UofL physician named Emergency Department Director of the Year


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Royce D. Coleman, M.D., FACEP, has been named Emergency Department Director of the Year by the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) of the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and Blue Jay Consulting.

    Coleman is the Emergency Department medical director at University of Louisville Hospital and an associate professor of emergency medicine at the University of Louisville. He is a Fellow of ACEP and was honored at the ACEP Emergency Department Directors Academy in Dallas.

    “This has been a very humbling experience,” Coleman said. “The nomination was (made) without my knowledge, initiated by colleagues that I have been privileged to work with for many years.”

    Emergency medicine has been Coleman’s passion since he worked as a medical orderly in an Austin, Texas, emergency department before he became a physician. He has worked in the Emergency Department at University of Louisville Hospital since 1984 and has been the medical director for 16 years.

    “I consider the award a positive reflection on University Hospital and our Emergency Department,” he said. “The award recognizes the collaborative effort by all members of the Emergency Department and the mutual goal of quality patient care that is accomplished daily inside our Emergency Department.”

    A panel composed of appointees from EMF and Blue Jay Consulting chose the Emergency Department Director of the Year from over 70 national candidates.

    “Dr. Coleman is an outstanding physician and a valuable resource for our residents, our patients and our organization,” said Mark Pfeifer, M.D., chief medical officer at University of Louisville Hospital. “His leadership has been critical in producing the high quality and advanced patient care our Emergency Department provides.”

    Jill Scoggins is Director of Communications at UofL's Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. She has been at UofL since 2010.