Clinical Professors

Clinical Professors, Zachary Kahler, MD . at the School of Health Research, Clemson University, Clemson South Carolina

Zachary Kahler, M.D.

Clinical Assistant Professor
Clemson University School of Health Research

MS Director of Clinical Practice 
Department of Emergency Medicine 
Prisma Health–Upstate 


Who is Dr. Kahler?

Dr. Kahler is a practicing emergency medicine physician. He also serves as the Director of Clinical Practice for the Prisma Health–Upstate emergency department and is a core faculty member for the Prisma Health–Upstate emergency medicine residency. He completed a 2-year research fellowship at Indiana University under the mentorship of Dr. Jeffrey Kline, an internationally-renowned researcher for pulmonary embolism and deep venous thrombosis. Dr. Kahler’s current research interests center around emergency department operations, quality, and efficiency. His other interests focus on resident and medical student education. 

For more information, see his Curriculum Vitae.

How Dr. Kahler’s research is transforming health care

Dr. Kahler’s research focuses on translating evidence-based medicine to active clinical practice. His aim is to improve efficiency and optimize throughput through the ED, while maintaining patient safety. His partnerships with the CUSHR faculty are aimed at interdepartmental collaboration, and he has enjoyed working with faculty from the management and statistics departments. He has submitted a PCORI grant previously with Clemson collaborators. 

Key Health Research Interest Areas

Optimization, Triage Patient-centered care, Cost-efficiency, Operations