• DEM Presentations at Western Regional SAEM

  • Finding Most Effective Treatment to Stop Severe Nonstop Seizures

  • Preventing Heart Disease Among Hispanic Diabetes Patients in Arizona, Focus of UA Research

DEM Presentations at Western Regional SAEM

Finding Most Effective Treatment to Stop Severe Nonstop Seizures

Preventing Heart Disease Among Hispanic Diabetes Patients in Arizona, Focus of UA Research

Welcome to the UA Department of Emergency Medicine

Message from the Department Chair

Thank you for visiting our site! I don’t remember a more exciting time to be working in Emergency Medicine or to be here at Banner - University Medical Center. A lot of progressive changes in leadership and facilities can produce a sense that one is within a whirlwind. Continuous communication and remaining anchored to our purpose are good medicine for this. Let me begin by reassuring everyone reading this that our performance has never been better and that we continue to improve in all our domains! Challenges we faced over the past couple years are now solved, patient care volume and quality are higher than ever, academic discovery and teaching programs are reaching completely new levels. As we move through the arrival of some new leaders (New University of Arizona President, Dr. Bob Robbins, New Physician Practice Plan CEO, Dr. Scott Goodwin, etc) along with the move to a new faculty and residency office building, we remain focused on outstanding patient care, education and discovery. With change we will be able to achieve greater things – it’s ALL GOOD!

Samuel M. Keim, MD, MS
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center

EM In The News

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Laerdal Medical Donates Lifesaving Training Simulators to AEMRC's CPR University

The Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center's (AEMRC) CPR University at the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix received a $50,000 donation of state-of-the-art mannequins from Laerdal Medical.


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South Korean Disaster Medicine Expert to Speak on Nuclear Preparedness

Soon-Joo Wang, MD, a professor of emergency medicine and South Korean expert advisor on disaster management and emergency medical systems, is coming to the UA Feb. 5 to share insights on medical preparedness training for nuclear, chemical, and biological disasters. 


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DEM Faculty Named Best Doctors in America®

The UA Department of Emergency Medicine faculty are among the more than 140 physicians practicing at Banner Health Tucson hospitals who have been named to the Best Doctors in America® List for 2017-18.


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