Oct. 8 -- DENVER -- The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced that Alexander M. Rosenau, DO, FACEP, an emergency physician from Allentown, Penn., was elected president-elect during the organization's annual meeting in Denver, Colorado. He was elected by ACEP's Council to serve a one-year term and will assume ACEP's presidency at next year's meeting in Seattle.
"ACEP advocates on many levels, but our profession faces significant challenges in a cost-cutting environment amid the uncertainties of implementing the Accountable Care Act," said Dr. Rosenau. "We have work to do. Emergency medicine provides incredible value to our patients and to the health care syste. We must gain recognition for our role and we must press for medical liability reform."
Dr. Rosenau is vice chair and an attending emergency physician in the emergency department at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network. In addition, he previously served as president of Pennsylvania ACEP and is a past recipient of U.S. Public Health Service National Health Service Corps Achievement and Commendation awards.
Dr. Rosenau completed his residency in emergency medicine at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Michigan. Dr. Rosenau is the founding program director of the Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network emergency medicine residency program. He also is an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Southern Florida's Morsani College of Medicine.
ACEP is the national medical specialty society representing emergency medicine. ACEP is committed to advancing emergency care through continuing education, research and public education. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, ACEP has 53 chapters representing each state, as well as Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia. A Government Services Chapter represents emergency physicians employed by military branches and other government agencies.
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