Dr. Alan Gelb Receives Distinction in Teaching Award

Dr. Gelb is the creator and presenter of the annual “Danovic” case, the first lecture students receive on day one of medical school and is a re-enactment of a trauma patient presenting to the Emergency Department. Faculty from a variety of trauma-related specialties, nurses, a social worker, and a pharmacist involve the students in the resuscitation followed by lectures from the trauma team. The case has been nominated for, and received, numerous teaching awards. It has also been featured in the SF Chronicle and US News and World Report. Dr. Gelb has been an attending physician in the Emergency Department at San Francisco General Hospital since 1980. While there, he has served as Director, Medical Research (1987-1989); Chief, Department of Emergency Services (1990-2007); and as Chief of Staff, SFGH from 1999 until 2001.