During his 23-year career, Steven Polevoi, MD, the medical director of the UCSF Emergency Department, has done everything from treat traumatic injuries to deliver babies. While medical emergencies occur throughout the year, Polevoi sees the winter season and its related overindulgence as a pivotal time for preventing emergencies by listening to our bodies.
December 20, 2011
October 12, 2011
Bryan Stow is now recovering after being treated for a severe brain injury at the UCSF-affiliated San Francsico General Hospital and Trauma Center, which recently became the first hospital in the country to be certified for a Traumatic Brain Injury Program by the Joint Commission.
October 05, 2011
Closures of hospital trauma centers are disproportionately affecting poor, uninsured and African American populations, and nearly a fourth of Americans are now forced to travel farther than they once did.
September 13, 2011
On the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, faculty members reflect on the psychological toll the tragedy took.
August 08, 2011
San Francisco General Hospital trauma surgeon Rochelle Dicker, who has treated many pedestrians who ended up in the emergency room after being struck by vehicles, is working with city officials to help make the streets of San Francisco safer.
July 25, 2011
UCSF Medical Center’s Emergency Department at Parnassus Heights is now offering an online reservation system called InQuickER, which is designed for patients with non-threatening minor medical needs.
July 18, 2011
Janice Humphreys, a associate professor of Family Health Care Nursing, is working with an interdisciplinary group of UCSF colleagues to study the long-term health and aging effects of intimate partner violence with funding made possible by UCSF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.
July 07, 2011
Of all the various types of doctors who see patients admitted to hospital wards or emergency departments, neurologists are among those who admit the largest number of patients with the widest variety of conditions, spurring the growth of a new medical speciality known as “neurohospitalists” – neurologists who focus on treating patients exclusively in the hospital.
June 13, 2011
Heart attack patients die at a higher rate when their nearest emergency room is so overtaxed that the ambulance transporting them is dispatched to another hospital, according to a new study led by scientists at UCSF.
April 01, 2011
Andre Campbell, a 17-year trauma surgeon at San Francisco General Hospital, was honored recently by the San Francisco Board of Supervisors for his life-saving contributions to the community.