Bentley J. Bobrow, MD

Bentley J. Bobrow, MD, FACEP, FAHA

Professor with Tenure
Assoc. Director, AEMRC Phoenix
Med. Dir., Bureau of EMS & Trauma System


(602) 364-3154

Dr. Bentley J. Bobrow is Distinguished Professor of Emergency Medicine with Tenure at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is Medical Director for the Arizona Department of Health Services’ Bureau of EMS and Trauma System and Associate Director of the Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center - Phoenix. His focus is on implementing and measuring systems of care aimed at improving outcomes for time-sensitive emergency medical conditions such as out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, ST-Elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI), and traumatic brain injury. He has partnered with public health officials, EMS agencies, municipal fire departments, hospitals, university researchers and the public to develop a statewide reporting and educational network for responding to out-of-hospital cardiac arrest. This statewide system of care has resulted in a significant increase in the rates of bystander CPR and a tripling of survival from sudden cardiac arrest in Arizona. (

Dr. Bobrow is a past Chair of the American Heart Association Basic Life Support Subcommittee. He is the Principal Investigator for the HeartRescue Program – Arizona, as well as the HeartRescue Global Program, which implements best practices for acute cardiac care in China, Russia, and India.  He is an advisory board member for the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) Program.  Dr. Bobrow is Co-Investigator for the NIH-funded EPIC Prehospital Traumatic Brain Injury Study and Medical Director of a Clinton Global Health Initiative to implement and measure Telephone-CPR across the U.S. and in 11 countries in Asia. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committee on Treatment of Cardiac Arrest: Current Status & Future Directions.


MD: 1991, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA
1995, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, AZ

Selected Recent Publications

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.
Nuño T, Bobrow BJ, Rogge-Miller KA, et al. "Disparities in telephone CPR access and timing during out-of-hospital cardiac arrest." Resuscitation. 2017.
Spaite DW, Bobrow BJ, Gaither JB, Hu C. "In reply." Ann Emerg Med. 2017;70(2):263-264.


Clinical Specialties: 

Emergency Medicine, acute cardiac care, traumatic brain injury

Board Certification: 
Emergency Medicine, 1995