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Published on November 07, 2016

James R. Roberts, MD, Receives 2016 ACEP Outstanding Contribution in Education Award

James R. Roberts, MD, FACMT, FACEP, FAAEM, CMRO, Winner of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) 2016 Award for Outstanding Contribution in Education

DARBY, PA (November 7, 2016): The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) recognized physicians for outstanding contributions to emergency medicine during the organization’s annual meeting in Las Vegas—ACEP16 Scientific Assembly—the largest gathering of emergency physicians in the country on October 16-19. The awards honor excellence across a wide range of activities, including leadership, policy, education, advocacy and research. James R. Roberts, MD, FACMT, FACEP, FAAEM, CMRO, Emergency Medicine Physician and Director of Toxicology at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, was named this year's recipient of the ACEP Outstanding Contribution in Education award. The Award for Outstanding Contribution in Education is presented to an ACEP member who has made a significant contribution to the educational aspects of the specialty.

"I am very honored to be recognized by the American College of Emergency Physicians as an educator," said Dr. Roberts. "My passion has been teaching medical students and residents, as well as providing emergency care to patients."

Dr. Roberts has been with Mercy for over 25 years and has been a guest speaker at invited grand rounds for more than 50 university medical centers and published over 80 peer reviewed articles in numerous journals, contributed chapters in 16 medical textbooks, as well as being senior editor of five textbooks, including the Roberts & Hedges, Clinical Procedures in Emergency Medicine, currently producing the seventh edition. He graduated from Lafayette College and pursued his medical degree at Thomas Jefferson University. Dr. Roberts is a member of the Directors of Medical Education and Graduate Medical Education Committee at Drexel University College of Medicine, American Academy of Emergency Medicine, American College of Emergency Physicians, American College of Medical Toxicology, American Board of Medical Toxicology and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). Dr. Roberts is a certified Medical Review Officer and a fellow in ACEP (life time), AAEM and ACMT (American College of Medical Toxicology). He is board certified in emergency medicine (ABEM/ABMS) and medical toxicology (ABMT).

"Dr. Roberts' prolific contributions to educating Emergency Physicians and Clinicians worldwide have been astounding," Anthony S. Mazzeo, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Chair of Emergency Medicine at Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital and Mercy Philadelphia Hospital, comments. "It is a very well-deserved recognition."

The physicians recognized at the meeting have made outstanding contributions to academic emergency medicine. Examples might include: advancement of emergency medicine through educational activities, truly outstanding teacher who has made a major educational impact on the specialty, development of teaching tools (books, other publications, audiovisuals, teaching approaches), outstanding role in emergency medicine resident education and dedicated commitment to and action toward high-quality emergency medicine education.

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