September 27, 2023

Policy Pioneer Award - Cameron J. Gettel, MD

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Cameron Gettel, MD, MHS, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine, a Clinical Investigator at the Yale Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation (CORE). As an early career physician-scientist, Dr. Gettel has made several contributions to ACEP’s health policy and advocacy initiatives. His policy-related work has included leadership of ACEP’s MIPS Value Pathway (MVP) Task Force, which culminated in the development of one of just seven specialty MVPs accepted for implementation in 2023.

Dr. Gettel has also conducted research characterizing and assessing quality measurement/payment models, access to emergency care, and workforce attrition. Dr. Gettel’s other research interests and efforts include advancing the understanding of emergency department care transitions in the growing geriatric population through the identification and development of patient and caregiver-reported outcome measures, and then designing and implementing innovative care transition strategies and interventions to improve clinical outcomes. His work is funded by the NIH/NIA GEMSSTAR R03 mechanism, the NIA IMPACT Collaboratory, the Alzheimer's Association, the Emergency Medicine Foundation, the Geriatric Emergency care Applied Research (GEAR) Networks, among others. At CORE, Dr. Gettel leads work funded by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to develop the next generation of performance measures across multiple care settings.

Dr. Gettel earned his undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from Elizabethtown College and his Doctor of Medicine from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine. Most recently, he completed Emergency Medicine residency at Brown University, where he served as chief resident, and the National Clinician Scholars Program at Yale University.  

About This Award

The Policy Pioneer Award recognizes early and mid-career members who have made outstanding contributions to the College’s health policy and advocacy initiatives.

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