Dr. Slovis has received numerous teaching awards including Outstanding Speaker of the Year by the American College of Emergency Physicians, the Hal Jayne Award for Academic Excellence by the Society of Academic Emergency Medicine, and the Peter Rosen Award by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine for outstanding contributions in the area of academic leadership. He has been named Medical School Best Clinical Professor seven times, and has been awarded the title master clinical teacher by Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. In addition to his teaching activities, Dr. Slovis has authored more than 100 medical articles and 50 book chapters and has also co-authored or been an editor of three books.
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Colin C. Rorrie, Jr. Award for Excellence in Health Policy
L. Anthony Cirillo, MD, FACEP
Dr. Cirillo works as a partner at US Acute Care Solutions where he serves as the director of health policy and legislative advocacy, a position he has held for the past 14 years. He also works clinically in both Rhode Island and Connecticut and serves as the local ED medical director for the Pequot Emergency Department in Groton, Connecticut.
He served as clinical faculty at the Albany Medical Center emergency medicine residency program for three years before moving to Rhode Island. There he served as the chief of emergency medicine at the Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island in Pawtucket. In addition to his emergency department hospital leadership, Dr. Cirillo oversaw the creation of the Center for Emergency Preparedness and Response at the Rhode Island Department of Health. As the inaugural chief of the center, Dr. Cirillo and his team developed protocols and training for Rhode Island to implement a coordinated and effective statewide response system to a wide variety of public health emergencies.
Dr. Cirillo has served in numerous health policy related leadership positions within ACEP. He has served on, and chaired, ACEP’s Membership, State Legislative and Regulatory Affairs, and Federal Government Affairs Committees. He currently serves on the NEMPAC Board of Trustees and on the ACEP’s Alternative Payment Model and Single Payer Task Forces, and on the EDPMA/ACEP Joint Task Force. He is a Past President of the Rhode Island Chapter of ACEP and has been a Councilor or alternate Councilor every year since 1992, except for 2008 when he ran for public office and missed the Scientific Assembly.
Dr. Cirillo and his wife Libby live in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, and are the proud parents of Amanda (age 24), Connor (age 23), Matthew (age 21), and Trevor (age 19). They are also happy “parents” to family dogs Josh and Jenny. He is an active leader in the Boy Scouts of America and loves cooking, especially homemade craft pizzas.
Council Meritorious Service Award
James C. Mitchiner, MD, FACEP
Dr. Mitchiner is currently an attending emergency physician at both St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, Michigan, where he has practiced emergency medicine for 30 years, and at St. Joes Chelsea Hospital in Chelsea, Michigan. In addition, he has a clinical faculty appointment at the University of Michigan Medical School.