Bio

Bio


Peter Acker is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. He is an active member of Stanford Emergency Medicine International team, whose projects focus on emergency medicine capacity development in a number of resource-limited settings.

Dr. Acker holds an MD and an MPH from the Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He completed his emergency medicine training at the University of Chicago, where he served as chief resident. He completed a fellowship in International Emergency Medicine at Stanford University. He currently holds the rank of Clinical Instructor in the Department of Emergency Medicine and was named a Senior Fellow with the Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) at Stanford University School of Medicine.

As of July 2015, Dr. Acker has taken the role of Long Term Technical for the USAID funded Quality Health Services Project in Cambodia, and will be living and working in country for the next 1-2 years.

Clinical Focus


  • Emergency Medicine
  • International Emergency Medicine
  • Prehospital Emergency Care
  • Medical Education
  • Maternal and Obstetric Emergencies
  • Emergency Ultrasonography

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Senior Fellow, Center for Innovation in Global Health (CIGH) at Stanford University School of Medicine (2015 - Present)

Honors & Awards


  • Stanford Emergency Medicine Residency Faculty of the Year, Honorable Mention, Stanford Emergency Medicine Residency (2014-2015)
  • Chief Resident, Emergency Medicine, University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency (2012-2013)
  • Emergency Medicine Ambassador Award, University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency (2012-2013)
  • PGY-3 Resident of the Year, University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency (2012-2013)
  • Professionalism in Emergency Medicine Award, University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency (2012-2013)
  • PGY-2 Resident of the Year, University of Chicago Emergency Medicine Residency (2011-2012)

Professional Education


  • Board Certification: Emergency Medicine, American Board of Emergency Medicine (2014)
  • Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine, International Emergency Medicine (2014)
  • Residency:University of Chicago Hospitals (2013) IL
  • Medical Education:Tufts University School of Medicine (2010) MA
  • Masters in Public Health, Tufts University School of Medicine (2010)

Community and International Work


  • Emergency Medicine Education and Development, Myanmar

    Topic

    Assessing baseline EM knowledge and designing educational internvetions

    Populations Served

    All levels of healthcare professionals

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • 2014 Nepal Ambulance Service EMT Refresher Training, Nepal

    Topic

    Critical EMT refresher course

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Nepal Ambulance Service

    Populations Served

    EMT's

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    No

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

  • 2014 VPOL Course: Managing Emergencies: What Every Doctor Needs to Know, Uganda

    Topic

    Online emergency medicine skills course

    Partnering Organization(s)

    Makerere University

    Populations Served

    Medical Students

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • 2013-2016 Stanford Essential Prehospital Care Course, India

    Topic

    EMT refresher training courses

    Partnering Organization(s)

    GVK-EMRI

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    Yes

  • 2014-2019 USAID Quality Health Services Project, Cambodia

    Topic

    Improving access to emergency care services

    Partnering Organization(s)

    URC, MTI

    Location

    International

    Ongoing Project

    Yes

    Opportunities for Student Involvement

    No

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests


As part of the Stanford Emergency Medicine International Team my work has focused on emergency medicine education and capacity development in resource limited settings, including Myanmar, India, Uganda, Nepal and others. I am currently living and working in Cambodia, providing technical advice for the USAID funded Quality Health Services Project, where our work focuses on strengthening the Cambodian emergency referral system and increasing emergency skills amongst providers.

Projects


  • USAID Quality Health ServIces project in Cambodia, Stanford University, University Research Consortium

    A multifaceted project working to improve maternal and neonatal health throughout Cambodia. Our area of concentration involves creation of an integrated system for efficient identification, initial assessment and immediate care, referral and transfer of ill neonates and mothers.

    Location

    Cambodia

  • Stanford Essential Prehospital Care Course, Stanford University, University Research Consortium

    Designing and implementing a series of novel, focused EMT refresher training courses with our Indian partner GVK EMRI. These training programs are being utilized to provided updated, evidence based care training to their group of over 10,000 EMTs.

    Location

    India

Publications

All Publications


  • Efficacy of a novel two-day EMT refresher training program focused on essential EMS knowledge and skills International Summit on Emergency Medicine and Trauma Acker, P. C. 2014

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