AHN Names Dr. Girish Kapur Emergency Medicine Institute Chair

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Allegheny Health Network (AHN) today announced the appointment of Girish “Bobby” Kapur, MD, MPH, as chair of AHN’s Emergency Medicine Institute.  Dr. Kapur succeeds longtime chair Thomas Campbell, MD, MPH, who has assumed a new role as AHN’s Vice President and Medical Director of Clinician Wellness.

Dr. Kapur currently serves as the president of AHN Emergency Medicine Management, AHN’s joint venture with US Acute Care Solutions that provides emergency physician staffing for AHN’s 14 hospitals, as well as several independent hospitals across the region. He will continue to serve in that capacity in addition to his new role as institute chair.

Prior to joining AHN in 2020, Dr. Kapur served as chief of emergency medicine for the Jackson Health System in Miami. A respected educator, Dr. Kapur was the founding Residency Program director at Baylor College of Medicine from 2009-2015, and the International Emergency Medicine Fellowship director at George Washington University from 2004-2009. He also was a senior editor for the first textbook in the field of emergency public health, “Emergency Public Health: Preparedness and Response”. 

A graduate of Baylor College of Medicine, Dr. Kapur completed his emergency medicine residency at Yale School of Medicine, and his fellowship in global health at Brigham & Women’s Hospital. He also received a master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Dr. Campbell has chaired emergency medicine at AHN since 2010 and for the past three years served in a dual role as Chief Clinician Wellness Officer, an important post during the COVID-19 pandemic as caregivers needed increased access to behavioral health and other wellness resources.

“As a network, we have made significant progress in creating a culture of clinician wellness and Dr. Campbell has been a driving force behind it,” said AHN Chief Medical OfficerDonald Whiting, MD. “We look forward to the continued success of the program under his leadership and salute him for his exceptional leadership in emergency medicine and service to AHN since joining the medical staff in 1989.”

“At the same time, we are equally excited to turn the keys of our Emergency Medicine Institute over to Dr. Kapur, an outstanding clinician and physician leader who shares our patient-centered, community-focused mission,” Dr Whiting said.

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About the Allegheny Health Network:

Allegheny Health Network (AHN.org) is an integrated healthcare delivery system serving the greater Western Pennsylvania region.  The Network is composed of 14 hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers, Health + Wellness Pavilions, an employed physician organization, home and community-based health services, a research institute, and a group purchasing organization. The Network provides patients with access to a complete spectrum of advanced medical services, including nationally recognized programs for primary and emergency care, trauma care, cardiovascular disease, organ transplantation, cancer care, orthopedic surgery, neurology and neurosurgery, women’s health, diabetes, autoimmune disease and more.  AHN employs approximately 21,000 people, has more than 2,600 physicians on its medical staff and serves as a clinical campus for Drexel University College of Medicine and the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine.