Samuel M. Keim, MD

Samuel M. Keim, MD, MSc

Professor with Tenure
Emergency Medicine & Public Health
Department Chair
Director, AEMRC


1501 N. Campbell Ave.
PO Box 245057 Tucson AZ 85724
(520) 626-6312
(520) 626-2480

Samuel M. Keim, MD, MSc is a tenured Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) and Professor of Public Health, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. He is also the Director of the statewide Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center (AEMRC). Dr. Keim has held national leadership positions with the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Emergency Medicine Council of Residency Directors. Prior to accepting the position of Department Chair, Dr. Keim served as the Residency Program Director for twenty-one years. He has held leadership positions within the clinical practice environment as well including Board Chair of University Physicians Healthcare and served as a member of the University of Arizona Health Network Practice Plan Oversight Board. The DEM/AEMRC research productivity ranks 18th nationally in the specialty of emergency medicine.


MD: 1985, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
MS: 2007, The University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1988, King/Drew Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Research and Academic Interests and Expertise

Selected Recent Publications

Nelson LS, Keim SM, Baren JM, et al. "American Board of Emergency Medicine Report on Residency and Fellowship Training Information (2017-2018)." Ann Emerg Med. 2018;71(5):636-648.
Schaffer JT, Keim SM, Hunter BR, Kirschner JM, De Lorenzo RA. "Do Orthostatic Vital Signs Have Utility in the Evaluation of Syncope?" J Emerg Med. 2018;55(6):780-787.
Gaither JB, Chikani V, Stolz U, et al. "Body Temperature after EMS Transport: Association with Traumatic Brain Injury Outcomes." Prehosp Emerg Care. 2017:1-7.


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