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Emergency Medicine

At Penn State Health, we conduct high-quality research in urgent and emergent health conditions. Our goal is to improve outcomes for our patients.

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Learn More About Emergency Medicine Research

Research Mission Expand answer

Our Department of Emergency Medicine faculty, staff, residents and students work together on research. We exchange ideas and develop new approaches to clinical problems. We value:

  • Scientific integrity
  • Methodological rigor
  • Creativity
  • Clinical relevance
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Our team participates in both National Institutes of Health and industry-funded clinical trials. We collaborate with other departments, including:

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Cardiology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatrics
  • Radiology
  • Trauma Surgery
  • Physical Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Pharmacy

We also conduct research with pre-hospital providers in Penn State Health Emergency Medicine, Life Lion and other emergency medical services agencies in the southcentral Pennsylvania region.

Research Leadership Expand answer

Susan Promes, MD, is Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Read more about Dr. Promes here.

Seminars and Events Expand answer

Continuing education events in emergency medicine appear below, as available.

Contact Expand answer

In an emergency, always call 911 or your local emergency-services provider. To transfer a patient, including critical care transport service, please call the 24-hour MD Network at 800-233-4082