Married physician-executive; reflective, sometimes polemical writer on leadership and the transformation of medical education who aspires to hear more live music and bicycle some. At the service of his adult children, his wife and her mini-farm in Brooklyn and his 111 year-old "smart house."
Steven J. Davidson, MD, MBA, FACEP
Maimonides Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
4802 Tenth Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11219-2999
Education and Specialty Certification
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, MBA, May 1989
Emergency Medicine Residency, Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1975-1978
School of Medicine, Temple University, MD, May 1975
College of Liberal Arts, Temple University, BA, May 1971
American Board of Emergency Medicine, Diplomate, 1980; Re-certified, 1990, 1999
Practice and Related Activities
Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY, 1995-
Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine
Physician and administrative leadership of the Department and its more than 250 employees. Manage medical care, operations and finances of 100,000 annual visit Emergency Department (ED) in 700+ bed tertiary care community teaching hospital. Also manage 13,000 annual transport ambulance service as part of the department. Managing facility construction and renovation project (1995-1998) creating a 14,000 square foot department by April 1998. While recruiting ABEM/AOBEM staff, led during period of growth (1995-1999) from annual census of 54,000 to 75,000 halved patient length-of-stay and reduced per patient cost of care. Led interdisciplinary clinical group in selection and implementation of Storcomm picture archiving and communication system (PACS) with ED as beta-site for institution. Sole physician participant in hospital-wide Labor-Management Participation Project. Chair, Technology Committee. Chair, IT Standards Committee. Implemented electronic medical record, order-entry and tracking system fully integrated with the hospital’s EMR. Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine, SUNY-HSCB.
Medical College of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1978-1995
Professor of Emergency Medicine with tenure
Also, Division Chief of EMS in Department of Emergency Medicine. Medical Director, Philadelphia Fire Department (1983-1994) where developed first regional trauma transport triage criteria implemented in Pennsylvania, developed and implemented automatic defibrillator program, chaired Mayor’s EMS Task Force 1993-94 which resulted in increased support for and growth in program and initiated a quality improvement team that examined the ambulance out-of-service interval at the hospital. Also, Team Leader, Pennsylvania Local Interdisciplinary Team of the Institute for Health Care Improvement's (IHI) Interdisciplinary Professional Education Collaborative. This team developed interdisciplinary educational programs, materials and evaluation methodologies for students in medicine, nursing and health care administration in concert with IHI and three other local interdisciplinary teams from around the country. Emergency Medicine Residency Director (1979-1988).
Organized group of emergency physicians who developed cardiovascular algorithms for Informed Access System’s (sold to Access Health, which sold to HBOC, which sold to McKesson) “FirstHelp” product. Precipitated and facilitated exploratory discussions among Informed Access System, MedTrans (a division of Laidlaw, Inc.), American Medical Response (now owned by Laidlaw) regarding expansion of demand management telephone systems for integration into ambulance dispatch which led to the creation of AMR Pathways group; Consultant, Informed Access Systems, Boulder, Colorado; Consultant,
Access Health Marketing, Sacramento, California; Member, Medical Advisory Board, Care Connexions, Inc., Englewood, NJ. Physician Ambassador, Premier Inc., San Diego, CA, 2001-
Other Professional Activities
Columnist, “Leadership Outlook” in Emergency Medicine News, monthly, 4/2000-; Director, The American Board of Emergency Medicine (1986-1995); Past President, University Association for Emergency Medicine (1985-1986); Fellow, American College of Emergency Physicians; Guest Reviewer, Annals of Emergency Medicine, Academic Emergency Medicine and Prehospital and Disaster Medicine; Associate Editor, Yearbook of Emergency Medicine (1981-1999); numerous publications and presentations; including chapters on CQI in EMS in Swor, RA: Quality Management in Prehospital Care, Mosby Lifeline, 1993; and Polsky SS: Continuous Quality Improvement in EMS, ACEP 1993; Consultant, American Management Association, New York, New York. Consultant, Emerging Medical Concepts see www.emedconcepts.com
Awards and Honors
EMS Award, American College of Emergency Physicians, 1992
Physician Executive Award of Excellence, Modern Physician magazine and the American College of Physician Executives, April 2001
The mentoring and professional development of hospital-based physicians. Also, inter-disciplinary team development, systems implementation, management of operations and improvement. Also, information and telecommunications technology development, implementation and management in healthcare environments.
Technology in all forms. Have held amateur radio license K3FZT since 1964. Reading. Aphorisms (“Technology’s easy; people are hard.”/SjD). Violin music whether solo classical, swing, Irish, jazz, bluegrass or square dance tunes.