Emergency Medicine News
WFU EM Physicians Featured in Wire.com Magazine
James O'Neill, MD (Peds EM Fellowship Director, Assistant EM Residency Director) and Iltifat Husain, MD (EM PGY-2 Resident) were recently featured in a Wired.com article titled "Doctors Supercharge their iPads with Box" for their work integrating cloud-based technology into our emergency medicine residency program.
Hoekstra Named VP for Clinical Business Development
It is our pleasure to announce that James W. Hoekstra, MD, professor and chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, has accepted the position of Vice President for Clinical Business Development effective September 1. Dr. Hoekstra will continue to serve as Chair of Emergency Medicine.
In his new role, Dr. Hoekstra will oversee the clinical outreach components of WFBMC’s strategic planning initiatives, succeeding former vice president Robin Meter. He will help build relationships with physician practices, hospitals and health systems through expertise in the evolving health care marketplace and by coordinating strategic alliances and affiliations. He will also facilitate outreach for Wake Forest Baptist Health – Lexington Medical Center and the future Wake Forest Baptist Health – West Campus in Davie County helping to create opportunities for further system integration. Hoekstra will work with our Health System Chief Medical Officer to coordinate chief medical officer functions at current and future affiliates and outreach sites, as well as Community Physicians. He will also provide leadership to develop and sustain off-campus “product lines” including Emergency Medicine, Community Physicians, Hospitalists, Telemedicine, Urgent Care, Specialist Opportunities and Post-Acute Care to enhance Health System success. In that role he will have key relationships with clinical departments and Centers of Excellence.
Dr. Hoekstra has proven experience in expanding services and developing regional relationships. Since joining our faculty in 2003 as professor and chair, he has overseen the growth of the Department of Emergency Medicine from a faculty of 12 with 60,000 ED visits to more than 120 faculty with over 400,000 ED visits at more than nine sites, growing educational and research programs at the same time. In addition to Wake Forest Baptist services, Hoekstra’s group oversees seven emergency rooms, among them Cone Health’s four emergency departments, Wilkes Regional, Lexington Medical Center, and now Alamance Regional, in total including 90 faculty, 50 physician assistants and nurse practitioners, and more than 300,000 patient visits.
WFU EM Residency Expansion
We are excited to announce that we have received ACGME approval to expand our emerency medicine residency program to 15-positions a year starting in July 2013. Applications for the upcoming match will start to be reviewed by the residency leadership starting in October. Majority of residency interviews will occur in December and January.
Husain Quoted in NY Times
Iltifat Husain, MD, WFU EM resident and editor of the iMedicalApps website, was recently quoted in a NY Times article regarding mobile medical apps. Dr. Husain is a recognized international leader in mobile medical applications and has been an invited speaker at various prestigous academic institutions including Carnegie Mellon University. Dr. Husain has been assiting the WFU EM residency leadership with the inclusion of mobile technology into the residency training program such as the use of iPads instead of traditional printed textbooks.
Major EM Textbook has WFU Connection
The recently published 7th edition of Tintinalli's Emergency Medicine: A Comprehensive Study Guide has a Wake Forest University connection in more than one way. David Cline, MD, WFU EM faculty member and department research director, served as one of the primary editors for the textbook. Dr. Cline is also in the process of editing several other McGraw Hill textbooks including the study guide's companion text, Manual of Emergency Medicine and Just the Facts in Emergency Medicine.
Who is the physician pictured on the cover of the study guide textbook? None other than WFU EM faculty member Kim Askew, MD, who also serves as our director of undergraduate education.