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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

NMH ED Physician Extends the Reach of Disaster Relief 

Learn more about Dr. Jennifer Chan, Director of Global Emergency Medicine for the Department of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern.  

Quality Improvement Initiative - Opioid Prescribing 

Dr. Howard Kim and the EM team through the Academy of Quality and Safety Improvement (AQSI) program recently published findings of opioid prescribing reduction in the Emergency Department by providing peer-comparison prescribing feedback 

Welcome new Assistant Program Director

Erin Lareau, MD joins the residency leadership team as an Assistant Program Director. 

EMRA 45 under 45

Congratulations to Dr. Seth Trueger who was recently named one of EMRA's 45 Under 45 Influencers in Emergency Medicine. These recipients are accomplished influencers in emergency medicine who are helping to shape the future in communities, hospitals, and the specialty. 

Health Navigator 

Amazon recently acquired start-up Health Navigator, founded by faculty member David Thompson, MD Health Navigator provides online symptom checking and triage tools to companies that are looking to route patients to the right point of care.

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. 


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