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ACEP Elects New President-Elect and Board of Directors at Annual Meeting

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is pleased to welcome its new president-elect and Board of Directors. The ACEP Council votes on the president-elect and the new Board during ACEP20, the world’s largest emergency medicine conference. The president-elect will serve a one-year term and will assume the presidency at the organization’s annual meeting in 2021. The new Board members can serve up to two three-year terms. 

2020-2021 ACEP Board of Directors

Newly Elected Board Officers

Chair of the Board, Christopher S. Kang, MD, FACEP, FAWM, is an emergency physician at Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash., and for Olympia Emergency Physicians, LLC, at Providence St. Peter Hospital. He also serves on the faculty of the hospital’s emergency medicine residency program. Dr. Kang was first elected to the ACEP Board in 2015. Previously, he served as president of ACEP’s Washington State chapter. Dr. Kang served on ACEP’s Chapter Relations Committee and previously chaired the organization’s Disaster Preparedness and Response Committee. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.

President, Mark Rosenberg, DO, MBA, FACEP, is chair emeritus of emergency medicine at St. Joseph’s Health in Paterson and Wayne, New Jersey, where he is known as the innovator behind the nation’s first Alternative to Opioids (ALTO) program. Dr. Rosenberg was first elected to the ACEP board of directors in 2015 and has served on the board of directors of the Emergency Medicine Foundation, and on the National Pain Management Task Force of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. In addition to ALTO, Dr. Rosenberg has long been a champion for advances in palliative and geriatric care, including the ACEP Geriatric Emergency Department Accreditation program. Dr. Rosenberg earned his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and is certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Emergency Medicine (AOBEM) and the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) in emergency medicine and hospice and palliative care.

President-Elect, Gillian Schmitz, MD, FACEP, is an associate professor at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. She is also the vice chair of education at the Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. Within ACEP, Dr. Schmitz is a former chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, subcommittee chair for the Medical Legal Committee, chair for the Young Physicians Section, and former Board member for the Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association (EMRA). She has been active in the Texas ACEP chapter and is a past-president of the Government Services chapter. Dr. Schmitz has a medical degree from Loyola Stritch School of Medicine in Chicago and completed her residency at the University of North Carolina.  

Vice President, Alison Haddock, MD, FACEP, is an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. Dr. Haddock is a published research author, public speaker and advocate on topics that include health policy, physician wellness and state and federal legislative issues. She attended medical school at Cornell University Medical College and completed her emergency medicine residency at the University of Michigan.

Secretary-Treasurer, Aisha Terry, MD, MPH, FACEP, is an associate professor of emergency medicine and health policy at the George Washington University School of Medicine and Milken Institute School of Public Health in Washington, DC. She is the senior advisor to the George Washington University Department of Emergency Medicine Health Policy Fellowship and chief executive officer of the Minority Women in Science Foundation (MWSF), a non-profit organization that empowers the dreams of future leaders with interest in science careers. She received her undergraduate degree from Duke University, her medical degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine, and her Master of Public Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

Immediate Past-President, William Jaquis, MD, FACEP, is an attending physician at Aventura Medical Center in Florida. He has served on the ACEP Board in 2012 and 2015, including a term as vice president. He also served as the president of the Maryland ACEP chapter. Dr. Jaquis is the senior vice president of Envision Health east Florida division. Dr. Jaquis earned his medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio and completed his residency at Case Western-Mt. Sinai Medical Center in Cleveland.

Newly Elected Board Members

James L. Shoemaker, Jr., MD, FACEP, is an attending physician and director of quality and compliance with the democratic group Elite Emergency Physicians, Inc., and volunteer clerkship faculty, Indiana University School of Medicine. Dr. Shoemaker earned a medical degree from Indiana University School of Medicine and completed his residency at Michigan State University/Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies.  He was an ACEP Reimbursement and Leadership Development Fellow and currently serves as ACEP’s Alternate Representative to the American Medical Association Relative Value Scale Update Committee. 

Arvind Venkat, MD, FACEP, is the vice chair for research and faculty academic affairs, Department of Emergency Medicine, Allegheny Health Network, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, professor of emergency medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and the national director of research for US Acute Care Solutions. Dr. Venkat is a past president of the Pennsylvania chapter of ACEP and past chair of the ACEP Ethics Committee. He earned his medical degree from the Yale University School of Medicine and completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine/University Hospital. 

