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Posted 9/14/2016 by Linda Kesselring

Dr. Lawner Discusses Sobering Centers

Benjamin Lawner, DO, MS, EMT-P, was the guest on a recent Urgent Matters podcast produced at George Washington University, an interview series focused on the interface between emergency medicine and public health. Dr. Lawner was interviewed by Jesse Pines, MD, MBA, Director of GWU’s Center for Health Care Quality and Assurance, on the topic of sobering centers and the role of EMS in health care access. Their conversation can be heard at In addition to his faculty position, Ben is the Deputy EMS Director for the Baltimore City Fire Department.