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Department Chair

Dr. Deborah Diercks

Deborah Diercks, M.D.
Department Chair
Audre and Bernard Rapoport Distinguished Chair in Clinical Care and Research

Executive Vice Chair

Dr. Mark Courtney

D. Mark Courtney, M.D.
Executive Vice Chair, Academic Affairs

Vice Chairs

Dr. Angela Gardner

Angela Gardner, M.D.
Vice Chair, Administrative Affairs

Dr. Larissa Velez

Larissa Velez, M.D.
Vice Chair, Education
Michael P. Wainscott, M.D., Professorship in Emergency Medicine

Associate Chair

Dr. Ava Pierce

Ava Pierce, M.D.
Associate Professor
Associate Chair, Diversity and Inclusion

Division Chiefs

Dr. Ray Fowler

Ray Fowler, M.D.
Division Chief, Emergency Medical Services
James M. Atkins, M.D., Professorship in Emergency Medical Services

Dr. Kurt Kleinschmidt

Kurt Kleinschmidt, M.D.
Division Chief, Medical Toxicology

Dr. Ellen O'Connell

Ellen O'Connell, M.D.
Associate Professor
Division Chief, General Emergency Medicine

Dr. Raymond Swienton

Raymond Swienton, M.D.
Division Chief, Emergency & Disaster Global Health
Program Director, Emergency & Disaster Global Health Fellowship

Medical Director

Dr. Carl Piel, Jr.

Carl Piel, Jr., D.O.
Assistant Professor
Medical Director, William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital

Chief of Emergency Services

Dr. Jeff Metzger

Jeff Metzger, M.D.
Associate Professor
Chief of Emergency Services, Parkland Hospital

Education Program Director

Dr. Dustin Williams

Dustin Williams, M.D.
Associate Professor
Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency