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The Department of Emergency Medicine grew out of the consolidation of two renowned tertiary-care hospitals, Medical College of Pennsylvania Hospital and Hahnemann University Hospital, and the faculty of their medical schools. Today, our department includes emergency medicine specialists, and subspecialists in medical toxicology, occupational and environmental medicine and emergency bedside ultrasound.

Emergency Medicine Blog

The Case of Traumatic Laryngeal Rupture

63 year-old male presented to the Emergency Department for traumatic anterior neck injury after slipping in the bathroom and striking his neck directly on the sink counter. Read more.

 
News and Announcements
 

Crozer Welcomes New Interns!

Crozer emergency medicine faculty and the new interns had a blast during a creative welcome event at Hudson Table Philadelphia. Attendees cooked Italian food from scratch while team building in a tight space and high-pressure environment. What an awesome way to get to know each other! Read more.

Visual Case Discussion Published in Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine

Congratulations to Drexel medical student Lilien Socorro (DUCOM Class 2021) and Crozer emergency medicine resident Dr. Raghav Sahni on publishing a case of infectious tenosynovitis in Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. Read more.

2020 Inductees of Medical Honor Societies Announced

The College of Medicine proudly congratulates our faculty, residents, alumni and students who have recently been inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha and the Gold Humanism Honor Societies. Read more.

"The Hahnemann University Hospital Closure and What Matters: A Department Chair's Perspective"

Richard J. Hamilton, MD
Academic Medicine, doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000003104, December 3, 2019 - Volume Publish Ahead of Print

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In the Media
 

August 17, 2020: Charles B. Cairns, MD, Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg dean and senior vice president of medical affairs, was featured in a CBS3 (KYW-TV) story about Pennsylvania’s plans to launch a coronavirus-tracing app next month.

August 3, 2020: Charles Cairns, MD, Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg dean, and senior vice president of medical affairs, was interviewed in a WPVI-TV (6-abc) segment about the Drexel Health Tracker app.

July 27, 2020: Charles B. Cairns, MD, the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs, and Joseph Amon, PhD, a clinical professor and director of the Office of Global Health in the Dornsife School of Public Health, were quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about whether there is a safe way for the MLB to continue its season.

July 26, 2020: Charles B. Cairns, MD, the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs, was featured in a WCAU-TV (NBC-10) "NBC10 @Issue" segment about initial results of a COVID-19 vaccine trial at the University of Oxford.

July 10, 2020: Charles B. Cairns, MD, the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs, was interviewed in a WCAU-TV (NBC-10) story about the "Drexel Health Tracker," a coronavirus health-tracking app.

July 7, 2020: Charles B. Cairns, MD, the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about coronavirus health tracking apps.

July 7, 2020: Charles B. Cairns, MD, the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about coronavirus health tracking apps.

June 19, 2020: Charles B. Cairns, MD, the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean and senior vice president of medical affairs, was quoted in an MIT Technology Review article about unanswered questions that remain about COVID-19 immunity.

June 7, 2020: Charles B. Cairns, MD, the Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg dean, and senior vice president of medical affairs, was quoted in a WCAU-TV (NBC-10) "NBC10@Issue" story about researchers from the College of Medicine and Tower Health collaborating in a national NIH study on the immune responses of COVID-19 patients. The story was also covered by WPVI-TV (6-abc).

April 1, 2020: Charles B. Cairns, MD, Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg Dean, was quoted in multiple publications about new antibody tests being developed for the coronavirus, including Forbes, Business Insider, Yahoo! News and more.

March 27, 2020: Charles B. Cairns, MD, Walter H. and Leonore Annenberg dean, was quoted in a Science News article about how antibody tests detect COVID-19 exposure and how they differ from diagnostic tests.

February 20, 2020: The Healing Hurt People program, a collaboration between the College of Medicine and the Dornsife School of Public Health, was featured in a WHYY story about counseling and other efforts to address trauma and prevent violence in Philadelphia.

September 28, 2019: Richard Hamilton, MD, professor and chair, Department of Emergency Medicine, was quoted in a FOX News segment on the debate over the safety and efficacy of the herbal supplement kratom. The story was picked up by local FOX affiliates nationwide.

July 6, 2019: The Community Health Worker Peer Project, an initiative of the Healing Hurt People program, was featured in the Philadelphia Inquirer.

January 27, 2019: The Healing Hurt People program was mentioned in a WHYY.org story about hospitals playing a bigger role in preventing gun violence.

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Richard J. Hamilton, MD, Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Richard J. Hamilton, MD
Professor and Academic Chair