South Campus Chief Residents Announced

Mar 16, 2016

Congratulations to our new Chiefs, Drs. Christian Smith, Marvin Griffin, and Drew Keyser!


Dr. Samuel Keim, Chair of the UA Department of Emergency Medicine, Elected to Board of the American Board of Emergency Medicine

Mar 4, 2016

Samuel M. Keim, MD, MS, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). Dr. Keim is professor and chair of the University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine, director of the University of Arizona Emergency Medicine Research Center (AEMRC) and professor in the Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the UA Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. Dr. Keim practices clinically at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and Banner – UMC South.

AACEM Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Dr. Harvey Meislin at Feb. Retreat

Feb 25, 2016

Harvey Meislin, MD, professor and former chair of the UA Department of Emergency Medicine received the 2016 Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine (AACEM) Lifetime Achievement Award annual retreat dinner Feb. 22 in Tempe. Presenting the award is Gregory Volturo, MD, president of the AACEM. 


UAHS The Healthy Dose Blog: Emergency Care or Urgent Care -- Where to Go When You Need Treatment for the Flu?

Feb 17, 2016

Is the flu a reason to go to the emergency room? Dr. Katherine Hiller, an emergency medicine physician at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Tucson, provides some guidelines on when to choose emergency care or urgent care when the flu strikes in her blog for UA Health Sciences The Healthy Dose.

AEMRC Researchers Receive NAEMSP Best Presentation Award

Jan 21, 2016

AEMRC researchers received the Best Scientific Presentation Award at the January 2016 National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) Annual Scientific Meeting in San Diego for their Excellence in Prehospital Injury Care (EPIC) study.

Emergency physician embarks on second medical expedition to Antarctica

Jan 15, 2016

Dr. Kenneth V. Iserson, professor emeritus of emergency medicine at the UA, writes in an op-ed about his experiences practicing emergency medicine in Antarctica. 

Dr. Larry DeLuca Receives Critical Care Medicine Board Certification

Jan 12, 2016

Congratulations to Larry DeLuca, MD, assistant professor of emergency medicine and director, Infectious Disease Research Collaboration, who recently received board certification in internal medicine - critical care medicine. Dr. DeLuca is now one of only a few emergency physicians in the country to have board certification in critical care medicine.

How to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival in Three Easy Steps

Jan 5, 2016

Although survival rates for people who suffer cardiac arrest outside a hospital are extremely low in most places, emergency physicians propose three interventions to improve survival rates and functional outcomes in any community and urge additional federal funding for cardiac resuscitation research in an editorial published online last Wednesday in Annals of Emergency Medicine (“IOM Says Times to Act to Improve Cardiac Arrest Survival … Here’s How”). "As a nation, we are falling far short in our efforts to improve survival for this exquisitely time-sensitive medical emergency," said Dr. Bentley J. Bobrow, professor of emergency medicine at the UA College of Medicine.

Researchers Develop Brain-Mapping Technology

Dec 23, 2015

Kurt Denninghoff, MD, is a co-investigator on a $1.15 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to develop a brain scanning technique to reveal secrets of the mind.

Severe Asthma Exacerbation in Pediatric Patients

Dec 23, 2015

Drs. Aaron Leetch and Bryan Wilson, UA emergency medicine, describe the initial assessment of children with severe asthma exacerbation and provide an outline and suggested hierarchy of medications and treatment strategies for stabilization, with intubation as a last resort in an article published in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Reports.