Sundeep Ekbote, M.D., recently joined the medical staff at Monongahela Valley Hospital as director of the Emergency Department.
Dr. Ekbote earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Michigan. He completed his residency at Medical College of Pennsylvania which later became Drexel University College of Medicine.
Dr. Ekbote, who served as an assistant professor of Emergency Medicine at Temple University, provided care as an interim emergency medicine physician at hospitals in four states including California, Colorado, Hawaii and Washington. Prior to joining the medical staff at Monongahela Valley Hospital, he was affiliated with Jefferson Hospital for 15 years where during the past two years of his tenure in the Emergency Medicine Department he served as the Director of Quality.
As a specialist in emergency medicine, Dr. Ekbote is among an elite group of physicians who thrive when tackling medical issues with limited information when time may be crucial to the outcome. On any given day, he and his team of dedicated physicians and nurses diagnose and treat everything from sports sprains and influenza to heart attacks and strokes. Their skill and expertise have led to MVH earning the American Heart Association’s Mission Lifeline Bronze Receiving Quality Achievement Award for meeting specific criteria and standards of performance for the quick and appropriate treatment of people experiencing heart attacks by providing emergency procedures to re-establish blood flow to blocked arteries. MVH also earned the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association Get With the Guidelines® Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement Award, The Joint Commission’s Certification for Primary Care Stroke Center and the Women’s Choice Award® for being one of America’s Best Stroke Centers. In addition, according to Press Ganey surveys, people who received care in MVH’s Emergency Department in July 2017 ranked the hospital in the 99th percentile for overall patient satisfaction.
“In the ED, we are team of people helping people,” said Dr. Ekbote. “Every shift we see people of all ages — from babies to seniors — who present with a full spectrum of physical conditions and acute medical disorders that require immediate and acute care. We value the trust they place in us to assess their medical needs, make decisions and coordinate their care. Every day we have a tremendous impact on the health and wellbeing of our community.”
Dr. Ekbote and his wife, Dr. Seema Ekbote, who is a primary care/internal medicine physician in Bentleyville, are the parents of a teenage son and daughter.