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.  

Match Day 2014

We are ecstatic to announce the 17 newest members of the LAC+USC family!

Abramson, Tiffany
Keck School of Medicine of USC 
Akopian, Erik 
Michigan State University SOM 
Ansari, Ashkon 
Temple University School of Medicine
Berg, Erik 
Keck School of Medicine of USC 
Bugg, Charles (Wally) 
Keck School of Medicine of USC 
Cheffers, Mary 
University of Massachusetts SOM 
Choi, Yun (Danny)  
Georgetown University SOM 
Flinders, Abraham  
Keck School of Medicine of USC 
Flores-Uribe, Erika 
UCSF School of Medicine 
Hoffman, David 
Western University of Health Sciences 
Hoffmann, Erik 
Drexel University SOM 
Johnson, Megan
Temple University School of Medicine 
Musser, Benjamin 
Boston University SOM 
Ness, Craig  
SUNY Downstate Medical Center COM 
Ontiveros, Jorge 
UCSF School of Medicine 
Santiago-Martinez, Margarita 
Michigan State University SOM
Scott, Rebecca  
Keck School of Medicine of USC


For latest news check out our quarterly newsletters: 

Fall Newsletter 2011

Spring Newsletter 2012

Fall Newsletter 2012



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