2015 Visiting Professor
23rd Annual Emergency Medicine Research Forum
Professor of Medicine
Harborview Medical Center
University of Washington
Medical Director, King County Medic One
Resuscitation: The Pathway to Progress
This lecture will examine a brief history of resuscitation science, while promoting an appreciation and explanation of the disparity in community health survival. The audience will gain an understanding of the keys to reducing disparity and advancing resuscitation.
Dr. Rea has a career research interest in improving critical care and outcomes for emergency conditions through rigorous evaluation. Dr. Rea is trained in clinical medicine and epidemiology and conducts both observational and interventional research involving critical conditions including cardiac arrest, serious trauma, sepsis, and other cardiopulmonary emergencies. He has a strong interest in bridging clinical medicine, epidemiology, and health services to identify new strategies to improve treatment for critical illness. A critical part of effective scientific translation is community-based implementation. Dr. Rea focuses considerable efforts toward community implementation. He balances research efforts with clinical practice at Harborview Medical Center and medical leadership as the medical director for King County Medic One.