Emergency Medicine Divisions & Sections

The BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health provides emergency services in the South Central Wisconsin area. In addition to an array of sub-specialty services, the department provides emergency services in four clinical locations.

The scope of these clinical services, combined with research in a number of different areas, results in dynamic relationships that foster stronger research and patient care services. Many faculty are both clinical practitioners and researchers, allowing us to transform research into a continuum from investigation through discovery to translation into real-life clinical practice. This, thereby, links even the most basic research to practical improvements in human health. 


Division of Prehospital Medicine

Pediatric Emergency Medicine

The Pediatric Emergency Medicine section provides collaborative, patient and family centered care to meet the emergency care needs of children throughout the region. Our research focuses on injury prevention, EMS education, acute pain management, and medical simulation.


The Ultrasound section consists of four fellowship-trained faculty with diverse training backgrounds and interests. We are dedicated to providing innovative ultrasound education for a variety of learners, including faculty, fellows, residents, APPs, and medical students. We support an active, sustaining clinical ultrasound program with the majority of EM faculty members credentialed to bill and perform ultrasound for clinical care.

Clinical Simulation

The Emergency Medicine Simulation section is focused on training residents in the timely recognition and appropriate intervention for critically ill patients. Besides learning medical management, simulation training provides a hands-on opportunity to improve teamwork and practice procedural skills.

Global Health

The goal of the Global Health section is to build relationships with partnering institutions in order to improve health and education in their communities. Our program maintains a strong commitment to education and implementation of public health and international emergency medicine for physicians interested in pursuing a career in global health research and practice.

Image in right panel credit: Jade Juhl 2015