• 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.

  • Teaching Ultrasound in Lower-Resource Areas

    Stanford’s Department of Emergency Medicine launched an ultrasound training program for emergency medicine residents at the University Teaching Hospital of Kigali in Rwanda.

  • The Evolution of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

    A conversation with Deborah Hsu, MD, MEd, who came to Stanford as inaugural chief of the division of pediatric emergency medicine at Stanford University’s Department of Emergency Medicine in 2023.

  • Growing the Emergency Medicine Pipeline in Rwanda

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

  • Digital Solutions to Create Equity in Mentoring

    Dr. Sally Mahmoud-Werthmann is addressing underrepresentation in emergency medicine by developing a virtual mentorship platform to connect mentees with mentors who share similar lived experiences.

  • What to Know About Competency-Based Training

    Holly Caretta-Weyer, MD, MHPE, and a collaborative consortium of leaders within emergency medicine have utilized a five-year $1.25 million grant from the American Medical Association (AMA) to develop an ecosystem of assessment and predictive learning analytics that move the specialty toward competency-based medical education.

  • A Coaching Resource You Can Use

    The Coaching Office: Advancing Coaching in Healthcare and Medical Education (COACHME) was created at Stanford Medicine in 2021 to build capacity across Stanford to deliver quality coaching in medical education and to advance the field of coaching in medical education.

  • Greening in the ED

    In emergency medicine, where every second counts, the push for sustainability might seem daunting. However, Stanford’s Marc and Laura Andreessen Emergency Department (ED) is making strides in creating a more ecologically friendly environment.

  • How digital tools are heading off alcohol-related health problems

    Brian Suffoletto, MD, associate professor of emergency medicine, views interactions with patients in the Emergency Department as valuable opportunities to identify specific risks and then facilitate positive behavior changes post-ED discharge using digital devices.

  • A night in the life of an emergency department physician

    The overhead announcement rings through the halls: "Trauma 95 arriving in room Alpha 2 for team AY." Al'ai Alvarez MD, the attending night shift physician at Stanford Hospital, knows that's a call for him and his team - it signals a patient is arriving in the emergency department's lowest tier of severity.

  • Deborah Hsu, MD, MEd, Joins Stanford as Inaugural Chief of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

    The Department of Emergency Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine proudly welcomes Deborah Hsu, MD, MEd, as the inaugural Chief of the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Vice Chair of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, and Professor of Emergency Medicine.

  • Pediatric emergency department melds expert care with child-centered space

    The Marc and Laura Andreessen Pediatric Emergency Department at Stanford Medicine opened in 2022. This child-centered space puts young ones at ease while advanced care is delivered.

  • Harnessing Data to Improve Emergency Care

    The Emergency Department Data Analytics Committee (EDAC) is employing informatics to improve care delivery through research, quality monitoring, and machine learning. Comprised of emergency medicine physicians with informatics expertise, a clinical data architect, and a data analyst, the team guides emergency medicine clinical operations and researchers in utilizing patient data in innovative ways.

  • The Right Stroke Care at the Right Location

    Prasanthi Govindarajan, MD is using a multi-year Research Project grant from the Department of Health and Human Services Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality to study the effect of state- and county-level stroke center bypass policies on patient outcomes.

  • Health Equity in the Pediatric ED with Dr. Cherrelle Smith

    Growing up in a small, rural community one hour away from the nearest in-network physician, Cherrelle Smith, MD was aware from an early age of limitations on access to health care. Now assistant medical director of the Stanford Pediatric Emergency Department (ED), Dr. Smith has focused her efforts on expanding access to care as well as mitigating the behaviors and microaggessions that can marginalize female and black physicians.

  • Innovative Methods for Prevention and Early Treatment of ARDS

    Jennifer Wilson, MD, a clinical assistant professor with Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine, is exploring innovative methods for prevention and early treatment of acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and sepsis…

  • Profile in Innovation: Pediatric EM Physician Dan Imler, MD

    Daniel Imler, MD of Stanford’s Department of Emergency Medicine was awarded the American Academy of Pediatrics EBSCO Health/DynaMed Plus Award for Technological Innovations in Pediatric Emergency Medicine Award for his work in creating Curbside, an online physicians-first decision optimization tool.

  • EMS in the Community: Training Local Partners

    The Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine’s Emergency Medical (EMS) section is closely integrated with surrounding communities stretching from San Francisco to Gilroy. Partnerships span all aspects of pre-hospital care and training for fire departments, law enforcement agencies, and even the National Park Service.

  • Rising to the Challenges of Covid-19 Through Telehealth

    One of Stanford’s first steps toward virtual emergency care was to establish a drive-through alternative care site for COVID-19 testing in 2020, supported by a remote emergency medicine physician.

  • Using Digital Devices to Expand Care Beyond the Emergency Department

    As an associate professor of emergency medicine, Brian Suffoletto, MD sees emergency department (ED) patient encounters as opportunities to identify individuals with specific risks and connect them to effective interventions that help them adopt behavioral changes after they leave the ED.


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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.