James Kempema, MD, Emergency Medicine, Austin, TX, Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin


Emergency Medicine Austin, TX

Medical Director Travis County STAR Flight

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  • Dr. James Kempema is an emergency medicine physician in Austin, TX and is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Seton Medical Center Austin, University Medical Center at Brackenridge, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, and Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas. He received his medical degree from University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson and has been in practice 21 years. He is experienced in airway management, procedural sedation, emergency medical services, and air ambulance care.

Education & Training

  • University of Arizona
    University of ArizonaResidency, Emergency Medicine, 1996 - 1999
  • University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
    University of Arizona College of Medicine - TucsonClass of 1996

Certifications & Licensure

  • CO State Medical License
    CO State Medical License 2019 - 2023
  • TX State Medical License
    TX State Medical License 1999 - 2023
  • AZ State Medical License
    AZ State Medical License 1997 - 2000
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine Emergency Medicine
  • American Board of Emergency Medicine Emergency Medical Services

Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Fellow (FACEP) American College of Emergency Physicians

Publications & Presentations



  • Pedi STAT 
    J Kempema
    Mobile software - rapid calculation of pediatric emergent drug doses and equipment sizing - 8/2009

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