Timothy F. Platts-Mills, MD, MSc

Vice-Chair of Research Co-Director Division of Geriatric Emergency Medicine Associate Professor


Medical School:
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

University of California, San Francisco
Valley Medical Center
Emergency Medicine
Fresno, CA

Masters of Science in Clinical Research:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Gillings School of Global Public Health
Chapel Hill, NC


Areas of Interest
  • Clinical Trial to Reduce the Transition from Acute to Chronic Pain (R01AG058702)
  • Elder Mistreatment Screening (2015-IJ-CX-0022)
  • Linking Older ED Patients to Social Services (partnership with West Health)
  • Clinical Decision Support for ED-Buprenorhine for Opioid Use Disorder (Site PI for UG3DA047003)

Learn More About The Research at UNC Emergency Medicine

Professional Societies & Memberships

  • Editorial Board, Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • Urology Quality Care Group
  • UNC Faculty Council
  • Gordon H. DeFriese Award Committee
  • Academy of Geriatric Emergency Medicine
  • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)

Special Honors & Awards

  • Medical Student Advisor Award, UNC Chapel Hill (2019)
  • Jefferson-Pilot Fellowship Award, UNC Chapel Hill (2015)
  • Young Investigator Award, SAEM (2014)
  • Gordon H. DeFriese Career Development in Aging Research Award (2013)
  • Medical Student Research Mentor Award, UNC Chapel Hill (2013)
  • Senior Reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine (2010)
  • Socrates Teaching Award (2009, 2010, 2011)
  • Council of Residency Directors resident Academic Achievement Award (2007)
  • Annals of Emergency Medicine Top 50 Reviewers (2006, 2010, 2012)
  • Borba Housestaff Research Award (2006)
Timothy Platts-Mills, MD, MSc