John G. Wiegenstein Leadership Award
David C. Seaberg, MD, CPE, FACEP
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Dr. Seaberg graduated with a BA in chemistry from Washington University in St. Louis and attended the University of Minnesota School of Medicine. Between his second and third year of medical school, he completed a research fellowship and then went on to complete his emergency medicine residency at the University of Pittsburgh.
He launched his leadership career arc first as a research director at the University of Pittsburgh, then as residency director at the University of Florida, Jacksonville, and subsequently chair of emergency medicine at the University of Florida, Gainesville. In 2017, he became the inaugural dean at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine Chattanooga, also serving as chair of emergency medicine and senior vice president of physician integration at the Erlanger Health System.
Dr. Seaberg was elected to the ACEP Board of Directors and became President in 2011 and Chair of the Board in 2012. His servant leadership style led him to take on the challenge of helping US Acute Care Solutions reestablish the Summa Department of Emergency Medicine as chair and Executive Vice President. He has been fortunate to work with some of the most dedicated and talented emergency physicians and leaders in the world. This has helped him start six emergency medicine residencies and three departments of emergency medicine during his career.
James D. Mills Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Medicine Award
John J. Rogers, MD, CPE, FACEP
Dr. Rogers attended Ohio University on a swimming scholarship, where he studied architecture for two years. He transferred to Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, also on a swimming scholarship, and graduated with a degree in biology. He completed a surgical internship at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. He finished his surgical residency at the Medical Center of Central Georgia in Macon.
Dr. Rogers began working in emergency departments in 1979 part-time, which continued during his practice as a general/trauma surgeon. He was on the surgical faculty of Mercer University, teaching residents but also performing stem cell research, and was one of the first in the area to perform advanced laparoscopic procedures. Finding his heart belonged to emergency medicine, he began full-time emergency medicine in 1994, mainly in rural and small hospitals.
Dr. Rogers served as President of the medical staff on two occasions. He is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Bibb County Medical Society and serves as their Vice President. He is a member of the Medical Association of Georgia’s Council on Legislation and is a delegate to the Medical Association of Georgia House of Delegates. He is the current ED medical director at Coliseum Northside in Macon.