Isaac Tawil, MD

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Department of Emergency Medicine, Critical Care

Associate Professor with Tenure

Department of Emergency Medicine, Critical Care Medicine


Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv Israel

Residency: Emergency Medicine, University of New Mexico

Fellowship: Surgical Critical Care, R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, University of Maryland, Baltimore


I’ve been faculty at UNM since 2006. It is extremely rewarding to practice both Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine as part of one of the largest EM/CCM groups in the country. On a given week I may be attending in our Trauma/ Surgical ICU, Neurosciences ICU, Cardiothoracic ICU, or Emergency Department. EM physicians are a key component of the multidisciplinary approach to critical care anywhere in the hospital, and I’m privileged to advocate for our growing CCM subspecialty.

Teaching Interests

  • All things resuscitation and Critical Care, Death by Neurologic Criteria and Optimizing Organ Donor Management, open lung ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring, Emergency Coagulopathy Management

Research Interests

  • Brain Death, Medical Education, Emergent Coagulopathy Management, all things Critical Care

Center/Laboratory/Program Affiliations

  • SCCM (Society of Critical Care Medicine), EM Section Chair
  • Faculty of the Center of Surgical Critical Care
  • Trauma surgical ICU/Cardiothoracic ICU/Neurosciences ICU/Emergency Department