Emergency Medicine


Emergency Medicine

Welcome to the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California operating in the LAC+USC Medical Center.

The Department of Emergency Medicine at LAC+USC provides world-class emergency, trauma and medical services to the County's 10 million residents.  It 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% of all trauma care in Los Angeles County.  The DEM 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 and 2009.  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.  

For latest news check out our quarterly newsletters: 

Fall Newsletter 2011

Spring Newsletter 2012

Fall Newsletter 2012



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    A young runner in the ASICS Los Angeles Marathon recently thanked Keck Medicine of USC volunteer medical personnel and others for rescuing him when he had a heart attack during the race.

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    A new procedure at Keck Medicine of USC may give people with severe, uncontrolled asthma a much-needed breath of life. The medical center is among the first in the United States to offer bronchial thermoplasty, an outpatient treatment that provides long-lasting control of this chronic disease.

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  • Keck School researcher co-authors report on funding problems and U.S. disaster preparedness

    A Keck School of Medicine of USC researcher is the co-author of a report published in the Institute of Medicine noting that the economic crisis has resulted shortfalls in funding to help communities respond and recover after man-made and natural disasters, exposing significant problems with the United States’ preparedness for public health emergencies.

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    Demetrios Demetriades, MD, PhD, professor of surgery and chief of the division of trauma & critical care at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was recently honored with the American Heart Association’s 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award in Trauma Resuscitation Science.

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  • CHLA Emergency Department wins Lantern Award for outstanding patient care, research, leadership

    The Emergency Department at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles was selected for the Lantern Award, a national honor from the Emergency Nurses Association (ENA) in recognition of the department’s outstanding performance in patient care, research and leadership. 

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    Newly appointed associate vice president for USC Health Sciences Public Relations and Marketing and senior associate dean of the Keck School of Medicine will provide leadership to help grow and strengthen the visibility and reputation of the entire Keck Medicine enterprise.

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    Los Angeles families are encouraged to put their hearts into health at annual expo center event April 6.

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