• Engineering a Device to Fight Child Abuse

    UA Emergency Medicine physician Dale Woolridge teams up with senior engineering students to create a bruise age measurement device for use in child abuse and domestic violence cases.

  • First Statewide Study Shows More Cardiac Arrests Due to Opioid Overdoses

    UA medical students’ research shows tragic impact on young people who abuse opioids.
  • UA Researchers Lead Study to Encourage Children With Asthma to Use their Inhalers

    UA researchers are studying if the combination of dispensing asthma inhalers (corticosteroids) in the emergency department and supervising their use in elementary schools will increase the medication’s use among children with asthma and decrease emergency department visits.

Engineering a Device to Fight Child Abuse

UA Emergency Medicine physician Dale Woolridge teams up with senior engineering students to create a bruise age measurement device for use in child abuse and domestic violence cases.

First Statewide Study Shows More Cardiac Arrests Due to Opioid Overdoses

UA medical students’ research shows tragic impact on young people who abuse opioids.

UA Researchers Lead Study to Encourage Children With Asthma to Use their Inhalers

UA researchers are studying if the combination of dispensing asthma inhalers (corticosteroids) in the emergency department and supervising their use in elementary schools will increase the medication’s use among children with asthma and decrease emergency department visits.

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

Bill could create more spots for med students in Arizona

UA Emergency Medicine resident Martin Cisneroz, MD, is interviewed by KOLD-TV on the physician shortage in Arizona.


South Campus EM 2019-2020 New Interns

We are proud to announce our new South Campus 2019-2020 Interns!


University Campus EM 2019-2020 New Interns

We are proud to announce our new University Campus 2019-2020 interns!


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DEM E-News Fall/Winter 2019

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