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Manthey Receives Award

David Manthey, MD,  WFU EM Vice Chair of Education, has been awarded the 2014 CORD Academy for Scholarship in Education in Emergency Medicine Distinguished Educator Award in the category of Educational Leadership. Congratulations Dr. Manthey!

2014-15 EM Chief Residents Selected

The following residents were selected by EM faculty and residents to serve as the 2014-15 EM Chief Residents...Bryan Beaver, Casey Bryant, Pierce Hibma, and Derek Kunz.

WFU EM Physicians Featured in Magazine

James O'Neill, MD (Peds EM Fellowship Director) and Iltifat Husain, MD (EM Resident) were recently featured in a 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 

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.  

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.

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