James Sinex

Associate Professor

James Sinex

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Emergency Medicine

Bio

Appointment Date: 1998

Dr. Sinex is a 1990 graduate of Wabash College with Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa honors, awarded a Distinguished ranking on that institution’s rigorous Comprehensive Exams, and a 1994 graduate of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine, with election to Alpha Omega Alpha in 1993. He went on to complete an internship and residency in Emergency Medicine at the University of Cincinnati in 1998. Accepting a faculty position at the Medical College of Georgia on completion of that program, he has been a faculty member of the Department of Emergency Medicine ever since.

He was awarded the University’s Distinguished Faculty Award for Patient Care in May of 2005, given by the Faculty Senate of the School of Medicine. From his own Department, he has six times been the recipient of the annual Outstanding Faculty Clinician award, as well as being a recipient of the Outstanding Faculty Educator award.

He served as the Department’s Director of Quality Assurance for 9 years, from 2002 until 2011. He has served on multiple institutional committees, including the Performance Improvement Committee (2002 – 2011), Peer Review Committee (2003 – 2011), Professional Practice Group Board of Trustees (2009-10), Credentials Committee (2002 – present, including Chair), and the Medical Executive Committee (Dec 2011 – 2016, including Chair).

Elected by the medical staff as President-elect in 2011, Dr. Sinex served as President of the Medical Staff from July 2013 until June of 2015.

Specialty Focus: Quality and Resident Education

  • (706) 721-1005
  • AF 2018

Education

  • MD, Medicine Vanderbilt University, 1994

  • BA, Psychology, General Wabash College, 1990

Certifications

  • Emergency Medicine American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1999

  • PHY GA Composite State Brd, 1998

Awards & Honors

  • Teaching Excellence Program Award Augusta University, 2016

  • Outstanding Faculty Clinician Medical College of Georgia, Department of Emergency Medicine, 2015

  • Outstanding Faculty Clinician Medical College of Georgia, Department of Emergency Medicine, 2008

  • Outstanding Faculty Educator Medical College of Georgia, Department of Emergency Medicine, 2005

  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Patient Care Medical College of Georgia, Faculty Senate of the School of Medicine, 2005

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • REMD 5000

    Emergency Medicine
  • EMED 5001

    Emergency Medicine Clkship

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • A Systematic Review of the Literature on Survival Time of Torsed Testicles, 2017
    Abstract
  • A Systematic Review of Testicle Survival Time Following a Torsion Event, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Testicular Torsion Pain Honeymoons, 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • 222: Nurse Utilization of Ultrasound Guidance for Peripheral IV Placement in the Emergency Department: Does It Change Over Time?, 2009
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Pulse Oximetry: Principles and Limitations, 1999
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Department Service

  • Director of Quality Assurance, Medical College of Georgia, Department of Emergency Medicine, Quality Assurance 2002 - 2011

    Role: Other

Professional Service

  • Credentials Committee 2002 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • American Academy of Emergency Medicine 2001 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine 1994 - Present

    Role: Member
  • American College of Emergency Physicians 1993 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Medical Executive Committee 2011 - 2016

    Role: Committee Member