Emergency Medicine

Patient Care

Emergency medicine focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses and injuries that require immediate medical attention. Emergency medicine physicians usually do not provide long-term health care, but are skilled to diagnose a broad range of pathology and undertake acute interventions to stabilize patients.

Some of the emergency medical services offered by our physicians are: pulmonary and surgical care, HIV-medicine, gastroenterology, nephrology and transplant nephrology, hematology/oncology, cardiology, neurology, interventional radiology, general surgery, pediatric surgery, trauma surgery, ophthalmology, otolaryngology, urology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and other surgical specialties.

University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine emergency medicine doctors practice at University Medical Center of Southern Nevada in Las Vegas. This is a Level I trauma center and Level II pediatric trauma center and is Nevada's only burn care center. Board-certified physicians serve over 125,000 patients a year at this location.

Our emergency medical department has a full residency program where students learn to confidently manage any patient in any situation. They are also exposed to emergency medical training in event medicine at festivals like Burning Man and the Electric Daisy Carnival, tactical medicine for Las Vegas Metro, wilderness medicine, ski patrol and instruction with emergency medical services (EMS).

The School of Medicine Emergency Medical team is well equipped to handle any medical condition and defuse trauma situations. If you find yourself in a medical emergency in southern Nevada, rest assured you'll be in the right hands.