Charles V. Pollack, Jr., MA, MD, FACEP
Charles V. Pollack, Jr., MA, MD, FACEP is Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and is Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. From 1992-2001, Dr. Pollack served in various positions in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona, an urban, tertiary care teaching hospital affiliated with the Medical College of the University of Arizona and the Mayo Graduate School of Medicine. He was Research Director from 1994 to 2000, and he chaired the department from 1997 to 2001. From 2000 through mid-2001, Dr. Pollack was also Director of Emergency Medicine at Arizona Heart Hospital. He graduated summa cum laude from Emory University in 1980 with bachelor’s degrees in history and chemistry and with a master’s degree in the history of science and medicine, and he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Pollack earned his medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. Dr. Pollack has long been active in teaching and clinical research and is an international leader in emergency medicine. He is the only physician to have received the American College of Emergency Physicians’ highest national awards in both teaching and research; he also received the national teaching award from the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors. His primary research interests are in the management of cardiopulmonary emergencies, especially acute thrombosis, and in respiratory disease, including asthma and pneumonia. He has published more than 300 original articles, reviews, editorials, book chapters, and electronic publications, and serves on the editorial boards of several journals and on the steering committees of multiple cardiology trials. Dr. Pollack also lectures widely on many varied topics in emergency medicine. He is the PI of the new VELOCITY and EMPEROR studies, and he serves on the Executive Committee for the ongoing CHAMPION trials.