LaShon Sturgis

Assistant Professor

LaShon Sturgis

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Emergency Medicine

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology

Bio

Appointment Date: 2017

Dr. Sturgis is a graduate of the Medical College of Georgia. She completed her PhD in Cardiovascular and Renal Physiology in 2007. Following Graduate school she competed a yearlong Master Educator Training Program with Ross University’s Department of Physiology. She then completed her emergency medicine residency at the Medical College of Georgia in 2017. Dr. Sturgis joined the faculty of Augusta University’s Emergency Medicine Department in July of 2017 and in February of 2018 became the Director of Clinical Skills Program for the Medical College of Georgia where she is extensively involved in simulation training. Her research interest is in Simulation Curriculum Integration and Emergency Medicine.

Specialty Focus: Simulation

  • (706) 721-9623
  • AF

Education

  • MD, Medicine Georgia Regents University, 2014

  • Ph.D., Physiology, General Medical College of Georgia, 2007

Certifications

  • ACL AHA, 2020

  • BLS AHA, 2020

  • PALS AHA, 2020

  • Medical License Georgia Medical Board, 2016

  • Medical License South Carolina Medical Board, 2016

  • PHY Georgia Composite Medical Brd, 2016

  • PHY Georgia Medical Board, 2014

Awards & Honors

  • Class of 2024 White Coat Participant Augusta University, 2021

  • Class of 2020 Commencement Hooder Medical Colleg of Georgia, 2020

  • Finalist for Augusta University Resident of the Year Augusta University, 2017

  • 2016 MCG Exemplary Teaching Award Medical College og Georgia, 2017

  • Georgia College of Emergency Physicians (GCEP) In-Training Professionalism and Service Award Georgia College of Emergency Physicians, 2016

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • REMD 5000

    Emergency Medicine
  • EMED 5001

    Emergency Medicine Clkship

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Outcomes of an Emergency Department Observation Unit Based Pathway for the treatment of Uncomplicated Vaso-Occlusive Events in Sickle Cell Disease., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Antiracism Training in Medicine, 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Predicting case presentation behaviors in emergent simulations., 2020
    Abstract
  • Departments Transfers Due to Lack of Radiology Services., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Outcomes of an Emergency Department Observation Unit Based Pathway for the treatment of Uncomplicated Vaso-Occlusive Events in Sickle Cell Disease, 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Department Service

  • Assistant Dean of Academic Advising 2021 - Present

  • Residency Interviewer for Department of Emergency Medicine 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Wellness Committee Department of Emergency Medicine 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Direct Diversity Initiatives for Department of Emergency Medicine 2019 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Airway Day, Emergency Medicine, 2020 - 2020

    Role: Mentor

College Service

  • MCG Promotions Subcommittee for Class of 2022 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Medical College of Georgia Promotion Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • MCG Admissions Committee 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Medical College of Georgia Promotion Subcommittee for Class of 2022 2019 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • MCG, Clinical Consultant of Phase 1 Curriculum 2015 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • MCG COC Assessment Subcommittee 2021 - Present

  • At Risk Student Committee 2020 - Present

  • Curriculum Redesign Committee 2020 - Present

  • Deans Committee on Student Diversity Concerns 2020 - Present

  • Faculty Senate: Wellbeing Subcommittee – Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion 2020 - Present

Public Service

  • Masters 2017 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Youth Executive Committee, House of God Church of God in Christ 2006 - 2014

    Role: Committee Member
  • Education Discovery Institute: Educational Retreat Planning Committee 2010 - 2011

    Role: Committee Member
  • Cervi Cusco – Women’s Health Clinic 2010

    Role: Other
  • Murphy Middle School Career Day 2010

    Role: Other