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Louis J. Ling, MD

Senior Vice-President for Hospital-based Accreditation
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)
Chicago, IL
Professor of Emergency Medicine and Pharmacy
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, MN
lling@acgme.org


Dr. Ling is the Senior Vice President, Hospital-Based Accreditation. Previously, he was Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education at the University of Minnesota (UM), and concurrently, Chief Medical Education Officer at Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) in Minneapolis. He practiced at HCMC for 30 years, where he also directed the emergency medicine, medical toxicology, and transitional year residency programs. He was the medical director of the Hennepin Regional Poison Center for 18 years. As professor of Emergency Medicine and director of the Section of Emergency Medicine, he formed the new academic Department of Emergency Medicine at UM.

Dr. Ling was a resident member, member, and chair of the ACGME Review Committee for Emergency Medicine, and a member of the first Institutional Review Committee. He was also on the ACGME Board of Directors, where he served on the Committee on Requirements, Monitoring Committee, Policy Committee, and the Governance Committee.

As one of the first medical toxicologists in the country, he published in that field, and was an editor of three toxicology textbooks. He was also an editor of five editions of Rosen’s Emergency Medicine and two editions of Harwood-Nuss’ Clinical Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Ling has received the Distinguished Alumni Award from UM, the Waeckerle Founders Award from the Emergency Medicine Resident’s Association and the Leadership Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

Dr. Ling has served as chair of the Academic Affairs and GME Committees of the American College of Emergency Physicians, as chair of the Certification Committee of the American Association of Poison Control Centers, and as president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine. As president of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, he started the journal Academic Emergency Medicine. He helped start the Council of (EM) Residency Directors, and was on the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson Faculty Physician Scholar program, the planning committee for the Macy Conference on Emergency Medicine in the Future of American Health Care, the AMA Governing Council for the Section on Medical Schools, and was liaison to the AMA Council on Medical Education.

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