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Brendan Carr, MD Email Brendan Carr

    • Positions
    • SENIOR FACULTY AND SYSTEM CHAIR | Emergency Medicine
    • SENIOR FACULTY | Population Health Science and Policy
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliations
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
    • Mount Sinai Queens

Brendan Carr, MD, MA, MS, has been appointed Chair of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the Mount Sinai Health System. Dr. Carr, who will also have a secondary appointment in the Department of Population Health Science and Policy, is a renowned emergency medicine physician and health policy researcher who has dedicated his career to blending research, policy, and practice to advance acute-care delivery.

Dr. Carr comes to Sinai from Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, where he was Professor of Emergency Medicine, Vice Chair for Health Care Policy in the Department of Emergency Medicine, and Associate Dean for Health Delivery Innovation. He completed medical school at the Temple University School of Medicine, residency in emergency medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, and then fellowships in trauma and surgical critical care as well as health policy research at Penn. In addition to his Medical degree, he holds Masters Degrees in clinical psychology and in health policy research. Dr. Carr has received research funding from the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, the Centers for Disease Control, as well as multiple foundations.  His research focuses on systems of care for trauma, stroke, cardiac arrest, and sepsis. He has authored more than 150 peer reviewed publications and serves on the editorial board of Annals of Emergency Medicine.

In addition to his academic portfolio, over the last 8 years, Dr. Carr has been embedded within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services during both the current and previous administrations to improve trauma and emergency care services at the national level. His roles have included Senior Advisor and Director of the Emergency Care Coordination Center within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. He previously supported the Indian Health Service’s initiatives and has worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Defense to integrate military and civilian health care response during disasters and public health emergencies. He has also advised and supported major not-for-profit foundations, the World Health Organization, and the National Academy of Medicine.