About Us

Our dedicated team of physicians, nurses, residents, and specialists provide acute and critical care for more than 75,000 visits a year at the Marc and Laura Andreessen Emergency Department, a designated Level I Adult & Pediatric Trauma Center. 

We are also dedicated to education and developing tomorrow's leaders in emergency medicine, and offer a four-year residency program that includes unique training in diverse clinical settings.

Our academic faculty and fellows are engaged in active research to develop leading-edge treatments, ensuring patients have access to the most up-to-date therapies available. 

Our faculty also specialize in:

Recent Milestones

  • Partnering with Stanford Stroke Service to pioneer a novel Stroke Code Extended protocol that expedites evaluation and treatment of patients with large-vessel debilitating strokes.
  • Implementing an innovative critical care unit within the emergency department, resulting in higher quality of care, improved education and enhanced research opportunities.
  • Receiving the prestigious Lantern Award twice from the Emergency Nurses Association in recognition of exceptional practice and innovation in leadership, education, advocacy and research.
  • Producing more than 40 peer-reviewed publications in the 2017-2018 Academic Year.
  • Creating one of the first fellowships in emergency medicine focused on physician wellness.

Andra Blomkalns, MD, MBA