• UA Study Reveals Arizona EMTs Face 39 Percent Greater Risk of Suicide

    UA medical student creates resiliency website for emergency workers and develops partnership with forest firefighters to measure its effectiveness.

  • Completed Clinical Trial Offers New Hope for Stroke Patients

  • Finding Most Effective Treatment to Stop Severe Nonstop Seizures

UA Study Reveals Arizona EMTs Face 39 Percent Greater Risk of Suicide

UA medical student creates resiliency website for emergency workers and develops partnership with forest firefighters to measure its effectiveness.

Completed Clinical Trial Offers New Hope for Stroke Patients

Finding Most Effective Treatment to Stop Severe Nonstop Seizures

Welcome to the UA Department of Emergency Medicine

Message from the Department Chair

Thank you for visiting our site! 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 and facilities can produce a sense that one is within a whirlwind. In the next six months, we will move into a new hospital bed tower and new health sciences education/innovation building! Also new are some key leaders, namely Senior Vice President for UA Health Sciences, Dr. Michael Dake and Interim Executive Dean of the UA College of Medicine - Tucson, Dr. Irving Kron.  We also have a new CEO of Banner - University Medicine in Tucson, Dr. Chad Whelan. These leaders are committed to furthering a strong collaborative relationship between the health system and the University…and we all know where the front door is:  THE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT!

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

EM In The News

AHLS December Courses Provide Expertise in Emergency Medical Response

AHLS is hosting a series of courses in December to train emergency healthcare professionals to effectively treat people exposed to chemical spills, toxic terrorism, and other hazardous materials.


10th Annual Heroes Day Honors Local First Responders

Among this year’s special honorees was 7-year-old Anthony Castrillo at the 2018 Heroes Day award ceremony Nov. 8.


DEM Faculty Recognized for Excellence by UA College of Medicine – Tucson

Aaron Leetch, MD, was awarded the College of Medicine – Tucson Clinical Excellence Award, and Elaine Situ-LaCasse, MD, received the distinguished AMES Excellence in Clinical Science Teaching Award. 


Current Newsletter

DEM E-News Summer 2018