After finishing residency in 2007, he joined a large community practice in Mansfield, Ohio, where he served as quality director and assistant medical director. In 2009, he joined the emergency medicine residency as core faculty at St. Vincent’s in Toledo, becoming the program’s director of simulation education. He became assistant program director in 2012 and has received the Attending of the Year Award from the residents.
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Dr. McCrea returned to the community as medical director of rural Wood County Hospital in Bowling Green, Ohio, from 2013 to 2014 while supervising residents in the community practice environment. In 2020, he became associate program director for the St. Vincent program.
He formally became involved with Ohio ACEP in 2010 through the chapter’s Leadership Development Academy. He has served as faculty for the written and oral board review courses and chapter authors for the Carol Rivers board review books. He is a current Ohio ACEP Board member and served two terms as chapter President. For his successful advocacy efforts on Ohio House Bill 7 for liability reform to change Ohio’s “I’m Sorry” statute, Dr. McCrea was awarded the Ohio ACEP Advocacy Award in 2019.
He began his service to national ACEP also in 2010 as an alternate Councillor for the Ohio Chapter and has served as a Councillor ever since, serving on both Council Reference and Steering Committees. For his early service to the Council, Dr. McCrea received the Council Horizon Award in 2014. Most recently, he was selected to lead the Task Force on Council Size in 2019. In addition to Council service, he also serves national ACEP on the State Legislative and Regulatory Committee and the Bylaws Committee.
Disaster Medical Sciences Award
Irving “Jake” Jacoby, MD, FACEP
Dr. Jacoby is emeritus clinical professor of emergency medicine at UC San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine and attending physician at the department of emergency medicine and hyperbaric medicine center at UCSD.
Dr. Jacoby is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. He completed an internal medicine residency at Boston City and the Peter Bent Brigham hospitals as well as an infectious disease fellowship at Brigham. He has attended in the emergency department for more than 30 years and has participated in training more than 100 emergency medicine residents. In his role as hospital emergency preparedness and response coordinator for UCSD Health for 30 years, he organized dozens of hospital emergency preparedness exercises and was involved in planning, evaluating, and/or coordinating over two dozen community and state disaster exercises.