American Academy of Emergency Medicine

Thomas R. Tobin, MD MBA FAAEM

Candidate for At-Large Director

Nominated by: David A. Farcy, MD FAAEM FCCM
Membership: 2002-2018
Disclosure: Nothing to disclose at this time

  • AAEM Board of Directors 2016-2018
  • AAEM Foundation Board of Directors 2016-2018
  • Chapter Division Committee 2016-2017
  • Independent Practice Support Committee Board Liaison 2017
  • Independent Practice Support Committee Chair 2015-2016
  • Wilderness Medicine Interest Group Board Liaison 2016-2017
  • AAEM Residency Visit Speaker 2016-2017

Candidate Statement

I currently practice clinically in Washington State. I returned to my home state after completing medical school at Albany Medical College in New York and EM Residency at University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania.

I have been working on the AAEM BOD for the past two years. I am seeking election to be able to continue my work with AAEM and for all of its members. Being on the BOD and working on behalf of the members has become a deep passion for me. I am driven to protect and improve our specialty and profession.

During my time on the BOD I have been involved in many projects. I have been the chairperson for the Independent Practice Support Committee. I have been working with Society of Immunotherapy for Cancer on behalf of AAEM for the past year. Partnering with them to develop and increase education for physicians on these new breakthrough cancer therapies and the potential complications that EM physicians may see in their patients.

I have done interviews and helped write articles for national publications to further advance the key issues facing AAEM and the membership. I have been very active in Advocacy for AAEM and our specialty at the national and state level; developing relationships with key members of Congress.

There is much work left to be done and I would love to be able to continue that work. These include protecting the importance of Board Certification. In addition, fighting for each of our ability to care for patients without corporate threat or interference. Protecting the ability of each of our patients to have access to emergency medicine care by board certified and trained physicians.

Your vote is important to the democratic process of AAEM. Please vote for me so I may continue to work on your behalf within AAEM.