Candidate for At-Large Director

Allegheny Health Network Emergency Medicine Management

Nominated by: David A. Farcy, MD FAAEM FCCM

Membership: 2012-2021
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose at this time.

AAEM Activities (past five years)

AAEM Board of Directors
AAEM Foundation Board of Directors
AAEM LEAD-EM Board of Directors
Academic Affairs Committee Member
Academic Affairs Committee Board Liaison
ACCME Subcommittee Board Liaison
Education Committee Board Liaison
India Chapter Division of AAEM (AAEMi) Board Liaison
Inter-American Emergency Medicine Congress Speaker
LMS Task Force Chair
Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress Pre-Congress Chair
Residency Visit Liaison
Residency Visit Speaker
Scientific Assembly Planning Subcommittee Board Liaison
LMS Committee Board Liaison
Scientific Assembly Student Ambassador Liaison

Candidate Statement

For all of us, 2020 has been a transformational year. We have been impacted in ways both great and small. We have been held up as heroes while at the same time we have witnessed and experienced physical and mental strain. Through the uncertainty and chaos, we have supported one another. We have remained united as a specialty as members of AAEM. We fought for due process and the freedom to voice our observations and concerns from the frontlines. We advocated for protections while we risked exposures in our Emergency Departments, and we made unique advances in how we practiced medicine. As we emerge from this global pandemic, we need to reflect thoughtfully on the multiple ways this experience has shaped our specialty, and we need to determine what changes we want to embrace and what we need to prevent from ever happening again. As an emergency public health expert, I know AAEM and our members will be at the forefront of these critical decisions.

It has been an enormous honor and privilege to serve on the AAEM Board for the past 4 years, and I ask for your support for a 3rd term. I have focused much of my efforts on education and our future emergency physicians during the past 2 terms on the Board:

  • Leading the establishment of our new Online CME and Virtual Learning Platform
  • Working with the Academic Affairs Committee, Education committee, Scientific Assembly Subcommittee and ACCME Subcommittee
  • Mentoring and leading the Student Ambassador program at Scientific Assembly
  • Guiding the Residency Visits program
  • Serving as the Pre-Congress Chair for the Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Conference for 2019 and 2021
  • Integrating of the American Academy for Emergency Medicine in India (AAEMi) within AAEM

In addition to the advocacy and resources we provide our members, I believe the legacy we leave through the mentoring and guidance of medical students, residents and young physicians will be one of the greatest impacts we have on current and future generations of Emergency Physicians.

The coming few years will bring new challenges, and I am confident that together we will find the innovative solutions that will elevate high quality emergency care, establish rights and protections for our emergency physicians and support our future colleagues coming out of training. We have always been the courageous voice and the Champion of the Emergency Physician.


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