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UPMC Presbyterian
UPMC Presbyterian and Oakland from Schenley Park 
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Faculty
UPMC Department of Emergency Medicine Faculty  
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Clinical Research
Studies occur in the hospital, ambulances, and the human physiology laboratory. We study provider health and safety as well as disease. 
Four Emergency Departments
Our Emergency Departments
We provide clinical services for over 200,000 patients per year at UPMC-Mercy, UPMC-Shadyside, UPMC-Presbyterian, Magee Women's Hospital and Shadyside Urgent Care. 
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Community Participation
Our department participates in a variety of Pittsburgh community events. Pittsburgh is a uniquely active community. 
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Residency and Fellowships
Bedside teaching and mentorship of residents is a core mission for our department. Alumni provide emergency care worldwide. 
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Emergency Medical Services
We provide medical direction for many EMS agencies in the region. Residents and fellows respond to critical cases for Pittsburgh EMS. 

News

Intervention Through Text Messages Cuts Binge Drinking in Young Adults
Brian Suffoletto, M.D., an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Pitt, decreased binge drinking in young adults using a text message intervention....Learn More >
ABC News National Tweet Chat - Emergency Medicine - July 8, 2014
Dr. Jon Rittenberger and Dr. Charissa Pacella participate in ABC News National Tweet Chat...Learn More >
Pitt researchers get $1.8 million grant to create ECG database (06/24/14)
The University of Pittsburgh Medical School, where the late CPR pioneer Peter Safar began resuscitation research, is leading an effort to glean life-saving information from thousands of electrocardiograms of sudden cardiac arrest victims....Learn More >
Residency Teaching Award 2014
Resident Clinical Excellence Award
Recognition of Francis X. Guyette MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine
Dr. Frank Guyette was presented the Walter Thomas Citizen Award by PEHSC on June 11, 2014....Learn More >
David Salcido, PhD!
David successfully defended his PhD in Epidemiology. The topic of his research is predicting re-arrest in patients who have initial return of circulation after cardiac arrest....Learn More >
DEM Teaching Faculty Recognized by Pitt School of Medicine
Dr. Sue Dunmire and Dr. Adam Tobias were recognized by the outgoing 4th year medical student class this weekend....Learn More >
Pool Injuries Common and Preventable
Dr. Rittenberger discusses common pool injuries with NBC's Linda Carrol....Learn More >
Emergency Medicine K12 Scholar's Work featured in JAMA
Dr. Jennifer Marin showed an increase in ED visits for brain injury between 2006-2010...Learn More >

Events

Thu
Jul
24
Emergency Medicine Residency Grand Rounds - PRESBY
Classroom 540-A, McKee Place
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu
Jul
31
Emergency Medicine Residency Grand Rounds - MAGEE
Classroom 540-A, McKee Place
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue
Aug
5
EMS Grand Rounds
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu
Aug
7
Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue
Aug
12
EMS Grand Rounds
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu
Aug
14
Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tue
Aug
19
EMS Journal Club
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thu
Aug
21
Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds
8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Thu
Aug
21
UPP Emergency Medicine Family Picnic
2:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thu
Aug
28
Emergency Medicine Grand Rounds
8:00 am - 12:00 pm