Department of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine 2017-04-14T10:43:59+00:00

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
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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

Professor fights opioid epidemic with award-winning app

Talib Omer, MD, assistant professor of clinical emergency medicine and director of emergency ultrasound medical student elective at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, was part of a team of entrepreneurs working for California-based tech-startup PwrdBy that won a Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contest to develop an… Read More »

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Keck School Events

2017 Advances in GI Cancer Symposium

2017 Advances in GI Cancer Symposium

11/18/2017 - 11/19/2017
Westin Pasadena
7:00 am - 12:15 pm

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