September 27, 2023

Colin C. Rorrie, Jr., Award for Excellence in Health Policy - Jesse Pines, MD, MBA, FACEP


Jesse M. Pines MD, MBA, MSCE, is the Chief of Clinical Innovation at US Acute Care Solutions. In this role, Dr. Pines leads efforts in alternative payment models, telemedicine, research, and other innovative programs. He serves as an elected member of the USACS National Clinical Governance Board. He also serves as Director of the USACS Fellowship in Clinical Innovation. Dr. Pines is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Drexel University and a Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine at George Washington University (GW). Prior to joining USACS, Dr. Pines held several University leadership and teaching roles at GW and Penn, including serving as the Director of the Center for Healthcare Innovation & Policy Research (CHIPR) at GW and Director of GW’s Center for Health Care Quality (CHCQ). He was also the principal investigator for Urgent Matters, a program that disseminates information on best practices in emergency care.

Dr. Pines earned a bachelor's in the biological basis of behavior, a master's degree in clinical epidemiology from the University of Pennsylvania, and a medical degree and MBA from Georgetown University. He completed a residency in emergency medicine at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center and a fellowship in research at the University of Pennsylvania. He has also completed the Master Teacher Leadership Development Certificate Program at GW School of Education & Human Development.

Dr. Pines is author of more than 350 peer-reviewed publications and has seven published books. His most recent book was published by Wiley in March 2023 and is titled “Evidence-Based Emergency Care: Diagnostic Testing and Clinical Decision Rules, 3rd edition, Eds Jesse Pines, Fernanda Bellolio, Christopher Carpenter, and Ali Raja.” He has contributed to TIME magazine,, Emergency Physicians’ Monthly, Foreign Policy Magazine, MedPage Today, ACEPNow and the Wall Street Journal.

About This Award

The Colin C. Rorrie, Jr, PhD Award for Excellence in Health Policy is presented to a member who has made a significant contribution to achieving the health policy objectives of the College and/or who has demonstrated outstanding skills, talent, and commitment as an administrative or political leader. Dr. Rorrie served the College as Executive Director from 1982 to 2003 and was instrumental in encouraging and guiding the Board of Directors to develop and implement a strategic planning process with focused priority objectives. Additionally, he was instrumental in the development of ACEP's Washington office and in elevating the stature of emergency medicine's advocacy efforts. He understood the importance of ACEP's participation in a public policy agenda as it applies to emergency medicine and healthcare.

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