Dean Sam Hawgood announced the appointment of Peter Sokolove, MD, FACEP, as the new chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, effective September 1, 2013.
Dr. Sokolove is currently professor and vice chair for academic affairs in the department of emergency medicine at UC Davis. From 1999–2011, he served as director of the UC Davis Emergency Medicine Residency Program. Peter contributed to the UC Davis Health System proposal for the Delivery System Reform Incentive Program, a federal pay-for-performance initiative implemented at California’s 21 public hospitals. He also served on the Operations Committee for the UC Center for Health Quality and Innovation, a program designed to advance innovations across the five UC academic medical centers. Throughout his career, he has worked to improve the quality of emergency care through education, research, and health policy development.
Dr. Sokolove’s research focuses on improving the accuracy of injury detection among pediatric trauma patients. He has authored or co-authored more than 100 publications and research abstracts in clinical care, medical education, and health policy. He has lectured widely on a range of topics, and has been recognized with multiple national educational awards for his commitment to excellence in academic emergency medicine. He is past chair of the faculty at UC Davis School of Medicine and serves on the editorial board of Academic Emergency Medicine.
Dr. Sokolove received his BS from UCLA, and his MD from Harvard Medical School. He completed residency training in emergency medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians, where he served as California chapter president for the 2011-12 term.
Dr. Sokolove has spent the last nine months on sabbatical as a Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow, working for the Committee on Finance in the United States Senate. Peter will join UCSF on September 1, 2013, upon completion of his RWJ Fellowship.