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Jo Ellen Linder, MD

Attending Physician
Department of Emergency Medicine
Maine Medical Center
Portland, Maine

Jo Ellen Linder, MD served on the Emergency Medicine and Transitional Year Review Committees for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). As Transitional Year Review Committee Chair, she was a member of the Council of Review Committee Chairs. Dr. Linder has been a Specialist Site Surveyor for Emergency Medicine and Transitional Year programs and currently is a member of the Transitional Year Appeals Panel. For ACGME-International, Dr. Linder was a Transitional Year Site Visitor and reviewed program change requests during the year following her visit to Singapore.

Dr. Linder currently serves on the Finance and Audit Committee (FINCO) for the American Board of Medical Specialties and recently completed her term as Chair of the Committee on Certification, Sub-certification, and Maintenance of Certification (COCERT). She is a Senior Director of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM). She served for more than a decade as alternate delegate-seated at the American Medical Association House of Delegates representing the American College of Emergency Medicine and Maine Medical Association.

Dr. Linder is Director of Student Affairs in Maine Medical Center’s Department of Medical Education. In this role, she is a member of the Tufts University School of Medicine Student Affairs team and works closely with the TUSM Deans and Maine Medical Center course directors. Prior to coming to Maine, Dr. Linder held medical staff positions in Emergency Medicine in California and Minnesota while serving in various leadership roles including: Associate Dean of Administrative Affairs at the Charles R. Drew University of Medicine & Science College of Medicine in Los Angeles; Associate Director of the Center for Occupational Health at Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena; Associate Faculty at Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis; and Transitional Year Program Director and Assistant Chief of the Department of Emergency Medicine at University Medical Center in Fresno.

Dr. Linder earned BS and MD degrees from the University of Iowa, and completed residency training in Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco – Fresno campus. She holds academic appointments in two departments at Tufts University School of Medicine: Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Public Health & Community Medicine. She lives in Falmouth, Maine.

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