Message from the Chair
Gary Johnson, MD

Gary A. Johnson, MD FACEP
Chair, Department of Emergency Medicine

Emergency Medicine at Upstate is about meeting the needs of people in our region at the time when they need it. Read more...

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Contact the department any time at 315 464-4363

Christopher J Fullagar, MD, FACEP

Christopher J Fullagar, MD, FACEP
Appointed 07/01/00
Women's Health Network
550 East Genesee Street
550 East Genesee Street
Syracuse, NY 13202

315 464-8668

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown


Education & Fellowships

  • Fellowship: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2004, Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
  • Residency: SUNY Upstate Medical University, 2003, Emergency Medicine
  • MD: Jefferson Medical College, Philadelphia, PA, 2000

Specialties & Certification

  • Emergency Medicine

Diseases & Conditions Treated

  • Medical Emergencies


  • Adults and Children


  • Emergency Services

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital


Dr. Fullagar attended medical school at the Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, PA. He then went on to complete his Emergency Medicine Residency and EMS Fellowship at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Dr. Fullagar is the medical director and flight physician for the Onondaga County Sheriff's Office Air-1 / University Hospital Air Medical Service in Syracuse, and the medical director for the Western Area Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) Ambulance, an advanced life support service based in Camillus, NY. Dr. Fullagar has over 20 years of experience as a prehospital provider and remains actively involved in field delivery and oversight of advanced ground and air medical care. He is a certified instructor in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, Advanced Trauma Life Support and Advanced Hazmat Life Support. He has been Board Certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine since 2004. He currently holds a faculty position in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Upstate Medical University where he works as an attending emergency physician. Dr. Fullagar has served on the Board of Trustees of the Air Medical Physician Association as Secretary-Treasurer since 2008. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American College of Emergency Physicians, the National Association of EMS Physicians, and the Air Medical Physicians Association. Dr. Fullagar also holds a position on the Regional Medical Advisory Committee for Central New York EMS.

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