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Dr. David Vega

Department of Emergency Medicine, York Hospital
1001 S. George St.

Brief Biography:

David D. Vega, MD, FAAEM, FACEP, is the Vice Chair and Associate Program Director at York Hospital in York, PA. He heads the Section of Patient Safety and Performance Improvement and directs the administrative rotation for Emergency Medicine residents. He also is an Adjunct Instructor of Biology at York College of Pennsylvania, serving as director of York College's Introduction to Emergency Medicine course. David is currently the President of the York County Medical Society and is on the board of directors of the American Academy of Emergency Medicine. He is co-editor of AAEM's, Rules of the Road for Young Emergency Physicians. Recently, Dr. Vega was appointed to the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) Standard Setting Panel for the USMLE Step 3 licensing exam, and he also serves on the Pennsylvania Medical Society's CME Committee. David completed his residency training at the York Hospital/Penn State Emergency Medicine Residency Program, where he served as Chief Resident. He is a graduate of Penn State University College of Medicine. His areas of interest include resident and student education, as well as administrative and legal aspects of Emergency Medicine.

Academic positions:

Vice Chair, York Hospital Department of Emergency Medicine, York, PA Associate Program Director, York Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program, York, PA Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Drexel University School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA Clinical Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine, Hershey, PA Adjunct Instructor of Biology, York College of Pennsylvania, York, PA

Research interests:

Administrative Emergency Medicine Performance Improvement Patient Safety

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