Faculty Profile

Dana Edelson
Section of Hospital Medicine
Clinical Associate of Medicine
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Academic Interests

Dr. Edelson is a physician scientist and Executive Medical Director for Rescue Care and Resiliency. She is a nationally recognized expert of in-hospital cardiac arrest and rapid response systems, with a focus on harnessing big data analytics and innovative technology to identify subtle changes in clinical stability and integrate them into clinical workflows to prevent failure to rescue. She has received millions of dollars in federal research funding and currently serves as the PI or Co-I on three NIH R-01s, an NIH SBIR, a Department of Defense Technology Therapeutic Development Award and a BARDA DRIVe grant. Her research has been published in over 150 manuscripts and cited over 15,000 times. In addition to her work at UChicago, Dr. Edelson is the Chief Medical Officer and Co-Founder of AgileMD and was named by Becker’s Hospital Review as one of the Women in Medtech to Know. Additionally, she is the former Chair of the American Heart Association (AHA) Get With The Guidelines Resuscitation Adult Research Task Force and currently serves on the AHA Resuscitation Systems of Care Advisory Group.

Clinical Interests

Hospital-based medicine


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  • BA, 1996, Brandeis University, Philosophy
  • MD, 2001, University of Chicago, Medicine
  • Residency, 2004, The University of Chicago, Internal Medicine
  • Fellowship, 2005, The University of Chicago, Resuscitation Science
  • Fellowship, 2007, University of Chicago, Hospital Medicine
  • MS, 2007, University of Chicago, Health Studies