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Kathleen Clem, MD

Kathleen Clem, MD, FACEP is Chair and Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Loma Linda University.  She is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics.  

Dr. Clem received her MD degree from Loma Linda University School of Medicine where she also completed her residency in Emergency Medicine. As a new attending she established one of the nation’s first International Emergency Medicine Fellowships and organized medical teams to establish clinics or provide medical support and teaching in 11 countries. She is still very active internationally.

 Dr. Clem served for 9.5 years as the first female Division Chief in the Duke University Department of Surgery and as the first Chief of the new Division of Emergency at Duke University. While at Duke she started the Emergency Medicine academic, research, and clinical programs.

 Dr. Clem returned to her alma mater in 2007 as Chair of the Department. She has held multiple national leadership responsibilities within in the AmericanCollege of Emergency Physicians and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. She is the first President of the SAEM Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine. She serves as the Chair for the American Association of Women Emergency Physician. She was recently appointed by the Loma Linda University Dean of the School of Medicine to lead in Peer Professionalism- an institutional culture change effort.  Research interests include women in medicine and international emergency medicine.