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Brian Driver, MD

Emergency Medicine

Commitment to Patient-Centered Care

"I am committed to providing superb care to all patients who arrive in our Emergency Department."

Clinical Expertise

Dr. Driver is board certified in both Emergency Medicine and Internal Medicine. He has expertise in caring for all acute illness and injuries, with particular interests in emergency airway management and metabolic disorders.


  • Board certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine
  • Difficult Airway Course Instructor


  • Chief Resident during Emergency Medicine / Internal Medicine residency
  • Selected as Top Doctors: Rising Stars in 2016 for Mpls-St. Paul Magazine

Professional Affiliations

  • Society of Academic Emergency Medicine
  • American College of Emergency Physicians


  • Dodd KW, Klein LR, Kornas RL, Driver BE, Ho JD, Reardon RF. Definitive airway management in emergency department patients with a King laryngeal tube™ in place: a simple and safe approach. Canadian Journal of Anesthesia/Journal canadien d'anesthésie. 2016 Jan 25:1-2.
  • Driver BE, Prekker ME, Moore JC, Schick A, Reardon RF, Miner JR. Direct versus Video Laryngoscopy using the C-MAC for Tracheal Intubation in the Emergency Department, a Randomized Controlled Trial. Acad Emerg Med. In press.
  • O'Brien Lambert, A., Driver, B., Moore, J.C., Schick, A. and Miner, J.R., 2016. Using Near Infrared Spectroscopy for Tissue Oxygenation Monitoring During Procedural Sedation: The Occurrence of Peripheral Tissue Oxygenation Changes With Respiratory Depression and Supportive Airway Measures. Academic Emergency Medicine, 23(1), pp.98-101.
  • Smetana A, Driver B, Gajic S, Smith S. Partial segmental thrombosis of the corpus cavernosum presenting to the ED: 2 case reports. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine. October 2015. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2015.10.040.
  • White S, Driver BE, Cole JB. Metformin-Associated Lactic Acidosis Presenting as Acute ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction. J Emerg Med. October 2015. doi:10.1016/j.jemermed.2015.10.012.
  • Driver BE, Debaty G, Plummer DW, Smith SW. Use of esmolol after failure of standard cardiopulmonary resuscitation to treat patients with refractory ventricular fibrillation. Resuscitation. 2014;85(10):1337-1341, doi:10.1016/j.resuscitation.2014.06.032

Medical School

University of Colorado, Denver, CO, USA


Emergency Medicine/Internal Medicine, Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN, USA