• Completed Clinical Trial Offers New Hope for Stroke Patients

  • Finding Most Effective Treatment to Stop Severe Nonstop Seizures

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

Completed Clinical Trial Offers New Hope for Stroke Patients

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

UA Study Reveals Arizona EMTs Face 39-Percent Greater Risk of Suicide

UA medical student creates resiliency website for emergency workers and develops partnership with forest firefighters to measure its effectiveness.


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UA Medical Students Create CPR Training Videos in Spanish

A group of medical students from the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, working with the UA Department of Emergency Medicine and UA Sarver Heart Center, began identifying interventions that could increase the use of chest-compression-only CPR among Hispanics in Arizona.


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Stoneking Promoted to Professor, Four More to Clinical Associate Professor

Dr. Stoneking joins a growing number of female faculty members to be promoted to full professor since the department was founded in 2001.


Current Newsletter

DEM E-News Spring 2018