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As a physician specially trained in emergency medicine, Jamie Hess, MD leads a team of expert health care clinicians who treat people with illnesses or injuries that could be life-threatening or pose an immediate risk to their health and well-being. Injury or illness can be caused by disease, infection, stroke, heart attack, or bodily trauma, and may include symptoms such as fevers, vomiting, bleeding, shortness of breath, dizziness, weakness and pain. She speaks with patients, obtains lab tests and imaging, such as X-rays to diagnose the injury or illness and provides necessary treatment.
Whether it is a life-threatening event, such as a heart attack, or a condition needing rapid treatment, such as pneumonia, Dr. Hess attentively and compassionately listens to all patients to understand their health care needs and provide the most advanced medical care available.
Dr. Hess’ clinical interests include pediatric and adult emergency medicine, ultrasound, and quality improvement.
She holds several institutional leadership roles at UW Health, including president of the UW Medical Foundation Board of Directors and chair of the Council of Faculty.
Education & credentials
- Emergency Medicine
- Mayo Medical School, Rochester, MN
- Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN
- Baystate Medical Center, Springfield, MA