Department of Medicine
Ameera Haamid is an emergency medicine physician who also serves as the associate emergency medical services (EMS) medical director of the Chicago South EMS System, which provides medical oversight for multiple emergency medical service agencies. She currently leads the EMS rotation for residents and fellows, and serves as assistant EMS fellowship director. She co-chairs the National Association of EMS Physicians Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and serves on the Emergency Cardiovascular Care Committee of the American Heart Association.
She develops education and initiatives concerning health equity, structural racism, and social justice for medical professionals. Her EMS-related interests include EMS operations, event medicine, prehospital research, and the intersection of health equity and EMS. Her research has been published in Prehospital Emergency Care and Annals of Emergency Medicine.
Haamid graduated summa cum laude with a BA in chemistry from Jackson State University and earned an MD from the University of Illinois Chicago. She completed a residency in emergency medicine at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County, in Chicago and a fellowship in emergency medical services at Denver Health and Hospital Authority.