Dr. Atilla Üner worked as an EMT-I for the Bavarian Red Cross in Munich, Germany before attending medical school at the Free University of Berlin (West) from 1984 to 1991 and completing his doctorate in 1992. After internships at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and St. Luke’s Medical Center in Milwaukee, WI, he completed his residency in Emergency Medicine at UCLA and graduated as a chief resident in 1997. He then completed an EMS fellowship at UCLA, obtained a Master’s degree in Epidemiology at the UCLA School of Public Health in 2002, and completed a fellowship in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine at UCLA in 2009. Dr. Üner is board-certified in Emergency Medicine, and subspecialty board-certified in Emergency Medical Services and in Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine.
Dr. Üner served as associate medical director for the UCLA Center for Prehospital Care since 1999, and is the medical director for the UCLA and Antelope Valley Hospital EMS base hospitals. He is a commissioner with the Los Angeles County EMS commission, and Vice Chair of the California EMS Authority Commission on EMS. He is a Medical Team Manager with FEMA Urban Search and Rescue team CA TF-2 / USA2, serves on the EMS Medical Director Association of California Paramedic Scope of Practice committee, and serves as the Diving Medical Officer for the UCLA Scientific Diving Program. Dr. Üner is a Health Science Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, an Adjunct Professor of Nursing at the UCLA School of Nursing, an attending emergency physician at both Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center in Los Angeles and at Antelope Valley Hospital in Lancaster, California, and Southern California Regional Medical Director for REACH Air Medical Services.