Emergency Medicine & Trauma

Emergency Medicine & Trauma

The Division of Emergency Medicine and Trauma has faculty with diverse research interests such as: wilderness medicine, pre-hospital care, fatigue and sleep deprivation and its effects on physician performance, cardiac markers, health care delivery for pediatric, cardiac and trauma patients, wound healing, international healthcare delivery and clinical decision rules. The division is also actively involved in research involving simulator training.


Emergency Medicine News

  • What to know about polio

    The first polio case in the U.S. since 2013 emerged in July, and cases have increased abroad. Yvonne Maldonado answers questions about the virus and its impacts.

  • Awards honor research, diversity efforts

    Al’ai Alvarez, MD, receives the inaugural John Levin Excellence in Leadership Award; two others are honored by Stanford Health Care Board of Directors for their roles advancing research and care.

  • Parents’ PTSD after child’s medical trauma

    Nearly half of parents with a child who received an implantable device to correct abnormal heart rhythms met criteria for post-traumatic stress disorder, a Stanford Medicine-led study found.

  • What to know about monkeypox

    The monkeypox virus is normally endemic to Africa but has recently been found on other continents. It spreads through prolonged, direct contact with infected people or their bedding, clothing and towels.

  • New pediatric emergency department opens

    The Stanford Medicine Pediatric Emergency Department opened Aug. 10. The child-centered space puts kids at ease while medical professionals deliver advanced care.


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