2017 TCEP Board of Directors
Freddie Flo, MD
1. Please provide us with your medical School and Residency Program information including expected graduation dates. Also, include your current position held with a brief description of your duties.
Present Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso: Emergency Medicine Residency; Anticipated Graduation/Board Certification: 2018
Present Johns Hopkins University Carey Business School; Masters of Business Administration; Concentration: (1) Health Care Management; (2) Entrepreneurship Anticipated Graduation: 2019
2014-2015 Emergency Medicine Internship at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY
2010-2014 University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; M.D.
2007-2010 Saint John Fisher College: Bachelor of Science: Biology; Bachelor of Arts: Religious Studies (Concentration: Theology); Minor: Chemistry; Minor: Psychology; Minor: Health & Humanities
2006 Florida International University
LEADERSHIP & EDUCATIONAL INVOLVEMENT
2016-present Resident Ambassador: TTUHSC El Paso Emergency Medicine Residency
Resident Leadership: Liaison for the resident staff, nursing staff, and medical students in support of wellness, advocacy, and education. Additional responsibilities include resident professional and leadership development, medical student education, emergency medicine recruitment, and applicant selection committee.
2016-present Texas Tech House Staff Association: Emergency Medicine Liaison
2016-present Air Methods Medical Transport Nursing and Paramedic Procedural Resuscitation Training
2016-present MS1 Weekly Small Group Teaching Cases. TTUHSC Paul Foster School of Medicine.
2016-present MS1 & MS2 Medical Skills OSCE/H&P Instructor. TTUHSC Paul Foster School of Medicine.
2016-present Disaster Response Committee, El Paso, Texas: Texas Tech Health Science Center
2016-present BORSTAR: Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue; El Paso, TX Local Physician Advisor Assistant
2016-present Emergency Medical Services Track: EMS concentration at Texas Tech University Health Science Center Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program
2. Tell us about your involvement in TCEP.
I have been a member of ACEP since medical school and an active member of the Tactical Emergency Medicine Section during Residency. This would be my first leadership position as a member of TCEP since becoming a resident of Texas in 2016. I look forward to the opportunity to advocate for young physicians within our specialty and to build upon the TCEP mission at the local, state, and national level. I hope to draw upon my current and past experiences during my residency training, utilize my ongoing education and current growth within the vital field of health care administration, and apply my diverse educational background towards the biopsychosocial issues faced by both physician and patient in today’s evolving health care paradigm.
3. Convey to us your goals as a Director and what you see as the pressing issues facing Emergency Physicians in the next three years.
Given the wide breadth of knowledge required to practice Emergency Medicine, proper fundamental education surrounding complicated issues of the administrative aspect of practice is overshadowed and neglected during residency training, leaving most graduates feeling overwhelmed in their early years of practice. New graduates enter the field suffocated by political and administrative pressures without a foundation of quality metrics, core measures, and reimbursement strategy, leaving them vulnerable during this critical time in their professional evolution. I hope to develop resources, including a structured curriculum, to provide a seamless transition from resident to attending, and eventually to influential national leaders in Emergency Medicine.
4. Please provide a brief description of family, community and professional activities, and hobbies.
After recently moving down here from New York with my wife Michelle, 4-year old son Santino, and 2-year old daughter Avianna, I can proudly and confidently say that we are officially Texas lifers. We love the local El Paso community and cannot say enough good about the faculty here at Texas Tech. Our family looks forward to the wonderful years ahead of us here.
Alpha Omega Alpha Carolyn L. Kuckein Student Research Fellowship, 2011
American Osler Society William B. Bean Student Research Award, 2011
American Academy of Neurology Summer Research Award, 2011
University of Rochester School of Medicine Summer Research Fellowship, 2011
Miami Police Veterans Association Award, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012
Rotary Club of Miami: Thomas Brown McClelland Award, 2011
The Reverend John F. Murphy Award in Religious Studies, St. John Fisher College 2010
Joan Rowan Memorial Award for Community Service and Commitment to Health Care, St. John Fisher College 2010
SCHOLARSHIPS AND AWARDS
Monroe Medical Society Scholarship, 2010
Summa Cum Laude, Saint John Fisher College, 2010
St. John Fisher College Dean’s List all eligible semesters, 2007-2010
St. John Fisher Science Scholar, 2007-2010
Dorothy Day Award, 2008-2010
Christopher DiQuattro Memorial Scholarship, 2009-2010
Florida International University Dean’s List all eligible semesters, 2006
2014 Texting While Driving: Crash Course in Preventing Distractive Driving; Bishop Kearney High School, Rochester, NY
2010-2013 Reach Out to Kids Big Brother Program, Rochester, NY
2011-2012 Monroe Medical Society Liaison, URSMD Chapter of American Medical Association
Disaster Response: Local to National Organizational Relief
Financial and Operational Models of Academic and Community Emergency Departments
Financial and Operational Models of Emergency Medical Services
BORSTAR (Border Patrol Search, Trauma, and Rescue)
Battlefield Triage and Tactics: Applications to Urban EMS
National Adult Baseball Association (NABA)
Men’s Senior/Adult Baseball League of Rochester (MSBL/MABL)