Posted on: July 27, 2017
Amer Z. Aldeen, MD ’02, FACEP, has been named chief medical officer by US Acute Care Solutions (USACS).
USACS Chief Executive Officer Dominic J. Bagnoli, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, said, “Dr. Aldeen has been with our company for a number of years and continues to demonstrate the finest qualities of a USACS physician. Namely, he is committed to delivering the best patient care, preserving and growing great hospital partner relationships, and he possesses an unwavering dedication to quality, clinician education and wellness. I am very proud to name Amer our Chief Medical Officer.”
Dr. Aldeen commented, “With this extraordinary opportunity I intend to ensure USACS is the industry leader in quality and cost effective services, providing for the best patient experiences. I am grateful to all my colleagues at USACS for their trust and support in this new role.”
Aldeen is currently vice chair of the National Clinical Governance Board of USACS and executive medical director of the Center for Emergency Medical Education. He previously served as ED chair and medical director from 2014 to 2016 at Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Chicago. Aldeen joined USACS from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago where he had been associate medical director and associate residency director of emergency medicine.
Aldeen graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where he received his BA in Interdisciplinary Studies with a focus on Religious Studies in 1998 and his MD degree in 2002. He completed his EM residency at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, serving as chief resident in 2006. Aldeen led the Geriatric Emergency Department Innovations team at Northwestern, where he developed protocols to improve the care of older adults in the ED. He also serves as founder and director of the Chicago Cardiac Arrest Resuscitation Education Service, which trains the Chicago Police Department in lifesaving skills. He has authored three books and multiple peer-reviewed publications, and the Amer Aldeen Junior Faculty Teaching Award at Northwestern is named after him.