Diann M Krywko
Associate Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina, USA
Dr. Krywko received her BS from Michigan State University, her MD from Wayne State University Medical School, and completed her EM residency at University of Michigan. She worked for UofM at the level 1 trauma center in Flint, MI for almost a decade before accepting a faculty position at MUSC in 2008. She became the Associate Program Director of the EM Program. She revised the educational curriculum as curriculum director, resulting in a marked quality improvement. Dr. Krywko mentors within the College of Medicine, the Division and the Emergency Medicine Program and founded a Women’s Mentoring Group for emergency medicine and pediatric residents. Her evaluations from residents, MLPs, and medical students are consistently high. She is recognized as an inspiring teacher and has excellent teaching evaluations. Dr. Krywko has been nominated for the Golden Apple Award, and for the ACEP Faculty Teaching Award. The EM Residents have awarded her the Platinum Podium Award for her didactic education contributions and the Ultimate Fighter Award 4 years in a row for resident advocacy in the clinical arena. Dr. Krywko was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010 in the Clinician Educator track. She has submitted/published 5 book chapters, along with having authorship on many publications. Three chapters are in Roberts and Hedges, one of the standard texts in the field of emergency medicine. Furthermore, Dr. Krywko has developed expertise in indwelling central catheters, OB Trauma and Loxosceles evenomation, having done research on Loxosceles reclusa venom while faculty at University of Michigan. Additionally, she is highly regarded for her clinical skills and emergency patient care. She has developed a reputation as an excellent emergency medicine physician, with experience in Level 1 trauma centers her entire career. She has served as a member of the AMA, ACEP, and SAEM. Currently, she is a reviewer for the Journal of EM. Recently, Dr. Krywko has taken on the role of Division Mentoring Champion for EM and serves as chair of the divisional mentoring and faculty development committee.
L. reclusa, trauma in pregnancy, Academic interests: medical education.