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C. Crawford Mechem, MD, MS, FACEP

C. Crawford Mechem, MD, MS, FACEP Physician

EMS Medical Director, Philadelphia Fire Department 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 - Emergency Medical Services, 2014
  • Emergency Medicine, 1994

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Amerihealth Caritas
  • Amerihealth Caritas Medicare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • Clover Health Plan
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • eLAP Services
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Homestead Smart Health Plans
  • 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 Health and Wellness (Centene) Medicare
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Provider Partners Health Plan
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan
  • Veterans Choice Program

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 chapter, 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 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, Band RA: 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, Pepe PE.: 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, Hill J): 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, Mechem CC: 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, Band RA: 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, Mullen MT.: Recognition of Stroke by EMS is Associated with Improvement in Emergency Department Quality Measures. Prehosp Emerg Care 20 (6): 729-736,2016.

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

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

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

Mechem CC: 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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