N.C. – May 29, 2015 – Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center
announced changing roles today for two leaders in its department of emergency medicine,
effective June 1, 2015. This change reflects the continued growth and
development of Wake Forest Baptist’s clinical business operations.
James W. Hoekstra, M.D., professor and chair, department
of emergency medicine, and vice president for clinical business development,
takes on an expanded role as vice president for network clinical affairs and
steps down as chair, department of emergency medicine. Chadwick Miller, M.D.,
executive vice chair of emergency medicine, will serve as the department’s
Hoekstra joined Wake Forest Baptist in 2003. Under his leadership,
the department of emergency medicine has developed a national reputation for
education, research and clinical care. In the region, Hoekstra has fostered unique
partnerships through relationships established between Wake Forest Baptist and
these partnerships the department of emergency medicine manages 11 emergency
departments (EDs) in North Carolina with more than 200 providers and 500,000
annual patient visits.
his new role as Vice President for Network Clinical Affairs, Hoekstra expands
his clinical business development responsibilities to include network strategic
planning, clinical program development and advancement of clinically integrated
networks. He remains a member of Wake Forest Baptist emergency medicine faculty
and is also the Chief Business Development Officer for CHESS.
earned his medical degree at the University of Michigan Medical School and
completed his residency in emergency medicine at University of Cincinnati
Miller, M.D., joined Wake Forest Baptist’s department of emergency medicine in
2003. He was promoted to executive vice chair in 2012 and also serves as director
of clinical research. As vice chair, Miller worked closely with Hoekstra to
lead the department’s education, research, administrative and clinical
missions, including its extensive regional outreach.
Miller is a nationally recognized expert whose research
focuses on advancing care for patients with cardiovascular and pulmonary
emergencies. He is the lead investigator on a clinical trial supported by the
National Institutes of Health (NIH) studying new ways to evaluate ED patients who
arrive with chest pain; co-principal investigator of the Wake Forest Prevention
and Early Treatment of Acute Lung Injury (PETAL) Network, funded by the NIH
Heart, Lung and Blood Institute; and co-director of the Critical Illness and
Injury Research and Recovery Center (CIIRRC) at Wake Forest.
Miller graduated from Youngstown State University and
Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine through a combined BS/MD
program. He completed his emergency medicine residency training at The Ohio
State University and earned a master’s degree at Wake Forest University with a
major in clinical and population translational sciences.