Slovis, Wrenn lauded by American Academy of Emergency MedicineMar. 10, 2016, 10:13 AM
The American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) recently recognized Corey Slovis, M.D., and Keith Wrenn, M.D., for their service and excellence in the field of Emergency Medicine.
Slovis, professor and chair of Emergency Medicine, was awarded the AAEM Peter Rosen Award, which recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions in the area of academic leadership. The award’s namesake honors a well-known founder of the field of Emergency Medicine.
“Dr. Rosen was a mentor to thousands of physicians, students, nurses and EMS providers and was everyone’s role model and unobtainable ideal,” Slovis said. “I was, and still am, in awe of him and am shocked to win the Rosen award. Although I don’t deserve it, I am keeping it proudly.”
As the founding chair of Emergency Medicine at Vanderbilt, Slovis has grown the department from six faculty members in 1992 to more than 50 today, and the department’s research program now ranks in the top 10 in National Institutes of Health funding.
Wrenn, professor and vice chair of Emergency Medicine, was named Residency Director of the Year by the AAEM for his leadership and contributions to teaching emergency physicians. This award is chosen by the AAEM Resident and Student Association based on resident evaluations.
Wrenn is Vanderbilt’s founding and only Emergency Medicine residency director and is the nation’s longest-serving residency director in the field.
“Dr. Wrenn was nominated and selected based on the overwhelming respect, admiration and affection that all of his residents have for him,” Slovis said. “Dr. Wrenn works tirelessly to meet each of his residents’ needs while demanding and expecting both academic and interpersonal excellence from each of them.”
Slovis and Wrenn have worked together since 1975 and came to Vanderbilt from Grady Memorial Hospital and Emory University in 1992.