Kenneth Iserson, MD

Kenneth V. Iserson, MD, MBA, FACEP

Professor Emeritus
Tenured Professor, Retired


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(520) 626-6480

Kenneth V. Iserson, M.D., MBA, FACEP, FAAEM, FIFEM, is Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine at The University of Arizona, Medical Director (Emeritus) of the Southern Arizona Rescue Association (search & rescue), a Supervisory Physician with Arizona’s Disaster Medical Assistance Team (AZ-1), and a member of the American Red Cross disaster response team.

The author of hundreds of scientific articles on emergency medicine and biomedical ethics, he has also authored numerous books.

Dr. Iserson now limits his medical practice to global and disaster medicine. In the past few years, he has practiced or taught on all seven continents, including 6 months as Lead Physician for the US Antarctic Program. He also runs the Project that freely distributes more than 700 Spanish-language PowerPoint presentations on Emergency Medicine.


MD: 1975, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
MBA: 1986, University of Phoenix
1975, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
1978, Cincinnati General Hospital, Cincinnati, OH
1991, Bioethics Fellowship, University of Chicago, IL

Research and Academic Interests and Expertise

Emergency Orthopedics (with Argentinean colleagues); Various studies with colleagues in Ghana.

Selected Recent Publications

Geiderman JMartin, Iserson KV, Marco CA, Jesus J, Venkat A. "Conflicts of Interest in Emergency Medicine." Acad Emerg Med. 2017.
Asher SL, Iserson KV, Merck LH. "Society for Academic Emergency Medicine Statement on Plagiarism." Acad Emerg Med. 2017.
Iserson KV, Luke-Blyden Z, Clemans S. "Orbital Compartment Syndrome: Alternative Tools to Perform a Lateral Canthotomy and Cantholysis." Wilderness Environ Med. 2016;27(1):85-91.
Iserson KV, Francis AM. "Jaguar Attack on a Child: Case Report and Literature Review." West J Emerg Med. 2015;16(2):303-309.
Iserson KV. "Improvised shoulder reduction: a useable method." Emerg Med J. 2014;31(3):255.


Clinical Specialties: 

Emergency Medicine
Disaster Medicine
Global Medicine

Board Certification: 
American Board of Emergency Mediciine, 1981-2018