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Robert H. McCurren, IV, MD, FACEP

Regional Vice President

Education:

  • Undergraduate: Notre Dame
  • Medical School: Baylor College of Medicine 
  • Residency: University of Michigan/St. Joseph Mercy Hospital 

Board Certification: 

  • American Board of Emergency Medicine

Memberships:

  • Chairman, Difficult Airway Committee
  • Board Member, Emergency Department Practice Management Association

Additional Information:

  • Awarded Callahan Award in 2008

Which EPMG values do you identify with most?
The collaboration and leadership of EPMG managers and providers with the hospital administration and ED staff is in my mind the greatest value we provide. ED care is incredibly complex, and affecting change in the department requires extensive efforts to form trusting relationships, collaborative work and commitment with multiple parties, and a willingness to make difficult decisions.

What excites you most about the field of emergency medicine or future of healthcare?
The ED is the focal point between the outpatient and inpatient care continuum. We will continue to provide our core services of acute unscheduled care, as well as providing the healthcare system safety net. But, in the future, we are going to be integrally involved in identifying the best methods to provide care both in the ED and as an outpatient.

The person with the biggest influence in your life and why.
Baron Baptiste, yoga guru. I have attended several of his yoga seminars and, recently, a yoga teacher training. He has been such a strong influence not just because of the yoga postures, but more importantly because of his teaching on how to apply the principles of yoga to how we live our day to day lives. He teaches the importance of being honest and authentic with ourselves, our interactions with others, our communication, and in avoiding the false stories we create about our lives. I believe his teaching can help anyone achieve a happy and healthy life, if you are willing to do the hard work this requires. 

One thing most people don’t know about you.
That I practice transcendental meditation. It sounds pretty “out there,” but the practice of meditation is an amazing way to calm the mind and is, in my opinion, a great asset as an emergency physician and as a physician manager.

Your favorite recording artist or group.
Bela Fleck, the virtuoso banjo player.

Your favorite vacation.
Mountain climbing trip to the Wind River Range in Wyoming. Amazing scenic beauty, remote, great wildlife, world class mountain climbing, excellent fly-fishing for native trout.

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