Department of Emergency Medicine

About the Department

The Department of Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine provides world-class emergency, trauma and medical services to Los Angeles County’s 10 million residents at LAC+USC Medical Center. The department is the county’s largest emergency department, the backbone of the county’s safety net for emergency care and the county’s “Flagship” trauma center providing more than 28 percent of all trauma care in Los Angeles County.

The department is also the sponsor of one of the largest CME events in Emergency Medicine, Essentials of Emergency Medicine, and offers one of the medical school’s most coveted clerkships, winning the award for Educational Excellence in 1997, 2003, 2007, 2009, 2011 and 2014. Our faculty hold or have held leadership positions in the American Board of Emergency Medicine, the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine. Our alumni are spread throughout the nation practicing the specialty in every venue, from small practice groups to large academic centers.

About the Department of Emergency Medicine

Carl Chudnofsky

Carl R. Chudnofsky, MD, Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Chair’s Corner

Clinical Activities

The Department of Medicine’s clinical activities are based at LAC+USC Medical Center. The department is organized into functional units for ease of staffing and flow. Units include resuscitation, psychiatry and the urgent care clinic, among others.

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Department News

Sean Nordt demonstrates the Lightboard.

New technology revolutionizes educational experience for both faculty and students

Lessons at the Keck School of Medicine just got more engaging. Using open-source plans from Northwestern University, a team of Keck School of Medicine faculty and staff built a user-friendly Lightboard studio to record or live-stream lectures. A Lightboard is a large, illuminated glass board that can be written on using special grease pens. Unlike
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Department Events

DEM Faculty Retreat

DEM Faculty Retreat

11/08/2016 - 11/09/2016
Ponte Family Estate Winery, 35001 Rancho California Road, Temecula, CA
All Day

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Keck School Events

Pathology Resident Conference: Dr. Yanling Ma

Pathology Resident Conference: Dr. Yanling Ma

LAC+USC Medical Center, Clinic Tower, Room A7A
8:00 am - 9:00 am

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