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Ula Hwang

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Emergency Medicine
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
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    Dr. Ula Hwang is an investigator in the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Geriatrics at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Geriatrics Research, Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at the James J. Peters VAMC, Bronx, NY.

    Regional / National Committees / Advisory Boards:

    Past President, Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine,


    SAEM Chair Elect, ACEP Geriatric Section


    Member-At-Large Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine


    ED Crowding task force, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine


    Co-Lead, Hartfor Foundation Geriatric EM Initiative


    Editor-in-Chief / Editorial Boards:


    Editorial Board, Section Editor, Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management,                                                         


    Outcomes Research in Review



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    K23 Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award
    National Institute on Aging

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    Jahnigen Career Development Award
    American Geriatrics Society, Hartford Foundation, Atlantic Philanthropies


Her current projects include understanding factors that impact the quality of care for older adults in the ED setting, with a particular focus on ED pain care.


Hwang U, Morrison RS, Livote E, Harris B, Spencer N, Richardson LD. Emergency department crowding and decreased quality of pain care. Acad Emerg Med;.

Harris B, Hwang U, Lee WS, Richardson LD. Disparities in use of computed tomography for patients presenting with headache. Amer J Emerg Med;.

Bickell NA, Hwang U, Anderson RM, Rojas M, Barsky CL. What affects time to care in emergency department appendicitis patients?. Med Care 2008; 46: 417-422.

Hwang U, Morrison RS. The geriatric emergency department. J Amer Geriatr Soc 2007; 55: 1873-1876.

Wilber ST, Gerson LW, Shah M, Terrell K, Heard K, Carpenter C, Hwang U. Geriatric emergency medicine and the 2006 Institute of Medicine reports from the committee on the future of emergency care in the U.S. health system. Acad Emerg Med 2006; 13: 1345-1351.

Hwang U, Richardson LD, Sonuyi TO, Morrison RS. The effect of emergency department crowding on the management of pain in older adults with hip fracture. J Amer Geriatr Soc 2006; 54: 270-275.

Ragin DF, Hwang U, Cydulka RK, Holson D, Haley LL, Richards CF, Becker BM, Richardson LD. Reasons for using the emergency department: Results of the EMPATH study. Acad Emerg Med 2005; 12: 1158-1166.

Hwang U, Concato J. Care in the emergency department: How crowded is overcrowded?. Acad Emerg Med 2004; 11: 1097-1101.

Richardson L, Hwang U. Access to care: A review of the emergency medicine literature. Acad Emerg Med 2001; 8: 1030-1036.

Richardson L, Hwang U. America's health care safety net: intact or unraveling?. Acad Emerg Med 2001; 8: 1056-1063.

Industry Relationships

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Dr. Hwang has not yet completed reporting of Industry relationships.

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