About

About

Mission

JournalFeed makes it easy and quick for physicians and other healthcare professionals to keep up with the medical literature.


Who Writes This Stuff?

Please see the full Terms of Use.

The views and opinions expressed here are not necessarily those of Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and they may not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.

The following are listed in order of when each person joined the JournalFeed team.

Clay Smith, MD – JournalFeed Founder, Editor-in-Chief | Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Thomas Davis, MD – JournalFeed Editor | Partner, Louisville Emergency Medicine Associates; Medical Director, Baptist Health Louisville Emergency Department, Louisville, KY

Alex Chen, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Associate Physician, Department of Emergency Medicine, Kaiser Permanente – South Sacramento, CA

Vivian Lei, MD, MEng – JournalFeed Contributor | Assistant Clinical Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Community Emergency Physician, Sumner Regional Medical Center, Gallatin, TN

Nicole McCoin, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Chair of Emergency Medicine, Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

Sam Parnell, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Bo Stubblefield, MD, MPH – JournalFeed Contributor | Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Aaron Lacy, MD, FAWM – JournalFeed Contributor | Emergency Medicine Clinical Instructor and Chief Resident, Flight Physician for Vanderbilt LifeFlight, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Michael S. Wolf, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Director of Neurocritical Care, Division of Critical Care Medicine, Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Meghan Breed, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine; Clinical Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Nick Zelt, MSc, M.D.C.M.JournalFeed Podcast | Emergency Medicine Resident, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

Carmen Wolfe, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Director of Resident Education, HCA Healthcare/Tristar Nashville Emergency Medicine, Nashville, TN

Kevin Stoffer, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Emergency Medicine Resident, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Lindsay Taylor, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | President SAEM AEUS, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Drew Clare, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Assistant Professor, University of Florida, Jacksonville, FL

Jordan Tozer, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA

Will Kropf, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Clinical Instructor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Christopher Thom, MD, RDMS – JournalFeed Contributor | Assistant Professor, POCUS, UVA, Charlottesville, VA

Lisa Birdsall Fort, MD, MPH – JournalFeed Contributor | Medical Director, Ochsner Baptist Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

Graham Van Schaik, MD, MBA – JournalFeed Contributor | Emergency Medicine Resident Physician, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Nickolas Srica, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Emergency Medicine Resident Physician, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Jonathan Brewer, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Academic Chief Resident, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX

Andy Hogan, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, UT Southwestern, Dallas, TX

Rebecca White, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Emergency Medicine Resident, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Rachel Jennings, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Emergency Medicine Resident, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Laura Murphy, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Clinical Assistant Professor, UNC, Chapel Hill, NC

Gabrielle Leonard, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Emergency Medicine Resident, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Eriny Hanna, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Emergency Medicine Resident, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Shannon Markus, MD, MPH – JournalFeed Contributor | Site Medical Director, Dell Seton Medical Center-University of Texas, Austin

Megan Hilbert, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Clinical Instructor, Ultrasound Fellow, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Rebecca Breed, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Emergency Medicine Resident, Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Matt Lipton, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, POCUS, Nashville, TN

John Korducki, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Emergency Medicine Resident, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Denrick Cooper, MD, MPH – JournalFeed Contributor | Ochsner Medical Center, New Orleans, LA

Brenna Farmer, MD – JournalFeed Contributor | Site Director NYP-Lower Manhattan Hospital, Vice Chair of Quality and Patient Safety, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, NY


The Story of JournalFeed

During residency, I (Clay) wished there was a quick way for me to keep up with current literature in the midst of the insane schedule that existed prior to the 80-hour work week rules.  But I couldn’t find one.  After residency I joined the faculty at Vanderbilt and, on a whim, put together a resident lecture on the top trauma articles of 2007.  It seemed to be well received by the residents.  One of them asked if I could do this for all the major subject areas in EM.  Inspired by her desire to learn more, this concept blossomed into a website, blog, and podcast called Keeping Up and a companion mobile app, Upshot.  The focus of that venture was to highlight current EM articles in summary format and provide critique and commentary.  But to search 50 journals, come up with the ten best each week, do a comprehensive analysis of the article in a concise format, keep up with 10 emergency physician authors, record the audio, edit written and audio material, and manage the website was not family friendly!  To top it off, in 2013 the site got hacked.  Keeping Up effectively ended at that point.

I tried to find another niche, like research, but it wasn’t a good fit for me.  I really missed the creative side of managing the website and the way Keeping Up forced me to…well, keep up.  Finally, I had an idea one day while jogging to make lists of the best articles on various subjects in EM.  Thus, this project was born.  It started as a way to provide a repository of landmark articles and important published guidelines in various topic areas relevant to EM.  That’s why I originally called it EM Topics.  I realized that there were so many important current articles, that it had to be more than just a site that housed classic EM articles.  So I started summarizing long lists of current articles in an ultra-brief way.  Even with that, it was still too much to digest.  Plus no one wanted to read it.  Who could blame them?  So, I had the idea to send one article a day with a very terse summary by email.  The concept of spoon-feeding Emergency Medicine was born.  I started by sending it to our EM residents.  The feedback was encouraging.  So I emailed some of the former Keeping Up subscribers.  And they signed up, liked it too, and told their friends.   In July 2017, I changed the name to JournalFeed.  So that’s what JournalFeed now is – a growing community of busy people who provide emergency care and want a quick way to learn a little more each day to take better care of their patients. Here is what you will find on JournalFeed:

  • A curated collection of current EM articles from the past month with a brief short-attention-span summary

  • Landmark articles

  • LLSA Articles and a link to learn more about the LLSA Quick Study Guides

Please help me make the site better for others by contacting me and suggesting landmark articles or current articles I have missed.  The most accurate way to make sure I get the right article in to use the PubMed ID (PMID) number.

If you’re interested in how I choose articles to include on the site, see Methodology.


Journals We Cover

Academic Emergency Medicine

American Journal of Emergency Medicine

American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine

Anesthesiology

Anesthesia and Analgesia

Annals of Emergency Medicine

Annals of Internal Medicine

BMJ

Chest

Circulation

Clinical Infectious Diseases

Critical Care

Critical Care Medicine

Emergency Medicine Journal

Intensive Care Medicine

Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Journal of Emergency Medicine

Journal of the American College of Cardiology

Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery – American volume

JAMA

JAMA Internal Medicine

JAMA Pediatrics

Journal of Thrombosis and Haemostasis

Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery

Lancet

Lancet – Neurology

Neurology

New England Journal of Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Care

Pediatrics

Prehospital Emergency Care

Resuscitation

Western Journal of Emergency Medicine

Scroll to Top
%d bloggers like this: