Zachary Kahler, M.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor
Clemson University School of Health Research
MS Director of Clinical Practice
Department of Emergency Medicine
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