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About Christian Dameff, MD

Christian Dameff, MD, is a board-certified emergency medicine physician who treats and cares for patients in the emergency department and urgent care, including those with life-threatening or critical conditions. His care may include evaluation, resuscitation, stabilization, and referring patients to appropriate medical departments.

As an assistant professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Department of Medicine's Division of Biomedical Informatics, Dr. Dameff instructs medical students, residents and fellows at UC San Diego School of Medicine. His research in post-cardiac arrest care including therapeutic hypothermia, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) quality and optimization, dispatch assisted CPR and teletoxicology has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the Journal of Emergency Medicine, the Journal of the American Heart Association and Resuscitation. He also conducts security research as it relates to healthcare, patient safety and cybersecurity.

Dr. Dameff completed his fellowship in clinical informatics at UC San Diego School of Medicine and his residency at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, where he served as chief resident in the emergency medicine department. He earned his medical degree at University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Dameff is board certified in emergency medicine.

He is a member of many professional societies including the American College of Emergency Physicians and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Dameff is fluent in American Sign Language.

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Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
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Medical Degree

  • University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix, AZ

Master's Degree

  • University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

Gender

  • Male

Languages

  • American Sign Language (ASL)

Date Joined Staff

  • 2017-07-01

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

Conditions and Treatments

  • Emergency and Critical Care
  • Care of Hospitalized Patients With Cardiac Conditions
  • Resuscitation
Insurance Information
UC San Diego Health accepts most major health insurance plans, but you should verify that your plan covers this provider and all services and locations. The information in the link below does not apply to affiliate providers, who are not employed by UC San Diego Health.
Health Insurance Plans Accepted