Dorian F. Drigalla, MD, FACEP

Emergency Physician
Baylor Scott & White Health

Vice Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Program


Specialties
Emergency Medicine


Patient Care Emphasis
Airway Emergencies, Environmental Emergencies


Board Certification
  • Diplomate of the American Board of Emergency Medicine

  • Baylor Scott & White Appointment
    July 1, 2006


    Education
  • University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX, MD, 2002
  • University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, BA, 1997

  • Specialty Training
  • Emergency Medicine Foundation ACEP Teaching Fellowship
  • Emergency Medicine Residency, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

  • Faculty Rank - Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine
    Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine


    Publications and Research
  • Hooker E, Drigalla D, O"Brien D, Hignite J. A Prospective Study of the Impact of Multiple Patient Transports on Care Provided during Aeromedical Transport. Academic Emergency Medicine.
  • Schreiber D, Sattar A, Drigalla D, Higgins S. Ambulatory cardiac monitoring for discharged emergency department patients with possible cardiac arrythmias. Western Journal of Emergency Medicine.
  • Beer B, Drigalla D. The effect of shorter resident shifts on emergency department efficiency. Acad Emerg Med 20(5), S151. Poster presented at Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA, May 2013.
  • Whitley DE, Drigalla D, Morris J III, Essler S, Stone CK. Does Zio patch change frequency of ambulatory cardiac monitoring? Poster presented at International Conference on Emergency Medicine, Dublin, Ireland, June 2012.
  • Higgins S, Drigalla D, Sattar A, Schreiber D. Use of a novel ambulatory cardiac monitor to detect arrhythmias. Poster presented at Heart Rhythm Society 33rd Annual Scientific Sessions, Boston, MA, May 2012.
  • Sattar A, Drigalla D, Higgins S, Schreiber D. Use of a novel ambulatory cardiac monitor to detect arrhythmias in discharged ED patients. Acad Emerg Med 19(4), S181. Poster presented at Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May 2012.
  • Sattar A, Drigalla D, Higgins S, Schreiber D. Prevalence of arrhythmias in ED patients discharged using a novel ambulatory cardiac monitor. J Am Coll Cardiol 59(13), E642. Poster presentation at American College of Cardiology 61st Annual Scientific Session (ACC.12), Chicago, IL, Mar 2012.
  • Toofan M, Bhakta N, Greenberg R, Rush C, Kjar D, Drigalla D. Endotracheal intubation success in an ambulance by emergency medical prehospital personnel using direct and GlideScope® laryngoscopes. Annals Emerg Med 54(3), S63. Poster presentation at American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, Boston, MA, Oct 2009.
  • Drigalla D, Brown J, Bollinger R, Rush C, Kjar D, Stallard T. Successful endotracheal intubation by experienced emergency physicians using direct and GlideScope® laryngoscopes. Annals Emerg Med 54(3), S138. Poster presentation at American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, Boston, MA, Oct 2009.
  • Drigalla D, Burns P, Rush C, Kjar D, Stallard T. Intubation with direct and GlideScope® laryngoscopes in teaching airway management to medical students. Annals Emerg Med 52(4), S114. Poster presentation at American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, Chicago, IL, Oct 2008.
  • Matloff L, Stone CK, Morgan D, Drigalla D, Burr M. Does physician use of scripting in the emergency department improve patient satisfaction? Annals Emerg Med 52(4), S81-2. Poster presentation at American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, Chicago, IL, Oct 2008.
  • Cowan C, Drigalla D, Colvin C, Rajab H, Khar D, Atkinson S. Effect of ED length of stay on patients admitted for severe sepsis and septic shock. Acad Emerg Med 15(5), S141. Poster presentation at Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 2008.
  • Yang S, Drigalla D, Easton B, Martin E. Interdisciplinary approach to improving initial antibiotic therapy compliance with hospital quality measures for community-acquired pneumonia. Poster presentation at American Society of Health System Pharmacists Mid-Year Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV, Dec 2007.
  • Drigalla D, Hooker EA, O’Brien DJ, Smith R, Hignite J. Prospective study of the impact of multiple patient transports on patient care during helicopter emergency transport. Acad Emerg Med 12(5), 176-7. Oral presentation at Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Annual Meeting, New York City, NY, May 2005.
  • Drigalla D, McSpadden T. Environmental emergencies. In: Stone CK, Humphries RL, Drigalla D, Stefan M, eds. Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1st ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2014:614-630
  • Drigalla D, Buckley CJ. Non-accidental trauma. In: Stone CK, Humphries RL, Drigalla D, Stefan M, eds. Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1st ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2014:60-70
  • McConnell S, Drigalla D. Maxillofacial and nect trauma. In: Stone CK, Humphries RL, Drigalla D, Stefan M, eds. Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1st ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2014:229-241.
  • Drigalla D, Gemmill J. Burns & smoke inhalation. In: Stone CK, Humphries RL, eds. Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Emergency Medicine, 7th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill, 2011:822-834.
  • Drigalla D, Bollinger R, Brown J, Rush C, Kjar D, Stallard T. Glottic view using direct and GlideScope® laryngoscopes in the hands of emergency physicians. Annals Emerg Med 54(3), S138. Poster presentation at American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly, Boston, MA, Oct 2009.
  • Drigalla D, Bollinger R, Brown J, Rush C, Kjar D, Stallard T. Intubation using direct and GlideScope® laryngoscopes in the hands of emergency physicians. Poster presentation at Texas College of Emergency Physicians Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX, Apr 2009.
  • Stone CK, Humphries RL, Drigalla D, Stefan M (Editors). Current Diagnosis & Treatment: Pediatric Emergency Medicine, 1st ed. New York: McGraw-Hill.
  • Scott & White Emergency Medicine Faculty of the Year, 2006-2007

  • Professional Memberships
  • Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians
  • Texas College of Emergency Physicians
  • American Medical Association
  • Texas Medical Association
  • Bell County Medical Society
  • Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors

  • Languages Spoken
    English


    Locations


    Scott & White Clinic - Temple
    2401 S. 31st St.
    Temple, TX 76508
    254-724-2150

    Appointments