Our Mission

  • Eliminate avoidable harm to patients.

  • Foster an atmosphere in which quality improvement is valued as an essential component of the academic enterprise.

  • Develop tools and provide faculty and staff with the skills necessary to deliver high quality and safe care to patients.

  • Identify and correct system failures and latent errors that contribute to patient harm.

  • Train the next generation of healthcare providers to develop safety systems of care.

  • Empower and engage faculty and staff in building a just culture in order to improve care to patients.


Picture of Richard Zane, MD Welcome to the Department of Emergency Medicine. 
The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine is dedicated to delivering superlative patient care, providing an environment where training and education thrive and innovation and discovery are fostered.

The Department of Emergency Medicine is based at the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora Colorado. The campus is a state of the art medical campus home to the University of Colorado Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy, the Colorado School of Public Health; as well as the University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado both of which serve as major training sites for the Denver Health Residency in Emergency Medicine.

I am extremely proud to Chair this department not because of the amazing campus or remarkable facilities but because of the dedicated faculty who make up this department. The Emergency Medicine faculty are unequivocally dedicated to bettering the lives or our patients, training the next generation of leaders in emergency medicine and creating new knowledge to improve care and expand our learners horizons.

Richard D. Zane, MD
George B. Boedecker, Jr. and Boedecker Foundation Endowed Chair of Emergency Medicine
Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine / Department of Emergency Medicine
Executive Director, Emergency Services
University of Colorado Health

Leadership

Picture of Richard Zane, MDRichard Zane, MD

George B. Boedecker, Jr. and Boedecker Foundation Endowed Chair of Emergency Medicine
Professor and Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine / Department of Emergency Medicine
Executive Director, Emergency Services
University of Colorado Health

Picture of Kelly Bookman, MDKelly Bookman, MD

Professor and Vice Chair of Operations 
Department of Emergency Medicine 
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Picture of Vik BebartaVik Bebarta, MD

Vice Chair for Strategy and Growth
Director, CU Anschutz Center for COMBAT Research
Director, TRIAD Research Lab Colorado
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Toxicology, and Pharmacology
University of Colorado School of Medicine
@vbebarta

Picture of John KendallJohn Kendall, MD, FACEP

Vice Chair and Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of Emergency Ultrasound
Denver Health Medical Center

Picture of Becky McGowan, MBABecky McGowan, MBA

Vice Chair of Finance and Administration
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Changing the World

Picture of Adit Ginde, MD, MPHAdit A. Ginde, MD, MPH

Professor of Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology
Vice Chair for Research, Department of Emergency Medicine
Medical Director of Clinical Research, Department of Anesthesiology
University of Colorado School of Medicine

Picture of Anne LibbyAnne Libby, PhD

Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Colorado School of Medicine