Department of Emergency Medicine

Department of Emergency Medicine Leadership & Faculty

C. Crawford Mechem

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Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Medical Director, Emergency Medical Services Command Hospital, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania
Division Head, Emergency Medical Services, Department of Emergency Medicine , Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Emergency Medicine

Contact information
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Emergency Medicine
3400 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Office: 215 662 6307
Fax: 215 662 3953
Education:
B.S. (Biology (with honors))
Stanford University, 1981.
M.S. (Biology)
Stanford University , 1982.
M.D.
Jefferson Medical College, 1988.
Post-Graduate Training
Transitional Internship , Valley Med Ctr; U of CA, SF Sch of Medicine; Fresno-Central San Joaquin Valley Med.Ed. Pro, 1988-1989.
Resident in Emergency Medicine , Valley Med Ctr; UofC, SF Med. Sch; Fresno-Central San Joaquin Val. Med.Ed Pgrm., Fresno, CA., 1989-1992.
Certifications
Diplomate, American Board of Emergency Medicine, 1994.
Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians, 1996.
American Board of Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medical Services subspecialty certification, 2014.
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Selected Publications

Dickinson ET, Mechem CC, Thom SR, Shofer FS, Band RA: The non-invasive carboxyhemoglobin monitoring in firefighters engaged in fire suppression and overhaul operations. International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management 2: 35-39, 2008.

Mechem CC, Goodloe JM, Richmond NJ, Kaufman BJ, Pepe PE. : Resuscitation Center Designation: Recommendations for EMS Practices. Prehosp Emerg Care 14: 51-61, 2010.

De Maio VJ, Osmond MH, Stiell IG, Nadkarni V, Berg R, Cabanas JG; CanAm Pediatric Study Group (Nesbitt LP, Donoghue A, Mechem C, Berger S, Gallagher J, Clark L, Hutchison J, Richmond N, Tunik M, Lanier BL, Paduchowski K, Forbach C, Wells GA, Burns S, Joseph D, Fine T, Hill J): Epidemiology of out-of hospital pediatric cardiac arrest due to trauma. Prehosp Emerg Care 16(2), Apri-Jun 2012.

Band RA, Callaway DW, Connor BA, Haughton B, Mechem CC: Dignitary Medicine:Adapting Prehospital, Preventive, Tactical and Travel Medicine to New Populations. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 30(7): 1274-81, 2012.

Wallace SK, Abella BS, Shofer FS, Leary M, Agarwal AK, Mechem CC, Gaieski DF, Becker LB, Neumar RW, Band RA: Effect of Time of Day on Prehospital Care and Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Circulation 127(15): 1591-6, April 2013.

Abboud ME, Band R, Jia J, Pajerowski W, David G, Guo M, Mechem CC, Messé SR, Carr BG, Mullen MT. : Recognition of Stroke by EMS is Associated with Improvement in Emergency Department Quality Measures. Prehosp Emerg Care 20(6): 729-736, November 2016.

Mechem CC.: Prehospital Assessment and Management of Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices. Prehospital Emergency Care. Informa Healthcare. 17(2), April/June 2013.

Waldman M, Shapira S, Richman A, Haughton B, Mechem C: Tactical Medicine: A Combined Forces Field Algorithm. Military Medicine 179(10): 1056–1061, 2014.

Mechem C, Bossert R, Baldini C: Rapid Assessment Medical Support (RAMS) for Active Shooter Incidents. Prehospital Emergency Care 19: 213-17, 2015.

Mechem CC: Prehospital Medical Planning for the 2015 Philadelphia Papal Visit: An Interview with Dr. Mechem. Prehospital Emergency Care Podcast 2017.

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