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EMF Chair

Stephen H. Anderson, MD, FACEP

Born & Raised in Michigan, attended University of Michigan for undergrad, medical school, and began residency there. Finished training at University of Washington and joined the Emergency Department staff at Auburn General Hospital in south Seattle in 1986. Has practiced there going on 33 years as it grew into MultiCare Auburn Medical Center, holding positions including Chairman of Emergency Services, Stroke Care, Trauma Care, Education, Credentials Chief-of-Staff, and the first Foundation Chair for the Hospital. Devoted self to issues to make our communities healthier, being named the Physician of the Year in Seattle by the American Heart Association, Spokesperson of the Year by the American College of Emergency Physicians, and the Guardian of Emergency Medicine by the WA Chapter of ACEP, among many awards.

Over the last few years as President of the WA Chapter of ACEP, fought flawed public policies surrounding restricting access to care for State Medicaid patients, and Mental Health Boarding in ED's. Co-authored the WA State 7 Best Practices, a program many states now use as a blueprint to increase patient access, coordinate care of high utilizers, save lives and save states Medicaid costs.

In 2014 elected to the National Board of Directors of the American College of Emergency Physicians, advancing the practice of it's 39,000 members. Served as Secretary Treasurer and presently the Chair of the Board.

Joined Emergency Medicine Foundation Board of Directors in 2015, Presently EMF Chair for 2019.

All this, while still practicing at the bedside as a full time Emergency Medicine Physician.

Happily married 30 years to Kathy Anderson, one lovely daughter, Kristine.