Medical Expert - James W. Hoekstra, MD

Area of Expertise: Emergency Medicine - General/cardiovascular
Area of Expertise: Cardiovascular Emergencies
Area of Expertise: Chest Pain
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James W. Hoekstra, MD

Chair - Emergency Medicine

Vice President for Clinical Business Development

Hoekstra is the Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine in a university-based level-one trauma center. He wrote two books: "Handbook of Cardiovascular Emergencies" in 1996 and "Handbook of Cardiovascular Emergencies, 2nd Ed.," in 2001. He is past president of the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine and is a reviewer for JAMA, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Journal of Respiratory Diseases, and Drugs. Hoekstra also received the Annals of Emergency Medicine Outstanding Consultant Award in 1996, 1997, 2000 and 2001.


general emergencies, chest pain and cardiovascular emergencies


Brenner Children's Hospital Only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in the State
Brenner Children's Hospital at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center recently received Level I Pediatric Trauma Center status from the Verification Review Committee, an ad hoc committee of the Committee on Trauma of the American College of Surgeons. Brenner Children's Hospital is the only children's hospital in North Carolina to receive this prestigious designation.
Chair of Emergency Medicine Named Vice President for Clinical Business Development
Dr. James W. Hoekstra, chair of Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, has been named Vice President for Clinical Business Development effective September 1, 2012. Hoekstra will continue to serve as Chair of Emergency Medicine. 

Renovated Emergency Department Lobby Now Open
The lobby of Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center’s Adult Emergency Department was reopened today with a more open floor plan, additional seating, new quiet areas, improved family consultation spaces and brighter color schemes.

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