Congratulations to Dr. Teddy Harper, Saint Louis University emergency medicine senior resident, on receiving the R. R. Hannas Emergency Physician of the Year Award for 2021.
About Dr. Harper
Nominated for the R. R. Hannas Emergency Physician of the Year Award by Craig Krausz, M.D., residency program director for the emergency medicine residency program at Saint Louis University, Dr. Harper is the resident liaison for SLU's Emergency Medicine Interest Group.
Prior to his residency at SLU, Dr. Harper attended Morehouse College, Morehouse School of Medicine and the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, and was as a microbiologist at the Centers for Disease Control.
Dr. Harper is currently the vice president of MediQUES, which "mentors and facilitates educational opportunities for minority students interested in pursuing careers in medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine."
About the Emergency Physician of the Year Award
Dr. Ralston R. Hannas was a "founding father" of emergency medicine. As a past president of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP), Hannas was the co-organizer of the first ACEP Scientific Assembly in 1969. He was also chairman of the committee that founded the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) and helped start the emergency medicine residency at Northwestern University in 1973 before moving to Kansas City, MO.