Division of Emergency medicine

Diann M. Krywko, MD

Dr. Diann Krywko joined the MUSC faculty full-time in January of 2008. She completed her undergraduate studies at Michigan State University-Lyman Briggs College of Natural Science in 1992 and then graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine in 1996. She completed a residency in Emergency Medicine in 1999 at the University of Michigan/St. Joseph Mercy Hospital and was board certified in Emergency Medicine the following year.  Dr. Krywko was a clinical instructor, and subsequently an assistant professor at University of Michigan working clinically in Flint, MI at Hurley Medical Center, a level 1 trauma center for almost 10 years.

Academically, Dr. Krywko was promoted to Associate Professor in 2010 in the Clinician Educator track.  She has submitted/published 5 book chapters, along with having authorship on many publications.  Three chapters are in Roberts and Hedges, one of the standard texts in the field of EM.  Furthermore, she has developed expertise in indwelling central catheters, OB Trauma and Loxosceles evenomation, having done research on Loxosceles reclusa venom while faculty at University of Michigan. She has served as a member of the AMA, ACEP, and SAEM.  Currently, she is a reviewer for the Journal of Emergency Medicine among others.

Continuing in her passion for teaching and mentoring, she assumed the role of Associate Program Director of the MUSC EM Residency Program in 2008.  She revised the educational curriculum as curriculum director, resulting in marked quality improvement. Her evaluations from residents, APPs, medical students and nurses are consistently high. She is recognized as an inspiring teacher and has excellent teaching evaluations. Dr. Krywko has been nominated for the Golden Apple Award, and for the ACEP Faculty Teaching Award and MUSC Educational Excellence Award. The EM Residents have awarded her the Platinum Podium Award for her didactic education contributions and the Ultimate Fighter Award for 4 years for clinical resident advocacy. 

Her main interest is mentoring, in particular women.  Dr. Krywko mentors within the College of Medicine, the Division of EM and the Emergency Medicine Residency Program.  She re-established a Women’s Mentoring Group for EM and pediatric residents and serves as faculty liaison.  In 2012, Dr. Krywko assumed the role of EM Division Mentoring Champion. She extends her mentoring into the college, having served on the ARROWS committee establishing mini-mentoring sessions for faculty.

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