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Ross Donaldson

Associate Professor
Clinical Medicine
Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute
United States of America

Ross Donaldson


Dr. Donaldson is the creator of WikEM, the world’s most popular emergency medicine-specific mobile application and a juror for the Medical Design Excellence Awards®. Dr. Donaldson's research focuses on emergency, critical, and trauma care. He has worked around the globe, frequently in areas of conflict and recent disaster. In Iraq alone, for over five years he led the development of pre-hospital and hospital-based emergency systems for the country, while training of over ten-thousand community members, EMTs, nurses, and doctors. He is also the critically acclaimed author of The Lassa Ward, a memoir about international humanitarian work, and a recipient of the Humanitarian Award from the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Research Interest

Emergency medicine-specific mobile application


  • “Pediatric Emergency Medical Care in Yerevan, Armenia: A knowledge and attitudes survey of out-of-hospital Emergency Physicians.” International Journal of Emergency Medicine. 2014

  • “A Survey of National Physicians Working in an Active Conflict Zone: The Challenges of Medical Care in Iraqi Emergency Departments.” Prehospital Disaster Medicine. 2012;

  • Iraqi Community Members’ Knowledge, Attitude and Practice of Emergency Medical Care: Assessing Civilian Emergency Medicine in an Area of Conflict.” Medicine, Conflict & Survival. 2012.

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