Timothy F. Platts-Mills, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Tim PlattsMills

Timothy F. Platts-Mills, MD, MSc

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

 

Timothy F. Platts-Mills, MD, MSc received his undergraduate degree from Harvard College and his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. He completed a four year residency in emergency medicine at the University of California San Francisco-Fresno. After working full time clinically for three years at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Platts-Mills completed a Masters of Science in Clinical Research from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. He is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the UNC with joint appointments with the Department of Anesthesiology and the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics. He is the recipient of a K23 career development award from the National Institute on Aging; mentors for this award are Dr. Samuel McLean and Dr. Philip Sloane.

Dr. Platts-Mills’s career goal is to improve the quality of emergency care for older adults through research, research mentorship, and support of the larger community of geriatric emergency medicine researchers. Dr. Platts-Mills’s K23 research examines the determinants of persistent pain and functional decline after motor vehicle collision among older adults. The long-term goal of this work is to develop emergency department-initiated interventions to reduce morbidity due to persistent pain after motor vehicle collision in the elderly. A related area of research interest is improving patient education and physician decision making regarding pharmacologic agents for the outpatient treatment of acute musculoskeletal pain in older adults. Dr. Platts-Mills’s research group is also developing a protocol to screen for elder abuse in the emergency department. Dr. Platts-Mills’s research depends upon a group of outstanding mentees, and he has received both teaching and mentoring awards for these productive collaborations. He also serves as a decision editor in geriatrics for Annals of Emergency Medicine.

Medical School

University of California Los Angeles School of Medicine, 2003

Residency

Emergency Medicine

University of California San Francisco, Fresno, 2007

Board Certifcation

American Board of Emergency Medicine 2008

Special Honors and Awards

  • Borba Housestaff Research Award 2006
  • Annals of Emergency Medicine Top 50 Reviewers, 2006
  • Council of Residency Directors resident Academic Achievement Award, 2007
  • Socrates Teaching Award, 2009
  • Socrates Teaching Award, 2010
  • Senior Reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine, 2010
  • Socrates Teaching Award, 2011

Research Interests

  • Post-traumatic pain and functional outcomes in older adults

Post-Graduate Training

  • Masters of Science in Clinical Research (expected 2012)
    University of North Carolina Chapel Hill School of Public Health

Professional Societies and Memberships

  • Chair, Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine; Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (2011-2012)
  • Consulting Editor; Annals of Emergency Medicine

Published Articles on PubMed

Curriculum Vitae