Bruno Petinaux Bruno Petinaux
Co-Chief, Section of Emergency Management
Chief Medical Officer, The George Washington University Hospital
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine

Office Phone: 202-741-2911
Email: Email
Department: Emergency Medicine


  • BS, University of Illinois, Urbana, 1994
  • MD, Jefferson Medical College, 1998


Graduate Medical Training:

  • Transitional Year Internship, Jersey Shore Medical Center, 1998
  • Emergency Medicine Residency, The George Washington University, 2002
    • Chief Resident 2001 to 2002


  • Site Director Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and Washington DC VAMC
  • Co Chief, Disaster Section
  • Co Chair Emergency Management Committee, GWU Hospital
  • Emergency Management Track Director School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Medical Team Manager Urban Search and Rescue Virginia Task Force - 1/USA - 1
  • Medical Director/Consultant for Special Operations
  • Disaster/EMS Fellowship Director

Special Interests:

  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Department Administration
  • Operational Medicine
  • Confined Space Medicine


Confined Space Medicine

Emergency Management

Interest Section(s)

  • EM Administration/Operations Research
  • Emergency Management


Petinaux B, Yadav K. Patient Driven Resourcing of a Healthcare Facility Evacuation. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 29 (2):120-6, 2013.

Katz R, May L, Sanza M, Johnston L, Petinaux B. H1N1 Preventative Health Behaviors in a University Setting. Journal of American College Health. 60(1): 46-56, 2012

Macintyre A, Kramer E, Petinaux B, Glass T, Tate C. Extreme measures: Field amputations on the living and dismemberment of the deceased to affect extrication of individuals entrapped in the collapsed structure environment. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 6 (4): 428-35, Dec 2012.

Petinaux B, Douglass K, Lee J, Liu YT, Boniface KS, Clancy C, Scott J. Emergency Medicine Joint Fellowship Curriculum. J Emerg Med. 9, Sept 2011.

Macintyre AG, Barbera JA, Petinaux B. Survival interval in earthquake entrapments: research findings reinforced during the 2010 Haiti earthquake response. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 5(1): 13-22, Mar 2011.

Petinaux B, Bhat R, Boniface K, Aristizabal J. Accuracy of radiographic readings in the emergency department. Am J Emerg Med. 29 (1), pg 18-25. Jan 2011.

May L. Katz R. Johnston L. Sanza M. Petinaux B. Assessing physicians' in training attitudes and behaviors during the 2009 H1N1 influenza season: a cross-sectional survey of medical students and residents in an urban academic setting. Influenza & Other Respiratory Viruses. 4(5):267-75, Sep 2010.

Petinaux B, May L, Katz R, Luk J. H1N1 and Institutions of Higher Educations. American Journal of Disaster Medicine 4(5):287-98. Sep-Oct 2009.

Petinaux B. Financial Burden of Emergency Preparedness on an Urban, Academic Hospital. Prehospital and Disaster Medicine Volume 24 (5), September- October 2009

Petinaux B. The financial impact of deployments on reserve health care providers. Military Medicine. 173(8):729-33, Aug 2008.

Ramsay DB. Petinaux B. Borum M. Pneumoencephalomeningitis complicating Crohn's disease: a case report. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 102(10):2356-7, Oct 2007.

Guldner GT. Petinaux B. Clemens P. Foster S. Antoine S. Ketamine for procedural sedation and analgesia by nonanesthesiologists in the field: a review for military health care providers. Military Medicine. 171(6):484-90, Jun 2006.

Petinaux B. Shesser R. Rah B. Reiner J. Coronary embolus secondary to a prosthetic mitral valve and subtherapeutic anticoagulation. American Journal of Emergency Medicine. 22(4):318-20, 2004 Jul.

Industry Relationships and Collaborations

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported a financial interest with the health care related companies listed below. These relations have been reported to the University and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts.

  • None