Our Mission

The mission of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Crozer-Chester Medical Center is to deliver the highest quality emergency care to our patients, regardless of gender, race, religion, or financial status. Our faculty strives to create an atmosphere of clinical excellence and scholarship. We are committed to developing thoughtful, compassionate and dedicated physicians who will become life-long learners and leaders, both in the field of emergency medicine and in their communities.

From Our Program Director

About us


Part of Crozer Health, Crozer-Chester Medical Center is an ideal location for teaching and practicing Emergency Medicine. Not only is it the only trauma center in the area, but it is also home to the Nathan Speare Regional Burn Treatment center, a comprehensive stroke center, and regional cardiac and pediatric referral center. In addition, we have partnered with Nemours/Alfred I. DuPont Hospital for Children and St. Christopher's Hospital for Children for additional training in pediatric emergency medicine and critical care.


By training with us, you will achieve outstanding clinical skills and the ability to effectively care for the wide range of acute presentations. You will explore a wide variety of sub-specialty areas within emergency medicine and have a fun, fascinating and challenging three years. The heart of any residency program is the faculty and we have some of the best – a diverse group of emergency physicians and fellowship-trained sub-specialists. Our faculty represents many different residency and fellowship training programs and includes a mix of seasoned veterans and recent graduates. We are a growing program and have recently added fellowship training. 

Given the challenges of emergency medicine, we have developed our didactic curriculum with an emphasis on activities such as small group learning, medical simulation, interactive discussions and “hands on” workshops. As a small program, you will find yourself in a supportive environment and benefit from resident wellness programs, in-depth personal relationships with our faculty and individualized mentoring.


We are very proud of our program. Please explore our website, review our program in more detail and feel free to contact me with any questions.

From Our Department Chair

About us

Welcome to our program! The Department of Emergency Medicine is home to more than 40 board-certified emergency medicine physicians and 20 physician assistants and nurse practitioners. We treat approximately 125,000 patients per year across our newly renovated emergency departments.

Our faculty provides high-quality, evidence-based, and compassionate emergency care. Fellowship-trained sub-specialists work in the areas of emergency medical services, medical toxicology, and point-of-care ultrasound.

Our hospital serves as the only trauma center for Delaware County, and we have a nationally recognized Burn Center. We are also a STEMI receiving hospital and a comprehensive stroke center.

The diversity, complexity, and acuity of our patients is comparable to larger academic medical centers. Crozer-Keystone Health System has a long commitment to high-quality medical training. 
We are a regional medical campus of the Drexel University College of Medicine and our residents and faculty have many opportunities to teach medical students. We also welcome all students to rotate with us and to apply to our residency program. 

Best wishes for a bright future!

Richard Hamilton, M.D., F.A.A.E.M., F.A.C.M.T., F.A.C.E.P.
Emergency Medicine Chair, Crozer-Keystone Health System
Professor and Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine.
Regional Associate Dean
Drexel University College of Medicine