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Chair of Emergency Medicine
6G University Health Center
Phone: 313-993-2530 | boneil@med.wayne.edu
Assistant's Name: Cari Williamson
Administrator's Name: Jeri Gleichauf

Brian O’Neil, M.D., is chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine.

The Edward S. Thomas Endowed Professor and associate chair of Research for the Department of Emergency Medicine, Dr. O’Neil is a 1986 graduate of the Wayne State University School of Medicine. He also serves as director of Basic Science Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Currently co-chair of the American Heart Association’s Emergency Cardiovascular Committee Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Committee, Dr. O’Neil will be named chair of this group in April and will serve for two years. He also is a member of the Emergency Cardiac Care Committee and the International Liaison Committee on Resuscitation, advisory groups to the American Heart Association.

Dr. O’Neil is a member of the writing committee for the American Heart Association Acute Coronary Syndromes Guidelines and the association’s Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support Subcommittee and Writing Group. He co-wrote the AHA’s newest guidelines on cardiopulmonary resuscitation, which significantly updated CPR basics taught for decades.

After receiving his medical degree from Wayne State University, Dr. O’Neil completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Detroit Receiving Hospital in1989 and was named chief resident. He also completed a fellowship in Basic Science Research in 1990.

He serves as associate editor of Academic Emergency Medicine and program director of the American College of Emergency Physicians Scientific Assembly Research Forum. He also is a member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine’s Research Committee.

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