Following Emergency Medicine (EM) residency training at the University of Michigan, Dr. Diann Krywko became academic and clinical faculty at Hurley Medical/Level 1 Trauma Center (HMC) in Flint, MI. Her passion for high volume, high acuity patients was surpassed only by her interest in physician personal and professional development and wellness, resident and women’s mentoring emphasis, as well as resident education.

While at HMC, she served as mentor to many EM residents and DNP students, and served as the residency site coordinator. Upon transferring to MUSC in 2008, she accepted the position of Associate Program Director of the EM Residency Program. She revised the educational curriculum as curriculum director, resulting in marked quality improvement.

Dr. Krywko actively engages by lecturing to residents, nurses, and MLPs. 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 didactic education contributions and the Ultimate Fighter Award for 4 years for clinical resident advocacy.Dr. Krywko passionately mentors students, residents and faculty within the CoM, the EM Division and Residency Program. Many mentees have become chief residents, fellows and published.

Dr. Krywko re-established the Women’s Mentoring Group for EM and pediatric residents as well as assuming the role of EM Division Mentoring Champion and serving as divisional chair of Faculty Development and Mentoring. She founded EM*Ppowered, a personal and professional development and wellness curriculum and program, as well as a residency committee of the same. Outside of EM, Dr. Krywko co-developed the Mini-Mentoring Sessions within the ARROWS (formerly WSI) program, providing mentoring meetings for women faculty.

Outside of medicine, she mentors young women by previously leading a girl scout troop and has volunteered for many years in various coaching roles and community service activities.

Academically, Dr. Krywko has submitted/published 6 book chapters, four of which are in Roberts and Hedges. Her publications are numerous and diverse. Currently, she is a reviewer and editor for multiple journals. 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 currently is a member of the SC-AMA and SC-ACEP, and ACEP Wellness and AAWEP Sections.

Speaking Topics

  • Leadership, Professional Development, Wellness
  • Trauma in Pregnancy