ACEP Elects New Officers


For Immediate Release
October 25, 2011
Contact:  Laura Gore
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The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) today announced the election of new officers to its board of directors during Scientific Assembly this month in San Francisco, the largest annual gathering of emergency physicians in the country. Board officers are elected to serve a one-year term.

Chair of the Board: Andy Bern, MD, FACEP

Dr. Bern of Coral Springs, Fla., is an attending physician at Delray Medical Center in Delray Beach. He was elected to the ACEP board of directors in 2007. Over the course of his 30-year membership with ACEP, Dr. Bern has served as a councilor, alternate councilor and member of the steering committee in ACEP's council. He has also served the Florida Chapter of ACEP as board member, committee chair and treasurer. Dr. Bern has chaired or been a member of national committees in six critical areas including finance, membership, education, communications, advocacy and leadership. He is the founder of ACEP’s Disaster Medicine Section and spearheaded initiatives that established membership sections and ACEP’s grant center program. Dr. Bern has written and lectured extensively on disaster topics.

Dr. Bern earned his medical degree at State University of New York at Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. He completed his emergency medicine residency at the Affiliated Hospitals of the University of Louisville, Ky., and internal medicine residency at State University of New York at Downstate Medical Center.

Vice-President: Alex Rosenau, DO, FACEP

Dr. Rosenau previously served as secretary-treasurer of ACEP and was elected to ACEP Boards in 2006 and 2009. He is past president of Pennsylvania ACEP and is the founding program director of the Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network emergency medicine residency program. Dr. Rosenau is an associate clinical professor of emergency medicine at Penn State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Penn He has served as an ACEP Councilor and on various ACEP committees, including the Steering, Bylaws and EM Practice.

Dr. Rosenau, of Allentown, Penn.,was chair of the Emergency Medicine Foundation. He is also the associate vice chair and an attending physician in the emergency department at Lehigh Valley Hospital and Health Network. Dr. Rosenau is a past recipient of U.S. Public Health Service National Health Service Corps Achievement and Commendation awards.

Dr. Rosenau received his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his residency at Botsford General Hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich.

Secretary-Treasurer: Michael Gerardi, MD, FACEP

Dr. Gerardi, of Randolph, N.J., serves on the faculty for emergency medicine at Morristown Medical Center. He is also the director of pediatric emergency medicine at Goryeb Children’s Hospital and senior vice president of Emergency Medical Associates. He was elected to ACEP’s board in 2008. He has served as chair and chair-elect of the Emergency Medicine Foundation from 2009-2011. Dr. Gerardi graduated from Georgetown University Medical School and completed his residency training at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Ga.

ACEP is a 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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