Emergency Medicine

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    PennSTAR Emergency Transport Services.

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    Advanced Emergency Care, Novel Research.

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    The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania is #1 In the Region, Once Again!

Ed Dickinson, MD, NRP, FACEP

Ed Dickinson III, MD, NRP, FACEP

Welcome to Penn Emergency Medicine! As Interim Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine and Chief of Emergency Services of the University of Pennsylvania Health System, I am proud to lead a dynamic team of emergency care professionals who strive to deliver superb clinical care, while creating an environment for world class emergency medical education and scholarship. Our physicians, nurses, residents & staff work hard every day to keep Penn EM at the forefront of emergency care.

Our clinical environment is a rich representation of Penn Medicine more generally, with patients from the local community with common problems alongside patients with highly complex advanced disease, referred in for specialty care. Penn Medicine consistently ranks among the top medical centers in the nation, so our Department enjoys high quality consultation services and interactions with top programs in orthopedics, trauma surgery, oncology, neurology and other specialty areas.

We support a highly-competitive four year EM residency program, led by a talented team of physician educators who serve to educate the national EM leaders of the future. Many of our residents go on to fellowship training or faculty positions at top-notch academic medical centers across the country. Our newly developed EM/critical care unit affords exciting new opportunities for residency education, as well as a well-established toxicology program, ultrasound division and other educational domains. Our research faculty lead numerous federally-funded clinical and laboratory studies, helping to create an intellectually stimulating and rewarding environment for all members of the EM family.

I welcome you to explore our website and learn more about all of the exciting aspects of Penn EM that make us proud to come to work every day.

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Ed Dickinson, MD, NRP, FACEP
Professor & Interim Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
Director, Emergency Medical Services Field Operations, Department of Emergency Medicine