Georgia physician to serve as ACEP’s president

The American College of Emergency Physicians distributed the following press release on October 30…

John Rogers, M.D., FACEP, of Macon, Georgia, was elected 2017-2018 president-elect of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), and will assume the presidency at next year’s meeting in San Diego, California.

“Significant changes are occurring in our nation’s health care system, and emergency medicine will continue to play a vital role,” said Dr. Rogers. “Emergency physicians are the only ones available 24/7 – no appointment necessary.  Protecting people’s access to emergency care and making sure that people have fair insurance coverage for emergency care, are two of my priorities.” 

For the past year, Dr. Rogers has served as chairman of ACEP’s Board of Directors. He is co-emergency department medical director at Coliseum Northside Hospital in Macon. He has served as chairman of the Emergency Medicine Foundation, president of the Georgia College of Emergency Physicians, Delegate to the Medical Association of Georgia, and president of his hospital medical staff. Dr. Rogers was first elected to ACEP’s Board in 2011.

“Physicians lead differently,” said Dr. Rogers. “Physicians are motivated by patient-centric principles, not politics, profit, or personal gain. We are here on this earth for a purpose, our chosen purpose: to care for the acutely ill and injured. We are here…because we care about our patients, our craft, and those who practice it.”

Dr. Rogers completed his medical degree at the University of Iowa. He did his residency in the Department of Surgery at Medical Center of Central Georgia (now Mercer University) in Macon.