Christopher Kaczmarczyk Do

Christopher Kaczmarczyk, DO, FACEP, AEMUS

Emergency Services




Emergency Physician Christopher Kaczmarczyk, DO, joined CRMC’s Emergency Department in July 2018 and has served as its Medical Director since 2019. He also oversees the trauma and stroke programs and provides medical direction for CRMC EMS and multiple local first responder groups. Dr. Kaczmarczyk came to CRMC from Hennepin County Medical Center, where he completed a residency in emergency medicine and a fellowship in advanced emergency ultrasound.

The physician’s other work experience includes serving as an adjunct assistant professor in the academic Departments of Emergency Medicine at Hennepin County Medical Center and the University of Minnesota. He is also an instructor for the MN POCUS Project, a grant-funded initiative aimed at providing resources and training in bedside point-of-care ultrasound to rural providers throughout the state of Minnesota.

A graduate of Loyola University Chicago with a Bachelor of Science degree in Anthropology and Bioethics, he also studied abroad at University College Cork in Ireland. Prior to medical school, he completed a year of service with the AmeriCorps VISTA—Ohio Campus Compact program, working to expand access to higher education for first-generation and low-income college students at John Carroll University. Dr. Kaczmarczyk earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Erie, Pennsylvania.

He is board-certified in emergency medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine and holds a focused practice designation in Advanced Emergency Medicine Ultrasonography. He is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a professional member of the American College of Emergency Physicians Minnesota Chapter, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Emergency Medicine Residents Association Alumni Chapter, and Sigma Sigma Phi National Osteopathic Service and Honor Society.

I enjoy caring for and interacting with patients and their families during some of their most challenging and stressful moments. I find great fulfillment in providing high-quality emergency care to this community, its residents, and those who have traveled here to experience all of the beauty our area has to offer.

Research Publications

Reardon RF, Chinn E, Plummer D, et al. Feasibility, utility, and safety of fully incorporating transesophageal echocardiography into emergency medicine practice. Acad Emerg Med. 2022; 29: 334–343. doi:10.1111/acem.14399

Point-of-Care Ultrasound Use Changes Care When Utilized by Flight Medics.
Wagner, B; Kaczmarczyk, C; Robidoux, M; Kolbet, K; Hick, J; Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN; Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, PA; Lifelink III, Minneapolis, MN

(Presented at ACEP18 – Scientific Assembly)