Samuel M. Keim, MD

Samuel M. Keim, MD, MS

Emergency Medicine & Public Health
Department Chair


1609 N. Warren Ave.
FOB 118
(520) 626-5034
(520) 626-2480

Samuel M. Keim, MD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) and Professor of Public Health, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He is also Director of the statewide Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center (AEMRC). Dr. Keim has held national leadership positions with the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Emergency Medicine Council of Residency Directors. Prior to accepting the position of Department Chair, Dr. Keim served as the Residency Program Director for twenty-one years. He has held leadership positions within the clinical practice environment as well including Board Chair of University Physicians Healthcare and served as a member of the University of Arizona Health Network Practice Plan Oversight Board. The DEM/AEMRC research productivity ranks 18th nationally in the specialty of emergency medicine.


MD: 1985, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
MS: 2007, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1988, King/Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Selected Recent Publications

Nuño T, Bobrow BJ, Rogge-Miller KA, et al. "Disparities in telephone CPR access and timing during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest." Resuscitation. 2017.
Spaite DW, Hu C, Bobrow BJ, et al. "The Effect of Combined Out-of-Hospital Hypotension and Hypoxia on Mortality in Major Traumatic Brain Injury." Annals of Emergency Medicine. 2016.
Petkovska I, Martin DR, Covington MF, et al. "Accuracy of Unenhanced MR Imaging in the Detection of Acute Appendicitis: Single-Institution Clinical Performance Review." Radiology. 2016;279(2):451-460.
Duke E, Kalb B, Arif-Tiwari H, et al. "A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Diagnostic Performance of MRI for Evaluation of Acute Appendicitis." AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2016;206(3):508-17.
Kolinsky D, Keim SM, Cohn BG, Schwarz ES, Yealy DM. "Is a Prehospital Treat and Release Protocol for Opioid Overdose Safe?" J Emerg Med. 2016.


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