September 27, 2023

James D. Mills Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Medicine Award - Andy S. Jagoda, MD, FACEP


Andy Jagoda, MD, FACEP, is Professor and Chair Emeritus of Emergency Medicine (EM) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He trained at Georgetown University and completed his emergency medicine residency in 1987. He spent 13 years in the Navy serving in Desert Shield/Desert Storm for which he received a Navy Commendation Medal for “meritorious service.” He came to Mount Sinai in 1995 and has been instrumental in building the department into one of the leading programs in the country.

Dr. Jagoda is internationally recognized for his involvement in EM education, and for his work in the area of neurologic emergencies and practice guideline development. Dr. Jagoda has been involved in the development of emergency medicine in Italy and Holland. He served on the ACEP Clinical Policies Committee from 1994-2007 and Chaired the Committee from 2003-2007. He has co-edited or authored 20 books including Rosen’s Textbook; has authored 84 peer reviewed publications and 62 book chapters. He is the Editor-in-chief of a NLM indexed monthly publication, Emergency Medicine Practice.

Dr. Jagoda is a member of the Executive Committee of the Brain Attack Coalition at the NINDS and on the advisory board of the Brain Trauma Foundation (BTF). He Chaired the Credentialing Committee for the NFL’s Airway Management Physician Program and helped establish the NFL’s Visiting Team Medical Liaison program.

Dr. Jagoda was inducted as a "Master Educator" into the Mount Sinai Institute for Medical Education in 2009; in 2011 he was presented with the NY ACEP “Physician of the Year Award”; in 2015 he received a Mount Sinai Alumni Jacobi Medallion; in 2017 he received the “Distinguished Service Award” from AACEM; and in 2018 he received the “Philanthropy Award” from SAEMF. In 2021, Dr. Jagoda received the Mount Sinai Alumni “Lifetime Achievement Award”; in 2022 he received the NY ACEP Leadership Award; and in 2023 he received the SAEM John Marx Leadership Award, and the Dr. Arthur Aufses, Jr. Career Achievement Award in Medical Education from the Mount Sinai Institute for Medical Education.

About This Award

The James D. Mills Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Medicine Award is presented to an active, life, or honorary member for significant contributions to emergency medicine. This award is named after the late James D. Mills, Jr, MD, the second president of the College. Dr. Mills practiced emergency medicine in Alexandria, Virginia, for many years, and is commonly referred to as a designer of the "Alexandria Plan" for staffing emergency facilities with full-time practitioners of emergency medicine.

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