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Christopher T. Richards

Assistant Professor of Clinical

Emergency Medicine | College of Medicine

Education/Credentials
  • MS: Northwestern University (Health Services & Outcomes Research)
  • Fellowship: Northwestern/Chicago EMS (Emergency Medical Services)
  • Residency: Northwestern (Emergency Medicine)
  • MD: Stanford University (Bioethics & Medical Humanities)
  • BS: Georgetown University (Biology & Psychology)
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medical Services) (Certification Date: 20151223)
American Board of Emergency Medicine (Certification Date: 20130613)

Specialties

Emergency Medicine
Neurovascular Emergencies

Contact Information

Clinical Interests

Emergency Medicine

Peer Reviewed Publications

Cash, Rebecca E; Boggs, Krislyn M; Richards, Christopher T; Camargo, Carlos A; Zachrison, Kori S 2022. Emergency Medical Service Time Intervals for Patients With Suspected Stroke in the United States. Stroke, 53 3, e75-e78

Richards, Christopher T; McCarthy, Danielle M; Markul, Eddie; Rottman, Doreen R; Lindeman, Patricia; Prabhakaran, Shyam; Klabjan, Diego; Holl, Jane L; Cameron, Kenzie A 2022. A mixed methods analysis of caller-emergency medical dispatcher communication during 9-1-1 calls for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. Patient education and counseling, 105 7, 2130-2136

Jauch, Edward C; Schwamm, Lee H; Panagos, Peter D; Barbazzeni, Jolene; Dickson, Robert; Dunne, Robert; Foley, Jenevra; Fraser, Justin F; Lassers, Geoffrey; Martin-Gill, Christian; O'Brien, Suzanne; Pinchalk, Mark; Prabhakaran, Shyam; Richards, Christopher T; Taillac, Peter; Tsai, Albert W; Yallapragada, Anil 2021. Recommendations for Regional Stroke Destination Plans in Rural, Suburban, and Urban Communities From the Prehospital Stroke System of Care Consensus Conference: A Consensus Statement From the American Academy of Neurology, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, American Society of Neuroradiology, National Association of EMS Physicians, National Association of State EMS Officials, Society of NeuroInterventional Surgery, and Society of Vascular and Interventional Neurology: Endorsed by the Neurocritical Care Society. Stroke, 52 5, e133-e152

Kass-Hout, Tareq; Lee, Jungwha; Tataris, Katie; Richards, Christopher T; Markul, Eddie; Weber, Joseph; Mendelson, Scott; O'Neill, Kathleen; Sednew, Renee M; Prabhakaran, Shyam 2021. Prehospital Comprehensive Stroke Center vs Primary Stroke Center Triage in Patients With Suspected Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke. JAMA neurology, 78 10, 1220-1227

Mayampurath, Anoop; Parnianpour, Zahra; Richards, Christopher T; Meurer, William J; Lee, Jungwha; Ankenman, Bruce; Perry, Ohad; Mendelson, Scott J; Holl, Jane L; Prabhakaran, Shyam 2021. Improving Prehospital Stroke Diagnosis Using Natural Language Processing of Paramedic Reports. Stroke, 52 8, 2676-2679

Prabhakaran, Shyam; Khorzad, Rebeca; Parnianpour, Zahra; Romo, Elida; Richards, Christopher T; Meurer, William J; Lee, Jungwha; Mendelson, Scott J; Holl, Jane L 2021. Door-In-Door-Out Process Times at Primary Stroke Centers in Chicago. Annals of emergency medicine, 78 5, 674-681

Colton, Katharine; Richards, Christopher T; Pruitt, Peter B; Mendelson, Scott J; Holl, Jane L; Naidech, Andrew M; Prabhakaran, Shyam; Maas, Matthew B 2020. Early Stroke Recognition and Time-based Emergency Care Performance Metrics for Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association, 29 2, 104552

Garcia, Roxanna M; Prabhakaran, Shyam; Richards, Christopher T; Naidech, Andrew M; Maas, Matthew B 2020. Race, Socioeconomic Status, and Gastrostomy after Spontaneous Intracerebral Hemorrhage. Journal of stroke and cerebrovascular diseases : the official journal of National Stroke Association, 29 2, 104567

Huebinger, Ryan M; Zaidi, Hashim Q; Tataris, Katie L; Weber, Joseph M; Pearlman, Kenneth S; Markul, Eddie; Stein-Spencer, Leslee; Richards, Christopher T 2020. Retrospective Study of Midazolam Protocol for Prehospital Behavioral Emergencies. The western journal of emergency medicine, 21 3, 677-683

Prabhakaran, Shyam; Richards, Christopher T; Kwon, Soyang; Wymore, Erin; Song, Sarah; Eisenstein, Amy; Brown, Jen; Kandula, Namratha R; Mason, Maryann; Beckstrom, Heather; Washington, Knitasha V; Aggarwal, Neelum T 2020. A Community-Engaged Stroke Preparedness Intervention in Chicago. Journal of the American Heart Association, 9 18, e016344

Rosenman, Marc B; Oh, Elissa; Richards, Christopher T; Mendelson, Scott; Lee, Julia; Holl, Jane L; Naidech, Andrew M; Prabhakaran, Shyam 2020. Risk of stroke after emergency department visits for neurologic complaints. Neurology. Clinical practice, 10 2, 106-114

