Tricia Swan, MD, MEd, FACEP, FAAP - Chair

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Dr. Swan is pleased to be able to serve as your Chair of the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Section for the next 2 years!  A little background on her, she completed her medical degree at the University of Oklahoma. Her residency training was in Pediatrics at the University of Florida-Jacksonville and then she went on to complete her fellowship training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at The Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Missouri. Dr. Swan has 12 years of experience as a clinician, educator, administrator and mentor.  Currently, she is an associate professor of Pediatric Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Florida in Gainesville.  In 2021, she became the Program Director for the Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship.

Dr. Swan’s joy and passion in the world of medicine is education, especially the translation of knowledge to care for pediatric patients in the pre-hospital setting and community emergency departments, where access to pediatric specialist may be extremely limited. For the past 8 years, she has served on the Florida College of Emergency Physicians (FCEP) pediatric committee. This committee promotes prevention of injury and works to improve the emergency care outcomes for children. The FCEP committee has organized several statewide conferences and skills labs to deliver pediatric education for healthcare providers, with a focus on reaching rural EMS providers and community emergency physicians and other health care providers.

Dr. Swan has been active in ACEP’s PEM section for many years and in 2019, she was elected to the Chair-elect position for this section.  During the past several years, she has watched our section develop, grow and benefit from the extraordinary leadership in our pediatric emergency medicine section. She had the amazing opportunity to learn from our immediate past-chair, Dr. Taryn Taylor, who led our section with strength and grace under fire during the recent pandemic.  This past October, during the ACEP Scientific Assembly in Boston, she transitioned into the Chair role, an will enthusiastically serve our section for the next 2 years.  We continue to make great strides in improving emergency care for the pediatric population. We share a voice to continue to improve the pediatric readiness of EMS and hospitals to care for children, promote education and collaborate with our colleagues in various ACEP sections. Dr. Swan is looking forward to our future and for the opportunity to continue to push forward our innovative educational strategies and advocate for the care of our pediatric patients in emergency medicine!

One of her favorite PEM resources is Don’t Forget the Bubbles!

Duties:

  • He/she may be appointed by the College President to serve as a voting member of a College Committee.
  • He/she may attend ACEP Board of Directors meetings at his own expense; and he will receive minutes of meetings of the Board, Council, Steering Committee, etc. of the College.
  • From time-to-time, section leaders may be asked by the President to attend the Board Meetings of other entities. In this case, their expenses will be paid by the College.
  • He/she shall keep the Board of Directors and Executive Director informed of Section activities via copies of correspondence, agenda, minutes of meetings, etc.
  • He/she will submit an annual report to the College President and Executive Director. This shall consist of a list of achievements and activities of the past year and goals and objectives for the coming year.
  • He/she shall submit to the Board of Directors for approval all section plans, goals, objectives, budgets and meetings before they are implemented by the Section.
  • He/she shall preside at the annual meeting of the Section and at any other meetings of the Section. In his absence, he shall assign this function to the Chair-elect.
  • He/she shall appoint Chairs and members to any standing and special committees of the Section to carry out Section activities.
  • He/she shall have the privilege of recommending to the President the appointment of Section members to Committees of the College or section members representing the interests of the College with external organizations.
  • He/she shall be a member ex officio of all standing and special committees of the Section.
  • He/she shall review all Section Grant proposals developed by their section members. Those developed section grant proposals that are determined to be appropriate for submission are then signed and submitted to the appropriate committee or task force assigned to manage the Section Grant Program.
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