• 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

Ken Iserson at Nabataean temple
Where in the World is Ken?

Your peripatetic faculty member spent July teaching and working at the Emergency Medicine residency in Guyana in South America. 


EM day of service
EM Month of Service 2018

The UA Department of Emergency Medicine faculty and residents partnered with the Department of Pediatrics to once again support the Primavera Foundation.


Payson Medical Center
Expanding Emergency Medicine Residents’ Experience in Rural Areas

The University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Banner – University Medical Center South adds another rural training site at Banner Payson Medical Center in Payson, Ariz.


Current Newsletter

DEM E-News Summer 2018