Bio

Bio


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

Dr. Acker holds an MD and an MPH from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He also completed a fellowship in International Emergency Medicine Fellow at Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA.

Clinical Focus


  • Emergency Medicine
  • International Emergency Medicine
  • Prehospital Emergency Care
  • Medical Education

Academic Appointments


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

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

Conference Proceedings


  • 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

Presentations


  • Training of EMT Trainers Workshop: Module 3, Obstetric Emergencies

    Time Period

    1/2015 - 1/2015

    Presented To

    GVK EMRI

    Location

    Hyderabad, India

  • 1-Day Symposium on Emergency Medicine

    Time Period

    1/2015 - 1/2015

    Presented To

    University of Medicine Mandalay

    Location

    Mandalay, Myanmar

  • Anaphylaxis-Life Saving Strategies

    Time Period

    1/2015 - 1/2015

    Presented To

    Myanmar Medical Association Annual Meeting

    Location

    Taunggyi, Myanmar

  • Training of Trainers: Cambodia EMS Modular Curriculum Block 1

    Time Period

    11/2014 - 11/2014

    Presented To

    Master EMS Trainers

    Location

    Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • Procedural Ultrasound Skills

    Time Period

    10/2014 - 10/2014

    Presented To

    Stanford Ultrafest Course

    Location

    Stanford, CA

  • Hypertensive Emergencies in Pregnancy

    Time Period

    9/2014 - 9/2014

    Presented To

    Tanda Medical College Faculty

    Location

    Kangra, India

  • Training of EMT Trainers Workshop: Module 2, Medical and Cardiovascular Emergencies

    Time Period

    9/2014 - 9/2014

    Location

    Hyderabad, India

  • What Every Doctor Must Know

    Time Period

    8/2014 - 8/2014

    Presented To

    Makerere University Medical Students

    Location

    Kampala, Uganda

  • Efficacy of a Novel Two-Day EMT Refresher Training Program Focused on Essential EMS Knowledge and Skills

    Time Period

    3/2014 - 3/2014

    Presented To

    Western Regional SAEM Conference

    Location

    UC Irvine, Irvine, California

  • One-Day Symposium on an Introduction to Emergency

    Time Period

    2/2014 - 2/2014

    Presented To

    University of Medicine Yangon

    Location

    Yangon, Myanmar

  • Difficult Airway Algorithms

    Time Period

    2/2014 - 2/2014

    Presented To

    International Summit on Emergency Medicine and Trauma

    Location

    Pondicherry, India

  • IVC Ultrasonography

    Time Period

    2/2014 - 2/2014

    Presented To

    International Summit on Emergency Medicine and Trauma

    Location

    Pondicherry, India

  • What’s New in Anaphylaxis

    Time Period

    2/2014 - 2/2014

    Presented To

    International Summit on Emergency Medicine and Trauma

    Location

    Pondicherry, India

  • Evidence Based Medicine in Clinical Practice

    Time Period

    11/2013 - 11/1/2013

    Presented To

    Society for Emergency Medicine India/EMCON

    Location

    Wayanad, Kerala, India

  • Training of EMT Trainers Workshop: Module 1, Basic EMT Skills

    Time Period

    11/2013 - 11/2013

    Presented To

    GVK EMRI

    Location

    Hyderabad, India

  • Global Health Ethics and Opportunities

    Time Period

    12/2013 - 12/2013

    Presented To

    Stanford Emergency Medicine Residency

    Location

    Stanford, CA

  • Fever in the Returning Traveler

    Time Period

    4/2015 - 4/2015

    Presented To

    Stanford Wilderness Medicine Course

    Location

    Stanford, CA

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