As the next step in a career dedicated to improving health care, Susan Sedory, MA, CAE, has assumed the role as the American College of Emergency Physicians’ (ACEP) Executive Director.
Ms. Sedory is ACEP’s fourth executive director—and first female in this position—in the College’s more than 50-year history.
“I am honored to help the passionate leaders and members of ACEP, as well as all emergency physicians, achieve their vision for the future of emergency medicine,” Ms. Sedory said.
“Each day brings new opportunities and new pressures on physicians. But when those who are most passionate about their profession and their patients find their voice and community in their professional association, the momentum to sustain positive change is powerful.
This is true now more than ever as we face the public health crisis of the century. Together, we must ensure patients, systems, policymakers and physicians have the answers and resources they need.”
Previously, Ms. Sedory was the Executive Director of the Society of Interventional Radiology from 2011 -2020, leading the association of more than 8,100 interventional radiology physicians, scientists and clinical professionals in the shared goal to optimize minimally invasive patient care.
Ms. Sedory also spent 10 years at the American Academy of Otolaryngology in various positions, including Chief Strategy Officer, and started her career as a researcher at the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders at the National Institutes of Health.
She earned her Master of Arts (Speech Science) degree at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, and her Bachelor of Science, Education (Speech Pathology) degree from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in Indiana, PA.