SAN DIEGO -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced the election of new officers to its Board of Directors during ACEP18—Scientific Assembly in Washington, DC, the largest annual gathering of emergency physicians in the country, which ended this week. Board officers are elected to serve 1-year terms.
The Board of Directors is the organization's policymaking body, responsible for ACEP's management and control, consisting of 12 elected directors, plus the president, president-elect, immediate past-president and chairman. Board members are elected at the annual ACEP Council meeting and can serve up to two 3-year terms.
Chair of the Board – Stephen H. Anderson, MD, FACEP
Dr. Anderson, of Seattle, Wash., is an emergency physician at MultiCare Auburn Medical Center in Auburn, Wash. He also serves as director of the emergency medicine student and resident rotations program at Madigan Army Medical Center, director of stroke services at Still University and chair of South King County MultiCare Health Foundation. Dr. Anderson was first elected to the Board in 2014. As Washington State's Chapter president, Dr. Anderson was the media point person for the state's recent Medicaid crisis – successfully fighting to protect the prudent layperson standard. Dr. Anderson earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan and completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Michigan Emergency Department.
Vice President – Jon Mark Hirshon, MD, PhD, MPH, FACEP
Dr. Hirshon, of Baltimore, Md., is an associate professor for the department of emergency medicine and department of epidemiology and public health at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He was first elected to the Board in 2014. Dr. Hirshon is senior vice-chairman of the University of Maryland, Baltimore's Institutional Review Board and former director of the Charles "Mac" Mathias, Jr. National Study Center for Trauma and EMS. In addition, he has served as chairman of ACEP's Report Card on the State of Emergency Medicine, as well as ACEP's Education Committee, Public Policy Committee and the International Ambassador Program. He earned his medical degree at the University of Southern California and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital University in Baltimore, Md.
Secretary-Treasurer – Mark S. Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP
Dr. Rosenberg, an emergency physician in Paterson, N.J., is chair of emergency medicine at St. Joseph’s Health in Patterson. He also serves as the hospital’s chief innovation officer and led the development of the nation’s first Alternative to Opioids Program (ALTO). Dr. Rosenberg was first elected to the ACEP Board in 2015. He also serves on the board of directors of the Emergency Medicine Foundation and on the national Pain Management Task Force of the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services. This pain management program helps patients with painful conditions without using opioids and helps patients with drug dependencies and addiction. Dr. Rosenberg earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Metropolitan Hospital in Philadelphia.
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.