The Department of Emergency Medicine formed a new Section of Critical Care in June 2021. The focus of this Section is the care of critically ill patients, spanning the prehospital, ED, and ICU settings.

The section will advance this mission through clinical care, research, education, administrative leadership, and quality improvement and assurance. The emergency physicians and intensivists who will make up the Section of Critical Care are uniquely positioned to understand the full spectrum of critical illness and have local, regional, and national leadership roles and collaborations.

The DEM Section of Critical Care will bring together a wide range of critical care clinical expertise including medical, surgical, cardiothoracic, and neurocritical care, with academic emphases on cardiac arrest, acute respiratory distress syndrome, clinical trials, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, neurologic emergencies, and critical care echocardiography.

Nick JohnsonDr. Nick Johnson has been appointed as Section Head. While the section will include faculty trained in emergency medicine and critical care, the goal is broad collaboration with faculty and trainees in emergency medicine and various other departments and divisions that contribute to critical care within UW Medicine and beyond.

Read more about the Section of Critical Care on our website.