Dr. Vicki Norton is a community Emergency Physician in Florida and is a partner in one of the few independent, democratic groups in the state. She has served as clinical affiliate faculty for Florida Atlantic University since 2021 and enjoys teaching and mentoring medical students and scribes working in the Emergency Department.
Dr. Norton graduated for the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2001 with a B.S. in Biology. From there she did research under Dr. Frank Longo, chair of the Department of Neurology at UNC, studying genes that could play a role in the development of Alzheimer’s disease. She left North Carolina in 2003 to start medical school at the Drexel University College of Medicine, graduating in 2007. She completed Emergency Medicine residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA in 2010. After residency, she moved to Florida and began working as an Emergency Medicine attending.
After seeing and experiencing firsthand the treatment of Emergency physicians employed by contract management groups, she became more involved in AAEM in order to better advocate for herself and her colleagues. She has served on several AAEM committees, including the Membership and State Chapters committees. She joined the Florida Chapter Division of AAEM Board of Directors and held various positions before becoming President in 2017. She also co-chaired the Women in Emergency Medicine committee 2018-2020 and oversaw the transition of the committee to a formal section of AAEM. She was a panelist for “Women Leaders in Emergency Medicine” at the Mediterranean Emergency Medicine Congress (MEMC) in Dubrovnik in 2019. Most recently, she was the 2020 James Keaney Award recipient for outstanding contributions to AAEM.
Dr. Norton is a strong proponent of gender equity, diversity in medicine, advocacy and fair workplace environments. One of her goals is to remove the corporate and private equity influence from medicine and allow doctors to get back to what they do best: taking care of patients. She is the wife to former Florida State Senate candidate Brian Norton and mother to three children. In her spare time she enjoys traveling, baking, and reading. She is honored to serve on the AAEM Board of Directors.