LYNN P. ROPPOLO, M. D. was born in Inglewood, California to a large Catholic Filipino family, the youngest of six children. Shortly after high school, she pursued a degree in nursing and briefly worked as an Intensive Care Nurse (ICU). She went on to medical school at the University of California, San Diego where she met her husband of almost 14 years. She did a 4-year Emergency Medicine residency at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. Her mini-fellowship during her residency focused on disaster medicine and pre-hospital care. She joined the Emergency Medicine faculty at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in July, 2002 and currently serves as the Associate Residency Program Director. Dr. Roppolo works clinically in the Emergency Department at Parkland Hospital and Children's Hospital where she feels the patients, medical students, and residents make her job worthwhile. Dr. Roppolo's primary research interests have been in the area of cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) training. Currently, most of her academic time is spent doing residency related activities. Dr. Roppolo spends most of her free time with her husband Mark and their four children. She gave birth to their first son in November 2004 and healthy triplets in October 2006.
|Medical School||University of California-San Diego (1998)|
- Airway management
- Diagnostic testing in the ED
- Prehospital Care/Dispatch Operations
- Resuscitation and CPR education
Emergency Medicine Handbook: Critical Concepts for Clinical Practice.
Roppolo LP, Rosen P, Davis D, Kelly S (eds). Philadelphia: Mosby Elsevier, 2007 2007 First edition 1420 pages
Prospective, randomized trial of the effectivenss and retention of 30-min layperson training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillators: The American Airlines study.
Roppolo LP, Pepe PE, Campbell L, Ohman K, Kulkarni H, Ronna Miller, Idris A, Bean L, Bettes TN, Idris AH. Resuscitation 2007 In press
International Position Paper of the National Academies of Emergency Dispatch (NAED): Modified cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) instruction protocols for emergency medical dispatchers; rationale and recommendations.
Roppolo LP, Pepe PE, Cimon N. et al. Resuscitation May 2005 65 203-210
A randomized controlled trial comparing traditional training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) to self-directed CPR learning in first year medical students: the two-person CPR study.
Roppolo LP, Heyman R, Pepe PE, Wagner J, Commons B, Miller R, Allen E, Horne L, Wainscott MP, Idris AH. Resuscitation 2011 3 82 319-25
Layperson training for cardiopulmonary resuscitation: when less is better.
Roppolo LP, Saunders T, Pepe PE, Idris AH Current Opinions in Critical Care 2007 In press
Roppolo LP, Keelen G, Simonson R Emergency Medicine Reports 2006 27(2) 9-20
The detrimental effects of ventilation during low-blood-flow states
Pepe PE, Roppolo LP, Fowler RL. Curr Opin Crit Care 2005 11 212-218
Roppolo LP, Rahl R Emergency Medicine Reports 2005 26(2) 13-24
Airway management in neurologic emergencies
Roppolo LP, Walters K. Neurocritical Care 2004 1(4) 405-414
Barriers to dispatch-assisted telephone cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Idris AH, Roppolo LP Ann Emerg 2003 42(6) 738-740
Emergency Medicine Handbook: Critical Concepts for Clinical Practice. 1420 pages.
Roppolo LP, Rosen P, Davis D, Kelly S (Ed.) (2007). Mosby Elsevier
Honors & Awards
- Craig DeAtley (EMS) Award
George Washington University (2002)
- American College of Emergency Physicians
- National Association of EMS Physicians
- Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
- Texas College of Emergency Physicians