Bobby Kapur, M.D., M.P.H is the Chief of Emergency Medicine at Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH) in Miami, FL and was recruited in 2015 to bring transformative change in the delivery of high-quality acute patient care at one of the nation’s busiest emergency centers. Dr. Kapur is launching an academic platform with his colleagues at JMH based on clinical excellence, innovative education, translational research, and public health outreach at the Jackson Health System and the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. Dr. Kapur has published multiple peer-reviewed papers and is the senior editor for the first textbook in the field of Emergency Public Health titled Emergency Public Health: Preparedness and Response.
Dr. Kapur is an internationally known emergency physician and public health expert who previously was Associate Chief for Academic Affairs and Founding Residency Program Director in the Section of Emergency Medicine and an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM). Dr. Kapur was recruited to BCM to develop and launch the College’s Emergency Medicine residency program. Within twelve months, Dr. Kapur successfully completed BCM’s application and accreditation of the new training program. Based on his international and academic accomplishments, Dr. Kapur was appointed as the Founding Director of the Center for Globalization at Baylor College of Medicine. For two years, Dr. Kapur helped guide the College’s global initiatives and worked with the faculty, residents, and students to fulfill BCM’s mission to be an international leader in education, patient care, research, and community service. In September 2014, Dr. Kapur led a six-person team that trained nearly 1,500 people in Ebola preparedness and response in Nigeria during the middle of the epidemic in the country. Dr. Kapur was also a co-investigator on the USAID grant “Fighting Ebola: A Grand Challenge.” Prior to BCM, Dr. Kapur directed global health training programs and international projects at the Ronald Reagan Institute for Emergency Medicine at George Washington University. He has extensive experience establishing academic training programs and acute healthcare systems with partners in China, India, Latin America and the Middle East. In addition, Dr. Kapur implemented a country-wide project to improve emergency services in Turkey that trained more than 2,000 physicians providing emergency care in Turkey’s national hospitals.
Dr. Kapur received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Rice University and his Medical Doctor degree from Baylor College of Medicine. He then completed his residency in Emergency Medicine from Yale University followed by a fellowship in international emergency medicine and global health from Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard University. He also completed his Master in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Kapur has served as the Chair of the International Committee for both the American College of Emergency Physicians and the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. In June 2012, Dr. Kapur was awarded the Order of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine for his contributions to global health and emergency medicine.
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