Section Chiefs' Welcome

Linda Druelinger

Welcome to the Section of Emergency Medicine website. In existence for over thirty years, the Emergency Medicine program at the University of Chicago has a distinguished history, playing a leadership role in the development of pre hospital emergency care in the city of Chicago, serving as “medical control” for the Chicago South EMS System, initiating the city’s only hospital-based aeromedical transport system, serving as a level I trauma center for the care of injured children, and becoming one of Chicago’s “leadership hospitals” in disaster and terrorism preparedness. Recently the section has also supported the development of the highly collaborative Emergency Resuscitation Center focused on sudden cardiac death and equally creative work in health services research, which together have made the section one of the premier emergency medicine research programs in the country. We are currently in the process of supporting initiatives in medical informatics, patient safety, international health, and EMS research.

The Section is also home to one of the country’s oldest emergency medicine residency training programs, and the education of housestaff and medical students remains among our highest priorities. We invite you to explore our website and encourage you to contact us if you are interested in learning more about our Section.