About Us

OHSU Emergency Department

The Department of Emergency Medicine at OHSU is home to 35 full time faculty and another 30 adjunct faculty members under the direction of John Ma, MD, professor and chair. The faculty, residents and staff serve 49,000 patients per year in OHSU's Level 1 Trauma Center. EM faculty also staff an onsite designated Pediatric ED and the Oregon Poison Center. The Department of Emergency Medicine at OHSU is ranked 3nd in NIH Funded Research and is home to the Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine (CPR-EM), whose faculty include noted researchers Craig Newgard, MD; John McConnell, PhD; and Ben Sun, MD, among others. Our residency program, led by Program Director Lainie Yarris, MD, currently trains 33 residents and offers a diverse training environment through partnerships at several area hospitals. OHSU offers EM specialty training in the form of select fellowships in: Research, Education, Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Administration, Toxicology, and Ultrasound. We are proud to serve OHSU's mission of Healing, Teaching, and Discovery.


Our vision is to achieve excellence as a national leader in patient care, teaching, and research. Our overarching goal is to recruit and retain top tier faculty who can: deliver the highest quality and safest patient care to Oregonians; train the next generation of emergency physicians; and perform funded clinical and health care services research that is considered clinically important and innovative.