Lars Beattie, MD, MS, FACEP

Lars K. Beattie MS MD, Emergency Medicine, Residency Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine, College of Medicine

Associate Professor
Residency Program Director
Co-Director of Simulation Education
University of Florida Department of Emergency Medicine


Dr. Beattie is the Program Director of the University of Florida (UF) Emergency Medicine (EM) Residency Program, having joined the UF Emergency Medicine Department in 2009.

At UF, he started as the Associate Program Director responsible for the EM curriculum, where innovation through unique conference series, specialty ‘deep dive’ days, and simulation were at the center of engaged resident didactic training. Channeling trainee’s enthusiasm through activities has been at the heart of his teaching philosophy. As such, simulation occupies a central place in resident training at UF. As an integral member and director of the simulation team, Dr. Beattie creates unique cases for UF residents and the ACEP/SAEM SIMWars competitions.

Before joining UF, Dr. Beattie received his medical doctorate from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and completed his residency training at the New York University – Bellevue Emergency Medicine Residency Program. After residency, he served as the Mount Sinai School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Residency Program Site Director at the Elmhurst Hospital in Queens, New York.

Dr. Beattie co-founded the Libertas Center at Elmhurst Hospital along with his friend & colleague, Rajeev Bais, MD. 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 in Emergency Departments, and secured initial grant funding to support the Libertas Center. The Libertas center continues to flourish to this day under the direction of his former mentee and, now colleague, Dinali Fernando, MD.

Currently, Dr. Beattie has research projects examining the risk factors for peri-intubation morbidity & mortality, resuscitation team coordination technology, medical geo-spacial mapping, amongst others. He specializes in advanced airway techniques, spine assessment in trauma, and refugee care. He is passionate about good design, Viking mythology, cookery, beer brewing, and abstract painting. All his efforts are inspired by his wife, Nicole, & 2 boys, Stian & Karsten.