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AAEM Election Results and Award Recipients

The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) announces that Michael L. Epter, DO, Kevin Rodgers, MD, Robert E. Suter, DO MHA, Andy Walker, MD, and Leslie Zun, MD, were elected to two-year terms as at-large board members. Brian Potts, MD MBA, was elected to serve as the Young Physicians Section (YPS) director. The YPS director position is a one-year term.

Dr. Epter is an Associate Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and the Program Director at the University of Nevada School of Medicine in Las Vegas, NV. Dr. Rodgers is the Co-Program Director of the Emergency Medicine Residency Program (Categorical and Combined Emergency Medicine-Pediatrics) and a Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine at Indiana University in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Suter is a Professor and Director in the Division of Emergency Medicine at the University of Texas at Southwestern in Dallas, TX. Dr. Walker is an attending emergency physician at Summit Medical Center in Hermitage, TN. Dr. Zun is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Chicago Medical School and Mount Sinai Hospital in Chicago, IL. Dr. Potts is an attending emergency physician at Alta Bates Summit Medical Center in Berkeley, CA.

The AAEM board of directors also includes:

President
Howard Blumstein, MD – 2012

Vice President
William T. Durkin, Jr., MD MBA – 2012

Secretary-Treasurer
Mark Reiter, MD MBA – 2012

Immediate Past President
Larry D. Weiss, MD JD – 2012

Past Presidents Council Representative
Robert M. McNamara, MD – 2012

At-Large Board Members:
Andrew P. Mayer, MD – 2012
Joel M. Schofer, MD RDMS – 2012
Joanne Williams, MD – 2012

AAEM/RSA President
Ryan Shanahan, MD

Editor, JEM – Ex-Officio Board Member
Stephen R. Hayden, MD

Editor, Common Sense – Ex-Officio Board Member
David D. Vega, MD

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The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) and the AAEM Resident and Student Association presented the 2011 Award Recipients with their awards at the annual Scientific Assembly in February.

David K. Wagner Award – Leslie Zun, MD FAAEM
As an organization, AAEM recognizes Dr. Wagner’s contributions to the specialty by offering an award named in his honor to individuals who have had a meaningful impact on the field of emergency medicine and who have contributed significantly to the promotion of AAEM’s goals and objectives. Dr. Wagner himself was given the first such award in 1995.

Peter Rosen Award – Stephen R. Hayden, MD FAAEM
This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to AAEM in the area of academic leadership. Nominees for this award must have 10 or more years experience in an EM academic leadership position and must be an AAEM member.

James Keaney Leadership Award – Howard Roemer, MD FAAEM
This award was named after the founder of AAEM and recognizes an individual(s) who has made an outstanding contribution to our organization. The nominees for this award must be AAEM members and have 10 or more years experience in EM clinical practice.

Young Educator Award – Joel M. Schofer, MD RDMS FAAEM
This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to AAEM through work on educational programs. The nominee must be out of residency less than five years and must be an AAEM member.

Resident of the Year Award – Heather K. Jiménez, MD
This award recognizes a resident member who is enrolled in an EM residency program, and has made an outstanding contribution to AAEM.

Joe Lex Educator of the Year Award – Ghazala Q. Sharieff, MD FAAEM
This award recognizes an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to AAEM through work on educational programs. Nominees must be AAEM members who have been out of their residency for more than 5 years. The Educator of the Year Award was renamed the Joe Lex Educator of the Year Award to recognize Dr. Joe Lex for his devotion and commitment to AAEM and its educational programs.

Program Director of the Year – Jonathan E. Davis, MD FAAEM
This award recognizes an EM program director who has made an outstanding contribution to AAEM. The winner of this award is chosen by the AAEM Resident and Student Association.

Departing Board Members – Kevin Beier, MD FAAEM; Christopher Lee, MD FAAEM; Lisa Mills, MD FAAEM

Resident Research Forum – First Place – Michael Pelster, “Does Using the “1-800-QUIT-NOW” Smoking Cessation Quit Line in the Emergency Department Help Patients Kick the Habit?” Second Place – Steve Aguilar, MD, “Pre-hospital ECG Shortens Total Ischemic Time for ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction Patients” Third Place – Alexander Garcia, DO, “Impact of the Scribe Program on Emergency Physician Productivity”

2011 Mitchell Goldman Service Awards -
These awards recognize individuals who made an outstanding contribution by supporting AAEM’s educational mission by teaching at oral board review courses. The award was renamed the Mitchell Goldman Service Award to recognize Dr. Goldman for his devotion and commitment to AAEM’s Oral Board Review Course and its educational programs.

25 sessions: Bill Gossman, MD FAAEM, and Bruce Lobitz, MD FAAEM
20 sessions: David W. Dabell, MD FAAEM
15 sessions: Alexandre F. Migala, DO FAAEM
10 sessions: Paul E. Kleinschmidt, MD FAAEM; Michael J. Matteucci, MD FAAEM; Matthew J. Vreeland, MD FAAEM; Benjamin Wedro, MD FAAEM
5 sessions: Sudhir Baliga, MD FAAEM; Ross P. Berkeley, MD FAAEM; William S. Boston, MD FAAEM; Riemke M. Brakema, MD FAAEM; Francis X. Chuidian, MD FAAEM; Albert L. Gest, DO FAAEM; Gregory H. Gilbert, MD FAAEM; Monica Johnson, MD FAAEM; Michael I. Omori, MD FAAEM; James W. Small, MD FAAEM; Matthew W. Turney, MD FAAEM; Robert R. Westermeyer, MD FAAEM

Written Board Course Service Awards -
These awards recognize individuals who made an outstanding contribution by supporting AAEM’s educational mission by teaching at written board review courses.

5 years: Michael E. Silverman, MD FAAEM; Kenneth Kwon, MD FAAEM

Top Speaker: James E. Colletti, MD FAAEM