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Sara E. Crager, MD

Emergency Medicine


Dr. Crager is dual-trained in Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Medicine and splits her clinical practice between the emergency department and the surgical intensive care unit.


Medical Board Certifications

Critical Care Medicine, American Board of Anesthesiology, 2018
Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine, 2016


Stanford University School of Medicine, 2017


Olive View-UCLA Medical Center Internal Medicine GME, 2015


Yale University School of Medicine, MD, 2011

Hospital Affiliations

Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center



Dr. Crager's current research is focused on two areas:

  1. Development of new approaches to sepsis screening and triage tools.
  2. Implementation of emergency critical care teams and the impact of the ED-ICU care model on patient outcomes and hospital operational efficiency.

Recent publications include:

  1. Crager SE & Mohabir PK. Chapter 4: Orientation. In: Point of Care Ultrasound (2nd Edition), Ed. Nilam S, Arntfield R, Kory P. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; in press May 2017.
  2. Gottleib M, Riddle J, Crager SE (2016). Alternatives to the Conference Status Quo: Addressing the Learning Needs of Emergency Medicine Residents. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 68(4): 423-30.
  3. Crager SE (2015). Taking the 'Goal Directed' out of Early Goal Directed Therapy for Sepsis. Annals of Emergency Medicine, 66(2): 201-11.
  4. Crager SE & Rottman SJ (2014). Caustic Ingestions. In: Tarascon Gastropaedica (1st Edition), Ed. Esrailian E. Burlington, MA: Tarascon Publishing.
  5. Crager SE (2014). Improving Global Access to New Vaccines: Intellectual Property, Technology Transfer, and Regulatory Pathways. American Journal of Public Health, 104(11): e85-91.
  6. Collinsworth B & Crager SE (2014). Should Academic Therapeutic Patents go to the Highest Bidder? Expert Opinion on Therapeutic Patents, 24(5): 1-4.
  7. Chaturvedi S, Crager SE, Ladikas M, Muthuswani V, Su Y, Yang H (2013). Promoting an Inclusive Approach to Benefit Sharing: Expanding the Scope of the CBD? In: Benefit Sharing: From Biodiversity to Human Genetics, Eds. Schroeder D and Cook-Lewis J. Dordrect: Springer Science+Business Media, pp 153-171.
  8. Chaturvedi S, Crager SE, Ladikas M, Muthuswani V, Su Y, Yang H (2012). Harmonizing Policy on Human Genetic Resources and Benefit Sharing. Nature Biotechnology 30(12): 1169-70.
  9. Crager SE & Price M (2009). Prizes and Parasites: Incentivizing R&D for Chagas Disease. Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics 37(2): 292-304.
  10. Crager SE, Guillen E, Price M (2009). University Contributions to HPV Vaccines and Implications for Access in Developing Countries: Potential Models for Improving Access to University Discovered Vaccines. American Journal of Law and Medicine 35(2-3): 253-79.
  11. Langford DJ, Crager SE, Shehzad Z, Smith SB, Sotocinal SG, Levenstadt JS, Chanda ML, Levitin DJ, Mogil JS (2006). Social Modulation of Pain as Evidence for Empathy in Mice. Science 312(5782): 1967-70.


  • UCLA Emergency Medicine 2017 Faculty Teaching Award
  • Stanford Emergency Medicine Award for Exceptional Contributions to Resident Education
  • UCLA-Olive View Emergency Medicine 2015 Medical Student Teaching Award
  • Olive View Emergency Medicine Award for Excellence in Ultrasound
  • UCLA-Olive View Emergency Medicine 2014 Medical Student Teaching Award
  • Milton C Winternitz Prize in Pathology
  • Seton Elm-Ivy Award for work with the HAVEN Free Clinic