Emergency Medicine

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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, 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.  

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Featured News

Preeminent USC surgeon and emergency medicine pioneer dies at 88

Gail Victor Anderson, MD, founding faculty member of the Department of Emergency Medicine at USC and a pioneer in the field, died of complications from pneumonia on Sept. 6, 2014, in Pasadena, California. He was 88.

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More Upcoming Events

Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00pm-1:00pm PT
McKibben (MCH) Lecture Hall, Room 156

Life After Prostate Cancer Treatment

6:00pm-7:45pm PT
Catherine and Joseph Aresty Conference Center, Harlyne Norris Cancer Research Tower, 1441 Eastlake Ave., Lower Ground Room 500

Cellular Homeostasis Lecture Series

12:00pm-1:00pm PT
McKibben (MCH) Lecture Hall, Room 156

Southern California Implementation and Improvement Science Symposium

8:00am PT
California Endowment, 1000 N Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

A Presentation on the Growing Quantified Self Trend and Its Impact on Health and Wellness

12:00pm-2:00pm PT
University of Southern California, 920 West 37th Place, PRB Multi-Purpose Room, Los Angeles, CA 90089

Dean's Distinguished Lecturer Series: David Blumenthal

4:00pm PT
Mayer Auditorium, Keith Administration Building, 1975 Zonal Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90033
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More News

  • Low sugar uptake in brain appears to exacerbate Alzheimer’s disease

    Scientists at USC’s Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute identify potential therapeutic target for the brain disease

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  • Ranibizumab reverses vision loss in working-age U.S. Hispanic and non-Hispanic whites suffering from diabetic eye disease

    The prescription drug may help reduce cases of blindness by 75 percent

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  • Keck Medicine of USC researchers find advantages to mindfulness meditation over sleep education for older adults

    Research indicates that focusing attention and awareness on the present moment without judgment or reacting to thoughts has positive effects not just on sleep but on daytime fatigue and depression.

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  • New target for prostate cancer treatment discovered by Keck Medicine of USC researchers

    Keck Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) scientists have found a promising new therapeutic target for prostate cancer.

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  • Hearing experts break sound barrier for children born without hearing nerve

    Los Angeles research team studies brain plasticity, auditory brainstem implant safety in NIH-backed clinical trial

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  • Keck Medicine of USC researchers find clues to colorectal cancer tumor behavior to improve cancer treatment and cures

    “Big Bang” model of tumor growth provides view into how to stop cancer before it starts

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  • Keck School of Medicine of USC catapults into Top 10 in 2014 NIH funding of otolaryngology research

    High-profile research in human communication bolsters Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery

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