Current Board Members

L. Anthony Cirillo, MD, FACEP, is director of government affairs for US Acute Care Solutions and works clinically at the AdventHealth Dade City Hospital emergency department in Florida. Dr. Cirillo was elected to his initial 3-year term to the ACEP Board of Directors in 2018. He is a past chair of ACEP’s Federal Government Affairs, State Legislative and Regulatory and Membership Committees. Dr. Cirillo currently serves as chair of the Emergency Medicine Policy Institute (EMPI) Board of Governors and is a member of the National Emergency Medicine PAC (NEMPAC) Board of Trustees. Dr. Cirillo is the 2018 recipient of ACEP's Collin C. Rorrie, Jr. Health Policy Award. He is a strong supporter of emergency physician advocacy in health policy and serves as a Mentor in the EMRA/ACEP Mentorship Program. He earned his medical degree at the University of Vermont College of Medicine in Burlington, VT and completed his residency in emergency medicine at UMASS Medical Center in Worcester, MA.

John T. Finnell, MD, FACEP, FACMI, is an emergency physician at Indiana University in Indianapolis. He serves as the fellowship program director of clinical informatics, as well as a teaching faculty member. Dr. Finnell is a past-chair of the American Medical Informatics Association Academic Forum. He also is a senior case examiner reviewer for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Finnell earned his medical degree from the University of Vermont in Burlington and completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of California, San Francisco-Fresno.

Jeffrey M. Goodloe, MD, FACEP, is professor of emergency Medicine, EMS section chief, and director of the Oklahoma Center for Prehospital and Disaster Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Oklahoma School of Community Medicine. He works clinically at Hillcrest Medical Center Emergency Center in Tulsa, OK. Dr. Goodloe serves as chief medical officer for the EMS System for Metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa.  He is also the medical director and a tactical emergency physician for the Oklahoma Highway Patrol. Dr. Goodloe received his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. His emergency medicine residency was completed at Methodist Hospital of Indiana/Indiana University School of Medicine.  He subsequently served as the inaugural EMS fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. 

Gabor Kelen, MD, FACEP, is the current chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Dr. Kelen is also director of the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response. He is also a professor of anesthesiology and critical care and health policy and management. Dr. Kelen has extensive experience with public health and infectious disease with a focus on emerging infections. He has been a former president of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine and elected to the National Academies of Science. Dr. Kelen received his medical degree and completed his residency with the University of Toronto and completed an emergency medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Ryan Stanton, MD, FACEP, is an emergency physician with Central Emergency Physicians in Kentucky. Dr. Stanton is the EMS medical director for Lexington-Fayette Urban County, and medical director for the AMR/NASCAR safety team and other EMS agencies. Dr. Stanton is a medical correspondent for WKYT in Kentucky and creator/host of the ACEP Frontline podcast. He is a past-president of the Kentucky ACEP chapter. Dr. Stanton has a medical degree from James H. Quillen College of Medicine and completed his residency in emergency medicine at the University of Kentucky. 

2020-2021 ACEP Council Officers

Speaker, Gary R. Katz, MD, MBA, FACEP, is an emergency physician with Community Emergency Medicine Partners where he serves as President, Chief Medical Officer. He is on the teaching faculty of Ohio State University. His area of interest is on topics of Leadership Development. In clinical practice his focus is on rural and critical access communities, with the desire to deliver Emergency Medicine residency trained physicians to these resource strained environments. Dr. Katz also serves as a Flight Surgeon and Deputy Chief of Aerospace Medicine within the Ohio Air National Guard.

Vice-Speaker, Kelly Gray-Eurom, MD, MMM, FACEP, is a professor of emergency medicine at the University of Florida COM-Jacksonville. She is the Chief Quality Officer for UFHealth Jacksonville and the Assistant Dean of Quality & Safety. Dr. Gray-Eurom is a past president for the Florida College of Emergency Physicians. Her academic body of work has been focused on ED operations, resident transition to practice and systems improvements. Although the majority of her academic time is now spent in quality and patient safety, she continues to practice clinically in the emergency department. She received her undergraduate degree from Iowa State University, her medical degree from the University of Vermont COM, and her Masters of Medical Management from the Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine.

The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is the national medical society representing emergency medicine. Through continuing education, research, public education, and advocacy, ACEP advances emergency care on behalf of its 40,000 emergency physician members, and the more than 150 million people they treat on an annual basis. For more information, visit and

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