Emergency Medicine has a unique position in a healthcare system because of its involvement in pre-hospital programs for the transport of patients to and between hospitals. Emergency Medicine serves as a gateway to the health care system.


Academic Emergency Medicine began at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in 1978. The division gained national prominence and earned full departmental status in 1995. Since the start, we continue to live our mission – improving acute care while creating and sharing the knowledge to do this even better.


The Department of Emergency Medicine is dedicated to improving outcomes of acutely ill and injured patients through high quality, cost efficient care, education, and research.  


The University of Pittsburgh / University of Pittsburgh Physicians Department of Emergency Medicine prioritizes a diverse, supportive environment for our faculty, our trainees, and our patients.

Support Emergency Medicine

The University of Pittsburgh appreciates your contribution to research initiatives, equipment needs or educational programs.  Pittsburgh Emergency Medicine Foundation and other University programs provide opportunities to support education and research.

Current Physician Openings

Physician employment opportunities are available at UPMC Emergency Medicine locations throughout Pittsburgh and western Pennsylvania.


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