Ellen Weber, MD

Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine
Vice Chair Administration
UCSF Medical Center at Parnassus
+1 415 353-1109

UCSF School of Medicine
533 Parnassus Avenue,Suite U-575
San Francisco, CA 94143-0749

University of Pennsylvania
MD: Harvard Medical School 
Residency: University of California, San Francisco, Primary Care Medicine
Board Certifications: Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine

Research and Academic Interests: 
Dr. Weber's current research interests include studying the utilization of emergency departments, the implications of mandatory treatment targets, causes and impact of crowding, and systems changes to improve emergency department flow. Additionally, she is interested in the study of peer review in publication, such as selection bias, and responses of authors to review. She lectures on a variety of emergency medicine topics including animal bites, rabies, asthma, pneumonia, emergency department crowding, and peer review.

University and National Positions:
Chair, UCSF Academic Senate Clinical Affairs Committee
Member, Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability at UCSF
Board of Directors, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
Editor in Chief, Emergency Medicine Journal
Consulting Editor, Annals of Emergency Medicine
UK Royal College of Emergency Medicine, Honorary Fellow


A new marketplace in Med Ed: innovation or just rebranding?

Emergency medicine journal : EMJ

Weber EJ

Clinical pathway improves pediatrics asthma management in the emergency department and reduces admissions.

The Journal of asthma : official journal of the Association for the Care of Asthma

Bekmezian A, Fee C, Weber E

Practicing what we teach: in order to teach patient-centered care, we need to deliver it.

Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges

Weber EJ

A man walks into an ED….

Emergency medicine journal : EMJ

Weber EJ

Innovations to reduce demand and crowding in emergency care; a review study.

Scandinavian journal of trauma, resuscitation and emergency medicine

Mason S, Mountain G, Turner J, Arain M, Revue E, Weber EJ

Who is the journal for?

Emergency medicine journal : EMJ

Weber EJ

Pneumonia quality measures not associated with antibiotics for congestive heart failure patients.

The Journal of emergency medicine

Fee C, Johnson N, Torres H, Weber EJ

Solutions to emergency department 'boarding' and crowding are underused and may need to be legislated.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Rabin E, Kocher K, McClelland M, Pines J, Hwang U, Rathlev N, Asplin B, Trueger NS, Weber E

Half of older Americans seen in emergency department in last month of life; most admitted to hospital, and many die there.

Health affairs (Project Hope)

Smith AK, McCarthy E, Weber E, Cenzer IS, Boscardin J, Fisher J, Covinsky K

Defining frequent use: the numbers no longer count.

Annals of emergency medicine

Weber EJ

A research agenda to assure equity during periods of emergency department crowding.

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Hwang U, Weber EJ, Richardson LD, Sweet V, Todd K, Abraham G, Ankel F

International perspectives on emergency department crowding.

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Pines JM, Hilton JA, Weber EJ, Alkemade AJ, Al Shabanah H, Anderson PD, Bernhard M, Bertini A, Gries A, Ferrandiz S, Kumar VA, Harjola VP, Hogan B, Madsen B, Mason S, Ohlén G, Rainer T, Rathlev N, Revue E, Richardson D, Sattarian M, Schull MJ

Frequent users of emergency department services: gaps in knowledge and a proposed research agenda.

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Pines JM, Asplin BR, Kaji AH, Lowe RA, Magid DJ, Raven M, Weber EJ, Yealy DM

Mandatory triage does not identify high-acuity patients within recommended time frames.

Annals of emergency medicine

Weber EJ, McAlpine I, Grimes B

Emergency department management of patients on warfarin therapy.

Annals of emergency medicine

Meeker E, Dennehy CE, Weber EJ, Kayser SR

Effect of emergency department crowding on pneumonia admission care components.

The American journal of managed care

Fee C, Weber EJ, Bacchetti P, Maak CA

The role of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine in the development of guidelines and performance measures.

Academic emergency medicine : official journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

Pines JM, Fee C, Fermann GJ, Ferroggiaro AA, Irvin CB, Mazer M, Frank Peacock W, Schuur JD, Weber EJ, Pollack CV

Are the uninsured responsible for the increase in emergency department visits in the United States?

Annals of emergency medicine

Weber EJ, Showstack JA, Hunt KA, Colby DC, Grimes B, Bacchetti P, Callaham ML

JCAHO/CMS core measures for community-acquired pneumonia.

Annals of emergency medicine

Fee C, Weber E, Sharpe BA, Nguy M, Quon T, Bookwalter T

Characteristics of frequent users of emergency departments.

Annals of emergency medicine

Hunt KA, Weber EJ, Showstack JA, Colby DC, Callaham ML

SARS decision rule: who's a suspect?

Annals of emergency medicine

Tan JH, Weber EJ

Early predictors of severe lower gastrointestinal bleeding and adverse outcomes: a prospective study.

Clinical gastroenterology and hepatology : the official clinical practice journal of the American Gastroenterological Association

Velayos FS, Williamson A, Sousa KH, Lung E, Bostrom A, Weber EJ, Ostroff JW, Terdiman JP

A prospective multicenter study of factors associated with hospital admission among adults with acute asthma.

The American journal of medicine

Weber EJ, Silverman RA, Callaham ML, Pollack CV, Woodruff PG, Clark S, Camargo CA

Plantar puncture wounds: a survey to determine the incidence of infection.

Journal of accident & emergency medicine

Weber EJ