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Richard Zane, MD

​​​University of Colorado School of Medicine

George B. Boedecker, Jr. and Boedecker Foundation Endowed Chair of Emergency Medicine

Professor of Emergency Medicine

Chief Innovation Officer for UCHealth

Founder of CARE Innovation Center

Contact information

Anschutz Medical Campus
Leprino Building, Campus Box B215
12401 East 17th Avenue
Aurora, CO 80045

Dr. Richard Zane has extensive experience in designing and implementing systems of emergency care, access and clinical integration and has been acknowledged for his collaborative approach to medicine and leadership.  An experienced researcher and tool developer for AHRQ, Dr. Zane is personally interested as a Department Chair, and as a leader in health care, to assuring appropriate use of ED resources and is dedicated to emergency department care redesign by deploying patient centric data driven processes that match the appropriate level of resources to individual patients ensuring that the right patients are cared for in the right environment and has designed collaborative systems of acute stroke and cardiac care for hospital systems.   

He has been active nationally and internationally on issues related to emergency department process and design, emergency preparedness, surge and mass casualty care and recently authored the World Health Organization Hospital Emergency Response Checklist.
Degree Year ​Focus
John Hopkins University B.A. 1988 Natural Sciences​
Temple University School of Medicine M.D. 1993 ​Doctor of Medicine
The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore, MD 1996 Emergency Medicine Residency
​Emergency Medicine Foundation, Dallas, TX ​1997 ​Emergency Medicine Foundation Teaching Fellowhip

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Selected Publications (5 out of 41)

  • Capp R, Rooks SP, Wiler JL, Zane RD, Ginde AA. National Study of Health Insurance Type and Reasons for Emergency Department Use. J Gen Intern Med. 2013 Dec 24. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24366398


  • Bookman K, Zane R. Expedited electronic entry: a new way to manage mass-casualty radiology order workflow. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2013 Aug;28(4):391-2. PubMed PMID: 23731567


  • Hassol A, Biddinger P, Zane R. Hospital evacuation decisions in emergency situations. JAMA. 2013 Apr 17;309(15):1585-6. PubMed PMID: 23592100


  • Burke LG, Joyce N, Baker WE, Biddinger PD, Dyer KS, Friedman FD, Imperato J, King A, Maciejko TM, Pearlmutter MD, Sayah A, Zane RD, Epstein SK. The effect of an ambulance diversion ban on emergency department length of stay and ambulance turnaround time. Ann Emerg Med. 2013 Mar;61(3):303-311.e1. PubMed PMID: 23352752


  • Voscopoulos C, Barker T, Listwa T, Nelson S, Pozner C, Liu X, Zane R, Antoine JA. A comparison of the speed, success rate, and retention of rescue airway devices placed by first-responder emergency medical technicians: a high-fidelity human patient simulation study. J Emerg Med. 2013 Apr;44(4):784-9. PubMed PMID: 22980415
  • ​UCHA President's Award for Collaborative Leadership, January 2014