• Treating more than 135.000 emergency patients each year in three emergency departments, the Department of Emergency Medicine plays an essential role in caring for the urgent medical needs of residents throughout Southern Arizona.

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Clinical News

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. 


Prescription for Drowning Prevention

Dr. Melissa Zukowski, who heads the pediatric emergency department at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, is interviewed by KVOA News about drowning prevention.