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Dr. Scott Felten Named Residency-Research Director for EMP/EPMG

February 3, 2010

Dr. Scott Felten named Residency - Research Director for EMP/EPMG


We are pleased to announce that Scott Felten, MD, FACEP, has been chosen to assume the role of Residency and Research Director for EMP and EPMG Medical Groups.  The chief objective for this position is to facilitate collaboration in resident education and research among the seven Emergency Medicine Residency programs which EMP and EPMG currently directly manage or with whom we have a strong teaching affiliation.


Dr. Felten received his MD from the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha and  completed his Emergency Medicine residency at Akron General Medical Center in 2000 serving as chief resident his third year.  His career has focused on teaching and educating from the start, as he assumed the position of Associate Residency Director at Akron General immediately after graduation.  He has been actively involved with the Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine (NEOUCOM) where he served as an Assistant Professor of Medicine.  He participated in many ACEP activities at the state and national levels, serving on the Ohio ACEP Board of Directors, Councilor for National ACEP, and National ACEP Bylaws Committee member.


Dr. Felten has worked for EMP since 1999 and currently serves as the EMP Liaison for the Emergency Medicine Residency Program at the University of Oklahoma where he is faculty. He serves on the Emergency Medicine Program Committee and will become an ABEM oral board examiner in the fall of 2010.  He is also a member of the Trauma Emergency Center Peer Review Committee. He has published in Academic Emergency Medicine, eMedicine, and anticipates his first book chapter is to be published later this year.


Dr. Felten is married to Dr. Kimberly Felten, who serves as Medical Director of Saint Francis Hospital Emergency Department in Tulsa. He enjoys the outdoors and travel as well as time with his family and two children. He recently traveled to St. Petersburg, Russia with Team USA at the Martial Arts Olympics where he acted as team physician.


Regarding his new role in EMP as the Residency and Research Director, Dr. Felten stated, "I feel this position will help with the company's goal to be the best in emergency medicine. At times the academic community feels a sense of detachment from what some consider corporate emergency medicine. This is a myth that I want to dispel and a gap I hope to bridge.  (We are) leaders in emergency medicine and I feel strongly that we can leave an even larger mark on the academic community as well."


"Using the talent and resources that EMP has to offer, we can reach out to residents and medical students even further than what we have done in the past. Using our massive data base, we can generate a practical type of evidence based medicine that will help guide the clinical practice of our specialty. I will bring the residencies associated with our current sites closer together and help share ideas and provide support that will improve their educational endeavors.


My goal is a position with EMP to be the envy of all graduating residents in the country. The best and the brightest belong with our company as they are the future of our specialty."


EMP and EPMG warmly welcome Dr. Felten Felten to his new role. You may reach him at sfelten@emp.com.

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