Manuel Celedon, M.D.

A Short Biography:

Manuel was born in Guadalajara, Mexico but spent his formative years in San Diego--a proud UCSD Triton. He is a David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) alumnus and completed his residency training in emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA. He is the Assistant Chief of Emergency Medicine at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center and an Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at DGSOM.

Manuel is dedicated to improving undergraduate medical education, specifically helping students transition from the pre-clinical to clinical years of medicine. He is a former Educator for Excellence and continues to mentor students interested in emergency medicine. His other interests include addiction, emergency cardiology, and infectious diseases. 

Work Titles
UCLA Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor, Emergency Medicine
VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System Assistant Chief, Emergency Medicine
M.D., David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, 2012
B.S., University of California, San Diego, 2006
2019 UCLA Medical Education Fellowship, Certificate Program in Innovations in Curriculum Design & Evaluation
2015 Harbor-UCLA, Emergency Medicine

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A selected list of publications:

Dieujuste Nathalie, Johnson-Koenke Rachel, Celedon Manuel, Basrai Zahir, Christopher Melissa, Smith Jason, Sasson Comilla   Provider Perceptions of Opioid Safety Measures in VHA Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centers Federal practitioner : for the health care professionals of the VA, DoD, and PHS, 2021; 38(9): 412-419.
Preston-Suni Kian, Celedon Manuel A, Cordasco Kristina M   Patient Safety and Ethical Implications of Health Care Sick Leave Policies in the Pandemic Era Joint Commission journal on quality and patient safety, 2021; 47(10): 673-676.
Basrai Zahir, Koh Cynthia, Celedon Manuel, Warren Jonathan   Clinical effects from household insecticide: pyrethroid or organophosphate toxicity? BMJ case reports, 2019; 12(11): .
Schwimmer Jeffrey B, Celedon Manuel A, Lavine Joel E, Salem Rany, Campbell Nzali, Schork Nicholas J, Shiehmorteza Masoud, Yokoo Takeshi, Chavez Alyssa, Middleton Michael S, Sirlin Claude B   Heritability of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease Gastroenterology, 2009; 136(5): 1585-92.
Fan Tiffany, Hauck Aaron, Celedon Manuel   Extensive oral mucositis and conjunctival injection in an adolescent COVID-19 patient Visual journal of emergency medicine, 2022; 29: 101456.
Jung JooYeon, Basrai Zahir, Celedon Manuel, Grock Andrew   Retained gallstones: an elusive complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy BMJ case reports, 2020; 13(12): 101456.
Blair Thomas Edward, Bae Whi Inh Shirley, Celedon Manuel A   Man with altered mental status Journal of the American College of Emergency Physicians open, 2020; 1(3): 302-303.
Sasson Comilla, Dieujuste Nathalie, Klocko Robert, Basrai Zahir, Celedon Manuel, Hsiao Jonie, Himstreet Julianne, Hoffman Jonathan, Pfaff Cassidy, Malmstrom Robert, Smith Jason, Holstein Ariel, Johnson-Koenke Rachel   Barriers and facilitators to implementing medications for opioid use disorder and naloxone distribution in Veterans Affairs emergency departments Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, 2023; .

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