PHILADELPHIA—The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is pleased to announce its 2023-2024 board of directors and officers, as voted by the ACEP Council, during ACEP23.
Chair of the Board, Jeffrey M. Goodloe, MD, FACEP, is a 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, Oklahoma and serves as chief medical officer for the EMS System for Metropolitan Oklahoma City and Tulsa. He is 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 and completed an emergency medicine residency 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.
President, 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, her emergency medicine residency training from the University of Maryland, and her Master of Public Health from the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.
President-Elect, Alison Haddock, MD, FACEP, is a tenured associate professor of emergency medicine and education at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas. She is past chair of the board of directors of ACEP. She works clinically at Ben Taub, one of Harris County's public hospitals. Within ACEP, Dr. Haddock is a past Chair of the State Legislative Committee and a past board member for the Emergency Medicine Residents Association and the Texas College of Emergency Physicians. She attended medical school at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and completed her emergency medicine residency at the University of Michigan.
Vice President of Communications, 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 chief medical contributor for Fox 56 News and creator/host of the ACEP Frontline podcast. He is a past president of the Kentucky Chapter of ACEP. 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.
Vice President of Membership, 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. 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 and previously served as secretary/treasurer of the ACEP Board of Directors. He is course co-creator and co-director of the new ACEP/EMBC Independent Emergency Medicine Group Master Class. 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.
Secretary-Treasurer, Kristin McCabe-Kline, MD, FACEP, is vice president and chief medical information officer, AdventHealth Central Florida Division, and EMS medical director, Flagler County/City of Palm Coast/City of Flagler Beach. She is the co-founder and chief medical officer of WaterSafe, a nonprofit organization dedicated to drowning prevention and water safety. She previously served as vice president of an independent democratic physician group serving patients across the Central Florida Division North Region of AdventHealth. She served two terms as president of the Florida College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. McCabe-Kline received a medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas and completed an emergency medicine residency at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Illinois.
Immediate Past President, Christopher S. Kang, MD, FACEP, 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 board of directors in 2015. Dr. Kang is a past president of Washington ACEP. He served on ACEP’s Chapter Relations Committee and previously chaired the ACEP Disaster Preparedness and Response Committee. He earned his medical degree and completed his residency in emergency medicine at Northwestern University in Chicago.
Newly Elected Board Members
Chadd K. Kraus, DO, DrPH, CPE, FACEP, is an emergency physician and vice chair, research, in the Department of Emergency and Hospital Medicine at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He is a professor at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine. Dr. Kraus is the inaugural director of research for the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM), past president of the Pennsylvania College of Emergency Physicians (PACEP), and chair of the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) Board of Trustees. An ABEM-certified emergency physician, Dr. Kraus attended medical school at the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, completed emergency medicine residency training at Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and completed Master (MPH) and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degrees at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland.
Abhi Mehrotra, MD, MBA, FACEP, is a clinical professor and vice chair of strategic initiatives and operations, University of North Carolina Department of Emergency Medicine. He has held numerous teaching positions with the University of North Carolina Department of Emergency Medicine and Kenan-Flagler Business School. He is a past president of the North Carolina chapter of ACEP and an extensively published author of book chapters and peer-reviewed publications on topics spanning emergency medicine. Dr. Mehrotra is an oral examiner and item writer for the American Board of Emergency Medicine, member of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, and maintains an active role in numerous other medical societies. He earned a medical degree from The Ohio State University and completed an emergency medicine residency at University of North Carolina Hospitals.
Henry Z. Pitzele, MD, FACEP, is an attending physician at Jesse Brown VA Medical Center in Chicago, and part-time attending physician at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago, a level one trauma center, and Mesa View Regional Medical Center in Mesquite, Nevada, a critical access hospital. He is a past president of the Illinois ACEP chapter and member of the Illinois ACEP chapter board of directors. Dr. Pitzele has a medical degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine and completed an emergency medicine residency at University of Illinois at Chicago.
