LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 15, 2016) — UK HealthCare's Dr. Christopher Doty was awarded the Joe Lex Educator Award by the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) at the 22nd annual Scientific Assembly.
The Joe Lex Educator of the Year Award is named after long-time emergency medicine educator, Dr. Joe Lex, recognizing an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to AAEM through work on educational programs. Doty, vice chair and residency director in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Kentucky, was recognized for his outstanding contributions to AAEM through his work in educational programs and serving as the co-chair of the planning committee, contributing to the success of the Scientific Assembly.
"Chris was recognized for providing leadership to our residents, helping them become better doctors in a demanding environment," said Dr. Roger Humphries, chair of the UK Department of Emergency Medicine. “He has shown tremendous success building upon educational innovations and medical trends, and this award is an apt reflection of his capabilities.”
As an associate professor of emergency medicine, Doty has been awarded numerous national teaching awards in the research interests of cognition, andragogy, residency education and acute decompensated heart failure.
“I am very pleased to have my work recognized by such an amazing organization and an inspiring group of educators,” said Doty. “The award motivates me to continue to place a strong focus on educating others to provide the best care for our patients.”
As the premier clinical conference in emergency medicine, AAEM recognizes emergency medicine as an independent specialty and is committed to its role in the advancement of emergency medicine worldwide.
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