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Michael Gerardi Named President-Elect of the American College of Emergency Physicians

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Michael Gerardi, MD, FAAP, FACEP, was elected president-elect of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) at the organization’s annual meeting in Seattle. ACEP is the leading advocate for emergency physicians, their patients and the public.

Dr. Gerardi will serve as president-elect through October 2014 when he assumes the one-year post at the organization’s annual meeting in Chicago. Dr. Gerardi brings to the role his dedication for leadership in the fields of emergency medicine and pediatric emergency medicine and commitment to high-quality patient care, teaching, research and innovation.

“Emergency physicians care for more than 130 million patients each year, and we are playing an essential role in our health care system,” said Dr. Gerardi. “We must shift the policymaker discussion from ‘cost’ to the ‘value’ of emergency care. Also, with the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and expansion of Medicaid, there will likely be a large gap between costs and reimbursement. Therefore, we must build upon our efforts to support evolving payment methodologies that protect everyone’s access to emergency care.”

When his presidency begins, Dr. Gerardi has four goals in mind: “Ensure patients and physicians are treated fairly; educate the world of the value of emergency medicine, and its crucial role in providing timely, high-quality care 24/7/365; and to assure that our members have a long, enjoyable career.”

Dr. Gerardi is an emergency physician and faculty member in the department of emergency medicine at Morristown (N.J.) Medical Center. He also is senior vice president for Emergency Medical Associates, an emergency physician practice management group. In addition, Dr. Gerardi has served for nearly 15 years as director of pediatric emergency medicine at Morristown Medical Center’s Goryeb Children’s Hospital. He is an associate professor of emergency medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York City. For the past five years, he has served as a member of ACEP’s board of directors. Dr. Gerardi also is a long-standing member of ACEP’s New Jersey Chapter, having served as treasurer, secretary and president.

Dr. Gerardi earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, D.C., completed combined residencies in internal medicine and pediatrics at Emory University in Atlanta, and is board-certified in emergency medicine, internal medicine and pediatric emergency medicine. Dr. Gerardi was active duty in the United States Air Force from 1989-1993 and was an attending emergency physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Wilford Hall USAF Medical Center in San Antonio and also served as a flight surgeon.

He lives in Hackettstown with his wife Lisa and has three adult children. 

About Emergency Medical Associates
Emergency Medical Associates (EMA), headquartered in Parsippany, N.J., is a medical practice that specializes in emergency, hospitalist and urgent care medicine. Dedicated to providing exceptional solutions for the measurable success of our hospital partners, EMA is recognized for clinical excellence, quality service and sustained improved patient satisfaction. For more information, visit www.ema.net.

About the American College of Emergency Physicians
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) is the oldest and largest national medical specialty organization representing physicians who practice emergency medicine. With more than 32,000 members, ACEP is the leading continuing education source for emergency physicians and the primary information resource on developments in the specialty.

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