TX-CARES program shines in latest “McGovern Medicine” publication

Since 2019, the department of Emergency Medicine has led the Texas-Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (TX-CARES) program to improve Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest (OHCA) outcomes in Texas. The registry tracks patient data and treatment parameters, revealing disparities in OHCA care….


Navigating the Festivities: Dr. Salil Bhandari’s Safety Recommendations for the Holidays with KPRC 2 News

The holidays, while filled with joy, can also pose various risks that require awareness and caution. EM’s Salil Bhandari, MD, recently spoke on these invisible threats with KPRC 2 News in a segment called “Be aware of hidden holiday hazards.”…


Enhancing Workplace Culture: Dr. Shabana Walia provides insightful research on Chief Wellness Officers in EM

Exciting news in Research! EM’s Shabana Walia, MD, MPH, and (8) other distinguished members from the ACEP Wellness Section published “The Chief Wellness Officer: A long overdue catalyst for systemic change in Emergency Medicine.” Key takeaways: Uncover the barriers behind…


EM’s Mandy Hill Honored with “Excellence in Abstract Submission Among All Presenters” Award

Our warmest congratulations to Mandy Hill, DrPH, MPH, a distinguished member of UTHealth Houston’s Department of Emergency Medicine, for receiving the Excellence in Abstract Submission Among All Presenters award at the American Public Health Association (APHA) 2023 Annual Meeting and Expo…


Innovations in Cardiac Arrest Care: TX-CARES and NEMSIS Projects’ Spotlight at AHA’s Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS)

This past weekend, the American Heart Association held its annual Resuscitation Science Symposium (ReSS) in Philadelphia, PA. EM’s Benjamin Karfunkle, MD & Ryan Huebinger, MD presented six projects from the Texas Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (TX-CARES) and National Emergency…


The Dangers of Overhydration: Dr. Hilary Fairbrother’s Insights on Water Toxicity with FORTUNE Well.

In a recent interview with FORTUNE Well, EM’s Hilary Fairbrother, MD, MPH shed light on the critical issue of overhydration, following actress Brooke Shields’ unfortunate experience with a stroke triggered by excessive water consumption. Dr. Fairbrother highlights the importance of…


EM’s Dr. Robert Lapus Sheds Light on Marching Band Injuries in recent UPI Feature

Robert Lapus, MD who currently serves as our Co-Director of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UTHealth Houston shined as an expert guest in the recent article, “Marching Band Injuries Strike a Sour Note in Emergency Rooms” for United Press International (UPI)…


Making Connections: UTHealth Houston’s EM Family Grows with New Faces!

In a spirit of camaraderie and celebration, the Department of Emergency Medicine at UTHealth Houston warmly embraced its newest Faculty, Fellows, and Hospitalists at The Bumpy Pickle. Our current Faculty, Residents, and Staff seized this wonderful opportunity to get to know…


Empowering Global Health: UTHealth Houston Emergency Medicine’s Impactful Presence at UTMB Global Health Symposium

We’re proud to share the outstanding contributions made by members and affiliates of our Emergency Medicine department at the 2023 UTMB Global Health Symposium. Hannah Smith, MD presented “Effects of a Novel Virtual Year-Long Cross-Cultural Ultrasound Curriculum in Ghana” on…


Let’s get Moving! Join us for our “Walk with a Doc” event this Friday, October 20th

Looking to kickstart a healthier lifestyle and make positive strides towards a better you? Would you like to have an enjoyable walk at your own pace, with the opportunity to have your health-related questions answered by local physicians? Look no…