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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.

 
News and Announcements
 

2019 Golden Apple Awards

Emergency medicine resident Kevin Kammel and faculty member Michael Pasirstein received 2019 Golden Apple Awards from the class of 2019. Faculty member Steven Rosenzweig was nominated for an award in the Year One Longitudinal Community Care Practicum category.

2018 Faculty Awards

Congratulations to Theodore Corbin, MD, recipient of the Vincent Zarro Community Outreach Award. See all 2018 faculty awardees.

2018 Golden Apple Awards

On April 10, faculty and staff were recognized for excellence in teaching and outstanding service at the 2018 Golden Apple Award Ceremony.

Ted Corbin: Philly’s Next Health Hero?

Ted Corbin, MD, has been nominated as a semifinalist in the Be Well Philly Health Hero Challenge, presented by Philadelphia magazine and Independence Blue Cross. (August 18, 2017)

Ted Corbin, MD, Named Vice Chair for Research in Emergency Medicine

Richard Hamilton, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, recently announced the appointment of Ted Corbin, MD, as the department's vice chair for research. (July 27, 2017)

Recognize, Appreciate and Tame Unconscious Bias

Pulse (Summer 2017)

Healing Hurt People Receives National Award for Innovation in Aiding Crime Victims

Ted Corbin, MD, associate professor in Drexel’s College of Medicine and Dornsife School of Public Health, and John Rich, MD, professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, were both on-hand to receive the Award for Professional Innovation in Victim Services. Corbin serves as the medical director of Healing Hurt People and Rich is the director of Drexel’s Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, which houses the program. Drexel News Blog (April 7, 2017)

 
In the Media
 

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.

August 29, 2019: Ted Corbin, MD, a professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and John Rich, MD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, were interviewed in a WTXF-TV (FOX-29) segment about Healing Hurt People, their trauma recovery program.

August 1, 2019: Ted Corbin, MD, professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and John Rich, MD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, were quoted in a Philadelphia Citizen story about Healing Hurt People, their trauma recovery program.

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.

December 19, 2018: The College of Medicine's Emergency Medical Services Training Institute was featured in a 19 WCAU-TV (NBC-10) "Wednesday's Child" segment about 11-year-old Juliet, who visited the College to learn what it takes to be an emergency medical technician.

December 3, 2018: Richard Hamilton, MD, chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, appeared on the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine podcast to discuss his military experience, game theory, training astronauts and more.

November 30, 2018: Ryan Arnold, MD, an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, was quoted in a Delaware News Journal story about a study he led, which used big data to identify high-risk factors for death in sepsis patients. The story was also picked up by Delmarva Public Radio. Muge Capan, PhD, an associate clinical professor in the LeBow College of Business, co-authored the study.

November 28, 2018: Ryan Arnold, MD, an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Muge Capan, an associate clinical professor in the LeBow College of Business, were quoted in a Health Data Management article about a study they led that identified subtle symptoms that may point to greater risk of sepsis death. The article was also featured in Becker’s Hospital Review.

July 27, 2018: Ralph Riviello, MD, a professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, was featured in a Philadelphia Inquirer Q&A about how hospital emergency departments can better care for victims of sexual assault.

July 13, 2018: Theodore Corbin, MD, a professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and John Rich, MD, a professor in the Dornsife School of Public Health, were quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story on Healing Hurt People, their trauma recovery program. A variety of those training to work in the program, including Terrell Crumpton and Isaiah Jackson, were quoted or mentioned in the story.

July 2, 2018: An opinion piece questioning the usefulness of urine testing for opioids by James Roberts, MD, a professor and vice chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, was featured in an article on Becker’s Hospital Review.

May 25, 2018: Ted Corbin, MD, an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Jermaine McCorey, a community health worker in the Center for Nonviolence and Social Justice, were interviewed on an episode of WHYY-Radio's "The Pulse" about gun violence in Philadelphia and Drexel's Healing Hurt People program.

April 18, 2018: Ted Corbin, MD, MPP, an associate professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine, was mentioned in a WHYY story about Healing Hurt People, the violence intervention program that he co-directs with John Rich, MD, MPH.

March 16, 2018: Dexter C. Graves and Bisola Egbe, fourth-year medical students, and Ted Corbin, MD, an associate professor and vice chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine, were quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer story about how a Drexel student-created mentoring network is addressing the country's shortage of African-American doctors. The story also appeared in The Morning Call (Allentown, Pennsylvania) on March 17.

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

Richard J. Hamilton, MD
Professor and Chair