Michael Repplinger

Position title: Current KL2 Scholar

Repplinger is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, Division of Emergency Medicine at UW-Madison. After completing his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at Georgetown University, Repplinger finished his medical degree and residency at UW. He served as chief resident for his class, and subsequently worked part-time clinically while also pursuing his MS in Clinical Investigation through UW ICTR. In 2012, he completed this program and accepted a full-time position in UW Division of Emergency Medicine. Repplinger’s research interests involve the cost-effective and time-efficient use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the emergency department setting.

He is currently conducting comparative effectiveness studies that will evaluate the use of a novel MRI protocol to diagnose appendicitis in the general population. The goal of his research is to decrease the burden of ionizing radiation exposure that results from medical imaging for patients seen in the emergency department, ultimately reducing the potential for radiation-induced cancers. In addition, Repplinger plans to evaluate barriers to implementation of novel MRI protocols including cost and access to the technology.

Repplinger’s KL2 mentors include Scott Reeder, MD, PhD (Departments of Radiology, Medicine, Biomedical Engineering, and Medical Physics), Elizabeth Jacobs, MD, MPP (Departments of Medicine and Population Health Sciences), and David Vanness, PhD (Department of Population Health Sciences)

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