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Ula Hwang, MD, MPH

Professor Adjunct of Emergency Medicine

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Ula Hwang, MD, MPH


Ula is an emergency physician and researcher interested in the quality of emergency care that older adults receive. She wrote the article first describing “The Geriatric Emergency Department,” co-lead the development of the 2014 Geriatric ED Guidelines that are endorsed by national Emergency Medicine and Geriatrics organizations, serves on the Board of Governors for the American College of Emergency Physician's Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation program. She is the co-PI of the Geriatric ED Collaborative (GEDC), a national implementation program supported by the John A. Hartford Foundation and the West Health Institute to educate, implement, and evaluate geriatric emergency care and is the PI of the National Institute on Aging funded Geriatric Emergency care Applied Research (GEAR) Network.

Education & Training

  • Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar
    Yale School of Medicine (2004)
  • Resident
    Mount Sinai Medical Center (2002)
  • MPH
    Harvard School of Public Health (1999)
  • MD
    New York University School of Medicine (1997)


  • Board Certification
    AB of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine (2005)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Pioneer AwardAcademy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine (AGEM)2022
Mentorship AwardAcademy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine (AGEM)2022