Scientific Advisors

Charles V. Pollack, MA, MD

Thomas Jefferson University

In 2015, Dr. Pollack assumed multiple roles at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: Associate Provost for Innovation in Education, Thomas Jefferson University; Director, Jefferson Institute of Emerging Health Professions; Associate Dean for CME and Strategic Partner Alliances, Thomas Jefferson University; and, Professor and Senior Advisor for Interdisciplinary Research and Clinical Trials, Department of Emergency Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.

From 2001–2015, Dr. Pollack was Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania and served as Chairman of Emergency Medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital in Philadelphia. From 1992–2001, Dr. Pollack served in various positions in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Maricopa Medical Center in Phoenix, Arizona. He was Research Director from 1994 to 2000, and he chaired the department from 1997 to 2001. From 2000 through mid-2001, Dr. Pollack was also Director of Emergency Medicine at Arizona Heart Hospital.

Dr. Pollack has long been active in teaching and clinical research and is an international leader in emergency medicine. He is the only physician to have received the American College of Emergency Physicians’ highest national awards in both teaching and research; he also received the national teaching award from the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors. He is the only US emergency physician to be elected a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology.

His primary research interests are in the management of thrombosis, reversal of anticoagulation, infectious disease emergencies, and treatment of pain. Dr. Pollack has more than 500 publications and serves on the editorial boards of several journals and on the steering committees of multiple national and international trials. He is a founding Board member of the Hospital Quality Foundation, a non-for-profit education and research organization. He also leads The Lambert Center for the Study of Medicinal Cannabis and Hemp at Thomas Jefferson University

Dr. Pollack graduated summa cum laude from Emory University in 1980 with a BA and BS in History and Chemistry and with MA and MS in the History of Science and Medicine and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. Dr. Pollack earned his MD from Tulane University School of Medicine and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha.