Dr. Brendan Carr joined the Penn Medicine faculty in July 2009 as an assistant professor of emergency medicine, surgery, and epidemiology. He is a senior fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania, and associate director of the Division of Emergency Care Policy & Research, core member of the Firearm & Injury Center, and a senior scholar at the Center for Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics at Penn Medicine.
Dr. Carr completed his residency in emergency medicine at Penn Medicine, and then became the first ever non-surgeon to complete a fellowship in trauma and surgical critical care at Penn Medicine. Following clinical training he completed the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Clinical Scholars Program (RWJCSP) at Penn, where he received a degree in Health Policy Research. The RWJCSP is the first national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and is know for giving young physicians the time and resources to be innovative and to diverge from traditional careers in medicine.
Dr. Carr was decorated upon medical school graduation for his commitment to the community. As a resident, he received a coveted Penn Pearl teaching award from the students of the School of Medicine. He has authored dozens of book chapters and research articles and has served as a co-investigator on research grants in the areas of injury epidemiology and disaster. Most recently, he was awarded a 5-year career development award from the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality to study how the organization of trauma care in the US impacts injury outcomes. Using trauma care as a model, he plans to explore how operations research and geographical information systems can be used to redesign the US emergency care system.
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