Brendan G. Carr, MD, MA, MS is the Associate Dean of Healthcare Delivery Innovation at Thomas Jefferson University. He completed residency in emergency medicine and fellowship in trauma & surgical critical care at the University of Pennsylvania. Following clinical training Dr. Carr entered the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Clinical Scholars Program where he received formal training in research methods and a Master of Science Degree in Health Policy Research. His research focuses on understanding how the organization of emergency care impacts outcomes in unplanned critical illness. He has studied outcomes and delivery systems for trauma, stroke, cardiac arrest, and sepsis, and his most recent work has focused on understanding how real time telemedical consultation can be used to improve emergency care delivery and outcomes.
Dr Carr’s work has been funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality, the Center for Disease Prevention & Control, the National Institutes of Health, and private foundations. He has authored over 50 chapters and scientific papers in leading journals. Dr. Carr was co-chair of the 2010 Academic Emergency Medicine Consensus Conference titled “Beyond Regionalization: Integrated Networks of Emergency Care”, chairs the Research Committee for the Society for Academic Medicine, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Emergency Medicine Foundation, and is a decision editor for Annals of Emergency Medicine. He has served on a number of National Quality Forum initiatives focused on improving the delivery and measurement of emergency care systems, and is a senior policy advisor in the Department of Health & Human Services.