Research & Innovation

Leading in the advancement of emergency medicine through innovation and scientific discovery.

Emergency Medicine is a rapidly-developing field, and Stanford is leading research in many areas, including:

  • pre-hospital care
  • wilderness medicine
  • physician wellness
  • pediatric emergency medicine
  • international healthcare delivery
  • simulation and virtual reality as training tools
  • online and application-based diagnostics


The department benefits from collaboration with other disciplines at Stanford, within local Silicon Valley, and across the globe.


Maame Yaa Yiadom, MD, MPH, MSCI

Interim Vice Chair of Research


The Department of Emergency Medicine is leading and collaborating on mulitple COVID-19 research projects, including:

Testing antibodies designed to block the coronavirus from infecting human cells and shorten the course of the illness.

Rates of Co-infection Between SARS-CoV-2 and Other Respiratory Pathogens

Validation of specimen self-collection vs. collection by health care worker for COVID-19 testing.


Project Spotlight

Ground-breaking sepsis testing, re-shaping how we view traumatic brain injury, new learning modalities and more. Learn about just a few of our faculty research projects.


Profiles in Innovation

Meet just a few of the individuals who are helping to shape the future of emergency medicine. 

EM Innovation Podcast

Dan Imler, MD talks with industry leaders about cutting-edge ideas and technology in the ED on the Stanford Emergency Medicine Innovation (StEMI) podcast. Guests include:

  • John Martin, MD  of Butterfly Network, Inc. 
  • Rod Altman, MD of Wells Fargo Healthcare Group
  • Pat Basu, MD  of Cancer Treatment Centers
  • Joseph Huang of Stanford-StartX Fund 
  • And more!

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Training Researchers

First-year residents participate in a year-long research curriculum that provides training in skills necessary to develop and implement their research protocol during residency. Based on their ideas and interests, residents are paired with mentors to fully utilize the expertise of the world-class environment at Stanford University.

Research Publications & Organizations

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