Emergency Medicine

Trust and equity in emergency departments

Penn Medicine is working to improve the emergency department experience for all patients, including those with distrust of the medical system at large.

Frank Otto

In the News

Seattle Times

Eighteen little things to cool you down on a hot vacation

Jonathan Bar of the Perelman School of Medicine says that time and temperature are the key factors to avoid being “barbecued” by extreme heat.


CBS Philadelphia

Paying drivers to stay off cell phone could make roads safer, Penn study finds

A study by M. Kit Delgado of the Perelman School of Medicine finds that a $50 financial incentive for drivers to stay off their cell phone could make the roads safer.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Drug deaths and overdoses plague Philly jails, raising concerns about plans to step up Kensington arrests

Jeanmarie Perrone of the Perelman School of Medicine says that opioid withdrawal is typically not life-threatening, but that underlying health conditions or multidrug use can result in serious complications.



What’s going on with tranq?

Jeanmarie Perron of the Perelman School of Medicine says that the appearance and progression of skin ulcers and tissue loss on xylazine users is different than with other intravenous drugs.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Cardiac arrest recoveries are great stories, but they’re rare. We can fix that

In an opinion essay, Raina Merchant of the Perelman School of Medicine says that low survival rates for cardiac arrest can be improved by increasing rates of CPR.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Philadelphia hospital program adds psychologists to bridge mental health services for trauma survivors

A new psychology team at the Penn Trauma Violence Recovery Program has provided about 46 survivors with short- and long- term therapy, featuring remarks from Elinore Kaufman and Lily Brown of the Perelman School of Medicine.