Dr. Uren is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School. He attended medical school and the University of Michigan and joined the faculty in 2006 after serving as chief resident in his final year of residency.
In addition to clinical service, Dr. Uren is active in organized medicine and a longtime advocate for physicians and the patients they serve. He has worked with the State of Michigan on Medicaid patient access to emergency departments and is part of MEDIC, a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan collaborative to improve emergency department care.
He is a past president of the Michigan College of Emergency Physicians (MCEP), a professional medical society representing 1,700 emergency physicians in Michigan. He has chaired committees at the state and national levels for both MCEP and the Michigan State Medical Society. He is presently the Michigan state lead for an emergency physician grassroots advocacy network, The 911 Legislative Network.
In addition to his roles in emergency medicine, Dr. Uren is also president of the Washtenaw County Medical Society, an active member of the Michigan State Medical Society, and the American Medical Association. He also serves as vice chair of the Advocacy Committee of the American Heart Association of Michigan.
Dr. Uren is a frequent visitor to legislative offices in Lansing and Washington, DC. He has testified before the Michigan Legislature on issues affecting public health, and has authored opinion pieces and given media interviews on issues such as impaired driving, cardiac arrest, and injury prevention.
Dr. Uren serves as a governor's appointee representing physicians on the Michigan Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee.
A native of Michigan's Upper Peninsula, Dr. Uren resides in southeast Michigan with his wife and their two children.