Did you know?

UCLA/Olive View has more current Faculty and Alumni as active Editors of Annals of Emergency Medicine than any other institution!
    David Schriger (Research Fellow 1990) - Deputy Editor
    William Mower (Class of 1990, Research Fellow 1993)- Senior Associate Editor
    Gregory Hendey (Class of 1993) - Associate Editor
    Richelle Cooper (Class of 1998), Research Fellow 2000) - Associate Editor (Research Methodology Editor)
    Gregory Moran (Class of 1992) - Associate Editor
    David Talan (Class of 1986) - Associate Editor
    Tyler Barrett (Class of 2005) - Journal Club Department Editor
    Jeffrey Tabas (Class of 1998) - Scientific Assembly Department Editor
One of our senior residents recently was lead author in Pediatric paper on Traumatic Brain Injury, receiving national acclaim.

Tabitha Cheng (EM Class of 2016) published a lead author study in Pediatrics on traumatic brain injury in playgrounds are on the rise: http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/early/2016/04/28/peds.2015-2721 which received national attention. Read some of the press coverage on Dr. Cheng's study: http://www.cbc.ca/news/health/concussion-brain-injury-playground-1.3560514

Tabitha Cheng article
One of our senior residents was just named as the inaugural resident editor of Academic Emergency Medicine.

Vanessa Franco (EM Class of 2017) was named the inaugural resident editor of Academic Emergency Medicine.

Vanessa Franco article
Our faculty have a long track-record and continue to publish a variety of landmark, practice-changing papers. See some examples here!

Dr. Jerome Hoffman (Class of 1979), Professor Emeritus of Emergency Medicine and Dr. William Mower (Class of 1990), Professor of Emergency Medicine In Residence, introduced the NEXUS C-Spine Rule now successfully externally validated and taught as part of a standard trauma curriculum in medical schools and residencies nationwide. Dr. Larry Baraff published groundbreaking research that helped define our current approach to pediatric fever. Our departmental Chair, Dr. Greg Hendey, introduced the “Captain Morgan” technique for hip dislocation, and wrote several papers on shoulder dislocation.

Dr. Gregory Moran and Dr. David Talan, Professors of Clinical Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine at Olive View-UCLA, lead Emergency ID-Net – a consortium of 20 different institutions funded by the CDC to survey emerging infectious diseases in the United States. Together, they have published some of the most influential studies on skin and soft tissue infections in the United States. Their work has repeatedly been supported by multi-million dollar grants from the NIH. They are currently looking at the potential of outpatient treatment for appendicitis with antibiotics over surgery.



Our faculty and alumni are not just involved in academic medicine. For instance, some of our faculty have been involved in major Hollywood productions!

Dr. Mark Morocco (Class of 2001), Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCLA and Dr. Mel Herbert (Class of 1995), were the medical directors for the TV Show “ER” – which ran for 15 seasons from 1994-2009.

ER Set
Our faculty and alumni are nationally renowned for being award-winning, innovate educational leaders in the field of Emergency Medicine. See some examples below!

Several of the UCLA Emergency Medicine faculty have been recognized as outstanding educators in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Winners of the “Excellence in Education Award” include: Drs. Tomer Begaz, Eric Savitsky (Class of 1995), and Baxter Larmon. Dr. Tom Graham (Class of 1995) won the Serge & Yvette Dadone Clinical Teaching Award.

Dr. Mel Herbert (Class of 1995) founded EM-RAP, the popular Essentials of Emergency Medicine course, and HIPPO-EM. Several other alumni have earned national reputations as outstanding educators to thousands of Emergency Medicine physicians nationwide, including Drs. Michael Menchine (Class of 2004), Sanjay Arora (Class of 2005), and Ilene Claudius (Class of 2002). Dr. Jerry Hoffman, one of the founders of Emergency Medical Abstracts, has delivered thousands of hours of CME courses around the world.

Dr. Pamela Dyne, former Residency Program Director, now the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) of Olive View-UCLA, served as national president of the Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine between 2005-2007.

Dr. Maureen McCollough is a nationally recognized, outstanding educator in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and has been recognized with the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Faculty of the Year Award, the California Chapter of ACEP Education Award, and the Faculty of the Year Award presented by the LAC/USC Department of Emergency Medicine.

Tom Graham award
To round things out, many of our faculty and alumni are intricately involved and hold prominent roles in the community.

Dr. Daniel Waxman holds a joint appointment as Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at UCLA and Professor of Health Policy at the Pardee RAND Graduate School in Santa Monica. The RAND Corporation is a nonprofit international research organization that provides objective analysis to help improve public policy and decision making.

Dr. Clayton Kazan (Class of 2005) is the current medical director for the LA County Fire Department. Dr. Kazan gives back to his residency by helping coordinate our off-site EMS conferences.

Dr. Marshall Morgan, the late director of the UCLA Emergency Medicine center served as the 142nd president of the LA County Medical Association in 2013-2014 and served as the face for physician interests on key statewide ballot measures.



Our faculty and residents are part of a band named "Gravely Disabled." See their recent performance at our annual retreat!