James D. Mills Outstanding Contribution to Emergency Medicine Award
Thom A. Mayer, MD, FACEP
Dr. Mayer is founder of BestPractices, Inc, the medical director for the NFL Players Association, a medical director for Studer Group, clinical professor of emergency medicine at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and a senior lecturing fellow at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.
He has published over 100 peer-reviewed articles and 100 book chapters, and has edited or written 20 textbooks.
Dr. Mayer was named the ACEP Outstanding Speaker of the Year in the second year the award was given, and has twice been named ACEP’s “Over-the-Top” award winner. In sports medicine, his work at the forefront of changing concussion diagnosis and management in the NFL has changed the way in which these athletes are diagnosed and treated.