Paul D. Kivela, MD, MBA, FACEP, President-Elect
Current Professional Position: Managing Partner, Napa Valley Emergency Medical Group, Napa, Calif.; Medical Director, Medic Ambulance, Vallejo, Calif.
Residency: Emergency Medicine Residency, UCLA
Year elected to Board: 2010, 2013
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Bio: Dr. Kivela is managing partner of the Napa Valley Emergency Medical Group in California. He is also medical director of Medic Ambulance and currently serves on the board of the Queen of the Valley Medical Center. He is former president of the Napa County Medical Association.
Dr. Kivela has been actively involved in the ACEP council for more than 15 years and has worked with the Reimbursement Committee on fair payment issues and has been an ACEP councilor or alternate since 1994. On the state level, he has served as president of the California chapter of ACEP. On the national level, he has served as chair of the ACEP state legislation and regulatory committee for the past three years.
Dr. Kivela is a graduate of the University of Illinois where he also earned his medical degree. He completed his emergency medicine residency at UCLA. He received his MBA at the University of Tennessee.