Section of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine is a specialty practice that focuses on the treatment of acute and urgent medical conditions. Emergency practitioners treat the full spectrum of patients using skills ranging from those of a general practitioner to specialists.
The Section of Emergency Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine, established in 2009, plays crucial roles in medical education and research. It also provides compassionate, dignified, and state-of-the-art emergency care for residents of Harris County, regardless of insurance coverage, socioeconomic status, native language, literacy, or disability.
Each BCM Emergency Medicine faculty physician is board-certified or board-eligible in the clinical specialty of Emergency Medicine. Located at Ben Taub Hospital, our emergency team includes more than 20 emergency-trained, board certified physicians from leading health care institutions around the country with a diversity of expertise.
To provide excellence in emergency medicine education, research, and medical service to our patients and community.
Houston in the News
Faculty in the News
Dr. Frank Peacock co-authored landmark publication in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on the use of CT Angiogram for Acute Coronary Syndrome Evaluation, ROMICAT
Dr. Mark Escott was named EMS Medical Director for the Montgomery County Hospital District.
Dr. Gil Shlamovitz was named Assistant Medical Director of Clinical Information Systems for the Harris Health.
- Dr. Mike Rice give a first hand experience with venomous snakes from the Houston Zoo
- Dr. Bobby Kapur's Prescription for De-stressing
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