Dr. Perina is an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Virginia School of Medicine, EMS Fellowship Director, and Division Director of Prehospital Care. She is also a Regional Quality Medical Director for the University of Virginia Health Sciences System.
Explore This IssueACEP News: Vol 30 – No 10 – October 2011
Since 1985, Dr. Perina has served as an emergency medical services medical director for rural volunteer, metropolitan county services, and air medical services in South Carolina and Virginia. She has published more than 20 chapters and articles on EMS-related issues and is coauthor of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s National Standard Medical Director’s Curriculum.
She has served on several collaborative committees between ACEP, the American Board of Emergency Medicine, and the National Association of EMS Physicians exploring physician certification in EMS, and is now leading the effort to create the first EMS certification examination with the American Board of Medical Specialties.
Daniel J. Sullivan, M.D., JD, FACEP
Colin C. Rorrie Jr. Award for Excellence in Health Policy – Presented to a member or nonmember who has made an outstanding contribution in monitoring and influencing health policy of importance to emergency medicine.
Dr. Sullivan is President and Chief Executive Officer of The Sullivan Group, a medical risk management and patient-safety organization. He is also Chairman of the Board of MEA Management LLC, an emergency medicine staffing organization with more than 300 employed emergency physicians, and an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Rush Medical College in Chicago.
Throughout his career, Dan has used his dual background to study patient safety issues and create resources to reduce medical errors and reduce risk in the practice of medicine. He has published cutting-edge research defining risk and safety issues in the practice of emergency and acute care medicine, and is a coeditor of the ACEP Risk Management textbook and teaches risk and safety nationally to emergency physicians.
Sanford H. Herman, M.D., FACEP
John A. Rupke Legacy Award – Presented to a current ACEP member for outstanding lifetime contributions to the College. The award honors John A. Rupke, M.D., one of the College’s founding members.
Dr. Herman is an emergency physician and Government Affairs Liaison for Emergency Services Network in Nashville and Tennessee Regional Medical Director for Valley Emergency Physicians Medical Group.
He began his practice of emergency medicine in 1986 and has been a member of ACEP since that time, participating actively in the Michigan, Ohio, and Tennessee chapters. He is currently the president of the Tennessee Chapter.