Patient Rating:

No Rating Available?

Troy E. Madsen, M.D.



  • English
  • Spanish

Clinical Details


Schedule An Appointment Clinical Office Address


Dr. Madsen is an emergency physician who focuses on treatment of emergent conditions at University Hospital. He is a member of the teaching faculty at the University and educates resident physicians and medical students.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Emergency Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emerg Med)

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Surgery - Associate Professor
Academic Divisions Emergency Medicine
Board Certification American Board of Emergency Medicine (Emerg Med)

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 581-2292 School of Medicine
University Health Care - Emergency Medicine
30 N Medical Dr
Salt Lake City, UT 84132

Academic Bio

Troy E. Madsen, MD, is the research director for the Division of Emergency Medicine and is board certified in emergency medicine. He is a tenured associate professor in the Department of Surgery and has authored more than 40 peer-reviewed research papers. He has served as a co-investigator on a grant from the National Institutes of Health as well as the principal investigator on several additional grants. His primary research interests include cardiovascular disease and pain management.

Dr. Madsen graduated from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, trained in emergency medicine at Ohio State University, and completed a fellowship in research methodology with Annals of Emergency Medicine. In addition to his work as research director, he serves as the associate director of the emergency medicine research fellowship, directs the medical student elective in emergency medicine research (SURG 7640), and teaches an undergraduate course in clinical research applications (H EDU 5900). Under Dr. Madsen's mentorship, University of Utah emergency medicine residents have presented over 100 abstracts at national and regional emergency medicine conferences and have co-authored dozens of published papers.

Dr. Madsen works closely with the hospital's media relations department and has appeared in numerous national and local television, newspaper, and radio stories. He records a weekly show, "From the Frontlines," for the University of Utah's nationally recognized podcast, The Scope ( He spends time in the summer volunteering as the medical director for the Range Creek Field Station, a University of Utah archaeology site in eastern Utah.


Education History

Type School Degree
Fellowship American College of Emergency Physicians
Research Methodology
Residency Ohio State University
Emergency Medicine
Internship Ohio State University
Emergency Medicine
Professional Medical Johns Hopkins University
Undergraduate Brigham Young University
Research Fellow American Heart Association
Research Fellow


Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Holly J, Fuller M, Hamilton D, Mallin M, Black K, Robbins R, Davis V, Madsen (2013)Prospective evaluation of the use of the thrombolysis in myocardial infarction score as a risk stratification tool for chest pain patients admitted to an ED observation unit.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 31(1),185-9
  2. Craven P, Cinar O, Madsen (2013)Patient anxiety may influence the efficacy of ED pain management.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 31(2),313-8
  3. Fix ML, Enslow MS, Blankenship JF, Horne BD, Stroud SK, Madsen TE, Barton ED, Davis (2013)Emergency Medicine Resident Anesthesia Training in a Private vs. Academic Setting.  Journal of Emergency Medicine (New York), The, 44(3),676-81
  4. Cinar O, Jay L, Fosnocht D, Carey J, Rogers L, Carey A, Horne B, Madsen (2013)Longitudinal Trends in the Treatment of Abdominal Pain in an Academic Emergency Department.LID - S0736-4679(13)00104-2 [pii]LID - 10.1016/j.jemermed.2013.01.020 [doi]  Journal of Emergency Medicine (New York), The,
  5. Fuller M, Hamilton D, Holly J, Mallin M, Rayner T, Eshenroder N, Barton E, Madsen (2013)Prospective evaluation of a simplified risk stratification tool for patients with chest pain in an emergency department observation unit.  Critical Pathways in Cardiology, 12(3),132-6
  6. Mallin M, Dawson M, Schroeder E, Hatch B, Jackson I, Ahern M, Bossart C, Madsen (2012)Prospective outcomes of pregnant ED patients with documented fetal cardiac activity on ultrasound.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 30(3),472-5
  7. Walraven CJ, Lingenfelter E, Rollo J, Madsen T, Alexander D(2012)Diagnostic and therapeutic evaluation of community-acquired methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus Aureus (MRSA) skin and soft tissue infections in the emergency department.  Journal of Emergency Medicine (New York), The, 42(4),392-9
  8. Holly J, Bledsoe J, Black K, Robbins R, Davis V, Bossart P, Barton E, Madsen (2012)Prospective evaluation of an ED observation unit protocol for trauma activation patients.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 30(8),1402-6
  9. Blankenship JF, Rogers L, White J, Carey A, Fosnocht D, Hopkins C, Madsen (2012)Prospective evaluation of the treatment of pain in the ED using computerized physician order entry.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 30(8),1613-6
  10. Gee C, Dawson M, Bledsoe J, Ledyard H, Phanthavady T, Youngquist S, McGuire T, Madsen (2012)Sensitivity of newer-generation computed tomography scanners for subarachnoid hemorrhage: a Bayesian analysis.  Journal of Emergency Medicine (New York), The, 43(1),13-8
  11. Holly J, Hamilton D, Bledsoe J, Black K, Robbins R, Davis V, Barton E, Madsen (2012)Prospective evaluation of the treatment of intermediate-risk chest pain patients in an emergency department observation unit.  Critical Pathways in Cardiology, 11(1),10-3
  12. Ozkurt B, Cinar O, Cevik E, Acar AY, Arslan D, Eyi EY, Jay L, Yamanel L, Madsen (2012)Efficacy of high-flow oxygen therapy in all types of headache: a prospective, randomized, placebo-controlled trial.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 30(9),1760-4
  13. Steenblik J, Goodman M, Davis V, Gee C, Hopkins CL, Stephen R, Madsen (2012)Intranasal sufentanil for the treatment of acute pain in a winter resort clinic.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 30(9),1817-21
  14. Cinar O, Cevik E, Acar A, Kaya C, Ardic S, Comert B, Yokusoglu M, Bilgi C, Meisner M, Madsen (2012)Evaluation of mid-regional pro-atrial natriuretic peptide, procalcitonin, and mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin for the diagnosis and risk stratification of dyspneic ED patients.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 30(9),1915-20
  15. Cinar O, Ernst R, Fosnocht D, Carey J, Rogers L, Carey A, Horne B, Madsen (2012)Geriatric patients may not experience increased risk of oligoanalgesia in the emergency department.  Annals of Emergency Medicine, 60(2),207-11
  16. Stephen R, Lingenfelter E, Broadwater-Hollifield C, Madsen (2012)Intranasal sufentanil provides adequate analgesia for emergency department patients with extremity injuries.  Journal of Opioid Management, 8(4),237-41
  17. Hopkins CL, Madsen T, Foy Z, Reina M, Barton (2012)Does limiting oral contrast decrease emergency department length of stay?  Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 13(5),383-7
  18. Hopkins CL, Youngquist ST, Johnson E, Madsen (2011)Outcome of elderly patients injured at winter resorts.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 29(5),528-33
  19. Madsen T, Sturges Z, Dawson M, Knapp S, Groke S, Stroud S, Hartsell S, Davis V, Bledsoe J, Barton (2011)Characteristics of the first two years of applicants to a new emergency medicine residency program.  Journal of Emergency Medicine (New York), The, 41(5),539-45
  20. Steenblik J, Schroeder E, Hatch B, Groke S, Broadwater-Hollifield C, Mallin M, Ahern M, Madsen (2011)Folic acid use in pregnant patients presenting to the emergency department.  International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 438
  21. Sherwood K, Sugerman S, Bossart P, Bledsoe J, Barton E, Bernhisel K, Bess E, Madsen (2011)EDOU staffing by PAs: what are the effects on patient outcomes?  JAAPA : Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 24(8),31-4, 37
  22. Davis V, Wallace M, Sherwood K, Dawson M, Sugerman S, Ahern M, Battaglia D, Mallin M, Youngquist S, Madsen (2011)Mid-Level Providers demonstrate proficiency in FAST after directed training  Critical Ultrasound Journal, 3(2),111-13
  23. Madsen T, Bossart P, Bledsoe J, Bernhisel K, Cheng M, Mataoa T, Bartlett J, McKellar A, Rivas W, Quick (2010)Patients with coronary disease fail observation status at higher rates than patients without coronary disease.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 28(1),19-22
  24. Crouch AK, Dawson M, Long D, Allred D, Madsen (2010)Perceived confidence in the FAST exam before and after an educational intervention in a developing country.  International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 3(1),49-52
  25. Dawson M, Youngquist S, Bledsoe J, Madsen T, Bossart P, Davis V, Barton (2010)Low-risk young adult patients with chest pain may not benefit from routine cardiac stress testing: a Bayesian analysis.  Critical Pathways in Cardiology, 9(3),170-3
  26. Mallin M, Louis H, Madsen (2010)A novel technique for ultrasound-guided supraclavicular subclavian cannulation.  American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 28(8),966-9
  27. Ahern M, Mallin MP, Weitzel S, Madsen T, Hunt (2010)Variability in Ultrasound Education among Emergency Medicine Residencies.  Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 11(4),314-8
  28. Bledsoe J, Hamilton D, Bess E, Holly J, Sturges Z, Madsen (2010)Treatment of low-risk pulmonary embolism patients in a chest pain unit.  Critical Pathways in Cardiology, 9(4),212-5
  29. Groke SF, Madsen TE, Strate L, Knapp S, Dawson M, Stroud S, Hartsell S, Davis (2010)Evaluating applicants to a new emergency medicine residency program: subjective assessment of applicant characteristics.  International Journal of Emergency Medicine, 3(4),265-9
  30. Madsen T, Dawson M, Bledsoe J, Bossart (2010)Serial hematocrit testing does not identify major injuries in trauma patients in an observation unit  American Journal of Emergency Medicine, 28(4),472-6
  31. Madsen TE, Pearson RR, Muhlestein JB, Lappe DL, Bair TL, Horne BD, Anderson J(2009)Risk of nephropathy is not increased by the administration of larger volume of contrast during coronary angiography.  Critical Pathways in Cardiology, 8(4),167-71
  32. Madsen TE, Bennett A, Groke S, Zink A, McCowan C, Hernandez A, Knapp S, Byreddy D, Mattsson S, Quick (2009)Emergency department patients with psychiatric complaints return at higher rates than controls  Western Journal of Emergency Medicine, 10(4),268-72
  33. Madsen TE, Bledsoe JR, Bossart P(2009)Observation unit admission as an alternative to inpatient admission for trauma activation patients  Emergency Medicine Journal, 26(6),421-3
  34. Madsen T, Bledsoe J, Bossart (2009)Physician documentation of nonspecific EKG changes predicts hospital admission among observation unit chest pain patients  Critical Pathways in Cardiology, 8(1),34-7
  35. Madsen T, Mallin M, Bledsoe J, Bossart P, Davis V, Gee C, Barton (2009)Utility of the emergency department observation unit in ensuring stress testing in low-risk chest pain patients  Critical Pathways in Cardiology, 2009 Sep(8),122-4

Book Chapter

  1. Madsen TE, Hartsell S(2008)Non-snake reptile bites  , 1705-10


  1. Madsen T(2010)PERC bleeding risk calculation and resultant test threshold may be inappropriate.  Annals of Emergency Medicine, 56(5),585-6; author reply 586-7

Clinical Trials

Video & News