Bobby Kapur, MD MPH FAAEM

Candidate for At-Large Director

Nominated by: David A. Farcy, MD FAAEM FCCM and William T. Durkin, Jr., MD MBA MAAEM FAAEM

Membership: 2012-2018
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose at this time.

AAEM Board of Directors 2017-2019
AAEM Foundation Board of Directors 2017-2019
Academic Affairs Committee Board Liaison 2017
Academic Affairs Committee 2014-2019
ACCME Sub-Committee Board Liaison 2018-2019
India Chapter Division (AAEMi) Board Liaison 2018-2019
Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress Pre-Congress Chair 2019
Inter-American Emergency Medicine Congress Speaker 2014, 2016, 2017
Residency Visit Liaison 2017-2019
Scientific Assembly Student Ambassador Liaison 2018, 2019

Candidate Statement

At the 2017 Scientific Assembly, I had the opportunity to share my thoughts about the key issues facing Emergency Medicine and Emergency Physicians:

  • Policy of Emergency Medicine
  • Practice of Emergency Medicine
  • Practitioners of Emergency Medicine

After being elected to the AAEM Board, I have had the privilege to work with friends and colleagues throughout the country the past two years to address these critical topics.

With Emergency Medicine serving as the nation’s healthcare safety net, health policy inextricably becomes linked to EM. As Chief of Emergency Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital in Miami, FL, I have helped tackle health policy and public health issues such as the Opioid Crisis, the Zika Epidemic, Hurricane Irma preparedness and response, HIV/HCV screening and treatment, and the impact of the Affordable Care Act. Through AAEM, many of us across the US have been able to share resources and best practices to address these and many more policy issues. Our specialty has bonded together to speak about and act upon Injury Prevention and Intimate Partner Violence. Working within AAEM and with partner organizations, we are advancing the dialogue through social media advocacy and substantive policy changes.

We strive shift each shift to provide the highest quality medical care to our patients. How we practice emergency medicine has become more and more complex: documentation, billing & coding, CMS regulations, metric driven practice, insurance reimbursements. And now we face the threats of Due Process constraints and Restrictive Covenants. Listening to the stories and sharing these concerns with members of Congress, the Board members and I have helped draft legislation and introduce new bills to protect our Practice of Emergency Medicine.

Our Emergency Medicine students and residents are the future Practitioners of Emergency Medicine and the future of AAEM. I serve as the AAEM Board lead for our Residency Visits Program where AAEM speakers travel to residency programs and discuss with EM residents the key issues confronting Emergency Physicians. These engagements are important to establish a foundation of well-informed Emergency Physicians who will make a vital impact in the years to come. In addition, I serve as the AAEM Board lead for the Scientific Assembly Medical Student Ambassador Program. As a previous residency program director at Baylor College of Medicine and International EM fellowship director at George Washington University, I understand the importance of providing guidance and resources for EM physicians in training and for AAEM’s Resident and Student Association (RSA).

I am proud to be a member of AAEM, and, more importantly, I am proud to be part of an Academy where we work together to improve the lives of our patients and colleagues as we serve our communities each and every day. It has been an honor to serve you on the AAEM Board, and I ask for your continued support.

 

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