Gene Hern, MD, MS, FACEP
Senior Module Editor, PEERcert+ Head and Neck
Gene Hern, MD, MS, FACEP, has served as the senior module editor for PEERcert+ Head and Neck since 2021. Dr. Hern is currently vice chair of education at Highland Hospital in Oakland, California. He earned his masters of science in medical ethics from the University of California Berkeley (UC Berkeley) and his doctor of medicine degree from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) as part of the combined UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical Program. He completed his emergency medicine residency at Highland Hospital, where he also served as chief resident. Dr. Hern began as faculty in 2000, and he served as the assistant residency director and residency director from 2001 to 2015. Dr. Hern’s key focus has been on curriculum development, quality improvement, remediation, and out-of-hospital care.
As a researcher, Dr. Hern has published 49 peer-reviewed articles on diverse topics, such as racial differences in out-of-hospital opiate use, factors in transitions of care, and the use of D10 in out-of-hospital hypoglycemia. He has also authored or coauthored 13 book chapters. In 2013, Dr. Hern received the Residency Director of the Year Award from the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association, and in 2014, he was honored by his peers with the Michael P. Wainscott Program Director Award from the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors for his dedication to his residents.