Leslie S. Zun, MD MBA FAAEM
Candidate for At-Large Director
Nominated by: William T. Durkin, Jr., MD MBA MAAEM FAAEM and Mark Reiter, MD MBA FAAEM
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose at this time.
AAEM Board of Directors 1998-2002, 2011-2016
Palliative Care Interest Group Board Liaison 2016
I am running for Board of AAEM to bring my fervor about contract management companies taking over emergency departments across the country. I want to bring my experience and expertise to ensure that you are represented in the house of medicine. I want to bring my energy to wage a constant battle against unfair labor practices, non-compete clauses and waiving of due process rights. I want to continue our excellent education programs both in the US and internationally. I want to ensure that no residency program is ever again put in jeopardy because the department was taken over by a contract management company.
I contributed to the formation new specialty organization focused on empowering emergency physicians, the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. I served on the board a few times in the past, participated on multiple AAEM committees and received the Wagner Award for service to emergency medicine. I am residency trained in emergency medicine at the University of Illinois and acquired a MBA from Northwestern University. I am professor and chair of Emergency Medicine at Chicago Medical School and teach residents in Emergency Medicine. I had the experience to see the emergency department from the other side as the president and CEO of a 250 bed hospital in Chicago.
I want to continue to serve the members, new and experienced in the field, not only to improve our practice environment but also to continue AAEM’s quest to raise concern about contract management companies. Thank you for your consideration.