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Expertise:

Emergency medicine, emergency medical education, quality and operations

 

Job title:

Medical director of emergency services at Regions Hospital, assistant professor of emergency medicine at the University of Minnesota

Bio:

Kurt Isenberger, MD, has worked at Regions Hospital for 10 years, including three years as an emergency medicine resident. An increasingly busy ER, last year the Regions Hospital emergency department saw an eight percent increase in patients. Regions Hospital was the first academic medical center in the nation and the fourth hospital overall to qualify as an Emergency Center of Excellence by Emergency Excellence, an organization that specializes in emergency department benchmarking. 

In the news:

Can't wait to find out how long you'll wait at ER? - Pioneer Press - January 4, 2011

Quotes:

“In emergency medicine, every minute counts and every decision matters.  Whether we are working with a patient who has experienced a trauma, a heart attack, a stroke, or some other illness or injury, we need to provide the most efficient, quality care, right now.”

“I love practicing emergency medicine at Regions Hospital due to the diversity of our patients.”