Lars Beattie, MD, MS, FACEP
Director of Graduate Medical Education
Residency Program Director and Assistant Professor
Dr. Beattie joined the UF Emergency Department as an Associate Residency Program Director in 2009. He received his medical degree from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed his training at the New York University – Bellevue Emergency Medicine Residency Program. At the UFL, Dr. Beattie is responsible for resident education and the coordination of the Emergency Medicine residency conferences. His current academic interests include the identification and management of C-spine and spinal cord injuries (ASCIs). He has written reviews on the assessment, evaluation, and treatment of ASCIs.
Prior to joining UFL, Dr. Beattie was an attending physician in the in the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine. While there, he served as the Emergency Medicine Residency Site Director of Elmhurst Hospital. In this role he oversaw the Mt. Sinai residency at Elmhurst, Elmhurst conferences, the emergency department Journal Club, and coordinated the rotation of other EM residencies through the Elmhurst Level I Trauma Center.
Along with Dr. Rajeev Bais, Dr. Beattie is a co-founder of the Libertas Center at Elmhurst Hospital. The Libertas Center provides medical and psychological services for domestic and international Survivors of Torture, and provides legal support for amnesty when indicated. He has studied the prevalence of Survivors of Torture presenting to urban Emergency Departments. Dr. Beattie secured grant funding for the Libertas Center from the Department of Health and Human Services in 2009. He was humbled to be the recipient of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Humanitarian Award for this work.
Born in New Jersey, Dr. Beattie was raised in Norway and England, and returned to the US to participate in a combined BS/Master’s Program in Biotechnology at the Worcester Polytechnic Institute in Massachusetts. He is an avid tinkerer and painter, enjoys brewing beer, loves fishing, and bikes to keep in shape. Most of all, he prizes time spent with wife and two sons.