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About Us


Our Mission

Our mission is to deliver expert, compassionate emergency care to our neighbors when they need us most, to advocate for our community, and to be leaders in education for the next generation of health care providers.

Our Vision

We commit to nurturing a fulfilling and inclusive practice environment that fosters clinical excellence, personal growth and community.

Our Story

DFES was founded in 1969 to provide Delaware and the surrounding regions with high-quality emergency care as the exclusive provider of emergency medicine services for ChristianaCare, formerly the Medical Center of Delaware. Through the years, we have built a reputation as both a regional and national leader in emergency medicine. Our physicians and physician assistants practice a team-based approach to ensure that our patients receive expert, compassionate, timely care when they need it most. 


Our highly regarded residency programs in emergency medicine, EM/IM, and EM/FM have trained some of the leading physicians practicing in the country today. We also serve as a training site for medical students from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University.

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