Michael Bresler, MD

Michael Bresler, MD

Emergency medicine doctor

Bio:   Dr. Bresler is a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine. Well known as
an educator, Dr. Bresler is frequently invited to lecture throughout the
United States as well as internationally. His publications in the medical
literature include a number of textbooks, textbook chapters, and peer
reviewed journal articles.

Dr. Bresler has been quite active in a variety of health care arenas relating
to Emergency Medicine. He has written both California and Federal health
care legislation and has testified frequently on health care issues being
considered by both the California state legislature and the United States
Congress. Among his legislative accomplishments are a surcharge on
vehicular fines, which raises over $200 million annually in California to
support emergency care for indigent patients, a state law to prevent the
“dumping” of medically unstable indigent patients from one hospital to
another, and portions of the federal anti-dumping law which provide
whistle blower protection.

Dr. Bresler has won the highest awards for leadership from both the
American College of Emergency Physicians (Wiegenstein Award) as well as
the California chapter (Edwards Award). He served for a number of years
as Speaker of the National Council (House of Delegates) of the American
College of Emergency Physicians, and before that as President of the
California chapter. The American College of Emergency Physicians has
designated Dr. Bresler as an Honorary Member and a Life Fellow of the
College, as well as a Hero of Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Bresler’s recent projects have included associate editorship of the
textbook Cardiovascular Emergencies published by the American College
of Emergency, and associate editorship of The Textbook of Emergency
Cardiovascular Care and CPR, published jointly by the American Heart
Association and the American College of Emergency Physicians.

Emergency Department

  • 900 Quarry Road Extension
  • Stanford , CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-723-5111
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Professional Education

  • Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine Registrar (1979) CA
  • Fellowship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (1974) CA
  • Internship: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (1974) CA
  • Board Certification: Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine (1981)
  • Medical Education: Stanford University School of Medicine (1973) CA
  • M.D., Stanford University, Medicine (1973)
  • B.A., Amherst College, Biology (1968)

Honors & Awards

  • Council Meritorious Service Award, National Council, American College of Emergency Physicians (1997)
  • Hero of Emergency Medicine For "Outstanding achievement and dedication to emergency medicine", American College of Emergency Physicians (2008)
  • Honorary Member, American College of Emergency Physicians (1994)
  • Lifetime Achievement Award, Department of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine (2015)
  • Special Resolution of Commendation for Outstanding Service, American College of Emergency Physicians (1993)
  • Walter T. Edwards Award for Outstanding Service, California Chapter, ACEP - (The Chapter's highest award for leadership) (1990)
  • Wiegenstein Award "For inspiration, dedication, advocacy, and vision", American College of Emergency Physicians (The College's highest award) (1994)