Leigh Vinocur, MD
Faculty, MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety, MedStar Health
Dr. Leigh Vinocur is a board certified emergency physician and national spokesperson for the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP). She has been practicing medicine in various roles for the last 25 years as an emergency physician, a physician executive leader, industry executive and consultant as well as a national media medical expert.
Her most recent health system leadership role was as the Chief Medical Director at MedStar PromptCare, covering 15 urgent care clinics with over 100 providers treating over 150,000 patients per year throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Always passionate about delivering the safest and highest quality healthcare, Dr. Vinocur notes that over the last decade she has seen medicine shift more patients outside the hospitals’ walls, into ambulatory settings. This can create increased vulnerability for patient safety, as well as an increased potential medical legal risk by treating more serious conditions with out-patient procedures in stand alone surgery centers, free-standing emergency departments and urgent care centers. These are issues she works on as inaugural faculty member of the newly formed MedStar Institute for Quality and Safety.
Dr. Vinocur has used her medical expertise in various roles throughout healthcare and related industries. She is also currently serving as the Medical Director at US Wellness Inc., a corporate wellness company that provides risk assessment, trending and population health management. Additionally she is serving as Medical Liaison at a medical device company, BrainScope Inc., a medical neuro-technology company that is pioneering the assessment of brain injury, including concussion.
She has previously served on the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore and Louisiana State University Health Science Center, School of Medicine in Shreveport. She previously served as the Chief Medical Officer of Maven Medical Inc., a medical informatics company that delivered real-time evidence-based clinical decision-support with cost data to physicians at the time of order entry and as a Medical Director of Angel Medical Systems Inc., a medical device company with an implantable cardiac monitoring device that detects a coronary event prior to symptoms.
She also has an adjunct career in medical broadcasting. She appears regularly on national media outlets such as the Today Show, FNC, CNN and the popular syndicated Dr. Oz Show. She is a health contributor and columnist for the widely read online newspaper the Huffington Post. She developed and hosted the Dr. Leigh Vinocur Show: Health From the Outside IN on RadioMD.com. She states, “This adjunct career in medical broadcasting helps further educate the public about the importance of safe high quality medical care. And while working as an emergency physician allows me to effect change one patient at a time, when I speak on TV and radio or write about these issues, I get to effect a broader change, impacting health throughout a whole community!"
- Leadership, Professional Development, Wellness
- Health Policy (Injury Prevention, Intimate Partner Violence, Public Health)
- Operations, Finance, Health Care System Design
- Gender Bias and Discrimination Working in Medicine
- Atypical Career Paths
- Patient Safety
- Patient Experience and Satisfaction
- Biotech Industry
- Medical Broadcasting