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David K. Wagner

David K. Wagner, MD, FACEP

Professor and Chair Emeritus of Emergency Medicine

Department: Emergency Medicine

Specialties: Emergency Medicine


  • MD - St. Louis University, MO
  • Earlham College

Memberships / Professional Affiliations

  • Senior member and former president, American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Former president, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • Former chairman, Residency Review Committee for Emergency Medicine
  • Former chairman, Emergency Medicine Department, Drexel University College of Medicine

Military Service

  • Indian Health Service

Clinical Background

David Wagner, MD, is board certified in emergency medicine, surgery and pediatric surgery.

Clinical Services

Emergency medical procedures


  • Pediatric Surgery - St. Christopher's Hospital for Children, Philadelphia


  • General Surgery - University of Washington, Seattle

David Wagner, MD, is a professor and chair emeritus of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Drexel University College of Medicine.

In the Media


"Subclavian central venous catheters and ultrasound guidance: policy vs practice"
Griswold-Theodorson S, Farabaugh EA, McGrath TM, and Wagner DK
The Journal of Vascular Access, e-publication ahead of print (November 21, 2012)

"Improving Patient Safety With Ultrasonography Guidance During Internal Jugular Central Venous Catheter Placement by Novice Practitioners"
Griswold-Theodorson S, Hannan H, Handly N, Pugh B, Fojtik J, Saks M, Hamilton R, and Wagner D
Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, Vol. 4 Issue 4: 212-216 (2009)

Contact Information

Department of Emergency Medicine
245 N. 15th Street
MS 1011
Philadelphia, PA 19102
Phone: 215.762.2368
Fax: 215.762.1307