Michael Jeffrey Ward, M.B.A., M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics
Ph.D., Operations Management, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OhioM.D., Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GeorgiaM.B.A., Business Administration, Emory University, Atlanta, GeorgiaB.S., Neuroscience & Behavioral Biology, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Barrett TW, Wrenn KD, Slovis CM, Jones ID, Wright PW, Self WH, Russ S, Collins SP, Ward MJ, Felbinger M, Atchison L, Beckman JA. An Outpatient Management Protocol for Emergency Department Patients With a Newly Diagnosed Lower Extremity Deep Venous Thrombosis. Crit Pathw Cardiol. 2016 Sep; 15(3): 75-6. PMID: 27464999, PII: 00132577-201609000-00001, DOI: 10.1097/HPC.0000000000000089, ISSN: 1535-2811.

Ward MJ, Kripalani S, Zhu Y, Storrow AB, Wang TJ, Speroff T, Munoz D, Dittus RS, Harrell FE, Self WH. Role of Health Insurance Status in Interfacility Transfers of Patients With ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. Am. J. Cardiol [print-electronic]. 2016 Aug 8/1/2016; 118(3): 332-7. PMID: 27282834, PMCID: PMC4949088, PII: S0002-9149(16)30861-X, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2016.05.007, ISSN: 1879-1913.

Carpenter CR, Hussain AM, Ward MJ, Zipfel GJ, Fowler S, Pines JM, Sivilotti ML. Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis Describing the Diagnostic Accuracy of History, Physical Exam, Imaging, and Lumbar Puncture with an Exploration of Test Thresholds. Acad Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Jun 6/16/2016; PMID: 27306497, DOI: 10.1111/acem.12984, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Hertz JT, Lescallette RD, Barrett TW, Ward MJ, Self WH. External validation of an ED protocol for reflex urine culture cancelation [letter]. Am J Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2015 Dec; 33(12): 1838-9. PMID: 26472506, PII: S0735-6757(15)00802-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.09.026, ISSN: 1532-8171.

Ward MJ, Baker O, Schuur JD. Association of Emergency Department Length of Stay and Crowding for Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction. West J Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2015 Dec; 16(7): 1067-72. PMID: 26759656, PMCID: PMC4703176, PII: wjem-16-1067, DOI: 10.5811/westjem.2015.8.27908, ISSN: 1936-9018.

Migdal VL, Wu WK, Long D, McNaughton CD, Ward MJ, Self WH. Risk-benefit analysis of lumbar puncture to evaluate for nontraumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage in adult ED patients. Am J Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2015 Nov; 33(11): 1597-601. PMID: 26189054, PMCID: PMC4628593, PII: S0735-6757(15)00534-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.06.048, ISSN: 1532-8171.

Ward MJ, Self WH, Froehle CM. Effects of Common Data Errors in Electronic Health Records on Emergency Department Operational Performance Metrics: A Monte Carlo Simulation. Acad Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2015 Sep; 22(9): 1085-92. PMID: 26291051, PMCID: PMC4560638, DOI: 10.1111/acem.12743, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Ward MJ, Collins SP, Pines JM, Dill C, Tyndall G, Kessler CS. Emergency medicine in the Veterans Health Administration-results from a nationwide survey. Am J Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2015 Jul; 33(7): 899-903. PMID: 25936477, PMCID: PMC4476937, PII: S0735-6757(15)00236-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2015.03.062, ISSN: 1532-8171.

Yiadom MY, Ward MJ, Chang AM, Pines JM, Jouriles N, Yealy DM, . Consensus statement on advancing research in emergency department operations and its impact on patient care. Acad Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2015 Jun; 22(6): 757-64. PMID: 26014365, PMCID: PMC4724862, DOI: 10.1111/acem.12695, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Ward MJ, Kripalani S, Storrow AB, Liu D, Speroff T, Matheny M, Thomassee EJ, Vogus TJ, Munoz D, Scott C, Fredi JL, Dittus RS. Timeliness of interfacility transfer for ED patients with ST-elevation myocardial infarction. Am J Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2015 Mar; 33(3): 423-9. PMID: 25618768, PMCID: PMC4385487, PII: S0735-6757(14)00988-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.12.067, ISSN: 1532-8171.

Ward MJ, Ferrand YB, Laker LF, Froehle CM, Vogus TJ, Dittus RS, Kripalani S, Pines JM. The nature and necessity of operational flexibility in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2015 Feb; 65(2): 156-61. PMID: 25233811, PMCID: PMC4302065, PII: S0196-0644(14)01158-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.08.014, ISSN: 1097-6760.

Ward MJ, Kripalani S, Zhu Y, Storrow AB, Dittus RS, Harrell FE, Self WH. Incidence of emergency department visits for ST-elevation myocardial infarction in a recent six-year period in the United States. Am. J. Cardiol [print-electronic]. 2015 Jan 1/15/2015; 115(2): 167-70. PMID: 25465931, PMCID: PMC4276502, PII: S0002-9149(14)02008-6, DOI: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2014.10.020, ISSN: 1879-1913.

Laker LF, Froehle CM, Lindsell CJ, Ward MJ. The flex track: flexible partitioning between low- and high-acuity areas of an emergency department. Ann Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2014 Dec; 64(6): 591-603. PMID: 24954578, PMCID: PMC4252573, PII: S0196-0644(14)00490-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.05.031, ISSN: 1097-6760.

Ward MJ, Marsolo KA, Froehle CM. Applications of Business Analytics in Healthcare. Bus Horiz. 2014 Sep; 57(5): 571-82. PMID: 25429161, PMCID: PMC4242091, DOI: 10.1016/j.bushor.2014.06.003, ISSN: 0007-6813.

Self WH, Talbot TR, Paul BR, Collins SP, Ward MJ. Cost analysis of strategies to reduce blood culture contamination in the emergency department: sterile collection kits and phlebotomy teams. Infect Control Hosp Epidemiol [print-electronic]. 2014 Aug; 35(8): 1021-8. PMID: 25026619, PMCID: PMC4100213, DOI: 10.1086/677161, ISSN: 1559-6834.

Meltzer AC, Ward MJ, Gralnek IM, Pines JM. The cost-effectiveness analysis of video capsule endoscopy compared to other strategies to manage acute upper gastrointestinal hemorrhage in the ED. Am J Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2014 Aug; 32(8): 823-32. PMID: 24961149, PMCID: PMC4108573, PII: S0735-6757(13)00772-9, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2013.11.012, ISSN: 1532-8171.

Best AM, Dixon CA, Kelton WD, Lindsell CJ, Ward MJ. Using discrete event computer simulation to improve patient flow in a Ghanaian acute care hospital. Am J Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2014 Aug; 32(8): 917-22. PMID: 24953788, PMCID: PMC4119494, PII: S0735-6757(14)00331-3, DOI: 10.1016/j.ajem.2014.05.012, ISSN: 1532-8171.

Ward MJ, Landman AB, Case K, Berthelot J, Pilgrim RL, Pines JM. The effect of electronic health record implementation on community emergency department operational measures of performance. Ann Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2014 Jun; 63(6): 723-30. PMID: 24412667, PMCID: PMC4059411, PII: S0196-0644(13)01713-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.12.019, ISSN: 1097-6760.

Ward MJ, Froehle CM, Hart KW, Collins SP, Lindsell CJ. Transient and sustained changes in operational performance, patient evaluation, and medication administration during electronic health record implementation in the emergency department. Ann Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2014 Mar; 63(3): 320-8. PMID: 24041783, PMCID: PMC3961764, PII: S0196-0644(13)01332-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2013.08.019, ISSN: 1097-6760.