Bernard L. Lopez, MD, MS, CPE, FACEP, FAAEM

Contact Dr. Lopez

1020 Sansom Street
Thompson Building, Suite 239
Philadelphia, PA 19107

(215) 955-6844
(215) 923-6225 fax

Medical School

Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA - 1986
Pharmacology, Thomas Jefferson University,Jefferson College of Graduate Studies - 2003


Emergency Medicine, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Emergency Medicine
Certified Physician Executive

Hospital Appointment

Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals

Expertise and Research Interests

Academic Administration, Clinical and Basic Science Research in Emergency Medicine

Research Interests:
Primary Research Interest
Acute presentation of sickle cell disease:
-Clinical and basic science aspects of acute vasoocclusive sickle cell crisis in adult emergency department patients.
-The role of nitric oxide (NO, an endogenous vasodilator) and l-arginine (the precursor to NO) in the pathophysiology of the disease.

Other research interests:
Graduate Medical Education
Simulation in medical education

Society Memberships

American Society for Hematology
American Medical Association
American Pain Society
American College of Emergency Physicians
American Academy of Emergency Medicine
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Committee Memberships

American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Review
Committee, 1996-2006
Health Policy Grant Review Subcommittee Chair, 2004
Emergency Medicine Foundation/Emergency Nurses Association Foundation Team Grant Subcommittee Chair, 1999-2001
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine,
Program Committee,1999-2001
Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Research Directors' Special Interest Group, 1996-present.
Department of Emergency Medicine:
Education Committee Chair, 2003-present
Promotions Committee Chair, 2002-present
Research Committee Chair, 1993-1994,2002-2003
Institutional Review Board, Thomas Jefferson University, 1996-2001
Jefferson Community Violence Prevention Partnership Community Advisory Board Committee, 1999-2000