Welcome to Stanford Emergency Medicine
Stanford/Kaiser Residency in a Nutshell
This month, we welcome residency candidates to Stanford. Doctors Holly Caretta-Weyer and Al'ai Alvarez recently spoke with EMRA in a short interview that is packed with information about our program, our clture and our alumni success.
New Assistant Program Director: Dr. Alfredo Urdaneta
Dr. Alfredo Urdaneta has been selected as the new Assistant Program Director for the Stanford – Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Dr. Urdaneta completed his undergraduate degree in neuroscience at UCLA, earned his medical degree from Columbia University, and completed an emergency medicine residency at UCSF Fresno, as well as a fellowship in critical care medicine at University of Washington. Dr. Urdaneta is also a Lieutenant Colonel in the United States Army. He joined the Stanford Emergency Medicine department in early 2018.
Stanford Partners with Area Fire Departments
The majority of calls fire departments respond to are medical, not incendiary. To ensure 8 area fire departments know leading-edge treatments and have access to additional resources and trainings, Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine has developed a unique partnership, facilitated by Dr. Peter D'Souza.
Dr. Dan Imler Honored by American Academy of Pediatrics
Dr. Dan Imler has been honored as recipient of the American Academy of pediatrics EBSCO Health/DynaMed Plus Award for Technological Innovations in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Award for his work in creating Curbside, a physicians first clinical decisions portal.
Chair Andra Blomkalns, MD, clincal instructor Deborah Kimball, MD, and more than 10 Stanford Emergency Medicine faculty and fellows hosted 150 medical students from around the country at UltraFest 2018, where hands-on workshops and simulations gave attendees valuable point-of-care ultrasound experience.
The Deadliest Flu: 100 Years Later Are We Prepared?
Milana Boukhman, MD and Colin Bucks, MD recently discussed the likelihood of a flu epidemic of the same magnitude as the 1918 Spanish Influenza epidemic that killed 50 million worldwide.
Recent Department Milestones
Received the prestigious Lantern Award twice from the Emergency Nurses Association in recognition of innovation.
Partnered with Stanford Stroke Service to pioneer a novel Stroke Code Extended protocol.
Implemented an innovative critical care unit within the emergency department.
Produced more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in the 2017-2018 Academic Year.
Created one of the first fellowships in emergency medicine focused on physician wellness.