American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Bobby Kapur, MD MPH FAAEM

Candidate for At-Large Director

Nominated by: David A. Farcy, MD FAAEM FCCM
Membership: 2012-2017
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose at this time.

  • Academic Affairs Committee 2013-2017
  • Inter-American Emergency Medicine Congress Speaker 2012, 2014, 2016



Candidate Statement

AAEM has been and continues to be the pivotal organization advocating for both emergency physicians’ and patients’ rights in our nation’s Emergency Departments. In addition, AAEM’s members have inspired medical students, guided residents in training, and collaborated with physicians in other countries. I have had the privilege as a member of AAEM to serve in these various roles. I completed residency in Emergency Medicine from Yale New Haven Hospital and fellowship in International Medicine from Brigham & Women’s Hospital. Then I was the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship Director at George Washington University from 2004-2009 where I started 4 Emergency Medicine residency programs in India, helped launch an Emergency Medicine residency in Beijing, and led a 3-year project in Turkey to provide training courses for more than 2,000 physicians working in Emergency Departments in government hospitals. I worked with the AAEM International Committee as faculty for both the Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress and the Inter-American Emergency Medicine Conference. For these achievements, I was awarded the “Fellow of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine.” In 2009, I was recruited to Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) to develop and start the new Emergency Medicine residency program, and within 10 months, we received full initial accreditation for the residency program with 14 residents each year. During this time, I served on the AAEM Academic Affairs Committee, and as Program Director, I ensured we had 100% resident membership in AAEM. In 2014, I led a 6-person team from BCM to provide Ebola preparedness & response training in Nigeria at the height of the epidemic in the country. In 2015, I was recruited as Chief of Emergency Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH) in Miami, and the Jackson Memorial Hospital/ University of Miami Emergency Medicine residency program received initial full accreditation and was started in June 2016. The JMH/UM residency program is also 100% AAEM resident membership. In addition, I am the senior editor for the first book in the field of Emergency Public Health titled Emergency Public Health: Preparedness and Response.

It is an honor to be nominated for an At-Large Position on the AAEM Board of Directors, and if elected, I will continue to work with my AAEM colleagues and use my experiences to support AAEM’s mission to provide each person with access to high-quality emergency care provided by emergency medicine specialists. I will work with AAEM’s national, state and local leadership to support emergency physicians in their professional endeavors and provide resources for their personal wellbeing, and I will encourage the voice and efforts of our Resident and Student Association as they train to be the future of our specialty.