Allie Hurst named medical director for Med Flight Pediatric Critical Care Transport

UW Health recently announced the appointment of Dr. Allie Hurst as the medical director for UW Health Med Flight Pediatric Critical Care Transport starting May 1, 2024. In her new role, Dr. Hurst will partner with Med Flight’s physician medical directors for adult and neonatal patients, as well as with nursing and operational leadership, to provide cutting-edge and conscientious medical direction for UW Health’s exceptional neonatal and pediatric critical transport team.

Dr. Hurst joined the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in 2020 as the first UW Health Med Flight fellow also fellowship-trained in pediatric emergency medicine. After fellowship, she joined the Departments of Emergency Medicine and Pediatrics as an assistant professor – clinical health sciences. Along with her interest in transport medicine, Dr. Hurst undertakes education and research roles in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Her research focuses on adolescent health, specifically child trafficking and substance abuse including operationalizing screening tools in our emergency department for the identification of human trafficking.

Dr. Hurst completed her pediatrics residency at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and pediatric emergency medicine fellowship at the University of Colorado. She is also the medical director for the American Family Children’s Hospital pediatric emergency department and has excelled in leading the team through multiple quality improvement projects.