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Mohamud Daya M.D., M.S.

Dr. Daya joined the Department of Emergency Medicine at OHSU in 1988 and currently serves as our EMS Section Director. Dr. Daya also serves as the EMS Medical Director for Tualatin Valley Fire & Rescue and Forest Grove Fire & Rescue as well as the Medical Director of Washington County Consolidated Communications Agency. His professional interests include cardiac arrest, emergency medical services systems, international emergency medicine, and time-critical emergencies: AMI, stroke, trauma, travel medicine and occupational infectious diseases. In his free times he enjoys traveling, reading, playing squash and listening to music.


  • M.D., University of British Columbia Medical School, Vancouver, BC Canada 1984
  • Residency:

    • Emergency medicine-Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, OR, 1987
  • Fellowship:

    • Emergency medicine-Oregon Health & Sciences Universtiy, Portland, OR 1988

Honors and awards

  • 2017 Ranked 55th in NIH funding for principal investigators in Emergency Medicine research
  • 2015 Ranked 49th in NIH funding for principal investigators in Emergency Medicine research
  • 2015 Named one of Portland's 2015 Top Doctors in Emergency Medicine - Portland Monthly Magazine
  • 2014 Named one of Portland's 2014 Top Doctors in Emergency Medicine - Portland Monthly Magazine
  • 2013 Named one of Portland's 2013 Top Doctors in Emergency Medicine - Portland Monthly Magazine
  • 2012 Emergency Medicine Chair's Award - Oregon Health & Science University
  • 2010 Faculty Clinician of the Year - Oregon Health & Science University
  • 2009 EMS Medical Director of the Year - State of Oregon
  • 2007 Academic Emergency Medicine Outstanding Reviewer
  • 2002 Academic Instructor of the Year - Oregon Health & Science University
  • 1997 Fellow - American College of Medical Toxicology
  • 1992 Teaching Excellence Award, Emergency Medicine - The Toronto Hospital
  • 1990 Outstanding Educator Award, Emergency Medicine - Oregon Health & Science University


  • "Can thoracic impedance monitor the depth of chest compressions during out-of-hospital cardiopulmonary resuscitation?" Resuscitation  2014
  • "The Public Access Defibrillation (PAD) Trial" Resuscitation February 1 2003
  • "Activated charcoal in the prehospital setting" Prehospital Emergency Care  1997
  • "Hypotension and orthostasis following a risperidone overdose [1]" Annals of Pharmacotherapy  1998
  • "Emergency medical service providers' attitudes andexperiences regarding enrolling patients in clinical research trials" Prehospital Emergency Care  2009
  • "A geospatial analysis of persons opting out of an exception from informed consent out-of-hospital clinical trial" Resuscitation January 2009
  • "Early versus later rhythm analysis in patients with out-of-hospital cardiac arrest" New England Journal of Medicine September 1 2011
  • "Measuring survival rates from sudden cardiac arrest" Resuscitation July 2004
  • "Variation in the type, rate, and selection of patients for out-of-hospital airway procedures among injured children and adults" Academic Emergency Medicine December 2009
  • "Methanol-related deaths in Ontario" Clinical Toxicology  1999
  • "Association between survival and early versus later rhythm analysis in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest" Annals of Emergency Medicine  2014
  • "Prospective evaluation of ondansetron for undifferentiated nausea and vomiting in the prehospital setting" Prehospital Emergency Care January 2008
  • "Post-resuscitation care for survivors of cardiac arrest" Indian Heart Journal  2014
  • "Ambulance Diversion and Lost Hospital Revenues" Annals of Emergency Medicine December 2006
  • "Symptom clusters in patients presenting to the emergency department with possible acute coronary syndrome differ by sex, age, and discharge diagnosis" Heart and Lung: Journal of Acute and Critical Care September 1 2015
  • "Receiving hospital characteristics associated with survival after out-of-hospital cardiac arrest" Resuscitation May 2010
  • "Twitter and resuscitation education" Resuscitation February 2013
  • "Preface" Hematology/Oncology Clinics of North America June 2010
  • "Association of out-of-hospital advanced airway management with outcomes after traumatic brain injury and hemorrhagic shock in the ROC hypertonic saline trial" Emergency Medicine Journal March 2014
  • "Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) PRIMED cardiac arrest trial methods. Part 2" Resuscitation August 2008
  • "Radiographic clue to luxatio erecta" American Journal of Emergency Medicine  1991
  • "Part 3" Resuscitation October 1 2015
  • "Intermittent bolus dosing of lidocaine in emergency medical services - An alternative to bolus followed by a drip" Prehospital Emergency Care September 1 2006
  • "Recurrent seizures following mucosal application of TAC" Annals of Emergency Medicine  1988
  • "Prognostic factors in patients with methanol poisoning" Clinical Toxicology  1998
  • "Patients with chest pain calling 9-1-1 or self-transporting to reach definitive care" American Heart Journal January 2004
  • "Resuscitation outcomes consortium-amiodarone, lidocaine or placebo study (ROC-ALPS)" American Heart Journal  2014
  • "Factors that influence personal perceptions of the risk of an acute myocardial infarction" Behavioral Medicine  2000
  • "Chest compression rates and survival following out-of-hospital cardiac arrest" Critical Care Medicine April 20 2015
  • "A descriptive analysis of emergency medical service systems participating in the Resuscitation Outcomes Consortium (ROC) network" Prehospital Emergency Care October 2007

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