Biography

To improve the imaging care of multiple injured patients through resident education and research. My current areas of interest include: traumatic aortic injury, blunt abdominal trauma, and the application of multi-row detector CT to trauma imaging.

 

Certifications:

  • National Board of Medical Examiners Diplomat, March 1987
  • American Board of Radiology Diplomat, June 1992

Education

Medical Degree
Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1986
Internship
Department of Internal Medicine, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 1987
Junior Assistant Residency
Department of Internal Medicine, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri, 1988
Residency
Diagnostic Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1992
Fellowship
Trauma Radiology, University of Maryland Medical System, Baltimore, Maryland, 1992
Fellowship
Musculoskeletal Radiology, Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1993
Postdoctoral Training
Advanced Grant Writing Course sponsored by the Radiological Society of North America Chicago, Illinois, 1998

Research Information

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Publications

Publication Information

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PUBLICATIONS:
All Presented by Dr. West Unless Otherwise Noted
*indicates student, resident, or fellow research directly supervised by Dr. West

Abstracts (Not Presented by Dr. West)

  1. Incidence and patterns of cervical spine injuries on CT: A study in a level I trauma center. RSNA 104th Scientific Assembly & Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Nov 25 – 30, 2018.
  2. Role of CT and MRI in evaluation of cervical spine trauma: A review of 471 patients in a level I trauma center. RSNA 104th Scientific Assembly & Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Nov 25 – 30, 2018.

Refereed Original Articles in Journals

  1. Matta EJ, Nunez-Atahualpa L, West OC. Use of a PACS-Based Tool for Improving Communications with Referring Physicians. J Am Coll Radiol. 2017 Nov; 14(11) :1455-1458. PMID: 28623047
  2. Is elevated body mass index protective against cervical spine injury in adults? Beckmann NM, Cai C, Spence SC, Prasarn ML, Clark West O. Emerg Radiol. 2018 Aug;25(4):415-424. PMID: 29603036
  3. Jenjitranant P, Beckmann NM, Cai C, Cheekatla SK, West OC. “There has to be an easier way: facet fracture characteristics that reliably differentiate AOSpine F1 and F2 injuries.” Emerg Radiol. 2019 Mar 25. [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 30911958

Presentations (National/International)

  1. Difficult Upper Extremity Fractures. New England Roentgen Ray Society; Keynote Speaker at the 73rd Annual George W. Holmes Lectureship: Emergency Radiology, Boston, MA. April 28, 2017.
  2. Thoracolumbar Spine Trauma Imaging Update: AO Spine. 2017 ARRS Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA. April 30 – May 5, 2017.
  3. Introduction to the AOSpine Classification. ASER 2017 Postgraduate Course in Emergency and Trauma Radiology, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. September 6 – 9, 2017.
  4. A Novel Way to Image Spine Injuries: AOSpine. Baptist Health South Florida, 17th Annual Emergency Radiology Symposium, Miami Beach, FL. November 5 – 8, 2017.
  5. Proximal Upper Extremity Injury: Shoulder and Elbow. Baptist Health South Florida, 17th Annual Emergency Radiology Symposium, Miami Beach, FL. November 5 – 8, 2017.
  6. Distal Upper Extremity Injury: Forearm to Fingers. Baptist Health South Florida, 17th Annual Emergency Radiology Symposium, Miami Beach, FL. November 5 – 8, 2017.
  7. Ankle and Hind Foot Injuries. Baptist Health South Florida, 17th Annual Emergency Radiology Symposium, Miami Beach, FL. November 5 – 8, 2017.
  8. Upper Extremity, Difficult Cases. National Diagnostic Imaging Symposium, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL. December 3 – 7, 2017.
  9. Lower Extremity, Difficulty Cases. National Diagnostic Imaging Symposium, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL. December 3 – 7, 2017.
  10. Thoraco-Lumbar Spine Trauma. National Diagnostic Imaging Symposium, Disney’s Yacht Club Resort, Lake Buena Vista, FL. December 3 – 7, 2017.
  11. Guest Speaker; lecture series at the AcuteRAD 2018, Melbourne, Australia, June 23 – 25, 2018.
  12. Alphabet Soup – ASER/ACS-COT. ASER 2018 Scientific Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course in Emergency & Trauma Radiology, McLean, VA. September 26 – 29, 2018.
  13. Introduction of AOSpine Classification. ASER 2018 Scientific Annual Meeting and Postgraduate Course in Emergency & Trauma Radiology, McLean, VA. September 26 – 29, 2018.
  14. Simplified Approach to Facial Trauma (SAM). National Diagnostic Imaging Symposium 2018, Lake Buena Vista, FL. December 2 – 6, 2018.
  15. Avoiding Embarrassment in Extremity Trauma (SAM). National Diagnostic Imaging Symposium 2018, Lake Buena Vista, FL. December 2 – 6, 2018.
  16. Spine Emergencies. ARRS 2019 Annual Meeting, Honolulu, HI. May 5 – 10, 2019.

Scientific Exhibits

  1. Khanpara S, McCarty J*, Schmitt K, Stark J, WestOC, Riascos R. Atlantooccipital Distraction Injuries in Survivors: Associated Ligamentous, Spinal Cord, and Blunt Cerebrovascular Injury. Oral Scientific Paper Presentation. ASSR Annual Meeting. February 2019; Miami, FL.

Other

  1. ACR Education Center 2017 Mini Fellowship: Emergency Radiology, Reston, VA. February 15 – 17, 2017.
  2. ACR Education Center 2018 Mini Fellowship: Emergency Radiology, Tucson, AZ, January 19 – 21, 2018.
  3. ACR Education Center 2019 Mini Fellowship: Emergency Radiology, Reston, VA. May 16 – 18, 2019

Visiting Professorships

  1. Hyman R. Senturia Visiting Professorship and Lecturer. “Trauma Cases from the Red Duke Trauma Institute in Houston” and “Modern Approach to Analyzing Spinal Trauma”. Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology, St. Louis, MO. April 7, 2017.
  2. Keynote Speaker at the 73rd Annual George W. Holmes Lectureship: Emergency Radiology, Harvard Conference Center, Boston, MA. April 28, 2017.
  3. Assessment of Spinal Trauma: AO Spine. Spectrum Health Radiology Grand Rounds, Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, MI. November 3, 2017.

Honors and Awards

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