In the News

New Stanford Hospital Opens

On November 17, 2019 physicians and staff gathered for a ribbon cutting  to open the new Stanford Hospital and a new pediatric emergency department. 

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New Adult & Pediatric EDs

With new hospital, Stanford will have separate adult and pediatric emergency departments.
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Ask-a-Chair: Andra Blomkalns, MD

Chair of the Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine Andra Blomkalns, MD, MBA was featured on the SAEM RAMS podcast series "Ask-a-Chair" discussing career decisions, stepping stones and advice.

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New Fellowship: Innovation & Design

The  Innovation and Design Fellowship trains fellows in how to think, conceptualize, and achieve healthcare improvement through advances in technology, systems  change, digital applications, and much more.

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UltraFest 2019

Chair Andra Blomkalns, MD, clincal instructor Nicholas Ashenburg, MD, and more than 20 Stanford Emergency Medicine faculty and fellows hosted 200 medical students from around the country at UltraFest 2019, where hands-on workshops and simulations gave attendees valuable point-of-care ultrasound experience.

New Podcast on Social EM

Ayesha Khan, MD has launched a new podcast series, Announce, focused on social emergency medicine and  the social factors (race, addiction, malnutrition, immigration, homelessness etc) that influence - and challenge - patient health.

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Geriatric Emergency Care Innovations

Stanford Health Care recently earned geriatric emergency department accreditation from the American College of Emergency Physicians. Nida Degesys, MD, administrative fellow, discusses emergency care needs of older adults. 

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Life in the Disaster Zone

Barbie Barrett, MD has been a first responder to disasters and mass trauma for decades. She shares lessons learned about emergency medicine - and life.

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Burns in India

Jennnifer Newberry, MD explores why women in India suffer disproportionately from burns and the implications for improving pre-hospital care.
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Prasanthi Govindarajan, MD Awarded R01 Grant

Prasanthi Govindarajan, MD of Stanford has been selected to receive an R01 from the NIH for a mixed-methods study: Effect of Bypass Policies on Stroke Treatment in a National Sample of Medicare Beneficiaries.

Precision Ed. & Assessment Research Lab

Michael Gisondi, MD; Holly Caretta-Weyer, MD; and Stefanie Syer, PhD have launched the Precision Education and Assessment Research Lab (The PEARL) with the goal of defining precision in medical education and study the best ways to individualize training for physicians. 

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High-Performance CPR

Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine is training physicians, nurses and others in new - and more effective - technique called high performance CPR. 

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The Future of Sports Concussion

Angela Lumba-Brown, MD recently co-directed the first Stanford Sports Concussion Summit featuring hands-on demonstrations, cross-discipline lectures and NFL hall-of-fame inductee Steve Young.

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Profile in Innovation: Rebecca Smith-Coggins, MD

Rebecca Smith-Coggins, MD, a pioneer in the physician wellness movement, continues to shape how the field of emergency medicine defines and promotes wellness. 

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Geriatric Certification

Stanford is now one of a handful of institutions across the country to have achieved Geriatric Certification from the American College of Emergency Physicians. 

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Stanford Partners with Area Fire Departments

The majority of calls fire departments respond to are medical, not incendiary. To ensure 8 area fire departments know leading-edge treatments and have access to additional resources and trainings, Stanford Department of Emergency Medicine has developed a unique partnership, facilitated by Peter D'Souza, MD.

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Profile in Innovation: Jennifer Wilson, MD

Jennifer Wilson, MD is researching new treatments for ARDS and sepsis and working toward a broader vision for healthcare.

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Guiding an Ultramarathon in Antarctica

Rebecca Walker, MD discusses the connections between emergency medicine and running 250 kilometers in several feet of snow, guiding a runner who could not see.

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Support for New Resident Parents

Former Chief Resident June Gordon, MD helped craft a new policy to offer support for residents returning to work as new parents.

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On Art, Medicine, and Near Death

Partially paralyzed in a surfing accident, Stanford EM Residency alum Matthew Wetschler, MD captures his path back to movement - and emergency medicine - in a new exhibit.

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