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GW Experts Available to Comment on Fourth of July Health Stories

WASHINGTON (July 2, 2013) – The Fourth of July is often celebrated outdoors, with lots of food, and fireworks. Experts at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences are available to comment on firework safety, food and nutrition, heat stroke, and give general health and safety tips. Below is a list of experts available to comment on holiday health stories.

Please contact Lisa Anderson at or 202-994-3121 to interview an expert.

Babak Sarani, M.D.
Associate Professor of Surgery
Chief of Trauma and Acute Surgery
Dr. Sarani can speak on trauma situations, such as firework injuries, occurring during the holiday.

Antoinette Saddler, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Dr. Saddler can speak on prevention and treatment of food poisoning and other dietary concerns from undercooking and overeating.

Emergency medicine Drs. Little, Petinaux, and Shesser can speak on heat stroke, exhaustion, how to keep cool in the heat, and other safety issues during the holiday.

Gary Little, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director at the GW Hospital

Rob Shesser, M.D.
Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine
Professor of Emergency Medicine

Bruno Petinaux, M.D.
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine