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Dr. Andra Blomkalns Appointed as Chair of Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Andra Blomkalns, a leader in medical device innovation and translational medicine, will head Stanford’s emergency medicine department. “I’m thrilled to be coming to Stanford,” said Blomkalns. "Stanford has the unique capacity to become the home of the world’s leading experts in emergency care innovation.”

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Dr. Grant Lipman nominated Chair of Wilderness Medical Society Research Council

Dr. Grant Lipman has been nominated as Chair of the Wilderness Medical Society’s Research Council, and also nominated to the Wilderness Medical Society Board of Directors.


Dr. Lipman completed a Wilderness Medicine Fellowship at Stanford in 2005, and is now a Clinical Associate Professor.


8 Signs You Can Handle a Medical Emergency - Dr. Sam Shen provides quick, easy tips to prepare for emergencies in a new Reader's Digest article. 


Dr. Laleh Gharahbaghian Receives Mahadevan Leadership Award

Dr. Laleh Gharahbaghian was recently honored with the Mahadevan Leadership Award in recognition of her efforts to inspire others to excel in education, research, patient care and administration.

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Envisioning a Career in Emergency Medicine

High school students from around the country convened at Stanford for a ten-day immersion in emergency medicine. Participants had the chance to learn hands-on clinical skills in trauma, wilderness medicine, triage and more, with the ultimate goal of encouraging students to choose a career in emergency medicine.

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Teaching By Virtual Reality

Dr. Henry Curtis and collaborators have created a new virtual reality project that enables emergency doctors to practice how to multitask in a fast-paced, high-risk and disruptive environment. 

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Dr. Imler Honored by American Academy of Pediatrics

Dr. Dan Imler has receivied the prestigious EBSCO Health/DynaMed Plus Award for Technological Innovations in Pediatric EM, awarded by the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Emergency Medicine, for his work on Curbside, a clinical effectiveness platform for decision support that puts clinicians in control of patient care.

The Art of Search and Rescue

Drs. Gautreau, Mulkerin and Lemieux collaborate with members of FEMA Task Force 3 on communications and teambuilding, while working to extract a 14-year old from a "collapsed" building.

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New Physician Wellness Fellowship

The Department of Emergency Medicine has launched a new fellowship focused on physician wellness.  One of the first of its kind in the nation, this fellowship program is led by nationally-recognized faculty, preeminent in the field of physician wellness.

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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.