Sabrina J. Poon, M.D.

Assistant Professor
Faculty Appointments
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
M.D., Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TennesseeB.A., Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
Office Address
1313 21st Avenue South
Suite 312 Oxford House
Nashville, TN 37232
Research Description
Dr. Sabrina Poon received her undergraduate degree from Yale University, her MD from Vanderbilt University, and her MPH from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She completed her residency at Brigham and Women’s and Massachusetts General Hospitals, and completed the Brigham and Women’s Emergency Medicine Health Policy Research and Translation fellowship. Dr. Poon returned to Vanderbilt in 2018 to join the emergency medicine faculty as a K12 NHLBI Emergency Care Research Scholar. Her research focuses on improving the value of acute care.
Ray KN, Shi Z, Gidengil CA, Poon SJ, Uscher-Pines L, Mehrotra A. Antibiotic Prescribing During Pediatric Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine Visits. Pediatrics [print-electronic]. 2019 May; 143(5): PMID: 30962253, PMCID: PMC6565339, PII: peds.2018-2491, DOI: 10.1542/peds.2018-2491, ISSN: 1098-4275.

Ray KN, Shi Z, Poon SJ, Uscher-Pines L, Mehrotra A. Use of Commercial Direct-to-Consumer Telemedicine by Children. Acad Pediatr [print-electronic]. 2019 Jan 1/10/2019; PMID: 30639759, PII: S1876-2859(18)30517-5, DOI: 10.1016/j.acap.2018.11.016, ISSN: 1876-2867.

Poon SJ, Vu L, Metcalfe L, Baker O, Mehrotra A, Schuur JD. The Impact of Conversion From an Urgent Care Center to a Freestanding Emergency Department on Patient Population, Conditions Managed, and Reimbursement. J Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2019 Jan 1/8/2019; PMID: 30638646, PII: S0736-4679(18)31202-2, DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2018.12.011, ISSN: 0736-4679.

Shi Z, Mehrotra A, Gidengil CA, Poon SJ, Uscher-Pines L, Ray KN. Quality Of Care For Acute Respiratory Infections During Direct-To-Consumer Telemedicine Visits For Adults. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 Dec; 37(12): 2014-23. PMID: 30633682, DOI: 10.1377/hlthaff.2018.05091, ISSN: 1544-5208.

Poon SJ, Schuur JD, Mehrotra A. Trends in Visits to Acute Care Venues for Treatment of Low-Acuity Conditions in the United States From 2008 to 2015. JAMA Intern Med. 2018 Oct 10/1/2018; 178(10): 1342-9. PMID: 30193357, PII: 2698143, DOI: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.3205, ISSN: 2168-6114.

Weiner SG, Baker O, Poon SJ, Rodgers AF, Garner C, Nelson LS, Schuur JD. The Effect of Opioid Prescribing Guidelines on Prescriptions by Emergency Physicians in Ohio. Ann Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2017 Dec; 70(6): 799-808.e1. PMID: 28549620, PII: S0196-0644(17)30353-0, DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2017.03.057, ISSN: 1097-6760.

Poon SJ, Nelson LS, Hoppe JA, Perrone J, Sande MK, Yealy DM, Beeson MS, Todd KH, Motov SM, Weiner SG. Consensus-Based Recommendations for an Emergency Medicine Pain Management Curriculum. J Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Aug; 51(2): 147-54. PMID: 27369855, PII: S0736-4679(16)30139-1, DOI: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2016.05.009, ISSN: 0736-4679.

Greenwood-Ericksen MB, Poon SJ, Nelson LS, Weiner SG, Schuur JD. Best Practices for Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs in the Emergency Department Setting: Results of an Expert Panel. Ann Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Jun; 67(6): 755-764.e4. PMID: 26619757, PII: S0196-0644(15)01415-8, DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2015.10.019, ISSN: 1097-6760.

Poon SJ, Greenwood-Ericksen MB, Gish RE, Neri PM, Takhar SS, Weiner SG, Schuur JD, Landman AB. Usability of the Massachusetts Prescription Drug Monitoring Program in the Emergency Department: A Mixed-methods Study. Acad Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2016 Apr; 23(4): 406-14. PMID: 26806310, DOI: 10.1111/acem.12905, ISSN: 1553-2712.

Poon SJ, Greenwood-Ericksen MB. The opioid prescription epidemic and the role of emergency medicine. Ann Emerg Med [print-electronic]. 2014 Nov; 64(5): 490-5. PMID: 25017821, PII: S0196-0644(14)00527-7, DOI: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.06.016, ISSN: 1097-6760.

Poon SJ, Zuckerman SL, Mainthia R, Hagan SL, Lockney DT, Zotov A, Holt GE, Bennett ML, Anders S, France DJ. Methodology and bias in assessing compliance with a surgical safety checklist. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2013 Feb; 39(2): 77-82. PMID: 23427479, PII: S1553-7250(13)39011-4, ISSN: 1553-7250.

Gavett BE, Poon SJ, Ozonoff A, Jefferson AL, Nair AK, Green RC, Stern RA. Diagnostic utility of the NAB List Learning test in Alzheimer's disease and amnestic mild cognitive impairment. J Int Neuropsychol Soc. 2009 Jan; 15(1): 121-9. PMID: 19128535, PMCID: PMC2666978, PII: S1355617708090176, DOI: 10.1017/S1355617708090176, ISSN: 1469-7661.