• Treating more than 135.000 emergency patients each year in three emergency departments, the Department of Emergency Medicine plays an essential role in caring for the urgent medical needs of residents throughout Southern Arizona.

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Two New Faculty Join Emergency Medicine

  Ramesh Karra, MD, and Keith Primeau, MD, MPH, have joined the UA Department of Emergency Medicine as clinical assistant professors.


Dr. Brad Dreifuss
UA Collaboration Focuses Attention on Emergency HIV Patients

Five years ago, the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Division of Infectious Diseases began work on a way to make HIV screening a routine part of emergency department culture. After initial concerns by physicians over how it could be done, patients now receive unprecedented access to timely treatment.


Kate Hughes
UA Medical Simulation Fellow Dr. Kate Hughes Receives National Award for Outstanding Resident of the Year

Kate Hughes, DO, a fellow in Medical Simulation at the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine and clinical instructor at Banner – University Medical Center, has been named the 2017 Outstanding Resident of the Year in Emergency Medicine by the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP) and the American Osteopathic Foundation (AOF).