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William Soares III MD, MS

TitleAssistant Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan – Baystate Regional Campus
DepartmentEmergency Medicine at UMass Chan - Baystate
AddressBaystate Health Regional Campus
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield MA 01199
Phone413-794-3343
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    InstitutionUMass Chan – Baystate Regional Campus
    DepartmentHealthcare Delivery and Population Sciences at UMass Chan - Baystate


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    Bowdoin College, Brunswick, ME, United StatesBAPsychology
    Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Boston, MA, United StatesMSClinical & Translational Scien
    Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United StatesMD

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    1. Melnick ER, Nath B, Dziura JD, Casey MF, Jeffery MM, Paek H, Soares WE, Hoppe JA, Rajeevan H, Li F, Skains RM, Walter LA, Patel MD, Chari SV, Platts-Mills TF, Hess EP, D'Onofrio G. User centered clinical decision support to implement initiation of buprenorphine for opioid use disorder in the emergency department: EMBED pragmatic cluster randomized controlled trial. BMJ. 2022 06 27; 377:e069271. PMID: 35760423.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    2. Schoenfeld EM, Westafer LM, Beck SA, Potee BG, Vysetty S, Simon C, Tozloski JM, Girardin AL, Soares WE. "Just give them a choice": Patients' perspectives on starting medications for opioid use disorder in the ED. Acad Emerg Med. 2022 Apr 15. PMID: 35426962.
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    3. Schoenfeld EM, Soares WE, Schaeffer EM, Gitlin J, Burke K, Westafer LM. "This is part of emergency medicine now": A qualitative assessment of emergency clinicians' facilitators of and barriers to initiating buprenorphine. Acad Emerg Med. 2022 01; 29(1):28-40. PMID: 34374466.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Soares WE, Knee A, Gemme SR, Hambrecht R, Dybas S, Poronsky KE, Mader SC, Mader TJ. A Prospective Evaluation of Clinical HEART Score Agreement, Accuracy, and Adherence in Emergency Department Chest Pain Patients. Ann Emerg Med. 2021 08; 78(2):231-241. PMID: 34148661.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    5. Soares WE, Melnick ER, Nath B, D'Onofrio G, Paek H, Skains RM, Walter LA, Casey MF, Napoli A, Hoppe JA, Jeffery MM. Emergency Department Visits for Nonfatal Opioid Overdose During the COVID-19 Pandemic Across Six US Health Care Systems. Ann Emerg Med. 2022 02; 79(2):158-167. PMID: 34119326.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    6. Soares WE, Schoenfeld EM, Visintainer P, Elia T, Medarametla V, Schoenfeld DA, Deutsch A, Salvador D, Dietzen D, Tidswell MA, DePergola PA, Marie PS, Westafer LM. Safety Assessment of a Noninvasive Respiratory Protocol for Adults With COVID-19. J Hosp Med. 2020 12; 15(12):734-738. PMID: 33231547.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Westafer LM, Soares WE, Salvador D, Medarametla V, Schoenfeld EM. No evidence of increasing COVID-19 in health care workers after implementation of high flow nasal cannula: A safety evaluation. Am J Emerg Med. 2021 Jan; 39:158-161. PMID: 33059983.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    8. Jeffery MM, D'Onofrio G, Paek H, Platts-Mills TF, Soares WE, Hoppe JA, Genes N, Nath B, Melnick ER. Trends in Emergency Department Visits and Hospital Admissions in Health Care Systems in 5 States in the First Months of the COVID-19 Pandemic in the US. JAMA Intern Med. 2020 10 01; 180(10):1328-1333. PMID: 32744612.
      Citations: 154     Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    9. Schoenfeld EM, Westafer LM, Soares WE. Missed Opportunities to Save Lives-Treatments for Opioid Use Disorder After Overdose. JAMA Netw Open. 2020 05 01; 3(5):e206369. PMID: 32459351.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    10. Melnick ER, Nath B, Ahmed OM, Brandt C, Chartash D, Dziura JD, Hess EP, Holland WC, Hoppe JA, Jeffery MM, Katsovich L, Li F, Lu CC, Maciejewski K, Maleska M, Mao JA, Martel S, Michael S, Paek H, Patel MD, Platts-Mills TF, Rajeevan H, Ray JM, Skains RM, Soares WE, Deutsch A, Solad Y, D'Onofrio G. Progress Report on EMBED: A Pragmatic Trial of User-Centered Clinical Decision Support to Implement EMergency Department-Initiated BuprenorphinE for Opioid Use Disorder. J Psychiatr Brain Sci. 2020; 5. PMID: 32309637.
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    11. Soares WE, Knowles KJ, Friedmann PD. A Thousand Cuts: Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Emergency Medicine. Med Care. 2019 12; 57(12):921-923. PMID: 31688566.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Soares WE, Wilson D, Gordon MS, Lee JD, Nunes EV, O'Brien CP, Shroff M, Friedmann PD. Incidence of future arrests in adults involved in the criminal justice system with opioid use disorder receiving extended release naltrexone compared to treatment as usual. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2019 01 01; 194:482-486. PMID: 30522048.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    13. Soares WE, Price LL, Prast B, Tarbox E, Mader TJ, Blanchard R. Accuracy Screening for ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction in a Task-switching Simulation. West J Emerg Med. 2019 Jan; 20(1):177-184. PMID: 30643622.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Henneman EA, Marquard JL, Nicholas C, Martinez V, DeSotto K, Scott SS, Soares WE, Henneman PL. The Stay S.A.F.E. Strategy for Managing Interruptions Reduces Distraction Time in the Simulated Clinical Setting. Crit Care Nurs Q. 2018 Apr/Jun; 41(2):215-223. PMID: 29494376.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Soares WE, Wilson D, Rathlev N, Lee JD, Gordon M, Nunes EV, O'Brien CP, Friedmann PD. Healthcare utilization in adults with opioid dependence receiving extended release naltrexone compared to treatment as usual. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2018 02; 85:66-69. PMID: 28576389.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Soares WE, Sohoni A, Hern HG, Wills CP, Alter HJ, Simon BC. Comparison of the multiple mini-interview with the traditional interview for U.S. emergency medicine residency applicants: a single-institution experience. Acad Med. 2015 Jan; 90(1):76-81. PMID: 25319173.
      Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Mader TJ, Nathanson BH, Soares WE, Coute RA, McNally BF. Comparative Effectiveness of Therapeutic Hypothermia After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest: Insight from a Large Data Registry. Ther Hypothermia Temp Manag. 2014 Mar 01; 4(1):21-31. PMID: 24660100.
      Citations: 14     Fields:    
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