Smith, Matthew S; Bonomo, Jordan; Knight, William A; Prestigiacomo, Charles J; Richards, Christopher T; Ramser, Evan; Adeoye, Opeolu; Bertsch, Stuart; Shirani, Peyman; Vagal, Achala; Fichtenbaum, Carl J; Housholder, Anne; Khatri, Pooja; Kleindorfer, Dawn O; Broderick, Joseph P; Grossman, Aaron W 2020. Endovascular Therapy for Patients With Acute Ischemic Stroke During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Proposed Algorithm. Stroke, 51 6, 1902-1909

Eisenstein, Amy R; Song, Sarah; Mason, Maryann; Kandula, Namratha R; Richards, Christopher; Aggarwal, Neelum T; Prabhakaran, Shyam K 2018. A Community-Partnered Approach to Inform a Culturally Relevant Health Promotion Intervention for Stroke. Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 45 5, 697-705

Mendelson, Scott J; Aggarwal, Neelum T; Richards, Christopher; O'Neill, Kathleen; Holl, Jane L; Prabhakaran, Shyam 2018. Racial disparities in refusal of stroke thrombolysis in Chicago. Neurology, 90 5, e359-e364

McElroy, Lisa M; Schmidt, Kathryn A; Richards, Christopher T; McHugh, Megan C; Holl, Jane L; Adams, James G; Ladner, Daniela P 2016. Reducing Hospital Readmissions via Optimization of Emergency Department Care. Transplantation, 100 4, 886-8

Richards, Christopher T; Lindeman, Patricia; Stein-Spencer, Leslee 2016. CHICAGO-STYLE TEMS. JEMS : a journal of emergency medical services, 41 4, 20-3

Callese, Tyler E; Richards, Christopher T; Shaw, Pamela; Schuetz, Steven J; Paladino, Lorenzo; Issa, Nabil; Swaroop, Mamta 2015. Trauma system development in low- and middle-income countries: a review. The Journal of surgical research, 193 1, 300-7

McElroy, Lisa M; Schmidt, Kathryn A; Richards, Christopher T; Lapin, Brittany; Abecassis, Michael M; Holl, Jane L; Adams, James; Ladner, Daniela P 2015. Early Postoperative Emergency Department Care of Abdominal Transplant Recipients. Transplantation, 99 8, 1652-7

Richards, Christopher T; Adams, James G; Prabhakaran, Shyam 2015. Recent Evidence for Endovascular Therapy in Acute Ischemic Stroke. Annals of emergency medicine, 66 4, 441-2

Callese, Tyler E; Richards, Christopher T; Shaw, Pamela; Schuetz, Steven J; Issa, Nabil; Paladino, Lorenzo; Swaroop, Mamta 2014. Layperson trauma training in low- and middle-income countries: a review. The Journal of surgical research, 190 1, 104-10

Richards, Christopher T; Gisondi, Michael A; Chang, Chih-Hung; Courtney, D Mark; Engel, Kirsten G; Emanuel, Linda; Quest, Tammie 2011. Palliative care symptom assessment for patients with cancer in the emergency department: validation of the Screen for Palliative and End-of-life care needs in the Emergency Department instrument. Journal of palliative medicine, 14 6, 757-64

Richards, Christopher T; Crawley, LaVera M; Magnus, David 2009. Use of neurodevelopmental delay in pediatric solid organ transplant listing decisions: inconsistencies in standards across major pediatric transplant centers. Pediatric transplantation, 13 7, 843-50

Fishe, Jennifer N; Crowe, Remle P; Cash, Rebecca E; Nudell, Nikiah G; Martin-Gill, Christian; Richards, Christopher T . Implementing Prehospital Evidence-Based Guidelines: A Systematic Literature Review. Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors, 22 4, 511-519

Nash, Christopher J; Richards, Christopher T; Schwieger, Gina; Malik, Sanjeev; Chiampas, George T . Medical Care at a Large Vertical Running Event. Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors, 22 1, 22-27

Richards, Christopher T; Fishe, Jennifer N; Cash, Rebecca E; Rivard, Madison K; Brown, Kathleen M; Martin-Gill, Christian; Panchal, Ashish R . Priorities for Prehospital Evidence-Based Guideline Development: A Modified Delphi Analysis. Prehospital emergency care, 26 2, 286-304

Richards, Christopher T; Huebinger, Ryan; Tataris, Katie L; Weber, Joseph M; Eggers, Laura; Markul, Eddie; Stein-Spencer, Leslee; Pearlman, Kenneth S; Holl, Jane L; Prabhakaran, Shyam . Cincinnati Prehospital Stroke Scale Can Identify Large Vessel Occlusion Stroke. Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors, 22 3, 312-318

Richards, Christopher T; Wang, Baiyang; Markul, Eddie; Albarran, Frank; Rottman, Doreen; Aggarwal, Neelum T; Lindeman, Patricia; Stein-Spencer, Leslee; Weber, Joseph M; Pearlman, Kenneth S; Tataris, Katie L; Holl, Jane L; Klabjan, Diego; Prabhakaran, Shyam . Identifying Key Words in 9-1-1 Calls for Stroke: A Mixed Methods Approach. Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors, 21 6, 761-766

Tataris, Katie L; Richards, Christopher T; Stein-Spencer, Leslee; Ryan, Stephanie; Lazzara, Pete; Weber, Joseph M . EMS Provider Perceptions on Termination of Resuscitation in a Large, Urban EMS System. Prehospital emergency care : official journal of the National Association of EMS Physicians and the National Association of State EMS Directors, 21 5, 610-615