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Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine
Vice-Chair of Academic Affairs
Associate Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Co-Director, Division of Geriatric Emergency Medicine

UNC Geriatrics Clinic Provider: No
UNC Hospitals Provider: Yes – Emergency Department, Geriatric Emergency Department
Specialty Areas: Geriatric emergency medicine, clinical process improvement and education, undergraduate and graduate medical education
Education Chronology:
2002 – 2006 Residency: Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency. Massachusetts General Hospital & Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA
1997 – 2002 MD: with highest honors. University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, NC
1995 – 1997 MA: Teaching, magna cum laude. University of Portland, Portland, OR
1991 – 1995 BA: Liberal Studies and Theology, summa cum laude. University of Notre Dame, South Bend, IN
Professional Chronology:
2012 – present Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
2012 – present Residency Director Emergency Medicine. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
2006 – present Attending Emergency Medicine Physician, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
2006 – 2012 Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
2006 – 2009 Assistant Residency Director, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, NC
2002 – 2006 Resident: Emergency, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine. Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Young Women’s Hospital, Boston Children’s Hospital, Mount Auburn Hospital, Boston and Cambridge, MA
1995 – 1997 Middle School Science Teacher, Cross Country and Track Coach. Holy Trinity Catholic Middle School, Charlotte, NC
Dr. Biese’s research focuses on Geriatric Emergency Medicine clinical process improvement and education, Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education.
Selected Bibliography:


1. Platts – Mills TF, Richmond NL, LeFebvre EM, Mangipudi SA, Hollowell AG, Travers D, Biese K, Hansen LC, Volandes AE. Availability of Advance Care Planning Documentation for Older Emergency Department Patients: A Cross-Sectional Study. J Palliat Med, 2016 epub ahead of print.

2. Hogan T, Richmond N, Carpenter C, Biese K, Hwang U, Shah M, Escobedo M, Beran A, Broder J, Platts – Mills T. Shared Decision Making to Improve the Emergency Care of Older Adults: A Research Agenda. Academic Emergency Medicine, 2016; epub ahead of print.

3. Lo A, Flood K, Biese K, Platts – Mills T, Donnelly J, Carpenter C. Factors Associated with Hospital Admission for Older Adults Receiving Care in the United States Emergency Departments. The Journals of Gerontology Series B, 2016; E pub ahead of print.

4. Biese K, LaMantia M, Shofer F, McCall B, Roberts E, Kizer J, Cairns CB, Busby – Whitehead J. A randomized trial exploring the impact of a phone call follow-up on care plan compliance among older adults discharged home from the emergency department. Academic Emergency Medicine. 2014; 21: 188-195.

5. LaMantia M, Stewart P, Platts-Mills T, Biese K, Forbach C, Zamora Z, McCall B, Shofer F, Cairns C, Busby-Whitehead J, Kizer JS. Predictive Value of Initial Triage Vital Signs for Critically Ill Older Adults. Western Journal Emergency Medicine. 2013; 14(5): 453-460.

6. Biese K, Forbach C, Medlin R, Platts-Mills T, Scholer M, McCall B, Shofer F, LaMantia M, Hobgood C, Kizer J S, Busby-Whitehead J, Cairns C. The Utility of a Practical Computer-Facilitated Medical Record Review in Identifying Selected Low Frequency Emergency Department Interventions in Older Adults. Academic Emergency Medicine 2013; 20(6): 621-628.

7. Zamora Z, McCall B, Patel L, Platts-Mills T, Biese K, Kizer JS, Busby-Whitehead J. Implementation of a Web Based System to Improve the Transitional Care of Older Adults. Journal of Nursing Care Quality 2011; 27(2): 182-189.

8. Biese K, Roberts E, LaMantia M, Zamora Z, Shofer F, Snyder G, Patel A, Hollar D, Kizer JS, Busby-Whitehead J. Effect of a geriatric curriculum on emergency medicine resident attitudes, knowledge, and decision making. Academic Emergency Medicine 2011; 18: S92-96.

9. Tintinalli J, Shofer F, Biese K, Phipps J, Rabinovich S. Towards a New Paradigm: Goal-based residency training. Academic Emergency Medicine 2011; 18: S71-78.

10. Platts-Mills TF, Biese K, LaMantia M, Zamora Z, Patel LN, McCall B, Egbulefu F, Busby-Whitehead J, Cairns CB, Kizer JS. Nursing home revenue source and information availability during the emergency department evaluation of nursing home residents. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2011 Feb 10

11. Biese K, Leacock B, Osmond C, Hobgood C. Engaging Senior Residents as Leaders: A Novel Approach for Multiple Chief Roles. Journal Graduate Medical Education 2011; 3(2): 236-238.

12. LaMantia M, Platts-Mills T, Biese K, Khandelwal C, Forbach C, Cairns C, Busby Whitehead J, Kizer J. Predicting Hospital Admissions and Returns to the Emergency Department for Elderly Patients. Academic Emergency Medicine 2010; 17: 252-259.

13. Platts-Mills T, Travers D, Biese K, LaMantia M, McCall B, Kizer J, Busby Whitehead J, Cairns C. Accuracy of the Emergency Severity Index Triage Instrument for Identifying Elderly Emergency Department Patients Receiving an Immediate Life-Saving Intervention. Academic Emergency Medicine 2010; 17: 238-243.

14. Biese K, Moro-Sutherland D, Furberg R, Downing B, Glickman L, Murphy A, Snyder G, Hobgood C. Utilizing Screen-Based Simulation to Improve Performance during Pediatric Resuscitation. Academic Emergency Medicine 2009; 16: S71-75.

15. Kuykendal A, Tintinalli J, Biese K. Chief complaint categories for medical student education. International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008; 1(2): 139-143.

Kevin Biese, Chair of ACEP's GEDA Accreditation Board
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    919-966-6442 (Office Phone)

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    Physicians Office Building

    CB# 7594