Blumstein Elected Officer of National Organization

March 6, 2006

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. – Howard Blumstein, M.D., medical director of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, has been elected secretary/treasurer of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine.

The academy is the specialty society of emergency medicine and has 5,000 members nationwide. The officers are responsible for the day-to-day operations of the association and can be elected to serve a maximum of two consecutive two-year terms.

Blumstein’s medical degree is from Temple University School of Medicine. He completed a residency and fellowship at the Medical College of Pennsylvania and is board certified in emergency medicine. He is an assistant professor at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.


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Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center is an academic health system comprised of North Carolina Baptist Hospital and Wake Forest University Health Sciences, which operates the university’s School of Medicine. The system comprises 1,187 acute care, psychiatric, rehabilitation and long-term care beds and is consistently ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” by U.S. News & World Report.

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