WASHINGTON, May 17, 2016/ — The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) honored an emergency physician for his outstanding efforts to communicate about emergency medicine issues on Monday. The 2016 Spokesperson of the Year Award was presented to Robert Glatter, MD, FACEP of New York City at this year’s Leadership and Advocacy Conference in Washington, D.C.
“Dr. Glatter is not only passionate about caring for patients, but he has a gift at communicating that passion to the general public,” said Jay Kaplan, MD, FACEP, president of ACEP. “He is well-respected by the news media and has demonstrated an unwavering determination to make sure emergency medicine issues are accurately portrayed in the news.”
Dr. Glatter has written regularly in 2015 about emergency medicine-related issues, including how health insurance industry practices are affecting emergency care, and coverage of ACEP’s poll regarding the rise in emergency visits in the year since the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Dr. Glatter is a regular contributor to Forbes magazine and has been interviewed on a wide-variety of topics by several national news organizations, including, ABC News, CBS News, MSNBC, WebMD and HealthDay.
Dr. Glatter is also a true partner with ACEP on social media, regularly promoting ACEP information and contributing to ACEP’s Twitter TeamACEP is the national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies.
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