Emergency Medicine

The philosophy of the Department of Emergency Medicine centers on a commitment to quality in its service, teaching, and research missions. This department functions as a crossroads interface between the community and the medical center services—providing a point of access to medical care for many people who are seriously and unexpectedly ill; and whose condition may be compromised by geographic isolation and socioeconomic disadvantage.

The objectives of the department are to:

  1. Provide and coordinate cost-effective, empathic, and compassionate prehospital, emergency, and excellent trauma services.
  2. Support and contribute to the achievement of medical education competency for all categories of emergency care professionals.
  3. Develop initiatives that promote increased understanding of and improved techniques and skills in emergency care practice, heighten positive perception of this specialty, and contribute to quality research in this area.
  4. Promote teamwork skills among the various services and professionals comprising the emergency medical system.


Tamara L. Thomas
Interim Chair

Vice chair

Tamara L. Thomas

Division of General Emergency Medicine

Lance A. Brown
Interim Head

Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Lance A. Brown

Primary faculty

John Abdelshehid

Jason An

Besh Rhyl Barcega

Matthias Barden

Emily Barrett

Robert Bassler

Joshua Batt

Ryan Brenchley

Lance A. Brown

Matthew Caffey

Brian Chen

Sarah J. Christian-Kopp

Samuel Chua

Chelsea Cosand

Lynda Daniel-Underwood

Morgaine Daniels

Andrew Davis

T. Kent Denmark

Marque Dietzler

Vi A. Dinh

Viodinee Dissanayake

W. Seth Dukes

Roberto Dunn

Nellie Ekmekjian

David Englander

Molly Estes

Lizveth Fierro

Andrew Flanery

Shubhangi Gaikwad

Sassan Ghassenzadeh

Jeff T. Grange

Steven M. Green

Gregory Guldner

Mindi J. Guptill

Richard Guth

Jennifer Kim Handy

Korbin N. Haycock

David A. Hecht

Zan Jafry

Lisa Johnson

Sharmin Kalam

Michael Kang

Aqeel S. Khan

Michael Kiemeny

Eugene Kim

Grace J. Kim

Steven S. Kim

Tommy Y. H. Kim

Joseph Kim

Steven Kim

Tommy Kim

Samuel Ko

Heather Kuntz

Eduardo Lam

Bradley Lawing

Natasha Li

Chin-Yu Jean Lo

R. Daniel Luther II

Tasha Lowery

R. Daniel Luther

Edward Magee

Claire L. McArthur III

Michelle Meyers

James Mitchell

James A. Moynihan

John Naftel

Timothy Nesper

Olen Netteburg

Daniel Ng

Humberto Ochoa

John Osborne

Bryce Pace

Davi Paletz

Pritam Pandit

Stephen Patterson

Sarah Peterson

Mary Piroutek

Lisa Ponsford

Leonard Ranasinghe

Melanie Randall

E. Ellen Reibling

James W. Rhee

Gerardo Salcedo

Paul Savino

Mary A. Savory

Geron Sheppard

Thomas S. Sherwin

Karan Singh

Dustin D. Smith

Robert C. Steele

Carl B. Stilson

Heather M. Tassone

Eric Teacher

Tamara L. Thomas

Andrea Thorp

David Tito

Louis Tran

Stephanie Tseeng

Matthew Underwood

Kathy Valdeverona

Pablo Vargas

Marcus Voth

David Wagner

Justin Wagner

E. Lea Walters

Deborah L. Washke

Samuel G. Wilson

Thaddeus Wilson

Ryan S. Windemuth

Maciej Witkos

Brian J. Wolk

Kelvin Wong

Allison Woodall

Carmela Yomtoubian

Timothy P. Young

Kimberly R. Zimmerman

Adjunct faculty

Joshua Bobko

Paul Giem

Melvyn Harris

Jesse Kellar

Jason Prystowsky