• Breaking the Virtual Care Barrier

    Stanford’s Virtual Visit Track (VVT) in the emergency department revolutionizes patient care, enabling remote consultation by board-certified emergency medicine physicians, resulting in shorter stays, satisfied patients, and fewer return visits.

  • Growing the Emergency Medicine Pipeline in Rwanda

    Joe Becker, MD, spearheads the development of a groundbreaking clerkship program in Rwanda for medical students, addressing the country’s evolving healthcare needs and fostering interest in emergency medicine careers.

  • The Future of EM Training

    A conversation with Mike Gisondi, MD, vice chair of education, and Sara Krzyzaniak, MD, associate vice chair and director of the emergency medicine residency program in the Stanford University Department of Emergency Medicine.

  • Turning Case Review Inside Out

    Stanford Hospital’s Marc and Laura Andreessen Emergency Department (ED) uses a unique case review process that has led to elevated patient care and improved physician satisfaction and trust.

  • Quality, Equity, and AI in Emergency Cardiac Care

    Maame Yaa (Maya) Yiadom, MD and a team of emergency medicine physician-researchers tested an AI model against human practice in identifying patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS). Their findings emphasize the disparities in age-based ACS screening and highlight the delicate interplay between human expertise and AI algorithms in the pursuit of precision emergency care.

  • Sepsis Test Results in Hours, Not Days

    Samuel Yang, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine, is accelerating the diagnosis of bloodstream infections, including a novel approach to quickly determine the susceptibility of bacterial pathogens to antibiotics.

  • Reading People's Faces

    Stanford is exploring if a video algorithm can predict hospital admission likelihood by assessing patients’ visual cues, in a project co-led by Ryan Ribeira, MD, site principal investigator.

  • Predicting Falls After Discharge from the ED

    For America’s aging population, preventing falls is crucial for maintaining independence in their golden years. Brian Suffoletto, MD, and his team are using AI and digital technology to predict and prevent falls in older patients after leaving the emergency department (ED).

  • Precision Cardiac Care

    Kenton Anderson, MD, and a national collaborative of transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) experts pioneer the use of TEE during cardiac arrest, providing real-time images of the heart’s aortic valve.

  • Operation AI

    Dev Dash, MD, aims to reshape emergency medicine operations through the use of large language models for admissions assessment, critical care cohorting, and more.

  • What Digital Health Tells Us About Disease

    Christine Ngaruiya, MD, uses Natural Language Processing to uncover gender disparities in noncommunicable diseases, while also leading initiatives at the intersection of health and climate change, fostering targeted interventions and policy changes worldwide.

  • Transforming Patient Monitoring with Machine Learning

    David Kim, MD, PhD and his team are developing software that synthesizes data from electronic health records and physiologic monitors in real-time to provide more specific and accurate information about a patient’s physiology during an emergency department (ED) visit.

  • How to Evaluate the Ethics of AI

    A study led by Christian Rose, MD, and Jennifer Newberry, MD, JD explores the techno-ethical complexities of applying precision medicine in the volatile emergency care environment.

  • Using AI to Save Lives in Rural Alaska

    Brian Rice, MD, uses machine learning to analyze medevac utilization in remote areas of Alaska where air transport is the lifeline for emergencies.

  • Improving Care for Mothers Around the Globe

    In a global effort to increase access to quality emergency care for mothers and newborns, Peter Acker, MD an associate professor of emergency medicine is helping to improve emergency referrals.

  • Evaluating Latinx Mental Health in the Community

    Jennifer Newberry, MD, JD, leads a bilingual team in a multi-year collaboration with community partners to assess and address mental health usage patterns in the East San José Latinx community.

  • Emergency Care Post-Dobbs

    Monica R. Saxena, MD, JD, assistant professor of emergency medicine, developed a protocol to offer medication abortions to patients in the Stanford Hospital emergency department (ED), in collaboration with Carl Preiksaitis, MD, emergency medicine fellow, and Andrea Henkel, MD, MS, assistant professor and complex family planning subspecialist in the Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology.

  • Emergency Care for Patients with Dementia

    Michelle Lin, MD, MPH, MS, an advocate for comprehensive geriatric care, investigates the accessibility and impact of geriatric emergency departments, aiming to bridge the gap for marginalized populations.

  • Unveiling Child Trafficking Patterns

    Preeti Panda, MD, a pediatric emergency medicine fellow at Stanford, conducts research to shed light on the socio-economic characteristics of trafficking victims, paving the way for informed policy initiatives in emergency departments.

  • Caring for Children Before They Arrive at the Hospital

    Manish Shah, MD is currently involved in two clinical trials for children in the prehospital setting: a five-year study, Pediatric Dose Optimization for Seizures in Emergency Medical Services, and the Pediatric Prehospital Airway Resuscitation Trial.


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Recent Awards and Honors

Stanford's Marc and Laura Andreessen Emergency Department has achieved a Level Two Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation by ACEP in recognition of best practices in caring for our older population.

Santa Clara County recognized Stanford’s pediatric emergency department for its ability to handle a broad spectrum of medical emergencies in young patients. Read more

Sam Yang, MD was awarded an R21 grant from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) for his project titled "Neutrophil Extracellular Traps are Free-Radical Generating DNAzymes."

Maame Yaa "Maya" Yiadom, MD received an NIH R01 grant to use predictive modeling for ACS screening to improve diagnosis and mortality for STEMI. 
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Fellow Vytas Karalius, MD has been awarded the $100,000 SAEM Education Research Grant. This is the third time a Stanford EMED Med Ed fellow has received this grant in six years.

Residency program director Sara Krzyzaniak, MD was awarded the 2023 ACEP Faculty Teaching Award. Moises Gallegos, MD received the Junior Faculty Teaching Award.