Paul Kivela, MD, MBA, FACEP (California)
Current Professional Positions: attending physician and co–managing partner, Napa Valley Emergency Medical Group; medical director, Medic Ambulance; executive VP, chief medical officer, Newsura Insurance Services (insurance brokerage)
Internships and Residency: emergency medicine residency, LA County–UCLA Harbor
Medical Degree: MD, University of Illinois (1990)
Candidate Question Response
There are many important issues facing emergency medicine. I believe the top two issues facing ACEP members today are the constant challenge of adapting to the changing practice environment and the struggle to protect fair payment for our services.