Gillian Schmitz, MD, FACEP
Immediate Past President

Current Professional Positions

Associate Professor, Department of Military and Emergency Medicine, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; Vice Chair of Education, Brooke Army Medical Center; Adjunct Associate Professor, University of Texas Health, San Antonio, TX.

Internships and Residency

Emergency Medicine Residency, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC

Medical Degree

MD, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Maywood. IL (2004)

Elected to Board

2016, 2019
President-Elect 2020-21
President 2021-22


Gillian Schmitz, MD, FACEP, serves as the President of the American College of Emergency Physicians for the 2021-2022 term. 

Dr. Schmitz has served in numerous ACEP leadership positions. She is a former Chair of the Academic Affairs Committee, subcommittee Chair for the Medical Legal Committee, Chair for the Young Physicians Section, and former Board member for the Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association (EMRA). She has been a leader in the Government Services Chapter, serving as President from 2015-2016. She has also been an active member of the Texas Chapter and a Leadership and Advocacy Fellow of the Texas Chapter.

Dr. Schmitz has had an extensive career in academics and has practiced across the country as her husband was serving his military commitment in the Air Force. She served as academic faculty at Wilford Hall Medical Center, Washington Hospital Center / Georgetown University, University of California at San Diego, University of Texas San Antonio and Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC). She is currently a practicing emergency physician and Vice Chair of Education at BAMC in San Antonio, TX and an Associate Professor at the Uniformed Services University in Bethesda, MD.

Dr. Schmitz brings many years of clinical experience in urban, suburban, government, academic and free-standing emergency practice settings. She has also been involved with emergency medicine research and is a former EMF grant recipient, published author, and reviewer for several medical journals. She has been an advocate for residency training and has served as a speaker at national meetings for ACEP, EMRA, CORD and SAEM.

Dr. Schmitz has received several awards for her leadership roles including the National Early Career Faculty Award from the Academy for Women in Academic Emergency Medicine (AWAEM), EMRA’s 45 under 45 and Mentorship Award, and ACEP’s National Teaching Faculty award.


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