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C. Crawford Mechem, MD, MS, FACEP

C. Crawford Mechem, MD, MS, FACEP Physician

Medical Director, Emergency Medical Services Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Languages spoken:

  • Spanish

Dr. Mechem is employed by Penn Medicine.

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Clinical Specialties


  • Emergency Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Emergency Medicine, 1994

Clinical Expertise:

  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Interpersonal Violence
  • Tactical Emergency Medical Services

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Jefferson Medical College
Residency: Valley Medical Center
Residency: UCSF Medical Center and Hospital


American College of Emergency Physicians , National American College of Emergency Physicians, Pennsylvania chapter , Local American Heart Association, Southeastern Pennsylvania Mission: Lifeline Committee to Develop STEMI Systems of Care, Local Association of Military Surgeons United States, National Blue Cross CPR Training Initiative for Philadelphia Region Committee, Local Canadian-American Optimal Prehospital Care of Childhood Cardiac Arrest research consortium, coordinated through the University of Ottawa, National Delaware Valley Healthcare Council, Stroke Task Force, “Choosing a Standard of Care” , Local Heart Safe Philadelphia, Local Mayor's Blue Ribbon Commission on Children's Behavioral Health, Local Mayor's Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Philadelphia - Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction Subcommittee, Local National Association of EMS Physicians, National National Disaster Life Support Educational Consortium, National National Disaster Medical System, Philadelphia, Emergency Preparedness Committee, Local National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), "Choosing a standard of care" Stroke Task Force , National Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council, Medical Advisory Committee, Local Pennsylvania Municipal Police Officers’ Education and Training Commission Curriculum Committee, Local Philadelphia Department of Public Health Pandemic Influenza Advisory Committee, Local Philadelphia Department of Public Health, Medical Reserve Corps Advisory Committee, Local Philadelphia Fire Commissioner’s Medical Advisory Board, Local Philadelphia Fire Commissioner's Medical Advisory Board , Local Philadelphia Fire Department EMS Research Committee , Local Philadelphia Regional EMS Council, Local Philadelphia Stroke Council, Stroke Treatment Enhancement Program, Medical Advisory Board, Local Philadelphia University Disaster Medicine and Management Program Advisory Board, Local Society for Academic Emergency Medicine , National Society for Academic Emergency Medicine EMS Committee , National Society for Academic Emergency Medicine PreHospital Care and New Models of Regionalization breakout group of the 2010 SAEM Consensus Conference , National Southeastern Pennsylvania Chapter, American Red Cross, Heart of First Aid Committee, Local Special Operations Medical Association, National The Committee for Tactical Emergency Care, National U.S. Metropolitan Urban EMS Medical Directors’ Consortium, National Youth Heart Watch Advisory Board, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Local

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Mechem is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.
  • Penn Presbyterian Medical Center: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.


Selected Publications:

Dickinson ET, Mechem CC, Thom SR, Shofer FS: The non-invasive carboxyhemoglobin monitoring in firefighters engaged in fire suppression and overhaul operations International Fire Service Journal of Leadership and Management 2 : 35-39,2008.

Mechem CC, Goodloe JM, Richmond NJ, Kaufman BJ: Resuscitation Center Designation: Recommendations for EMS Practices. Prehosp Emerg Care 14 : 51-61,2010.

De Maio VJ, Osmond MH, Stiell IG, Nadkarni V, Berg R, Cabanas JG; CanAm Pediatric Study Group (Nesbitt LP, Donoghue A, Mechem C, Berger S, Gallagher J, Clark L, Hutchison J, Richmond N, Tunik M, Lanier BL, Paduchowski K, Forbach C, Wells GA, Burns S, Joseph D, Fine T: Epidemiology of out-of hospital pediatric cardiac arrest due to trauma. Prehosp Emerg Care 16 (2): 2012.

Band RA, Callaway DW, Connor BA, Haughton B: Dignitary Medicine:Adapting Prehospital, Preventive, Tactical and Travel Medicine to New Populations. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 30 (7): 1274-81,2012.

Wallace SK, Abella BS, Shofer FS, Leary M, Agarwal AK, Mechem CC, Gaieski DF, Becker LB, Neumar RW: Effect of Time of Day on Prehospital Care and Outcomes After Out-of-Hospital Cardiac Arrest. Circulation 127 (15): 1591-6,2013.

Abboud ME, Band R, Jia J, Pajerowski W, David G, Guo M, Mechem CC, Messé SR, Carr BG: Recognition of Stroke by EMS is Associated with Improvement in Emergency Department Quality Measures. Prehosp Emerg Care 20 (6): 729-736,2016.

Prehospital Assessment and Management of Patients with Ventricular Assist Devices. Prehospital Emergency Care 17 (2): 2013.

Waldman M, Shapira S, Richman A, Haughton B: Tactical Medicine: A Combined Forces Field Algorithm Military Medicine 179 (10): 1056–1061,2014.

Mechem C, Bossert R: Rapid Assessment Medical Support (RAMS) for Active Shooter Incidents Prehospital Emergency Care 19 : 213-17,2015.

Prehospital Medical Planning for the 2015 Philadelphia Papal Visit: An Interview with Dr. Mechem. Prehospital Emergency Care Podcast : 2017.

Academic Contact Info

Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department of Emergency Medicine
3400 Spruce Street

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 662-6307
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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