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Stephen R. Hayden, MD

Professor, UC San Diego Health Systems Department of Emergency Medicine; board-certified and clinically active in both Emergency Medicine and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine

Dr. Hayden graduated from the accelerated six-year biomedical program at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and Albany Medical College and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society. He did a General Surgery internship at the San Diego Naval Hospital, which was followed by a tour of duty as senior flight surgeon for the Naval Strike Warfare Center at the NAS Fallon, Nevada. Additionally, he served as the Medical Director for Fallon’s High Sierra Search and Rescue helicopter unit.

Dr. Hayden then completed an Emergency Medicine residency at the University Hospital in Stony Brook, New York, where he served as Chief Resident. He joined the faculty at UCSD in July 1993, and is board certified in Emergency Medicine and Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.

He is an item writer for the written certification examination of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). Dr. Hayden previously was the Western Regional Coordinator for the CPC Competition, sat on the SAEM Residency Committee, Graduate Medical Education Committee, Resident Support Task Force, Domestic Violence Task Force and National Procedural Competency Task Force.

He was the 2005 recipient of AAEM’s Residency Director of the Year Award, recognized in 2005 as one of America’s Top Physicians by the Consumer’s Research Council, received the 2002 UCSD Golden Apple Teaching Award, awarded the 1999 American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) National Faculty Teaching Award, and was the 1996 recipient of the EMRA scholarship for the ACEP/Emergency Medicine Foundation Teaching Fellowship. Dr. Hayden is a primary author/editor for a major textbook in Emergency Medicine, The Five-Minute Emergency Medicine Consult, as well as numerous textbook chapters, peer reviewed publications, abstract presentations and more than 100 invited, national and international speaking engagements.

Areas of research and teaching interest are evidence-based Emergency Medicine, emergency airway management, bedside teaching, and imaging in Emergency Medicine. Dr. Hayden is a first degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. Dr. Hayden is also the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Emergency Medicine.


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