Dr. Jessica L. Smith to become new residency program director

July 3, 2013
Dr. Jessica L. Smith Credit: Department of Emergency Medicine

Dr. Jessica L. Smith, MD, FACEP, became the new residency program director on June 1. Dr. Smith has been a core faculty member in Emergency Medicine since 2006 and has served in many key educational roles including Assistant Program Director and Associate Program Director.  She is a nationally recognized educator, having earned the 2012 ACEP National Teaching Award and the 2013 CORD Distinguished Educator Award. 

She is joined by Dr. Robert Tubbs who has been promoted to Associate Program Director, and Dr. Jamieson (Jamie) Cohn who has been appointed as Assistant Program Director.  Dr. Tubbs is among the most dedicated and creative educators in emergency medicine. In addition to teaching the program’s emergency radiology curriculum, he has re-organized our conference series and developed an innovative visiting professorship program. He lectures prolifically and sets a high bar for the rest of our faculty.

Dr. Cohn is a 2011 graduate of the program who has shown great aptitude as a teacher and leader. He serves on the program’s recruitment and evaluation committees while simultaneously leading a key part of the intern curriculum.