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Leonard Riggs - TCEP Past President
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PRESIDENTIAL PROFILE

Leonard Riggs, MD FACEP

TCEP President 1975-1976


Medical School

UT Southwestern 1968

Residency

U Tennessee Memphis 1969

Texas College of Emergency Physicians – Leadership and Contributions

OFFICER POSITIONS:

President 1975-1976
Past President 2012-2013
Board of Directors 1974-1981

COMMITTEE AND ADDITIONAL POSITIONS:

Councillor 1975-1982

American College of Emergency Physicians – Leadership & Contributions

COMMITTEE AND ADDITIONAL POSITIONS:

Councilor 1975-1982
ACEP President 1980-1981
ACEP Vice President 1980-1981
ACEP Board of Directiors 1976-1982
ACEP Representative to AMA Section Council on EMS 1979-1986
ACEP representative to ABEM 1981-1986
ACEP Weigenstein Leadership Award 1985

Comments and Reflections

The early days of TCEP were very rewarding for us even though we were struggling with recognition, reimbursement, recruiting, etc., and special bonds were formed among many of us. It is very gratifying to see the success of our specialty, and to know that our association efforts such as TCEP played some part of that. What an unbelievable story when one hears what it was like "back then," and now we have 33,000 Board certified emergency physicians currently in practice! I know that it must be difficult for the younger physicians in our specialty to even imagine what the conditions were like at that time. The recent film by EMRA does a good job of telling that journey.

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