Recent Disasters Remind First Responders of the Need for Up-to-Date Hazmat Training

More than 30 regional firefighters from Southern Arizona communities will be participating in the Advanced Hazmat Life Support training offered by the University of Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center.

UA College of Medicine – Tucson Part of New NIH Emergency Medicine Research Effort

The Strategies to Innovate EmeRgENcy Care Clinical Trials Network (SIREN) will advance critical emergency medicine research to improve outcomes for patients with neurologic, heart, lung, blood and trauma emergencies.

Dr. Adhikari Featured in Tucson Lifestyle magazine "Game Changers"

Srikar Adhikari, MD, MS, associate professor of emergency medicine and section chief of Emergency Ultrasound, is interviewed in the August 2017 issue of Tucson Lifestyle on emergency ultrasound as game changing technology in medicine.

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

DEM Residents Participate in 2017 EM Month of Service

The UA Department of Emergency Medicine faculty and residents make sandwiches for Primavera workers as part of the Emergency Medcine Residents Association's EM Month of Service.

Dr. Alice Min Simpkins
Dr. Alice Min Simpkins Appointed UA COM-T Assistant Dean for Faculty Development

Alice Min Simpkins, MD, has been appointed Assistant Dean for Faculty Development at the University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson after a national search.

Dr. Aaron Leetch
Dr. Aaron Leetch Awarded UA COM Virginia and Vernon Furrow Award

Aaron N. Leetch, MD, has been awarded the 2017 UA College of Medicine Virginia and Vernon Furrow Award for Innovation in Medical Education. 

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