• 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.

Emergency Medicine Resources

Clinical News

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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.


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New Faculty Specializing in Simulation and Toxicology Join the UA Department of Emergency Medicine

The UA Department of Emergency Medicine welcomes Kate Hughes, DO, and Jaiva Larsen, MD.


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UA `Active Shooter Drill’ to Test and Train Emergency Responders, May 23

Emergency medicine resident-physicians at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson and other first responders will participate in a mass-shooting exercise to prepare for real disasters.