Monique Iris Sellas, M.D. is an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine. She is also an Instructor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Monique Sellas, an attending physician at the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine, received her M.D. from Weill Medical College of Cornell University. She has received a Graduate Diploma in Clinical Forensic Medicine from the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, where she is a Masters candidate. Dr. Sellas completed her emergency medicine residency at the combined Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the Brigham & Women's and Massachusetts General Hospitals and served as Chief Resident during her final year of residency. She is an Instructor of Surgery at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Sellas is course co-director of the HMS preclinical elective: Injury, Trauma, and Violence Prevention. She has received the 4-year MGH clinician-Teacher Development Award for the development of a curriculum in Clinical Forensic Medicine and for the development of clinical policies and protocols to care for vulnerable patients who have been victims of crime. Dr. Sellas is Co-Chair of the MGH Sexual Assault Patient Care Quality Assurance Committee and is the MGH Physician Liaison to the Massachusetts Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program. She is also responsible for the required departmental training of all of the emergency medicine faculty, residents, and physician assistants, to optimize management of the sexual assault patient through formal didactic and simulation teaching sessions, including the forensic evidentiary examination.
ResearchDr. Sellas continues to develop programs, pathways, and research projects in the subspecialty of Clinical Forensic Medicine. Currently, she is completing her thesis work for a Masters degree in Clinical Forensic Medicine through the Victorian Institute of Forensic Medicine, Monash University, in Melbourne, Australia.
Peer reviewed publications in print or other media
1. Finkel MA, Mian P, McIntyre J, Sellas MI, McGee B, Balch N. An original, standardized,emergency department sexual assault medication order sheet. J Emerg Nurs. 2005;31(3):271-5.
Non-peer reviewed scientific or medical publications/materials in print or other media
1. Monique I. Sellas, MD, J. Stephen Bohan, MD, MS, FACEP. In ConCert: The LLSA Literature Review. Emergency Physician Recognition of Adverse Drug-related Events in Elder Patients Presenting to an Emergency Department. In: Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine. Dallas (TX): American College of Emergency Physicians; 2006:13.
2. Monique I. Sellas, MD, J. Stephen Bohan, MD, MS, FACEP. In ConCert: The LLSA Literature Review. Clinical Assessment of Hypovolemia. In: Critical Decisions in Emergency Medicine. Dallas (TX): American College of Emergency Physicians; 2006:12.
3. Monique I. Sellas, MD, Laurel H. Krouse, MD. Elder Abuse. Omaha (NE): eMedicine.com;2006.
4. Sellas MI. Traumatic Iritis/Iridocyclitis. In: Shah K, Egan D, Quaas J, eds. Essential Emergency Trauma. Philadelphia: Lippincott, Williams, Wilkins. 2011.
5. Monique Iris Sellas. Sexual Assault. In: Adams JG, et al. Emergency Medicine Clinical Essentials, 2nd edition. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders. 2012:1124-1130.
Abstracts, Poster Presentations and Exhibits Presented at Professional Meetings
1. Sellas MI, Hutson, HR. A Review of Hate Violence in the United States from 1992-2002 and its Implications for Emergency Physicians. Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2004;44(4):S96-97.