Schuur is named Lifespan’s emergency medicine chief, Brown’s emergency medicine department chair

PROVIDENCE — Lifespan and The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University have appointed Dr. Jeremiah D. Schuur physician-in-chief for emergency medicine at Lifespan and chair of the department of emergency medicine at Brown.

The appointment followed a year-long national search. Schurr will begin work in the new positions Dec. 1, replacing Dr. Brian Zink, who took a position at the University of Michigan Medical School last fall.

Schuur currently serves as chief of the division of health policy translation and vice chair of clinical affairs in the department of emergency medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He is also an associate professor of emergency medicine at Harvard Medical School.  Schuur has been at Brigham and Women’s and Harvard since 2007, rising through numerous progressively responsible leadership positions. In 2010, he earned a certificate in executive leadership from Harvard Business School.

This move will be a return to Rhode Island for Schuur, who completed his residency in emergency medicine through Brown at Rhode Island Hospital, capped by a year as chief resident and assistant instructor at the medical school.

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“It’s wonderful to have one of our residency alumni return to Brown in this important role,” said Dr. Jack A. Elias, senior vice president for health affairs and dean of medicine and biological sciences at Brown. “Dr. Schuur has distinguished himself throughout his career as a clinician teacher, researcher and mentor, which will be a tremendous benefit for our medical students and residents.”

Schuur has won many awards for excellence in research and teaching, dating back to his residency and including recent recognitions, among them the Faculty Mentorship Award for the Brigham and Women’s department of emergency medicine and the Partners in Excellence Award from Partners HealthCare System in 2016.

He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians and has held numerous committee leadership posts within the organization, including current service as co-lead of E-QUAL, a national quality improvement network that the college has created as part of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Transforming Clinical Practice Initiative.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Schuur to Lifespan, where he will undoubtedly help further our world-class emergency medicine program and our commitment to safe, timely and patient-centered care,” said Dr. Timothy J. Babineau, Lifespan president and CEO. “Dr. Schuur’s credentials speak to his dedication to clinical excellence and consistent pursuit of quality improvement.”

Rob Borkowski is a PBN staff writer. Email him at Borkowski@PBN.com.