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John W. Hafner, MD

Program Director

Research Director, Clinical Professor

Emergency Medicine Residency


Hometown: Albuquerque, New Mexico


  • Undergraduate: New Mexico State University
  • Postdoctoral: University of Illinois School of Public Health MPH
  • Medical School: University of New Mexico School of Medicine
  • Residency: UICOMP/OSF Saint Francis Medical Center


  • June 2001 & 2012
    Emergency Medicine Resident Teaching Award, UICOM-P
  • June 2002 & 2019
    Emergency Medicine Resident Mentorship Award, UICOMP-P
  • March 2006
    Delta Omega Society (Lambda Chapter), National Honorary Public Health Society
  • June 2006
    Ron W. Lee, MD Excellence in Pediatric Care Award for Clinical Excellence
  • Emergency Medical Services for Children, IL Dept. of Public Health
  • May 2007
    Outstanding Faculty Research Award, UICOM-P
  • May 2007
    Forty Leaders under Forty, Interbusiness Issues, Central Illinois
  • June 2012
    Emergency Medicine Resident Teaching Award, UICOM-P
  • June 2012 & 2014
    Best Lecturer, UICOM-P M2 Ethics Block
  • Nov 2014
    Illinois Cancer Care Rock Doc Award
  • June 2015
    Junior Faculty Award (Program Director)
  • Nov 2015
    Best Lecturer, UICOM-P M2 Epidemiology Block
  • Apr 2016
    Distinguished Research Mentor Award, UICOM-P
  • May 2017
    Downstate Member Service Award, Illinois College of EM Physicians

Research, Scholarly and Academic Interests: Research, Evidence Based Medicine, Injury Prevention, CPR Research

Other Interests/Fun Facts: Halloween, spicy foods, Disco CPR

Licensure and Certifications: Emergency Medicine – American Board of Emergency Medicine