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LEADERSHIP

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Erik Hess, MD, MSc

Department Chair
Clinical Service Chief
Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Michael Ward MD, PhD, MBA

Vice Chair for Research
Director of the Research Division
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Biomedical Informatics

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Jeremy S. Boyd MD, FACEP, FPD-AEMUS

Vice Chair for Faculty Development and Mentoring
Director of the Emergency Ultrasound Division
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Angela Bailey Heidel, MD

Co-Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism (IDEA)
Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

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Tara Overbeeke, MD

Medical Director, ED Advanced Practice Providers
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

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Saralyn R. Williams, MD

Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs for VUSM
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Pediatrics

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Kendra Parekh, MD, MHPE

Vice Chair for Education
Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, VUSM
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Jim Olechna, MHA

Chief Business Officer

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Nate Miller, MD

Executive Director for Regional Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Ryan Walsh, MD

Director of Procedural Education and Training
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Tyler W. Barrett, MD, MSCI

Executive Medical Director
Professor of Emergency Medicine

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J. Christopher Champion, MD, MBA

Vice Chair for Quality and Safety
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

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Dorris E. Powell-Alexander, MD

Co-Director of Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Anti-Racism (IDEA)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine

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Blayke Gibson, MD, MBA

Medical Director of Clinical Operations, VUH
Associate Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

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R. Scott Frankenfield, MD, MMHC

Regional Director of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine

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