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Frederick Korley, M.D., Ph.D.

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  • Assistant Professor


Morris Brown College (B.Sc, 1999)
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (M.D., 2003)
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Ph.D, 2013)


Northwestern University, Emergency Medicine Residency (2007)


Dr. Korley is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine. He joined the faculty in 2007 after completing his Chief Resident year at Northwestern. He was the inaugural recipient of the Johns Hopkins Robert E. Meyerhoff Endowed Professorship.

Dr. Korley's research career goal is to improve the timeliness and the accuracy of emergency department evaluation for Acute Coronary Syndromes by translating novel discoveries in cardiac biomarkers from the bench to the bedside.

His current work involves understanding the clinical implications of routine use of high sensitivity cardiac troponin assays in the emergency department.

Additionally, his laboratory work focusses on improving the specificity of cardiac troponin assays for diagnosing acute MI by capitalizing on current understating of post-translational modifications of cardiac troponins (phosphorylation and degradation).

He also conducts translational studies that translate novel discoveries in traumatic brain injury biomarkers from bench to bedside.


  1. Korley FK, Pham JC, Kirsch TD. Use of advanced radiology during visits to US emergency departments for injury-related conditions, 1998-2007. JAMA. Oct 6 2010;304(13):1465-1471.
  2. Hymas E, Korley FK, Matlaga B. Trends in Imaging Utilization During the Emergency Department Evaluation of Flank Pain. J Urol. 2011 Dec;186(6):2270-4
  3. Morton MJ, Korley FK. Head CT Utilization in the Emergency Department for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury: Integrating Evidence into Practice for the Resident Physician. Ann Emerg. Med. Ann Emerg Med. 2012 Apr 26.
  4. Hyams ES, Matlaga BR, Korley FK. Practice patterns in the emergency care of kidney stone patients: an analysis of the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NHAMCS). Can J Urol. 2012 Aug;19(4):6351-9
  5. Pursnani, S. Korley FK, et al. Percutaneous Coronary Intervention Versus Optimal Medical Therapy in Stable Coronary Artery Disease: A systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized clinical trials. Accepted for publication in Circulation: Cardiovascular Interventions
  6. Korley FK, Jaffe AS. Preparing the United States for high-sensitivity cardiac troponin assays. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2013 Apr 30;61(17):1753-8
  7. Korley FK, Morton MJ, Hill PM et al. Agreement Between Routine ED Care and Clinical Decision Support Recommended Care in Patients Evaluated for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 May;20(5):463-9.
  8. Saber Tehrani AS, Coughlan D, Hsieh YH, Mantokoudis G, Korley FK, Kerber KA, Frick KD, Newman-Toker DE. Rising annual costs of dizziness presentations to US Emergency departments. Acad Emerg Med. 2013 Jul;20(7):689-96.
  9. Korley FK, et al. Previously Undetected Elevations of High Sensitivity Cardiac Troponin I in the Emergency Department: How Frequent and How Important are They? Academic Emergency Medicine

See Research Publications

Recent Grants

  1. Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Scholars Program (5KL2RR025006), 2010 - 2012
  2. Johns Hopkins ED/Cardiology readmissions taskforce
  3. Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Scholars Program (5KL2RR025006), 2010 - 2012
  4. NIH Student Loan Repayment Program 2008-2010, 2011-2013
  5. Robert E. Meyerhoff Endowed Professorship

List of Scholarly Projects

  1. Reduction in ED admissions for acute coronary syndromes
  2. Association between CTA angiography results and high sensitivity troponin values
  3. Clinical validation of novel biomarkers for acute traumatic intracranial hemorrhage and cerebrovascular accidents.