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As a physician specially trained in emergency medicine, Michael Pulia, MD, PhD 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. He 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. Pulia attentively and compassionately listens to all patients to understand their health care needs and provide the most advanced medical care available.
Dr. Pulia directs the Emergency Care for Infectious Diseases research program at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health. This research program focuses on improving the management of patients with infectious diseases in the emergency department.
Dr. Pulia strives to apply his research in the clinical setting to improve the quality of care for his patients.
Education & credentials
- Emergency Medicine
- Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood, IL
- University of Illinois at Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, IL
Research & publications
Dr. Pulia serves on the Board of Directors for the American Academy of Emergency Medicine as the Young Physicians Section Director. This role allows him to advocate for important issues facing early career emergency physicians on a national level. For contributions in both research and teaching, he has earned fellow status in the American College of Emergency Physicians.