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Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine

Emergency care, training and research that puts patients first.

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Our research program develops patient-centered, time-dependent, acute care practices that optimize efficiency, safety and positive outcomes.

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Faculty Spotlight

Leading the Way

Abra Fant, MD, received the 2018 Associate Program Director of the Year Award for her work with the Emergency Medicine Residency program, providing support and guidance to the residents and helping them pave the way in their academic field to become our next medical pioneers.

Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations 

Congratulations to Scott Dresden, MD, MS whose grant, "A Randomized Controlled Trial of Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations (GEDI)," recently received an R01 from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality. 

Chicago Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Education Service

CCARES is a community outreach organization co-founded by George Chiampas, DO, to increase the survival of sudden cardiac arrest victims in Chicago. The group works to educate and raise awareness of the importance of bystander CPR and AED use.

Hustle Chicago

Christopher Richards, MD, MS, leads a team of Northwestern employees and students to monitor participant safety during this one-day event. Each year, thousands of participants complete a full or half climb up Chicago's John Hancock Center staircase to bring awareness to lung disease and promote respiratory health.

Humanitarian Assistance

Jennifer Chan, MD, MPH, leads our Global Emergency Medicine initiative and studies humanitarian technologies and crisis mapping. Her projects have included working to quickly collect information and map Libyan health facilities after civil war violence escalated there and creating a community-centered drought early warning system for vulnerable Ethiopian villages.


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