Mary Mercer, MD


Assistant Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
Director of Performance Improvement
EMS Base Hospital Medical Director

UCSF School of Medicine
1001 Potrero Avenue, 1E21
San Francisco, CA 94110
415-487-5000 Office
415-206-5818 Fax
BA: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
MD: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, NY
Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine
Location: San Francisco General Hospital
University and National Positions:

Member, American Board of Emergency Medicine Board
Member, National Association of EMS Physicians
Member, American College of Emergency Physicians


Research Award, Stanford-Kaiser Emergency Medicine Residency Program 2010
Arnold Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award, Columbia College of Physician and Surgeons 2009
New York Medical Society Community Service Award, Columbia College of Physicians and Surgeons 2007
Lawrence Durant Scholarship, Columbia College of Physician and Surgeons 2005
Mercer MP, Mahadevan SV, Pirrotta E, Ramana Rao GV, Sistla S, Nampelly B, Danthala R, Strehlow AN, Strehlow MC. Epidemiology of Shortness of Breath in Prehospital Patients in Andhra Pradesh, India. J Emerg Med. 2015 Oct; 49(4):448-54.
Mercer MP, Hernandez-Boussard T, Mahadevan SV, Strehlow MC. Physician identification and patient satisfaction in the emergency department: are they related? J Emerg Med. 2014 May; 46(5):711-8.
Mercer MP, Ancock B, Levis JT, Reyes V. Ready or not: does household preparedness prevent absenteeism among emergency department staff during a disaster? Am J Disaster Med. 2014; 9(3):221-32.
Delgado MK, Meng LJ, Mercer MP, Pines JM, Owens DK, Zaric GS. Reducing ambulance diversion at hospital and regional levels: systemic review of insights from simulation models. West J Emerg Med. 2013 Sep; 14(5):489-98.
Levis JT, Mercer MP, Thanassi M, Lin J. Factors Contributing to Door-to-Balloon Times of =90 Minutes in 97% of Patients with ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Our One-Year Experience with a Heart Alert Protocol. Perm J. 2010; 14(3):4-11.