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Brian Burgess

Brian was raised in western Pennsylvania in the town of Beaver Falls.  After obtaining his undergraduate degree from Geneva College in 1977, he attended SUNY, Stony Brook and graduated with honors in the Physical Therapy Program in 1979.  He met his wife Terri, during PT school, and then worked in Scranton, PA for several years as a PT, Athletic Trainer and an EMT.  From 1983-87 he attended Drexel, formerly Hahnemann University School of Medicine.  His post graduate training began in Internal Medicine at Winthrop University Hospital, Long Island, NY from 1987-1990 and subsequently in Emergency Medicine at York Hospital in York, PA from 1990-1993.  Brian, his wife and four children relocated to Delaware and he joined a private practice group in Emergency Medicine, “Doctors for Emergency Service”, (DFES), at the Medical Center of Delaware, in 1993.  The name later changed to the Christiana Care Health System, CCHS.

During his years with DFES, he worked initially as clinical faculty and later as academic and research faculty.  During his early years in Delaware he was elected Secretary-Treasurer and subsequently, President of DE ACEP.  He was selected to serve two terms on the Board of Directors for DFES and as a Trustee representing Emergency Medicine for the Medical Society of DE.  He was involved in many organizational initiatives and political activities promoting Emergency Medicine both nationally and locally.  As an ACEP member, he served as a member of the Tellers and Credentials committee and was a councilor representing DE, at the ACEP Council.

Academically, he has attained the title of Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Medical College of the Thomas Jefferson University.  His current position as Assistant Residency Director of Emergency Medicine at CCHS has afforded him the privilege to mentor and teach a multitude of residents in our three residency programs at CCHS.  Brian has lectured on numerous EM topics, authored several EM articles and book chapters.  He has been a Sub-investigator on several ED research projects and has presented several abstracts and oral presentations at professional societies within the EM community. Brian served as co-chair for the regional SAEM meeting and has served as an abstract reviewer for EM society meetings. He has been the recipient of various teaching awards from CCHS.

Administratively, he continues to actively participate within the institution culminating in his election as the current President of the Medical-Dental Staff of more than 1400 physicians.  He serves as chair of the Medical Executive Committee and Medical Dental Staff Peer Review Committee.  He has been a member of the Board of Directors and a Trustee for the Christiana Care Health System.  Brian, as a board member, has served on the search committee for our most recently selected CEO.

Professionally, he was selected to become an ABEM Oral Board Examiner and has completed 14 examinations.  Over the last few years he has been promoted to Team Leader as he continues to assist with the ABEM Oral Board Examination process.

In his spare time he enjoys following current events, attending live theater, participating in activities with his children, and traveling with his wife.