RR Hannas Physician of the Year
Christine Sullivan, MD, FACEP, was presented the Missouri College of Emergency Physician’s R.R. Hannas Physician of the Year Award at the Annual Membership Meeting on May 5, 2016, in Springfield, Mo. She was nominated by Matthew Gratton, MD, of the UMKC School of Medicine and Truman Medical Center.
Dr. Sullivan is the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education for UMKC School of Medicine and the Designated Institutional Officer (DIO) for Truman Medical Centers. She is a graduate of University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and completed a residency in emergency medicine there in 1988. She has been on staff in a variety of positions since completing her residency.
Her list of accomplishments over her career are impressive and include: appointment to the Residency Review Committee (RRC) for Emergency Medicine, and was elected Vice President of the RRC; Chair of the Professionalism and Interpersonal and Communication Skills Milestones Remediation Taskforce for the Council of Residency Directors for Emergency Medicine; and has published numerous peer reviewed publications and has presented at national meetings.
She has provided outstanding service to both UMKC School of Medicine and Truman Medical Centers, including: Chair of Graduate Medical Education Committee, member of the Coordinating Committee, Promotions Committee, and Councils on both Evaluation and Selection. She was also voted Teacher of the Year during her time as Resident Program Director.
RR Hannas Resident of the Year
Brandon Elder, MD, was presented the Missouri College of Emergency Physician’s R.R. Hannas Resident of the Year Award at the Annual Membership Meeting on May 5, 2016, in Springfield, Mo. He was nominated on behalf of the faculty at Truman Medical Center-Hospital Hill Department of Emergency.
Dr. Elder is a graduate of University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and is currently a PGY-2 resident in the University of Missouri-Kansas City Emergency Medicine Residency. His leadership and involvement with UMKC Graduate Medical Education includes: elected to position of Emergency Medicine Chief Resident for 2016-2017; elected as a UMKC House Staff Cabinet Member; and is currently serving as a resident representative on the UMKC Graduate Medical Education Committee.
He has taken on hospital leadership roles including serving on the Truman Medical Center Joint Council on Quality Committee and the Truman Medical Center Campus Safety Committee. He has also been involved in numerous educational activities including presenting at the MO-KAN Resuscitation Academy, and serving as a simulation instructor/coach for the UMKC School of Medicine Emergency Interest Group.
Szewczyk Recognized for 30 Years of Service to MOCEP
Michael Szewczyk, MD, FACEP, was recognized at the 2016 MOCEP General Membership Meeting for 30 years of service to the MOCEP Board of Directors.
Dr. Szewczyk was first elected to the Board in 1986 and served many positions during his tenure, including:
President, 1991-1993; EPIC editor, 1993-1998; MOCEP Councilor, 1989-2005; and Secretary/Treasurer, 1998-2013.
Thank you, Dr. Szewczyk, for your dedication and contributions to MOCEP!