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Acute Appendicitis

UCI Health leads the way with point-of-care ultrasound

Point-of-care ultrasound has been an integral part of the Emergency Department at UCI Health since 2003.

New Wilderness Medicine Fellowship

New wilderness medicine fellowship

The Department of Emergency Medicine accepts applications for its first Wilderness Medicine Fellowship

Acute appendicitis ultrasound image

Emergency Medicine reaccredited for point-of-care ultrasound

The Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to announce its re-accreditation by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) for point of care ultrasound.

Dr. Yanagihara scuba diving

Understanding the dangers of box jellyfish and Irukandji syndrome

UCI Health wilderness medicine expert Dr. Isabel Algaze Gonzalez explains the dangers of the box jellyfish and Irukandji syndrome

EM Conference 2018

Steep Learning Curves at MammothEM Conference

On day one of the conference, with tons of fresh powder waiting on the slopes, Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy of UC Irvine EM and Dr. Michael Menchine of LAC+USC EM, got the day started with part one of their two-part series "Cruising the Medical Literature.”

UltraFestt2018

Innovative 7th annual UltraFest hosts over 250 attendees

On Feb. 3, 2018, UC Irvine School of Medicine held its 7th annual UltraFest — a free, hands-on and interdisciplinary ultrasound symposium.

Dr Katzer in a helicopter

Air rescue helicopter doctor: Robert Katzer, MD

When he's not at the UC Irvine Health Emergency Department, Dr. Robert Katzer volunteers as a helicopter physician with the San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Department.

Students at work

Innovative Emergency Medicine Residency Teaching Modalities

Over the last five years, the faculty members of UC Irvine Emergency Medicine Residency Program have incorporated a variety of innovative teaching modalities to engage and educate their residents and medical students.

Students at work

OC’s Innovative Emergency Department Observation Unit

The Emergency Department Observation Unit (EDOU), also known as “ED Obs”, is a 20-bed wing of Douglas Hospital, which serves as an extension of UCI’s Emergency Department (ED).


Annual Wilderness Conference Day

Meet our new interns!

The class of 2020 joined our emergency medicine residency program this summer.

Entrance to Catalina Island Medical Center

Emergency medicine's new frontier on Catalina Island

After more than a year of partnering with Catalina Island Medical Center to run its emergency department, UC Irvine Health emergency medicine specialists have expanded patient care and improved patient satisfaction.

Annual Wilderness Conference Day

Training for wilderness emergencies

UC Irvine Emergency Medicine residents compete in the fourth annual wilderness training day with residents from the San Diego Naval Medical Center and Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center.

The Doctor’s Bag Goes Digital

The doctor’s bag goes digital

UC Irvine emergency medicine physician Dr. Warren Wiechmann shows that anyone with a few hundred dollars and a Bluetooth-enabled smartphone can have the diagnostic capabilities to create a portable clinic on par with a traditional doctor’s office.


Dr. Chris Fox, director of UC Irvine School of Medicine's ultrasound fellowship.

The future of point-of-care with ultrasound

UC Irvine emergency medicine professor Dr. Chris Fox explains how ultrasound technology is revolutionizing patient care.

Dr. Chris Fox

County gets its first needle-exchange program

UC Irvine medical students organize Orange County's first needle exchange program under the direction of Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy, research director for the School of Medicine's Department of Emergency Medicine.

Student demonstrating portable ultrasound device

Mastering the medical 'wave' of the future

Ultrafest Festival brings medical students to UC Irvine to see demonsrrations of ultrasound technology.