“Dr. Chudnofsky is an established leader in emergency medicine, having successfully managed a complex emergency medicine department within a challenging organizational structure — a private teaching hospital that responds to and fulfills the enormous emergency department demands of a major public hospital,” said Keck School of Medicine Dean Carmen A. Puliafito, MD, MBA.
Chudnofsky began his 26-year academic career at the University of Massachusetts and University of Michigan. He had been chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Einstein Healthcare Network and a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.
Among his responsibilities, he oversaw the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at Einstein Medical Center, a fully accredited, long-standing residency program with a Level 1 Trauma Center that receives over 100,000 annual emergency department visits.
Chudnofsky graduated from George Washington University School of Medicine and completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. He succeeds Ed Newton, MD, who had served as interim chair of Emergency Medicine since August 2014.
The Department of Emergency Medicine at LAC+USC provides world-class emergency, trauma and medical services. It is the county’s largest emergency department, offering a safety net for emergency care to the 10 million residents of Los Angeles County, for which it provides more than 28 percent of all trauma care.