Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
David Overton, MD, MBA, is a board certified emergency medicine physician with Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine. He currently serves as Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine and as Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education.
Dr. Overton is a graduate of Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan. He earned his medical degree from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He completed an internal medicine residency at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital System in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and an emergency medicine residency at University of Cincinnati Medical Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. In addition, Dr. Overton has an MBA from Michigan State University.
Dr. Overton has a research and clinical interest in undergraduate and graduate medical education. In addition to his board certification in emergency medicine, he also is board-certified in internal medicine.
- American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emergency Medicine)
- American Board of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine)
Education and Training
- MBA 1991, Business Administration, Michigan State University
- Residency 1983, Emergency Medicine, University of Cincinnati
- Residency 1981, Internal Medicine, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital System
- MD 1978, Wayne State University
- BS 1974, Biochemistry, Michigan State University
- Residency Education
- Emergency Medicine
Rowland D., Vryhof N., Overton D., Mastenbrook J. Tension Hemopneumothorax in the Setting of Mechanical CPR during Prehospital Cardiac Arrest Prehospital Emergency Care. 2021;25:274-280.
Aronstam E., Christensen M., Williams M., Overton D. Wilderness medicine curricular content in emergency medicine residency programs Wilderness and Environmental Medicine. 2015;26:577-579.
Kotal E., Sivertson R., Wolfe S., Lammers R., Overton D. A survey of simulation fellowship programs Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2015;48(3):351-355.
Hartman D., Overton D. Bradydysrhythmias Harwood-Nuss' Clinical Practice of Emergency Medicine: Sixth Edition. 2014
Diab J., Riley S., Overton D.T. The family education rights and privacy act's impact on residency applicant behavior and recommendations: A pilot study Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2011;40(1):72-75.
Overton D., Moorhead J. Letters, We've Got Letters... Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2009;54(5):751-752.
Overton D. Commentary: Interpersonal relations in emergency medicine Academic Emergency Medicine. 2008;15(1):99-100.
Rankin T., Hill R.J., Overton D. Anaphylactic reaction after a laboratory rat bite American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2007;25(8):985.e1-985.e2.
Jaronik J., Mikkelson P., Fales W., Overton D. Evaluation of prehospital use of furosemide in patients with respiratory distress Prehospital Emergency Care. 2006;10(2):194-197.
Overton D. Emergency medicine and critical care medicine: Have the stars (finally) aligned? Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2005;46(3):225-227.
Lohiya G.S., Lohiya S., Overton D.T., Moorhead J.C. Apropos Correspondence  (multiple letters) Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2004;43(4):534-535.
Lammers R.L., Roiger M., Rice L., Overton D.T., Cucos D. The effect of a new emergency medicine residency program on patient length of stay in a community hospital emergency department Academic Emergency Medicine. 2003;10(7):725-730.
Nichols K., Williams M., Overton D.T. A flight orientation curriculum for emergency medicine resident physicians Air Medical Journal. 2003;22:26-29.
Reisdorff E.J., Hayes O.W., Reynolds B., Wilkinson K.C., Overton D.T., Jo Wagner M., Kowalenko T., Portelli D., Walker G., Carlson D. General competencies are intrinsic to emergency medicine training: A multicenter study Academic Emergency Medicine. 2003;10(10):1049-1053.
Martin-Lee L., Park H., Overton D.T. Does interview date affect match list position in the emergency medicine National Residency Matching Program match? Academic Emergency Medicine. 2000;7(9):1022-1026.
Colaric K.B., Overton D.T., Moore K. Pain reduction in lidocaine administration through buffering and warming American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 1998;16(4):353-356.
Repetto C., Casagranda I., Overton D., Gai V. Emergency medicine: The Italian experience Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1998;32(2):248-252.
Overton D. Turning Quality‐related Activities into Quality Research Academic Emergency Medicine. 1995;2(2):139-143.
Mateer J., Plummer D., Heller M., Olson D., Jehle D., Overton D., Gussow L. Model curriculum for physician training in emergency ultrasonography Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1994;23(1):95-102.
Overton D. Quality‐Related Programs Academic Emergency Medicine. 1994;1(2):192-194.
Overton D., Uehara D. Evaluation of the injured hand Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 1993;11(3):585-600.
Schynoll W., Overton D., Krome R., Wesolowski D., Wang A., Wilson A., Coffey M. A prospective study to identify high-yield criteria associated with acute intracranial computed tomography findings in head-injured patients American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 1993;11(4):321-326.
Dennis B., Overton D.T., Schwartz L.R., Strait M. Emergency department complaint frequency: Variation by patient median household income Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1992;21(6):746-748.
Overton D. Preface Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 1992;10(3)
Overton D., Delene L. The cost of quality in health care Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 1992;10(3):549-555.
Overton D., Kobernick M., Sokolowski P., Belcher V. Peer review organization payment denials: Comparative analysis of emergency department and non-emergency-department admissions Journal of Emergency Medicine. 1992;10(4):401-405.
Schwartz L., Overton D. The management of patient complaints and dissatisfaction Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 1992;10(3):557-572.
Overton D. A microcomputer application curriculum for emergency medicine residents using computer-assisted instruction Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1990;19(5):584-586.
Sayah A., Peacock W., Overton D. End-tidal CO<inf>2</inf> measurement in the detection of esophageal intubation during cardiac arrest Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1990;19(8):857-860.
Bocka J., Overton D., Hauser A. Electromechanical dissociation in human beings: An echocardiographic evaluation Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1988;17(5):450-452.
Overton D. Dual residency training Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1988;17(7):766-767.
Overton D. New noninvasive technologies in emergency medicine Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 1988;6(2):241-252.
Overton D. Software JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. 1988;260(15):2307.
Overton D.T., Bocka J.J. The alveolar-arterial oxygen gradient in patients with documented pulmonary embolism Archives of Internal Medicine. 1988;148(7):1617-1619.
Schwartz L., Overton D. In reply Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1988;17(1):109-110.
Sternbach G., Overton D. Myocardial salvage: Angioplasty and coronary artery bypass Emergency Medicine Clinics of North America. 1988;6(2):341-350.
Overton D. A computer-assisted emergency department chart audit Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1987;16(1):68-72.
Schwartz L., Overton D. Emergency department complaints: A one-year analysis Annals of Emergency Medicine. 1987;16(8):857-861.
- Emergency medicine residents in the prehospital setting: Does this augment training?. Bon E, Clifton C, Billian J, Pazderka P, Overton D, Redinger K, Mastenbrook J, 40th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2022
- Tenson Hemopneumothorax in the Setting of Mechanical CPR During Prehospital Cardiac Arrest: A Case Report. Rowland D, Vryhof N, Overton D, Mastenbrook J, 38th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Virtual Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2021