Welcome to the UA Department of Emergency Medicine

Message from the Department Head

These are very exciting times!  With our Banner Go-Live on March 1, 2015, we joined a network of 28 acute care hospital emergency departments. The opportunities ahead with regard to improving patient care, resident and student education and research are simply amazing. Banner Health brings us a successful model for implementing high-quality care in a consistent way. We bring them an experienced team of academic emergency physicians who have played a substantial role in the development of this specialty.

If you are new to our department and website, I welcome you! Please reach out to me specifically if I can provide you with more information about our mission to improve patient care while pursuing world-class scientific discovery and teaching.

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

In the Spotlight
Charles Cairns, MD
Dr. Charles Cairns Testifies on Bioterrorism Threat

Dr. Charles Cairns, professor of emergency medicine and interim dean of the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, testified before the U.S. House of... more

2014 Annual Report Cover
Announcing the 2014 Annual Report

The Department of Emergency Medicine is pleased to share our annual report highlighting some of our exciting clinical care, research and education... more

Dan Spaite, MD
New System in Arizona Dramatically Improves Survival from Cardiac Arrest

A study published July 24 in the Annals of Emergency Medicine says a system being used at Arizona hospitals has saved the lives of countless... more

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