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Dale Woolridge, MD, PhD
Dale P. Woolridge, MD, PhD, FAAEM, FAAP, FACEP, joined the department in 2003. He currently serves as director of the Emergency Medicine/Pediatric Emergency Medicine Residency Program and as director of pediatric emergency medicine at the UA. He also is medical director of the Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center in Tucson.
Dr. Woolridge received his medical degree and PhD in biochemistry from the University of Arizona. He completed a combined pediatrics and emergency medicine residency training at the University of Maryland in Baltimore. He has received numerous honors, including fellowships from UA Department of Biochemistry and the American Heart Association, Achievement Rewards for College Scientists (ARCS) Scholar from the Flinn Foundation, and the Maria Mandel Research Award from the UA College of Medicine.
Dr. Woolridge served as the chair of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Section of Pediatrics and is currently on the faculty of the annual assembly of ACEP. In Arizona, he serves on a number of professional committees, including chair of the Arizona Department of Health and Human Services Arizona Emergency Medical Services advisory committee.
Author of the textbook “Emergency Medicine’s Top Pediatric Clinical Problems” and co-author of three additional texts, Dr. Woolridge also has published 17 journal articles and book chapters. He is associate editor of the Journal of Emergency Medicine. He is a researcher on the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) grant State Partnership Regionalization of Care (SPROC) Program to expand its Pediatric Prepared Emergency Care (PPEC) program into more rural and tribal communities within the state and to integrate evidence-based guidelines into clinical decision-making for all participating facilities.