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Dr. G Luke Larkin

Emergency Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA, New Zealand
32 years experience male


Brothers Keepers Global Outreach

Pittsburgh, PA


204 Rockingham RD, Pittsburgh, PA



Dr. Larkin is the inaugural Lion Foundation Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Auckland. Most recently he served as the inaugural Professor and Vice Chair of Emergency Medicine at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Larkin is recognized globally as a leader in the field of emergency medicine and injury control. He is an advisor to academics, public health organizations and ministries of health around the world. Professor Larkin served the Blair government as an advisor while an Atlantic Fellow in Public Policy in Whitehall. An ABEM Board-certified clinician with over 20 years of front line ED experience, Dr. Larkin is a leader with advanced training in process control, biostatistics, engineering, and public health. Prior to being Vice Chair at Yale, Dr. Larkin was Vice Chair and Director of Faculty Development at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) where he was also Medical Director of the Violence & Injury Prevention Center of Greater Dallas where he lead a staff of over 60 mental health and emergency professionals. A top-ranked academic, Professor Larkin has conducted funded research internationally and is well published with over 200 scholarly papers, appearing in such journals as Toxicology, American Journal of Public Health, JAMA, NEJM1, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Resuscitation, Consumer Policy Review, and the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. Elected member of the International Association for Suicide Research, Dr. Larkin has received numerous awards and grants including: the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Distinguished Investigator Award; Te Pou Award from the New Zealand Ministry of Health; a joint award from the Emergency Nurses Association and Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF); an award from WHO to study organophosphate self-poisoning in Asia. Professor Larkin has served as advisor to Karolinska Institutet’s Nobel Assembly, the American Heart Association and as an ad-hoc study-section member at NIMH, NINDS, NHLBI, CDC and SAMSHA on topics of mental health, neurologic emergency networks, resuscitation, injury prevention, and drug and alcohol abuse, respectively. Recent work includes studies on the mental health causes and consequences of trauma, an RCT of rapidly-acting antidepressants, and bio-informatics/health IT interventions (for which he recently received a Lotteries Foundation grant and a fundable score on an R01 from AHRQ). Dr. Larkin is one of the first emergency physicians to describe the link between frequent ED visits and inadequate pain management, partner violence, and co-morbid mental health problems. Dr. Larkin is an exemplary educator and a widely sought-after lecturer who has served as Visiting Professor in over a dozen countries. He also has patents pending in novel medical informatics decision support software and m-health applications. He represents the discipline of Emergency Medicine on matters of suicide prevention, bioethics, and injury prevention; he is the founding member and chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Section on Trauma and Injury Prevention. Dr. Larkin has authored numerous practice guidelines and policies for ACEP and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM), including the first Code of Ethics for Emergency Physicians, the Code of Conduct for Academic Emergency Medicine and the Cardinal Virtues of Emergency Medicine, all global standards. 1 Journal of the American Medical Association, New England Journal of Medicine 2 Center for Disease Control, National Institute of Health/Mental Health, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

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Emergency Medicine

Pain Management

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Dr. G Luke Larkin
Emergency Medicine 32 years experience
Hormones good & bad: Stress can be good in small doses: The hormone adrenaline helps in the fight or flight response and may motivate preparation for an important event, etc. Chronic high levels of stress however, can be deleterious to hormonal balance, affecting both the brain and the rest of the body(via cortisol and other hormones) negatively altering sleep, lipid metabolism, mood, blood pressure & immune function

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Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, PA
Graduated 1989MD


Completed 1993


American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Distinguished Investigator
Atlantic Fellowship in Public Policy, London UK
International Academy for Suicide Research


American Board Of Emergency Medicine
American College Of Emergency Physicians
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