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Edward T. Dickinson, MD, FACEP

Edward T. Dickinson, MD, FACEP Physician

Director, EMS Field Operations
Medical Director, Emergency Department, HUP
Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Dr. Dickinson is a Penn Medicine employed physician.

Clinical Specialties


  • Emergency Medicine

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Emergency Medicine - Emergency Medical Services, 2013
  • Emergency Medicine, 1994

Clinical Expertise:

  • Emergency Trauma
  • Firefighter Health and Safety
  • Prehospital Care
  • Tactical Medicine

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: SUNY Stony Brook School of Medicine
Residency: Medical Center of Delaware


American College of Emergency Physicians, National Commission on the Accreditation of Ambulance Service, National Delaware Department of Health, Trauma Center Site Survey Team, Local EMS Medical Advisory Committee, Chester County, PA, Local EMS Medical Advisory Committee, Delaware County, PA, Local National Association of EMS Physicians, National National Steeplechase Association, Medical Advisory Committee, National Society for Acadmic Emergency Medicine, National UCLA Center for Prehospital Care, The Prehospital Care Research Forum, National

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Dickinson 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:

Dickinson ET, Bevilacgua JJ, Hill JD, Sites FD, Wurster FW, Mechem CC: The Utility of tympanic versus oral temperature measurements of firefighters in emergency incident rehabilitation operations Prehospital Emerg Care 7 (2): 363-367,2003.

Funk DL, McErlean M, Politis JF, Dickinson ET: Necessity of fire department response to the scene of motor vehicle crashes Am J Emerg Med 20 : 580-582,2002.

Mechem CC, Dickinson ET, Shofer FS, Jaslow D: Injuries from assaults on paramedics and firefighters in an urban EMS system Prehospital Emerg Care 6 : 396-401,2002.

Dickinson ET, Niegelberg E: Don’t knock the doc: Two perspectives on building a healthy relationship between EMS manager and medical director EMS Manager and Supervisor 4 (9): 3,2002.

Academic Contact Info

Department of Emergency Medicine
Hospital University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283
Fax: (215) 662-3953

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