Christine Brent

Christine Brent, MD, FAEMS, FACEP

Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine
Chief, Division of Emergency Medical Services
Program Director, Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Fellowship
Assistant Director, Survival Flight
Co-Deputy Medical Director, Washtenaw/Livingston County Medical Control Authority

Department of Emergency Medicine
University of Michigan Medical School
1500 E Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI  48109-5303


Administrative Contact

Gina Mason Woods
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Dr. Christine Brent is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan. After graduating magna cum laude with a degree in Biology from the University of Notre Dame, she completed both Medical School and Emergency Medicine residency at the University of Michigan before going on to complete a fellowship in Emergency Medical Services at the University of Cincinnati focusing on critical care air transport.

Double board certified in Emergency Medicine and Emergency Medical Services, Dr. Brent joined the University of Michigan Emergency Medicine Faculty in September of 2017 as Assistant Medical Director of Survival Flight. She helped to develop and refine the EMS track and the EMS elective for residents interested in pre-hospital care. She also designed and initiated the ACGME-accredited University of Michigan EMS Fellowship, for which she serves as Program Director. Dr. Brent also serves as the Co-Deputy Director of the Washtenaw County/Livingston County Medical Control Authority and chairs the Peer Standards Review Organization. She participates in many local, regional and state EMS Committees and is a gubernatorial-appointed voting member of the State of Michigan EMS Coordinating Committee. She participates actively in many national EMS committees with resultant scholarly publications. She was recently elected to the Board of the Air Medical Physician Association and named the Vice Chair of the Air Medical Transport Committee for the National Association of EMS Physicians. She has a specific research interest looking at the utilization of drones in prehospital medicine and has garnered industry funding for this work. She serves as an EMS content expert for the UM-ACRU and participates in many grant-funded prehospital research projects within the department. In March 2023, Dr. Brent was elected as Vice-Chair of the National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) Council of EMS Fellowship Directors.

She is an IFR-rated private pilot who lives in Ann Arbor with her husband (also a pilot) and three young children.


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