Division of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine

UH HelicoptersThe Division of Prehospital and Disaster Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center provides medical command and oversight to several local fire departments and prehospital agencies; the UH Ground Critical Care Transport Team; and UH Air Med, its air medical service in partnership with PHI Air Medical. 

The Division also collaborates with the University Hospitals EMS Training and Disaster Preparedness Institute, which provides medical command, oversight, and education to approximately 200 prehospital agencies and fire departments in northeast Ohio. In addition, the UH Cleveland Medical Center ED shares online medical command responsibilities for Cleveland EMS.



The Division is involved in disaster medicine and emergency management through active participation in UH Cleveland Medical Center’s Emergency Management Committee and the UH System Disaster Committee.

Mass gathering/event medicine is also a focus of the Division by providing medical support and staff for several events throughout the year, including the Cleveland Marathon, the Cleveland Triathlon, and all events at First Energy Stadium, Home of the Cleveland Browns.

The Division is responsible for EMS and disaster medicine education for the Department’s Emergency Medicine Residency and its own ACGME-Accredited EMS Fellowship. The Division also offers an EMS and Critical Care Transport Elective for fourth-year medical students.

Please feel free to contact any member of our team to learn more!

Jeffrey Luk, MD 

Jeffrey Luk, MD, MS

Director, Prehospital and Disaster Medicine
Attending Physician, Center for Emergency Medicine
University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Associate Professor
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

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