I was raised in the suburbs of Chicago and moved to Cleveland to obtain an undergraduate education. Then I returned to Chicago for my medical degree and pursued emergency medicine residency training in Brooklyn, NY. I now work at Stanford University with residents and medical students and focus upon teaching and clinical work within the Emergency Department.

Clinical Focus

  • Emergency Medicine

Academic Appointments

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations

  • Member, SSIH (2012 - Present)
  • Member, ACEP (2009 - Present)

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine (2015)
  • Residency:SUNY Downstate College of Medicine (2013) NY
  • Medical Education:Rush University Medical College (2009) IL

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

My interests include exploring the developing arena of the use of social media, community created online educational curriculum in medical education.


All Publications

  • In reply. Annals of emergency medicine Thoma, B., Joshi, N., Chan, T., Lin, M., Trueger, N. S. 2015; 65 (4): 467-?

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.12.018

    View details for PubMedID 25805035

  • Spontaneous pneumomediastinum on bedside ultrasound: case report and review of the literature. The western journal of emergency medicine Zachariah, S., Gharahbaghian, L., Perera, P., Joshi, N. 2015; 16 (2): 321-324


    Spontaneous pneumomediastinum is a rare disease process with no clear etiology, although it is thought to be related to changes in intrathoracic pressure causing chest pain and dyspnea. We present a case of a 17-year-old male with acute chest pain evaluated initially by bedside ultrasound, which showed normal lung sliding but poor visualization of the parasternal and apical cardiac views due to significant air artifact, representing air in the thoracic cavity. The diagnosis was later verified by chest radiograph. We present a case report on ultrasound-diagnosed pneumomediastinum, and we review the diagnostic modalities to date.

    View details for DOI 10.5811/westjem.2015.1.24514

    View details for PubMedID 25834681

  • Social Media Responses to the Annals of Emergency Medicine Residents' Perspective Article on Multiple Mini-Interviews ANNALS OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE Joshi, N. K., Yarris, L. M., Doty, C. I., Lin, M. 2014; 64 (3): 320-325


    In May 2014, Annals of Emergency Medicine continued a successful collaboration with an academic Web site, Academic Life in Emergency Medicine (ALiEM) to host an online discussion session featuring the 2014 Annals Residents' Perspective article "Does the Multiple Mini-Interview Address Stakeholder Needs? An Applicant's Perspective" by Phillips and Garmel. This dialogue included Twitter conversations, a live videocast with the authors and other experts, and detailed discussions on the ALiEM Web site's comment section. This summary article serves the dual purpose of reporting the qualitative thematic analysis from a global online discussion and the Web analytics for our novel multimodal approach. Social media technologies provide a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse audience to detect existing and new emerging themes. Such technologies allow rapid hypothesis generation for future research and enable more accelerated knowledge translation.

    View details for DOI 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2014.07.024

    View details for Web of Science ID 000341738700021

    View details for PubMedID 25149965