One of the largest academic EMS programs in the country

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is an integral part of the Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine and the broader community. We are one of the largest academic-based EMS programs in the country and provide training, pre-hospital care, research, and leadership throughout the peninsula, including Santa Mateo, and Santa Clara counties.

Program highlights include:

  • ACGME EMS fellowship
  • Training for residents, medical students, undergraduates, and first responders
  • Serving as medical directors for nine fire districts and two counties
  • Partnering closely with LifeFlight, the only academic hospital-­based flight program in California
  • Working closely with local, state, and federal agencies to craft a web of support
  • Participation on national and international disaster and humanitarian missions
  • Training for Stanford Emergency Medical Service (StEMS) student group
  • Advancing the field of Wilderness medicine through research and training
  • Providing medical support for large-scale sporting and entertainment events
  • Building and strengthening EMS systems internationally

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Our fellowship is an ACGME-accredited program that involves prehospital emergency patient care, including initial patient stabilization, treatment, and transport to hospitals in specially equipped ambulances or helicopters.

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Stanford also provides mandatory and optional EMS rotations for residents, as well as undergraduate education and EMT training.


Benefitting from our location in Silicon Valley, considered ground-zero for innovation, our faculty and fellows conduct research on topics ranging from High Performance CPR to Disaster Preparedness and Stroke.

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Our collaboration with organizations and local EMS agencies throughout the surrounding communities is critical to creating a network of pre-hospital support. We also partner with local fire departments, first responders, student EMTs, and LifeFlight.

Our community extends throughout the region and around the globe through legislative and international efforts.

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Multiple EMS division faculty are Board-certified in EMS, and several have been trained in additional areas of specialty, such as tactical EMS.

Marc Gautreau, MD, MBA, FACEP, FAEMS

Eli Carrillo, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

Peter D'Souza, MD, FACEP, FAEMS
Clinical Associate Professor

Prasanthi Govindarajan, MD, MAS
Associate Professor

Eric Marxmiller, NRP

Meredith Masters, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

William Mulkerin, MD, FACEP
Clinical Assistant Professor

Katherine Staats, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor

David Obert, MD
EMS Fellow

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Department of Emergency Medicine
900 Welch Road, Suite 350
Palo Alto, CA 94304

Main Line: 650-723-6576

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