Azita G. Hamedani, MD, MPH, MBA, FACEP
Dr. Hamedani is a graduate of Yale College (Molecular Biophysics & Biochemistry) and Yale University School of Medicine. She trained in emergency medicine at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency Program (Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital). She also received her Masters in Public Health, with a focus on Health Care Administration & Policy, from the Yale University School of Public Health. More recently, she received her Masters in Business Administration through Kellogg School of Management Executive MBA program.
Dr. Hamedani returned to her home state of Wisconsin in 2006 to join the faculty at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health. She took on the role of Director of Quality for the Emergency Department before being named Chief of the Division of Emergency Medicine in 2009. Under Dr. Hamedani’s leadership the Division of Emergency Medicine launched multiple successful clinical, educational, and academic programs, culminating in the founding of the BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine in 2014. Dr. Hamedani has served as the founding Chair of the department since then.
Dr. Hamedani has won numerous awards throughout her career, including Outstanding ED Medical Director of the Year Award, Service to Profession Award, and most recently, the Wisconsin American College of Emergency Physician’s Distinguished Service Award.
Dr. Hamedani’s interest in WiscMed is rooted in a broader interest in disruptive innovation in health care as a means to improve patient care and decrease health care costs.