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Department of Emergency Medicine

When a health crisis can’t wait, our expert emergency care team is ready to respond 24/7, 365 days a year. Our board-certified emergency physicians, surgeons, and specialists provide immediate care for any urgent illness and injury. The Adult Emergency Department (AED) includes:

  • Specialty areas for trauma resuscitations
  • A crisis intervention unit (CIU) for patients needing psychiatric treatment
  • A Joint Commission Accredited chest pain center
  • Project ASSERT (Alcohol and Substance Abuse Services, Education, and Referral to Treatment)
  • Chest Pain Center

The Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) has 85 faculty members, who have responsibility for 186,000 patient visits a year at Yale New Haven Hospital System, including our York Street, Saint Raphael, and Shoreline Medical Center campuses. We strive to create an inviting environment of inclusivity where every individual’s unique and diverse characteristics are valued and respected. We sustain the richness of our department by recruiting and retaining trainees, staff, and faculty from and with diverse backgrounds and talents.

The department’s focus involves elements of public health and disease and injury prevention, including screening for hypertension, diabetes and HIV, and treatment and referral for tobacco, alcohol use, substance use disorder, domestic violence, mood, and other mental health disorders. Faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized experts in their fields and have a strong track record of research success. In 2021, the DEM ranked first in the nation in research dollars awarded by the National Institutes of Health—a demonstration of our commitment to our mission to advance the science and practice of emergency medicine care as we continue to push the envelope of science and advocate for our patients and communities.