In his current role as CEO Emeritus, Dr. Curry is widely recognized as a transformational physician executive and thought leader, in the management and integration of physician practices across the care continuum transitions, of patients presenting to the emergency department and admitted to acute care hospitals nationwide. He also continues to champion the independent equitably owned physician group practice as a viable management model for hospital based physicians. He is also the founding Executive Editor of “Perspectives on the Acute Care Continuum,” a blog which provides first person perspectives of healthcare providers responsible for the integration of the medical care of patients with acute and post-acute care conditions.
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Dr. Curry has received a number of leadership awards, and has held many positions of leadership in various hospital, county, state, and national organizations. His education includes a Bachelor of Science in Biology from Stanford University, a Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree from Harvard University, and he completed his Internal Medicine residency at University of California San Francisco. Dr. Curry is board certified by the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and is a Fellow of the American College of Emergency Medicine.
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Francis L. Counselman MD, CPE, FACEP
Francis L. Counselman MD, CPE, FACEP is the Distinguished Professor of Emergency Medicine, Chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS), and a partner in Emergency Physicans of Tidewater (EPT) in Norfolk, Virginia.
Dr. Counselman completed his medical school and emergency medicine residency training at EVMS. Previously a division of family and community medicine, Dr. Counselman founded the academic department of emergency medicine at EVMS in 1992, the first academic department of emergency medicine in Virginia. He continues to serves as its Chairman.
Dr. Counselman served as Program Director of the emergency medicine residency program at EVMS from 1990 to 2010. In 2003, he received the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association (EMRA) “Residency Director of the Year Award”. In 2005, he recieved the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) “Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award”. Last year he received the medical schools most prestigious award, the “EVMS Award for Outstanding Faculty Achievement”.
Dr. Counselman has served in numerous leadership positions, including: President of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (2014 – 2015); the first emergency physican to serve as President of the Medical Staff of Sentara Hospitals Norfolk (2008 – 2009, a two hosptial, 1100 physician system); President of the Association of Academic Chairs in Emergency Medicine (2002 – 2003); President of the Norfolk Academy of Medicine (1998 – 1999); and President of the Virginia College of Emergency Physicians (1995 – 1996).