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2020 News

Nelson Tang Named ACEP Visionary Leader

Nelson Tang

Congratulations to Nelson Tang, M.D., for receiving the 2020 American College of Emergency Physician’s (ACEP) Tactical Emergency Medicine Section Visionary Leader Award. The award recognizes visionary leaders in the field of tactical and operational medical support, including those who have spent at least 10 years in the field and have made significant contributions in policy, education, program development and direct operational support.

Tang has been a part of the tactical medicine field for nearly 25 years. His professional work in this arena encompasses the full breadth of education, mentoring, operational support and national leadership. In recognition of his impact and longitudinal contributions, Tang was appointed the inaugural vice chair for operational medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine in 2015. Prior to that, Tang established the only national Center for Law Enforcement Medicine in 2007 at The Johns Hopkins University, where he remains its chief medical officer. Tang is the program director of the longest standing tactical medicine fellowship in the country and has mentored many of the next generation of leaders in tactical medicine.

The ACEP Tactical Emergency Medicine Section Visionary Leader Award was presented to Tang during ACEP’s Scientific Assembly on October 27, 2020.


Junaid Razzak Earns Lifetime Achievement Award

Junaid Razzak, MBBS, MD, PhD

Junaid Razzak, M.B.B.S., M.D., Ph.D., professor of emergency medicine and director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Global Emergency Medicine, has received the 2020 Society of Academic Emergency Medicine’s (SAEM) Global Emergency Medicine Academy (GEMA)’s Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. This is GEMA’s highest honor, given to an “individual whose work serves as a beacon for future emergency physicians and who has put the needs of patients over self.”

Throughout his career, Razzak has helped to advance emergency care in the U.S. and across the globe – and continues to do so. His current research focuses on implementing and measuring health system innovations for enhancing access to emergency health care for vulnerable populations, especially in low- and middle-income countries. He is currently working with his alma mater, the Aga Khan University, in Karachi, Pakistan, to establish a Center of Excellence on Trauma and Emergencies.

Razzak was presented the award at the virtual SAEM Annual Meeting on Friday, May 15, 2020.