June 13, 2019–Edward A. Panacek, MD, MPH,Professor of Emergency Medicine at Univ. of South Alabama

Edward A. Panacek, MD, MPH, Professor of Emergency Medicine and of Medicine
Dr. Panacek received his undergraduate education (BA) at UCLA, and his MD degree from the University of South Alabama. His postgraduate training was in Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine and Critical Care Medicine, all performed at UC Davis Medical Center and completed in 1986. From 1986, through 1992, he was an Assistant Professor of Medicine (critical care and emergency medicine) at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland. During that time, he served as Director of the Critical Care Medicine Fellowship Training Program, and of the Emergency Medicine Fellowship Program as well as the Associate Medical Director of the AirCare Helicopter Transport Service. He served as the Associate Director, and subsequently as the Acting Director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at University Hospitals of Cleveland.
In 1992, he joined the faculty at the University of California, Davis, as an Associate Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine and Medical Toxicology and the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine. He was promoted to a full professor in 1997. He also served as the Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director, from 1992 until 2000. He obtained an MPH in Epidemiology from the School of Public Health, University of California – Berkeley in 2000. From 2000-2014, he served as the Director of the Office of Clinical Trials. In 2015 he moved to the University of South Alabama, in Mobile, as new Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine. He is the medical director of the Emergency Departments in the USA Health System.
Dr. Panacek has over 300 scientific publications (over 150 original journal articles, over 50 Book Chapters and Invited Manuscripts and over 130 original research abstracts). He has served as an associate editor for two of the major journals in emergency medicine and is on the editorial board of multiple other journals. He has chaired over 12 Committees, Sections or Task forces for national professional societies and was on the Board of Directors of the Council of EM Residency Directors (CORD.) He has also chaired the Executive Committees and served as the overall Academic Principal Investigator for multiple large multi-center national and international clinical trials. He is in frequent demand as a speaker and averages over 75 lecture presentations per year. He won numerous national awards, including the prestigious 2002 “Outstanding contributions in research award” from the American College of Emergency Medicine, the “Hal Jayne Academic Excellence Award” from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine in 2012, as well as a Lifetime Achievement Award, in 2007, from the University of Maryland, for contributions in EM research.
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