 1532-8171.

Giuse NB, Koonce TY, Storrow AB, Kusnoor SV, Ye F. Using health literacy and learning style preferences to optimize the delivery of health information. J Health Commun. 2012; 17 Suppl 3: 122-40. PMID: 23030566, DOI: 10.1080/10810730.2012.712610, ISSN: 1087-0415.

McNaughton C, Wallston KA, Rothman RL, Marcovitz DE, Storrow AB. Short, subjective measures of numeracy and general health literacy in an adult emergency department. Acad Emerg Med. 2011 Nov; 18(11): 1148-55. PMID: 22092896, PMCID: PMC3886121, DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01210.x, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Heavrin BS, Fu R, Han JH, Storrow AB, Lowe RA. An evaluation of statewide emergency department utilization following Tennessee Medicaid disenrollment. Acad Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2011 Nov; 18(11): 1121-8. PMID: 22044504, DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01204.x, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Koonce TY, Giuse NB, Storrow AB. A pilot study to evaluate learning style-tailored information prescriptions for hypertensive emergency department patients. J Med Libr Assoc. 2011 Oct; 99(4): 280-9. PMID: 22022222, PMCID: PMC3193368, PII: JMLA-D-10-00001, DOI: 10.3163/1536-5050.99.4.005, ISSN: 1558-9439.

Barrett TW, Storrow AB, Jenkins CA, Harrell FE, Miller KF, Moser KM, Russ S, Roden DM, Darbar D. Atrial fibrillation and flutter outcomes and risk determination (AFFORD): design and rationale. J Cardiol [print-electronic]. 2011 Sep; 58(2): 124-30. PMID: 21820279, PMCID: PMC3169197, PII: S0914-5087(11)00119-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2011.06.007, ISSN: 1876-4738.

Bhardwaj A, Truong QA, Peacock WF, Yeo KT, Storrow A, Thomas S, Curtis KM, Foote RS, Lee HK, Miller KF, Januzzi JL. A multicenter comparison of established and emerging cardiac biomarkers for the diagnostic evaluation of chest pain in the emergency department. Am. Heart J. 2011 Aug; 162(2): 276-282.e1. PMID: 21835288, PII: S0002-8703(11)00411-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.ahj.2011.05.022, ISSN: 1097-6744.

Han JH, Bryce SN, Ely EW, Kripalani S, Morandi A, Shintani A, Jackson JC, Storrow AB, Dittus RS, Schnelle J. The effect of cognitive impairment on the accuracy of the presenting complaint and discharge instruction comprehension in older emergency department patients. Ann Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2011 Jun; 57(6): 662-671.e2. PMID: 21272958, PMCID: PMC3603343, PII: S0196-0644(10)01834-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.12.002, ISSN: 1097-6760.

Han JH, Eden S, Shintani A, Morandi A, Schnelle J, Dittus RS, Storrow AB, Ely EW. Delirium in older emergency department patients is an independent predictor of hospital length of stay. Acad Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2011 May; 18(5): 451-7. PMID: 21521405, PMCID: PMC3768130, DOI: 10.1111/j.1553-2712.2011.01065.x, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Barrett TW, DiPersio DM, Jenkins CA, Jack M, McCoin NS, Storrow AB, Singleton LM, Lee P, Zhou C, Slovis CM. A randomized, placebo-controlled trial of ondansetron, metoclopramide, and promethazine in adults. Am J Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2011 Mar; 29(3): 247-55. PMID: 20825792, PII: S0735-6757(09)00487-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2009.09.028, ISSN: 1532-8171.

Griffin MR, Monto AS, Belongia EA, Treanor JJ, Chen Q, Chen J, Talbot HK, Ohmit SE, Coleman LA, Lofthus G, Petrie JG, Meece JK, Hall CB, Williams JV, Gargiullo P, Berman L, Shay DK, . Effectiveness of non-adjuvanted pandemic influenza A vaccines for preventing pandemic influenza acute respiratory illness visits in 4 U.S. communities. PLoS ONE [print-electronic]. 2011; 6(8): e23085. PMID: 21857999, PMCID: PMC3155536, PII: PONE-D-11-09174, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0023085, ISSN: 1932-6203.

Barrett TW, Martin AR, Storrow AB, Jenkins CA, Harrell FE, Russ S, Roden DM, Darbar D. A clinical prediction model to estimate risk for 30-day adverse events in emergency department patients with symptomatic atrial fibrillation. Ann Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2011 Jan; 57(1): 1-12. PMID: 20728962, PMCID: PMC3008754, PII: S0196-0644(10)00556-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.05.031, ISSN: 1097-6760.

Collins SP, Pang PS, Lindsell CJ, Kyriacou DN, Storrow AB, Hollander JE, Kirk JD, Miller CD, Nowak R, Peacock WF, Tavares M, Mebazaa A, Gheorghiade M. International variations in the clinical, diagnostic, and treatment characteristics of emergency department patients with acute heart failure syndromes. Eur. J. Heart Fail [print-electronic]. 2010 Nov; 12(11): 1253-60. PMID: 20797987, PMCID: PMC2981015, PII: hfq133, DOI: 10.1093/eurjhf/hfq133, ISSN: 1879-0844.

Han JH, Shintani A, Eden S, Morandi A, Solberg LM, Schnelle J, Dittus RS, Storrow AB, Ely EW. Delirium in the emergency department: an independent predictor of death within 6 months. Ann Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2010 Sep; 56(3): 244-252.e1. PMID: 20363527, PMCID: PMC3768121, PII: S0196-0644(10)00220-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2010.03.003, ISSN: 1097-6760.

Pang PS, Collins SP, Storrow AB. Letter by Pang et al regarding article, "Early deaths in heart failure patients discharged from the emergency department: a population-based analysis" [letter]. Circ Heart Fail. 2010 Jul; 3(4): e22; author reply e23. PMID: 20647481, PII: 3/4/e22, DOI: 10.1161/CIRCHEARTFAILURE.110.945865, ISSN: 1941-3297.

Available Postdoctoral Position Details
Posted: 10/5/2012
Positions are available on an annual basis in the Vanderbilt Emergency Medicine K12 Research Training Program, a career development program sponsored by the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). For information, contact the Program Director Alan Storrow, MD or Program Coordinator, Polly Alexander at