Current Board Members
L. Anthony Cirillo, MD, FACEP, is the director of government affairs for US Acute Care Solutions and practices clinically in AdventHealth system emergency departments in Colorado and Kansas for USACS. Dr. Cirillo is the immediate past chair of the ACEP Board of Directors. He is the current board liaison to ACEP emergency medicine practice and clinical resource review committees, medical directors, cruise ship medicine, and emergency medicine practice management & health policy sections. He is a past chair of ACEP’s federal government affairs, state legislative and regulatory, and membership Committees. Dr. Cirillo previously served on the National Emergency Medicine PAC (NEMPAC) Board of Trustees. He is an ACEP representative on the ACEP/EDPMA surprise medical billing implementation task force steering committee. Dr. Cirillo is the 2018 recipient of ACEP's Colin C. Rorrie, Jr., PhD Award for Excellence in Health Policy. 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 and senior faculty member and nocturnist for Indiana University’s emergency medicine residency. He is a consultant for VisualDx. 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.
Gabe Kelen, MD, FRCP(C), FACEP, is chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Dr. Kelen is director of the Johns Hopkins Office of Critical Event Preparedness and Response. He is also a professor of emergency medicine, anesthesiology and critical care, and health policy and management. Dr. Kelen has extensive experience with public health, disaster health, and infectious disease with a focus on emerging infections. He is a former president of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, Association of Academic Chairs of Emergency Medicine, the Society for Teachers of Emergency Medicine, and was elected to the National Academies of Science. Dr. Kelen received his medical degree and started his residency with the University of Toronto and completed an emergency medicine residency at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Rami R. Khoury, MD, FACEP, is chief information officer and chief operating officer of emergency department operations, Independent Emergency Physicians-PC, in Michigan. Dr. Khoury is also a staff physician with Ascension Providence Southfield-Novi campus and Henry Ford Jackson Hospital. He is an assistant clinical professor of osteopathic medicine with Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Khoury is a past president of the Michigan College of Emergency Physicians. He has a medical degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine and completed an emergency medicine residency at St. John Hospital and Medical Center in Detroit, Michigan.
Heidi C. Knowles, MD, FACEP, is emergency medicine chief of operations and medical director, John Peter Smith Hospital in Fort Worth, Texas. Dr. Knowles is an assistant professor of emergency medicine with Texas Christian University and University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine in Fort Worth, staff emergency physician at Texas Health Southlake, and EMS medical director, Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, Texas. Dr. Knowles is the ACEP representative to the Federation of State Medical Boards and served as past president of the Texas College of Emergency Physicians. She received a medical degree from the University of Texas at Houston Medical School and completed an emergency medicine residency at Memorial Hermann Hospital with the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston emergency medicine program.
2022-2023 ACEP Council Officers
Council Speaker, Melissa Wysong Costello, MD, MS, FACEP, FAEMS, is a practicing community emergency physician from Mobile, Alabama. She is the national medical director of revenue cycle and patient advocacy for Global Medical Response and has 30 years of EMS experience as a clinician and a medical director. Dr. Costello is a past president of the Alabama Chapter of ACEP and a past vice president of the Medical Association of the State of Alabama. She earned a medical degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and a Master of Science in Health Care Delivery from Arizona State University. She completed emergency medicine residency at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Council Vice-Speaker, Michael James McCrea, MD, FACEP, FAAEM is an attending physician at Mercy-Health-St. Vincent Medical Center in Toledo, Ohio, and curriculum director, Mercy St. Vincent emergency medicine residency. He is a published author of peer-reviewed research and educational materials. He held roles including staff physician, attending physician, quality director, and medical director in multiple counties with Premier Physician Services. He has served for more than a decade on ACEP task forces and committees including his current role on the educational meeting planning committee and chair of the bylaws committee. Dr. McCrea is a past president of the Ohio Chapter of ACEP and current member of its Board of Directors. He earned a medical degree at the Medical College of Ohio at Toledo and completed his emergency medicine residency at The Ohio State University Medical Center.