Message from the Department Chair
Thank you for visiting our site! The department is very excited about our new residents, new fellows, new faculty and a new nearly 500-bed hospital tower. The new construction and moves brought us new department faculty offices (which are truly amazing). New resident and attending physician lounges will be completed in the upcoming weeks. Next door is the now completed thirteen-story Health Sciences Innovation Building (HSIB) with a phenomenal auditorium, superb classrooms and an expansive Simulation Center. The residency and medical student programs will be transformed by this building! This combination of now completed construction projects is not only the largest in our medical center history (over $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, starts soon and we have a new Banner Health Physician Executive, Dr. Joshua Lee. 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, MS
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center