Welcome to the UA Department of Emergency Medicine

Message from the Department Chair

On behalf of the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine faculty and staff, I welcome you to our cyber home!  On our website you will find a ton of information about our department and the amazing people who work here.  Just on this first page you can read our latest news and download our current newsletter, glance at the titles of the many peer-reviewed publications that have come out so far this year, check out some really high-impact advances “In the Spotlight,” and watch the latest video from our UA College of Medicine Dean Charles Cairns, MD, a leading academic emergency physician scientist, on MedCat Chat.  You will quickly realize why I proudly state that this group of professionals is unparalleled in the quality of their clinical, teaching and research performance! 

In 2015, the University of Arizona embarked on an ambitious and rare partnership with one of the largest health care systems in the country – Banner Health.  This truly is a unique opportunity to merge our expertise in research and teaching with a health system focused on population health and innovative health care delivery. New possibilities are allowing us to quickly expand clinical research and innovations that positively impact patient care on a very large scale.  While other health systems claim to move toward population health, Banner already has been a frontrunner in this arena. Arizona is well positioned to be a national leader and pioneer of the integration of academic medicine and health care delivery.  I hope you will stay on the site longer and learn more!


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

In the Spotlight
Gary and Katie Brauchla
Are We Giving Up on Cardiac Arrest Patients Too Soon? – New UA Study Suggests Physicians Need to Give Comatose Cardiac Arrest Survivors Adequate Time before Predicting Outcomes

The multicenter study showed the time it takes for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest patients to regain consciousness varies widely and is longer... more

Crisis in India: UA Researchers Mobilize to Save Lives
Emergency Medicine Researchers Boosting Cardiac Rescue Efforts in India
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

MedCat Chat