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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 a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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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
  • 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 Mayor's Task Force to Combat the Opioid Epidemic in Philadelphia - Overdose Prevention and Harm Reduction Subcommittee, Local National Association of EMS Physicians, National Pennsylvania Emergency Health Services Council, Medical Advisory Committee, Local Philadelphia Fire Commissioner's Medical Advisory Board, Local Philadelphia Regional EMS Council, Local Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, National Special Operations Medical Association, National The Committee for Tactical Emergency Care, National U.S. Metropolitan Urban EMS Medical Directors’ Consortium, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Mechem is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

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:

Mechem CC: Seizure with Prehospital Refusal of Care Emergency Medicine Pearls : 2003.

Mechem CC: Environmental Emergencies Word on the Street : 2003.

Dickinson ET, Schultz D, Mechem CC: Base station physician refusals of paramedic drug intervention requests Prsented at the annual meeting of the National Association of EMS Physicians, Tucson, AZ : 2002.

Mechem CC: A Patient Exposed to a Hazardous Material Paramedic Case Studies : 2003.

Mechem CC, Datner EM: Interpersonal Violence: Don’t Women Ever Assault Women? Editorial for: Emergency Medicine News 19 : 4, 40,2002.

Mechem CC, Hare S, Hvisdas R, Berg DM, Halper R, Cola LA: Emergency Medical Planning for the 2000 Republican National Convention Prehospital Emergency Care 5 : 344-352,2001.

Halpern SD, Mechem CC: Declining rate of substance abuse throughout the month The American Journal of Medicine 110 : 347-351,2001.

Mechem CC, Barger J, Shofer FS, Dickinson ET: Short-Term Outcome of Seizure Patients Who Refuse Transport after Prehospital Stabilization Academic Emergency Medicine 9 : 231-236,2001.

Mechem CC, Shofer FS, Reinhard S, Datner EM: Violence Between Women in an Urban Emergency Department Patient Population Academic Emergency Medicine 8 : 30-35,2001.

Academic Contact Info

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

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Phone: (215) 662-6307
Fax: (215) 662-3953
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)

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