He has served as Associate Editor-In-Chief of Emergency Medicine since 2006, taught annually at the ACEP EMF/Teaching Fellowship since 2004, given numerious grand rounds and visiting professorships across the United States, and authored over 100 peer-reviewed articles and textbook chapters. Dr. Counselman also serves as a Reviewer for Annals of Emergency Medicine and the American Journal of Emergency Medicine. He is currently an Associate Editor for Clinical Decision Support: Emergency Medicine.
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Dr. Counselman currently lives in Norfolk, Virginia with his loving and supportive wife of 30 years, Liz. They have two dogs; Lilly the sweet one and Rocket, the slightly crazy one.
Colin C. Rorrie, Jr. Award for Excellence in Health Policy
Nathan R. Schlicher, MD, JD, FACEP
Nathan R. Schlicher, MD, JD, FACEP, currently works at St. Joseph’s Medical Center, and lives in Gig Harbor with his wife Dr. Jessica Schlicher, and their three children (David, Juliette, and Henry). He serves as the Regional Director of Quality Assurance for the emergency departments of the Franciscan Health System and the Associate Director of the TeamHealth Patient Safety Organization. He attended law school and then medical school at the University of Washington before completing an EM residency at Wright State in Dayton Ohio. He recently completed his Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Health Care. He is board certified in emergency medicine.
As Legislative Affairs Chairman of the Washington State Chapter of Emergency Physicians, Nathan spearheaded the “ER for Emergencies” program to replace the State’s plan to deny ER services to Medicaid Patients. Nathan’s leadership in this effort will save the state $31 million per year by making better health care. He created and has edited four editions of a textbook on the importance of advocacy by physicians, “The Emergency Medicine Advocacy Handbook.” He currently serves as the Secretary-Treasurer of the Washington State Medical Association and is the Past President of the Washington Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians. He has previously served as Legislative Advisor on the Board of Directors of the Emergency Medicine Residents’ Association. He also spent a year in the Washington State Senate, representing the 26th District. He continues to work with interested parties on health policy topics including renewed focus on the opiate and mental health crises affecting the state.
He has been recognized for his leadership multiple times including the South Sound Business Journal’s 40 under 40 Award, Washington State Chapter of the American College of Emergency Physicians Guardian of Emergency Medicine Award, Pacific Lutheran University Outstanding Recent Alumni Award, and the American Medical Associations Leadership in Excellence Award.