Saturday, December 1, 2012

Medical Student Council President’s Message Spotlight On Leaders in Emergency Medicine: Tom Scaletta, MD FAAEM

Tom Scaletta, MD FAAEM
Originally Published: Common Sense, November/December 2012
Original Author: Mary Calderone, MS3
AAEM/RSA Medical Student Council President

The “Spotlight On” Series re-started by Dr. Leana S. Wen, AAEM/RSA President, will be continued this year by Mary Calderone, AAEM/RSA medical student council president. The “Spotlight On” Series features interviews with leaders in emergency medicine. The seventh installment is a conversation with a leader in EM and AAEM: Dr. Tom Scaletta. Dr. Scaletta is chair and medical director for Edward Hospital ED in Naperville, IL, and served as AAEM’s president from 2006-2008.

MC: What is your current position, and how did you get to it?
Dr. Scaletta: My first job was at San Francisco General (a county hospital/trauma center). We were a division of surgery and without our own EM residency program. I did work with many brilliant UCSF