Ellen J. Weber, MD

Professor, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

@emjeditor

Bio

Dr. Weber began her career in medicine as a freelance journalist, writing about medical topics for national magazines and educational documentary films. After realizing that practicing medicine would be more fulfilling and easier than writing about it, she attended Harvard Medical School and completed her training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).

She has worked clinically in community, county and academic emergency departments, and conducts research in topics related to health policy. Currently a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Vice Chair at UCSF, she was also a visiting professor at the School for Health and Related Research at the University of Sheffield, where she studied how emergency departments met the four-hour target.

Dr. Weber never gave up her interest in writing, however. She has served as a reviewer for a number of emergency medicine, pediatrics and internal medicine journals. She was a reviewer, consulting editor and then member of the Editorial Board at the Annals of Emergency Medicine for over 20 years. Her interest in writing, her research in the UK, and her career in emergency medicine all came together when she took the helm of the Emergency Medicine Journal as Editor in Chief.

Speaking Topics

  • Leadership, Professional Development, Wellness
  • Research (Methodology, Funding)
  • Operations, Finance, Health Care System Design
  • Getting Published

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