Christopher Colwell, MD, FACEP, is the new chief of Emergency Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, effective July 1, 2016. Dr. Colwell received his bachelor of science degree from University of Michigan and his medical doctorate from Dartmouth Medical School. He completed residency training in emergency medicine at Denver Health where he served as chief resident. He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Colwell was formerly chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Denver Health and professor and executive vice chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at University of Colorado School of Medicine. He is a leader in Emergency Medical Services (EMS), serving for over a decade as medical director for the Denver Paramedic Division, medical director for the Denver Fire Department, and EMS fellowship director. He was the senior associate EM residency director at Denver Health and is an ABEM oral examiner. He served on the Board of Directors for Colorado ACEP, and serves on a number of state and national EMS and trauma committees. He has been honored with multiple awards for his contributions to EMS and trauma care, and has published more than 100 manuscripts or book chapters in the areas of prehospital, emergency and trauma care.