Two-year Term Will Include Oversight of All Chapter Operations and Activities
BRENTWOOD, Tennessee – March 27, 2018 – American Physician Partners LLC, a leader in emergency medicine and hospital medicine management services, today announced Sullivan Smith, MD, FACEP, has been elected president of the Tennessee College of Emergency Physicians (TNCEP). In his role as president, Dr. Smith, a physician with American Physician Partners (APP), will oversee operations and educational meetings, appoint committee members, represent the chapter for legislative issues, and serve on the Political Action Committee board.
“We congratulate Dr. Smith on his election as president of the Tennessee College of Emergency Physicians,” said Tony Briningstool, MD, FACEP, senior vice president and chief medical officer at APP. “Dr. Smith is an outstanding example of a transformational leader. His ability to motivate and inspire others will be a great asset to the TNCEP.”
“I am honored to be chosen to lead the Tennessee College of Emergency Physicians,” said Dr. Smith. “Our industry is rapidly changing, and I look forward to being an advocate and a unifying voice for the exceptional emergency physicians in our state.”
In addition to his appointment at TNCEP, Dr. Smith has been promoted to a new position at APP. Formerly Emergency Department Medical Director at Cookeville Regional Medical Center in Cookeville, Tennessee, his new role will include assisting with APP’s quality initiatives, including the “Champions for Sepsis” program, the Leadership Academy and EMS and pre-hospital relationships and quality protocols. He will also further the company’s ongoing relationship with the American College of Emergency Physicians. Dr. Smith will continue to work clinical shifts and will serve as Chairman Emeritus of the Emergency Department at Cookeville.
Dr. Smith received his Doctor of Medicine from the University of Tennessee, Center for Health Sciences. He completed a Family Practice residency and served as Chief Resident at the University of Tennessee Memorial Hospital in Knoxville. Dr. Smith is board certified in Emergency Medicine. In addition to his role at APP and TNCEP, Dr. Smith serves as Working Group Chair for the Governor’s Meth Task Force, is a member of the Board of Directors for the Tennessee Alliance for Drug Endangered Children, and is a member of the Medical Working Group for the National Alliance for Drug Endangered Children.
About Tennessee College of Emergency Physicians
The Tennessee College of Emergency Physicians is one of 53 chapters that are chartered by the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). It is a diverse group of practicing emergency physicians. They include academicians, private practice physicians, large group, small group, individual physicians, board certified, non-board certified, rural, urban, residents, medical students, democrats, republicans, independent, young fresh members, and older mature members.http://tncep.org