Jesse is an Emergency Medicine (EM) physician. Our motto is “Don’t just stand there! Do something! I like adrenaline (or epinephrine for us Americans), difficult decision, loud environments, procedures and definitive answers. Evidenced Based Medicine (EBM) and literature reviews fall into none of these categories… We expect to read a study and get an answer but that is just not a reality. Studies (even on the same topic) are done differently, ask different questions, are done in different settings, on different patients and therefore come up with different answers. I’ve heard these stated different ways, from “I hate journal club”, to “The answer to all EBM is: It depends”, to my favorite (from Mark Crislip, he runs a great podcast by the way) who applies the second law of thermodynamics to the literature: “For every study there is an equal and opposite study”. Therefore, really the answer to all EBM questions is that there are a lot of ways to do things that don’t change the outcome (Not quite T-shirt worthy, I know). But this is EXACTLY why we should know how to read the literature! So we can know which things we do that won’t benefit our patients (when to just stand there) and which things we do that will benefit our patients (when to do Something!) …Oh look, I guess EM IS like EBM; it just needs the B!
Sagar was born and raised in Howell, NJ. Grew up as the eldest of three doing reckless things with my brother and trying to prevent my sister from doing the same. I went to high school at the Academy of Allied Health and Sciences, which was partnered with Jersey Shore Medical Center offering special experiences in medicine such as neonatal intensive care unit mentorship, volunteering in the emergency department and classes in anatomy. I earned a bachelor’s degree in Cellular Biology and Neuroscience from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. Following college, I moved to Arizona and graduated from medical school at Midwestern University; I am currently completing training in the UConn Emergency Medicine residency program. I enjoy hiking, video games, reading, movies, and football (GO EAGLES!)