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ACEP Elects New Officers
Oct 21, 2016

WASHINGTON — The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced the election of new officers to its Board of Directors during ACEP 16-Scientific Assembly in Las Vegas, the largest annual gathering of emergency physicians in the country, which ended this week.  Board officers are elected to serve 1-year terms.

Chairman of the Board: John Rogers, MD, CPE, FACS, FACEP

Dr. John Rogers of Macon, Ga.was recently elected as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the American College of Emergency Physicians.  He is a Co-Emergency Department Medical Director for Coliseum Northside Hospital where he is also the Immediate Past President of their medical staff.  He is a delegate to the Medical Association of Georgia representing the Bibb County Medical Society.  Elected to ACEPs Board of Directors in 2011 and 2014, Dr. Rogers has also served as ACEP’s Secretary Treasurer and Vice President. He has been the Board Liaison to the Rural Section, Geriatric Section, Telemedicine Section, Careers Section, Membership Committee, National Chapter Relations Committee and Public Health and Injury Prevention Committee, and was the Chair of the Rural Emergency Medicine Task Force.  Dr. Rogers earned his medical degree at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and completed his residency at the Medical Center of Central Georgia (now Mercer University). 

Vice President: William Jaquis, MD, FACEP

Dr. Jaquis of Baltimore, Md. is Chief of Emergency Services at LifeBridge Health and Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Sinai Hospital in Baltimore. He has been active on the state and national levels for ACEP for two decades, and served as the ACEP Board’s Secretary-Treasurer this past year. Dr. Jaquis was elected to the Board of Directors in 2012 and 2015.  During his time on ACEP’s board, he has served on many committees and sections.   He also has served on numerous task forces for ACEP, including the Delivery System Reform Task Force,  the Transitions of Care Task Force, and, most recently, two task forces on reimbursement issues. He earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Case Western-Mt. Sinai Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.

Secretary-Treasurer: Vidor Friedman, MD, FACEP

Dr. Friedman, of Maitland, Fla., was a managing partner with Florida Emergency Physicians in Orlando, Fla., which has recently affiliated with TeamHealth.  He was elected to the ACEP Board of Directors in 2012 and again in 2015, and is a past chair of the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF).  Dr. Friedman is also a past president and current board member of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians.  He was the Director of Emergency Services for Florida Hospital Celebration Health in Orlando from 1998-2009.  In addition, he was one of the first emergency medicine physicians to serve as chief-of-staff within the Florida Hospital (Orlando) system.  Dr. Friedman earned his medical degree from the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Michigan State University, where he served as chief resident.  

ACEP 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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