Congratulations to Lynne D. Richardson, MD, FACEP, who was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in October 2016.  Election to the academy is considered one of the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine and recognizes individuals who have demonstrated outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service. Dr. Richardson currently is the department vice-chair and professor emergency medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City.

Dr. Richardson has dedicated her career to ending health disparities and improving emergency care.  Dr. Richardson began her commitment to better, fairer health care in the 1980s, doing landmark work in EMS policy at the regional and state levels. She has been leader and advocate in clinical care, education, and research to municipal, state, and federal policy. She has served as Chair of ACEP’s Public Health and Injury Prevention Committee, ACEP’s liaison to the Commission to End Health Care Disparities, and on the Advisory Committee to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Congratulations Dr. Richardson!