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Where COVID-19 walks in: Creating resilience in the emergency department - Andra Blomkalns, MD shares how the ED crew has adapted and prevailed during COVID-19. See story 

The Department of Emergency Medicine has received the prestigious 2020 ISP Star Award for our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and exemplifying Stanford Medicine’s commitment to high-tech, high-touch care. Learn more.

Dan Imler, MD has launched a new Stanford Emergency Medicine Innovation (StEMI) podcast focused on interviews with leaders and cutting edge ideas in the ED. Download episodes

Andra Blomkalns, MD, MBA leads Stanford Medicine's clinical trial testing antibodies designed to block the coronavirus from infecting human cells and shorten the course of the illness. Learn more

Italo Brown, MD, MPH, clinical assistant professor of emergency medicine has been named Health Equity and Social Justice Curriculum Lead for Stanford School of Medicine.

The AMA is providing $1.25M over five years to Holly Caretta-Weyer, MDand Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine as part of their Reimagining Residency program. Learn more

Dr. Andra Blomkalns (EM Chair) and Dr. Mary Hawn (Surgery Chair) discuss leadership tips, gender discrimination, their vision for the future. Watch recording

EM resident Sunny Patel, MD, MBA, created Stanford's new Healthcare Leadership and Administration Fellowship for medical students. Read story

Our Stanford Emergency Medicine International developed a multi-lingual online training to recognize, stabilize and treat COVID-19, featuring 20 Stanford EM physicians. Learn more.

Samuel Yang, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine, aims to develop a rapid and lower-cost method of testing and diagnosis of infections, that would in turn, inform targeted treatments. Read story

Former Stanford EM Fellow Leroy Sims, MD talks about serving as the NBA's medical director in charge of running the bubble, and also what it means to be a Black physician in America. Watch here

Drs. Al'ai Alvarez and Italo Brown co-authored "ER doctors: We're no strangers to violence but we try to de-escalate without anyone dying." Read the USA Today piece. Listen to Dr. Alvarez discuss on the Stanford 1:2:1 podcast.

"The 5 Types of Concussions - And how to treat each one" explores Angela Lumba-Brown, MDs groundbreaking work on TBI sub-types.

Chair Andra L. Blomkalns, MD and Prasanthi Govindarajan, MD collaborated with Stanford colleagues to demonstrate people can be taught to do their own nasal swabs for accurate COVID-19 testing. Learn more

A Stanford doctor’s COVID-19 experience: ‘I didn’t know what was ahead’ from Peter D'Souza, MD. Read more.

Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine has received the Outstanding Department Award from the Academy of Women in Academic Emergency Medicine! Watch video

Social distancing through the eyes of a toddler - Benjamin Lindquist, MD writes a book for his daughter to explain the new reality under COVID.  More

How does COVID-19 testing work? The New York Times follows Ultrasound Fellow Jamshid Mistry, MD through the process. Watch video

With iPad, COVID-19 patients see the caregiver behind the mask


Stanford emergency medicine physician Italo Brown, MD explains health and medicine to a GQ audience and to people in at-risk communities.

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Moises Gallegos, MD crafts a children's book tribute to his  physician wife.

Sam Yang, MD is exploring a new testing platform that would analyze genetic sequences within the bacteria and cellular response to antibiotics to make a targeted sepsis diagnosis - cutting diagnosis from days to hours. 

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Michael Bresler, MD reflects on his efforts to ensure emergency healthcare for all. 

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Chair Andra Blomkalns, MD and Drs. Alexei Wagner and Kimberly Schertzer discuss novel approaches to teambuilding in a recent Stanford Medicine article.


With the opening of a new hospital, Stanford now offers separate adult, pediatric emergency departments.

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