Gregory S. Podolej, MD, FACEP

Simulation Fellowship Director University of Illinois College of Medicine PeoriaDepartment of Emergency Medicine
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Biographical Info

Additional Titles/Positions

Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine


Park Ridge, IL


Undergraduate: University of Notre Dame

Medical School: University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago

Residency: University of Chicago Hospitals – EM

Fellowship: Medical Simulation Education – OSF Saint Francis


2020 Outstanding Junior Faculty Award
2019 Top 10 reviewer for Journal of Teaching and Education in Emergency Medicine
2016 Resident Teaching Award for Rare and Critical procedures
2011 Advocate Health Care Spirit Award for Excellence in Patient Care
2011 Translator of the Year, Community Health Student Run Free Clinic
2009 Illinois General Assembly Graduate School Scholarship awardee, 65th District
2007 Excellence award for exceptional commitment and teamwork in investigating and responding to an Acanthamoeba keratitis outbreak, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta GA

Research, Scholarly and Academic Interests

Simulation, Medical Education, Pediatrics, Trauma

Other Interests/Fun Facts

My first language was Polish. I’m a former marathoner (PR 2:55:30) who stills enjoy running. I Love spending time in the outdoors in every way.

Licensure and Certifications

Emergency Medicine – American Board of Emergency Medicine


Podolej GS, Bhagat, G. “Case report of Spontaneous Thyroid Hemorrhage following LMA insertion”. Journal of Education and Teaching in Emergency Medicine 5.3 (2020).

Tudor GJ, Podolej GS, Dunlap AW, et al. The Equivalence of Video Self‐review Versus Debriefing After Simulation: Can Faculty Resources Be Reallocated? Wagner J, ed. AEM Education and Training. 2020;4(1):36-42. doi:10.1002/aet2.10372.

Verplaetse W, Podolej GS. “Pectoralis Muscle Tendon Rupture.” Journal of Education and Teaching in Emergency Medicine 4.2 (2019).

Podolej GS, Nardi N. “Lightning Ground Current Injury: A Subtle Shocker.” Journal of Education and Teaching in Emergency Medicine 4.1 (2019).

Nadir NA, Hart D, Cassara M, Noelker J, Moadel T, Kulkarni M, Sampson C, Bentley S, Naik N, Hernandez J, Krzyzaniak S, Lai S, Podolej G, Strother C. Simulation-based remediation in emergency medicine residency training: A consensus study. West J of Emerg Med. 2019; 20(1). 145-156.

Nadir NA, Cook CJ, Bertino RE, Squillante MD, Taylor C, Dragoo D, Podolej GS, Svendsen JD, Fish JL, McGarvey JS, Bond WF
Impact of an Electronic App on Resident Responses to Simulated In-Flight Medical Emergencies: Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Med Educ 2019;5(1)

Podolej GS, Babcock C. Emergency Department Management of Priapism. Emerg Med Pract. 2017 Jan; 19(1):1-16.

Sotir, Mark J., et al. “Outbreak of Salmonella Wandsworth and Typhimurium infections in infants and toddlers traced to a commercial vegetable-coated snack food.” The Pediatric infectious disease journal 28.12 (2009): 1041-1046.

Categories: Emergency Medicine, Faculty, UICOMP