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John Ma M.D., F.A.C.E.P.

    • Professor of Emergency Medicine School of Medicine
    • Chair Emergency Medicine School of Medicine

Dr. John Ma has served as Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine at Oregon Health & Science University since 2007. Under his leadership, the Department of Emergency Medicine has significantly expanded its faculty to staff the emergency departments at OHSU, Doernbecher Children's Hospital, Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria, Oregon, and Tuality Community Hospital in Hillsboro, Oregon. He served as President of the Professional Staff for OHSU Healthcare between 2011-13. He is the CEO and Co-Founder of OHSU's Innovative, Disruptive, Emerging Applications in Emergency Medicine (IDEA-EM). He serves as an Officer on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Ma has edited 19 reference textbooks that have been published in over 10 languages, which include Ma and Mateer's Emergency Ultrasound and Tinitnalli's Emergency Medicine reference textbooks. He has focused his research primarily on the applications of ultrasound in diagnosing injuries in trauma patients. He is the recipient of four Teacher-of-the-Year awards and the 2005 SAEM Excellence in Ultrasound Education Award.

Education

  • M.D., The George Washington Universitiy School of Medicine, Washington District of Columbia 1990
  • Residency:

    • Emergency Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WI 1994

Honors and awards

  • 2015 Named one of Portland's 2015 Top Doctors in Emergency Medicine - Portland Monthly Magazine
  • 2014 Named one of Portland's 2014 Top Doctors in Emergency Medicine - Portland Monthly Magazine
  • 2013 Named one of Portland's 2013 Top Doctors in Emergency Medicine - Portland Monthly Magazine
  • 2010 Named one of Portland's 2010 Top Doctors in Emergency Medicine - Portland Monthly Magazine
  • 2009 Healthcare's Pillar of Excellence Award for People Development - Oregon Health & Science University
  • 2009 Golden ROSE (Recognition of Service Excellence) Award - Oregon Health & Science University
  • 2009 Elected as a faculty member to Alpha Omega Alpha (Honor Medical Society)
  • 2008 Healthcare's Pillar of Excellence Award for Service Excellence Finalist - Oregon Health & Science University
  • 2005 Excellence in Ultrasound Education Award - Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • 2004 Named as an "Outstanding Consultant" - Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • 2000 Named as an "Outstanding Consultant" - Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • 1997 Named as an "Outstanding Consultant" - Annals of Emergency Medicine
  • 1995 Finalist for Best Young Investigator Award - American College of Emergency Physicians Research Forum
  • 1993 Best Presenter Award - Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
  • 1990 Student Excellence in Emergency Medicine Award - Society for Academic Emergency Medicine

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