Message from the Department Chair
Thank you for visiting our site! The department is very excited about our new College of Medicine and Banner Health leadership and new 500-bed hospital tower. The new construction and moves brought us new department faculty offices (which are truly amazing) and a new Simulation Center (over 10,000 square feet) for resident and student education. The new resident and attending physician lounges will be completed in the upcoming weeks. This combination of now completed construction projects is not only the largest in our medical center history (nearly $1B in total), it's the largest construction project ever in Tucson. I don’t remember a more exciting time to be working in Emergency Medicine or to be here at Banner - University Medical Center. A lot of progressive changes in leadership as well - our new Dean, Dr. Michael Abecassis, has brought new energy and vision. We also have a new Banner Health Physician Executive, Dr. Joshua Lee, who has worked at several leading academic centers and is passionate about healthcare delivery excellence. These leaders are committed to furthering a strong emergency medicine department and to promoting academic medicine. I hope you will spend some time on the website and learn more about us!
Samuel M. Keim, MD, MSc
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center