Welcome to Emergency Medicine at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, here in Madison, Wisconsin.
Our faculty is comprised of more than two dozen faculty members with many areas of expertise, all with a strong commitment to being a part of an academic community. We have individuals with passion for EMS, disaster medicine, pediatrics, medical simulation, quality management, administration, ultrasound, global health, syndromic surveillance, and more.
Our emergency medicine residency program is flourishing and expanding, as early successes have proven its strength and value to many important stakeholders. In addition to a fellowship program, we offer the opportunity to our graduating seniors to participate in an advanced 4th year program, if of interest to them. We have had alumni go on to successful careers in both community settings and academics, including substantial leadership roles.
Our department is the only emergency department (ED) in the state to be part of both level I trauma and burn, for pediatrics and adult, program. While our ED is about five years old, efforts are already on the way to expand its footprints, as we experiment with innovative care delivery models.
Similar to our resident and faculty staff, our nursing staff is a group of incredibly motivated and experienced individuals, who help us provide outstanding care to our patients. We are also very fortunate to have dedicated child life specialists, pharmacists, social workers, case managers, and many others helping the primary physician-nurse team deliver comprehensive patient care.
With all the resources above, our mission is clear:
To provide optimal patient care – care that is safe, effective, patient-centered, timely, efficient, and equitable – for all our patients.
Specifically, to provide optimal emergency care for patients who present with acute medical, surgical, and traumatic presentations, while also addressing the health care needs of our patients with less-acute presentations.
To maintain high standards for quality patient care, despite high census times.
In addition, to participate in national regulatory, governmental, and payer programs aimed at improving the quality of patient care.
We appreciate your interest in our program. Please take a moment to look through our website and learn more about all that UW Health, UW-Madison, and Madison have to offer talented individuals who want to come grow with us.
Azita G. Hamedani MD, MPH
The Lantern Award is a recognition award given to emergency departments that exemplify exceptional practice and innovative performance in the core areas of leadership, practice, education, advocacy and research. The award is a visible symbol of an emergency department’s commitment to quality, presence of a healthy work environment and accomplishment in incorporating evidence-based practice and innovation into emergency care. University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Emergency Department was chosen to receive The Lantern Award in 2012.
*** Exciting News! We were notified that Dr. Azita Hamedani was selected as the National Outstanding Emergency Department Director of the Year. This award is given by the American College of Emergency Physicians, Blue Jay Consulting, and the Emergency Medicine Foundation. Dr. Hamedani was presented with her award at the ACEP Emergency Directors Academy on Monday, April 30, 2012 in Dallas, Texas. The presentation included a video about Dr. Hamedani and her leadership within Emergency Medicine, along with congratulatory messages from colleagues, please review the video below. ***